The Week in Reflection: 9/2
Valuing Hard Work
Work is one of the greatest ways that we can give back to our community, state, country, and the world. What we do can be looked through various lenses. Regardless of our perspective, our work matters. This Monday we take time to pause our 'work' as a simple reminder of the value of our contributions. More importantly, Labor Day is an opportunity to spend quality time with our family.
It has been warm lately, but soon we will see the change of scenery and be reminded how short summer is in Northeast Ohio. Yet, for most people in Chardon, we become acclimated to the upcoming season and shortened days. We remember that this is nature's way of nurturing itself after a long year. After the last year and a half, we could all appreciate a change in scenery.
This is a perfect time for each of us to remember the simple things in life: Faith, Family, and Friends. For many people in Chardon, these reminders come in all shapes and sizes. They emulate stories, memories, and a reminder of how short our time can be with people.
Faith can remind us of our own humanity, or even trusting another person. Having faith gives us a sense of hope and optimism in demonstrating our dignity to all people. The new season can provide us the opportunity to rekindle our belief and hope in humanity by the actions and responses that we demonstrate to others.
Family is the root of our own autonomy. Growing up, we depend so much on our own parents and relatives to nurture and guide us through good and bad times. As we get older, we begin to develop independence from our family and we begin to gain--and sometimes-- lose their trust. CHS students aren't immune to these changes. We value that every student has their own story, values, and routines ---but what is essential is that our children take the time to recognize the importance of how family time allows for their independence to guide their choices and behaviors.
Friends are essential to our development regardless of our age. We value the beauty of authentic communication that allows us to grow in our abilities in and out of school. Technology is a wonderful tool that allows us to communicate. It can become a double-edged sword in our ability to develop meaningful and long lasting relationships. Sending a quick message may suffice for a moment, but what interconnects us as humans is our ability to talk, share, and think in meaningful discussions.
Transitioning to school life: Faith, Family, and Friends can connect us to a bigger story; a community. I am proud to see how our community has grown and transformed our values into something bigger than words on paper. As we quickly move into this new season, seize the opportunities to spend more time with the simple things in life...because we all are experiencing how life goes in the fast-lane.
Be You, Be Kind, Be the reason someone smiles today.
The Schedule for Next Week
Monday- OFF (Labor Day)
Tuesday- White Day Schedule
Wednesday- Red Day Schedule (Meet the Teacher Night)
Thursday- Black Day Schedule
Friday- White Day Schedule
Meet the Teacher Night
Homecoming 2022: Grades 9-12
Chardon High School Hollywood Theme:
Saturday, September 17th at 7:00- 10:30 PM
CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL
151 Chardon Avenue, Chardon, OH 44024
Event Policy: EXPECTED STUDENT BEHAVIOR Students will follow all applicable school rules as outlined in the CHS Student Handbook. Students will show respect and be courteous towards all students, faculty, and chaperones. Sexually explicit/provocative dancing is strictly prohibited. No excessive public displays of affection. Any student or guest suspected of being under the influence of any controlled substance, or in possession of tobacco or any controlled substance, is subject to removal from the dance, emergency expulsion, and criminal prosecution. No 8th graders or guests over the age of 20 may attend the dance. CONSEQUENCES Students violating the CHS Dance Code of Conduct will be given one verbal warning. With their second warning, they will be asked to leave the dance. There will be no refunds given for students asked to leave before the end of the dance. Removal from the dance may affect future school disciplinary action, and/or school dance privileges.
Dance Guest Form (ALL NON CHS GUESTS)
9-12 students--Your Student ID is your passcode
Tickets are on SALE beginning on Friday, September 2 (7:00 AM)-September 16 (2:40 PM). No tickets are sold after those hours--nor at the door.
Read this document online.
Executive Student Council Presents-Spirit Week Themes: September 12-16
CHS Principal Podcast: Season 4, Episode 3: Meet the Senior Executive Student Council
Science Labs of the Week
The students in STEM are beginning to build CO2 Dragsters that will also secure an egg while they travel down the dragstrip!
AP Environmental Science participated in a Biome Gallery walk. The goal of this project is for students to describe the global distribution and principal environmental aspects of terrestrial and aquatic biomes. In teams of two, students created posters that included features of the biomes such as climate, location, biodiversity, organismal interactions and human impacts. Students then utilized these posters to document the main features of the earth's biomes.
Honors Biology class began the Bubble survivorship lab. This lab not only allows the students to review the steps of the scientific method, but it is also an opportunity for them to examine the relationship between parental care and organismal survivorship. Students will analyze the data using statistical formulas and graphing and determine whether or not their hypotheses were supported.
Art Pieces of the Week
Yearbook News: Senior Tributes
The 2021-2022 Yearbooks are in. Please give the Yearbook staff some time to sort through all of them and prepare them for distribution.
Pre-order a 2022-2023 Yearbook
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for senior pictures are Friday, JANUARY 27, 2023
Requirements for your senior picture:
Submitting your senior picture:
Note: Digital submissions are much preferred and strongly recommended in order to preserve quality of the photos.
Welcome to Chardon Science Olympiad 2022-23!
Is your student interested in science, technology, engineering, or math?
Science Olympiad is a National Competition Program for Middle and High School students. Teams of up to 15 students compete in 23 events throughout a competition day.
For over two decades, Chardon Middle School and Chardon High School teams have consistently placed well in our Regional and State competitions! They prepare for competition starting early in the school year, and compete in several tournaments on Saturdays during the January through April competition season.
To learn more:
Attend the September 14 Open House!
Chardon SO Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chardon SO Website: https://www.chardonso.org/
National SO Website: https://www.soinc.org/
State SO Website: https://ohso.osu.edu
FREE Sprint Classes
Auburn Adult Workforce is offering FREE Sprint Classes this fall for High School Students 16 years or older. These classes are 40 hours, afterschool and offer a credential from 1 point to 12 points. These classes are first come, first serve. Auburn Adult Workforce may offer additional courses next semester depending on funding. (The value of these courses range between $450-$1000).
Students can Register ONLINE by choosing this link:
**This link is on the Auburn Career Center Website under Adult Programs....students will choose the FREE Classes Option at the bottom of the program page
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Friday Night Photos
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Volunteer with CHS After Prom
In addition to hosting our annual After Prom event, our organization funds scholarships and other high school activities benefiting students and teachers.
Our programs are funded through concession sales at CHS football, soccer and basketball games. We rely solely on parent volunteers to help sell concessions and assist with the planning and execution of our After Prom event each May.
Come and be part of the fun! Our next After Prom Meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 pm in the CHS Media Center.
We are in immediate need of many concession volunteers for Sept. 2 & 3. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544aba728a0f49-football1
Your support is GREATLY APPRECIATED! Have questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Marijana Benjamin & Michelle Fisher
Family Reference Guide
Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
Week in Reflection: This is the Weekly Publication for Parents/Students/Staff
Chardon High School: Program of Study
Chardon High School Bell Schedule; Google Document of our bell schedule
Chardon High School Student Handbook
Teacher Resources for CHS Students
Student Acceptable Use Policy (All Students Must Sign)
Chardon High School Google Calendar
Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal
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