Opening Message: Strength in Numbers
There is strength in numbers. There is strength when we focus on a task or goal as a unified front. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes trust and shared goals to move anything from good to great. We have seen and experienced the strength of our community, school, students, and staff when we come together to celebrate and embrace our culture and values. On the field, stage, or classroom- we support and encourage our students to use their talents and skills to compete and perform.
Chardon is our home. Chardon is our community. We are proud of where we are from and will always demonstrate our strength, and commitment to leave our school and community better than when we found it.
We have experienced such a great start to the school year as noted by the countless words expressed in the Week in Reflection this year. We have experienced the greatest fall athletic season as whole this year! Our cross country runners have followed the treasured traditions of Chardon runners and surpassed personal and coach goals for the year! The boys XC is heading to the state meet this weekend! Our volleyball team experienced a storybook season part II! Our Tennis, Golf, and Soccer programs all had winning seasons moving through the post season. Tonight, our football team continues their historic run in week 2 of the playoffs.
With all of these victories, our students maintained a 3.23 GPA, and were involved in countless service opportunities.
With all of these victories, we have taken a lot of time to work through routines, traditions, and expectations with our students. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, our continued focus on leading students to be prepared for any barrier they may face takes all of us: Families, Friends, and Faculty.
Let's all take time this weekend to remind our children how much we love them, support them, and care for their well-being. In the same tone, I will be first to say how much I care for the countless sacrifices that our teachers and staff members provide for our students.
Our strength comes from the smile, respect, and positivity that we experience with moving our students throughout their high school experience. Together, we remain strong. Let's climb this mountain together as Hilltoppers!
The Schedule for Next Week (Regular Schedule)
Fall Play: Puffs
You might be familiar with the story of a certain boy wizard who went off to wizarding school and ultimately saved the entire wizarding world. Well, this isn't a story about him. Instead, it is about the Puffs who are a house of very loyal and very extraordinarily ordinary wizards.
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic is a Potter-inspired comedy exploring the world of these oftentimes forgotten supporting characters. We get to meet three new heroes, their fellow Puffs, some familiar faces, and some new ones. We follow their epic journey to both familiar and unfamiliar places, and discover something about ourselves along the way. Ultimately, we all have a little bit of Puff in us, whether it is our awkwardness, our forgetfulness, our desire to work hard, our love of our friends and family, or the fact that we have a minor obsession with badgers.
Please come join us for a journey through the wizarding world of the Puffs. We promise you'll laugh, cry, and find some truly awesome, badger-loving friends along the way!
Online ticket sales - 11/3/22 through 11/13/22
In-Person Ticket Sales
At the Door:
Student Tickets - $5
Adult Tickets - $10
Art Piece of the Week
Great Season! Chardon Volleyball
45-5 over two seasons.
Reflect on that. No words can even describe that number in Division 1 volleyball in Northeast Ohio. The Western Reserve Conference is tough enough on paper. To make it to the Regional Semi-finals at this level is unbelievable to process. However, for this family, it is where they expect to be. Although our girls fought, and were relentless in every set---the final point didn't fall for the Hilltoppers.
As a principal, I could not demonstrate enough gratitude for the sacrifices of our coaches, and every single athlete starting with the pre-season workouts, canoe trips, two-a-days, college camps, hours of practice, scrimmages, and games. From the motivation prior to the season to build their family---to the haunted houses, and pumpkin carving...our girls are special.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Vote for Emma McCartney for Ohio Varsity Player of the Year!
Click on the image to vote for Emma today! Today is the last day to vote!
Friday Night Highlights
Playoff Football Week II is Here!
Chardon v. Geneva
Chardon Memorial Field 7:00 pm
Gates open 5:45
TICKET LINK: ohsaa.org/tickets Click Football, Division 3 Region 9
This is an OHSAA playoff game. As such, no passes (Chardon family passes/WRC passes) can be accepted. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE. NO CASH TICKET SALES PERMITTED. All spectators, including seniors, must have a ticket. Children 5 and under free. Student tickets are $8 each; adult tickets are $10 each.
State Qualifying Chardon Hilltopper Boys Cross Country Team!
2022 Cross Country State Championships (Click Cross Country)
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
Dance Team Tryouts!
New York City Trip
2023 New York City Latino Experience Tour
April 20-22, 2023
¡Hola! Join our 2023 Latino-themed Spanish Trip to New York City this Spring! The Trip is open to ALL 9-12th CHS Grade Spanish Students!
This is an amazing opportunity to experience all of the cultural highlights and landmarks that make the ¨Big Apple¨ so exciting. Check out the Tour Website for more information.
Contact Mrs. (Señora) Kristen Niedzwiecki w/ Questions
2023 CHS New York City Latino Experience Itinerary & Information
Junior Executive Council Message
Please see the flyer that was sent to me by the Junior Class Executive Officers regarding a committee that is being organized this December.
Resources for Families
Join us for our November After Prom Meeting on 11/9
Our next After Prom meeting will be this Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm in the CHS Media Center. We will be discussing basketball concessions and plans for 2023. Hope to see you there.
We still are in need of a few concession volunteers for tonight's playoff game. Click here to sign up! All proceeds from concession sales benefit CHS students. Your support is greatly appreciated.
It was a really late night spending over 18 hours engaged in school and student activities. Please enjoy this weather, and have a beautiful weekend with family and friends!
Douglas Murray, Principal