Notes from the Middle
August 25, 2023
Chardon Middle School
Principal - Mr. Adam Tomco
Asst. Principal - Ms. Tracy Paroubek
School Nurse - Mrs. Jennifer Trittschuh
Secretary - Mrs. Diana Norris
Building Clerk - Mrs. Dana Shutty
Clerical Assistant - Mrs. Elaine Cressman
Library/Technology - Mrs. Nancy McFaul
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-285-4062
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We ALMOST completed our first FULL week of school. I hope everyone in the Chardon community stayed safe last night and did not sustain any major damage from the severe weather.
VESTIBULE-ITEM DROP OFF
The picture below shows our new system for dropping off items for your student(s) during the school day. Upon arrival, use the intercom system to notify the office of your visit. You will then be "buzzed" into the school. Fill out the small slip of paper, Student Name:, Grade:, and place the item in the proper bin. The office will ensure your child receives the item in a timely manner. Having the new vestibule allows visitors to enter the lobby which is closed off from the rest of the school by a set of locked doors.
MAP and OST REPORTS
I was very impressed with the effort from our students this past week during MAP testing. Once makeups are complete, the office will print the reports and send home both the most recent MAP scores as well as their Ohio State Test Family Report with students in an envelope.
Next week, we have a four-day week, and a four-day weekend. Enjoy your extended weekend.
The club will start practice, on September 11, every Monday and Wednesday from 2:40-4:30. This year they will be performing, "Rats! The Story of the Pied Piper." We will limit the registration to 40 members and the club fee is $85.00. To register your student, please complete the Google Form below. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served process. If you have any questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars now, the final performance will be on Tuesday, November 21.
Let the SHOW BEGIN!
PICTURE DAY-TUESDAY AUGUST 29
School Code: 99631
Science Olympiad is starting our season and we want YOU to compete!
What is Science Olympiad?
●Rigorous academic program with 23 events per division
● A portion of the events rotate each to reflect the changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, engineering, and technology
●1 team = 15 students to cover all 23 events
○Multiple teams per school allowed until State Tournament
●Soinc.org is the national website with all the information
Any 5-7th grader with a love or curiosity for all disciplines of science. We have events for everyone!
We study October-January, compete through February, and then study until States in April at Ohio State University.
Please come to our Open House on September 6, @ 6:00 PM in the CMS cafeteria and LGIR.
QUESTIONS: email email@example.com
CARDIAC SCREENINGS FOR STUDENTS AGES 12+
Did you know a discounted ($79) cardiac screening is available to all students ages 12+ on Sept. 5 at Chardon High School? The District has a long-standing partnership with the non-profit MCORE Foundation to offer this opportunity each school year. A few appointments are still available! Pre-registration is required.
Notes for Newsletter Developer:
Link to: https://bit.ly/cardiacscreensept23
Runtime: Week of Aug. 21 & Aug. 28
K-12 MONTHLY PLEDGE CONTEST
Student Leadership Opportunity! Would your K-12 student like to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a Board of Education meeting? Student leaders gain practice at public speaking; meet the Superintendent and Board President; and earn a Portrait of a Hilltopper certificate. Enter our monthly contest today for a chance to win!
Link to enter: https://bit.ly/leadthepledge23
STAY SAFE. SPEAK UP!
Chardon Local Schools partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to offer the Stay Safe. Speak UP! student safety and bullying prevention program. This 24/7, confidential reporting tool is available to students, parents, staff, and the community. Visit the link to learn about 3 easy ways to report and bookmark access to the tool.
Link to report an incident: https://bit.ly/chardonnewssssu
Volunteer interest form:
Back to School Bash-RESCHEDULED
Unfortunately, due to the forecasted weather conditions, and the amount of rain we have received over the past few days, we have to re-schedule the B2SB. With the Geauga County Fair next week, we want to make sure EVERY student has the opportunity to participate in this schoolwide event. Stay tuned for more information.
INFINITE CAMPUS-PARENT UPDATE
All households are asked to complete their annual update in Infinite Campus. This ensures that we have the most accurate information for your student and your household. Instructions on how to complete the update can be found by clicking HERE. This process must be completed on a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook. If you have not completed the update yet, please complete this weekend.
APPLICATION for EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
CMS provides title tutoring services for all eligible students regardless of income eligibility. Qualifying families may have school fees waived and access to scholarships for field trips. These services are provided by federal dollars based on the applications for educational benefits / free & reduced lunch forms that are complete
If your family qualifies for these benefits, PLEASE complete these forms for the benefit of the entire CMS community by clicking HERE. If you need a paper copy of the application please contact Mr. Tomco or Ms. Paroubek.
INFINITE CAMPUS FOOD SERVICE TOOL
Click HERE to learn how to add money to your student(s) lunch account, check food balances, and view items purchased.
August 29: School Pictures
September 1: No School, Professional Development Day
September 4: No School, Labor Day
September 6: PTO Meeting, CMS Media Center @ 4:30 PM, Science Olympiad Open House, CMS Cafeteria @ 6:00 PM
September 21: Title 1 Parent Night, CMS LGIR @ 6:00 PM