Believe and Achieve Times

Student and Parent Edition: May 23, 2022

Thank you for a successful school year!

The CHS administration would like to thank all of our students, teachers, and parents for a successful school year! The 2021-22 school year had it's challenges but in the end we all came together for the success of our students at Chesterton High School. Below are some highlights of the 2021-22 school year:

  • 40% of the Class of 2022 participated in a career related class. This included participating in our internship program, cadet teaching program, or CTE courses.
  • 95 students in the Class of 2022 participated in our internship program. We currently have 135 students of the Class of 2023 signed up to participate in our internship program next year!
  • We had over 700 students enrolled in a free dual credit course this school year. That is over $400,000 in savings to our students for college classes!
  • We had over 520 students take an AP class this school year. We have 600 students enrolled to take AP courses next year!

Together we can accomplish anything! Thank you for partnering with us in helping our students be prepared for life after high school! We look forward to more believing and achieving next year!

Graduation set for June 1 for the Class of 2022!

The Big Day: June 1, 2022

Commencement is scheduled for June 1st, 2022,, at 7:00 p.m. at the CHS Stadium. The weather

back-up day will be June 2nd, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the CHS Stadium. The day will be here soon! The CHS faculty and staff congratulate all graduates and their families and look forward to celebrating together. Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Ceremony Overview

We are very excited to see our graduates and their families on this special day. As a reminder, the ceremony will be streamed live on the CHS Facebook Page. If your friends and family do not have a Facebook account, the link can be accessed by clicking on the Facebook icon on the CHS Facebook page. No account will be required. There will be two feeds of the ceremony. One feed will be from the press box and the other will be a close up of the graduates receiving their diplomas.

The Program

Date: Wednesday, June 1st

Time: 7:00pm

Location: CHS Stadium

Gates Open for Ticketed Guests: 5:30 pm

Streaming: CHS Facebook Page

Presiding: Brent Martinson, Principal

Security: CPD, SRO Sgt. Chris Swickard

Music: CHS Commencement Band

Student Speaker: Mark Jewison

Faculty Speaker: Michael Livovich

Graduate Instructions

Graduates will report to the field house appropriately dressed for the ceremony no later than 6 pm. For the ceremony, graduates will be seated on the football field.

  • In the field house, chairs will be in the same arrangement as they will be on the football field.

  • Staff will take attendance and check that each student is complying with the graduation dress code.

  • All graduates are expected to wear the traditional cap and gown (no decorations) with appropriate attire under the cap and gown. Examples include: dress shirt, tie, slacks, dresses, skirts, and blouses, are all appropriate for a formal ceremony. No shorts, cut-offs, tennis shoes, or flip flops.

  • No shoes with a separated heel, like high-heeled shoes, are permitted in order to protect the turf field.

  • Students may also wear other school-sponsored embellishments at graduation such as the maroon and gold honor cord, 5% medal, IB stole, military honor cord, academic ring, or state championship ring. Please ask an administrator if your student has any questions about attire.

  • Seniors who do not comply with these standards and/or who dress in a way that could potentially disrupt the ceremony will be asked to change or not participate. The ceremony will not be delayed for the student to return from home in order to change clothes.

  • During the ceremony, as the graduate's name is read over the PA, the student will walk to the stage to be greeted by the principal. As the graduate walks across the stage a central office administrator or school board member will give each graduate their diploma cover which will be used in a professional photograph. The graduate will pause as they exit the stage for a photograph with the photographer.

  • All seniors should immediately report to the cafeteria immediately after the ceremony to pick up their diploma.

Guest Information

  • Gates to the stadium will open at 5:30 pm for guests with tickets. These tickets provide for early entrance into the CHS Stadium

  • Starting at 6 pm, no tickets will be required for any guest to attend the ceremony

  • Guests will sit in the bleachers on the home and visitors’ sides of the stadium. Please note that the stage will be on the south end of the field and so both sides will have the same view of the graduates as they walk across the stage.

  • Handicapped seating is available on both sides of the track. If a guest requires handicapped seating, two of the regular admission tickets must be exchanged for two handicapped seating tickets no later than Tuesday, May 31st. The tickets can be exchanged in the main office during regular school hours.

  • There will be no recessional after the ceremony, but all graduates must claim their diploma in the cafeteria before leaving for the evening.

Can't Make it to Commencement?

The ceremony will be streamed on the CHS Facebook Page so that family members can view the ceremony live at home. There are two streams at the ceremony. One stream will be from the press box while the other stream will be a close up of the graduates receiving their diploma. If guests wishing to view the ceremony do not have a Facebook account, they can access the live stream by clicking on the Facebook button from the CHS website.


Guests and graduates will be able to park anywhere in the CHS parking lots. There will be limited handicap accessible parking in the parking lot outside Entrance 34, nearest the northwest corner of CHS. Handicapped parking will only be available on a first come, first served basis and vehicles must have handicap placards in order to utilize this parking area. Additional parking is available at Westchester Intermediate School with shuttle service available before and after the ceremony.

45 CHS Seniors earn the Academic Ring

Chesterton High School honored 45 senior students with the Class of 2022 Academic Rings at Senior Honors Night sponsored by the school on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.

The students are: Hannah Anders, Ryan Bakaitis, Madelin Billings, Emma Bolinger, Jessica Bouche, Ellery Brunt, Alissa Capehart, Katherine Caracci, Brianna Connors, Samuel Cooke, Peyton Day, Juliet Dickens, Hannah Estridge, Cormac Fallon, Celia Faroh, Layla Ferguson, Grant Flesher, Liam Grimes, Molly Hadenfelt, Rina Hector, Alana Jardenil, David Jugovic, Alejandro Kincaid Rivadeneyra, Kaitlyn Kogl, Danielle Kontos, Caitlin Kovalan, Mackenna Lee, Joshua Lemon, Jessica Manojlovic, Peter McNicholas, Jude Mochen, Andie Nevers, Ryan O’Dell, Lauren Olson, Nathan Osborn, Veronika Ozimek, Jacob Perkins, Connor Potesta, Tristan Reed, Emily Richardson, Leah Rochford, Presli Rose, Simran Shah, Mackenzie Sharp, Eric Sparks, Milena Veltri

The academic ring is an honor bestowed upon senior students at Chesterton High School who have met a rigid set of academic and co-curricular criteria. The ring resulted from a year of study by a faculty, parent and student committee. The idea of the ring was to recognize outstanding achievement by CHS students and to acknowledge their "renaissance" education.

The criterion for the ring is based on a 15-point scale. In order to earn the ring a student must accumulate 14 points or more and earn a cumulative 4.3 GPA by the 7th semester. It is the committee's desire to recognize as many students as possible; however, the academic ring is intended to promote a totally well rounded student who has met a high level of academic criteria.

Points for the academic ring are determined as follows:

1 point for every semester on Principal's Honor Roll (7 points possible)

1 point for National Honor Society membership

1 point for co-curricular participation each year (4 points possible)

1 point for 40 credits earned at seventh semester

1 point for no grade below a "B" (seven semesters)

1 point for earning a 4.3 grade point average for all seven semesters

Chesterton High School voted as the second best public high school in Northwest Indiana!

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CHS Girls' Lacrosse Team wins Sectionals!

The CHS Girls' Lacrosse Team won the sectionals this past weekend by defeating Northridge by a score of 12-10! The Trojans will now advance to the Semi-State round next weekend! 5 Trojans made the all sectional team as well. Congrats to Emma Ekblaw, Hannah Hall, Caroline Dardeau, Makenna Hyska, and Sylvia Coslov. In addition, Caroline Dardeau scored her 100th goal!
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Final Exam Schedule

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Important Dates to Remember!

May 25, 2022: Senior Banquet: 6pm in CHS Courtyard

May 26, 2022: Last Student Day

May 27, 2022: Last Teacher Day

June 1, 2022: Graduation: 7pm on the Football field

Trojan Charge is set for August 3!

Our annual freshmen orientation program, Trojan Charge, is set for Wednesday, August 3 from 8am - 2pm. Students will get an opportunity to meet teachers, staff, and upperclassmen to help them get acclimated to CHS. Incoming freshmen will learn about CHS expectations, walk their schedule, open lockers, and receive their new school issued device! Lunch will be provided and students should arrive at 7:45am and enter through door 31.
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