News from Chardon Schools 10.08.19
Chardon Middle School - Girls Cross Country
"This [above] is part of our pre race ritual where we all put our hands in, and we give them the last bit of motivation to get out there! I generally tell them to enjoy the race, pass as many as they can, we know we can handle this course, and show everyone out there who we are. Then we do the "CHARDON"! cry on a count of three. These pictures were before each race at the
Woodridge Cuyahoga Valley National Park Invitational."
~Coach Mary Pat Martin
TINY TOPPERS INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL
Nurse Cassie talked about doctors' office visits and the students got to ask questions about being a nurse. The Chardon Fire Department and Emergency Medical Team gave the students an opportunity to learn about the tools on the trucks as well as see a fireman in full gear. Dr. Rosplock visited the classrooms discussing the importance of washing hands to keep germs away. Students also got to explore some of the tools of the trade.
PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Since that first meet, each CHS student has been busy writing, illustrating, and assembling a fiction story that incorporates his/her Kindergarten pal as the main character. At the big unveiling on October 7 in Park Auditorium, the CHS students introduced the books to their Kindergarten pals, read them the books, and then gifted them the books to take home as their own.
Story titles included:
- The Christmas Tomatoes
- Henry and Pikachu's Quest for the Wiffle Ball
- A Fallen Kingdom of Melons
- Pink and Blue Flowers
- Stormy Weather
- The Fun Fall Sleepover
- The Dashing, Flashing Lack of Flavor
- The Missing Pig
- The Silver Unicorn
+ many more!
MUNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The virtual reality trip was made possible by the use of Google Expeditions® kits, which include high-technology goggles that enable teachers to take students on guided, virtual reality cultural field trips without leaving the classroom. Since Mrs. Burress' class had recently read a story regarding National Monuments, she chose the Washington D.C. expedition to go along with that new material.
Cool Fact: The Google Expeditions® phones, charging carts, and cables were funded by www.donorschoose.org as a result of a successful campaign set up by Mrs. Burress.
CHARDON MIDDLE SCHOOL
CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL
OHIO SCHOLASTIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP
On October 3, 22 students from Chardon High School's MultiMedia and Newspaper classes attended the Ohio Scholastic Media Association workshop at Kent State University. The students were able to choose from over 50 sessions to attend. Topics included legal and ethical situations, copyright law, finding story ideas, using big data to tell a story, grammar mistakes and how to avoid them, photo issues, interview techniques, and fake news.
"Students, Mr. Lichtinger, and I came away with several fresh ideas and tools to apply to the CHS school newspaper and video announcements."
~Ms. Victoria Eby, Media Specialist at Chardon High School
"We had the wonderful opportunity to play UNO with some lovely ladies at The Residence of Chardon! We then ate our healthy packed lunches at Mel Harder Park, and we finished up our trip with some King Kone." ~Mrs. Amanda Bunker, Chardon High School Teacher
Chardon Schools has Bond Issue 21 on the November 5 Ballot
FAQ: What is the difference between a bond issue and an operating levy?
By law, funding for school buildings and other capital improvements is separate from funds used for general operating expenses. A property tax-based bond issue is the most common way to pay for building projects. An operating levy is also a property tax, but can only be used to pay for day-to-day operations of schools, including educational resources, utilities, salaries, benefits, etc. Thus, none of the funds generated by the most recent operating levy can be used to build new buildings.
MORE FAQs: HERE
Questions? The District invites you to ask Facilities/Bond Issue 21 questions via email at email@example.com or call Superintendent Michael Hanlon at 440-285-4052.
WHOOO DO YOU KNOW in CHARDON SCHOOLS?
STAFF STAR OF THE WEEK
Mr. Mark Wilhelm
Maintenance Staff Member & Painter
Overview of Experience Serving the Chardon School District
- 5 years in the Custodial Department
- 20 years in the Maintenance Department
Favorite Part of My Job
Improving the schools and facilities by making them better for the students and staff - whether it's lining a field for fall sports, prepping a field/track for spring sports, all the summer projects, painting and getting the facilities ready for another school year.
What is Most Important to Me in the Work Environment
That we all work together.
Currently I enjoy reading my granddaughters' books to them. Frozen is a big hit.
- going on walks in different parks with the company of my oldest grandaughter
Whatever my wife cooks!
Really I like them all, but I think spring wins. With the end of the winter comes spring sports. It goes by so fast though.
TOPPER TEACHER OF THE WEEK
Grade 3 Teacher, Munson Elementary
Overview of Teaching Experience
This is my 15th year teaching. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades with 10 years off to raise my boys. All of my years teaching have been in the Chardon School District. I have taught at Maple Elementary, Hambden Elementary, and Munson Elementary.
When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I knew that I wanted to be a teacher in junior high and high school when I started babysitting. I really liked playing with the kids and helping them with their homework.
Favorite Aspects of Teaching
My favorite thing about teaching is helping kids believe in themselves. It is such a joy to see them develop their strengths and take pride in themselves. I also love that the kids make me smile and laugh every single day!
Favorite Children’s Book
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
I read this with my third graders every year at Christmas time. It always reminds me of
how naturally compassionate kids are.
Favorite Subjects When I Was an Elementary School Student
I always really enjoyed reading and social studies. I guess that’s why I love reading historical fiction with my classes.Hobbies
My favorite things to do are spending time with my family and friends; reading; and visiting new places.
NOTES of GRATITUDE...
- "...to Chardon Middle School PTO for helping us with our Water for Sudan fundraiser. Cutting, hanging, and selling all the water drops. You rock!"
~Ms. Kathleen Haeberle, Chardon Middle School Teacher
- "...to my former student Anna Tiber [now a fourth grader] who recently taught my class about monarch butterflies. We saw five hatch today and then released them! AMAZING!" ~Mrs. Leigh Ann Ferguson, Munson Elementary Grade 2 Teacher
- "...to Mr. Rob Mizen and Mr. Scott Brown for your leadership and dedication to our students. Our Chardon High School students will gain a better understanding of homelessless as they spend the night out on the turf." ~Mr. Ryan Bandiera, Guidance Department on the Shantytown Experience Held on October 6
- "...to my former student Makenna Ricketts [now an eighth grader at Chardon High School] for being our Mystery Reader on October 4! I had her in class when she was a fifth grader at Munson." ~Mrs. Leigh Ann Ferguson, Munson Elementary Grade 2 Teacher
- "...to all community helpers that make Chardon a great place to live and learn!" ~Tiny Toppers and Ms. Andrea Ryan, Chardon Schools Special Education Supervisor
- "...to Munson Fire Department for your visit to Munson Elementary. Safety first! We always learn so much when our Chardon first responders come to teach us about fire safety and prevention."
~Dr. Kelly Moran, District Curriculum Supervisor
What: "Crucial Conversations" - learn more HERE
Where: Chardon High School gymnasium (151 Chardon Avenue)
When: Tuesday October 15 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Why: Learn About Issues Impacting Teens
Questions? Contact Joan Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
What: "Please Stay" - presented by CHS Choirs
Where: 7747 Mayfield Road (Chesterland - at the corner of Mayfield & Caves Rds)
When: Wednesday October 16 7:30PM
Why: In support of the Crucial Conversations event held one day earlier, the October 16 "Please Stay" choir program is inspired by the need & opportunity to find mental health for ourselves and our community. Please consider attending this introspective and uplifting musical event to support our 130 fine CHS singers.
Questions? Contact Fritz Streiff at email@example.com
CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL: FACILITY TOURS
Who: Open to the Public -- ALL Community Members are Welcome
What: Guided Tours of the CHS Facility with Opportunity for Q&A
Where: 151 Chardon Avenue (44024)
When: (2 remaining tour dates to choose from)
- Saturday October 19th 9:00AM - 10:30AM
- Saturday October 26th 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Why: Get an Inside View of the Chronic Facility Challenges Facing CHS
Questions? Call the Board of Education office at 440-285-4052 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Chardon High School Principal Doug Murray
"Chardon Middle School Cross Country Boys and Girls Teams bring home team champion plaques from the Legends!" ~Coach Mary Pat Martin
"Karl Dietz [CMS Boys Cross Country] broke the Legends course record with a 10:38 two mile." ~Chardon Middle School Lacrosse Club
Cool Fact: Eighth grader Karl Dietz also holds the records on Chardon's and Mayfield's home courses.
From the Desk of Ms. Hoffmann, Head Nurse
Interested in Learning About Substitute School Nurse Opportunities in the Chardon School District? Contact Ms. Janice Hoffmann at email@example.com
"New this year is the substitute nurse license that a nurse with a Bachelor's Degree and clear background check can apply for to become a substitute nurse. The information is on the ODE website HERE."
IMPORTANT DISTRICT DATES
OCT 9....Title 1 Parent/Guardian Info Mtg 6:30PM - RSVP HERE
OCT 11..NO School for Students (NEOEA Day)
NOV 11..Veterans Day
NOV 27..NO School for Students (Conference Comp Day)
NOV 28..NO School (Thanksgiving Break)
NOV 29..NO School (Thanksgiving Break)
UPCOMING ELECTION DAY FACTS
Election Day - November 5, 2019
Early Voting Begins - October 8, 2019
Questions about where or when to vote? Contact Geauga County Board of Elections at 440-279-2030 or visit https://boelections.co.geauga.oh.us/