Notes from the Middle
September 22, 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
Rough week for Mr. Tomco. The Browns LOST on Monday Night, and I was home sick for three days this week.
CHARDON FOOTBALL GAMES
Yesterday a message was sent out requesting assistance with supervision of children during varsity football games. I just wanted to reiterate that students should not bring basketballs or footballs to the game tonight. Also, all children under 12 should be directly supervised by an adult during the game. The team will want EVERYONE in the stands tonight to create a sea of red and black and to bring the noise!
One of my favorite activities of the school year took place this past week. Since the start of the school year, 7th-grade math students have been learning math concepts to analyze and interpret baseball statistics. At the conclusion of this unit, the students participate in, "Baseball Day." Chardon High School's varsity baseball coach, Brian Long, and a few of his current players visit CMS to present on the use of statistics when managing a baseball game. Following the presentation, all students, staff, coaches, and current players head outside for whiffle ball! After the whiffle ball games, the entire grade watches Sandlot and during the intermission, PTO provides the students with a ballpark hotdog and bag of popcorn. I would like to celebrate the creativity and dedication of our teachers for creating this learning experience. Also, THANK YOU to Mr. Brian Long, members of the CHS baseball team, and our PTO for their support.
Due to my absence, the selection process for AHLI was delayed. Students will be notified by email if their application is accepted to become a member of AHLI. I was very impressed with EVERY application and it was not an easy process to select 35 members for each grade level. Please know that if your son/daughter is not selected we want to reassure you that this decision does not reflect negatively on your child. Our selection process was based on available slots (35) and unfortunately, we could not accommodate everyone who applied. If your student applied for AHLI, please have them check their email this weekend. If they are accepted, an informational parent meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 PM in the LGIR at CMS.
We will continue to offer various programs and opportunities for your student throughout the school year.
Hopefully, the Browns and I can bounce back this weekend!
CMS THOMAS EDISON AWARD
We are very proud of the work ALL our science teachers do for students at CMS. Click the button below for the full article.
Not pictured above, 6th grade science teachers Mr. Hadden and Mr. Mullaly, as well as AHLI advisor Mrs. Taucher.
TITLE NIGHT RESOURCES
If you were unable to attend the Title 1 Night Parent Presentation, please click the link below to view the presentation slides.
The link to watch the presentation live is: https://boxcast.tv/view/title1---parent-information-meeting-obc7izznbc0ymgsnnujt
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
Red Oak Camp Field Trip Letter 23-24
Dear Parents/Guardians, We are excited to share that the 6th grade teams will be attending Red Oak Camp this fall! Please see the details below in regards to the trip. Parents / guardians are asked to CLICK HERE to complete the registration and permission slip for the field trip.
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
The CMS PTO would like to say THANK YOU to the Chardon After Prom committee for letting us use the stadium grill to cook hotdogs for the 7th grade "Baseball Day," activity.
MUM SALE-LAST DAY IS TODAY!!!!!
Click the banner below for more information. Sale Dates: 09/06-09/22.
Pickup: Saturday, 09/30 in the CHS STUDENT PARKING LOT
September 29: Chardon Sings Workshop @ CMS
October 04: PTO Meeting
October 16: Professional Development Day, No School for Students