Facilities Master Planning – Community Information Nights
The Chardon Local School District is currently engaged in Facilities Master Planning and will host Community Information Nights on four different dates across the District. Community engagement is a vital component of the process so we hope you will consider attending. All presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates/locations:
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Park Auditorium
- Monday, February 13, 2017 – Maple School
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Munson School
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Hambden School
To recap the planning process so far: In July 2016 the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) provided the District enrollment projections and conducted an initial assessment of our current facilities.
- The enrollment projections show a 10 percent decline over the next ten years
- The OSFC recommends reducing the number of elementary buildings to streamline operational efficiencies
- The assessment concludes that the majority of our school buildings are beyond reasonable renovation and need to be replaced
This past December the District organized a Facilities Advisory Committee, comprised of community members, parents, and staff, to review the work of the OSFC and develop a long-range Facilities Master Plan. In mid-January the Board of Education hired the architectural firm TDA (Willoughby, OH) to validate the OSFC report and assist the Facilities Advisory Committee in developing a conceptual master plan that is cost-effective and meets the long-term educational needs of the District. Throughout the process, various information, photos, presentations, and videos regarding the planning will be available on the District website under “Facilities Planning” at Chardon Local School District. If you have question please contact the School Board Office at 440-285-4052.
Hilltoppers vs Broadmoor Bobcats
Chardon High School PE teacher, Tim Armelli, brought eighteen of his students to Broadmoor School in Mentor on Friday, January 20th. Broadmoor School serves special needs students in Lake County. The Hilltoppers were on hand participate in the annual basketball game vs the Broadmoor Bobcats . While Chardon was soundly defeated by 12 points, students from both schools had a memorable day. After the game, CHS students enjoyed lunch with the Broadmoor students, which was followed by a tour of the facility. The students were able to observe the services provided to the students at Broadmoor. The CHS students finished the day by assisting the teachers in the gym with physical activities for several PE classes.
Pictured In Top Photo: CHS Students vs Broadmoor Bobcats
CHS Wind Ensemble: The Ultimate CLE Field Trip
The CHS Wind Ensemble group experienced the “Ultimate Cleveland Field Trip” at University Circle & Playhouse Square on Friday, January 20th. The Chardon High School students joined CHS Director of Bands, Melissa Lichtler, for a tour of Cleveland’s best! Not only did they use their senses to experience the day, they had the opportunity to participate in real life experiences. The field trip included a workshop at Case Western Reserve University with Dr. Ryan Scherber followed by visits to the Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Museum of Art, Natural History Museum, dinner at at Zach Bruell’s “Dynomite, and finally to Playhouse Square to see the Broadway production of “Into the Woods.”
Pictured In Bottom Right Photo: Chardon High School Wind Ensemble members from Left to Right: Jarred Karikas, Nicholas Schragal, Stephen Blauch, and Connor Prusha enjoyed dinner downtown as part of the Ultimate Cleveland Field Trip.
Pictured In Bottom Left Photo: The 100th day of school is the perfect time to have fun with the number 100 and Park Kindergartners had a blast learning, counting and demonstrating their newly acquired knowledge. Each student made a display showing 100 items; Legos, stickers, pompoms, etc. and posed for a group photo to mark the special day.