Chardon Local Schools News

Holiday Craft Fair

The Chardon High School invites the community to attend its holiday craft fair, which is being organized by seniors Faith Kilfoyle and Sydney Murray as their second-quarter community project via the Educational Options Leadership independent study program. To reserve a table or ask a question, please contact CHS principal Mr. Murray at douglas.murray@chardonschools.org.

Chardon High School invites the community to attend its holiday craft fair, which will be held on Nov. 26 from 10a.m. until 3p.m. at Chardon High School (151 Chardon Avenue). This event is an initiative of CHS seniors Faith Kilfoyle and Sydney Murray who are organizing the fair as their second-quarter community project via the Educational Options Leadership independent study program.

The festive fair will host vendors selling locally made items that include baked goods, crafts, apparel, jewelry, art, and stationery. Hilltopper apparel will be available as well.

Community members, school staff, and students interested in participating as a vendor can complete the table reservation form, which can be found on the district news page at chardonschools.org. There is a $25 fee for community member reservations. The deadline for reserving a table is Nov. 16.

For shoppers, there is no set admission fee, but a good will donation is requested upon admission.

All proceeds will go to Jeremy’s Kids whose mission is to provide holiday gifts for Geauga County families in need. CHS students volunteer each year to help with shopping at local stores for the families.

Questions regarding the upcoming holiday craft fair can be directed to CHS principal Mr. Murray at douglas.murray@chardonschools.org.


Language Arts Live!

The Chardon High School English Language Arts senior courses welcomed parent and community professionals (l to r) Keith Brewster, Jessica Henderson, Tod McCloskey and Katy Nagaj to to their classrooms on Nov. 7 to talk to students about how the reading, writing and communication skills they are learning in the classroom will translate to the professional world and life beyond high school.

Chardon High School English Language Arts teachers Mrs. Monaco, Mr. Massucci and Mrs. Weaver welcomed parent and community professionals into their senior ELA courses on Nov. 7 for the 2022 installment of Language Arts Live!, an annual speaker and resource program at CHS that provides students with examples of how the knowledge they acquire in the classroom translates to the professional world and life beyond high school.

This year’s speakers were:  Keith Brewster, a senior system engineer at Rockwell Automation; Jessica Henderson, the inclusion, diversity, and equity program manager at The Lubrizol Corporation; Tod McCloskey, the business development director at Naylor Association Solutions; and Katy Nagaj, the principal of Kirtland Elementary School.

The interactive panel discussion focused on reading, writing and communication skills and how those skills are applied meaningfully in the speakers’ daily work.

Among the key points highlighted by the speakers were the importance of leading by example; being mindful of the manner in which you communicate; demonstrating professionalism in both in-person and online  communications; and learning how to navigate difficult conversations.

Mrs. Monaco stated: “The key to the success of this series is parental and community involvement, which also reinforces our CHS core values. We are appreciative of the time and commitment provided to our seniors by Keith, Jessica, Tod and Katy.”


District Named Recipient of $200K Sub-Grant

Chardon Schools is pleased to announce that it has been named one of 25 school districts and community schools to receive $200,000 each this fall to support future costs associated with the Ohio Department of Education’s Reaching All Students Through Language and Literacy project. The awarded funding includes such expenses as stipends, travel and substitute teachers.

This initiative to support Ohio’s students is a key part of Future Forward Ohio, the State’s strategic plan  to help students recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on students who experienced the greatest disruptions to learning.

Strategies will include improving literacy instruction by drawing on structured literacy approaches along with strategies to improve instruction. Among the specific goals are understanding language and dialect in the classroom, encouraging family and community engagement, and drawing on and building students’ background knowledge and vocabulary to improve reading outcomes.


Park Elementary “Stuff the Turkey” Service Project

 

Park Elementary second-grade student Mae Stansberry stands proudly on on Nov. 3 with clothing donations she contributed to the school’s “Stuff the Turkey” service project, a collection that took place Nov. 1-12 in support of Geauga County children in need of warm clothes this winter. For each clothing item a student donated for Geauga County Jobs and Family Services, the student was given a paper feather to decorate the paper turkey in the school’s hallway.

 


CMS Truss Bridge gets tested in STEM Class

 

Chardon Middle School seventh-grade student Maverick Fetheroff smiles with anticipation on Oct. 24 as he prepares a set-up for the load-bearing capacity test phase of the balsa truss bridge he designed and constructed, an annual project in Mr. Hilston’s seventh-grade STEM classes.

 

 


CELC  Chardon Fire Visit

 

Chardon Early Learning Center pre-Kindergarten student Milo Kellogg looks up in awe as he shakes the hand of Chardon Fire Lt. Scott Meyer in full gear during Chardon Fire’s Oct. 18 visit to the school for lessons on fire safety and prevention.

 


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