Auction Success, Enrollment, Curriculum Alignment at Chardon

Chardon Schools Foundation (CSF) Auction Raises Over $16,000

CSF wishes to thank the local community, businesses, organizations, and individual donors and bidders for another successful spring auction held March 8, 2014. “We appreciate everyone’s generous support of our mission through this event,” states Dave Jevnikar, CSF President. “We especially thank our sponsors Middlefield Bank, Preston Superstore, and Windstream for their generous underwriting as well as G-TV.” The auction is a successful community event involving students, parents, concerned community members and businesses. Established in 1989,

The Chardon Schools Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, believes that excellent schools are essential to the economic and social welfare of the community it serves. CSF financially supports educational projects and initiatives that will add excitement and imagination to the learning process. CSF has funded over $15,000 in grants to teachers each year for the past several years, helping to make possible many new and innovative learning programs.

The Chardon Schools Foundation exists through the support of local donors. Your generous gifts keep CSF’s funding vibrant and responsive to the needs of children in the Chardon Local School District.

If you missed the auction and would like to make a donation, please send a contribution to P.O. Box 838, Chardon, Ohio, 44024. Or make a donation online at the CSF website. Your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated. For more information on the Chardon Schools Foundation, to make a donation, receive a grant application or request assistance in seeking a grant, please visit the CSF website.

Intra-district Enrollment

Intra-district enrollment applications are now available on the school district homepage. Parents who wish to have their child attend a Chardon elementary school other than their “home” school, may apply between March 17 and May 15, 2014, at which time first round placement decisions will be made by the District. Applications will continue to be accepted after May 15, only for available placements. If you are not able to apply online, the application forms are available in the elementary school offices.

District Working to Align Curriculum to New Standards

Chardon administrators have been working with grade level teacher teams this past month to align Chardon’s instruction with new academic content standards. So what exactly does that mean? Standards are statements that define what all students need to know, understand, and be able to do. These standards form the framework of the curriculum by stating the most important big ideas, concepts, and skills. The grade level teams discuss what is being taught, and if it is consistent between teachers in a building and among teachers within a district. The intent is to align key concepts identified in the curriculum to state and district standards and to determine gaps and overlaps. Meeting with grade level teams helps the district identify the instructional approaches that teachers are using and how the students are learning.

Clean Up Initiative

Maple School’s safety patrol members have taken it upon themselves to clean up the area around the sidewalks they patrol in the mornings and afternoons. After the snow melted, they realized there was a lot of trash along the sidewalks and took the initiative to clean it up. We are proud of the conscientious efforts of our 5th graders.

(Pictured above L to R: Audrey Manary, Emma Niksick, Alexis Diemert, Louisa Piotrkowski, Bridget O’Reilly.)

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Chardon Middle School Students of the Month!

Chardon Middle School students of the month

Mario Trillo, Kirsten Beard, Nick Bross, Madie Houser, Jacob Urbic, Bailey Spear, Jaden Linn, Mason Barajas-Anguiano, Kelley Bolden, Nolan Patrick, Carly Pamonicutt, Caroline Denning, Shelbey Macintyre.

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