Chardon Local Schools News

District Newsletter

Chock full of back-to-school updates, financial data, capital improvement projects and more is the District’s first 2022-23 edition of the Topper Talk e-Newsletter, released on Aug. 15. The link to this latest edition can be accessed from the news page of

Topper Talk was recognized with a 2022 Mark of Excellence award by the Ohio School Public Relations Association earlier this year.


Science Olympiad Open House

Is your student interested in science, technology, engineering or math? Chardon Science Olympiad is kicking off the school year with an informational open house on Sept. 14 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at the Chardon Middle School cafeteria. Parents, guardians and students are invited to attend to learn about Chardon’s award-winning SO program, which has placed well in regional and state competitions for over two decades.

Teams comprise up to 15 students competing in 23 events throughout a competition day. The B division team is open to students in grade levels six through nine, and the C division team is offered for students in grade levels nine through 12. Upon recommendation, fifth-grade students are eligible for the B division team.

To learn more, visit the Chardon SO website at Questions can be directed via email to


Child Find Notice

As required by Federal and State regulations, the Chardon Local School District engages in ongoing Child Find services to locate, identify, and provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children between the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (21) who have a disability and reside in the Chardon Local School District.

Child Find activities are conducted to create public awareness of special education programs, to advise the public of the rights of students, and to alert community residents of the need for identifying and serving children with disabilities. If you know of a child with a disability, or have a child suspected of having a disability, who is not currently receiving appropriate educational or related services, please contact Linda Elegante, Chardon’s Director of Student Services, at 440-286-0525.

District Welcomes New Certified/Licensed Staff

The District’s Aug. 12 new certified/licensed staff orientation event welcomed aboard (l to r) health/physical education teacher Kayla O’Brien; English language arts teacher Sarah Durk; speech language pathologist Molly Adair; intervention specialists Megan Miley and Claire Dolan; ELA teacher David Massucci; engineering teacher Jason Hall; intervention specialists Ashley Langtry and Janet Sapp; and school nurse Jennifer Trittschuh, BSN, RN, LSN.

District Welcomes New Administrators

(l to r) New to the administrative team this school year are district transportation director Josh Nau, district transportation supervisor Andy Caballero, and Chardon High School assistant principal Mary Pat Pavicic; while updates to administrative assignments include Adam Tomco, Chardon Middle School principal; and Amanda Bondi, district special education supervisor.


Back-to-School Smiles

Back-to-school smiles for Chardon High School staff and students on Aug. 17 (l to r): Mrs. Amanda Bunker, intervention specialist; Ms. Mary Pat Pavicic, assistant principal; Trevor Wascovich, sophomore; Jack Geraci, junior; Mr. Doug Murray, principal; Kris Dixon, eighth-grade student; and Jessica Kitchen, junior.



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