Chardon Schools News

If you enjoyed this - please share it!Share on Facebook
Facebook
0Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
0Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Share on StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon
0Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
0

Certified Production Technician Program

Chardon Local Schools is excited to announce its debut of the Certified Production Technician program for Chardon High School students. The CPT course offering is a Career-Based Intervention locally spearheaded by Auburn Career Center’s Superintendent Dr. Brian Botempo and operated as a partnership with Chardon Local Schools, Cardinal Local Schools and Painesville City Schools.

Ohio State Senator John Eklund, a supporter of career-tech and credentialing for high school students, served as the guest speaker at the CPT grand opening ceremony held on Oct. 7 at Painesville’s Harvey High School. Among the attendees were administrative representatives from each of the four schools.

Through the CPT program, students learn manufacturing processes, as well as maintenance, safety, and quality control with the end goal of students taking the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council certification exams. Geared towards freshmen and sophomores, the program is designed to prepare students to be productive team members in a manufacturing environment.

“The CPT credential represents an exciting opportunity for our students to continue to develop their real-world skills and learn and practice with businesses within the community,” said Chardon Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ed Klein.

Five local sponsors have generously donated over $150,000 to make this opportunity possible for the schools: Avery Dennison Corp., Eaton Corp., The Lozick Family Foundation, Mar-Bal Inc., and PCC Airfoils LLC.

To learn more about the CPT program, please visit the full news article at https://bit.ly/CPT_CLSD.

Local partners Auburn Career Center, Painesville City Schools, Cardinal Local Schools, and Chardon Local Schools gather on Oct. 7 for a Certified Production Technician program grand opening ceremony held at Painesville’s Harvey High School. The kickoff event, celebrating the CPT program partnership between the four schools, included the following attendees: (l to r) ACC Executive Director of Career and Technical Education Jeff Slavkovsky, Painesville Superintendent Dr. Josh Englehart, Ohio State Senator John Eklund (event keynote speaker), Cardinal Superintendent Bill Kermavner, and Chardon Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ed Klein.

Annual Air Quality Study

Chardon High School teacher Mrs. Bunker retooled her class’ annual Working Wednesdays field trips as Therapeutic Thursday field trips for fall 2020 to accommodate a modified format due to Covid-19 safety protocols. This year, students are forgoing time traditionally spent on Wednesdays engaged in hands-on learning activities such as finding items, comparing prices, and making purchases in stores. On Therapeutic Thursdays, weather permitting, Mrs. Bunker’s students learn more about the community while working on safety skills all the while spending time enjoying the outdoors.

During their Sept. 24 Therapeutic Thursday field trip, students initiated an air quality study in Chardon by attaching paper cards to telephone poles and applying petroleum jelly to the papers to capture results. During a later field trip, students collected the papers from town and then used a microscope in the classroom to examine the results. The project concluded with students individually presenting information on their findings to their peers.

“Overall, the results from this year’s air quality study revealed cleaner papers than last year with some significant difference in our samples,” said Bunker. “The cleaner papers are attributed to the rain that has fallen and therefore impeded the true study. We realize that we can’t control Mother Nature and are still happy with another year of studying the air around town.”

During Mrs. Bunker’s Therapeutic Thursdays field trip with her students on Sept. 24, Chardon High School eighth-grade student Trevor Wascovich applies petroleum jelly to a paper card he has attached to a telephone pole in town, representing the first step in his class’ annual air quality study.

 

On Sept. 24, Munson Elementary first-grade student Koleton Dudinsky intently concentrates on adding “apples” to his apple tree engineering project wherein each student in Mrs. Kellogg’s class builds an apple tree from an empty paper tube and wooden craft sticks and then tests how many “apples” their tree can hold.

 

Chardon Local Schools is grateful for its community partnership with the Chardon Fire Department who dedicated time on Oct. 12 for an on-site Maple School visit, providing an interactive lesson on fire safety for the school’s in-person Kindergarten students.

 

Via his Chromebook at home, Aidan Popp, one of 30 Maple Kindergarten students enrolled in the school’s 2020-21 virtual instructional format, enjoys learning from the Chardon Fire Department’s fire safety visit to Maple School on Oct. 12. The on-site school event was captured on video by Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Klembara and Mrs. Kingzett as same-day lesson material for their virtual students.

 

As part of the scientific tools station in Ms. Burt’s science class at Chardon Middle School, fifth-grade students (l to r) Julie Rodgers and Alyssa Oleksiak work together using pan balance weights to measure the mass of a wooden block.
If you enjoyed this - please share it!Share on Facebook
Facebook
0Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
0Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Share on StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon
0Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
0