Chardon Schools News – January 22, 2021

No David! Art Project

After studying the style of illustrations in the picture book “No David!” by David Shannon, Munson Elementary third-grade students each created their own mischievous illustration of the story’s main character, David, as part of teacher Beth Stickley’s art class during the two-week remote learning period in December. This particular drawing was created by Dylan Perry, a third-grade student at Munson Elementary who said this was one of his favorite projects of the year thus far.

During the two-week remote learning instructional format implemented just before winter break, Beth Stickley’s third-grade art classes studied the illustrations in the book “No, David!” and then developed their own art projects based on the style of those illustrations.

The New York Times Best Illustrated book is one in a series written and illustrated by David Shannon about a young boy named David who perpetually learns through trial and error about welcome and unwelcome behaviors.

“The text in the book is very limited,” said Stickley. “The story is mainly told through illustrations, which are drawn as a child might do. In our project, we focused first on size and shape, and then moved into details to explain in pictures what was going on.”

Students took their time in creating scenes of David involved in a variety of mischievous behaviors, including splashing paint in their bedroom, not following directions in school, and throwing food.

The drawing created by Dylan Perry, a third-grade student at Munson Elementary, is of David indoors with a baseball and bat, positioned to hit the window.

“He loved this project and spent so much time on it,” shared Lindsey Perry, Dylan’s mom, in a Dec. 16 email to Mrs. Stickley.

Dylan said this was one of his favorite projects so far this year.

“First we had to draw with pencil, and then we used Sharpie over the lines and colored it in,” added Dylan as he described his drawing. “I finished it in my room at night. It was wonderful.”

Dylan also shared that he enjoys having Mrs. Stickley as his art teacher.

“She is a very nice teacher,” said Dylan. “She is very kind and helpful. Earlier this year, my clay pot got broken in the kiln and I was very upset.  Mrs. Stickley helped me.”

An online album showcasing samplings of the Munson and Park students’’ “No David!” drawings can be viewed at the following weblink:




Car Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets remain on sale online at until noon on Feb. 5 for the Chardon Athletics department’s car raffle – a fundraiser made possible by the generosity of Junction Auto Family. Proceeds from the raffle, which showcases a 2020 GMC Terrain valued at over $29,000 for the first-place winner and a $500 prize earmarked for the second-place winner, is designed to fund a new scoreboard for Chardon Memorial Field as replacement parts are no longer available or manufactured for the district’s 21-year-old scoreboard.

Chardon Schools, together with the Chardon Athletics department, invites the community to take advantage of the final days to purchase car raffle tickets before the grand drawing scheduled for the evening of Feb. 5.

The car raffle, launched in October courtesy of the incredible generosity of Junction Auto Family, showcases a 2020 GMC Terrain, valued at over $29,000. The raffle’s grand prize winner will take home the new GMC Terrain as their very own while the second-place winner receives $500. Proceeds from the raffle are earmarked for a new scoreboard at Chardon Memorial Field.

As of Jan. 21, Chardon Athletics has sold 825 raffle tickets and is still hoping to reach its goal of 1,000.

“Our current scoreboard is 21 years old, and the technology for it is obsolete,” said Doug Snyder, Chardon Athletics Director. “Repair parts are no longer available or manufactured.”

Snyder added that the district has been able to keep the scoreboard relatively functional over the years because of the foresight of Chardon alum and Geauga-TV founder Dave Jevnikar who is very active in the district through his volunteer efforts and has inventoried scoreboard parts.

“However, Dave’s inventory is running dry so we must replace the scoreboard before parts of it no longer work and cannot be repaired,” said Snyder. “We are grateful to Junction Auto Family for this incredible opportunity for us to raise funds and to all who have supported the raffle through the purchase of tickets thus far.”

Raffle tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at with the window for ticket sales closing at 12:00PM (noon) on Feb. 5. For details on terms and conditions, please visit the ticket sales link.