Congratulations to Chardon Schools Resource Officer (SRO) Mike Shaw on his recent promotion to Sergeant with the Chardon Police Department. Sgt. Shaw is a seasoned police officer who has stood out as SRO for Chardon Schools. In addition to his SRO duties, Shaw has been an SRO Basic Academy instructor for the Ohio School Resource Officer Association (OSROA), and has been a consultant to agencies considering SRO programs across the State of Ohio. Sgt. Shaw’s participation with the Frank Hall Foundation and State Representatives Patterson & LaTourette was instrumental in the passage of HB 318, which defined the role and training necessary for the position of School Resource Officer, and provides funding for the training of School Resource Officers in Ohio. Chardon Local Schools and the Chardon Police Department will work collaboratively to assign the next SRO at Chardon. The goal is for Sgt. Shaw and the SRO to cross train together to learn the various tasks of this position. Sgt. Shaw will remain in the SRO assignment until a suitable successor is chosen to replace him. Best of luck to Sergeant Shaw is his new role with the Chardon Police Department.
Internet and Real World Safety
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Park Elementary students have been learning important tips on how to stay safe online and in the real world. They have watched videos, discussed issues, and shared information about being NetSmartz. A very good resource to help parents and kids to understand and discuss online and real world concerns like cyberbullying, social media, netiquette, personal safety, and more can be found at Net Smartz Kids. If you have questions, contact Park School Media Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 285-4067.
GGP Sponsors 8th Grade Field Trip
Chardon 8th grade students recently had the opportunity to visit local businesses to acquire information about future career avenues, courtesy of the Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP). Geauga Growth Partnership is a private-public partnership whose mission is to enhance the business climate, encourage job creation, strengthen economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for all Geauga County residents. Participating businesses included the Geauga County Airport, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, and Covia Best Sand. During the visit students were introduced to a variety of careers and were given information about how to attain those careers from employees from each company. The 8th grade class will continue to complete other career exploration activities throughout the school year.
Pictured In Cover Photo: A swearing in ceremony for Chardon SRO Officer and newly promoted Police Sergeant Mike Shaw was held prior to the Chardon City Council meeting on Thursday, November 8th. Sergeant Shaw was sworn in by by Mayor Jeff Smock.