Chardon High Debuts Robotics Team
CHS Science teacher Tom Ciferno is excited to be leading the school’s inaugural Robotics team, who participated in their first heart-racing, metal-mangling competition on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Lakeland Community College. Robotics combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules teams build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get.
Chardon team members include Sammi Austin, Seth Austin, Justin Baker, Robert Bukovec, Toni DeMarti, Zac Ewaska, Trace Faulkner, Brett Flesher, Timothy, Gridley, Brigid Ibold, Larry King, Danny Kirchner, Ryan McDivitt, Grant Mlack, Matt Morrisette and Matt Stark.
The Chardon team is fortunate to have as corporate sponsors Chardon residents, Steve Sanders, President of Habco Tool & Development in Mentor and Cole and Cara Coe of Hi Tecmetal Group in Wickliffe/Cleveland. Both are members of AWT, the Alliance for Working Together, a Northeast Ohio foundation that promotes rewarding careers in manufacturing. As the team members built their RoboBot, they were able to work alongside engineers and machinists on the manufacturing floor, developing relationships that can lead to internship and career opportunities. We are appreciative of the support from our sponsors and know our students will do them proud.
Pictured at the top of this story: Members of Chardon High School’s inaugural Robotics team brought a cake to say “Thanks” to team sponsors Habco Tool & Development and Hi Tecmetal Group. With the team are CHS Science teacher and team advisor Tom Ciferno (far left) and Steve Sanders, President of Habco Tool and Delopment (far right).
CHS Earns Silver in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools
U.S. News and World Report recently released the 2014 Best High Schools rankings, and once again Chardon High School made the grade, earning a silver medal. The high school came in 74th out of 832 schools in Ohio, up form 84th place last year. “This award is one indicator of the many outstanding efforts of our staff and administration at Chardon High School working in partnership with a supportive community to design programs and engaging activities to meet the needs of our students,” said Superintendent Michael P. Hanlon. “As a district, we are proud of this designation and what it represents in terms of the many notable accomplishments of our students in a wide range of academic, career-technical, extracurricular and community service opportunities.”
CHS Competition Cheerleaders Win COA Championship
Over the Easter weekend, the Chardon Competition Cheerleaders competed in the Cheerleaders of America (COA) Ultimate International Championships which were held in Kissimmee, Florida. For the second year in a row the team not only won the Advanced Varsity Non-Mount division, they also won the Ultimate Grand Champion for all school and college teams.
The team came into the competition having already won two titles at the Champion Cheer Central Hard Rockin’ Nationals; the Varsity Non-Mount Division and the Varsity Non-Mount Non-Tumble division. In addition to these two titles, they took the Grand Champion title of all schools as well. We applaud their efforts and thank them for representing their school district and community so well.
Team members include seniors Kaylee O’Donnell, Lauren Molnar, Kasey Eichelle and Brianna Patrick; Juniors Kayla Bolden, Alicia Tillocco, Marina Loos, Jackie Prince, Carley Maruna and Madison Hess; Sophmores Kara Altman, Isabella Baker, Courtney Kernc, Katie Petersen and Kaleigh Smith and Freshmen Shae Eichelle and Haley Frank. The team is coached by Head Coach Melissa Altman and assistant coaches Jeniffer Kernc and Melissa Kinkopf.
Marching Band at Disney World
The Chardon High School Marching Band made the trip to Disney World over spring break where over sixty Chardon band members performed in the Main Street Parade and participated in a concert band clinic with Disney musicians. Thank you to our band directors, chaperones and the many band parents who fund raise and volunteer countless hours to make these trips possible.
It’s not too late… If your child will be 5 years old by August 1, 2014, you are still able to register your child for Chardon Kindergarten. We are proud of the educational environment and programs we are able provide and look forward to working with you in a collaborative approach to meet your child’s education needs. To schedule a Kindergarten registration appointment, please call the elementary school closest to where you reside: Hambden (440-286-7503); Maple (440-285-4065) Munson (440-286-5901); or Park (440-285-4067).
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