Invention Convention Winners, CHS Makes Newsweek Best High Schools List and more…

Munson Students Participate in Nature Scopes Program

Munson fifth graders have been seeing the beauty of nature up close and personal thanks to Geauga Park District’s Nature Scopes program. Nature Scopes does more than just give students a tool to access nature. Park District staff work hand-in-hand with participating teachers to meet Ohio’s Science Education Standards for Fifth Grade.

An annual workshop for Nature Scope schools offers teachers continuing education, park-provided lesson plans, a basic overview of binocular use and the chance to network with other science teachers and discover ways to implement natural history into their Ohio Academic Standards. Participating schools even receive a bird feeder with seed installed on school property for students to observe with their Nature Scopes binoculars.

By participating in the Nature Scopes program, each student earns a pair of Bushnell binoculars and two field guides. And if you’ve ever witnessed a child using a pair to examine a bug, the joy is unmistakable and the lessons invaluable. Thank you Geauga Park District Foundation for your financial support of this exciting science program.

nature scope binocs

Invention Convention Winners

Congratulations to Mrs. Joanne DeShetler’s fourth grade students for their outstanding inventions which were entered into the Cleveland Invention Convention at Strongsville High School on May 11. Receiving Creative Thinker Blue Ribbon Awards: Laney McBean, Amanda Carroll, Aden Ricketts, Charlie Martini, Olivia St. James, Cade McDevitt, Olivia Means, and Elliott Tyminski.

Recipients of the Superior Inventor Award and a $50 savings bond were Bradley Duchon, Maddy Heineman, and Karen Landies. Special congratulations to Maddy Heineman who won the Agriculture Top Bean Award and a $300 savings bond for her invention “The Fast Feed Feeder, and to Andrew Cusick who won the Chairman’s Choice Award and a $500 savings bond for the “Stove Safety Shut-Off”. We are so proud of all our Chardon inventors – Great job!

Moving Plans this Summer?

Students who are moving from the area or are transferring to another school next fall should notify the school office as soon as possible. By notifying the school of your child’s withdrawal, you will speed up the process of forwarding important school records to the school where he/she will be enrolling.

CHS Makes Newsweek Best High Schools List

Newsweek and The Daily Beast analyzed the data from thousands of high schools to find the country’s best. The ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation—those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads.

Congrats to Chardon High School for being one of 77 Ohio schools to make the grade! The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).

Student Immunization Update

By the start of next school year, seventh graders are required to have a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acelluar pertussis) booster shot. You must provide the school with written verification of Tdap immunization from your healthcare provider. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from school until the requirement is met. This requirement is a state law. Please contact your child’s physician now to see if your child has already had this shot or to make an appointment to receive it.

We have already begun accepting written verification of this vaccination for next school year. This vaccination can also be obtained through the Geauga Co. General Health District. The health district holds monthly walk-in immunization clinics. You can contact them at 279-1950 for more information. Immunization records can be faxed to school at 286-0461 attn. Lori Strickland, RN.

Middle School NJHS Gardeners

CMS gardeners

Members of Chardon Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) spent a recent Saturday morning beautifying the grounds of their school. The students pulled weeds and planted flowers around CMS and the Board Office on Saturday, May 11.

Spring Choral Concert


Chardon High School’s show choir, Free Harmony, wowed the crowd with a rousing top hat routine at the school’s recent Spring Choral Concert.

Walking Field Trip


Maple students in Barb Hynds second grade class enjoyed a walking field trip to Chardon Square where they visited the police and fire stations, toured the county courthouse and even dined on Chinese food for lunch.


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