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Chardon Schools News – 3/14/2013

Meet Officer Shaw – A Familiar Face at CHS

As a part of the community policing philosophy, Officer Mike Shaw of the Chardon Police Department has been assigned this year as the full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) for Chardon High School. SRO’s are not just “cops” on campus. The program aims for SRO’s to build working relationships with the school’s staff as well as with student and parent groups and be visible within the school community. The SRO becomes involved in the students’ lives as a positive role model and is available to assist in the classroom to demonstrate “real-life” application of concepts. The intent is that the positive experiences students have with the SRO will bridge the gap between students and law enforcement, and in doing so, help to provide for a safe school environment.

Although his main office is located inside Chardon High School, Officer Shaw will occasionally stop in to visit the Middle School, Maple Elementary School, and Park Elementary School. He can be reached through Chardon High School’s main office, or you can email him directly at If you see him around, feel free to introduce yourself! The school resource officer position is being funded collaboratively by the school district, the City of Chardon and The Chardon Healing Fund with additional support from Chardon and Claridon Townships.

Officer Shaw

CHS Baseball, Softball Spaghetti Dinner & Auction

The Chardon High School baseball and softball spaghetti dinner will be held on Friday, March 22 from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Chardon High School cafeteria. The Chinese Auction drawing begins at 7:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $10. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, roll, dessert, and drink. Meatballs will be served separately or in to-go containers for Lent. Takeout is available. The auction will include a few BIG-ticket items and many great smaller prizes. Dinner and Chinese Auction tickets may be purchased pre-sale or at the door. Big Ticket Raffle $5 per ticket; all other raffle tickets $1 per ticket. Winners need not be present. For more information, call Nikki Hetrick 440-537-4951.

Munson Masterpieces “Art Poster Contest” – Deadline to enter is March 25

Munson PTO is sponsoring a poster contest in conjunction with the art show for all students grades K-5. We need students to discover their inner artist and design a poster we can use to promote the Art Show on April 27. Prizes will be awarded to one winner from each grade level and a grand prize winner will be selected overall. The grand prize winner’s poster design will become the “face” of this year’s art show. The winner’s poster art will be featured on t-shirts, posters and other materials used to promote the show. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 27. Remember to have fun and “THINK BIG”! If you have any questions, contact Heather Kilfoyle at

Chardon ACADEC Team Performs Well at State

High-fives to the Chardon Academic Decathlon team who took home the runner-up trophy for the large school division at the Academic Decathlon State Competition held March 8 and 9 at Lake Erie College. As runner-up, Chardon will represent Ohio in the USAD National Online Competition in April.

Academic Team
The state team included front row from left, Christina Grzsik (alternate), Gwen Norsic (alternate), Sarah Savel, Luke Horwatt, Erin Grantham, Katie Goodge; Back row: Mr. Allen Herner (advisor), Harold Norsic, Ryan Gillispe, Rory Hougan, Jessica Fowle, and Eryn Olson.

District-wide Fifth Grade Activity Night

All fifth graders and their parents are invited to a night of fun and challenge on Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Park Elementary’s auditorium. Use your thinking skills to play math games and solve brainteasers. Email Mrs. DeShetler at with any questions.

Royalty has come to Munson School!

Congratulations to Mac Douglass and Loris Jensen who were chosen Prince & Princess of the 2013 Geauga County Maple Festival. See them in the Grand Parade on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at 3:00 p.m.

Prince and Princess

Healthy Testing Tips

Breakfast is brainpower! With spring testing taking place next month, make sure your children start out their day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast can increase attention span, boost concentration, and improve memory. Choose breakfast foods that have whole grains, and include fiber and protein. Some ideas for a healthy breakfast include: whole grain waffles topped with peanut butter or fruit, whole grain cereal topped with fresh or dried fruit, shredded cheese on a whole wheat tortilla, hard-boiled eggs and toast, peanut butter on a whole grain bagel. And don’t forget the low fat milk! With a healthy breakfast, your children will be ready to do their best at school.

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