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Chardon Schools Holiday Concert Schedule

We invite you to kick-off the upcoming holidays the best way possible, by attending one of our music concerts being held during the month of December. The vocal chords are warmed, the instruments are tuned, and our music students are ready to dazzle you with the sounds of the season!

  • Monday, December 12th CHS Holiday Concert @ Mentor Fine Arts Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 13th Munson K-2 Holiday Concert @ Park Auditorium 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 14th CMS Holiday Choir Concert @ Park Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 15th Hambden K-2 Holiday Concert @Park Auditorium 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 19th CMS Holiday Band Concert @ CMS Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

Pictured In Top Center Photo: Students in Samantha Putterbaugh’s music classes at Hambden Elementary are busy practicing for their upcoming holiday concert on December 15th. Students in Kindergarten through second grade will be performing.

Language Arts LIVE!

Language Arts Live! is a speaker and resource program developed by Chardon High School by Language Arts teachers which provides their students with examples of how the knowledge acquired in the classroom translates to the professional world and life beyond high school. The objective of the program is for students to better understand the various reading, writing and communication skills they are currently learning and to then be able to apply these skills meaningfully to their lives. The key to the success of this series was the parental and community involvement which reinforced our Chardon core values. Special thanks to Jeremy Guy, CJ Paternitti, John Hofstetter, Laurie Thompson, Sheri Wright, Mary Owen, Madelon Horvath, and Dr. Michael Hanlon, who participated in a panel discussion regarding the use of language and communication skills in various work settings. CHS seniors interested writing careers learned valuable tips from the panelists who are currently in the professions to which the seniors aspire. Special thanks to CHS teachers Dawn Weaver and Lynn Monaco for providing this opportunity for our students.

Pictured In Bottom Right Photo: Panelists who shared writing and communication tips with Chardon High School seniors as part of Language Art LIVE! included (from left) Sheri Wright, Mike Hanlon, Madelon Horvath, Laurie Thompson, John Hofstetter, Mary Owen and Jeremy Guy.

Ohio Learning Standards Survey

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is inviting all Ohioans to participate in a periodic update of Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies and financial literacy. The ODE is asking that you share your thoughts through this survey, which is open now through midnight on Janurary 9th. The survey link can be found on the Chardon Schools homepage at By fine-tuning all of Ohio’s Learning Standards, we can ensure that schools are preparing students for the changing expectations of colleges and employers.

Pictured In Top Right Photo: Members of Chardon Middle School’s Junior Teen Institute (JTI) spearheaded the successful food drive at the school for “Giving Tuesday” on November 29th. Junior Teen Institute is a drug-free leadership program, where students develop the skills needed to not only make positive choices for themselves, but also to encourage their peers to make healthy decisions as well.

Pictured In Left Photo: A group of Chardon Middle School art students recently shared their talents by painting cheery winter scenes on several windows around Chardon Square, including at the Chardon Public Library.

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