What’s Going on in the Chardon School District?

CHS Ranked in the Top 100 Ohio High Schools

Chardon High School has once again made the list of high schools considered the best in Ohio and the nation, according to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report. Of 21,035 schools reviewed nationwide for the “Best High Schools” report, 234 Ohio schools made the list, including Chardon, Kenston, Mentor, and West Geauga. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors. Chardon High School is ranked 73rd within Ohio (up from 87th last year) and ranked 1,367th nationally, achieving a Silver Medal. The AP® participation rate at Chardon High School is 35 percent. “I am extremely proud of the dedication and commitment from our staff,” said Chardon High Principal Andy Fetchik. “Their focus on student achievement is testament to this honor. We would not be recognized for this award without our student’s demand for a rigorous curriculum and their parents’ support.”

Hambden School Hosts “Project Linus” Service Day

Hambden Elementary recently provided a rewarding and fun service opportunity for its students when it hosted a school-wide “Project Linus” service day. With the help of adult and high school volunteers, students made fleece blankets to share with children in need. Service project coordinator Stephanie Seabeck said, “The Project Linus blankets provide a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.” The gifts of new, handmade blankets lovingly created by our student “blanketeers” was a great way for our students to help others in need.

Chardon High School student Alex Siford works with Hambden students Stone Fawcett & Caden Foley on their Linus Blankets, which will be donated to children in need.

Hambden Service

Hambden Elementary recently provided a rewarding and fun service opportunity for its students when it hosted a school-wide “Project Linus” service day. Chardon High School volunteer Bri Lange and Hambden teacher and the service project coordinator, Stephanie Seabeck, work with Lexi Carroll, Taylor Poff, Sean Senker and Tia Schneider on their handmade blankets.

Scarlet Detweiler artwork accepted in the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition


The Chardon High School Art Department is proud to announce that Scarlet Detweiler had artwork accepted for inclusion in the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. Scarlet’s work was one of 300 pieces selected from more than 12,000 entries from across the state. Don’t miss this outstanding student show, a testament to the high quality of visual arts education that exists in the state. The exhibition, which is being held at the James A. Rhodes Office Tower, 30 East Broad Street, Columbus, is open to the public through May 16, weekdays only. It is vital that the community understands the value and importance of arts education, and the positive impact it has on our students.

Crescendo Club Tag Day is May 18

Help keep the Chardon schools music program strong! Support us on Tag Day, May 18, with your donation. Band members and music students will be going door to door in the school district asking for donations and promoting the marching and music programs as student ambassadors. Students will be wearing their band uniforms or red t-shirts. The funds raised will be used by the Crescendo Club (our music boosters) to purchase things such as sheet music, uniforms, instrument repairs, and general program costs for K-12. Make checks payable to Crescendo Club. Contact the music department with any questions: melissa.lichtler@chardonschools.org; tracy.paroubek@chardonschools.org or fritz.streiff@chardonschools.org.

Chardon Envirothon Team Headed to State

The Ohio Envirohon is designed to stimulate, reinforce, and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. The Envirothon tests students’ knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology, and current environmental issues. In addition, the Envirothon encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score. The Chardon Envirothon program, under the direction of Chemistry teacher Marilyn Rohr, has a long history of successful teams competing at the state and national levels. On that note, kudos to both of 2013 Chardon’s team, who each took first place at the regional competition and are now headed to the State Competition June 9-10.

Chardon Schools First Family Science Day Success

Science Day

Chardon Schools first Family Science Day, which was held Saturday, April 20, was an overwhelming success with over 300 students and their families inquiring, discovering, and having plain old fun together. The event clearly proved to be a great way to get families excited about science. It also encouraged parent involvement and sparked plenty of interest among our students as they participated in a variety simple inquiry-based science activities. Research shows that student test scores and enjoyment of learning dramatically increase with parent participation. On that note, special thanks to the teachers, parents, and high school students who manned over 25 unique hands-on science stations, which allowed our younger students and parents to have fun learning together.

Geauga News
Author: Geauga News