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CHS Presents "Pippin"The Chardon High School drama and music departments are proud to present the musical "Pippin," an ensemble cast which tells the story of…

CHS Presents “Pippin”

The Chardon High School drama and music departments are proud to present the musical “Pippin,” an ensemble cast which tells the story of a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life.

The show will run March 27-30 in Park Auditorium. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.

Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Senior citizens are invited to view a complimentary production during the dress rehearsal performance on March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Family Science Day

The Chardon Local Schools’ faculty invites the community to a free family event where Chardon students can explore, create and discover the magic of science. Family Science Day takes place April 6 from 1-5 p.m. in the high school gym.

Students can visit more than 20 different hands-on science stations during the event to learn more about science. Topics will include chemical changes, make-and-take brushbots, creating an avalanche in a cup and experimental design, just to name a few.

A concession stand will be open. The first 500 students in grades K-8 will receive a complimentary backpack and pen when arriving at the event to carry anything they create and handouts they receive at the stations. All participants will be given a ticket at each station they investigate to enter in a drawing to win many great prizes, including an iPad Mini. Winners need not be present, so be sure to fill out the tickets completely.

Please direct any questions to scott.brown@chardonschools.org.

Chardon Schools Foundation Auction Raises Over $16,000

Chardon Schools Foundation wishes to thank the local community, businesses, organizations and individual donors and bidders for another successful spring auction held March 8.

“We appreciate everyone’s generous support of our mission through this event,” states Dave Jevnikar, CSF president. “We especially thank our sponsors Middlefield Bank, Preston Superstore, and Windstream for their generous underwriting as well as G-TV.”

The auction is a successful community event involving students, parents, concerned community members and businesses. Established in 1989, The Chardon Schools Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization, believes that excellent schools are essential to the economic and social welfare of the community it serves.

CSF financially supports educational projects and initiatives that will add excitement and imagination to the learning process. CSF has funded over $15,000 in grants to teachers each year for the past several years, helping to make possible many new and innovative learning programs.

The Chardon Schools Foundation exists through the support of local donors. The community’s generous gifts keep CSF’s funding vibrant and responsive to the needs of children in the Chardon Local School District.

Anyone who missed the auction and would like to make a donation may send a contribution to P.O. Box 838, Chardon, OH 44024. Or, make a donation online at the CSF website. Gifts in any amount are greatly appreciated.

For more information on the Chardon Schools Foundation, to make a donation, receive a grant application or request assistance in seeking a grant, please visit the CSF website at www.chardonschoolsfoundation.org.

Maple Carnival

The Maple Elementary PTO Carnival is set for April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the whole family for a day of fun and games.

This year’s carnival will include many of the games one knows and loves from the past, as well as some great new ones including Super Heroes and Operation. Jungle Terry will have two shows and a balloon artist will also be on hand.

There’s something for everyone, including spin art, face painting and a super fun bounce slide. Be sure to check out the great Chinese auction with many fun prizes like gift cards and Lake County Captains tickets.

Intra-District Enrollment

Intra-district enrollment applications are now available on the school district homepage. Parents who wish to have their child attend a Chardon elementary school other than their “home” school may apply between March 17 and May 15, at which time first round placement decisions will be made by the district. Applications will continue to be accepted after May 15 only for available placements. If one is not able to apply online, the application forms are available in the elementary school offices.

District Working to Align Curriculum to New Standards

Chardon administrators have been working with grade level teacher teams this past month to align Chardon’s instruction with new academic content standards.

So what does that exactly mean? Standards are statements that define what all students need to know, understand and be able to do. These standards form the framework of the curriculum by stating the most important big ideas, concepts and skills.

The grade level teams discuss what is being taught and if it is consistent between teachers in a building and among teachers within a district. The intent is to align key concepts identified in the curriculum to state and district standards and to determine gaps and overlaps.

Meeting with grade level teams helps the district identify the instructional approaches that teachers are using and how the students are learning.

Maple Safety Patrol

Maple School’s safety patrol members have taken it upon themselves to clean up the area around the sidewalks they patrol in the mornings and afternoons. After the snow melted, they realized there was much trash along the sidewalks and took the initiative to clean it up. The school is proud of the conscientious efforts of its fifth-graders.

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