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As required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), the Chardon Local School District is conducting the annual Child Find campaign to…

Child Find

As required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), the Chardon Local School District is conducting the annual Child Find campaign to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities from birth through age 21, residing in the school district. This includes Chardon children with disabilities who are homeless, wards of the state, or attending nonpublic schools, regardless of the severity of the disability.

If you know of a child with a disability, or a child suspected of having a disability, who is not currently receiving appropriate educational and related services, please contact April Siegel-Green, director, Office for Exceptional Children, at 440-256-0460.

Pull Tab Collection

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland collects aluminum pull tabs from any container (soda pop, soup, pet food) and recycles those tabs into money for its Family Fund. The fund helps support the families that stay at RMH by providing meals and items for families, assistance in emergencies and giving families special moments, such as small gifts for children if they have a birthday while at RMH.

Please collect these valuable tabs to support the families living at the Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland. Both Chardon Middle School and Hambden Elementary School accept the pull tabs for delivery to the main collection site.

Family Geocaching Night

Maple families are invited to participate in a family geocaching event on Oct. 26. The school is teaming up with the Geauga Park District to host the family friendly night.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called “geocaches” or “caches” anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a Tupperware or ammo box) containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little value.

For information, call Maple School at 440-285-4065.

Coffee & Conversation With The Superintendent

Superintendent Mike Hanlon is starting an informal “Kitchen Cabinet” and the community is invited to join him for coffee and a chat. Parents and community members are encouraged to stop by Beans Coffee Shop on Chardon Square on Nov. 2 anytime from 8:30-10 a.m. to share ideas, concerns or questions about the district.

The Kitchen Cabinet format will be open and informal, with no set agenda. This will be the second of Dr. Hanlon’s planned schedule of coffees with parents and community members.

He will be at Beans again on Dec. 7 from 8:30-10 a.m. Special thanks go to community partner Beans Coffee Shop for hosting the Saturday events.

ENERGY STAR Recognition

The Chardon School District has earned the Energy Star Leader recognition for improving its energy efficiency consistently by more than 20 percent throughout the district.

In addition, all six school buildings in Chardon have earned Energy Star certification from the EPA. To qualify for the award, Hambden, Maple, Munson, Park, Chardon middle and high schools rated in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency.

Energy specialist Linda Penttilla was on hand at the school district’s October board meeting to give an update on the program and to present certificates to each of the district’s building principals.

NJHS Service Project

Service projects are a big part of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) mission, so on Oct. 12, Chardon Middle School NJHS members visited Holly Hill Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center and spent time with the senior residents doing activities such as playing corn hole games and painting pumpkins.

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