Chardon School News
April 13, 2023 by Staff Report

A round of well-earned applause for Chardon Schools Treasurer/CFO Deb Armbruster and her team...

Excellence in Reporting and Compliance

A round of well-earned applause for Chardon Schools Treasurer/CFO Deb Armbruster and her team. Armbruster received an unannounced visit from the Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber at the Chardon board office on March 23 wherein Auditor Faber presented her with an OAS Award with Distinction. The honor recognizes the Chardon Treasurer’s Office for excellence in financial reporting related to its FY 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and excellence in compliance with applicable laws.

Just last fall, Mrs. Armbruster and her team members were awarded the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for FY 2021.

Power of the Pen

Congratulations to Chardon Middle School seventh-graders Izzy Dean and Olivia Kennedy — each advancing from the Power of the Pen Lake Erie Regional tournament on March 11 as a qualifier for the state-tournament scheduled for May 18-19 at Ashland University. 
The state-qualifying stories titled “9 Lives” and “Cat and Furry-ous” were penned by Izzy and Olivia, respectively. Their stories shined in the regional writing tournament held at Hudson Middle School where Izzy and Olivia were up against literary competition from students in Geauga, Ashtabula, Lake and Southeast Cuyahoga and Northern Summit counties.
Izzy’s “9 Lives” is a District Platinum Pen Award winner, which carries the added honor of upcoming publication in the Power of the Pen Book of Winners. Together with her participation at the regional level, the district award Izzy garnered propels her to the state level of competition.
Olivia’s “Cat and Furry-ous” earned state qualification by scoring a Best of Round Award at the regional event.
CMS Power of the Pen advisor Shannon Monsman stated, “Both writers did a fantastic job representing Chardon Middle School.”

Paper Towel Drive Success

The Chardon Middle School Builders Club launched its annual paper towel drive at the school March 20-24 in support of Rescue Village’s general shelter supplies wish list. In all, the project amassed 364 rolls through the generosity of students and their families, as well as staff. The epic collection was then donated to the shelter.

The CMS Builders Club is an extracurricular activity that is open to all students in grade levels four through seven who are interested in serving their community and school. Students participate in a variety of community service projects and help plan fundraisers throughout the school year.

The club, which is advised by CMS faculty member Amanda Weaver, is generously sponsored and supported by the Kiwanis Club of Chardon with Kiwanis officer Heather Penrod serving as Builders Club’s point person.