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Quality Profile

2016

Chardon LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile

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CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile WHAT IS A QUALITY PROFILE? The Chardon community places a high value on education and expects its schools to prepare students for success beyond the classroom. A well-rounded education goes beyond standardized tests, which is primarily what the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) measures with the annual school report cards. The purpose of this Quality Profile is to provide a more complete story of how our schools perform in the areas that matter most to the Chardon community. The content is based on six categories:

$ Academics

Arts

Student Fiscal Leadership and Stewardship Activities

Parent / Community Involvement

Student Services

STAYING IN TOUCH BOARD OF EDUCATION—(l to r) Karen Blankenship, Member; Paul Stefanko, Vice-President; Guy Wilson, Ph.D, President; Sheldon Firem, Member; Madelon Horvath, Member; SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

BUILDING ADMINISTRATORS

Michael P. Hanlon, Jr., Ph.D., Superintendent

Chardon High School Douglas Murray, Principal Ryan Bandiera, Assistant Principal Kathleen Kisabeth, Assistant Principal

Ashley Brudno, Treasurer Edward Klein, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent Linda Elegante, Student Services Director Andrea Ryan, Special Education Supervisor Ted Roseberry, Business Manager Bill Nells, Technology Director Ellen Ondrey, Communications Director Josh Nau, Transportation Supervisor Josephine Culliton, Food Service Supervisor

Chardon Middle School Douglas Higham, Principal Kathryn Baker, Assistant Principal Hambden Elementary Mathew Prezioso, Principal Maple Elementary Kelly Moran, Ed.D, Principal Munson Elementary Louise Henry, Principal Park Elementary Rhonda Garrett, Principal 1

Visit the district homepage to read the latest school news and subscribe to our eCommunications and follow us on Twitter Website chardonschools.org Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @ChardonSchools Chardon Local Schools 428 North Street, Chardon, OH 44024 Phone: 440-285-4052 Fax: 440-285-7229


CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT HANLON This is an exciting time in the Chardon Local School District. Now that our strategic planning process is complete, we are actively implementing the various strategies that will have a positive impact on our schools, the communities we serve and, most important, the 2,900 students that attend our schools each day. The Strategic Vision Implementation Plan focuses on what matters most, and defines goals and strategies in five key areas: Curriculum and Instruction; Safety and Security; Resources; School Facilities; and, Communications. This document is our new Quality Profile, an accountability report designed to give our school community a transparent view of our district’s strengths and opportunities for growth. The purpose of the report is to provide information that captures the performance of Chardon Schools and communicates that in a clear and concise manner. The data presented are designed to supplement the Ohio Department of Education’s School District Report Card in order to provide a comprehensive picture of our school district. Your Board of Education and I feel that it is critically important to provide our community with the tools and information to measure our progress. Our vision is that Chardon Schools will be a destination school district. The successful implementation of our strategic plan will be an essential component in continuing the tradition of high academic performance for all students, as well as meeting the needs that our students will face in the future. If you have any questions concerning our Quality Profile or the Strategic Plan, please feel free to contact me at 440-285-4052, or by email at michael.hanlon@chardonschools.org Sincerely,

Michael P. Hanlon, Jr., Ph.D. Superintendent

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CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile THE DISTRICT The Chardon Local School District is comprised of the City of Chardon, Aquilla Village, Chardon, Hambden and Munson Townships and parts of Claridon Township. We educate approximately 2,900 students across six school buildings; Hambden, Maple, Munson and Park Elementary Schools, Chardon Middle School and Chardon High School. By keeping students and their needs at the center of all we do, we continually strive to achieve the highest expectations for our school district and every students we serve.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Grades K–5

MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades 6–8

HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9–12

We celebrate young learners, where curiosity is encouraged, individual talents and needs are recognized and a collaborative spirit is fostered.

At Chardon Middle School, our students explore interests, develop talents, and discover passions that will follow them into adulthood.

Chardon High School offers a solid academic foundation and extensive extracurricular opportunities for students to grow into well-informed young adults who understand their responsibility to others.

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Quality Profile Vision The Chardon Local Schools will be a destination school district

Mission High achievement for all students, where learning is our most important work Expectations Matter

Community Matters

Effort Matters

Core Beliefs

Relationships Matter

Instruction Matters

Results Matter Strategic Vision Action Committee Members—17, Strategic Planning Team Members—54

FACULTY AT A GLANCE

CHARDON SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE Total Enrollment (K–12) Chardon High School Chardon Middle School Hambden Elementary School Maple Elementary School Munson Elementary School Park Elementary School

K–5 Faculty Middle School Faculty High School Faculty

2902 987 715 251 278 334 337 4

85 49 61

TOTAL FACULTY

195

Highly Qualified Teachers Staff with Master’s Degrees

100% 78%


CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile ACADEMICS A Balance of Traditional and Innovative Teaching Methods At Chardon Local Schools learning is engaging, meaningful and relevant, where we strive to have all students reach their full potential. Our quality programming includes:

1:1 Chromebooks in grades 3–12 Gifted programming in elementary and middle school Full range of Honors and AP courses at high school College Credit Plus courses at high school Foreign language in middle and high school Vast array of Fine Arts programs including chorus, bands, visual arts and drama Twenty-first century Blended-Learning programs Auburn Career Center opportunities Career and College-Readiness programs Wide range of extracurricular opportunities Athletic programming at middle school and high school Academic Intervention programs (Grades K-12) Nationally ranked Envirothon Team: 2nd in Ohio this year, first in Ohio 8 years prior

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Award winning Science Olympiad program at middle and high school Business and community partnerships across the district Ranked 15th best district in Northeast Ohio by Cleveland Magazine (“Rating the Suburbs,” June ‘16) and also ranked a top 15 NE Ohio district for lowest property taxes CHARDON FAMILY SCIENCE DAY

Chardon faculty host this annual K–8 Science event where students explore, create and discover the excitement and magic of science. Over 20 hands-on science stations are set up, including straw rockets, mini-hovercrafts, experimental design, and forensic science with fingerprint identification! ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK

Each year, Chardon’s elementary schools participate in the “One School One Book” program, an initiative designed to encourage the entire school community to share a book together one chapter at a time. The program educates families on the benefits and importance of reading aloud at home. Literacy skills provide the basis for a lifetime of learning and productivity.

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101

High school students enrolled in College Credit Plus in the 2015–16 school year

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Chardon High School graduates earned a CHS diploma and an associate’s degree

89%

2014–15 High School Graduation Rate 89.1% of students who entered the 9th grade graduated four years later.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Rapidly changing job markets and new technologies require individuals to have broad-based skills that transfer to a wide variety of work settings, as well as high levels of thinking and interpersonal skills. Beginning in 7th grade, Chardon students receive an overview of the various career options along with career exploration through guest speakers and field trips to local businesses. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, having a career plan is essential for success in the world of work. BLENDED LEARNING

With its mix of technology and traditional face-to-face instruction, blended learning is the norm in today’s Chardon classrooms. Students in grades 3–12 each have their own Chromebooks while K–2 student have access to Chromebooks and iPads on carts. Combining classroom instruction with online learning encourages our students to expand the pace and place of their learning. COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CCP)

Recognized by US News & World Report as a ‘Top High School’

This statewide program helps students earn high school and college credits at the same time by taking college courses from local community colleges and universities. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. The district partners with Lakeland Community College, Lake Erie College, Kent State University and Hiram College to offer CCP opportunities for our students. DUAL ENROLLMENT

Rated 15th Best School District in NE Ohio by Cleveland Magazine (June 2016)

Chardon High School is pleased to offer five dual enrollment courses on our campus. AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and AP Physics students are all able to receive college and high school credit while taking these courses on our campus. We are also pleased to add an Introduction to Business and a Business Ethics course both of which will begin during the 2016–17 school year. 6


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Quality Profile HONORS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

STAFF RECOGNITION

Chardon High School offers 13 Honors and 17 AP courses. Enrollment in these classes is competitive and limited. Students qualify based on academic performance and faculty recommendations.

Presenting to Peers, Awards, Leadership Activities, Etc.

19% of 10th–12th graders took AP exams in 2015 66% scored a 3 or higher, earning college credit COLLEGE BOARD ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLARS 22 AP Scholars 5 AP Scholars with Honor 7 AP Scholars with Distinction Average SAT for the past three years — Reading: 546 Math: 559 Writing: 532 Average ACT for the past three years – Composite: 24.2 English: 24.3 Math: 23.7 Reading: 24.4 Science: 23.9 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR CANDIDATES 1 National Merit Finalist, 1 Commended Student

Madison Brady Finalist

CMS teacher Vince Bonvissuto was selected one of only three teachers from across Ohio to be recognized by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (MHJF) for Excellence in Teaching under the Mathematics Award category. To honor his professionalism and his work with students, MHJF is providing him a $3,000 Grants-to-Educator award towards a classroom project of his choosing. Hambden teacher, Tammy Schreffler, was named Geauga County K–5 Environmental Teacher of the Year. Tammy’s creativity and enthusiasm provides all her students with meaningful experiences that help them grow their knowledge and appreciation for the environment.

Melanie Gross Commended

GRADUATION HIGHLIGHTS 238 Graduates 61 Honors Diplomas 13 Valedictorians (4.0 GPA) 2 Salutatorians 82% to attend two- or four-year college 2016 College Acceptances Ohio State University Case Western Reserve University California Institute of Technology Penn State University Purdue University Miami (OH) Syracuse University Rochester Institute of Technology University of Cincinnati Ohio University Seton Hall University Xavier University Bowling Green University John Carroll University Canisius College Lake Erie College Mercyhurst University Baldwin Wallace University

West Virginia University Cleveland State University Kent State University University of Akron Grove City College Capital University University of Dayton Otterbein University Malone University University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Colorado Ashland University Belmont University Hiram College Cleveland Institute of Art Notre Dame College Washington State University University of Northern Iowa 7

Chardon High School was well represented in the June 2016 Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony International European Tour. CHS Band Director Melissa Lichtler (euphonium), along with several CHS students, played an extensive repertoire at different concert venues in The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. Maple teacher, Jackie Brown, was the March ’16 winner of the Cleveland CAVS’ “Head of the Class” award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in Northeast Ohio.


CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile THIRD GRADE READING GUARANTEE 99.5% of students met the Third Grade Reading Guarantee ACCELERATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS CLSD offers both subject area and grade level accelerated learning for elementary and middle school students. For the past three years, more than 73.4% of students in Grades 3–12 placed in the Accelerated or Advanced Levels in Reading and Math on Ohio’s State administered tests.

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High School credit classes are offered to middle school students.

25%

of 8th graders earned a high school mathematics credit during the 2015–16 school year.

38%

of 8th graders earned a high school foreign language credit during the 2015–16 school year.

Chardon Middle School students have the opportunity to take advanced courses in the areas of language arts, mathematics, and science. CMS offers students the opportunity to earn high school credit in Physical Science, Spanish I, French I, English I Algebra I, and Geometry. Students at CMS are also able to take classes in art, physical education, health, band, chorus, and technology. Students are able to begin a foreign language in eighth grade by taking Spanish or French.

CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE INDEX IS 100.7 The district’s average performance index for the past three years was 104.2 consistently ranking Chardon Local School District well above the state average.

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Quality Profile ARTS Inspiring Personal Expression The District’s K–12 Arts curriculum nurtures each student’s ability to observe, record, and interpret the world in which they live. VISUAL ARTS We provide a strong arts program which operates on the belief that all students are innately artistic and can find meaning and joy in art. Our curriculum encourages students to connect more deeply with the world and open themselves to new ways of seeing. MUSICAL ARTS From elementary school on, all students are given the opportunity to learn about their musical heritage and be able to listen with informed ears. Band begins in fifth grade, chorus in sixth grade, and under the direction of a skilled faculty, it is no surprise that by high school, the full symphonic band is dazzling its audiences with Beethoven, and the chorus is inspiring the community in the annual performance of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” More than 560 students in grades 6–12 currently take a music elective including band, choir and/or orchestra 97 Elementary students participate in Fifth Grade Band Chardon Middle School 171 Band students—59 sixth graders, 59 seventh graders, and 53 eighth graders 200 Choir students—79 sixth graders, 48 seventh graders, and 73 eighth graders Chardon High School 61 Students in Symphonic Band 43 Students in Wind Ensemble 42 Students in Concert Choir 47 Students in Symphonic Chorale 105 CHS Students participate in Marching Band THEATRE ARTS Theatre and drama uniquely integrates major aspects of other fields of study in its own. Students are able to take risks, express themselves clearly, and work as a team to solve problems. These skills are needed in all jobs and job markets today. 94 CHS students took a Theater Arts Class 110 Students were involved in the Spring 2016 Musical, Aida

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CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Communication, Collaboration and Partnerships Strong partnerships based on consistent, open communication keep our schools a place where everyone feels welcome and supported. Examples of our current partnerships include: ■

Membership and leadership roles in local service organizations including Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Chardon Tomorrow

School Resource Officer at high school contracted through the Chardon Police Department

Active Parent Teacher Organizations, Chardon Educational Foundation, Athletics and Music Boosters, and the oldest high school Alumni Association in Ohio

Partnership with Cardinal Savings for student run banking center at high school

Business partners in every school

Chardon, Inc., an advisory team for our Career Pathways programs consisting of administrators, board members and community business leaders.

Rockwell Automation, UH Geauga Medical Center, Waste Management, Geauga County Courts and Park District and e2b Teknologies are recent partners with us in student career exploration

District Safety Team comprised of officials from Chardon Police and Fire Departments, Geauga County Sheriff’s Department and Township Fire Departments, parents, community members and staff

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Chardon Schools Foundation (CSF) funds educator grants for supplemental enrichment programs, start-up funds for various clubs and other academic and artistic pursuits, special programs/equipment, and financial support of some of our competitive academic teams. Average yearly amount of CSF funding: $35,000. The Elementary PTO’s raised funds for a variety of needs, including playground equipment, white boards, 3-D printers, blended learning furniture for classrooms and books for libraries.

The Chardon Athletic Boosters support 54 teams between Chardon High School and Chardon Middle School. Volunteers raise funds to help to provide equipment, facilities, uniforms and supplies for the various programs.


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Quality Profile FISCAL STEWARDSHIP Fiscal Responsibility Serves Our Community We know that Chardon Local School District residents expect us to operate in a lean manner and to direct funds to the classroom. Residents want to see a good value for their investment in the schools. We are constantly looking for ways to conserve taxpayer dollars, find alternative sources of revenue, and ensure we maintain our excellent schools in a financially responsible way.

Chardon’s budget is

Our revenue stream

approximately $34 million dollars annually

Local taxes 62% State support 21% Other sources %17

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Fiscal Fast Facts Our cost per pupil

Average teacher salary

$11, 236 The lowest in Geauga County

$57,923 is in the middle range for Geauga County

The district will lose close to $1 million

Chardon lost about $540,000 to charter and e-schools in the 2015–16 school year;

beginning in 2017–18 and every year thereafter due to the Ohio legislature and governor ending the Tangible Personal Property Tax Reimbursement

comparable losses are expected on a yearly basis

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Fiscal Challenges Chardon receives only $1,500 per student from the state

while charter schools receive $5,900 per student

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District expenditures are projected to exceed revenue by about $600,000 in 2018

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Deficit spending will begin this year

due to the continued reduction in state funding.


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Quality Profile MASTER FACILITIES PLAN IN THE WORKS

$ 1,000,000 $ 900,000

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2015 REVENUE State Grants in Aid 16.9% General Property Tax 62.1%

Property Tax Allocation 10.4% Tangible Personal Property Tax 4.5% All Other Revenues 5.8% All Other Financing Sources >1%

Chardon Local Schools has experienced a slight dip in kindergarten enrollment the last two years and is interested in finding out why. We applied to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) for help getting some answers. The Commission provides management oversight and assistance to Ohio’s public school districts for reconfiguration, renovation and construction of school facilities. The OFCC spent time in Chardon over the summer analyzing classroom facilities needs, providing up-to-date enrollment projections and, in collaboration with the district’s Facilities Committee and Board of Education, is developing a district-wide conceptual master facilities plan.

Our goal in creating a Master Facilities Plan is simple: Create an efficient use of school facilities to produce the most benefit for our community’s learners.

2015 EXPENDITURES Employee Benefits 21.8%

Purchased Services 15.1%

Supplies and Materials 3.9% Other Objects 2.9%

Personal Services 55.4%

Capital Outlay >1% Operating Transfers-Out >1% Advances-Out >1% 12

In the process we want to ensure that all of our schools are safe, technology-ready, and high-quality for today’s, as well as tomorrow’s, students.


CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Quality Profile STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES Learning to Lead and Serve in a Changing World A vital part of a Chardon education extends beyond the classroom, to the clubs and activities that help students discover their talents and express them in the greater world. CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL ■

Chardon High offers over 30 extracurricular opportunities for CHS students ranging from academic competition teams to future business leaders, from the performing arts to service clubs. We are proud that many of these activities are student-driven.

Chardon’s award-winning Science Olympiad program is “project-based” learning at its best. The extracurricular program is designed to challenge and enrich our most scientifically motivated students and depends heavily on parent and community volunteers. Although Science Olympiad is competitive, most events require teamwork, group planning and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, having fun and developing team spirit.

Envirothon—Chardon High School has a long history of success in the State Envirothon competitions. Our 2015–16 team took 2nd place at the 2016 State Finals at Bowling Green State University. Under the guidance of advisor Marilyn Rohr, Chardon teams have claimed first place eight other years. This year, over 300 teams of students from across the state participated in local and regional competitions to earn the opportunity to be one of the 20 teams competing at the state event. Community Service Projects

Chardon High School students strive to develop a culture that is more compassionate, interdependent and empathetic through a program called Actively Caring for People (AC4P). This movement inspires students to perform intentional acts of kindness as part of their daily routines.

Chardon High School’s AC4P Team, together with UH Geauga Medical Center and the Geauga Co. Dept. on Aging, hosted its 3rd Annual Heart 2 Heart Senior Citizens Valentine Dance at Park Auditorium. Over 100 area seniors enjoyed lunch, music, making new friends, and even danced the Hokie Pokie with the high school students.

The CHS Principal’s Leadership Team focused on the school’s core value of “community” by spearheading the collection of personal care products to help the homeless in Geauga County. During the month of February students set up drop boxes across the district to collect personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, combs, etc. to be delivered to Geauga United Way 13


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CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS Chardon High School Athletics offers 19 sports for students in grades 9–12 Participation Rates ■

Fall Sports: 31%

Winter Sports: 14% .

Spring Sports: 15% . . . . . 159 athletes

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308 athletes 136 athletes

2015–2016 Athletic Achievements Western Reserve Conference Champs ■

Girls Cross Country

Girls Golf

Gymnastics

Girls Track and Boys Track

State Wrestling Qualifiers ■

Devin Johnson and Matt Klingbergs

Devin Johnson—All-Ohio Division 1, 8th Place 195 lbs

Matt Klingbergs—Academic All Ohio (4.0 GPA)

State Track Qualifiers ■

Deanna Ogrinc—300m Hurdles

Rachel Banks—800m, All-Ohio Honors, 2nd Place

Chardon High School Records ■

Girls 4 X 800 (9:19.37)—Rachel Banks, Rachel Lannon, Mikaylie Park, Denali Selent

Girls 100m Hurdles (15.41)—Deanna Ogrinc

Girls 1600m (4:56.05)—Rachel Banks

Girls 300m Hurdles (44.12)—Deanna Ogrinc

Boys 4 X 100 (43.67)—Ben Baierl, Joey Dinko, Spencer Stiffler, Westin Szalay 14


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Quality Profile CHARDON MIDDLE SCHOOL ■

CMS offers over 20 extracurricular opportunities for students in grades 6–8 ranging from music and art to science and robotics.

Chardon Middle School hosted the Northeast Ohio Student Leadership Advisory Summit. Student leaders from CMS, Mentor Memorial, Shore and Ridge, Kirtland Middle, Aurora Middle, and Bay Village Middle school participated in a student-lead summit to review/collaborate multiple topics including blended learning environments, elective courses offered and interests, service within the school and community and future and career planning.

A select group of Chardon Middle School students are recommended to participate in the Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI). The three-year program focuses on environmental issues—water, soil and energy—as well as leadership and team-building skills. The experience is made possible by generous support from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and the cooperation of the many AHLI partners.

Middle school students participate in a variety of academic course travel; eighth grade students traveled to Washington D.C., seventh grade students traveled to Chicago and sixth grade students traveled to Camp Fitch.

Chardon Middle School provides students the opportunity for leadership in National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Student Principal Advisory Council and the Arthur Holden Leadership Institute.

Middle School students are able to participate in a wide variety of opportunities such as Power of the Pen, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Yearbook Club, Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, Junior Teen Institute, student-led morning announcements, and a broad array of yeam sports.

Middle school students give back through participation in a variety of service projects including the Mini-Relay-for-Life, Move-a-Thon, Valentines for Vets, Cleveland FBI/Police Academy Book Drive, Treats for Troops, Grow Project, where the school’s garden bounty is donated to the local food bank. CHARDON MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS Chardon Middle School Athletics offers 10 sports for students in grades 7 and 8—Football, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Boys and Girls Track. Participation Rates

Fall Sports: 30%. . . . . . . . . . 143 athletes

Winter Sports: 22% . . . . . . 103 athletes

Spring Sports: 20% . . . . . . . . 95 athletes 15


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Quality Profile HAMBDEN, MAPLE, MUNSON AND PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ■

Our K–5 enrichment activities are purposeful, focused, and planned. This school year they included the One School/One Book reading program, Cleveland Orchestra field trips, COSI visits, Geauga Park District Nature Scopes program, Progressive Insurance visit, Artists-in-Residence, Family Nights, STEAM Museum, Century Village visit, Maple Book Swap, Munson Art Show

After-school enrichment programs include Chess Club, STEM club, Book Clubs, YMCA sponsored Babysitting Certification, Anti-Bullying program, Kiwanis Terrific Kids Program, Start with Hello

We believe it’s important for even our youngest students to understand the importance of giving back. Elementary service projects include Food Drives, Pumpkin-Grams, Move-a-Thon, Veterans Day Assemblies, Pet Toys Sale/Marilyn’s Voice, Ugly Sweater Contest, Holiday Giving Trees, Operation Christmas Child, Friendship Grams and Project Linus

Hosting informal gatherings help us make connections and build relationships with our parents. Family-friendly events include Pastries for Parents, Donuts for Dads, Muffins for Moms, Class Breakfasts on the Square, Family Movie Nights, Family Geocaching, Grandparent Days, Skating Parties, Father/Daughter Dances, Mother/Son Bowling and Putt Putt, Snowman Building Contest

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Quality Profile STUDENT SERVICES Serving All Students We focus on implementing the district’s mission by nurturing, educating, and graduating special education students. By differentiating instruction within the classrooms we can address many student needs. We value the team decision-making process in regard to special education identification and placement. We are committed to providing a productive and meaningful learning experience for all students.

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of students identified as Students with Disabilities

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of students identified as Economically Disadvantaged

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For the 2015–16 school year, there were a total number of 775 students who have been identified at some point (not necessarily this year) as gifted in one or more of the following areas: ■ ■ ■

23

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of students identified as Gifted

6

of students identified as an ethnicity other than Caucasian

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of students identified as English Language Learners

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Creative Thinking Ability Mathematics Reading/Writing Science Social Studies Superior Cognitive Ability

The district utilizes the research-based response to intervention model (RTI). RTI is a collaborative, tiered process of instruction which allows schools to identify struggling students early, provide interventions and then regularly monitor the effectiveness and impact of the interventions. Early intervention means more chances for success and less need for special education services.

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Chardon Quality Profile 2016  

This QP examines the elements of a high quality public education not necessarily measured by standardized tests.