chardon school fair visit

Chardon High School’s Karen Beran, left, educational assistant; Ruth Carney, child-specific educational assistant; and students Bailey Silvia, Catherine Parr, Harry “Quinn” Allen, Will Longar, Justin Friedman, Jack Geraci, Jessica Kitchen and Troy Graley enjoy a picnic lunch break while visiting the Great Geauga County Fair, an annual tradition in teacher Amanda Bunker’s class. 

Kelly Misch, 440-285-4052, ext. 409

Students learn life skills at fair

Chardon High School teacher Amanda Bunker has made it an annual tradition to take her class to the Great Geauga County Fair. The field trip provides an opportunity for her students to practice such valuable life skills as following a schedule, reading a map, managing money and communicating with public officials. These life skills are practiced in a fun setting as the students also get to enjoy French fries, fair shows and delicious milkshakes.

High school leadership camp

Sixty-five Chardon High School students volunteered to spend part of Aug. 30, their first day of a four-day holiday weekend, attending a leadership camp organized by science teacher Rob Mizen and math teacher Scott Brown. 

The camp provided students with presentations by local community leaders and CHS faculty. Guest speakers emphasized the lessons they learned on their life paths in pursuit of their passions and leadership vocations. Q&A sessions and team-building activities kept the camp interactive.

Elizabeth Newman, a CHS alumnus and President and CEO of Circle Health Services and the Centers for Family and Children, served as the event’s keynote speaker.

School supply drive

On Aug. 29 faculty from the Chardon Education Association gathered together at El Patron to host a school supply drive for WomenSafe, Inc. CEA’s efforts to include the collection of new backpacks in the school supply drive worked to ensure that children can feel more prepared for school. In all, the organization collected 50 brand new backpacks along with a variety of additional brand new school supplies.

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