Chardon Local Schools News Article

CMS Update 1/14/2020



The official state recognitions have gone out!  Congrats, again, to all CMS students, staff and families for a GREAT state report card last year.  Just a bit of info - only 7% of schools (222) in the state of Ohio received an “A” rating. Even more exciting, only 4% of school buildings in the state (140) have been rated as an “A School” 2-years in a rowWe are proud that CMS has earned this recognition!  Congrats to all!!  

MAP Reports

MAP reports for all students should be coming home today, Tuesday, 1/14/2020.  These reports, along with the CogAT reports sent home with all 4th and 5th graders before winter break, are additional data points to help us guide instruction and provide a pathway as we begin the work of scheduling and class placements for the 20-21 school year.  As we get closer to the end of the third quarter, more information will be sent to parents impacted by potential class placement, and if appropriate, supplemental learning opportunities that may occur during the fourth quarter and / or into the summer. In the meantime, placement guideline decisions can be reviewed within the CMS Course of Study found on the CMS homepage.   

Book Fair

The Winter Book Fair will be held the week of January 27!  Students will visit the sale during their ELA classes, and it will be open during the evening hours on Tuesday, 1/28 from 4:30 - 7:30pm for anyone to visit.   HERE is the link to the online store, volunteer sign-ups, or to sign-up for e-wallet.  HERE is the letter with all the details.  Please note - any checks sent in should be made payable to CMS PTO.  

Teacher Websites and Weekly Calendars

With the start of the 2nd semester, we are excited that all CMS teachers will be utilizing a weekly calendar linked to their website (often referred to as the “class weebly”).  Some teachers have been utilizing this process for a while with very positive feedback from parents and students, so we will be using this common practice across all grades and classrooms.  To access all teachers’ sites, go to the CMS webpage. On the left scroll to “teacher websites” and choose the grade-level / teacher’s info you want to access.

A Call for PARENT VOLUNTEERS: Real Money Real World

This February we will be hosting a Real Money Real World simulation for our 7th grade students. This is a financial literacy curriculum run by Ohio State University that is designed to give students a glimpse into the future and enables them to practice using the skills they are learning here at CMS in real-life scenarios.  It is a great example of "learning by doing."  


To ensure the success of the program, we are in need of several parent volunteers on Friday, February 14th from 7:45am-11:15am. Volunteers from OSU and from the community will also be in attendance and will provide a brief training beginning at 7:45am  for our parents and all parent volunteers will be paired with an OSU volunteer.


To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please call or email Mrs. Collins ( or (440) 286-0453) in the counseling office.  Parent volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis.  In your message, please include your name, your student’s name and grade, and the best phone number/email at which to reach you during the day.  Thanks in advance for all you do to support our students and community!

CCP Information & CHS Curriculum Night

On Tuesday, 2/4/2020, High School Administrators and Department Chairs will be presenting the District CCP Information session along with the CHS Curriculum Night.  While primarily a HS parent event, current 6th or 7th grade parents are able to attend to learn more about CCP options, or for a general overview of the CHS curricular offerings.  This will be held at 6:30pm in the CMS LGIR at 6:30pm. There will be more detailed 7th grade transition meetings beginning in March geared towards current 7th graders’ transitions to CHS.  

5th Grade DARE Graduation

Save the date!  Thursday, February 20 @ 6:30pm in the CMS gym.  More information to come!  

CMS Spring Drama Club 

Click HERE for all the details for 3 different clubs for students in grades 4 - 10.  Grade-level specific fliers and sign-up forms should be picked up from the cubbies across from the main office.  Encourage your child to stop by and grab one!  


Chardon Goes to the Musicals

Jesus Christ Superstar order form and check payable to Munson PTO by 1/29/2020.  



Chardon Lacrosse Club 

Chardon Lacrosse Club has opportunities this spring for boys and girls in Grades 5-8 to learn the game of lacrosse and compete against other teams in our region.  Please come to one of the following sessions at SPIRE to try it out! You don't need your own equipment. Any questions you can email for the girls side and for the boys.  


Dates and times for SPIRE:              

  • January 27    630-745p             

  • February 3    630-745p              

  • February 10   630-745p               

  • February 24   630-745p  



Engineering Challenges Carnival

FREE STEM exploration and discovery carnival with Case Western students.  HERE is promo flier with all the details.  

7th Grade Girls B-Wister STEM Camp @ College of Wooster

The camp begins on June 7 and runs through June 12, 2020.  All activities will take place on The College of Wooster campus.  The fee for the camp, including room and board, is $515  Several scholarships are available for students who qualify for the free & reduced-lunch program so they pay only $100. The application deadline is April 20.


HERE is the promo flier.  Applications and information are available on our website:




Important Dates

  • Friday, 1/17/2020:  PD Day - No School for Students

  • Monday, 1/20/2020:  MLK Day - No School

  • Wednesday, 1/22/2020:  CMS Spelling Bee @ 4pm in LGIR

  • Saturday, 1/25/2020:  CMS Night at Rocket Mortgage Field House

  • Week of 1/27 - CMS Book Fair #2

  • Tuesday, 1/28/2020:  CMS Parent / Teacher Conferences (4:30pm-8:00pm) - by invitation

  • Tuesday, 2/4/2020:  CCP Information Night @ 6:30pm in LGIR

  • Saturday, 2/8/2020:  4th & 5th Grade Father / Daughter Dance

  • Sunday, 2/9/2020:  CMS Day @ The Monster’s Game

  • Wednesday, 2/12/2020:  CMS PTO Mtg

  • Friday, 2/14/2020:  7th Grade Real Money Real World - volunteers needed! 

  • Monday, 2/17/2020:  President’s Dan - no school

  • Tuesday, 2/18/2020:  CLSD BOE Mtg

  • Thursday, 2/20/2020:  5th Grade DARE Graduation

  • Saturday, 2/22/2020:  GCCTM Math Competition @ CMS

  • Tuesday, 3/3/2020:  6 / 7 Band Concert @ CMS

  • Friday, 3/6/2020:  End of 3rd Quarter

  • Monday, 3/9/2020:  CMS to CHS 7th Grade Parent Transition Meeting @ 6:30pm

  • Tuesday, 3/10/2020:  4th Grade Music Program @ CMS

  • Wednesday, 3/11/2020:  CMS PTO Mtg @ 6:30pm

  • Saturday, 3/14/2020:  CMS PTO Parents’ Night Out

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