Thursday, January 3, 2013
What will you recall when you look back on the passed year?
Thursday, January 3
Each week the Mentor Patch Moms Council answers a question on parenthood posed to them by readers or another member of council. This week's question: What will your remember most about 2012? It could be something personal, a global event or anywhere in between? Devone Lansing: I'm sure everyone will always remember the shootings that happened last month. I felt a very personal connection with those kids and their families, and I will never forget the day that it happened. Gloria Kilfoyle: I will always remember the school shootings in Chardon and in Connecticut. I pray that these types of tragedies against our children will never happen again.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Lake Catholic shows their support to Chardon High School by donating to a Chardon parish in their name
Lake Catholic High School showed their support for Chardon High by posting this photo on their Facebook page, along with the following message: "Chardon High School, you're forever in our hearts here at Lake Catholic High School. The boxes of food which form part of the heart in this image will be donated to Church of St. Mary's in Chardon in the name of Chardon High School."
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The undefeated Broadmoor basketball team played against coaches from area high schools in a charity game
The Broadmoor Bobcats bested a team comprised of coaches from area high schools Monday night at Mentor High School. The Bobcats maintained their 11-year undefeated streak by beating the coaches for the fourth consecutive year. The coaches team was coached by News-Herald staff writer Bill Tilton and included Cardinals boys basketball coach Bob Krizancic and Lake Catholic boys basketball coach Mark Chicone. However, the game was about so much more than wins and losses. It also doubled as a fundraiser. Most of the money raised was split between Broadmoor and Chardon High. Additionally, before the game, Thomas DeCarlo shaved his head to raise money for his 8-year-old cousin Erin Potter's leukemia treatment. This is the third time Erin's cancer…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Two fundraisers are being held; both raise money for the five families whose children were shot Feb. 27 at Chardon High School
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jason Lea
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Good samaritans are hosting a pair of events to raise money for the families of the five children who were shot Feb. 27 at Chardon High School. An all-you-can-eat spaghetti and pizza dinner will be held April 30 at Stadium Grill. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids. All of the proceeds will go directly to the five families, according to organizer Patty Zolcak. The event will also have a DJ, as well as 50/50 and Chinese raffles. To donate money or raffle items or purchase tickets, you can call 440-567-5767 or 540-760-7310. Meanwhile, another fundraiser will be held March 25 at the Cabana's Island Restaurant in Chardon, 12719 Mayfield Road. It is hosted by the restaurant and the Chardon High class of 2007. They will have a spaghetti …
Monday, March 12, 2012
How our move to a new home didn't go as expected -- and how our cats moved us
You know when you wish you could have your own advice in advance? That's how I'm feeling as I write — it'd have been great to have read this two weeks ago today. That morning my stomach woke, officially knotted, because I was worried about when to move the cats to our new house in Chardon. A week since my husband and I enjoyed a champagne toast at the new place, they were now living in an apartment with very little furniture, our life piled and boxed in every corner of every room; and their anxiety was thick. Should we bring them that evening when we go over to unpack things? Then they could get used to their new surroundings over a couple days, in waves. This was my husband's choice. Or should we alleviate the stress of change and wait …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Mentor High has sold out their T-shirts for Chardon and they thank everyone who bought with a photo
Mentor High has sold all of their "Sharing Hearts" shirts -- the proceeds of which will go to the victims of the tragic shooting at Chardon High School. The money was donated to the United Way of Geauga County, where accounts have been set up for the families. To thank everyone who bought a shirt -- as well as show their support for Chardon -- the students took a photo while forming the shape of a ribbon.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The shirts will be available all week at Mentor's athletic office
Mentor High School students are selling T-shirts this week to raise money for the victims of the tragic shooting at Chardon High School. They will donate the proceeds to the United Way of Geauga County, where accounts have been set up for the families. Shirts are $10 and can be purchased from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in the athletic office of Mentor High. They’ll also be on sale from 5 to 8 p.m. the night of Parent/Teacher conferences.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
How do you talk about the school shootings with your children?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Each week the Mentor Patch Moms Council answers a question on parenthood posed to them by readers or another member of council. This week's question: I would like to ask how these school shootings affect families. Knowing that these tragedies occur but that they are uncommon, do you worry about your kids' and grandkids' safety at school? And what do you tell them when something like this happens? Gloria Kilfoyle: Two of my young granddaughters attend Chardon Schools. This has been a very upsetting week for their parents, their children, and all the people of Chardon. The girls did see the shootings on television Monday morning since the TV was on and they knew that, because of what was happening, they would have no school. The first grade …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Local schools call for thoughts and prayers for the victims
The entire region -- if not the nation -- is shocked after a Chardon High School student shot five of his classmates, killing three, on Monday. Several local school districts -- including Mentor Schools and Lake Catholic High School -- have had their own reactions to the tragedy. Lake Catholic held a prayer service in honor of Chardon Tuesday morning. "We hope to have a tribute later in the week that is more planned out and can include everyone," the school posted on its Facebook page Tuesday. "In the meantime, and most importantly, please continue to pray for everyone at Chardon High School." Meanwhile, Mentor Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Hoynes posted an open letter to parents and guardians on the district's web site. It read: Dear …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Chardon High School shooting spurs police presence, notes of reassurance to area parents
A student is dead and four others injured after a student opened fire at Chardon High School in Geauga County this morning. School districts in the area responded quickly, sending notes to parents and students reassuring them of their own safety practices in the event of a dangerous situation. MORE: See below for area school district's reactions, and watch throughout the day as more reactions are added. Beachwood City Schools Superintendent Rich Markwardt sent an email to parents just before 10 a.m. noting that the students practiced lockdown drills with Beachwood Police earlier this year and that officers were dispatched to keep an eye on Beachwood schools when the news broke this morning. In a note to Beachwood High School students …