Friday, March 23, 2012
Part of Mayfield Middle School One Heartbeat effort.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Roger Vozar
Friday, March 23, 2012
Mayfield Middle School raised $800 for the Chardon High School fund with a basketball game pitting teachers against students. "We wanted to come together and see what we could do as a faculty," said math teacher Matt Duraj. "We chose a basketball game because most felt they could at least participate." They not only took part, they defeated the students 56-54 in a thrilling overtime contest. The game started out with seventh-grade boys, followed by seventh-grade girls, eighth-grade girls and finally the eighth-grade boys, with girls playing against women teachers and boys against the men. The seventh-grade girls threatened to end it in the third quarter, amassing a 14-point lead before teachers rallied to end the quarter at a 48-38 deficit…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Chief Edelman says first responders need to appropriately equipped.
The Chardon High School shooting has school districts and police departments evaluating how they respond to such incidents. Since local police officers would be on the scene well before a SWAT team arrives, they need to be have proper equipment, Mayfield Village Police Chief Richard Edelman said. He's requested the village purchase four First Choice body shields, which weigh about 30 pounds each and would cost a total of $9,600. "We would like four to use in primary response cars to be used in a circumstance like what happened in Chardon," Edelman said. "This would protect you from just about any handgun on the market." The Suburban Police Anti-Crime Network maintains a SWAT team of officers from Mayfield Village, Mayfield Heights, …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
T-shirt sales will benefit fund at PNC Bank.
Lander Elementary School is selling T-shirts to raise money for families of victims of the Chardon High School shootings. The T-shirts proclaim that "Mayfield loves Charon" with Mayfield written out in green above a heart with the word "Chardon." Order forms were sent home with students, but the sale is open to the public as well. Shirts cost $10. To place an order, call Danielle at 440-461-0106 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sherie at 440-461-4418. Money raised will be placed into a fund set up at PNC Bank. Order will be taken through Friday. Shirts will be picked up at the school on a date to be determined.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Nick Walczak had been at Hillcrest Hospital.
The remaining hospitalized victim of the Chardon High School shooting has been transferred from Hillcrest Hospital to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Nick Walczak, 17, had been shot in the neck, arm and back. He was in serious condition and unable to move his legs, although his father said Friday that Nick had started to move his toes. Hillcrest Hospital spokeswoman Heather Phillips said Nick was transferred to MetroHealth to undergo intensive rehabilitation. Another of the Chardon shooting victims, Joy Rickers, 18, had been treated at Hillcrest Hospital and was released Feb. 28.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Middle school wears red and black in support of Chardon High.
Mayfield Middle School students were no longer Wildcats on Friday – they were Hilltoppers in a show of support for Chardon High. Principal Paul Destino said the shooting affected many people at the school, including himself. Chardon High Principal Andy Fetchik is a close friend and godfather of Destino's son. "One of our staff member's nephew was shot. We have people who had a first cousin pass away. My son's godfather is the principal (Andy Fetchik). There's a big connection," Destino said. He said Fetchik told him about the number of cars and photos that were being received and how they are helping the school district heal, so he asked students and staff to wear Chardon's colors – red and black – and pose for a photo to send to Fetchik…
Friday, March 2, 2012
John Walczak speaks about his son, Nick, and the outpouring of support.
Hillcrest Hospital shared a video interview with John Walczak, father of Nick, who was injured Monday in the shooting at Chardon High School. Nick remains in the hospital in serious condition.
Hillcrest Hospital patient still has no feeling in his legs and remains in serious condition.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It can be a tough talk when everyone's searching for answers.
Each week the council will answer a question on parenthood posed to them by readers or another member of council. This week, the Moms Council talks about the topic on everyone's mind – the shooting at Chardon High School. Here's what the Moms had to say: Susan Jerome: I didn't talk to my children about Columbine because they were too young. Let them have an innocent childhood; it is taken away so quickly in our world, today. We have been texting and talking about Chardon since it happened. We try and empathize with the parents of the victims, especially those who have lost a child to such a brutal act. We talked about what the parents might be experiencing, how they are feeling, and what we could do. We have been praying since the news …
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 …
Three students have died and two students were injured in a shooting at Chardon High School Feb. 27. Follow our Storify account of the incident.