Chalker High School

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Southington Township School
Southington Township School Southington OH Feb 2012.jPG
Chalker High School
Chalker High School is located in Ohio
Chalker High School
LocationOH 305, Southington, Ohio
Coordinates41°18′32.4″N 80°57′28.8″W / 41.309000°N 80.958000°W / 41.309000; -80.958000Coordinates: 41°18′32.4″N 80°57′28.8″W / 41.309000°N 80.958000°W / 41.309000; -80.958000
NRHP reference #10001214[1] (original)
12000464[2] (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 4, 2011
Boundary increaseAugust 1, 2012

Chalker High School is a public high school in Southington, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Southington Local School District. Their mascot is the Wildcats.

History[edit]

Chalker High School is named for Newton Chalker, an attorney who was born in Southington in 1842.[3][4] Chalker created an endowment for the high school when schools in the township agreed to consolidate smaller schools in a central location. The town agreed to consolidation, and the original campus was completed in 1907, consisting of the Chalker High School building and a smaller elementary school.[4] Newton Chalker agreed to pay for Chalker High school, as long as the townspeople would pay for the elementary school building, which wasn't nearly as grand, totaling $6000 as compared to the Chalker Building's $20,000.[citation needed] The high school was constructed in the Neoclassical Revival architectural style, including fluted columns and a pedimented gable.[4] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 2011.[5]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Chalker High School currently offers[6]:

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Organizations[edit]

Beta Club[edit]

Beta club is the school's academic honors program that heavily emphasizes community service. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and fulfill 10 hours of community service to maintain membership. It is affiliated with the National Beta Club organization.[9]

National Honor Society[edit]

The school's chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in the program's main criteria of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.[10]

Spanish Club[edit]

Spanish club is for students who wish to further their studies in Hispanic culture through activities, such as making piñatas and decorating calveras. To maintain membership, students must be active in the club and have been enrolled in a Spanish class at some point.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 7/30/12 through 8/03/12". National Park Service. August 10, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "About Us". Southington Local Schools. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  4. ^ a b c "Marker #29-78 Southington Township Centralized School and Monument Park". Remarkable Ohio. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  5. ^ "List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/31/11 Through 2/04/11". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  6. ^ "Athletics". Southington Local Schools. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  7. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Softball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  8. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  9. ^ "Beta Club". Southington Local Schools. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  10. ^ "National Honor Society". Southington Local Schools. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  11. ^ "Spanish Club". Southington Local Schools. Retrieved 2019-03-19.

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