Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Homecoming Royalty & Attendants

Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming King and Queen candidates!

The Queen candidates are: Kat Dodd, Alpine Hickstein, Dana Dunbar, and Kylee Garrett.

The King candidates are: Coy Bila, Sam Rischling, and Billy Tidyman. Please stop by Mrs. Girard’s room after school.

Also, Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming attendants!!

Freshman attendants include: Kennady Stack, Allie Watson, Cobie Bila, and Sawyer Haag.

Sophomore attendants include: Savanna Sayaloune, Dawn Dunbar, Mikayla Wild, Trevor Berry, and Cooper Heusman.

Junior attendants include: Haley Mahr, Kellie Waugh, Keelynd Clinton, and Luke Tiensvold.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conferences Sept. 14th 5:00-8:30p

The fall Chadron High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday evening 

September 14th
In the HS Commons

We'll host a Financial Aid Presentation at 6pm in the Auditorium for parents of juniors and seniors.

Advanced Biology Soil Experiment

(Submitted by CHS Junior, Chance Nuno)

In our Advanced Biology class, we experimented to find out if the quality of the soil or what type of soil was more conducive for plant growth.  We each tested four radish seeds, two in a rockwool cube, and two in soil.  Both were watered with a solution of water and nutrients.  The experiment was comparative and competitive.

We planted our radishes on the 23rd of August.  Many of our seeds sprouted on the 24th and 25th; however, some would remain dormant until the 30th and some even until the 1st of September.  Regardless, after the 25th came a weekend.  After the weekend, most sprouts had grown to an inch or more.  Mine, for example, was 1.25 inches.  We all observed, daily, our leaf color, which could vary from red and shades of green.  At this part of the experiment, we were observing daily and watering our plants.  Growth continued as usual until Labor Day Weekend.

Tragedy struck as the lights keeping our plants alive and healthy were turned off.  After we arrived to class, some plants were dead - despite our flawless 100% germination.  Their stems had changed color, and the plants had leaned over.  Sadly, some of our seeds that were originally dormant had just sprouted before the weekend - those had either grown or died.  However, over the weekend, the other seeds in their soil or soil substitutes had sprouted, and grown.  This is because plants gather nutrients during the day and grow during the night, and we introduced a very long night cycle to the plants.

The deaths did spell the end of our experiment.  With many plants dead, it seemed mostly pointless to continue the experiment.  We learned, through this experiment, that it mattered more what was put into the soil and how much light the plant received than what the plant was in with regards to soil.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CHS Homecoming Schedule

Homecoming week is a fantastic opportunity to show Cardinal Pride, and the good news is that it's right around the corner! Don't miss all of the fun festivities taking place from September 18th to the 22nd!!!

Homecoming Kick Off/Burning of the C (Sept. 18)
Last year, Chadron High School tried something new with The Burning of the C, and we are happy to announce that we will be holding it again! It will take place Monday, September 18th, after the JV Football game. It will be burned in the high school parking lot and the dance team will perform.

Homecoming Dress-Up Days
Student Council voted, and here are the chosen dress-up themes for each day of Homecoming Week. Don't forget to put on a costume and show your school spirit!

Monday (9/18)- Movie Monday Dress up as your favorite movie character!
Tuesday (9/19)- Teacher Tuesday Dress up as a teacher in the school.
Wednesday (9/20)- Wilderness Wednesday Wear a costume of an animal, plant, safari tour guide, etc.
Thursday (9/21)- Nerd vs. Jock (Flare Out) Dress up as a nerd or jock (crazy sports apparel).
Friday (9/22)- Spirit Day! Put on red, white, and black Cardinal gear and get excited for the football game and dance!

Pep Rally (Sept. 22)
Friday afternoon (during school), students will gather in the High School gym for fun games and competitions organized by the Student Council. Stay tuned for more information.

Homecoming Varsity Football Game (Sept. 22)
The homecoming football game (Chadron vs. Gothenburg) will begin at 6:00 pm. Make sure to come and support your team! Also, during halftime, the homecoming court will be announced, and the king and queen will be crowned! Voting will take place soon.

Homecoming Dance (Sept. 22)
The homecoming dance will take place on September 22nd (after the football game) from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. Admission is $5. For further information about dress please reference the posters hung around the high school. Come have tons of fun at the “Starry Night” homecoming dance!

We look forward to homecoming week and hope you plan on attending as many activities as possible!
Go Cards!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Upcoming Testing Dates @ CHS

Chadron High School will host the following testing dates for CHS students:

September 27th:  ASVAB 
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to ALL juniors during the morning of Wednesday, September 27th in the CHS auditorium. The ASVAB is a multiple choice tst, administered by teh Unites States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.  Although the test is administered by the military, it is not a requirement that test-takers with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces.  The ASVAB contains 10 sections:  General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects, and Verbal Expression.  Student scores are often used to correlate SAT and ACT scores as well as for career exploration and future transition planning.  Please have your student (junior) in the high school auditorium by 7:45 this day!

October 11th:  PSAT
The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and most students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.  CHS students can take the PSAT on October 11th 7:45 a.m. in the HS library.  The PSAT exam is an optional test and is $16 per student due to the HS Office before exam date.  Please contact the Cardinal Counseling Office if you would like your student signed up to take this exam.  

October 28th:  ACT
The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions.  The ACT consists of four mandatory sections:  English, Reading, Math and Science, and one optionally Writing assessment.  The four main tests are scored individually on a scale of 1-36, and a Composite score is provided which is the rounded whole number average of the four scores.  Chadron High School and Chadron Sate College offer multiple Saturday testing dates throughout the year.  Students can register for Saturday exams by going to and creating an account, tests are $42.50 an exam unless student is on free and reduced lunch (see counseling office for a fee waiver).  All juniors will be given a free ACT exam on April 3rd during the school hours.  These scores are vital for college admissions and scholarship opportunities.  The CHS counseling office recommends taking the ACT as often as possible for increased score opportunities.  The next upcoming test at CHS will be given October 28th and students must be registered online no later than September 22nd.  

Financial Aid Presentation - Thursday September 14th

Chadron High School Counseling Office will host it's annual Financial Aid Presentation and Fall Senior/Junior Meeting Thursday September 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.  This meeting will include information regarding:  Financial aid, the college application process, scholarship hunting, and the FAFSA.  Chadron High School will be partnering with Andrew Hunzeker from EducationQuest to provide parents with the most up to date informations regarding the college process.

Senior students who attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program (FAP) will be eligible to register for a $500 scholarship.  EducationQuest will randomly select six student winners on or around December 1, 2017.
To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • be a junior or senior attending a Nebraska high school
  • attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program before December 1, 2017 (parents/guardians may attend on their student’s behalf)
  • complete an online scholarship entry form (details provided at the FAP)
EducationQuest will deposit the $500 scholarships into the winners’ NEST 529 College Savings Plan account. Winners who do not have an account will need to set one up.

We look forward to talking to both students and parents Thursday night during parent teacher conferences!