Friday, January 24, 2020

Cardinal Counseling 5 Bullet Friday for Jan. 24th

WELCOME TO 5 BULLET FRIDAY!

The Chadron High School Cardinal Counseling Department is excited to share our 5 Bullet Friday Newsletter for the 2019-20 school year!  Each week we will be providing readers with five facts, tips or tricks to help make the school year a success academically, emotionally, and socially! 

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1. Kiwanis Honors Program -
Still a Chance to be Honored for Your Grades!

Parents and Students, in the Spring of each year our local Kiwanis group puts on an Honor Awards Presentation for all students that receive a 3.5 cumulative GPA and/or are on the Gold Honor Roll for third quarter.  Check report cards and GPA on Infinite Campus if you are interested in being honored for this event!  If you do not have a 3.5 cumulative gpa you still have a chance to be honored!  Do your best to earn Gold Honor Roll this quarter and you will be invited!  Date and time of awards program TBA.

2. Seniors - Graduation is Right Around the Corner, How are You Doing on Scholarships?

There are TONS of scholarships in the Google Drive folder, check it out below, reminder, we organize these folders based on DUE DATES.  All scholarships due in January are in the JANUARY FOLDER, all scholarships due in February and in the FEBRUARY FOLDER.... you get the gist.  Give it a gander and TURN. THEM. IN.  Click the image below for access to the entire folder!  

3. New Course HIGHLIGHT:  American History Through Film!

I love this time of year, scheduling season and preparing for NEW COURSES.  The first NEW COURSE I want to highlight for next year will be a Social Studies Offering taught by Mr. Sandstrom titled:  American History Through Film.  Check it out below!

Course Description: This study of American History is not a standalone course for the history of the United States.  Instead, American History Through Film will supplement regular U.S. History and Government classes to provide a fuller understanding of the past and the way that it has been documented by American filmmakers.  The films in this course will cover the time periods from the American Revolution through the War on Terrorism in the early twenty-first century. For some topics and units, short clips from several movies will be shown, while whole films will be utilized to teach other time periods.  The major themes, topics, and time periods will follow the Nebraska Social Science Standards. Students will be assessed on reaction papers or film responses to demonstrate their understanding of the film’s content and illustrated that they can use the films’ to evaluate historical events.
American History Through Film Schedule of Topics: 
This course is organized into units.  As the class’s focus will be on modern American history, we will begin with a short unit to catch-up students to the end of the Reconstruction period.  From that point, we will cover multiple chapter units over modern American history.  
  • American Colonies 
    • New World (clips)
    • The Crucible (clips)
    • Last of the Mohicans (clips)
  • American Revolution (1-2 Days expected)
    • April Morning (clips)
  • Antebellum (5-7 Days expected)
    • Amistad (clips)
    • 12 Years a Slave (clips)
    • Roots (clips)
    • Birth of a Nation (New version) (clips)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction: (12-13 Days expected)
    • Ride with the Devil (clips)
    • Gods and Generals (clips)
    • Gettysburg (clips)
    • Cold Mountain (Cold Harbor scene only)
    • Glory (full)
    • Gangs of New York (clips)
    • The Conspirator (clips)
    • Gone with the Wind (full)
Unit 3: Territorial Expansion, Imperialism, and World War I: 1867-1920: (6-8 Days Expected)
  • Westward Expansion: (2 Days expected)
    • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (clips)
    • Dances with Wolves (clips)
    • Geronimo (clips)
  • Spanish-American War (Half Day expected)
    • Rough Riders (clips)
  • World War I (4 Days expected)
    • 1917 (full)
    • They Shall Not Grow Old (full)
Unit 4: Roaring Twenties into the Dirty Thirties: 1920s-1930s: (6-7 Days expected)
  • Roaring Twenties (2 Days expected)
    • Great Gatsby (clips)
    • Aviator (clips)
    • Lawless (clips)
  • Great Depression (4 Days expected)
    • Seabiscuit (clips)
    • To Kill a Mocking Bird (full)
Unit 5: World War II: The Good War? – 1930s-1945: (15 Days expected)
  • Schindler’s List (clips)
  • Hacksaw Ridge (full)
  • Saving Private Ryan (clips)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (full)
  • Dunkirk (clips)
  • Midway (clips)
  • Enemy at the Gates (clips)
  • Pearl Harbor (clips)
  • Unbroken (full)
  Unit 6: Foreign Policy and the Cold War: 1945-1991: (14 Days expected)
  • Dr. Strangelove (full)
  • Thirteen Days (full)
  • Platoon (full)
  • Rocky IV (clips)
  • Red Dawn (clips)
Unit 7: A March Towards Equality: An Era of Instability and Changing Cultural Norms: 1945-1975 (14 Days expected)
  • Selma (full)
  • Malcolm X (full)
  • The Help (full)
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (clips)
  • Mississippi Burning (clips)
  • Green Book (clips)
Unit 8: Contemporary America: 1975-Today (4 Days Expected)
  • Black Hawk Down (clips)
  • World Trade Center (clips)
  • United 93 (clips)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (clips)

4.  Are You Thinking About College Credits While in High School?

Check out this video to learn more!  I will be registering students for dual credit and college offerings starting in March.  Good to know ALL THE INFORMATION and how it works, and what implications it might have for the future.

Current Chadron High School Dual Credit and AP Credit Offerings:
Personal Finance
AP Statistics
AP Calculus
College Algebra (Pre Calculus)
AP US History
Basic Nursing (CNA Certification)
Medical Terminology
AP Literature

5. Digital Predators and Online Safety

Mel Robbins is back with part 2 of her Digital Predators podcast and video series.  Check this one out, it's a strong focus on self harming online games such as the Blue Whale Challenge and Choking Challenge.  Parents need to know these games and predators exist.  ALSO you will learn about COPPA and the legality of having social media under the age of 13 (scroll to 35:00 minutes).  I'll give you a hint, IT. IS. ILLEGAL.  Your 12 year old should not be on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat to mention a few.  Click the image below, it's well worth your time to listen or watch....
Digital Predators Series Part 2
Readers, THANK YOU AGAIN for joining us! Whether you are from CHS or another school, If you find it worthwhile please continue to SHARE. THE. LOVE (and the link).

Thursday, January 23, 2020

STEM Club at Chadron Public Library

Greetings,
We would like to share with your school families that the Chadron Public Library STEM club is having its first meeting on Monday evening, January 27th from 6:30-7:30 PM. 

School age, young adults and families are invited to attend. The first meeting will include how to use our library telescopes that are available for checkout. We will observe winter constellations (weather permitting) followed by cocoa and an indoor constellation activity. After this first meeting the STEM club will meet the third Monday of each month (February through May) from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Susan
Susan J. Rolfsmeier
Assistant Director
Chadron Public Library
507 Bordeaux St. 
Chadron, NE 69337


Monday, January 20, 2020

FFA Results from the January Competition

Once again, the Chadron FFA team makes a strong appearance in the district competitions. On January 8th, four different teams traveled to WNCC in Scottsbluff to compete in the first CDE of the year. The CDE, Career Development Event, teams consisted of Welding, Floriculture, Ag Sales, and Livestock Management. Out of the four teams, two are going to state to represent the Chadron chapter. The participants, their event and ribbon placement are as follows:                (reported by Samantha Johns)


Welding - 
  • Levi Glines
  • Cooper Wild
  • Jacob Wojcik
  • Seth O’Rourke


Ag Sales - (one placement away from state taking fourth as a team: highest ever!) 45 contestants
  • Aleeya Lopez - 9th
  • Tate Ryan - 11th
  • Emma Cogdill - 12th
  • Cole Madsen


Floriculture - (3rd as a team, qualifying for state!) 72 contestants
  • Cloey Murdock - tied for 3rd
  • Shannnon O’Rourke - tied for 3rd
  • Kadence Wild
  • Mazie Murdock


Livestock Management - (first as a team, also taking first in the sheep and swine species: qualifying for state)
  • Samantha Johns
  • Kayley Galbraith
  • Kaylie Phillips
  • Trinity Bannon
  • Brianna Larson
All who competed tried their very best and represented the Chadron Chapter well. 
(Left: All Chadron participants for final photo of teams. Right: Floriculture competition projects)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Cardinal Counseling - 5 Bullet Friday for Jan. 10th

WELCOME TO 5 BULLET FRIDAY!

The Chadron High School Cardinal Counseling Department is excited to share our 5 Bullet Friday Newsletter for the 2019-20 school year!  Each week we will be providing readers with five facts, tips or tricks to help make the school year a success academically, emotionally, and socially! 

If you do not wish to receive this email feel free to UNSUBSCRIBE using the button located at the bottom of this email.

1. No More Schedule Changes!

If there is a mistake please let me know, otherwise you are IN. IT. TO. WIN. IT.  

2. Kiwanis Honors Program

Parents and Students, in the Spring of each year our local Kiwanis group puts on an Honor Awards Presentation for all students that receive a 3.5 cumulative GPA and/or are on the Gold Honor Roll for third quarter.  Check report cards and GPA on Infinite Campus if you are interested in being honored for this event!  If you do not have a 3.5 cumulative gpa you still have a chance to be honored!  Do your best to earn Gold Honor Roll this quarter and you will be invited!  Date and time of awards program TBA.

3. Seniors - Graduation is Right Around the Corner, How are You Doing on Scholarships?

There are TONS of scholarships in the Google Drive folder, check it out below, reminder, we organize these folders based on DUE DATES.  All scholarships due in January are in the JANUARY FOLDER, all scholarships due in February and in the FEBRUARY FOLDER.... you get the gist.  Give it a gander and TURN. THEM. IN.  Click the image below for access to the entire folder!  

4. Did You Know You Can Check Graduation Progress and Credit Requirements Online?

Students and Parents - Infinite Campus has an AMAZING feature called Academic Progress where you can check your current graduation progress and credit requirements.  One of the MOST FREQUENT questions I get in the school counseling office is:  "Am I On Track to Graduate" or "Am I Taking the Right Classes".  First recognize that there is NO RIGHT PATH or PERFECT set of courses, just make sure you take courses that will challenge you academically and follow your energy to find career and technical courses that may interest you and light a fire for your future!  Check out this example below, green means TO GO TO, Red means further credit requirements needed!
Also check out courses offered in the past at Chadron High School, I will highlight NEW COURSE OFFERINGS in the next few weeks!

5. UNO CARDS Taking Over CHS

If you haven't gotten a chance to see check out CHS Facebook and Instagram for photos of students puting their PHONES DOWN and engaging with eachother over lunch and break!  At CHS we PLAY GAMES AND ENGAGE WITH EACHOTHER not with our phones :)
Readers, THANK YOU AGAIN for joining us! Whether you are from CHS or another school, If you find it worthwhile please continue to SHARE. THE. LOVE (and the link).

Interact Club Provides Over 60 Blankets to Community Families

How awesome to know that the Chadron High Interact Club handed out over 60 blankets to families in our community this holiday season! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CHS Students Recognized as Academic All-State Recipients

Congratulations to our students awarded the 2019 Fall NCPA Academic All-State recognition:

Girls Cross-Country: Abigail Gardner and Savanna Sayaloune
Football: Cooper Heusman and Cole Madsen
Girls Golf: Madeline Pelton
Play Production: Alexis Conboy and Madison Sandstrom
Softball: Madisyn Hamar and Kaitlyn Jensen

Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity.
The NSAA and the NCPA are proud to recognize all of the 2,554 award winners of the 2019 Fall NCPA Academic All-State Award.
This brings the total number of NCPA Academic All-State Award winners to over 75,000 spanning the 14 years of this awards program.
Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity
Every high school student who meets the criteria for nomination by their school will be recognized and awarded a certificate of achievement by the NSAA and NCPA. The following leadership and scholarship guidelines shall apply: 
1. A nominated student must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity during the seasons for which nominations are accepted. 
2. A nominated student must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average, in all curricular subjects, of 93% or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent. 
3. NSAA high schools or their cooperative sponsorship may nominate a maximum of two students per NSAA activity program.

CLICK HERE to view the complete list of the 2019 Fall recipients!