Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Chadron HS Recieves NFS Grant for Sawmill

Woodmizer LT15GO Sawmill
Chadron High School is one of two Nebraska schools to receive a grant of approximately $11,500 of sawmill equipment sponsored by the Nebraska Forest Service - An Affiliate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Ainsworth High School is the other Nebraska school selected as a recipient.

Project Purpose: North-Central and Northwest Nebraska are some of the state's most heavily-forested regions. However, there is such a shortage of forest industry and forest product manufacturing in the areas that severe wildfires have occurred as a result of lack of management and timber harvest. NFS is working with the local schools to get students involved in forestry education and wood products manufacturing through FFA, the industrial technology and agricultural programs in an effort to increase student interest in the resources available in their own backyard and jumpstart the development of forest-based small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Nyle L53 Kiln

Chadron and Ainsworth high schools will each receive a Woodmizer LT15GO sawmill with the optional log loader kit and a Nyle L53 wood kiln. Included in the grant is training provided by NFS.

Monday, July 30, 2018

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 15th @ 7:55am


We're anxious to see all of our students after summer break!

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 15th and school starts at 7:55am for the high school.  We'll begin our day by having staff hand out student schedules in the Commons followed by a Back-To-School Assembly in the Auditorium.

The first week of school (Aug. 15, 16 and 17th) will all be 1:30pm dismissals to help students ease back into the school days as well as to provide time for necessary staff trainings.

See you all soon!!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Fall Sports Meeting and iPad Training Dates & Times

The Fall Sports meeting for students and parents will by held Monday, 

August 6th at 6:30pm (for all student participants and parents).  


In addition, we will host two opportunities for the required iPad training on
Tuesday, August 7th at 6:00pm and on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:00pm.
These iPad trainings must be attend by the student and a parent/guardian
in order for the student to receive an iPad during the first days of school.
Additional iPad trainings will be available TBA after school starts on August 15th.

All meetings will be presented in the high school Auditorium.

The slideshow below contains information for new students and parents to our
high school. The slides are set to transition every 10 seconds or use the 
controls at the bottom.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Senior Exit Survey Results

At the end of each school year, Chadron High School contracts with LifeTrack Services, Inc. to conduct a confidential, non-biased senior exit survey. We just received the results for the graduating class of 2018. 43 seniors responded to the survey this year. I've included my notes in comparing these results to last year. 

Thank you to all of our seniors for providing this important information which helps provide focus for our efforts for continuous improvement of our school.


  1. Did you have a positive learning experience at Chadron High School?
    • Yes - 100%  Same as last year
    • No - 0%
  2. Was the counseling department helpful and supportive meeting your needs?
    • Yes - 95.6%  About the same as last year
    • No - 2.2%
    • No Response - 2.2%
  3. Did your teacher encourage you to continue your education?
    • Yes - 97.8%  Higher than last year
    • No - 2.2%
  4. Were enough elective classes offered for you to explore different career opportunities?
    • Yes - 82%  Same as last year
    • No - 18%
  5. Do you think you will be able to easily find a job that can support you?
    • Yes - 91%  Same as last year
    • No - 6.7%
  6. Did you ever experience significant harassment from other students?
    • Yes - 6.7%  Slightly higher than last year
    • No - 88.9%
    • No Response - 4.44%
  7. Chadron High School provided a safe learning environment?
    • Excellent - 77.8%  Lower than last year
    • Good - 17.8%  
    • Average - 4.4%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  8. Chadron High School maintained a drug-free environment?
    • Excellent - 15.6%   Lower than last year
    • Good - 33.3%        Same as last year
    • Average - 40%       Higher than last year
    • Below Average - 8.9%
    • Needs Improvement - 2.2%   Lower than last year
  9. Chadron High School provided a strong foundation in the use of technology?
    • Excellent - 51.1%  Lower last year
    • Good - 35.6%  
    • Average - 8.9%
    • Below Average - 2.2%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • No Response - 2.2%
  10. Teachers generally held high standards and demanded quality work?
    • Excellent - 62.2%  Lower than last year
    • Good - 37.8%
    • Average - 0%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  11. My teachers were knowledgeable about the curriculum being taught?
    • Excellent - 60%  Lower than last year
    • Good - 33.3%
    • Average - 6.7%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  12. I was challenged to experience academic growth each year?
    • Excellent - 73.3%  Lower than last year
    • Good - 26.7%
    • Average - 0%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • No Response - 0%
  13. Rules were enforced consistently and fairly?
    • Excellent - 42.2%   Lower than last year
    • Good - 33.3%  
    • Average - 22.2%
    • Below Average - 2.2%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  14. What area(s) do you plan to pursue immediately after high school? (mark all that apply)
    • 4 Year College - 62.2%  Lower than last year
    • 2 Year College - 22.2%  Higher
    • Voc./Tech School - 0%  same
    • Work Full Time - 8.9%  same
    • Work Part Time - 4%  same
    • Military - 6.7%  Slightly higher
    • Other - 2.2%
    • No Response - 0%
  15. Overall, how would you rate Chadron High School as a learning environment?
    • Excellent - 77.8%  Lower than last year
    • Good - 17.8%        Lower than last year
    • Average - 4.4%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Last Day of School - Friday, May 18th

Friday, May 18th will be the last day of school for students. We'll dismiss students at 11:00am and host the annual free school/community picnic at 11:30am on the West side of the high school. Please join us.

Students will need to check-out of all of their classes, returning books & iPads and pay all lunch/library/iPad fees.

We encourage students to be prepared for payment of fees necessary to check out of school. 

Common fees include:

  • $19 iPad charging cord (missing/lost or exposed wires)
  • $19 iPad charging block (missing/lost)
  • $49 iPad fee (cracked screen)
  • $399 iPad replacement (missing/lost/broke iPad)
  • Library fees (lost books)
  • Lunch fees (negative lunch balance)
  • Fees for any missing uniforms or other equipment