Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 Senior Exit Survey

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 2017. 57 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 - 100%  Higher than last year
    • No - 0%
  3. Did your teacher encourage you to continue your education?
    • Yes - 100%  Higher than last year
    • No - 0%
  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%  Slightly lower than last year
    • No - 9%
  6. Did you ever experience significant harassment from other students?
    • Yes - 5%  Significantly lower than last year
    • No - 95%
  7. Chadron High School provided a safe learning environment?
    • Excellent - 86%  Higher than last year
    • Good - 12%  
    • Average - 2%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  8. Chadron High School maintained a drug-free environment?
    • Excellent - 32%   Higher than last year
    • Good - 35%        Higher than last year
    • Average - 25%
    • Below Average - 5%
    • Needs Improvement - 4%   Significantly lower than last year
  9. Chadron High School provided a strong foundation in the use of technology?
    • Excellent - 70%  About the same as last year
    • Good - 26%  
    • Average - 4%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • No Response - 0%
  10. Teachers generally held high standards and demanded quality work?
    • Excellent - 83%  Significantly higher than last year
    • Good - 16%
    • Average - 1%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  11. My teachers were knowledgeable about the curriculum being taught?
    • Excellent - 83%  Higher than last year
    • Good - 17%
    • Average - 0%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  12. I was challenged to experience academic growth each year?
    • Excellent - 84%  Higher than last year
    • Good - 12%
    • Average - 4%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • No Response - 0%
  13. Rules were enforced consistently and fairly?
    • Excellent - 63%   Higher than last year
    • Good - 28%  
    • Average - 7%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 2%
  14. What area(s) do you plan to pursue immediately after high school? (mark all that apply)
    • 4 Year College - 77%  Higher than last year
    • 2 Year College - 11%  same
    • Voc./Tech School - 2%  lower
    • Work Full Time - 9%  lower
    • Work Part Time - 4%  same
    • Military - 4%  lower
    • Other - 0%
    • No Response - 0%
  15. Overall, how would you rate Chadron High School as a learning environment?
    • Excellent - 89%  Significantly higher than last year
    • Good - 7%        Lower than last year
    • Average - 4%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Important Start-of-the-Year School Dates

Here we go, another school year is about to begin!  :)

I hope everyone haa a great summer break. I've listed the important dates below for students and parents.  A parent or guardian must attend with the student to: iPad Orientation and the Fall Sports Meeting.

This year, we're conducting the required iPad orientation on two dates with the plans to bring in an exceptional speaker to address digital citizenship and online safety. iPads will then be handed out to students during the first three days of school for students who have attended the iPad orientation. Any student that has not attended an orientation with a parent/guardian will need to schedule an orientation with our Tech Office after the start of school.

We look forward to seeing you!

iPad Orientations (attend any one with a parent/guardian):
Monday, August 7 - iPad Orientation 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 8 - iPad Orientation 6:00 pm
(All parents/guardians and students MUST attend one of these iPad Orientation meetings.  iPads will not be handed out at the orientation, instead, iPad deployment will be the first three days of school to those students who attended an orientation meeting with a parent.  iPads will not be handed out if orientation was not attended)

Fall Sports and New/Freshman Student Orientation:
Thursday, August 10 - 6:30 pm - High School Fall Sports Meeting - H.S. Auditorium

Fall Sports Seasons:

Monday, August 7 - Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Softball and Girls Golf practice starts

Start of School:
Wednesday, August 16 - 1st Day of school - 1:30 dismissal
Thursday, August 17 - 1:30 dismissal
Friday, August 18 - 1:30 dismissal


HS Open House:
Tuesday, August 22- Open house, 6-7 p.m. Opportunity to walk through the school and visit with staff.