Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Stand Up For Yourself - Training Offerings

Would you like to learn how to stand up for yourself in uncomfortable or intimidating situations?  Do you want to increase your skills in setting boundaries and responding effectively
to verbal or physical aggression?

Come join 88Tactical
in the
Chadron Primary School gym
and learn how to

**Fri. April 5  6:00 - 10:00 pm Basic Women’s Primal Self Defense  is a class for females age 12 and up  *$60/student *Class limited to 20 *Details below   (This is usually $80/class but local scholarships from Indivisible Chadron provide 25% tuition/student.)  

**Sat.  April 6, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Youth Anti-Bully & Anti-Abduction is a class for 6-12 year old girls and boys.  *$45/student *Class limited to 20 *Details below
(This is usually $60/class but local scholarships from Indivisible Chadron provide 25% tuition/student.)  

Register on line by 3/29/19: - Civilian Courses:
  • Combatives & Self-Defense -  Primal Self-Defense - BASIC WOMEN’S PRIMAL SELF DEFENSE
This is a community effort to empower our young people.  Questions? Contact Cheryl Welch at 308-432-3519 or

The Basic Women’s Primal Defense is a 4 hour course taught by instructors with experience in real world defense.  Students learn situational awareness and practice conflict de-escalation. This course primarily addresses how to deal with verbal confrontations, but students also learn some basic moves to defend themselves against a physical attack.  By course completion, participants will have repeatedly used their newfound skills to assess danger, set boundaries, and respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression. Students get the chance to use full-force techniques against a staff instructor donning specially designed protective gear.

  • Respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression (belligerent people)
  • Describe and demonstrate levels of awareness and condition readiness
  • Demonstrate how to set boundaries, and control and maintain the “reactionary gap”
  • Demonstrate defensive strikes against an unarmed assailant
  • Describe and demonstrate what to do following an attack
Students must be at least 12 years old and have no significant underlying health issues. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D.
The Youth Anti-Bully & Anti-Abduction is a 3-hour course taught by instructors with experience in real world self-defense. The instructors will teach students how to deal with bullies in a non-violent manner, and then transition to anti-abduction tactics. Students will learn life-saving skills, assertive verbal and non-verbal communication, and situational awareness in a fun, safe and engaging environment. By course completion, participants will have repeatedly used their newfound skills to assess danger, set boundaries, and respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression. Students use full-force techniques against a staff instructor donning specially designed protective gear.
Children ages 6-12 with no significant underlying health issues.

Students who cancel less than 1 week prior to the start of a class will receive credit towards another class or receive a refund if a replacement participant is found.  “No-Shows” will forfeit 100% of payments and fees. 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to insufficient enrollment, weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Shrek The Musical - Three Performances This Weekend!

***Due to No School on Friday, we will add a 7:00pm performance on Sunday! Tickets will be good for any performance. Come early for seating.***
High School

Proudly Presents...
Author/Lyricist: David Lindsay-Abaire
Composer: Jeanine Tesori

Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, March 17 @ 2:00 and 7:00pm
Chadron High Auditorium

Directed by: Wendy Mahr
Assistant Director: Jeff Milburn
Orchestra Conducted by: Bobby Pace
Originally Produced on Broadway by: DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

No School March 13th, 14th and 15th!

Due to the forecasted blizzard warning and time needed for snow removal, there will be no school for all Chadron Public Schools on March 13, 14, and 15.  

Stay tuned for future announcements via Mr. Mack's text messaging Remind account for the high school students and parents.  Download the Remind app or simply text the message "@chsnote" to the phone number "81010".  

Chadron Takes 4th at B6 District Speech

B6 District Speech Results:

Humorous: 1 Maddie Sandstrom (state qualifier)

Duet Acting: 2 Abby Hyer & Claire Margetts (state qualifiers)

Duet Acting: 4 Maddi Pelton & Jameson Margetts

Entertainment: 5 Charlotte Toftum

OID: 4 Alexis Conboy, Austin McCabe, Kennady Stack, Maddi Pelton, Spencer Blundell

OID: 5th Abby Hyer, Claire Margetts, Grace Sorensen, Jameson Margetts, Mande Wollesen

Serious Prose: 5th Lateisha Ngoi

Poetry: 6th Alexis Conboy

Congratulations on the outstanding finish at Districts!  

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sign Up for CHS Text Message Notices

To sign up for Mr. Mack's text messages for important school information or schedule changes click this link or use the options below.

Download "Remind: School Communication" from the App Store
or, follow the instructions below.

Auditorium Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

In The Moment More, On The Phone Less!

This month we encourage you to join us focussing on taking a brain vacation from our phones and devices, especially with spring break coming up.  Lets clear the rubble that is clogging our path and put down those phones on this Spring break and be mindful of the present moment (or people) in front of us. 

The health topic this month is geared more towards the older grades but a very important topic. I great reminder for parents too!

We hope you give it some thought!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

School Lockdown Drills

Chadron High School practices a lockdown drill at least once per semester. I thought I'd share information with suggestions for practice of lockdowns. If you'd like more information, please contact the high school office.
~Mr. Mack

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) was developed by the iloveuguys Foundation after a school crisis that took the life of Emily Keyes in 2006. Emily's parents created the foundation and developed many important, and free resources in their commitment to school and community safety. Visit their website for more information.
Standard Response Protocol -

The following lists some general information about a school lockdown drill.
Lockdown Drill
Lockdown drills are not life-threatening situations, they are used to practice moving to a secure room, locking and/or barricading doors, making alternative escape plans, and gathering objects of opportunity for weapons.

The most important part of our drills, is the student discussion and practice of safety procedures and protocols with our staff.

Lockdown is called when it is believed there is a threat or hazard inside the school building.

  • If you know exactly where the threat is away and escape. If you are on the playground or outside the school, this may mean you run away from the school to a safe location then report your safety to parents and school officials.
  • If you do not know exactly where the threat is to a secure room. Some rooms, like bathrooms, might not be good choices for security.

  • LOCK THE DOOR. Remain as quiet as possible (silence phones) and turn off the lights. Remain out of sight from any corridors or windows.
  • Barricade the door if time allows. This is necessary if you are securing a room that you do not have keys or the ability to lock.
  • Begin planning for an alternate escape route if possible that can be used if the door is being breached (intruder begins to enter the room).

  • Gather items that can be used to throw or swing as weapons. If the intruder breaches the locked/barricaded door, use ‘Throw and Go’ to escape - throwing objects while running through the doorway to escape.
  • Be aggressive and commit to your actions in a life-threatening situation. You have our permission to survive!

Follow the instructions of school staff and law enforcement, however, all students and staff may have to make quick and important decisions on their own in a life-threatening situation.

Do not take the time to lock perimeter doors during a Lockdown. Risk is increased to students and staff in exposed areas attempting to lock outside doors.

Law Enforcement Or School Administration Will Announce The Completion Of The Drill!

During a Lockdown, use short SMS Texting to communicate to parents at 5-15 minute intervals to minimize the impact of heavy cell service with dropped calls.

Monday, February 11, 2019

CPS Teacher, Wendy Mahr Wins State Extra Mile Award

Chadron Public Schools Vocal Teacher, Wendy Mahr will be awarded the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Extra Mile Award. Mrs. Mahr was nominated by colleagues for her dedication to gifted and talented learners in her classes throughout the years. Mrs. Mahr will be awarded during the NAG annual conference on Thursday, February 21, at the downtown Omaha Embassy Suites.

The Nebraska Association for the Gifted honors up to three individuals in the state each year who have made a significant contribution to Nebraska education through their work with gifted students. This could be a teacher, school administrator or community member. 

Mrs. Mahr teacher vocal music to students of the Intermediate, Middle School and High School. In addition, she teaches Music Theatre and Stagecraft classes at the high school but is most recognized as the coach of the Cardinal Singers!

Congratulations Mrs. Mahr!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Buckle Up!

HS Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, Feb. 7th 5:00-8:30p

Chadron High School will host our spring semester Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 7th from 5:00 - 8:30pm.  We hope to see you!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Auditorium Remodel - The New Seats Arrived

Volunteers and staff remove old seats

The last few chairs to remove

The old seats are out

Note the green walls and old sound tiles on the wall & ceiling

Students carrying the old seats out

Concrete floor work complete, painting of walls begins

The seats arrive on 1/29

The first section installed 1/29

The second section installed 1/30

Monday, January 28, 2019

Andy Pope Named District VI Athletic Director of the Year!

Andy Pope has been named the 2019 District VI Athletic Director of the Year by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NSIAAA).

Andy Pope
A letter to Mr. Pope from Greg Lamberty, the NSIAAA President Elect from Bennington High School stated, "You were nominated by your colleagues from across the state because of your performance as an athletic administrator and your dedication to the youth of your community and the State of Nebraska."

Andy Pope has been a teacher and coach in Chadron Public Schools since 1984 and was hired as the Activities Director in 2010.  

Mr. Pope will be recognized and receive his award at a banquet to be held at Wilderness Ridge Country Club in Lincoln, NE on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Chadron Schools Adds Mental Health Provider

We are excited to offer mental well-being support for our students with the new addition of Dana Tewahade as our district's School Mental Health Provider!

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) grants promote youth mental health awareness among schools and communities and improve connections to services for school-age youth. Chadron Public Schools was one of three Nebraska schools recently awarded the Project AWARE grant.

Mrs. Dana Tewahade will serve students Pre-K through 12th grade. She is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner.  In addition to counseling, Mrs. Tewahade will provide training and education in mental health awareness for school staff, students, parents and community members. 

“I am thrilled to be able to promote awareness, provide direct counseling services and get our students connected with our community resources to support their mental well-being. ” commented Tewahade.  “It is an exciting opportunity to help strengthen our schools and community through education and destigmatization.”

Dana S. Tewahade
M.A., L.M.H.P., L.P.C.
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Professional Counselor

School Mental Health Provider 
for Chadron Public Schools
Educational Service Unit #13

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Auditorium Lighting and Sound System Fundraiser

Help us raise money for a new Auditorium light and sound system ...and promote public schools in style at the same time!  #GoCardsNation

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Chadron Schools Band Fundraiser - Order Ribs!

On January 26th the Chadron Schools band will be doing their annual rib fundraiser.

Orders for the fundraiser can be made January 14th through January 21st. Orders can be placed by contacting current 6-12 band students or by calling Joe Rischling at 430-3595.  A rack of ribs will cost $25 and a half rack of ribs will cost $15. The ribs will be cooked and distributed at Assumption Arena on January 26th. All orders must be prepaid with checks made out to “Chadron Band Parents.”  

Money from the fundraiser will be used for equipment, music, travel expenses, meal expenses, summer music camps, and senior band scholarships.  Thank you for your support of the Chadron band program.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Families Financially Impacted by Federal Shutdown

If your family is impacted financially (even temporarily) by the partial government shut down, we encourage you to complete an updated lunch application to check for qualification for free/reduced lunches. Call or stop in the Chadron Public Schools Central Office 432-0700.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Get Your Own NE Loves Public Schools/Chadron Public Schools T-Shirt

Fall 2018 Academic All-State Recipients

Congratulation to our Fall Activities participants selected for Academic All-State! NSAA Article
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 2,575 award winners of the 2018 Fall NCPA Academic All-State Award.
Chadron Academic All-State Recipients - Fall 2018 
    • Boys Cross Country - Patrick Rust
    • Girls Cross Country - Anabel Gardner, Savanna Sayaloune
    • Football - Levi Glines, Cole Madsen
    • Girls Golf - Madeline Pelton
    • Play Production - Abigail Hyer, Claire Margetts
    • Softball - Trysha Brierly, Micah Stouffer
    • Volleyball - Carstyn Hageman, Haley Mahr