Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Go Cards!

Congratulations to the Lady Cards for completing one of the best season's ever for our girls basketball program. Today they leave for Lincoln with their #1 seed and a 23-1 record to complete their post-season at the Nebraska Girls Basketball Tournament. Their first game is Thursday, 1pm (mountain time) at Pershing Auditorium in downtown Lincoln against #8 seed Lincoln Christian.

Thank you to the Chadron Police Department for allowing them to leave Chadron in style. They were escorted with lights and sirens as their decorated bus traveled the icy streets through downtown Chadron before beginning the 450 mile trek to the state tournament. 

According to the student's that have stopped at the office to pre-arrange their absences to attend the state tournament, we have over 50 high school students that will be traveling to Lincoln to support the girls. We wish everyone safe travels. I look forward to being courtside with our student body cheering on the Lady Cards! 

Go Cards!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

New CHS Guidance Office Site

Check out the tab at the top labeled, 'CHS Guidance Office' to keep up-to-date on career and scholarship opportunities, financial aid, scheduling, and many other topics related to student needs. This site was created by CHS Student Liason, Carolyn Hinrichs to provide yet another option for students and parents to stay informed with the guidance office.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb 21st we had the privilege of having former high school graduate, Megan (Pelton) Shuckman, as our guest speaker at a Health Professions luncheon. Megan is a 2004 graduate of Chadron High School who then attended Chadron State College as one of our first medical RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) recipients. Upon graduating at CSC, Megan went on to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she is in her fourth year and will be starting her residency appointment this spring.

Megan shared her stories of the rigors and expectations of the medical field curriculum with current high school students interested in pursuing a similar field. She spoke highly of her preparation from Chadron High School and encouraged students to expose themselves to classes like AP Calculus, AP Statistics as well as the Sciences but not to forget to take elective classes that can be enjoyed. She spoke about how well Chadron State College prepared her for medical school where she attends classes with students with bachelor's degrees from major universities across the nation.

We thank Megan Shuckman for her willingness to provide the time to share her experiences with our students.

Students in French Class Celebrate Mardi Gras

On February 21st, students from Chadron High School's French class took a break to make Mardi Gras masks. These students are taking a Distance Learning class from Alliance High School, and their teacher, Bev Ackerman, took the opportunity to explain the importance of Mardi Gras as it pertains to the French culture. The students had a great time using their creative skills!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Feb 20th - Teacher Inservice Day

On Monday, Feb 20th, students get to enjoy a day at home while their teachers get the opportunity to learn of new technology concepts to integrate into classroom curriculum.  This inservice is provided by the Chadron Public Schools Technology Department. One of the day's topics includes how teachers can use blogs to supplement reading and writing standards as well as to provide important communication to students, parents and patrons. Other topics covered during the inservice include 'Web Presence' and 'Organization' of computer files.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pure Performance - Become the Ultimate Athlete Program Coming to Chadron

Join us Wednesday, March 21st at the Chadron High Auditorium to here our speaker, John Underwood who will deliver an extremely high energy, high impact presentation that will not only take you to a new level in athletics, but will also make you a healthier person. John Underwood is known around the world for implementing "Pure Performance" to nearly all sports federations including the NCAA, ECAC, NHL, NFL, NBA, and the U.S. Olympic committee, Sports Canada, and the USAF. John Underwood is also a former NCAA All-American, International level distance runner and World Masters Champion.

His innovative program "Pure Performance", has gained international prominence. He is the Master Trainer for the New York Public High School Athletic Association drug prevention program which is one of the largest mandated programs in prevention history. John was recently named as a consultant to the prestigious Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation and the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center. He has conducted the only physiological case study, of the residual effect of alcohol on elite athletic performance. He is sponsored by the American Athletic Institute which has forged a reputation as the experts in the field of athletics and social drug use.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

City Council Proclaims FBLA Week!

The Chadron City Council officially proclaimed Feb 5-11th as FBLA week. Chadron High School has a very active FBLA club sponsored by teachers, Brenda Budler and Renae Noble.

This week our FBLA club has been raising money for the Pennies for Patients program by having high school students drop money into one of three buckets to which which a staff member, Mr. Mack, Mr. Pope, or Mr. Lecher will have to kiss a pig during the halftime of Friday night's basketball game.

In another activity, the FBLA club is hosting the annual Mr. CHS pageant tonight at 7pm in the high school Auditorium. Several CHS boys will be competing in talent, active wear, evening wear, and an interview segment. Come join the fun and support our Chadron High FBLA Club.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Parent/Teacher Conferences and Tours

We'll host our parent/teacher conferences Tuesday, Feb 7th from 5:00-8:30pm. Tours of the high school will be available at that time as well.

Also, I want to take this time to remind all high school students and parents that we have a full day of classes this Friday (Feb 10th).  There will be no classes for any K-8 grades on that day.

Why does the high school have a day of classes but the other buildings do not?  For students and parents new to our system, this is often a confusing question.  Since our high school uses block scheduling, we don't have many quarter classes so our turn-out for conferences four times a year was quite minimal. Our staff determined that having one set of parent/teacher conferences each semester lead to a much higher turn-out rate for parents of our students. Thus, our high school staff does not need this extra compensation day for time spent in conferences.  In addition, in this era of school accountability, we lose class time spent with our students due to the multiple days of state testing in the spring. So having the opportunity to have one extra instruction day with our students is important.

I hope to see all of our parents for conferences! Please feel free to contact the high school (432-0707) if you'd like to arrange a quick tour of our building before the upcoming bond election.