Thursday, October 31, 2013

CHS Halloween Video

Here's a video I promised I'd create for you.  Almost every video was filmed during a 45-minute walk through the high school one afternoon. I hope you enjoy it.  Happy Halloween!

 ~Mr. Mack

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Student Receives Recognition From VFW

Chadron High School senior, Tristan Moore, received recognition from the Chadron VFW. 

Tristan, with his trumpet, has honored veterans on a number of special occasions. Jerry Reed and Ed Beganski presented Tristan with a framed photo during band class yesterday.

Congratulations Tristan, and thanks for sharing your talents for such an honorable group!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chadron's Business & Industry Day - Nov 7th

Next Thursday, November 7th many area businesses will participate in the Chadron Business and Industry Day. This is the first year for Chadron to host high school students as they explore local industries for career interest and job opportunities.

Business and Industry Day is sponsored by the Chadron Chamber of Commerce, Chadron State College, Nebraska Business Development Center, and the Nebraska Workforce Department.  Area high school juniors and seniors have been invited to participate. Students will be welcomed and given a brief orientation on the CSC campus before choosing to ride a bus to two of four career tracks.

What students can expect from the business and industry tour hosts:
  • Provide hands-on, interactive activities when sharing information about their business and field.
  • Highlight the education, skills, and post-secondary requirements needed.
  • Focus on job and career opportunities and the future of their industry.
  • Introduce any employees who might be able to give a "new to the field" perspective on the job or on any education or training they might have just completed to qualify them for the job.
  • Inform student participants who may already be qualified to work or point out which positions students might obtain which require a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Four career tracks will be the focus of this year’s event:
Track 1: Environmental & Agricultural Systems/Rangeland Management – Natural Resources District (NRD) – Upper Niobrara District, Nebraska Game and Parks, Nebraska National Forest, and the Department of Environmental Quality

Track 2: Human Services & Resources – Chadron Police Dept./Dispatch and the Department of Health & Human Services

Track 3: Business Marketing & Management – Cowgirl Swank and FALCO

Track 4: Industrial, Manufacturing & Engineering Systems – Wahlstrom Ford, Nebraska Public Power District and Bauerkemper’s

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New CHS Newspaper Class Link!

Check out the new link above (Red Ink) for the Chadron High School Newspaper blog site!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Running for Gold

At the UNK Cross Country meet on September 30th, Kiya Passero placed 3rd out of 130 runners, Phil Duncan placed 18th and Alec Burke placed 15th out of 235 runners. The girls’ team placed third being only 6 points from runner up. Coach Mr. Uhing said, “The ponies have broken free from the stable.”
The cross country runners understand that injuries come with the sport, but they fight through the inconveniences and push themselves as hard as they can.
At the Western Conference Cross Country meet on October 5th, in Gering, Greta Welch placed 6th, Lesley Zepeda paced 8th and Phil Duncan placed 8th. The varsity girls placed 3 third as a team and the Jv girls won the race with Kiya Passero taking first and Veronica Parish and Tatum Westemeier finishing in the top ten. At the Sydney Cross Country meet on October 10th,  the girls’ varsity team placed 1st and the boys varsity team placed 2nd with many runners placing.
At the district Cross Country in Ogallala, the varsity girls team placed second being only 5 points from first. The boys varsity team placed fourth being only 1 point from third. For the varsity boys that qualified for state Phil Duncan placed second and Alec Burk placed 7th. For the varsity girls that qualified for state Kiya Passero placed third and Greta Welch placed 7th. The state championship will be on October 25th at Kearney.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Yearbook Ordering Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We understand how busy life can be, so we'd like to make your student's yearbook purchase as easy as possible. That's why we have partnered with Jostens, our yearbook printer, to create a home-ordering program. Ordering your yearbook from home is quick and convenient, and eliminates the need for your student to bring any money to school.

In your ordering package, you will receive complete details on the yearbook offer, available add-ons and ordering instructions. We hope you find this service to be an easy and efficient way to purchase your yearbook this year!

Our staff is working very hard to create a great book and we know your student won't want to miss this opportunity to preserve the memories of this school year forever.

Watch for the ordering information to arrive in the mail!

~The Yearbook Staff

Monday, October 14, 2013

Picture Retakes This Thursday!

Lifetouch picture retakes will be this Thursday, Octover 17th starting at 7:30am. Any student who was absent for school pictures must have a picture taken for school records even if no packet is ordered. Any student needing a picture packet can pick one up at the high school office.

Parents can view picture options and order online before picture day at:  with Picture ID: CG513343Y1

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Seniors Vote On Class Motto

The seniors have voted on their class colors, flower, song, and motto. Here are the results of the survey.

Chadron HS Graduation
Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00pm @ CHS Gym

Class colors: Red, Black & Silver

Class flower: Red Rose tipped w/ silver

Class Song: "Don't You Forget About Me" Simple Minds (from the movie "The Breakfast Club")

Class Motto:"Together we experienced life. Separately, we will pursue our dreams. Forever, our memories will remain."  -unknown

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CHS Art Classes

Students in Ceramics are becoming very efficient on the potter's wheel. They are producing wheel thrown and hand-built ceramics.  

Kit Watson gave her time and talent to show seniors the intricacies of pastel work.

Mr. Clause, student teacher, is shown giving advice to a beginner.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Congratulations To Our Homecoming King & Queen

Congratulations to our 2013 CHS Homecoming King and Queen:
Cooper Cogdill and Ashtyn Nelson!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Homecoming Dance Re-Scheduled!

The CHS homecoming dance that was cancelled over the weekend due to severe weather has been re-scheduled for next Saturday, Oct 12th. The dance will be in the high school commons from 9p-12a.  Any out-of-town guests that were approved for last weekend are approved to attend next weekend.

Thank you to the Chadron High School Student Council for being able to make arrangements for this fun and important event for our students!

CHS Football Monday 2pm @ CSC, Coronation At Halftime

The Chadron High homecoming football game versus Ogallala will be moved to a 2:00pm start at the Chadron State College field tomorrow (Monday Oct 7th).

Homecoming coronation will take place during halftime of the game.

The high school will run a 1:30 dismissal schedule on Monday.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

To Sign Up For HS Text Reminders...

In case you haven't signed up for the high school text messaging notices:
   Text:  @chsnote
   To:  (412) 203-8843

These are the notices sent by Mr. Mack about high school schedule changes and reminders for students and parents.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Schedule Changes Due To Weather

No School Today (Oct 4th) Due To Weather

Here's a list of postponements and changes:

  • Varsity Football versus Ogallala will be postponed to Monday, Oct 7th @ 6:00pm
  • Softball Triangular scheduled for Saturday - CANCELLED
  • Cross Country scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Monday, Oct 7th @ 1:00pm
  • JV Football at Alliance scheduled for Monday, Oct 7th will be postponed to a later date
  • Homecoming Coronation will be moved to tomorrow night (Saturday, Oct 5th) at 8:30pm in the HS Auditorium. The dance will follow at 9:00pm in the HS Commons.

No School Oct 4th Due to Blizzard Warning

For text message reminders about high school cancellations and schedule changes,  text to the number:  (412)203-8843  with the message "@chsnote"

I'll be announcing schedule changes regarding the homecoming game and pep rally soon!
~Mr. Mack

Students Attend Theater Day

 On Thursday October 3 students in Mrs. Paopao's performing arts class and members of the one act play team took part in CSC's Theater Day.
Students were able to take part in a variety of session to learn more about theater.  One of the most popular sessions that the students attended was Bruises on a Budget, where students were able to learn make-up application techniques for bruises, scars, cuts, etc.  Another favorite session was stage combat.  Here students learned to punch, slap, kick, and even sword fight on stage safely.  Some of the students took part in acting techniques courses and learned how to audition. 
After lunch students enjoyed CSC's production of their fall play The Underpants.  This hilarious comedy knocked the socks off the students.  After the play students were able to ask questions of the cast and crew and learn how the production was put together.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Choosing A Career ...

(Submitted by CHS Student Liaison Carolyn Hinrich)

When I visit with students, I'm often surprised that they don't know the education level of their parents or how much money their parents make. I would encourage parents to visit with their kids about education. Did you attend a college or vocational school? Why or why not? Would you have done things differently now that you are an adult? How much money does it take to live "comfortably", in your opinion? Does your student know how to figure the hourly equivalent of $30,000 per year, for example?

Listed below are but a few ways to encourage kids to start thinking about the future.

  1. All of our students have access to Nebraska Career Connections. Students and parents alike can log on and take surveys regarding interests, skills, and values. Encourage your students
    to think for THEMSELVES ....this is about the student and their likes/dislikes and interests.
  2. All of our sophomores take the PLAN test. This test is produced by the ACT organization and gives students an idea of how their interests stack up against interests of people in various occupations. John Holland developed a career guidance model that ACT uses; student are "classified" into six areas (based upon interests):
    1. Realistic
    2. Investigative
    3. Artistic
    4. Social
    5. Enterprising
    6. Conventional
  3. All of our juniors take the ASVAB test. Although this instrument is often thought of as a 'military' test, we use it for another exploration tool.
  4. Consider letting your student do some job-shadowing. Our Health Professions Club students are STRONGLY encouraged to do job-shadowing, and I would be glad to set up experiences for other students as well. For example, if your student is considering Elementary Education, perhaps we can see about having them shadow at Chadron Primary for an hour or two.
  5. College visits are another excellent way to get your student on the right track. Set up a visit with the Admissions Department and let your student visit with personnel in the department the they are considering. For example, when my daughter was a junior, we visited UNK, School of Mines, and Wesleyan to determine what career options were available to students with an interest in math. What are the jobs? What is the placement rate? What is the range of salaries?
  6. Start these conversations EARLY!!! Senior year will be here before you know it.