Friday, September 26, 2014

Mr. Cogdill and Ms. Moore Win Conservation Award!

Award Presented During Halftime Of Homecoming Game
2014 Natural Resources Education Award

The Upper Niobrara White NRD board & staff along with Robin Foulk of NRCS is pleased to recognize Jon Cogdill and Mari Beth Moore for their role in reviving CHS Future Farmer’s of America Chapter.  

In collaboration with Chadron High School Principal, Jerry Mack and Superintendent, Dr. Caroline Winchester, Cogdill and Moore have risen to the challenge to bring back the FFA chapter which has been idle for more than 50 years. All involved deserve to be commended for the time commitment and effort necessary to offer additional classes in agriculture and natural resources as well as allowing students the opportunity to compete in Range Judging, Land Judging, Envirothon and many other events including the Nebraska State FFA Convention.

Chadron High is setting the bar high and helping grow the next generation of leaders in Ag for Northwest Nebraska, congratulations to Jon, Mari Beth & CHS for receiving the NRD’s 2014 Conservation Award in Natural Resources Education!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CHS Named By Newsweek As One Of America's Top High Schools for 2014

Congratulations to Chadron Senior High School!
Named by Newsweek as one of America’s Top High Schools for 2014!

"The well-deserved inclusion of Chadron Senior High School in Newsweek'coveted list of America’s Top High Schools is not only a great honor; it’s also a significant advantage for everything from staff morale boosting and student recruitment to parent and alumni fundraising. The list was published online recently.

Our rankings aim to identify the public high schools in the U.S. that do the best job of preparing students for college and overcome the obstacles posed by socio-economic inequality. Newsweek 2014 Top 10 High Schools. Beating the Odds America's Top High Schools for Low-Income Students."

Chadron High School was one of only three Nebraska schools making the National list.  Last April, Chadron High School was ranked the #2 Best High School in Nebraska by US News & World Report.

Chadron High School is the only Nebraska school to be named to both lists for 2014!

CHS Freshman, Aubree Noble Gets a Hole-In-One Today!

Today at the Valentine Girl's Golf Invite!!!
Congratulations Aubree!!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friday Homecoming Schedule

Friday, September 26th

11:00-11:40a   Chadron High School will host a school pep rally on Friday morning. This will allow all cross country runners and coaches the chance to participate before leaving for the Rapid City Invite (leave at 11:45).

1:30p  Access time for students to work with teachers will start immediately following the 1:30 dismissal. Students who are missing work due to activities, illness, etc. are asked to work with their respective teachers.

6:45p  Parent's Night for the Girl's Golf Team will take place before the football game.

7:00p  The Chadron versus Ogallala football game will kick-off.

At halftime, the following presentations will take place in this order:

  1. Homecoming Coronation
  2. Presentation of Conservation Award
  3. Performance by CHS Dance Team
  4. CHS Pep Band 
Saturday, September 27th

9:00p-12:00a  Homecoming Dance in the High School Commons

Friday, September 19, 2014

CHS Homecoming Coronation

Congratulations to the 2014 Homecoming Royalty:

Freshman Attendants: Kat Dodd, Brooklyn Stack, Ricki Hickstein, Cody Madsen and Coy Billa

Sophomores Attendants: Jaydn McCartney, Alex Nobiling, Kiana Wright, Joe Ritzen and Spencer Margetts

Juniors Attendants: Allie Johnson, Brooke Roes, Kiya, Passero, Jayden Stack, Harlie Kennell, and Simon Rischiling.

The Nominees for Homecoming Queen are: 
Jazlyn Wright, Lainie Reisen, and Veronica Parish

The Nominees for Homecoming King are: 
Willie Cogdill, Vonsinh Sayaloune, and Taylor Wild

Coronation will take place during halftime of Friday night's football game!

CHS will host a pep rally for all high school students at 11:00am on Friday, Sept. 26.

FFA - 'Birds of the Open Range'

Chadron FFA - Two teams qualify for State Range Judging Meet.

For only the second time in school history Chadron FFA students competed in the Western Panhandle Range Judging Contest held Tuesday in Box Butte County near Alliance. Several schools from the western Nebraska panhandle competed in the areas of plant identification, soil site identification and pasture management
all followed by a written test.

The contest is broken into three different divisions: junior, senior and adult. Each division is rewarded on their placing as an individual and as a team of four.

Chadron members placing in the top 25% in the junior division and earning a green ribbon were: Reed Harkin, Makayla Koerber, Hunter Hawk and Sean O’Brien.

Placing in the top eight and earning white ribbons were Drew Jersild and Cody Madsen.

Earning a red ribbon for fifth and sixth were Kylee Garrett and Beau Jersild.

Finishing second as a team and earning a blue ribbon was the team of Hunter Hawk, Beau Jersild, Drew Jersild, and Sean O’Brien.

Finishing Fourth as a team and earning a White ribbon was the team of Kylee Garrett, Makayla
Koerber, Cody Madsen and Clay Varenkamp.

Others that competed for Chadron in the event were Renee Redfern, Tyler Reitz, Joe Cattin, Dillion McGannon and Clay Madsen.

The two Chadron teams which placed at the district contest earned the right to a compete at the Nebraska State Range Judging competition held near Curtis Nebraska on September 25.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ceramics Class Busy On Projects

Students in Mrs. Bird's Ceramics Class are working on hand built and wheel thrown clay objects.  This semester class covers different clay bodies, glazes, throwing techniques and hand building methods.  Alternatives to glaze are also explored as students complete 18 projects during the semester.

This Friday's Football Game Starts At 5:00 MST

This Friday's varsity football game in Broken Bow is scheduled for kickoff at 5:00pm Mountain Time (6p Central).  This will be an exciting matchup between two established programs. Chadron (2-1) and Broken Bow (3-0) both currently lead their respective districts.

Go Cards!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

ACT Registration Deadline Is Sep. 19th

Students:  Just a reminder that if you have not yet taken the ACT or you wish to take it again.  Upcoming dates are approaching FAST.  The next testing date is on October 25th, 2014.

You must register by September 19th, 2014

The October test sites are both at CSC and the high school.

If you wish to register, please go to and create a profile.  Once you have created the profile, you may register for a test date.  Please don't hesitate to call the CHS Guidance Office if you need help!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014



Date: September 2, 2014


(Western Nebraska) – On Monday, September 8, 2014 Panhandle Prevention Coalition brings John
Underwood, founder of American Athletic Institute and Life of an Athlete/Human Performance Project, to launch a two day training and community event on healthy lifestyles for our youth.

Underwood will meet with coaches from all over the panhandle on September 8, from 7:30-11:00 a.m. at the HATC building at Western Nebraska Community College for a clinic. Breakfast will be served. All coaches and sponsors are invited to learn how important their role is in shaping the lives of these young people to be successful in life. Success as a youth will lead to success as an adult.

Here is what a past participant had to say, “It’s always exciting to have John Underwood back in western Nebraska. Not only has he had a great impact on some of the youth at Bridgeport (Bulldogs Committed), he also played a vital role in my coaching philosophies. John’s dedication to healthy lifestyles has been an inspiration to me and his presentations are full of information to help create a mindset to achieve one’s full potential. I look forward to seeing and hearing John again”, Jerod Dean, Football coach at Bridgeport High School. Another opportunity for coaches in the Northern Panhandle will be at Chadron State College on September 9 from 7:30-11:00 a.m. The cost of the Chadron clinic is $5.00 per participant which includes breakfast as well.

This will be TEAMED up with a Super Clinic with panhandle youth at Mitchell High School beginning at 1:00 p.m. on September 8. This is a great opportunity for those students who want to succeed in high school activities and life to learn how to gain that edge and return home to implement this lifestyle program in their school and community. Diet, sleep, blood glucose levels, stress, performance focus, alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse are lifestyle issues that can be an advantage or hold a student from success.

The Super Clinic will be followed by a community barbecue, pep rally, and remote with Husker Sports Nightly at Mitchell High School. Matt Davison, a Husker alumni, will be there to meet with youth and the community. Everyone is invited to attend and pledge to be partner with our youth and healthy lifestyles.

Contact Brenda McDonald - Panhandle Prevention Coalition - 321 Flack Avenue, Alliance NE 69301 ;Phone: 308.762.2545 ; E-mail: