Wednesday, January 28, 2015

B-4 District Wrestling in Chadron Feb 13-14

B-4 District Wrestling, Chadron
February 13 & 14, 2015
@ CSC Nelson Center

Friday: Wrestling begins at 4:00 PM
Saturday: Wrestling begins at 9:00 AM

   Friday Only - Student $4   Adult $5
   Saturday - Multi Session (All Day): Student - $6  Adult - $8
   Saturday - Finals Only: Student - $4   Adult - $5

All Tournament Pass - Student $10         Adult $13

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Seniors, It's FAFSA Time!

(Submitted from the Chadron High Counselor's Corner)

Seniors and Senior Parents,

Make sure you take advantage of the FREE opportunity to file your FAFSA with a professional right here at Chadron High School. EducationQuest is currently taking applications.

Please call EducationQuest at 800-666-3721 to setup an appointment. Appointments are needed to receive assistance that day. Individual appointments are available from 12:30pm to 5:00pm on February 17 and 8:00am to 5:00pm on February 18.

Items to bring to your appointment include the following:

  • PIN numbers for parent and student - apply for a PIN at
  • Parent and student 2014 Federal tax returns (returns don't need to be filed, just completed)
  • W-2's and K-1 Form 1065
  • Value of checking/savings accounts and investments
  • Amount of untaxed income: child support or worker's compensation
  • Student's driver's license number
  • Student's Social Security number
  • Alien Registration Number of eligible non-citizens
  • Parents' birth dates
  • Student's birth date
  • Parent's date of marriage, separation, or divorce
Expect Financial Aid Award Notifications in the spring from the colleges you list on your FAFSA. You will not get these award notifications until you complete this process.

The notifications will detail the financial aid assistance the colleges are offering (could be a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study and student loans).

Reminder: FAFSA cannot be completed until taxes are completed. Please have your taxes complete before the February 17th appointments. 

(Each college has a different deadline for sending out financial aid packages. If you complete your FAFSA in February you should be able to expect final financial award notifications by March!)

For any further questions or concerns, contact Mrs. Watson in the Guidance Office at 432-0725.

Monday, January 19, 2015

'Chadron's Got Talent' Monday, Jan 19th @ 7p

The Wanderlust Cardinals are hosting a middle school and high school 'Chadron's Got Talent' show on Monday, January 19th at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium.  

Middle school and high school students will face off in three rounds of competition to see who is the top talent in Chadron.  Prizes from numerous business will be given to the top three winners.  Cost is $3 for students and $5 for adults.  This is a fundraiser for the students traveling to Europe this summer.

A note for contestants:  Applications are due Wed. with your $5 entry fee,  Sound check is Sunday at 1pm in the Auditorium.

Marting Luther King Jr. (Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NELovesPS Returns to Chadron to Film!


Chadron, we’re coming back

We're very excited to have our friends coming back to visit us!  ~mack
(The following is submitted from
During our first visit to Chadron, we spent our time exploring what individual instruction looked like in their district. But for us, there was something more to the Chadron story that stuck out to us – a story we hadn’t quite been able to tell. Well, until now.
Our crew lives in Omaha. We travel to different towns across the state. We know there’s a stark difference between “Omaha” and “the rest of Nebraska” and we understand that people on the East side of the state misappropriate Kearney as “West” when really it’s the closer to the center of our state. We’ve traveled to Chadron and it’s very different than the middle; it’s very different than anything we’ve ever seen.
Aside from the terrain that most of our team remarked more “Colorado” than Nebraska, the surprise came when we learned of the people who live in the community. What we had come to expect based on the towns and cities similar in size to Chadron was a farm community, a college-town feel, a rural, near 6,000-person town. We also imagined that because Nebraska’s fastest growing student population is its English-language learners (ELL) population, and the trend in rural towns in the state skews to families from Latin and Central America, we imagined that if the community had a predominant ELL population it would be Spanish speaking students.
However, what we discovered is an increasingly high number of students and families from the Marshall Islands have found their way to this northwestern Nebraska town. Some may ask – as we did many times – “these families move from a blistery, sunny climate to the frozen, windy tundra of Nebraska…to Chadron?” The “why” answer to the question is complicated and rich in sentiment. Because of the island’s history with the United States, the Marshallese have legal residency – they are neither citizens nor do they have alien status. The staff at Chadron Public Schools shared that due to the sudden changes in the natural environment on this island off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the rising seas and damaging storms are becoming so hazardous to its people that they must find a place to resettle.
Over the past few years, families and students make the near 50-hour trip and to find a home in Chadron. What becomes most appealing for the Marshallese in the relocation process are the educational opportunities for their children and the community of others from their homeland – both of which are present and welcoming in Chadron.
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When it comes to schools, however, there is a huge learning curve for families. Formalizing the education process for children who haven’t any experience with education is a challenge for parents and teachers. Chadron Public Schools ELL program has taken legs in recent years to accommodate more and more students. Once a distance-learning program for one student, the ELL class helps navigate the language barrier and a cultural barrier to acclimate students and help them progress in their studies.
Translation issues, cultural differences and climate adjustments are just the tip of the iceberg for what we’re ready to explore. We leave for Chadron on Sunday morning and we’re meeting with Marshallese families, school officials and students to learn more about their experience in the community and in Chadron Public Schools. We’ll learn more about a family’s migrant story and observe students at home, at church and in the classroom. We’ll talk to staff at the school to understand their challenges and growth (We’ve heard the Marshallese student choir is remarkable).  Ultimately, on this trip, we want to learn more about how Chadron Public Schools lifts these students and helps the families grow along the way. It’s a remarkable story that we feel needs to be told. Stay tuned for more in the coming days.
For more on Chadron:
Watch our film One Child at a Time
Read Chadron’s Marshallese population growingThe Chadron Record

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mrs. Bird's Sculpture Class Begins Projects

Students begin their semester in Mrs. Bird's Sculpture Class building objects from sheets of foam core.

Monday, January 12, 2015

CHS Spring Play Auditions: Jan. 20th @ 7pm

Want to try something new? Come audition for Bakers Street...
memorize two,...
20 strong & dedicated actors
Supporting cast & crew (be apart of the action without having...
Written by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus
Produced by special arrangement with...
Opening: Entry of the Gladiators

Senior Parent-Student Financial Aid Meeting Tonight

(Submitted by CHS Guidance Office)

Senior Parents and Guardians - 

This Tuesday, January 13th, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium we will host our annual senior college financial aid meeting.  This meeting will primarily focus on preparing for college, financial aid, and completing the FAFSA.  There will be snacks and refreshments available in the high school commons both prior and following the presentation for any families to stay and ask additional questions.

6:30 p.m.  Financial Aid Presentation by Education Quest (they will explain the FAFSA and
                the difference between various forms of aid such as scholarships, grants, and
                loans.  They will also schedule individual appointments to help fill out and file the
                FAFSA with financial aid professionals.

The FAFSA is how your student will qualify for federal financial aid.  When you complete the FAFSA you will use 2014 income from you completed tax return.  This process can be a little daunting the first time you complete it so let us help you.  Please plan on having your senior attend the meeting as well as any other family members you see fit.  

Friday, January 9, 2015

"Shop With A Cop" - A Huge Success For Chadron Kids

(Submitted from
Chadron School's Resource Officer, Aron Chrisman
2014 "Shop With A Cop" Was A Huge Success In Chadron
By: Kevin Larsen Posted at: 01/09/2015 06:11 AM
(Chadron)-The Chadron Police Department would like to say “Thank You” to the generous citizens, local businesses, and organizations for their support with the 2014 “Shop with a Cop” program, making it another successful year. Because of your kindness, many children within our community experienced a merry Christmas.
The program was able to serve 202 kids, with cash donations, non-cash donations, food, gift cards, and toys, totaling approximately $8,073.64. If you have questions about the “Shop with a Cop” program please contact the Chadron Police Department at 432-0510. "We are truly a great community of people that is willing to help out others," says Police Cheif Tim Lordino. 
The Chadron Police Department is still taking donations. These donations will be used during the 2015 “Shop with a Cop” fund raising campaign. Donations can also be brought or mailed to the Chadron Police Department located at 125 Main Street in Chadron. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Chadron Police Department or School Resource Officer Aron Chrisman. 
You can follow the Chadron police department on the web at or on Twitter @chadronpolice

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chadron FFA Livestock Evaluation Team Wins Districts!

Congratulations to the Chadron FFA members that competed Wednesday at the WNCC  FFA District Contest.

Winning first place in Livestock Evaluation and qualifying for the state competition was the team of Beu Jersild, Drew Jersild, Cody Madsen, Kyle Garrett, Lanie Reisen and Kane Welnitz. They were also first in the categories of Horse and Beef.

The Horticulture Team consisting of Mikayla Koerber, Toni Doescher, Murphy Churchill, Greta Welch, Brooke Roes placed 9th out of 14 teams. The individual ribbon winners were Greta Welch with a Red ribbon and Murphy Churchill with a white ribbon and Brooke Roes with a white ribbon.

The welding team faired well also. Ashley Dodge won a blue ribbon by finishing 4th overall and Sylissa Jennings earned a white ribbon by placing 6th in MIG welding.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Second Semester Begins Tuesday, January 6th!

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break!

Teachers will spend Monday, January 5th getting ready for second semester classes. All students will begin the semester on Tuesday, January 6th at 7:55am.

See you then!