Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eight Cardinals Recognized as NCPA All-State

Congratulations to our NCPA Academic All-State students!

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. To earn this recognition, students must be a member of a varsity team and maintain a 3.7 or higher GPA.

Chadron High School Winter Activities
Boys Basketball:

  • Jackson Dickerson 
  •  Keenan Johnson 

Girls Basketball:  

  • Jadyn McCartney
  • Kiana Wright 


  • Shay Chamberlain 
  •  Aaron Gaswick 


  • Tate Cullers 
  •  Kane Wellnitz

Friday, March 27, 2015

CSC Scholastic Results

Chadron High School Finished 2nd in the 2015 Chadron State College Scholastic Day Contest!

Division III Top Three Teams

  1. 17.188  St. Thomas More
  2. 12.960  Chadron
  3. 8.551    Kimball

Students scoring in the top 25% are listed with Top 3 finishers highlighted.

American History
   1st - Andrew Smith
   2nd - Greg McCallum

Advanced Mathematics
   10th - Alex Westerbuhr

Business Management Decision Making
   6th - Makenzy Petty

Earth Science
   6th - Cody Madsen

General Science
   3rd - Joe Matt
   15th - Coy Bila

Business Communications and Vocabulary
   2nd - Jayden Garrett

Business Information Systems
   6th - Kaci Waugh

General Anatomy and Physiology
   7th - Mikaela Hastings

Nutrition and Family Health
   5th - Laine Jersild
   6th - Alea Brierly

Plane Geometry
   4th - Walt Mays

   6th - Jayden Stack

Business Law
   2nd - Alexandria Nobiling
   4th - Case Spencer

   13th - Seth Sloan

Consumer Issues
   6th - Madeline Clark

English Usage
   1st - Walt Mays
   9th - Shoilee Rahman

Personal Finance
    7th - Jayden Garrett

Physical Education Sports Knowledge
   3rd - Jackson Dickerson

Algebra I
   2nd - Hunter Hawk
   5th - Cody Madsen

Algebra II
   2nd - Jayden Garrett
   3rd - Mikaela Hastings

Animal Science
   4th - Kane Wellnitz
   8th - Laine Riesen

Business Mathematics
   6th - Greta Welch

   3rd - Alea Brierly

   9th - Aaron Gaswick

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CHS State Testing Schedule

The testing season is here!

At the high school level every freshman, sophomore, and junior will take standardized tests in the core subjects of Math, Reading, Language Arts (Writing for juniors), and Science.  Here's the schedule for this year.

Feb 3 - NeSA Writing (juniors)

Mar 30 - MAPs (freshman) postponed to Apr 15
Mar 31 - MAPs (freshman) postponed to Apr 16
Apr 1 - MAPs (sophomores)
Apr 2 - MAPs (sophomores)
Apr 7 - MAPs (sophomore make-ups)

Apr 13 - NeSA Reading Part I (juniors)
Apr 14 - NeSA Reading Part II (juniors)
Apr 15 - MAPs (freshman)
Apr 16 - MAPs (freshman)

Apr 20 - NeSA Math Part I (juniors)
Apr 21 - NeSA Math Part II (juniors)

Apr 27 - NeSA Science Part I (juniors)
Apr 28 - NeSA Science Part II (juniors)

We encourage students to get good sleep the night before as well as a good breakfast the morning of testing. Students absent during testing will be scheduled for a make-up as needed.

Good Luck Students!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

CHS Students Visit Career & Technical Campuses

(Submitted by CHS Guidance Office, http://cardinalcounseling.weebly.com)
On Tuesday, March 17th CHS a group of 30 10th - 12th graders went on a three campus tour of WNCC's career and technical campus offerings.  We started the day in Alliance at the WNCC Power and Line Campus.  We learned that power and linemen not only make an amazing salary, but are going to be in high demand in the job market for the next 10 years due to retirements in the fields.    
After leaving Alliance we traveled to the main WNCC campus located in Scottsbluff, NE and toured the automotive technology centers and welding center.
The last stop was at the Sidney, NE WNCC campus where they house their Cosmetology and Aviation Tech Campuses.  It is amazing to see the opportunities available at our local community college for a wide variety of career opportunities.

Anatomy & Physiology Dissects Hearts

(Submitted by CHS Senior, Alea Brierly)
In Mr. Bradley’s third block anatomy and physiology class, we have been learning about the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. Along with the blood typing lab, we dissected a pig heart. We have been reading and listening to lectures about how the heart works, the different valves and vessels, the circulation but there’s no better way to learn then to dissect something and see it for yourself.

After we rinsed the heart all off, we had to remove the pericardium, the outer sac that surrounds the heart. We located the apex, which is the tip of the heart. Before cutting the heart in half, we located several chambers and blood vessels including, the left and right atria, left and right ventricles, the coronary artery which supplies the heart with blood, pulmonary artery which brings deoxygenated blood to the lungs to get oxygen, aorta which sends blood out to the body and pulmonary veins which bring oxygenated blood back into the left atrium.

We then cut the heart in half to look at the internal anatomy. We located the same things that we did on the outside but we also looked at the tricuspid valve which is located between the right atrium and the right ventricle. The tricuspid valve has three leaflets to prevent the blood from flowing backwards. This valve allows blood flow from the right atrium and the right ventricle during diastole, period where heart is relaxing. The bicuspid valve is between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve only has two leaflets because it is more important that the blood doesn’t flow back through the right side. This valve is the systolic phase or contracting phase. We found the septum on the right side of the right ventricle. This thick muscular wall separates right and left pumping ventricles. We also found one­way, semi­lunar valves which only allow blood one direction, these are located at the entrance of the pulmonary veins.

Here’s some pictures of the heart cut open with the pericardium above and the one on the right is Mr. Bradley helping students locate some of the chambers and valves.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More State Qualifying ...Speech Sends Three!!

Chadron High School qualifies three for the State Speech Contest!

The B-6 District Speech contest was held Monday, March 15th in Paxton. Teams competing with Chadron included Gering, Ogallala, Gothenburg, Sidney, McCook, Valentine and Alliance. To qualify for State, competitors must finish within the top 3 of their event. 

Qualifying for State:
  Shoilee Rahman (two events): 

  • 2nd Persuasive Speaking
  • 3rd Informative Public Speaking
  Aaron Gaswick and Harlie Kennell:
  • 3rd Duet Acting

The State Speech Contest will be held March 26-27 in Kearney.

The CHS Speech Team would like to invite the public to our 'Night of Forensics', Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. where we will begin in the auditorium. There will also be a free dessert bar following. Please take the opportunity to support the speech team and see all of their hard work from this season.

Monday, March 16, 2015

No School Wednesday, March 18th

There will be no school this Wednesday, March 18th due to Teacher Inservice Day. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Free Lunch During ACT Test Prep Program

(Submitted by the CHS Guidance Office)
Note: The deadline to sign up online for the April ACT is March 13th!

During the months of March and April we will continue to pilot a brand new ACT prep program which takes place every Tuesday during lunch. Throughout our lunch prep program, we will prep all sections (English, Math, Science, and Reading) of the ACT as well as cover many apps available to help students study using the school assigned iPads.  

Mrs. Brenda Lanphear and Mrs. Linda Drinkwalter will help to prep specific skills associated with English and math. Although I strongly believe the absolute best test preparation you can do, or have your students do, is take a rigorous schedule of classes. I also believe that the ACT is an important enough assessment that you need to set time aside for extra preparation. Most ACT preparation programs are very expensive, what a great opportunity to get some of this prep for free! 

We hope to see more students joining us for Tuesday lunches in the future. If interested, students must sign up on the guidance office door. A free school lunch is provided to all who attend!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anatomy and Physiology Class Dissection

brain labeled
(Submitted by CHS Junior, Murphy Churchill)
Students in Mr. Bradley's Anatomy and Physiology class recently have stepped into the world of dissection. Donning their protective gloves, aprons, and gathering their dissection utensils, students were able to discover hands-on what they have learned in the classroom.
IMG_0596.JPGEach individual student received a sheep brain to dissect and discover anatomical parts of that were discussed previously in the chapter. Students discovered structures of the brain such as: medulla oblongata, cerebrum, cerebellum, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thalamus, etc. The lab practicum asked students to identify the anatomical parts of the outer brain. Then the lab instructed students to make an incision down the middle of the brain, revealing the inner structures of the sheep brain.
IMG_0597.JPG The dissection lab helped students to better understand the actions of the structures they were required to identify. The lab practicum provided several benefits for Mr. Bradley’s students: hands-on activity, and identify structures and their activities. Discovering the structures and the processes they perform to properly function the brain develops a better understanding of the chemical and electrical levels of the body’s vital organ.
Mr. Bradley’s Anatomy and Physiology students: Kiya Passero, Alea Brierly, and Mikaela Hastings perform their dissection on the sheep brain provided for them. Hands-on activity allows students to use what they learned from the textbook and apply it to real life situations.

Friday, March 6, 2015

FFA Competes in Kimball

FFA members compete in Kimball
district contest

Senior Livestock judging:  
photo 1.JPGPlacing fourth overall earning a blue ribbon Lanie Reisen

Junior Livestock judging: Earning blue ribbons and placing 4th and 6th place respectively are Beau and Drew Jersild.

Meats Evaluation:
The team of Joe Cattin, Bucky Cattin , Matt Kerner and Sean O'Brien, Qualified for The State FFA Contest
Earning  red ribbons were Sean O'Brien, Matt Kerner and Bucky Cattin

The team of Brooke Roes, Tony Doescher, Sylissa Jennings and Clay Madsen earned a white ribbon by placing fourth with Clay Madsen earning  a blue ribbon placing second overall.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Chadron Headed to State Part II

The Chadron Boys Basketball Team is headed to State!  On Monday, March 3rd Chadron defeated Ainsworth for the C1-6 District Title winning 62-51.

Chadron will play in the first round of the Nebraska Boys State Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 12th at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Chadron Girl's Basketball Qualifies for State!

Congratulations to the Girl's Basketball team for qualifying for the State Basketball Tournament in Lincoln!!!

Chadron (20-6) will play Kearney Catholic (24-2) in the opening round this Thursday at 2:45 MST in the Sports Center.
(state schedule)

Anatomy and Physiology Class Update

(Submitted by CHS Junior, Mikaela Hastings)
Mr. Bradley's third block anatomy and physiology class has been learning the ends and outs of the body from day one in class. From body growth on a cellular level, to the function of whole organ systems and how they work in the body, the anatomy class has been immersed in material about the human body in hopes to obtain knowledge that will carry them through their college careers, and the rest of their lives.

Currently, the third block anatomy and physiology class is in chapters 17-19 of their Patton-Tibodeau book studying the blood, the anatomy of the cardiovascular system, and the physiology of the cardiovascular system. On top of learning a multitude of material from the book and in-class lectures, the class has also performed a few experiments to expand their knowledge and get hands on experience as to how the body works.

This past week, Mr. Bradley's class performed a blood typing experiment to learn about blood types, antibodies, and antigens that present. There are four types of blood: A, B, AB, and O. Type A blood has type A antigens and type B antibodies, type B blood has type B antigens and type A antibodies, type AB has A and B antigens and no antibodies for A or B, and type O has neither antigen for A or B blood, but has antibodies for A and B. For these reasons, type AB is the universal recipient, and type O is the universal donor. If one type of blood were to be mixed with a separate type of blood with opposite antibodies, agglutination would occur. This is very dangerous and can be fatal.

To practice blood typing skills, the experiment consisted of six different types of fake blood for six different people. In the test, students were supposed to figure out which parents belonged to two different kids. To do so, two drops of each kind of blood were placed in separate mixing wells on trays. Then, a type A antibody was placed into one well with the blood, and a type B antibody was placed into the other well with the blood. Next, students had to stir the substances for thirty seconds to check for agglutination between the blood types. By doing so, determining the parents to each child was possible. A child with type O blood could only have parents with either A, O, or B blood. A child with AB blood could only have parents that both obtained type AB blood. After the lab, students worked with genotypes to determine recessive and dominant alleles.

On top of accomplishing the lab inside the class, each individual researched DNA testing and what is is used for. They then each created a brochure or flyer explains what they obtained while accomplishing their research. A second task that was accomplished on top of the lab was researching a career in which having knowledge of blood and blood typing was crucial. Among the careers researched were genetic therapists and crime scene investigators.