Friday, February 12, 2016

Chadron FFA Wins District Ag Mechanics Contest

District Champs - Matt Kerner, Bucky Cattin, Michael Collins and Joe Cattin

Chadron FFA Wins District Ag Mechanics Contest

The Chadron FFA chapter competed Wednesday February 3rd, in Gordon at the district 12 competition. The team of Joe Cattin, Bucky Cattin, Matt Kerner and Michael Collins came out of the competition as district team champions in the Ag Mechanics event. Students were also placed on an individual basis as to how they scored individually in the 4 core content areas. Individual placings were Bucky Cattin crowned district champion in the Structural Systems section and brother Joe Cattin placed 3rd in the area of Energy Systems. The team earned the right to compete in Lincoln in April for the State FFA competition.

The Envirothon teams also brought home some hardware for the chapter with the “A” team placing second winning three of the six sections of the contest. The team consisted of Murphy Churchill, Brooke Roes, Toni Doescher, Clay Madsen and Sean O’Brien. The Chadron “B” team placed fourth overall claiming the title in the wildlife section of the competition. The team consisted of Beau Jersild, Drew Jersild, Clay Madsen, Kylee Garrett and Hunter Hawk. The teams will not know if they have qualified for state yet as not all district competitions are not yet completed. This state competition will be held in Nebraska City.

The Food Science team of Raymond Boggs, Dadriana Serres, Billy Tidyman and True Thorne became the first team to ever enter the event for our young chapter.  While the group did not place as a team, the rookies they still managed individual placing in the event with Dadrianna Serres earning a red ribbon and True Thorne a white.

The team of Maikayla Koeber, Katie Lewin and Ma ckenzie Scoggins competed in the very difficult Vet Science competition. This contest measures the students skills in the area of animal breeds, parasites, veterinary practicum, tool identification and a lengthy written test. The group did not place as a team but did have two red ribbon winners in Katie Lewin and Mackenzie Scoggins.

Overall, our chapter had a very successful day.  We continue to be amazed at our members willingness to step forward and try new things.  They put in a lot of time preparing for this contest and as sponsors, we appreciate their efforts.  Our chapter will participate in another contest at Kimball next month.  We still have opportunities for more students to qualify for State FFA.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

CHS Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, Feb. 11th

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, February 11th from 5:00-8:30pm.

In conjunction with conferences, the CHS Guidance Office will be hosting a Sophomore and Junior Parent Night. Sophomore and junior students and parents are invited to attend a short presentation in the auditorium at 6:00pm during conferences (Feb. 11th). Topics will include:

  • New ACT Prep Opportunities
  • AP Classes
  • Dual Credit Opportunities
  • Early Entry College Courses
  • Future Scholarships/FAFSA Process
  • Question/Answer Session
If your student is planning on taking dual-credit, college, or AP classes next year, we highly advise that you plan to attend this presentation.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

FBLA Visits 4th Grade!

On Wednesday, February 3rd a group of Future Business Leaders of America members visited Mrs. Dicky’s 4th grade classroom at Chadron Intermediate School in order to complete an American Enterprise Project.  

The American Enterprise Project is an event that is prepared for state competition that develops projects within the school and/or community that increases understanding of and support for the American enterprise system by developing an information/education program.  Greta Welch, Kaci Waugh and Jadyn McCartney prepared a project to show the importance of supply and demand using Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.  Along with 15 members of the FBLA chapter, these three girls presented a powerpoint presentation that included vocabulary terms and an overview of supply/demand and it’s importance in business.  The presentation also included a word search, a demonstration, a game and ice cream.  The Ben and Jerry’s Corporation was used to show the importance of how ice cream flavors that are not in demand will be discontinued and go to the Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard.  This actually exists and was the motivation behind the idea. The “graveyard” shows the importance of the consumer/demand of a product and where resources must be used for the Ben and Jerry’s supply of ice cream.  The 4th graders not only loved the ice cream but the lesson showed how they can affect supply and demand of a product. The high school students had a great time with the 4th graders!   

Kaci Waugh, Greta Welch and Jadyn McCartney pose for a picture with Mrs. Dicky’s 4th grade class.

Members of FBLA helping with the game to show the concept of supply and demand.

In the game when flavors were not in demand, they went to the “Flavor Graveyard”. (Yes, this actually does exist at the Ben and Jerry’s Corporation!)