Thursday, March 31, 2016

CHS Student Art Show, April 15-17th

CHS Art Show

Friday and Saturday, April 15 & 16th,   -  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 17,   -    1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Chadron High School Library

Thursday, March 24, 2016

CHS Junior, Colette Mahr Wins State Writing Award

Colette Mahr, a Junior at Chadron High School, garnered considerable merit this month after she earned top honors in the annual ‘Letters About Literature’ contest. The contest was comprised of three levels, Colette winning the Nebraska High School division. Colette will be recognized for her essay on April 6th, in Lincoln, during a proclamation ceremony with Governor Ricketts for National Library Week. Her essay will also serve as the Nebraska submission into the National Library of Congress contest to be held this April.

Her essay on the prompt, How did an author’s work change your view of the world or yourself, focused on the works of Laurie Halse Anderson, a notable author in young adult literature. Colette chose Laurie Halse Anderson because “She brings truth to issues young adults face in a raw, honest way.” Colette is the daughter of Chance and Wendy Mahr and enjoys theater, art, and reading. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

CHS To Appear In Upcoming TV Commercials

Nebraska Loves Public Schools has just launched it's first traditional media campaign, featuring television commercials with the message "Great Public Schools Build A Great Nebraska."

One of the commercials will show background footage that includes Chadron Public School's ELL teacher, Cheryl Welch teaching as another scene includes parent, Maria Watak at church with her children.  This commercial is currently scheduled to air in our region during the 10:00pm news on local channels.

Another effort of this campaign will include a new billboard near Chadron on Hwy 20 with the same message, "Great Public Schools Build A Great Nebraska!"

Nebraska Loves Public Schools funded by the Sherwood Foundation and is dedicated to supporting public education. They have filmed in our Chadron schools in twice in recent years including the film, One Child At A Time. Check out their films, find inspiration in their stories, share what you see and discover how to take action to support Nebraska's public schools by visiting their website at

Monday, March 14, 2016

This Wednesday: The NAVY SEAL's Return for Youth Leadership Training

The date of the Youth Leadership Training has been moved to Wednesday, March 23rd.  The NAVY SEALS will present the Human Performance Project to students and parents or anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle.  Chadron High School coaches and athletes are trained in the Human Performance Project to promote healthy lifestyles.

Join us this Wednesday, March 23rd from 6-8p @ the CSC Ballroom!

Parent Survey Request

Parents:   Would you please take the time to complete this survey as part of our continuous improvement efforts for accreditation?  

Chadron Public Schools completed AdvancEd district accreditation last year with high reviews.  It is interesting to note that in 2018 Chadron High School will have completed it's 100th year of accreditation.

Thank you parents for taking the time to complete the survey!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

No School Wednesday, March 16th

There will be no school for Chadron Public Schools on Wednesday, March 16th so teachers can attend inservice trainings!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Chadron FFA Wraps Up District 12 Competition in a Big Way!

The Chadron FFA chapter concluded its distinct competition season Wednesday after

competing in Kimball. The chapter rolled into town with 24 students vying for the last opportunity

to qualify for the right to compete at the state competition held this April in Lincoln. At the

conclusion of the competition 15 members placed well enough in their respective competitions to

earn the right to compete at the state competition. These state qualifiers join the 12 additional

Chadron FFA members that qualified in previous district competition. This is the largest amount

of state qualifiers to date that will be competing at the state competition.

As a team the Junior Livestock judgers won the district competition, placing first out of 16

teams. Beau Jersild won the contest as the top individual followed by Clark Reisen blue ribbon,

Alexis Fernandez red ribbon, Katie Lewin white ribbon and Dan Dunbar was one point from

earning an individual placing. This is the first time Chadron has qualified a team for state in this

event as well as first time winning the event.

Not to be out done, the Nursery Landscape team also won its first ever district competition

and earned the right to compete at state. Joe Matt placed third overall earning a purple ribbon

followed by freshman Hailey Watson with a blue, Renee Redfern ­blue and MiaKayla Koerber ­

red. Other team members that were on the champion team were Lance Cattin and Taya Leija.

The Biotechnology team became state qualifiers by placing another two first-time qualifiers for state

competition. The team consisted of Clay Madsen, Sylissa Jennings, Brooke Roes and Toni Doescher.

Toni earned a red ribbon on an individual basis.

The Agronomics team also qualified with the team of Drew Jersild, Cody Madsen, Luke

Tiensvold and Billy Tidyman. Billy also earned a red ribbon on an individual basis.

The Meat judging team of Matt Kerner, Joe Cattin, Bucky Cattin, Madison Cogdill and

McKenzie Scoggins will represent Chadron. Bucky Cattin earned individual honors receiving a

white ribbon. This team has three returners that did well last year at state earning some individual

honors and hope to build upon that performance at this years state competition.

nd overall and becoming