Monday, February 27, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates For Seniors

This is the time of year to start planning for the many year-end events. I thought I'd take the time to share those important dates and times.

Graduation will take place in the high school gym again this year. We do not reserve or block off sections of seats for families. Instead, parents/friends are welcome to enter the gymnasium when it opens at 11:00am and reserve up to 10 seats on the gym floor for the family of each graduating senior. There is additional seating provided in the bleachers.

Our seniors last day (May 10th), they will be asked to come to school to check-out starting at 7:55am. After the seniors complete the check-out process, they will all meet in the high school gym at 9:00am to complete a senior exit survey followed by graduation practice.

Here's the schedule of special events:

  • Kiwanis Program
    • Wednesday, April 26th at 1:45pm in the CHS Auditorium
  • Prom
    • Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm in the CSC Student Center
  • Baccalaureate Program
    • Sunday, May 7th at 7:00pm in the CHS Auditorium
  • Honor's Night
    • Monday, May 8th at 7:00pm in the CHS Auditorium
  • Seniors Last Day
    • Wednesday, May 10th at 7:55am in CHS
  • Graduation Practice
    • Wednesday, May 10th at 9:00am in the CHS Gym
  • Graduation
    • Saturday, May 13th at 1:00pm in the CHS Gym

If you have any questions, please call the CHS Office at 432-0707.
Thank you!

~Mr. Mack

Monday, February 13, 2017

Walt Mays, CHS Senior is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist!

Chadron High School senior, Walt Mays is a National Merit Finalist!

About the National Merit Scholarship Program:

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CHS Parent-Teacher Conferences Tonight! (Thursday, Feb 9th)

Chadron High School will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, February 9th from 5:00-8:30p in the Commons area. Sign in as you enter the main entrance, we'll help you find all of your student's teachers.  

We hope to see all of our parents!

Also, there will be no school on Monday, February 20th as it will be a teacher inservice day for the district.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

John Underwood - Life of an Athlete Program Feb. 20th 6pm

We are excited to announce that John Underwood will present a program for middle school, high school and college students, parents and anyone interested in pursuing a healthy lifestyle!  The two hour program will begin at 6:00pm on February 20th in the high school Auditorium. This program is free and everyone is invited!

Many of you know that Chadron High School began a Cardinals Committed club to promote healthy lifestyle choices including: chemical health, nutrition, sleep and character. The components of Cardinals Committed are based on the principles of John Underwood's Life of an Athlete.  Several years ago, several of our coaches and a couple of students attended John's training in Lake Placid, NY. Since that time he has presented in Chadron two different times for our students and staff.

I highly recommend anyone interested in living a healthy lifestyle to join us for this opportunity!
~Mr. Mack

"Lifestyle Matters: The Body and Brain Connection"

Who should attend?
Students, Parents and any concerned individual who wants to learn more.

February 20, 2017
Auditorium @ Chadron High School

John Underwood is the Director/Founder of the American Athletic Institute and a former NCAA All-American, International-level distance runner and World Masters Champion, is an internationally recognized human performance expert, specializing in chemical health, recovery, peak training and lifestyle impact on mental and physical performance. John will share the most recent and impacting brain science studies on social drug use and the effect on the developing brain.

For more information, please contact Monument Prevention Coalition at (308)635-6162, or

This project is supported in whole or part by Grant #93.242 under the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant for the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention through the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, and by Region 1 Behavioral Health Advisory.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CHS Senior Achieves Top ACT Score!

(Press release from the ACT News Desk)
Local Student Achieves Top ACT Score!
Walt Mays, son of Lucinda and Roger Mays and a 12th grade student at Chadron High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 136. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”

ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.

Attention: ACT News Desk
NOTE: For more information about the student, please contact the student directly. For more information about the ACT and ACT scores, please visit the ACT website at