Friday, April 28, 2017

CHS Prom Candidates Selected

Candidates for the 2017 Junior/Senior Prom at Chadron High School are: Marcus Burwell, Alexandria Nobiling, Daniel Smith, Danielle Johnson, Michael Gieseler, Kyla Parish, Keegan Shuck and Greta Welch.  

The theme of this year's prom is:  Get Your NEON! 

Prom is Saturday, May 6th at the Chadron State College Student Center. The grand march will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by coronation.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

CHS Teacher, Willie Uhing Wins Distinguished Educator Award

Congratulations Mr. Uhing!!!

Chadron High School English teacher, Willie Uhing was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Freda Battey Distinguished Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching. A University of Nebraska - Lincoln committee of students and faculty awarded Mr. Uhing stating they were impressed with his reflection on teaching and his commitment to student learning.  Former CHS alum, Alida Johnson nominated Mr. Uhing for the award.

Mr. Uhing will be honored at a luncheon at the City Campus Union on May 5, 2017 at 11:30am. The Freda Battey family will present him with a beautiful school bell and a cash prizes for both himself and Chadron High School.  Mr. Uhing has been asked to give a short presentation of the focus of his teaching for this occasion.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Native American Parent Meeting May 9th @ 3:30p

We will be hosting a Native American Parent Meeting on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Central Office of Chadron Public Schools and will begin at 3:30pm. We look forward to visiting with you about the education of our Native American students.

We're excited to introduce and share information about our newest CHS Club, 'Native Futures' which meets weekly.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CHS Ranks #5 Best High School in Nebraska

We're proud to announce that Chadron High School has again been ranked as one of the top high schools in Nebraska by U.S. News & World Report for 2017!  

Chadron High School Ranks #5 Best HS in Nebraska

(From U.S. News & World Report online)
Chadron Senior High School is ranked 5th within Nebraska. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Chadron Senior High School is 25 percent. The student body makeup is 54 percent male and 46 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 24 percent. Chadron Senior High School is the only high school in the Chadron Public Schools.

Chadron Senior High School is recognized in the National Rankings and earned a bronze medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lacrosse in CHS PE Classes!

Thank you to Edison Red Nest III for sharing the history and knowledge of the game of Lacrosse during PE classes this week. Edison shared the origins of this tribal game played by Native Americans and how it was modified by European immigrants to North America to create its current collegiate and professional form.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chadron High School Competes at the CSC Scholastic Day Contest

While 48 CHS students were in Lincoln and Omaha competing in events for the state FFA and FBLA conventions, another group of students were on the CSC campus Friday, April 7th competing in the annual Scholastic Day Contest. Chadron students did exceptionally well ...again! Chadron finished 2nd in a close race with Bridgeport in Division III team scoring.

Division III Team Scoring
1st 8.965 points  Bridgeport
2nd 8.625 points Chadron
3rd  8.152 points Kimball
4th 5.538 points  Ainsworth
5th 5.261 points Valentine
6th 4.85 points  Gordon-Rushville
7th 4.096 points Bennet County
8th 3.912 points Burns
9th 2.77 points Mitchell
10th 1.083 points Wright
NA O'Neil
NA Red Cloud
NA St. Francis

1st Walt Mays - Advanced Mathematics
1st Walt Mays - English Usage
1st Walt Mays - Vocabulary
1st Julianne Dickerson - Teaching Presentation
1st Sean O'Brien - Veterinary Sciences

5th Jay Milburn - General Science
6th Destiny Rhoden - Human Development and Family Life
6th Zach Swanson - Agronomy and Rangeland Management
6th Nate Watak - Consumer Issues
7th Teresa Gottwald - Business Communications and Vocabulary
8th Cassie Sloan - Literature
8th Michael Gieseler - General Anatomy and Physiology
8th Coy Bila - Trigonometry
9th Coy Bila - American History
9th Coy Bila - Physics
9th Sean O'Brien - Physical Education Sports Knowledge
9th Joe Ritzen - Physical Education Sports Knowledge
9th Kaylie Elliot - General Science
9th Jon Vahrenkamp - Algebra I
10th Anabel Gardner - Plane Geometry
10th Chance Nuno - World History

High School Physicals May 2nd

(From the School Nurses) Sports physical forms/letters went home with students yesterday (April 11th). Here is the note we attached. 

The High School sports physicals are scheduled for May 2, 2017 at 7am in the High School Gym/locker room area.  

Parents/guardians please fill in the Health History and sign permission at the bottom of physical form.  Please return completed form to school by April 21, 2017 along with $5 donation.

Your student MUST have the form signed and returned to receive a physical.

Three CHS Students Qualify for National History Day Contest!

Three Chadron High School students qualified for the National History Day contest in Washington D.C. which will be held this June.

Sydney Brown:  1st place individual website titled, The Hubble Space Telescope, she wins a scholarship to Nebraska Wesleyan. 

Lauren Collins and Grace Sorenson:  1st place group website and Honorable Mention NebraskaLand Foundation special award. Their title was, The Ghost Dance: Taking A Stand Against The White Man. 

Cathy Kaus and Mary Traphagan sponsor/teach the Chadron History Day students.

FFA Competes At State Convention

 Chadron FFA Results from the Nebraska State FFA Convention:

Ag Technology & Mechanics State Team placing 2nd (4 pts from 1st)Ribbons
Bucky Cattin Purple 2nd highest Individual
Michael Collins Purple
Joe Matt Red
Welding State Team placing 8th
Bucky Cattin (Arc) Purple 2nd highest Individual
Michael Collins (Mig) Blue

Natural Resources
Clark Riesen Blue
Agronomy State Team placing 48/115
Billy Tidyman Blue
True Thorne White
Nursery & Landscape Management State Team placing 11th
Joe Matt Blue
Hailey Watson Red
MiaKayla Koerber White
Tate Ryan Blue
Rachel Sauser-Smith White
Livestock Management State Team placing 8th

1st Poultry (National Qualifier)
Cody Madsen
Katie Lewin
Hunter Hawk
Beau Jersild
Drew Jersild
Ag Biotechnology StateTeam placing 5th
Hunter Hawk Blue
Megan Tidyman Blue
Kylee Garrett Red
Madison Cogdill White 
Meats Evaluation StateTeam placing 43/105
Cole Madsen Red
Cooper Wild White
MacKenzie Scoggan White
Senior Livestock Evaluation State Team placing 10th
Beau Jersild 16th/188 19th in Oral Reasons/188
Drew Jersild 26th/188 6th in Hogs/188
Kylee Garrett
Cody Madsen
LSE Senior Public Speaking
Hunter Hawk State Placing 5th highest Individual

LSE Employment Skills
Jacob Lemmon State Placing 8th highest Individual

Monday, April 10, 2017

Chadron FBLA Qualifies 7 for National Competition!

The Chadron High Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual State Leadership Conference in Omaha on April 6-8. While at the conference, students participated in a big business tour of Renze Display, listened to the keynote speaker, Hoan Do and attended a variety of workshops. But most importantly, Chadron students competed amongst all class levels in many different business competitions. This conference was attended by over 2,200 students and advisors this year. Chadron FBLA had a another year of success and brought home an abundance of awards. Seven students that placed at the state level are now given the honor to represent Nebraska at the 2017 National Conference in Anaheim, CA in June.

The national qualifiers are:
Alyssa Noble - Electronic Career Portfolio - 1st out of 22 Entries

Aubree Noble, Brooklyn Stack & Hunter Hawk - Graphic Design - 2nd out of 33

Greta Welch, Kaci Waugh & Alison Gardner - Hospitality Management - 2nd out of 50

Corbin Johnson - HealthCare Administration - 3rd out of 323

Other FBLA state honors are as follows:
Business Law (227 Students) Daniel Smith - 4th Place out 227 Students
Job Interview (367 Students) Spencer Margetts - Honorable Mention - Top 4%
Computer Gaming & Simulation Programming (11 Teams) Daniel Smith, Chace Franey - 4th Place out of 11 Teams
Business Calculations (428 Students) Corbin Johnson - Honorable Mention - Top 4%
Banking & Financial Systems (27 Teams) Corbin Johnson, Keegan Shuck, Greta Welch - 5th Place out of 27 Teams
Who’s Who in Nebraska FBLA Alyssa Noble
American Enterprise Project (12 Teams) Greta Johnson, Kaci Waugh, Jadyn McCartney - 5th Place out of 16 Teams
Gold Seal Chapter Award Entire Chapter Award
Entrepreneurship (63 Teams) Keegan Shuck, Spencer Margetts, Aubree Noble - 5th Place out of 63 Teams
Sweepstakes Award Entire Chapter Award
Personal Finance (389 Students) Keegan Shuck - 8th Place out of 389 Students
Business Achievement Award - Future Level Jadyn McCartney Lauren Collins Abby Gardner
All State Quality Member Jadyn McCartney Corbin Johnson Aubree Noble Brooklyn Stack Myia Hamaker
Community Service Award - Community Level Alyssa Noble Aubree Noble Myia Hamaker Kaitlyn Haug Hunter Hawk Corbin Johnson Jadyn McCartney Brooklyn Stack

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

NHS Spring Induction

Congratulations to the following students inducted into the National Honor Society on Monday, April 3rd:  Dana Dunbar, Kylee Garrett, Alpine Hickstein, Joe Matt, Sydney Brown, Abigail Hyer, Claire Margetts and Kellie Waugh.

Also, thank you faculty, staff and students for attending the ceremonies.