Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cracked ...Not Broken - Mental Health Advocate Speaks at CSC

I hope you consider joining Kevin Hines as he shares his story of hope and celebration of life. Kevin Hines is a mental health advocate, global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur who reaches audiences all over the world with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at 19 years of age), he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four (less than 1%) to survive the fall and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the globe.

On November 14th, a 7:00pm program will be open to the public at the CSC Student Center Ballroom. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

Warning Signs for Suicide Prevention is a consensus statement developed by an expert working group brought together by the American Association of Suicidiology. The group organized the warning signs by degree of risk, and emphasized the importance of including clear and specific direction about what to do if someone exhibits warning signs.

Warning Signs for Suicide and Corresponding Actions

Seek immediate help from a mental health provider, call 9-1-1, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) when you hear or see any of these behaviors:

  • Someone threatening to hurt or kill themselves
  • Someone looking for ways to kill themselves: seeking access to pills, weapons, or other means
  • Someone talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide, when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
Seek help by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a referral if you witness, hear, or see anyone exhibiting one or more of these behaviors:
  • Hopelessness - expresses no reason for living, no sense of purpose in life
  • Rage, anger, seeking revenge
  • Recklessness or risky behavior, seemingly without thinking
  • Expressions of feeling trapped - like there's no way out
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawal from friends, family, or society
  • Anxiety, agitation, inability to sleep, or constant sleep
  • Dramatic mood changes
  • No reason for living, no sense of purpose in life
If you or someone you know is in a suicidal crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Warning Signs for Suicide: Theory, research, and clinical applications. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior (2006)
National Alliance on Mental Awareness: www.nami.org

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

National Honor Society Induction

Clark, Dominic, Kaylie, Zach, Sam and Logan
On October 23 the Chadron High School National Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony in the high school auditorium.

The six new inductees are: Zach Carattini, Kaylie Elliott, Dominic Nobiling, Clark Riesen, Sam Rischling and Logan Tiensvold.

NHS Officers
  President - Mark Taylor
  Vice President - Coy Bila
  Secretary - Claire Margetts
  Treasurer - Joe Matt

Members at Large
Seniors - Kat Dodd, Dana Dunbar, Kylee Garrett, Hunter Hawk, Alpine Hickstein, MiaKayla Koerber, Cody Madsen, Aubree Noble, Billy Tidyman

Juniors - Peyton Beaver, Sydney Brown, Abigail Hyer, Kellie Waugh

Monday, October 23, 2017

#dylanTUFF - Where To Make Donations

Chadron High School Junior, Dylan Waldron sustained multiple injuries last week in a single-vehicle accident while driving to school. He is recovering well in a Denver area hospital. There are many efforts underway to raise donations for the family's expenses.

Donations can be made to the Dylan Waldron Benefit Account at the First National Bank of North Platte.

In addition, join 'The Grill Crew' before this week's playoff game for a tailgate feed - $5 per plate. They will be serving hamburgers or hotdogs with sides from 12-2p this Friday, October 27th on the West side of the CHS Football Stadium prior to the kickoff of the playoff game versus Wayne.  All proceeds will go to the Dylan Waldron Benefit.

There are several other fundraisers planned as well with proceeds going to the benefit account.

Get Well Soon Brother!

Friday, October 20, 2017

'Seeds of Hope' Film Viewing and Donation Opportunity

Seeds of Hope
Monday, Oct. 23 6:30 pm
370 Chadron Ave.

The UCC Women's Book Club and our Marshallese friends invite you to come enjoy the NE Loves Public Schools film, Seeds of Hope.  

It explores how schools welcome and educate immigrant and refugee families as they start their lives over in America. Follow some of our own Chadron students and educators as well as other Nebraska newcomer students: the inconceivable trauma and tribulations of their past, the perseverance to succeed in the present, and their hopes for a brighter future through quality education.  

We will be serving dessert & beverages after the 34 min. movie.  A free-will donation will be accepted and all money will go toward helping with medical costs for our local Marshallese community.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lunch Advisory Meeting - Wed. Oct. 18th @ 3:30p

Lunchtime Solutions is having a Lunch Advisory Meeting in the Chadron Public Schools Central Office conference room Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.  This meeting is an opportunity for students and parents to visit about our school lunch program and offer input to the breakfast and lunch programs.  We look forward to seeing you at this meeting and hearing from you!  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A State Champion and a Runner Up Team Finish at State Golf

CHS Senior, Alpine Hickstein ties the all-class scoring record of 142 in the two-day state golf tournament winning the Class C Individual Championship ....... by 20 strokes!!!

Fantastic performances by Taurie Pourier, Aubree Noble, Kat Dodd, Madeline Pelton led to the team State Runner Up Trophy!

Congratulations to Coach Loni Watson and the Lady Cardinals!
Photo by Tye Pourier

Computer Applications Students Earn Certificates

(Submitted by the Computer Applications Class)
After a month of preparing for testing in the Computer Applications class, students were tested on various Microsoft suite apps to earn certification.

These students earned certification in one of the Microsoft suite apps.
Back Row: Aiden V., Justin J., Teagan T., Martin P.  Front Row: Jasmin M., Lucidity B., Dax B., Jessica C.B., Jiesinh S.

These students earned certification in two of the Microsoft suite apps.
Aiden V., Justin J., Martin P., Jiesinh S.

Jiesinh S. earned certification in three of the Microsoft suite apps.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Girls State Golf

Good Luck to our Lady Cards at the State Golf Tournament Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 9 & 10) in North Platte.

Tee Times for Monday:
11:38 #1 Ricki Hickstein 12 Chadron C-5 76 9:30 #10 Taurie Pourier 11 Chadron C-5 104 10:02 #10 Aubree Noble 12 Chadron C-5 107 10:10 #10 Katarina Dodd 12 Chadron C-5 108 11:14 #10 Madeline Pelton 9 Chadron C-5 133

Alpine Hickstein won her fourth individual district championship last week leading the Lady Cards to a District Runner-Up finish qualifying the team for the state contest.

Scoring updates of the two-day state tournament can be found here.

Monday, October 2, 2017

District Softball Suspended

Chadron joined many other districts across the state in having to suspend play for another day due to inclement weather!

Game #11 (Chadron vs Centural Central Valley) will resume at 9:00am tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 7th) at Hampton Field in Chadron. 

The winner will play in the Championship Game vs. Southern Valley which beat Chadron earlier today 10-8. 

We hope you can come support our girls softball team as they compete in the C-6 District Softball Tournament hosted here in Chadron. Both Hampton Field and the CSC Softball Field will be used during this seven team tournament.

The full bracket can be viewed here.

Chadron is the #1 seed and will play their opening game at 11:00am Thursday at the CSC Softball Field.

Good Luck Lady Cards!

No School Wednesday, Oct. 4th

There will be no school for K-12 students on Wednesday, October 4th for teacher inservice training.