The Chadron High School Cardinal Counseling Department is excited to share our 5 Bullet Friday Newsletter for the 2019-20 school year! Each week we will be providing readers with five facts, tips or tricks to help make the school year a success academically, emotionally, and socially!
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1. Kiwanis Honors Program - Still a Chance to be Honored for Your Grades!
Parents and Students, in the Spring of each year our local Kiwanis group puts on an Honor Awards Presentation for all students that receive a 3.5 cumulative GPA and/or are on the Gold Honor Roll for third quarter. Check report cards and GPA on Infinite Campus if you are interested in being honored for this event! If you do not have a 3.5 cumulative gpa you still have a chance to be honored! Do your best to earn Gold Honor Roll this quarter and you will be invited! Date and time of awards program TBA.
2. Seniors - Graduation is Right Around the Corner, How are You Doing on Scholarships?
There are TONS of scholarships in the Google Drive folder, check it out below, reminder, we organize these folders based on DUE DATES. All scholarships due in January are in the JANUARY FOLDER, all scholarships due in February and in the FEBRUARY FOLDER.... you get the gist. Give it a gander and TURN. THEM. IN. Click the image below for access to the entire folder!
3. New Course HIGHLIGHT: American History Through Film!
I love this time of year, scheduling season and preparing for NEW COURSES. The first NEW COURSE I want to highlight for next year will be a Social Studies Offering taught by Mr. Sandstrom titled: American History Through Film. Check it out below!
Course Description: This study of American History is not a standalone course for the history of the United States. Instead, American History Through Film will supplement regular U.S. History and Government classes to provide a fuller understanding of the past and the way that it has been documented by American filmmakers. The films in this course will cover the time periods from the American Revolution through the War on Terrorism in the early twenty-first century. For some topics and units, short clips from several movies will be shown, while whole films will be utilized to teach other time periods. The major themes, topics, and time periods will follow the Nebraska Social Science Standards. Students will be assessed on reaction papers or film responses to demonstrate their understanding of the film’s content and illustrated that they can use the films’ to evaluate historical events.
American History Through Film Schedule of Topics:
This course is organized into units. As the class’s focus will be on modern American history, we will begin with a short unit to catch-up students to the end of the Reconstruction period. From that point, we will cover multiple chapter units over modern American history.
New World (clips)
The Crucible (clips)
Last of the Mohicans (clips)
American Revolution (1-2 Days expected)
April Morning (clips)
Antebellum (5-7 Days expected)
12 Years a Slave (clips)
Birth of a Nation (New version) (clips)
Civil War and Reconstruction: (12-13 Days expected)
Ride with the Devil (clips)
Gods and Generals (clips)
Cold Mountain (Cold Harbor scene only)
Gangs of New York (clips)
The Conspirator (clips)
Gone with the Wind (full)
Unit 3: Territorial Expansion, Imperialism, and World War I: 1867-1920: (6-8 Days Expected)
Westward Expansion: (2 Days expected)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (clips)
Dances with Wolves (clips)
Spanish-American War (Half Day expected)
Rough Riders (clips)
World War I (4 Days expected)
They Shall Not Grow Old (full)
Unit 4: Roaring Twenties into the Dirty Thirties: 1920s-1930s: (6-7 Days expected)
Roaring Twenties (2 Days expected)
Great Gatsby (clips)
Great Depression (4 Days expected)
To Kill a Mocking Bird (full)
Unit 5: World War II: The Good War? – 1930s-1945: (15 Days expected)
Schindler’s List (clips)
Hacksaw Ridge (full)
Saving Private Ryan (clips)
Letters from Iwo Jima (full)
Enemy at the Gates (clips)
Pearl Harbor (clips)
Unit 6: Foreign Policy and the Cold War: 1945-1991: (14 Days expected)
Dr. Strangelove (full)
Thirteen Days (full)
Rocky IV (clips)
Red Dawn (clips)
Unit 7: A March Towards Equality: An Era of Instability and Changing Cultural Norms: 1945-1975 (14 Days expected)
Malcolm X (full)
The Help (full)
Ghosts of Mississippi (clips)
Mississippi Burning (clips)
Green Book (clips)
Unit 8: Contemporary America: 1975-Today (4 Days Expected)
Black Hawk Down (clips)
World Trade Center (clips)
United 93 (clips)
Zero Dark Thirty (clips)
4. Are You Thinking About College Credits While in High School?
Check out this video to learn more! I will be registering students for dual credit and college offerings starting in March. Good to know ALL THE INFORMATION and how it works, and what implications it might have for the future.
Current Chadron High School Dual Credit and AP Credit Offerings: Personal Finance AP Statistics AP Calculus College Algebra (Pre Calculus) AP US History Basic Nursing (CNA Certification) Medical Terminology AP Literature
5. Digital Predators and Online Safety
Mel Robbins is back with part 2 of her Digital Predators podcast and video series. Check this one out, it's a strong focus on self harming online games such as the Blue Whale Challenge and Choking Challenge. Parents need to know these games and predators exist. ALSO you will learn about COPPA and the legality of having social media under the age of 13 (scroll to 35:00 minutes). I'll give you a hint, IT. IS. ILLEGAL. Your 12 year old should not be on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat to mention a few. Click the image below, it's well worth your time to listen or watch....
Digital Predators Series Part 2
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