Monday, April 27, 2020

CHS Students Qualify for National Contest (National History Day)

National History Day

National History Day is an educational program devoted to the learning of history.  Last fall, students chose a topic related to the annual theme (“Breaking Barriers in History”). and conducted extensive research using both primary and secondary sources.  After analyzing and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, they presented their work in an original project.  April 17th - 26thth, the state competition was held virtually. 

Those who competed at the State History Day competition:

Senior Division
Tyler Kaus
Cassie Nesheim & Jackson Smith
Thomas Kaus 
Grace Sorenson & Lauren Collins 
Jameson Margetts, Gracie Jones & Alexis Conboy 
Maralee Rischling

Those who qualified for National History Day competition:
Lauren Collins  & Grace Sorenson - 1st Place Senior Group Website
Thomas Kaus - 1st Place Senior Individual Website
Tyler Kaus - 2nd Place Senior Individual Documentary

Special Awards
History Nebraska Award - 1st Place: Tyler Kaus
NEBRASKAland FOUNDATION - 2nd Place: Lauren Collins & Grace Sorenson

Alternates include:
Maralee Rischling - Senior Paper
Cassie Nesheim & Jackson Smith - Senior Group Documentary

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cardinal Cast Audio Recording Available Here!

Check out the links to Cardinal Cast on this blog, at or on most podcasting platforms including iTunes for weekly conversations from Chadron High School

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Girls Summer Softball Registrations

Chadron Girls Summer Softball Association is now collecting registrations in anticipation that our season will proceed as normal. Registering now will speed up the process of assigning teams, should a season occur. Registrations are due April 15, however we are NOT collecting money at this time. 

You may print the registration form from the attached link or pick up a paper copy from Big Bats Business office located @ 331 Main Street in Chadron. 

Please return the form to either the Big Bats office or PO Box 574, Chadron NE 69337.

Zoom Etiquette for Online Classes

Friday, April 3, 2020

Cardinal Counseling's 5 Bullet Friday for April 3rd


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! 

If you do not wish to receive this email feel free to UNSUBSCRIBE using the button located at the bottom of this email.

1. Cardinal Cast:  The Disruption. What We Can Do Now and Moving Forward

This Week's Cardinal Cast is Available on iTunes, Podbean, Spotify or wherever you listen to your Podcasts!

2. Digital School Counseling Open Office Hours! Email to Set Appointment!

I am available virtually to talk with any student who wants to chat with their school counselor!

Email to set up appointment

3. Seniors, PLENTY of Scholarships are Still Available to Complete!

Check out the Senior Google Drive Scholarship folder to fill out ALL THE SCHOLARSHIPS.

PRO TIP:  Emailing submission of your scholarship will be prefered in this digital time!  Make sure you dowload your scholarship as a PDF before sending because not everyone has access to google drive folders!  Email your scholarship to me at if you'd like help getting it to the right place!

Seniors and Senior Parents, PREPARE YOUR HEARTS, Mr. Uhing and I Are Working on some Instagram and Youtube Videos to Help You on Your College Journey.  COMING VERY SOON!!!!!

4. Daily Questions During Times of COVID-19

5.  Students and Parents:
 2020-21 (Current 11th Grade) Schedules are Coming Out!

Look for more today and next week!

I have started sending juniors their schedules via email! After the schedule is received I'd like to set up a ZOOM meeting or email correspondence where we can talk about:

1.  Classes, likes, dislikes, changes.
2.  Future plans after high school
3.  Summer enrichment opportunities
4.  Career counseling

Parents are invited to join these meetings as well!!  Once the schedule is reviewed ZOOM meetings can be requested and coordinated by emailing Mrs. Watson at

Look forwarding to virtually speaking with everyone soon!

Here's a "PEAK" at seniors schedule for next year and a few offerings in the new split 1a/1b section :)

Readers, THANK YOU AGAIN for joining us! Whether you are from CHS or another school, If you find it worthwhile please continue to SHARE. THE. LOVE (and the link).

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CHS Graduation Is Being Reviewed For Alternative Options

Just a quick note to our seniors and their families that we are reviewing options to honor our graduates this spring. 

This ever-changing environment makes it difficult to plan for upcoming events. We hope our response to prevent the spread of this virus minimizes local impact so we can have more options available that fit public health guidelines in May. 

At this time, we know that a traditional graduation ceremony will not be possible in May, so we're exploring alternative methods to honor the Class of 2020.  We hope to have an announcement later this month.

Again, thank you for your continued patience as we all adjust to new routines and changing expectations!