Friday, August 28, 2020

HS Picture Day - Wednesday, Sept. 2nd

Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd for 
picture day. Information packets for ordering prints can be 
picked up at the office or go to and 
enter Picture Day ID: EVT2KDFFT

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Activity Prices and Fees

Chadron Public Schools                    2020-2021

                Activity Prices

Varsity Admission: Adult                       $5.00

 Junior Varsity Student                    $4.00

 Freshman Senior Citizen         $4.00

Middle School Admission:

Adult                        $4.00

Student                     $3.00

Senior Citizen          $3.00

(excludes tournaments)

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Activity Passes:

High School $30.00

Middle School $30.00

Elementary $15.00

Adult                     $50.00

Senior Citizen         $25.00

Participation Fees:

High School                $60.00

Middle School            $50.00

Family (students)        $120.00

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Cardinal Football Health Guidelines

 2020 Chadron HS/MS Football Health Guidelines   

    Admission: HS Adults $ 5.00 Students/Seniors $ 4.00 

                           MS Adults $ 4.00 Students/Seniors $ 3.00 

  1. Any individual feeling ill or experiencing Covid 19 symptoms should not attend any contest.

  2. We ask that Visiting teams use their protocols for transporting 

to the contest. 

  1. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided on all entrances to contests

  2. Recommended 6 feet distancing between groups.

  3. Mask or face coverings are strongly encouraged by spectators.

  4. Appropriate social distancing is encouraged on benches, sidelines and at the concessions area.

  5. Concessions will be provided. Workers will wear masks.                                                                           

  6. Spectators are encouraged to pay with exact change.

  7. Spectators and contestants are encouraged to exit the contest facility

immediately following the completion of the event.

    10. Chadron High School will follow all NSAA Covid 19 rules and 


    11. All guidance from Chadron Public Schools, Directive Health 

          Measures, Panhandle Public Health Guidelines and are subject to 

          change at any time.

    12. The safety of all persons in attendance and sportsmanship at our 

          contests are a top priority. Thank you for doing your part in keeping 

          our community and school safe.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Mr. Mack's Note to Students

CHS Students,

I've had the chance to visit with many of you during chrome book or fall sports meetings, but in case you were not in attendance ... Welcome back to school!!!

I am very anxious for school to start so I can see you all again and we can get back to doing what we do best in Chadron High School ... Educate!

On the first day (Monday, Aug. 17th) I"ll conduct a zoom meeting for all students and staff at 8:45am.  Your teachers will provide the projected presentation.

If you have not attended a chrome book orientation meeting, you and your parent can join us Tuesday at 3:30p in the Auditorium for one last opportunity.

As you are probably aware, our community has had several cases of COVID-19 in the last week as well as quarantines of other people who were close contacts of those testing positive. Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) has been phenomenal to work with and they recommend us to start as scheduled with our prevention plans in place.  With that said, this is a good time to remind what you can do to stay healthy, prevent the spread, and avoid quarantines.

  • Isolate - Avoiding being around others is truthfully, the best way to avoid this virus. That's why we created the At-Home Learning Program as a choice for families to provide quality education without attending school. Registration is due Friday (Aug. 21st) and information can be found at the district website. Students enrolled are not eligible for activities or a chrome book and will not be able to transfer back into face-to-face learning until the end of a semester.  (These online classes should be available around Aug. 24th.)
  • Social Distance - If you're in the presence of others, keep a 6' distance if you can. We have made many efforts to maximize distancing with our class rosters and protocols throughout the building (click the COVID-19 tab on the district website for more details). With that said, like most schools, we cannot guarantee or provide distancing in each area of the school. Be aware and respectful of your distancing for yourself and other.
  • Wear a face mask - This is especially beneficial if social distancing is not available. We expect you to wear a mask so bring your own. Students are not required to wear one in student areas, but it is expected and will be encouraged. Again, please be respectful of those making efforts to protect themselves and others who are wearing a face mask and distancing.
  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces - The school is providing each classroom with disinfecting spray and a schedule for disinfecting work areas (desks) between each class period. Bathrooms will be disinfected at least three times a day as well.
  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water - You've heard this since you were a small child, it is especially important during this pandemic.
  • Use hand sanitizer when unable to access soap and water for hand washing - We have provided each classroom with hand sanitizer and have several other stations set up around the school.
  • Take care of yourself! - Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, get proper sleep and use stress reduction techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, stretch breaks, etc.

Finally, stay home if you are sick.  Call us in the morning so we know you're not coming then access your teacher's google classroom if you're feeling good enough to complete your school work.  Absences related to Covid-19 prevention will be excused.  In fact, you or your teachers may be out for 10 days at a time if you are experiencing certain symptoms or had close contact.  (Click here for guidance).

PPHD provides me with a spreadsheet for all individual cases or quarantines related to our school. We will follow their guidance/recommendations for the soonest date those individuals are allowed to return to school.

Check the district website or the CHS Blog for more articles and information.

Be healthy, stay healthy!

I'm anxious to see you all!


Jerry Mack, Principal

Chadron High School

Chadron, NE 69337

Saturday, August 15, 2020

CoVid-19 Announcement from Supt. Meyer

(8:45p Aug. 15, 2020 Submitted by CPS Superintendent, Ginger Meyer)

Today was an eventful day to say the least.  Our staff and students have been affected by CoVid and quarantines.  For full transparency we now have three high school and one middle school staff member test positive.  We have been commended over and over again that our school is doing great with our plan and procedures.  They have not quarantined anyone for spread in our buildings.  

However, we do have other teachers that have to quarantine because they live in the same home or went to a social event with a positive case.  The Admin. team will meet tomorrow to iron out our personnel plan going forward. 

Our CoVid dashboard will be ready next week.  It will take the place of these announcements. It will be linked on the district website.

Ginger Meyer

Ginger L. Meyer, Ed.S.
602 East 10th Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
P:  (308) 432-0700
F:  (308) 432-0702

Friday, August 14, 2020

At-Home Learning Registration & COVID-19 Information


Click here to register: At-Home Learning Program Registration

*Deadline for Registration Enrollment is Friday, August 21st

Information for our new CPS At-Home Learning can be found by clicking the tab on the district website. Also included on the website is a tab to lead you to information for the many procedures and protocols associated with the prevention of COVID-19 at Chadron Public Schools.

New Student Information

Monday, August 10, 2020

CHS COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures

 CHS COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (Draft)

Here is the draft our our Standard Operating Procedures for the high school. Our teachers will be working with this document this week (Aug. 10-14) to finalize procedures for the start of school with students August 17th.   

Friday, August 7, 2020

FFA Excels At State Virtual Contests!

Article respectfully submitted by Maribeth Moore-Chadron High FFA Advisor

2020 Chadron High School FFA excels at state virtual competitions!

After a successful year, Chadron FFA teams were prepping and preparing for the next level: state, at the beginning of April. They spent countless hours studying, memorizing, and working together to get ready for the next big step. However, disaster struck and its name was Covid-19. The state FFA convention in Lincoln was cancelled, as was, in school learning. The state of Nebraska/UNL searched for a way to continue. They believed in the importance of honoring the student’s work and efforts around Career Development Events (CDE’s). As a result, virtual contests were designed and conducted over a two week period. Chadron’s FFA members made the best of the situation and when the time came, rose to the occasion (even though it was four months later). They didn’t have to compete-they wanted to compete-that’s what our members do. Therefore, they shined like diamonds! What a learning experience for all. The Chadron community and anyone who knows these kids should be super proud!

11 teams with 29 students were qualified and eligible for April’s state convention 

INDIVIDUAL state qualifiers (Seniors)

Kayley Galbraith, Tate Ryan,   Kaylie Phillips,   Cole Madsen,   Emma Cogdill,   Levi Glines,   Luke Kahl,   Garrett Glines,   Ella O’Brien,   Jacob Wojcik,   Samantha Johns,   Cloey Murdoch,   Kadence Wild,   Michael Matt,   Cooper Wild,   Duane Trent,   Jalei Marcy,   Aleeya Lopez,   Caden Galbraith,   Kourtney Hawk,   Dawson Dunbar,   Garrett Ferguson,   Daniel Wellnitz,   Teagan Tidyman,   Trinity Bannon,   Brianna Larson,   Mayzie Murdoch,   Ember Diers,  Shannon O’Rourke. 


Livestock Management      Overall 2nd Place TEAM 

Samantha Johns,    Kayley Galbraith,    Kourtney Hawk,    Kayley Phillips,    Trinity Bannon

The team was: 1st in Dairy,   2nd in Sheep & Swine,   4th in Poultry,   and 6th in Horse

Biotechnology      Overall 2nd Place TEAM 

Kayley Galbraith  3rd purple ribbon,   Tate Ryan 6th blue ribbon,   Emma Cogdill 7th blue ribbon,   Ella O’Brien 9th blue ribbon

Veterinary Science      Overall 3rd Place TEAM 


Kayley Galbraith 16th blue ribbon,   Kaylie Phillips red ribbon,   Kourtney Hawk white ribbon

Nursery & Landscape      Overall 6th Place TEAM 

Alyeea Lopez 16th blue ribbon,   Cloey Murdoch red ribbon

Daniel Wellnitz white ribbon,   Mayzie Murdoch (helped team place)

Ag Communications 

Emma Cogdill 5th blue ribbon journalistic writing,   Ella O’Brien 10th white ribbon opinion

Ag Technology and Mechanics 

Daniel Wellnitz red ribbon,   Duane Trent red ribbon


Luke Kahl 13th purple ribbon

Farm and Agribusiness 

Garrett Glines 11th purple ribbon,   Tate Ryan 22nd blue ribbon 

Meats Evaluation and Technology

Michael Matt red ribbon ,   Teagan Tidyman white ribbon


Kourtney Hawk red ribbon, Caden Galbraith, Ember Diers, Trinity Bannon (participated)


Cloey Murdoch white ribbon, Shannon O’Rourke, Mayzie Murdoch (participated)

As the 2019-2020 year in FFA comes to a close and we begin preparing for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, it seems appropriate to reflect on why we do, what we do, within our organization. The FFA Creed was written by E.M. Tiffany in 1928 and officially adopted by the National FFA Organization in 1930. It was created to allow the members to focus on the benefits of agriculture, The words describe what FFA members believe. It reminds us why agriculture is the most important industry in our world, and gives motivation to know that we can make a difference in the future of agriculture.

The FFA Creed

I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.

I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.

I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so–for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.

I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.

~Written by E.M. Tiffany in 1928

Wear a Mask in School - Updated Quarantine Guidance


Unified Command, in consultation with medical advisors, has updated their school investigation guidance in a classroom setting for determining close contacts based on the increasing evidence of the effectiveness of cloth face coverings. Case investigators will take the specifics of every situation into account during the investigation to make a determination.  

  • When a masked person tests positive and those exposed are wearing masks, the COVID positive will isolate, and the close contacts will self-monitor. For example, the other students in class (or on the sports team) and the teacher (coach) would not have to quarantine because everyone was appropriately wearing a mask.
  • When an unmasked person tests positive and those exposed are wearing masks, the COVID positive will isolate, and the close contacts will quarantine. 
  • When a masked person tests positive and some exposed are not wearing masks, the COVID positive will isolate, and the close contacts with masks on will self-monitor, and the close contacts not wearing masks will quarantine. 
  • When a masked person tests positive and those exposed are not wearing masks, the COVID positive will isolate, and the close contacts will quarantine.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

CPS At-Home Learning Program - FAQs

With the new CPS At-Home Learning Program, we want to provide an opportunity to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

1) How do I register my student for the CPS At-Home Learning Program?
  • Go to and click on the CPS At-Home Learning tab.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the first page and click on the link to complete the information to register

2) What if our family is new to the district?
  • The family is first required to enroll their students in the district through the district registrar located at the Chadron High School Office (432-0707). Then, if interested in participating in the CPS At-Home Learning Program, the simple registration process listed above would need to be completed as well.
3) Can my student still participate in FFA, FBLA or any other activity?
  • No. Students enrolled in the CPS At-Home Learning Program will not be eligible to participate in any activity, club or after-school programs.
4) What if my student has an IEP?
  • Students who qualify for special education services can enroll in the CPS At-Home Learning Program.  Individual Education Plans may need to be adjusted to accommodate for the online learning at home. All IEP meetings will be conducted virtually as normally scheduled.
5) What if the school goes to 'Red', and teaches with remote learning like last spring. Will the school use the Acellus online software just like the CPS At-Home Learning Program?
  • No.  Students enrolled to attend in the school would be taught by their same teachers and curriculum only in a remote setting if we go to a 'Yellow' or 'Red' status.  Zoom and Google Classroom will predominantly be used to provide instruction.
6) What classes would my student take?
  • Just like typical scheduling, the school counselor will provide suggestions for appropriate classes for the student to remain at grade-level and on track for graduation. There will be some availability for the student to choose classes of interest or for college/career preparations. Visit to view a complete list of class offerings.
7) Will the classes count towards the CHS transcript?
  • Yes. The Acellus courses will transfer to the CHS transcript only upon successful completion.
8) Could we wait until later in the semester to decide?  Or try it then switch back to attending in the school building if we don't like it?
  • Unfortunately, no.  The deadline to register for the At-Home Learning Program is August 21st. If a student begins school in the building on Aug. 17th, they have until Aug. 21 to decide whether to transfer to the At-Home Learning Program. Additionally, any student that is enrolled in the At-Home Learning Program will not be able to switch enrollment until the end of a semester. This allows for the continuity of instruction for both the students attending in person as well as at home.
9) Is tutoring available?
  • Parents who enroll their student in the At-Home Learning Program are assuming the responsibility for student learning.  The Acellus learning software is designed to provide guided instruction with virtual teachers therefore, the school district will not provide additional tutoring.
10) What if we don't have internet or a device?
  • The CPS At-Home Learning Program is not a viable educational option unless the family can ensure internet access with a personal device (computer, chromebook, smartphone, etc.).  The school district will not be able to provide a device or internet access for the option to learn at home.
11) Can my student receive school breakfasts or lunches?
  • Yes, we think..   We're currently working on plans for a meal pickup during the week. This WILL NOT be the free program provided last spring, students will be charged accordingly either: full pay, reduced pay or free according to the Free/Reduced application guidelines.
12) Can my student attend CPS events as a spectator?
  • Yes. The student can still attend school events as a spectator, just not as a participant.
13) Is there any additional cost for my student to use the Acellus software for the At-Home Learning Program?
  • No. The school district has purchased the software licensing for our students to use Acellus for the At-Home Program. There will be no cost to the families.
14) Is there anything parents need to do after completing the registration?
  • No. As long as we have your enrollment information on Infinite Campus, we'll contact the parents/guardians to verify the request.  We have some district staff set to be trained on Acellus on August 14th and we anticipate that it could take us another week to get your student enrolled in Acellus classes. We'll email the login directions once we completed each student's schedule. 
We appreciate your patience as we proceed in this new endeavor. We anticipate the At-Home Learning Program to be fully available to requested students on/near August 24th.   Feel free to call the high school office if you have any other questions!

Monday, August 3, 2020

CPS At-Home Learning Program

At-Home Learning Program

Chadron Public Schools will be providing students and families an in-home learning option through the CPS At-Home Learning Program. Families who choose to place their child(ren) into the CPS At-Home Learning Program will be required to remain in the program for at least one semester to ensure continuity of learning. Students who participate in the CPS At-Home Learning Program will not be eligible to participate in extracurricular or after school activities. If you are planning on placing your child in the CPS At-Home Learning Program, please complete the registration form by August 21st at 4:00pm.  More information can be found on the district website or here: CPS At-Home Learning Program.