Monday, September 28, 2020

CHS Homecoming Royalty

 Congratulations to the CHS 2020 Homecoming Royalty!

Jalei Marcy, Sawyer Haag, Jameson Margetts (King), Kadence Wild (Queen), Emily Beye and Cobie Bila

(left to right)

Virtual FAFSA Completion Day for CHS Students


Friday, September 25, 2020

The Quarantine Rules - The Latest State Directed Health Measure

Here are the rules that we play by. Chadron Public Schools has been fortunate to avoid large quarantines already due to practicing the protocols approved by our public health district.

But, we'll say it again...

No matter your opinion on masks, health, science, politics, etc.  ...wearing a face mask will prevent larger numbers of quarantines so we can keep students (and staff) in school and participating in activities. Thank you for your support!

September 23, 2020 - Directed Health Measure


Friday, September 18, 2020

Chadron High Homecoming Activities (Sep. 21-25)

Attention, Cardinals! Homecoming is next week! CHS Student Council has worked hard to deliver the best Homecoming experience this year. Don't miss any of the fun festivities taking place from September 21st to the 25th!

Homecoming Kick Off/Burning of the C (Monday, Sept. 21 @ 5:30p)

We are happy to announce that CHS will be holding the “Burning the C” event again! It will take place Monday, September 21st, at 5:30 p.m.. The C will be burned in the high school parking lot. 


Homecoming Dress-Up Days

Make sure to put on your best costumes and show your school spirit!


Monday (9/21)- Extreme COVID! Dress up in a heightened COVID situation! Wear a hazmat suit or just wear a crazy mask! 

Tuesday (9/22)- Teacher Tuesday/Dress for Success- Dress up as a teacher in the school or in professional attire.

Wednesday (9/23)- Superhero vs. Villain- Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain!

Thursday (9/24)- Color Block! Each grade is assigned a color! Wear as much of that color as you possibly can!

Seniors- Red

Juniors- Blue

Sophomores- Green

Freshmen- Yellow

Friday (9/25)- Spirit Day! Put on red, white, and black Cardinal gear and get excited for the football game and dance!


Pep Rally (Sept. 25)

Friday afternoon (during school), students will gather on the High School football field for fun games and competitions organized by the Student Council. Each fall sport will have a team competing in the competition. Wear your face mask!


Homecoming Varsity Football Game (Sept. 25)

The homecoming football game against Mitchell will begin at 7:00 pm. Make sure to come and support your team! During halftime, the homecoming court will be announced, and the king and queen will be crowned! The homecoming court is as follows:

Freshmen Attendants:

Haylee Wild, Josslyn Pourier, Broc Berry, and Trey Hendrickson.

Sophomores Attendants:

Michaiah Fuller, Blaine Tewahade, Seth Gaswick, and Henry Kennell.

Juniors Attendants:

Leila Tewahade, Macey Daniels, Drew Milburn, and Michael Sorenson

Homecoming King Candidates:

Sawyer Haag, Cobie Bila, and Jameson Margetts

Homecoming Queen Candidates:

Jalei Marcy, Kadence Wild, and Emily Beye


Final voting to crown King and Queen will take place Friday, September 25th.


Homecoming Dance (Sept. 25)

The homecoming dance will take place on September 25th from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. This year's dance is a private gathering and not a school activity. Students must have pre-purchased tickets priced at $5, bought by Wednesday, September 23rd. Additionally, all attendants must fill out a waiver before they can attend also submitted by September 23rd. The dance will be held at the Dawes County Fairgrounds, and there will be a mask-required zone and a no-mask zone. Students must choose a section to dance in and remain there for the entire night. For further information about the dance please sign up for the Remind 101 by texting “@943bad” to 810-1, contact Maddi Pelton at (308) 430-1733 and follow the student council on instagram 


We look forward to homecoming week and hope you plan on attending as many activities as possible!

Cardinal Counseling 5 Bullet Friday - Sept. 18, 2020



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. Septermber 22nd BIG DEAL DAY Including ACT & ASVAB!

A HUGE thanks so Sgt. Bubba Page and Sara Smith for helping to organize our BIG DEAL DAY where our senior class will get a FREE ACT, free lunch at the CSC cafeteria, and an official tour of campus!  Juniors will then get the opportunity to test their ASVAB and career aptitude skills in the afternoon followed by some fun snacks.

Some things to take note of:
  • All seniors testing need to report to the CSC ARMORY by 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday September 22nd.  Parking will be limited, it is highly advised to park at school and WALK (yes I said it!).  Parking passes to the armory are available in the CHS Counseling office if needed.
  • Seniors will receive a free lunch ticket courtesy of CSC (THANKS GUYS!) and will be able to walk over to the cafeteria after testing.
  • Seniors will report back to the CSC Ballroom at 1:30 for their official tour
  • Juniors will be dismissed to walk to the CSC Armory for ASVAB testing at 12:30 and need to be there and ready to begin by 12:45 p.m. 
  • CSC REQUIRES MASKS ON CAMPUS, we have 6' social distancing in place so students will be able to take mask breaks while testing, however walking campus, during tours, masks are expected.
  • Both juniors and seniors will be dismissed a little after 3 p.m. directly from campus.  ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN at CSC.

2. Cardinal Cast: Variety Show

Why is Mrs. Watson scared of the camera?  Watch to find out!
Check us out on iTunes and make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE!  We'd LOVE to have your feedback, Subscribe, Rate and Review, on iTunes!

3. September/October College Prep Checklist

I recieve TONS of questions on WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE.  Well here is a great list for the rest of September and October!
Virtual College Fair is September 27-30!
Attend a college fair from the comfort of your couch! The EducationQuest Virtual College Fair is September 27-30. To register and to find details, visit
During the four-day fair, you can visit college booths, chat with college reps, and watch live or recorded sessions on topics such as college admission, paying for college, and finding scholarships.
The college fair will be “open” the following days and times, but college booths and recorded sessions will remain available until Dec. 1.
Sept. 27 – 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 28 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 29 – 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT
Sept. 30 – 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT

Seniors, It’s FAFSA time!
Seniors…beginning October 1, you and your parents can complete the 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the application for federal, state, and college-based financial aid.
Andrew will be here on October 5th, 6th, and 7th:  Follow these tips to prepare: 
Create a Federal Student Aid Account for you and one for a parent at
Review the FAFSA Checklist at for items you’ll need to complete the FAFSA.
See FAFSA Tools at for helpful resources.

October “To Do” List

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:
___ Attend the EducationQuest Virtual College Fair Sept. 27-30.
___ Attend our Financial Aid Program to learn how to pay for college.
___ Create a FSA ID Account at for you and a parent.
___ Complete the FAFSA on or after October 1.
___ Complete college admissions applications online.
___ Register by Sept. 25 for ACT tests on Oct. 10, 17, 24, or 25.
___ Register by October 7 for the November 7 SAT.

4. Chadron HS COLLEGE Financial AID VIRTUAL Program

September 23rd 5 p.m. for ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS Via Zoom

Chadron – Financial Aid Program

  • September 23, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mountain Time
  • Chadron High School
    901 Cedar
    Chadron, Nebraska 69337

During this free virtual event, you’ll learn:

  • How much college will cost
  • Types of financial aid
  • How to complete the FAFSA
  • How colleges award financial aid.

Join us via ZOOM from your own home (link to be emailed to ALL students soon)!  Juniors and seniors who attend can register to win one of six $500 scholarships. Parents/guardians may attend for their student and students will still be eligible for scholarship!

5.  The Video You Need to Watch About Student Mental Health and Social Media

It's no secret we've been struggling with social media at Chadron HS, if you haven't watched my Cardinal Cast on some fake Instagram accounts please go to our Facebook page and check it out.

This video from I Love Public Schools and Ralston Public Schools shows why it's so important as parents, educators and peers why we monitor social media, cell phone use, and our student's overall mental health.
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).

Follow Chadron High School on social media below!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Be Vigilant In Following Covid Prevention Protocols

Quarantine = 14 days,   Isolation = 10
Dear Cardinal Nation,

I write to remind you of the importance of following the CPS standard operating protocols that were reviewed and approved by the Panhandle Public Health District.

We are so thankful that our students and staff continue to be vigilant about social distancing, wearing face masks, sanitizing work areas and washing hands.  The reminder to continue those protocols comes after recent quarantines of large groups of students in other community schools ...and in our own.

We recently lost the opportunity to compete in a varsity football game due to a large number of students quarantined in the opposing school. We have had a single student case that has led to the quarantine of nine other students in one of our own district schools. Currently, we are in conversations with other community schools to again check whether quarantines in those schools will impact fall sports contests with our teams. These are all current examples of the need to be able to defend against large group quarantines by emphasizing the consistent following of approved protocols.

Whether you are a fall sport athlete or a student, to avoid contracting the covid virus or a 14-day quarantine .... please continue to follow the approved protocols!

Stay Healthy!

~Mr. Mack


Monday, September 14, 2020

CHS Book Fair Available Online

 Scholastic Book Fair is Coming: Volunteers Needed | Posts Page

High School Book Fair dates: Sept. 14, 2020 – Sept. 18, 2020

Shopping hours: 7:40-3:40 in the high school library.

We also invite you to visit our Online Fair at: Our Online Fair is available from September 8 to September 15.

All proceeds from the high school benefit the High School Library!

Cathy Kaus, Library Media Specialist
Email address:

Friday, September 11, 2020

Free Breakfasts and Lunches for all Students!!!

 September 11, 2020

To: Students, Parents, & Guardians
Re: Free Meals

Greetings Chadron Public Schools Parents, Patrons, and Students:

We are excited to send out some great news: Starting September 14, 2020 through potentially December 2020, All students regardless of economic status will receive free meals at Chadron Public Schools. Money is provided by the CARES Act and could possibly be depleted before the end of December. The USDA has given guidance that schools may extend the Summer Meal Program in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch served through our school food program. Seconds and ala carte items will be charged to your child’s account.

This guidance came September 1, 2020 and our application was filed. Thus allowing us to start this great benefit on September 14, 2020. I encourage you to have your students eat at school. Meals served prior to this were charged at our normal prices. Please continue to fill out free and reduced lunch forms as normal. These numbers allow us to apply for and reap other benefits.

Chadron Public Schools hopes that this news comes as a pleasant surprise and helps each family financially through these unprecedented times.


Ginger L. Meyer, Superintendent

One Year Later: A Look at New York City Public Schools' Free Lunch Program  - NYC Food Policy CenterNYC Food Policy Center

Free Thermometers for Every Student

 Chadron Public Schools qualified to receive free thermometers for our families and staff. The thermometers were purchased through a Nebraska grant using Keno funds. The free thermometers were distributed to CHS students today (9/11/20). Please read the attached documents before using the thermometer.