Friday, June 20, 2014

Film Released Featuring Chadron Public Schools

Thank you to NELovesPS (Nebraska Loves Public Schools) for taking the time to travel to Western Nebraska to include our schools in their latest film:

Friday, June 13, 2014

ACT Testing Changes!

ACT Test Day Checklist

ID requirements have changed. You need both a printed copy of your ticket and acceptable photo ID to test.
  • Report to your assigned test center by the Reporting Time (8:00 a.m.) listed on your ticket. You will NOT be admitted to test if you are late.
  • Bring a printed copy of your ticket to the test center. You will not be admitted to test if you do not have a printed copy of your ticket. 
  • Bring acceptable photo identification. You will not be admitted to test if your ID does not meet ACT’s requirements.
  • Testing staff will check your photo ID and ticket, admit you to your test room, direct you to a seat, and provide test materials.
  • Be ready to begin testing after all examinees present at 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated.
  • Please note that ACT may visit test centers to conduct enhanced test security procedures including, but not limited to, collecting images of examinees during check-in or other security activities on test day.
  • Do not engage in any prohibited behavior at the test center. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. Note: For National and International Testing, you will be asked to sign a statement on the front cover of your test booklet agreeing to this policy.
  • Once you break the seal on your test booklet, you cannot later request a Test Date Change, even if you do not complete all your tests.
  • You may use a permitted calculator on the Mathematics Test only. Some models and features are prohibited. You are responsible for knowing if your calculator is permitted and bringing it to the test center.
  • The following rules also apply to using your calculator:
    • you may use it only during the Mathematics Test;
    • you may use your backup calculator only after it has been checked by a member of the testing staff;
    • you may not share your calculator; and
    • you may not store test materials in your calculator's memory
  • If your calculator has characters one inch high or larger, or a raised display, testing staff may seat you where no other examinee can see your calculator.
  • A short break is scheduled after the first two tests. You will not be allowed to use cell phones or any electronic devices during the break, and you may not eat or drink anything in the test room. (If you take the ACT Plus Writing, you will have time before the Writing Test to relax and sharpen your pencils.)
  • Students taking the ACT (No Writing) with standard time are normally dismissed about 12:15 p.m.; students taking the ACT Plus Writing are normally dismissed about 1:00 p.m.
  • On some test dates, ACT tries out questions to develop future versions of the tests. You may be asked to take a fifth test, the results of which will not be reflected in your reported scores. The fifth test could be multiple-choice or one for which you will create your own answers. Please try your best on these questions, because your participation can help shape the future of the ACT. If you are in a test room where the fifth test is administered, you will be dismissed at about 12:35 p.m.
  • If you do not complete all your tests for any reason, tell a member of the testing staff whether or not you want your answer document scored before you leave the test center. If you do not, all tests attempted will be scored.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NeLovesPS Film Debuts June 19

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Eight hours, six crew members and a wild ride. That’s how we started the last leg of our film tour for One Child At A Time, our next 30-minute documentary.
Chadron not only provided us with footage of breathtaking scenery, a few risky highway photo opportunities and a homemade cupcake or two but it also provided us with our last storyline for this film on individualized instruction.
As storytellers, Chadron helped us understand the challenges schools face tailoring learning experiences to each student and teaching all students this way. With a particular focus on goal setting for each student, teachers try to find the most effective ways to help each student find success; they provide Student Assistance Teams (SATs) for students falling behind and they extend and enrich learning through AP and High Ability Learner (HAL) activities for those needing an extra challenge.
The film debuts Thursday, Jun 19 on our website and NET2 and it brings to life these stories from Chadron Public Schools, Lincoln’s Clinton Elementary, Omaha’s Spring Lake Elementary and the University of Nebraska Omaha and Omaha Public Schools’ Middle College program. Layered with vignettes of real student stories – those high ability, those needing extra help and every student in between – the film weaves these compilations into the bigger picture of individualized instruction in Nebraska schools.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Senior Exit Survey Results

At the end of each school year, Chadron High School contracts with LifeTrack Services, Inc. to conduct a confidential, non-biased senior exit survey. We just received the results for the graduating class of 2014. 59 seniors responded to the survey this year. I've included my notes in comparing these results to the past couple of years. Thank you to all of our seniors for providing this important information which helps provide focus for our efforts for continuous improvement of our school.

  1. Did you have a positive learning experience at Chadron High School?
    • Yes - 100%
    • No - 0%
    • Same as last year
  2. Was the counseling department helpful and supportive meeting your needs?
    • Yes - 100%
    • No - 0%
    • About same as last year
  3. Did your teacher encourage you to continue your education?
    • Yes - 100%
    • No - 0%
    • Same as last year
  4. Were enough elective classes offered for you to explore different career opportunities?
    • Yes - 77.97%
    • No - 22.03%
    • Slightly down from last year
  5. Do you think you will be able to easily find a job that can support you?
    • Yes - 91.53%
    • No - 8.47%
    • About same as last year
  6. Did you ever experience significant harassment from other students?
    • Yes - 18.6%
    • No - 81.4%
    • Same as last year
  7. Chadron High School provided a safe learning environment?
    • Excellent - 76.27%  30% higher than last year
    • Good - 20.34%
    • Average - 3.39%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  8. Chadron High School maintained a drug-free environment?
    • Excellent - 33.9%  8% higher than last year
    • Good - 37.29%
    • Average - 16.95%
    • Below Average - 5.08%
    • Needs Improvement - 6.78%
  9. Chadron High School provided a strong foundation in the use of technology?
    • Excellent - 79.66%  10% higher than last year
    • Good - 16.95%
    • Average - 3.39%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • No Response - 0%
  10. Teachers generally held high standards and demanded quality work?
    • Excellent - 66.1%  7% higher than last year
    • Good - 32.2%
    • Average - 1.69%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  11. My teachers were knowledgeable about the curriculum being taught?
    • Excellent - 71.19%  7% higher than last year
    • Good - 27.12%
    • Average - 1.69%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  12. I was challenged to experience academic growth each year?
    • Excellent - 71.19%  12% higher than last year
    • Good - 18.64%
    • Average - 8.47%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 1.69%
  13. Rules were enforced consistently and fairly?
    • Excellent - 40.68%
    • Good - 30.51%
    • Average - 16.95%
    • Below Average - 6.78%
    • Needs Improvement - 3.39
    • Mp Response - 1.69%
    • Similar to past years
  14. What area(s) do you plan to pursue immediately after high school? (mark all that apply)
    • 4 Year College - 61.02%  8% lower than last year
    • 2 Year College - 30.51%  13% higher
    • Voc/Tech School - 6.78%  slightly higher
    • Work Full Time - 3.39%  same
    • Work Part Time - 5.08%  same
    • Military - 8.47%  higher
    • Other - 0%
  15. Overall, how would you rate Chadron High School as a learning environment?
    • Excellent - 67.8%
    • Good - 28.81%
    • Average - 3.39%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • Similar to past years

Monday, May 12, 2014

Congratulations Graduates!!!

Ashtyn takes a 'selfie' on stage!
This was one of my favorite moments during graduation last Saturday ... Salutatorian, Ashtyn Nelson, take a 'selfie' on stage!

Congratulations to all our graduates! We're very proud of you!

Friday, May 9, 2014

HS Graduation Will Be Streamed Live!

Graduation will be streamed live online. 

Click the icon on the school website at for the link. 

(Live stream will be active Saturday, May 10th.)

Chadron HS Graduation

Saturday, May 10, 2014

1:00pm @ CHS Gym

Class colors: Red, Black & Silver

Class flower: Red Rose tipped w/ silver

Class Song: "Don't You Forget About Me" Simple Minds (from the movie "The Breakfast Club")

Class Motto:"Together we experienced life. Separately, we will pursue our dreams. Forever, our memories will remain."  -unknown