Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cardinal Singers Present: Sweet Singsation

CHS Cardinal Singers Present: 
       Sweet Singsation

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 
7:00 PM in the high school Auditorium
Admission: $5
(Dessert in the commons following the performance)

Chadron Schools Compete in Recycle Bowl!

October 20th to November 15th Chadron Public Schools will participate in the Recycle Bowl!!  Please send your recyclables to school!!!

Chadron Participates in Nationwide K-12 School Recycling Competition

- Recycle-Bowl Competition Brings New Element to Waste Reduction in Our Community -

Keep Chadron Beautiful is pleased to announce that beginning this fall, schools within Chadron will compete in the Recycle-Bowl, a nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high school students. Let’s rally our schools to win.

Last year more than 1,500 elementary, middle- and high-schools around the country, representing more than 900,000 students, participated in this fun and exciting race to collect the most recyclable material, and learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility through in-school recycling.

Open to all public and private schools the incentive-based recycling competition runs from October 20 through November 15. Keep Chadron Beautiful, with help from students, will track and report how much material they collect for a chance to win prizes.

The schools will also compete with each other locally for a chance to win the aluminum can money, as well as bragging rights. Recycling bins will be placed both inside and outside of the schools. Students will collect Plastic #1 &#2, Cans, Corrugated Cardboard, Paper, Newspaper, Phonebooks, Printer Cartidges, Cell Phones, and Plastic shopping bags.

“Inspiring young people to recycle at school reinforces the importance of recycling everywhere, whether at home or on-the-go,” said Kelley Dennings, senior director of recycling, KAB. “And while students are becoming better recyclers, their school facilities are also increasing their capacity to handle and recover more recyclable materials, thus creating better and more efficient systems for reducing the school’s

More information about Recycle-Bowl can be found at The Recycle-Bowl competition is made possible with the sponsorship support of Nestlé Waters North America. For more information or questions about the local competition, please feel free to contact Keep Chadron Beautiful at 432-3805. For updates, visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @KeepChadBeaut.About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, Keep America Beautiful works with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities through programs that deliver sustainable impact. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through its programs and public-private partnerships, Keep America Beautiful engages individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. Its intent is to build and sustain vibrant communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. For more information, visit and follow @kabtweet on Twitter.

Keep Chadron Beautiful is your local affiliate of Keep American Beautiful. For more information contact our office at 308-432-3805 visit our Facebook page or follow @KeepChadBeaut on Twitter.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Companion Animals Class

Jeanie Lambert, K9 Designs
(Submitted by Mrs. Moore, Companion Animals Instructor)
Wow! What an exciting year for Companion Animals.  We have had the opportunity for students to get hands-on learning with community members.

Our first guest speaker was Jeanie Lambert of K9 Designs in Crawford. Mrs. Lambert runs a grooming business.  We were able to see her equipment, talk about the changing expectations as a groomer, as well as, what it takes to run a small business. We learned about nail painting, coat dying, shampooing, and trimming.

Our second speaker was Roger Eaton.  He provides community dog training.  He demonstrated techniques with his dog "Freddy" and why it is important to have a properly trained animal.  Students asked a lot a great questions and were able to practice obedience skills using Freddy.

Our third speaker was in conjunction with Mr. Cogdill's Introduction to Agriculture class. Mr. Will White brought in his pair of (sister) ponies that he uses in parades. We were able to see his equipment, learn how he trained them,  how to hitch up the wagon and were able to even take a ride!  
Roger Eaton, Community Dog Training
We really appreciate community members taking time to help our students learn more about companion animals.

Will White Demonstrates Harnessing

Students enjoy a ride!

Picture Re-Takes are Wednesday, Oct. 15th

High School picture retakes are scheduled for next week Wednesday, October 15.  They will be set up and ready to go by 7:30am in the Auditorium.  New picture packets are available in the office.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Grades and the Guidance Office

(Submitted by CHS Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Loni Watson)

In my current role as a counselor and previous role as a core-area teacher, I am often amazed how many students tell me they wish they had given better effort in their first few years of high school. These students come to a realization (usually their senior year) of how important their grades are in future plans. Data in the 11th annual edition of NACAC's "State of College Admission" report (2014) shows that students' grades and the academic rigor of their course loads are the single most important factor in college admissions. College is not the only reason to work hard academically, employers are looking for workers who are dedicated, competent, reliable, and that take initiative, all of which can be earned during the course of high school. The habits you develop during your time at Chadron High School will help in discovering that working hard and pushing yourself in high school sets students up for success later in life.

There are a million excuses to what may lead to poor grades, but the truth is that with effort and attendance this can and should be turned around quickly. The teachers at CHS are some of the best I've had the privilege of working with and all CHS staff members want students to succeed. The guidance office is a GREAT resource for students who are struggling academically. Here's how we can help:

  1. Weekly Assignment Checks for ALL Students 9-12
    • If students are slipping in class or missing assignments they have likely spoken with us in the guidance office. If they continue to slip you can expect a phone call home and an action plan in place to get back on track.
  2. 5th Block (3:15-3:45) Assistance by both the Guidance Office and CHS Teachers
    • This time is in place for students to get help and/or to make up any missing work. If students are failing a class this is a mandatory study hall period.
  3. Contact Teachers and Guidance Office with Concerns
    • The guidance office at CHS is available to help with any academic or social concerns you may have. It's always best to first talk to your teacher with issues but remember you can call us at any point to discuss what we can do to help. We want to see you succeed and would love to be of assistance!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mr. Cogdill and Ms. Moore Win Conservation Award!

Award Presented During Halftime Of Homecoming Game
2014 Natural Resources Education Award

The Upper Niobrara White NRD board & staff along with Robin Foulk of NRCS is pleased to recognize Jon Cogdill and Mari Beth Moore for their role in reviving CHS Future Farmer’s of America Chapter.  

In collaboration with Chadron High School Principal, Jerry Mack and Superintendent, Dr. Caroline Winchester, Cogdill and Moore have risen to the challenge to bring back the FFA chapter which has been idle for more than 50 years. All involved deserve to be commended for the time commitment and effort necessary to offer additional classes in agriculture and natural resources as well as allowing students the opportunity to compete in Range Judging, Land Judging, Envirothon and many other events including the Nebraska State FFA Convention.

Chadron High is setting the bar high and helping grow the next generation of leaders in Ag for Northwest Nebraska, congratulations to Jon, Mari Beth & CHS for receiving the NRD’s 2014 Conservation Award in Natural Resources Education!