Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bungee Jumping Eggs!


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The results of the final project in Algebra II are attached.  Students gathered data on the elasticity of rubber bands using an egg in a cheese cloth harness for weight.  After 7 test jumps the calculator was used to create an equation that can be used to predict the number of bands needed to safely bungee jump the egg from a significantly higher height.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CHS Hosts Student-Led Technology Conference

ipadcalc.JPGOn Friday December 19th, Chadron High School students will be taking part in a fun and innovative end of their semester.  They will be hosting and running their very own student-led technology conference.  


The idea came about when a student tech day was being highlighted on Twitter and teachers took note of it.  CHS successfully implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative for students in grades 9-12 in December of 2012.  Teachers have been attending technology conferences for several years and felt that students would benefit from their own conference by learning new ways to utilize technology as an educational tool.

The day will begin in the auditorium with a keynote speaker followed by four sessions throughout the morning.  Each of the four sessions will have seven choices of presentations for students to attend.  There are 20 CHS students who will be presenting to their peers concerning apps and websites that are used in the classroom such as organizing Google Drive, Prezi, Haiku Deck, Nearpod, Animoto, In Class, My Fitness Pal, Home Design, ACT prep apps, and even a graduate panel.

Cardinal Student Tech Conference 2014 - December 19th, 2014
Block 1
8:00
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8:10
Keynote
8:20
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8:40
Session 1
8:50
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9:25
Session 2
9:35
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10:10
Session 3
10:20
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10:55
Session 4
11:05
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11:40
Lunch
11:40
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12:20
Block 4
12:20
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12:30
Session 5
12:35
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1:30
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Shoilee Rhaman & Jayden Garrett
Nearpod

Ashley Trent
Nearpod

Ashley Trent
Crush the ACT

Shoilee Rhaman & Jayden Garrett
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Lecher'sDrafting Cookies - Home Design

Nate Dodd & Sam Rischling
Google Drive

Seth Sloan
Drafting Cookies - Home Design

Nate Dodd & Sam Rischling
Google Drive

Seth Sloan
Drinkwalter'sMyFitnessPal

Tate Cullers
In Class

Sydney Blome
Programming for Math Survival

Alex Westerbuhr & Walt Mays
Programming for Math Survival

Alex Westerbuhr & Walt Mays
Mack'sPrezi, Pixar and Popcorn

Veronica Parish
Keynote

Case Spencer
Prezi, Pixar and Popcorn

Veronica Parish
Keynote

Case Spencer
Paopao'sInfinite Campus

Laine Riesen
Haiku Deck

Amrit Chima & Andrew Smith
Infinite Campus

Laine Riesen
Haiku Deck

Amrit Chima & Andrew Smith
LibraryBooks, Books, and more Books...

Tracy Witte
Graduate PanelGraduate PanelBooks, Books, and more Books...

Tracy Witte
McCarty'sMetamoji

Shay Chamberlain & Briitani Piontek
Animoto

Makenzy Petty
Google Calendar

Mr. Paopao
Metamoji

Shay Chamberlain & Briitani Piontek

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Instrumental & Vocal Winter Concert is Dec. 18th

The 6th-12th grade instrumental and vocal winter music concert will be held on Thursday, December 18th in the high school Auditorium. The instrumental concert will begin at 6:00p.m. followed by the vocal music concert at about 7:30p.m. We expect another packed house, so come early to get good seats!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Upward Bound Celebrates End of Successful Semester

The Upward Bound Christmas Quarterly Meeting took place December 6th at the beautiful CSC
Sandoz Center. Approximately twenty six students from Chadron, Alliance and Crawford high schools attended along with office assistant Stephanie Stroup, Academic Advisors Heather Moore Sager, Lauren Stephens, and Tearza Mashburn. Director Maggie Smith-Bruehlman, the goddess of ceremonies, introduced the activities of the day starting with the “draw a Christmas scene on a paper plate while on your head” icebreaker organized by Heather Moore Sager. The winning artist was Audreanna Smith from Crawford HS.

The students who won the Yellowstone essay contest- Terra, Tia, Brittnay, Sara, Sierra and Serie provided a power point presentation that reflected their experience of Yellowstone. Each student commented on what impacted them the most during the trip, and expressed appreciation for the wonderment of Yellowstone. Several of the students who attended the UNL, Creighton, and Wesleyan college campus tour (Serie, Brittnay, and Sara) conveyed their ideas and thoughts on the trip, and which college they preferred.

Sara Polak, the director of the Sandoz Center gave a presentation on Mari Sandoz illustrating the hardships she endured growing up in the early twentieth century. Ms. Sandoz struggled to receive an education and didn’t obtain recognition for her writing until she was in her thirties.

During the appetizer lunch catered by CSC Dining Services, Christmas gift bags were distributed to each student. The gift bag contained UB water bottles, fun toys, candy and popcorn balls. Following lunch, Lauren Stephens conducted a Christmas carol practice session in preparation for Prairie Pines Retirement Community performance.

After a jolly ride in the People Mover over to Prairie Pines, the students set up in the Dining Hall. Lauren Stephens started the show off with “Name that Tune” by playing the first few notes of notable Christmas songs on her flute. The residents did well on the game and scored lots a chocolate can-
dy. Ms. Stephens entertained with a solo flute composition that was quite remarkable and impressive. The UB students did a great job singing the various Christmas songs followed by the Marshallese students singing a beautiful song sung in their native language. The Prairie Pines residents truly appreciated the Upward Bound students  along with the Christmas gift bags

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ACT Prep Offered During Lunch

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Financial Aid Night: January 13th

(Submitted by the CHS Guidance Office)

ALL SENIORS and SENIOR PARENTS are invited and encouraged to attend our financial aid night in the high school commons on January 13th at 6:30 p.m. 

Dinner will be provided and financial aid professionals from across the state will join us to discuss how to pay for college and set up personal sessions for filling out the FAFSA (Free-Application for Federal Student Aid). 

This meeting is incredibly important. If you’re a college bound senior, you will soon submit the FAFSA. Colleges will use your FAFSA results to determine how much they will award you in financial aid. To meet your college’s financial aid priority date, complete your taxes early. If you’d like to estimate your FAFSA results now, use the “college funding estimator” at EducationQuest.org.

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