Friday, March 27, 2015

CSC Scholastic Results

Chadron High School Finished 2nd in the 2015 Chadron State College Scholastic Day Contest!

Division III Top Three Teams

  1. 17.188  St. Thomas More
  2. 12.960  Chadron
  3. 8.551    Kimball

Students scoring in the top 25% are listed with Top 3 finishers highlighted.

American History
   1st - Andrew Smith
   2nd - Greg McCallum

Advanced Mathematics
   10th - Alex Westerbuhr

Business Management Decision Making
   6th - Makenzy Petty

Earth Science
   6th - Cody Madsen

General Science
   3rd - Joe Matt
   15th - Coy Bila

Business Communications and Vocabulary
   2nd - Jayden Garrett

Business Information Systems
   6th - Kaci Waugh

General Anatomy and Physiology
   7th - Mikaela Hastings

Nutrition and Family Health
   5th - Laine Jersild
   6th - Alea Brierly

Plane Geometry
   4th - Walt Mays

   6th - Jayden Stack

Business Law
   2nd - Alexandria Nobiling
   4th - Case Spencer

   13th - Seth Sloan

Consumer Issues
   6th - Madeline Clark

English Usage
   1st - Walt Mays
   9th - Shoilee Rahman

Personal Finance
    7th - Jayden Garrett

Physical Education Sports Knowledge
   3rd - Jackson Dickerson

Algebra I
   2nd - Hunter Hawk
   5th - Cody Madsen

Algebra II
   2nd - Jayden Garrett
   3rd - Mikaela Hastings

Animal Science
   4th - Kane Wellnitz
   8th - Laine Riesen

Business Mathematics
   6th - Greta Welch

   3rd - Alea Brierly

   9th - Aaron Gaswick

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CHS State Testing Schedule

The testing season is here!

At the high school level every freshman, sophomore, and junior will take standardized tests in the core subjects of Math, Reading, Language Arts (Writing for juniors), and Science.  Here's the schedule for this year.

Feb 3 - NeSA Writing (juniors)

Mar 30 - MAPs (freshman)
Mar 31 - MAPs (freshman)
Apr 1 - MAPs (sophomores)
Apr 2 - MAPs (sophomores)

Apr 13 - NeSA Reading Part I (juniors)
Apr 14 - NeSA Reading Part II (juniors)

Apr 20 - NeSA Math Part I (juniors)
Apr 21 - NeSA Math Part II (juniors)

Apr 27 - NeSA Science Part I (juniors)
Apr 28 - NeSA Science Part II (juniors)

We encourage students to get good sleep the night before as well as a good breakfast the morning of testing. Students absent during testing will be scheduled for a make-up as needed.

Good Luck Students!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

CHS Students Visit Career & Technical Campuses

(Submitted by CHS Guidance Office,
On Tuesday, March 17th CHS a group of 30 10th - 12th graders went on a three campus tour of WNCC's career and technical campus offerings.  We started the day in Alliance at the WNCC Power and Line Campus.  We learned that power and linemen not only make an amazing salary, but are going to be in high demand in the job market for the next 10 years due to retirements in the fields.    
After leaving Alliance we traveled to the main WNCC campus located in Scottsbluff, NE and toured the automotive technology centers and welding center.
The last stop was at the Sidney, NE WNCC campus where they house their Cosmetology and Aviation Tech Campuses.  It is amazing to see the opportunities available at our local community college for a wide variety of career opportunities.

Anatomy & Physiology Dissects Hearts

(Submitted by CHS Senior, Alea Brierly)
In Mr. Bradley’s third block anatomy and physiology class, we have been learning about the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. Along with the blood typing lab, we dissected a pig heart. We have been reading and listening to lectures about how the heart works, the different valves and vessels, the circulation but there’s no better way to learn then to dissect something and see it for yourself.

After we rinsed the heart all off, we had to remove the pericardium, the outer sac that surrounds the heart. We located the apex, which is the tip of the heart. Before cutting the heart in half, we located several chambers and blood vessels including, the left and right atria, left and right ventricles, the coronary artery which supplies the heart with blood, pulmonary artery which brings deoxygenated blood to the lungs to get oxygen, aorta which sends blood out to the body and pulmonary veins which bring oxygenated blood back into the left atrium.

We then cut the heart in half to look at the internal anatomy. We located the same things that we did on the outside but we also looked at the tricuspid valve which is located between the right atrium and the right ventricle. The tricuspid valve has three leaflets to prevent the blood from flowing backwards. This valve allows blood flow from the right atrium and the right ventricle during diastole, period where heart is relaxing. The bicuspid valve is between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve only has two leaflets because it is more important that the blood doesn’t flow back through the right side. This valve is the systolic phase or contracting phase. We found the septum on the right side of the right ventricle. This thick muscular wall separates right and left pumping ventricles. We also found one­way, semi­lunar valves which only allow blood one direction, these are located at the entrance of the pulmonary veins.

Here’s some pictures of the heart cut open with the pericardium above and the one on the right is Mr. Bradley helping students locate some of the chambers and valves.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More State Qualifying ...Speech Sends Three!!

Chadron High School qualifies three for the State Speech Contest!

The B-6 District Speech contest was held Monday, March 15th in Paxton. Teams competing with Chadron included Gering, Ogallala, Gothenburg, Sidney, McCook, Valentine and Alliance. To qualify for State, competitors must finish within the top 3 of their event. 

Qualifying for State:
  Shoilee Rahman (two events): 

  • 2nd Persuasive Speaking
  • 3rd Informative Public Speaking
  Aaron Gaswick and Harlie Kennell:
  • 3rd Duet Acting

The State Speech Contest will be held March 26-27 in Kearney.

The CHS Speech Team would like to invite the public to our 'Night of Forensics', Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. where we will begin in the auditorium. There will also be a free dessert bar following. Please take the opportunity to support the speech team and see all of their hard work from this season.

Monday, March 16, 2015

No School Wednesday, March 18th

There will be no school this Wednesday, March 18th due to Teacher Inservice Day.