Monday, June 8, 2015

Senior Exit Survey - Class of 2015



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 2015. 58 seniors responded to the survey this year. I've included my notes in comparing these results to last year. 

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%  Same as last year
    • No - 0%
  2. Was the counseling department helpful and supportive meeting your needs?
    • Yes - 100%  Same as last year
    • No - 0%
  3. Did your teacher encourage you to continue your education?
    • Yes - 100%  Same as last year
    • No - 0%
  4. Were enough elective classes offered for you to explore different career opportunities?
    • Yes - 87.9%  10% higher than last year
    • No - 12.1%
  5. Do you think you will be able to easily find a job that can support you?
    • Yes - 91.38%  Same as last year
    • No - 8.62%
  6. Did you ever experience significant harassment from other students?
    • Yes - 17.2%  Slightly lower than last year
    • No - 82.8%
  7. Chadron High School provided a safe learning environment?
    • Excellent - 77.59%  Slightly higher than last year
    • Good - 22.41%  Slightly higher than last year
    • Average - 0%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  8. Chadron High School maintained a drug-free environment?
    • Excellent - 46.55%  12.7% higher than last year
    • Good - 18.97%
    • Average - 27.59%
    • Below Average - 5.17%
    • Needs Improvement - 1.72%  5% lower than last year
  9. Chadron High School provided a strong foundation in the use of technology?
    • Excellent - 67.24%  12% lower than last year
    • Good - 27.59%  11% higher than last year
    • Average - 5.17%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • No Response - 0%
  10. Teachers generally held high standards and demanded quality work?
    • Excellent - 62.07%  About the same as last year
    • Good - 31.03%
    • Average - 6.9%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  11. My teachers were knowledgeable about the curriculum being taught?
    • Excellent - 72.41%  About the same as last year
    • Good - 22.41%
    • Average - 5.17%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  12. I was challenged to experience academic growth each year?
    • Excellent - 79.31%  8% higher than last year
    • Good - 17.24%
    • Average - 1.72%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
    • No Response - 1.72%
  13. Rules were enforced consistently and fairly?
    • Excellent - 50%   9% higher than last year
    • Good - 44.83%  14% higher than last year
    • Average - 1.72%
    • Below Average - 3.45%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%
  14. What area(s) do you plan to pursue immediately after high school? (mark all that apply)
    • 4 Year College - 60.34%  About the same as last year
    • 2 Year College - 17.24%  slightly lower
    • Voc./Tech School - 8.62%  slightly higher
    • Work Full Time - 6.9%  same
    • Work Part Time - 13.79%  higher
    • Military - 5.17%  same
    • Other - 1.72%
    • No Response - 3.45%
  15. Overall, how would you rate Chadron High School as a learning environment?
    • Excellent - 82.76%  15% higher than last year
    • Good - 15.52%
    • Average - 1.72%
    • Below Average - 0%
    • Needs Improvement - 0%

Monday, June 1, 2015

Memorial Day Services

Simon Rischling at Whitney Cemetary
Calvery Cemetery, L to R   Joe Rischling, Simon Rischling, and Honor Guard members:  Tom Donohue, Jerry Reed, Ken Garner, Lawrence Jacobs, Lyndal Redfern, Ted Kienitz, Glen Kotschwar, Rolin Curd in back, and John Dueker. 
The Post and Honor Guard want to thank Joe and Simon Rischling for trumpet performances at the Memorial Day services last week.  Joe Rischling is the instrumental teacher at Chadron Public Schools, his son Simon is a senior at Chadron High School.

(Photos provided by Barb Reed) 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Important Fall Dates

Here's a list of important dates for the start of the next school year:

Monday, Aug 10  

  • 1st Practice for Girl's Golf, Softball, and Football

Monday, Aug 10 at 6:30p in HS Auditorium

  • Fall Sports Meeting for all Fall Participants and Parents
Tuesday, Aug 11 at 6:30p in HS Auditorium
  • All freshman and new transfer students iPad deployment and orientation program, must attend with a parent
Wednesday, Aug 12 at 6:30p in HS Auditorium
  • First opportunity iPad deployment for any returning student, must attend with a parent 
Thursday, Aug 13 at 6:30p in HS Auditorium
  • Second opportunity iPad deployment for any returning student, must attend with a parent
Monday, Aug 17
  • 1st Practice for Cross Country and Volleyball
Wednesday, Aug 19
  • First Day of School (1:30 Dismissal)
Tuesday, Aug 25 at 6:00p in HS
  • High School Open House

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Chadron High Ranks #2 Best High School in Nebraska ...Again!

The 2015 U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the best high schools was just released. For the second consecutive year, Chadron High School ranks the second best high school in Nebraska behind Elkhorn High School. Lincoln East High School ranked third as the only other school in Nebraska to be awarded a 'Silver Medal' school.


Congratulations to all the students and staff of Chadron High!


(The following is from usnews.com)
In the 2015 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, there are three silver medal schools and 84 bronze medal schools in Nebraska. Among the highest-ranked high schools in Nebraska are Elkhorn High School in Elkhorn, located about 45 miles from the state capital of Lincoln​, and Chadron Senior High School in Chadron, located less than 20 miles from the South Dakota border in the northwestern corner of the state.
Top Ranked NE Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.
#1
1401 VETERANS DR, ELKHORN, NE 68022
#2
901 CEDAR, CHADRON, NE 69337
#3
1000 SOUTH 70TH ST, LINCOLN, NE 68510

Monday, May 11, 2015

CHS Graduation

Congratulations to our Graduates!
We are very proud of you!!!








Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CHS Graduation Will Be Streamed Live Online!


Click the icon on the school website at www.chadronschools.org for the link this Saturday.


(Live stream will appear and be active Saturday, May 9th.)


Chadron HS Graduation

Saturday, May 9, 2015

1:00pm @ CHS Gym



Class colors: Red, Silver & Black

Class flower: Red Rose


Class Song: "We're All In This Together" from "High School Musical"

Class Motto: " Nothing we do changes the past, everything we do changes the future!" ~unknown