Thursday, April 17, 2014

Painting and Drawing Class Prepares For Art Show

The CHS Painting and Drawing Class is studying Illuminated Manuscripts. They are producing their own version of an Illuminated Letter.

They are also busy preparing for the CHS Art Show which runs from May 5-15, on the CSC campus in Memorial Hall
Stay tuned for more information.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teen Driver Education Information and Registration

 Teen Driver Education

(click above for link)            

Course Curriculum:

  • 20 hours of classroom instruction
  • 5 hours hands-on driving
  • 5 hours of observation (suggested but not required)
  • 1/2 hour Behind-The-Wheel Drive Test for Provisional Operator's Permit (POP)
Please Note: We make every effort to schedule behind the wheel driving training during the course date(s) your student is scheduled; however, we cannot guarantee it. It may be necessary to schedule drive time prior to or following the course date(s).

Course Fee:

  • $299 - Includes all materials

Driving Includes:

  • Highway/gravel
  • Parallel/perpendicular/angle parking
  • Marked and unmarked streets/intersections
  • Interstate driving
  • Heavy city traffic driving

Advance Registration & Payment Required

Students must possess a learner's permit.
Times listed are for classroom. Driving dates and times will be scheduled separately.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received five (5) business days prior to the first classroom date will receive a full refund. A $25 charge will be assessed on late cancellations.


Chadron: Begins May 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in Chadron High School.  
Cost: $299 per individual.

Monday, April 14, 2014

FFA State Convention Results

2014 Chadron State FFA Results

Wow! It takes a lot of courage and intestinal fortitude to step up and try something new (perhaps even a little scary) and that’s what members of the new Chadron FFA did.

Team:  Clay Madsen, Toni Doescher, Murphy Churchill and Brooke Roes
17th out of 95 schools (top 82%)
Team Score:  Blue Ribbon
Individual Scores
Clay Madsen 24th out of 380 (top 94%) Purple ribbon
Toni Doescher 70th out of 380 (top 18%) Blue Ribbon
Murphy Churchill 155 out of 380 (top 60%) White Ribbon
Brooke Roes 196 out of 380 (just inched out of a white ribbon)

Natural Science:
Team:  Clay Madsen,Toni Doescher, Murphy Churchill and Brooke Roes
39th out of 75 schools 
Team Score: White Ribbon
Individual Scores
Clay Madsen 5th out of 296 (top 98%) Purple ribbon
Toni Doescher 133rd out of 296 (top 56%) White Ribbon
Murphy and Brooke (contributed to team white ribbon placing)

Meats Evaluation:
Team:  Jerhett Cattin, Matt Kerner, Thurston Selby, Joe Cattin
57th out of 92 schools 
Team Score: no ribbon
Individual results
Jerhett Cattin 98 out of 368 (top 73%) Red Ribbon  
Matt, Thurston and Joe (contributed to team score placing)

Senior Livestock Evaluation:
Team: Lanie Riesen, Willy Cogdill, Devin Mitchell, Syllisa Jennings
23rd out of 76 schools 
Team Score: Red ribbon
Individual results
Lanie Riesen 22nd out of 304 (top 7%)
Willy Cogdill 91st out of 304 (top 70%)
Devin and Syllisa (contributed to team red ribbon placing)

Junior Public Speaking:
Individual results

Ms. Moore and Mr. Cogdill

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wellnitz Wins State FFA Junior Speaking Contest!

We're still waiting on a list of full results and pictures from the Nebraska State FFA Convention held in Lincoln this past week. This is Chadron High School's first year hosting an FFA Chapter in over 50 years. We excited to share some of the highlights from the State Convention.

The biggest highlight came during the Friday night banquet when it was announced that CHS sophomore, Kane Wellnitz was named the State Champion in the Junior Public Speaking contest!

Other highlights include:

Chadron Agriscience Team was awarded a blue ribbon.
Individual finishers:

  • Clay Madsen
    • Purple ribbon in Agriscience
    • Purple ribbon in Natural Resources
  • Lanie Riesen
    • Purple ribbon in Livestock Evaluation: Senior Division
  • Toni Doescher
    • Blue ribbon in Agriscience
    • White ribbon in Natural Resources
  • Willy Cogdill
    • Red ribbon in Livestock Evaluation: Senior Division
  • Jerhett Cattin
    • Red ribbon in Meat Evaluation
  • Murphy Churchill
    • White ribbon in Agriscience

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CHS Personal Finance Team Qualifies For Regional Contest!

We received notice this past weekend that Chadron High School has qualified a team to compete at the Finance Challenge Regional Competition in Kearney on April 19th.

Mrs. Buldler entered teams of three from her Personal Finance class. The team consisting of: Jayden Garrett, Logan Gimeson, and Logan Lembke finished in the top five of all Western Nebraska teams earning the regional berth. This statewide contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education.

There is big prize money up for grabs at the Regional Competitions!

Each regional competition will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.   The three 1st place regional winners will be ranked by their scores from the preliminary online round of competition to determine the State Champion team, and 2nd and 3rd overall in the state. 
      • The regional winner with highest online score will be awarded 1st place and will be the state championship team moving on to the National competition in St. Louis on May 2.  All travel expenses will be paid for all team members and the teacher. Each team member will receive a $2000 Nebraska College Savings Plan.
      • The regional winner awarded 2nd place will earn a $1000 Nebraska College Savings Plan for each team member.
      • The regional winner awarded 3rd place will earn a $500 Nebraska College Savings Plan for each team member.
The second and third place winning teams in each region will also receive prize money. 
      • 2nd place regional winning team members each will receive a $100 cash prize.
      • 3rd place regional winning team members each will receive a $50 each cash prize.
Each team will be given a hypothetical family scenario.  They will have two hours to create a PowerPoint presentation on their financial recommendations for the family.  Each team will have 10 minutes to present their financial plan to our panel of expert judges.  Teams must bring their own laptop computer(s).  Each team will have a private study area for working.  Free wireless Internet access is available in the building.

FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference

The Chadron High Future Leaders of America attended the annual State Leadership Conference in Omaha on April 2­5. While at the conference, students participated in a bigbusiness tour of Werner Enterprises, listened to the keynote speaker, Laymon Hicks, and attended a variety of workshops.  But most importantly, Chadron students competed amongst all class levels in many different business competitions.  This conference was one of the biggest in years with over 2,400 students and advisors in attendance this year. Chadron was  also represented well by the local FBLA chapter as students took trips across the stage to receive their awards.  Caston Stack placed 3rd in both Computer Problem Solving and Computer Application events. Placing third at the state level gives him the honors to represent Nebraska at the 2014 National Conference in Nashville, TN in June. Caston also received honorable mention (which is the top 4%) in Personal Finance and Business Calculations. Bailea Kerr, Peyton Hinn and Michael Martin received 6th place for Website Design. Our Community Service project placed 7th and was completed by Kaylee Gaswick, Veronica Parish and Peyton Hinn.  Greta Welch also placed 7th in the Spelling event.  Honorable mentions were also given to Bailea Kerr for Business Law, and Corbin Johnson for Health Care Administration. Honors also went to Allie Johnson, Bailea Kerr, Peyton Hinn, Veronica Parish and Kaylee Gaswick for qualifying for the All­State Quality Member and Kaylee was Chadron’s representative for Who’s Who in Nebraska FBLA and received a plaque for that honor.  As a chapter, Chadron received the Sweepstakes Award also earning a plaque.  The following is a list of the awards and accomplishments among members in attendance:

● Computer Problem Solving – Caston Stack – 3rd Place (out of 146 students)

● Computer Applications  – Caston Stack – 3rd  Place (out of 70 students)

● Community Service – Kaylee Gaswick, Peyton Hinn and Veronica Parish – 7 place (out of 24 projects)

● Website Design – Bailea Kerr, Peyton Hinn and Michael Martin – 6th place (out of 20 teams)

● Business Calculations ­ Caston Stack ­ Honorable Mention (top 4% of 539 students)

● Personal Finance ­ Caston Stack ­ Honorable Mention (top 4% of 606 students)

● Business Law – Bailea Kerr  – Honorable Mention (top 4% of 290 students)

● Health Care Administration & Management – Corbin Johnson  – Honorable Mention  (top 4% of 324 students)

● All­State Quality Member Award – Veronica Parish, Allie Johnson, Peyton Hinn, Bailea Kerr and Kaylee Gaswick

● Chapter Sweepstakes Award

● Who’s Who in Nebaska FBLA Award – Kaylee Gaswick