On Wednesday, October 28th, the Chadron High School Chapter of National Honor Society members gathered for the first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. Sponsors Mr. Willie Uhing and Mrs. Lorrie Bauer, called the meeting to order to discuss important information for the upcoming year.
In the meeting, all members who were previously inducted were able to nominate/be nominated for officer positions. All members voted in the election of new officers.
FAFSA COMPLETION DAY
Knowing the many efforts of the district to be fiscally accountable to our patrons, I collected data from the past 10 years for my own analysis. What I found, was that the district has had very minimal yearly expense increases and works with the same total revenue as ten years ago. However, the funding sources that provides revenue have dramatically changed.
What follows are my notes and opinions. ~Jerry Mack
2016 Range Judging Results
Chadron Agricultural Education students competed last Wednesday in Area 1 Range judging competition held near Dix Nebraska. There were seven stations involved in the competition, including range plant identification, ecological site classification, percent of pasture usage, overall pasture health, range AUM (annual unit month) calculations, and a written test covering general range knowledge. Chadron High had 27 AgEd students participate. The ribbon winners are as follows:
Today is the release of the 2016 NeSA State Test Scores .....or at least part of them!
I'm just going to begin by saying that I've been frustrated (impatient is probably a better term) at the unusually long wait of the public release of the 2016 state test scores that were completed last spring. The Nebraska Department of Education finally agreed that September 16th would be the public release of the results of all four subjects, however a statement this week indicated that the Writing scores will be embargoed from public release until another review is complete.
CHS is offering a great way to pre-purchase the 2017 yearbook directly through the mail or online.
Chadron High School 2016 NeSA Results
We are very excited to announce the results of our 2016 11th grade NeSA test results.
Picture day for CHS will be Wednesday, September 7th. Lifetouch again returns to take pictures of every student and staff. Packets will be provided for students to pick up at the office containing all necessary information. Orders can be placed online or returned with the packet to the photographer on picture day.
Packets of information are available in the office!
The high school does not have a 'supply list' for students due to the variety of classes and the use of technology with student iPads. It is suggested that students have writing utensils and a three-ring binder with loose leaf paper. The teachers will share their individual class supply needs during the first week of school.
If you were unable to attend one of the three iPad Orientation programs held earlier in August, we have two more scheduled at 5:00pm during each of the first two days of school.
iPads will be handed out to students at 1:30p on the first days of school only to those students who have completed the iPad Orientation program with a parent/guardian (and returned the signature sheet).
The next two opportunities to attend the required iPad Orientations will be:
At our Freshman/New Student Orientation, I mentioned our curriculum efforts to match student needs to the current job market trends. Trends in the workforce indicate an increasing number of jobs requiring technical/skilled training and not a four year college degree. In order for our students to be in a position to secure these high skilled, high demand and high wage jobs, we've been making efforts to create curriculum to teach career education supported by vocational classes.
The two videos that I showed highlighting the job market trends are linked below.
To sign up for Mr. Mack's Chadron High School text messaging account, follow the directions below. This account will be used for any school reminders or schedule changes. An example would be to receive a text that Chadron High School has a late start or school closing due to weather.
You can remove yourself from the account at anytime simply by replying with "@leave" to any of the text messages.
Here we go, another school year is about to begin! :)
I hope everyone had a great summer break. I've listed the important dates below for students and parents. A parent or guardian must attend with the student to: iPad Orientation, Fall Sports Meeting and the New/Freshman Student Orientation.
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 2016. 51 seniors responded to the survey this year. I've included my notes in comparing these results to last year.