A quick summary of the 2013 NeSA Results for Chadron High School
- Chadron High School maintained the high level of excellence in all four subjects similar to last year to be one of the leading schools in the state for test scores.
- Nebraska increased the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the standards in all four subject areas as compared to last year.
Thursday, August 15
- 7:55 - 8:30 General Assembly for all Students in Auditorium
- 8:30 - 9:30 Block 1
- 8:30 - 8:58 1A
- 9:03 - 9:30 1B
- 9:35 - 10:35 Block 2
- 10:40 - 11:40 Block 3
- 11:40 - 12:20 Lunch
- 12:20 - 1:30 Block 4
Friday, August 16
High School Orientation/iPad Deployment
At the end of each school year, Chadron High School contracts with LifeTrack Services, Inc. to conduct a non-biased senior exit survey. We just received the results for the graduating class of 2013. 54 seniors responded to the survey this year. I've included my notes in comparing these results to the past couple of years. 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.
One of this summer's projects in the high school is to update our library into a more modern media center. We have recently added opportunities for students to utilize online research tools as well as ebook subscriptions. We hope to have an expanded list of books for students to download and view on ereaders as soon as this fall. In addition to these offerings, we will do some remodeling.
(Submitted by Chadron FFA Officers)
During May 16-18th, the newly formed Chadron FFA Chapter officer's of 2013-2014 traveled east to Aurora, Nebraska. Prior to the trip we were fortunate with numerous community supporters in fundraising dollars to help support our newly formed FFA organization. With high hopes in returning with new knowledge and skills in getting our program up and running we were pleased with the outcome.
Distracted Driving AwarenessThe AP Statistics class was given the challenge of running an experiment to determine if there is statistical evidence as to whether or not a number of distractions really impacted driving ability. The class was first asked to research different distractions one may encounter while driving in order to create a hypotheses as to what they felt would occur according to previous experiments. The students chose to impose four different factors (distracted conversation, beer goggles, texting, and eating) on their participants during their trials.
The Chadron High Wildlife class trekked to Chadron State Park this week, compliments of guest speaker, Shelley Steffl. She joined our class to explain her job and new project (native seed blocks) she's has been working on. Blocks were designed to help with reforestation, because of last fall's wildfires. This unique idea provides for seed dispersal over rough terrain, while encased in a "natural" fertilized cocoon by nomadic animals.