(The following is submitted by our partners at the Panhandle Mental Health Center)
(Submitted by Carolyn Hinrichs, CHS Student Liaison)
Dear Students and Parents,
A Chadron High School student is among 23 students throughout Nebraska who have been nominated by U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) to attend one of the nation’s military academies. Elizabeth Darnell from Chadron has been nominated by Senator Fischer to attend the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy.
(Submitted by CHS student, Sydney Blome)
On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Mr. Bradley’s anatomy class did a lab investigating blood pressure and pulse rates. Students worked in groups of two using an automatic sphygmomanometer, a device which measures blood pressure, and in this case, pulse, too.
Engineering students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology visited Chadron High School today. CHS physics and advanced math classes participated in several hands-on learning engineering projects. Groups of students were given different projects to problem solve creations of paper constructions as well as the opportunity for all students to assemble and disassemble a steel bridge.
If traveling is a dream of any student at Chadron High, that opportunity is closer to becoming a reality. Mrs. Paopao and Mr. McCarty are taking students to Rome and Athens in May of 2015 through a traveling group called Education First (EF).
In May of 2013 Mrs. Paopao and Mr. McCarty took students to Ireland, England, Wales, and France. Because of their great experience on this trip, they wanted to offer another opportunity to students.
The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) announced the student recipients of the Fall 2013 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards for individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.
Chadron High School
Boys Cross-Country: Alec Burk
Girls Cross-Country: Veronica Parish
Football: Jackson Dickerson and Spencer Eliason
Girls Golf: Cali Crile
Play Production: Kodi Milburn
Softball: Kaylee Gaswick and Ashtyn Nelson
Volleyball: Peyton Hinn
Welcome back students! I hope everyone had a great break!
Just a quick reminder that the second semester begins Tuesday, January 7th at 7:55am. Second semester class schedules will be handed out to each student in the Commons before school.
Mrs. Drinkwalter’s Pre-Calculus class ended the semester with a final project. This course covers all types of equations including polynomials, exponential, trigonometric, and transcendental. Their task was to create a picture using equations, type those equations into a graphing calculator, and save those images onto a lap-top. Understanding the behaviors of the graphs and how to write the equations so that they are limited and shifted is required for the task.
In Mrs. Drinkwalter’s Advanced Algebra II class students ended the semester with a final project. Their task was to determine the stretch of a certain type of rubber band using an egg as a weight. Students took several test measurements of the stretch of 1 rubber band, 2 rubber bands, 3, etc. They then used graphing calculators and their understanding of linear regression to determine an equation that would calculate the number of rubber bands needed to bungee drop an egg a specific height.
The “Shop with a Cop” project was established eight years ago. All donations are used to purchase food and gifts for less fortunate children within our community. The children have the opportunity to go shopping with a police officer. This is a fun and exciting (sometimes interesting) experience for the children and the officers as well.