Friday, February 16, 2018

Mrs. Bauer Retiring


      At the end of the year, Mrs. Bauer will be retiring after 40 years of teaching at Chadron High School.
     Chadron High School is, in fact, the only place she has ever taught. Although Mrs. Bauer has only taught FCS, she has taught a variety of courses within that subject. Her favorite class to teach throughout her years of teaching was Foods and Nutrition.
     Her biggest memories about teaching is having all the wonderful connections with students.
     The biggest challenges she has had when teaching is making sure she has connected with each and every one of her students.
     Mrs. Bauer is very excited to retire and be with her family. She says, "I was blessed to love to come to school everyday but am ready to enjoy my grandchildren, travel, and spend time with my grown children." She will miss seeing her colleagues everyday, as well as the kids in school.
   Mr. Mack said, "I will miss the fruit pizza her students always brought me."

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Data Match Fundraiser

      On January 31st each student at Chadron High received a data match questionnaire for an FBLA fundraiser. On February 6th the results came back. Each student could purchase their results for three dollars which Mrs. Noble said, "Three dollars is the suggested price from the company."
       According to Mrs. Noble, the co-adviser of the FBLA club, this fundraiser goes into the FBLA's general fund which supports their chapter and also provides money for their pizza night every Monday during their week night.  Mrs. Noble also explained that the data match questionnaire is a fairly easy fundraiser for the club to put together. They just have to order the survey and hand them out. Once all of them have been handed back, the club members look through to make sure the bubbles are filled in completely. After that, Mrs. Noble and Mrs Budler, who is the other adviser, send the questionnaire back and a computer generates the results.
      Many students seem to be surprised with their results. Cody Madsen stated, "I felt surprised, because I did not feel like the matches had similar personalities as me." Maddi Pelton and Kaycee Kittel agreed that most of their matches in the women's section were accurate to their friend group, but the male category shocked them, because they were mostly guys that they did not know. According to Gavin Woodson, "I mostly matched with people that I did not even know who they were."
      Out of the 230 surveys taken about 115 students bought their results. Many of the students said that this was the first year that had bought their results and they also said that they would purchase their results again in the future.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

FBLA Week Overview

       Chadron's FBLA chapter just concluded their FBLA week celebration in the school. FBLA week is celebrated locally, state wide, and nationally the 2nd week of February. At all three levels, a proclamation is signed by the authorities of each level to recognize FBLA and all the celebrations that will be taking place that week. Chapters are encouraged to publicize their activities. FBLA week is their week to shine; it is a time to celebrate and show thanks to people who make FBLA a success. It is also a great time to showcase what FBLA has to offer and promote it to students who are not members and, hopefully, will become future members!
       Throughout the week, different activities were taking place encouraging the student body to be exposed to the world of business. Brenda Budler, one of the two advisers for Chadron FBLA said, "We usually try to follow whatever theme was chosen at the beginning of the year during the officer planning retreat. Depending upon the theme, we will choose events or days that correspond with the theme. However, pretty much every year we do have a chapter meeting at lunch and provide lunch for members, as well as, a speaker or another form of entertainment. This year we brought back the DataMatch survey, which went over very well. It has been 3 years since we have done this fundraiser. We also served lunch at Closer to Home as a community service event. The past few years we have done a fundraiser for Pennies for Patients and the local food pantry by playing the annoying music at breaks and paying a $1 to wear a hat. It is our goal to do good for others during our week of recognition."
       Monday started off with a game board in the commons for students to play. Later in the day, a work night took place, as well as, the signing of the FBLA proclamation. The dress up day for Monday was crazy sock day.
       As Tuesday came, the data-match results were available for purchase and students dressed up as twins for Twin Tuesday.
       Wednesday encouraged the color green, as well as, day two of data-match sales.
       On Thursday, a chapter meeting was held at lunch and was the last day that data-match results were sold. Members were told to wear their chapter shirts for the dress up day.
       Finally, Friday came around and wrapped up the week. Students and staff took part in dressing up professionally and concluding the busy week. 
       Budler said, "I feel it was successful - it seems FBLA week is always during one of the busiest times of the year, so getting everyone involved in always a challenge. But for the most part - every member of the leadership team fulfilled the day they were in charge of and all events took place. I wish we could get more involvement from our chapter and student body when we choose school wide events such as dress up days - but even if we get a few members and/or student body to participate, we were successful."  

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Senior's Biggest Fears

     As the seniors at CHS are preparing to graduating this year, a lot of them have something about their future that they're scared of.
     Jeff Cerny said that his biggest fear about going to college was not getting enough scholarships to pay it off. This fear is not uncommon, considering the average four year college costs $9,410 per year, according to the website Big Future.
     Coy Bila said that he is most scared of how unhealthy he might be because of the eating habits he may develop in college.
     Being away from home to take the next "big step" in their lives is a common fear among Kyler Behrends, Dana Dunbar, Caleb Hill, and Zach Carattini. Caleb, who is going into the military, said "The fact that I'm leaving the entire life I've known for something completely different is pretty frightening."
     Loni Watson, CHS guidance counselor, said she would tell the seniors how going into college is one of the "best times" they'll have. They will be introduced to people with common interests, there will be a larger variety of courses, and your relationship with your parents will grow. "The best is yet to come," said Mrs. Watson.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mexican or Chinese food

Food these days is all teenagers think about and everyone of them has a favorite food. Two of those favorite foods are Mexican or Chinese food.

Kayla said she prefers Chinese food, because it's delicious, and she likes the sweet and sour chicken, sesame chicken, noodles, and egg rolls. She also likes it better than Mexican food, because it's not as spicy as Chinese food. Another thing she likes about Chinese food is the variation of foods it offers. Lastly, she also prefers the less spicy sauce and that's what Chinese food has to offer.

Zayne Jones said he prefers Mexican food because his dad always makes good Mexican food, which his dad learned to make from a friend. His favorite Mexican foods are tamales, enchiladas, and carnitas. He really loves Mexican food, because he loves spicy foods, and the spices taste better and remind him of home.

Mrs. Girard also prefers Mexican food, because she loves spicy things, and she likes the variety Mexican food has to offer. Her favorite Mexican food is chili rellenos, guacamole, and fajitas. She likes Mexican food better than Chinese food, because the flavors of Mexican food are better than Chinese flavors. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Mark Taylor Nominated to U.S. Service Academy

     Congressman Adrian Smith of Nebraska recently released his nominations to the United States service academies. Of the thirteen nominated, Mark Taylor from Chadron High School received nominations to two service academies. 
      Rep Smith said, “These talented young Nebraskans have demonstrated the skills and determination necessary to be the future leaders of our military, and it is an honor to nominate them to the U.S. Service Academies,” Smith said. “With their strong desire to serve our country, they have also shown dedication to their studies and a commitment to their communities. I know they will represent the Third District well.” 
      Specifically on Chadron High senior Mark Taylor his comments were, “Mark Taylor of Chadron, son of Brian and Sara Taylor, is a senior at Chadron High School. He has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.” 
      Mark has not yet made his decision on which Academy to attend. Mark however did say, "I think going to the West Point Academy would be cool because of the history and name recognition."

CHS Speech Results at GRHS Meet

     On Saturday, January 13th, Chadron High took part in a speech meet hosted by Gordon Rushville. The team, accompanied by coaches Brenda Lanphear and Cheryl Welch, all went to this meet to perform their different genres of speech. These include informative, poetry, OID, persuasive etc.
     Exciting things go on all the time at speech meets for the CHS team. The most exciting thing of all that went on this meet was all the speechies that placed. JashwaAlan Cummings placed third and Evelyn McEwen placed fifth in poetry. Hunter Hawk placed sixth in persuasive. One OID called "Game of Tiaras" including Abby Hyer, Grace Sorenson, Mande Wolleson, Claire Margetts and Hunter Hawk placed third at this meet. The other OID called "Highschool for Dummies" including Jameson Margetts, Aubree Noble, Spencer Blundell, Maddi Pelton and Brooklyn Stack placed second.
     "The meet went well," exclaimed Coach Lanphear in confidence. She noted that the team is very supportive of each other. Novice and varsity support each other by coming to watch each other perform. They also give good constructive criticism to go along with the judges' critiques. There were two very competitive OIDs from Chadron who placed second and third, as well as two dynamic poets who placed in the top 5. Coach Lanphear said, "The future for CHS speech is bright."