Saturday, February 20, 2016

Assembly held at CHS

     Devin Hughes, a motivational speaker, author, and former basketball player, came to visit Chadron High School kids, where he taught and spoke about anti-bullying on Friday February 12.
     Hughes, grew up in a society where he felt isolated and confused by his identity due to his black father and white mother. This made him fight for a bright future. After years of hard work, he now speaks at schools, universities, corporations, associations, and organizations that helps others thrive.
     Last week was anti-bullying week and the CHS and CMS students were lucky to have Devin Hughes who talked about spreading happiness and how to prevent bullying. Although anti-bullying was supposed to be the main topic, other students thought it wasn't.
     Isabella Sanchez, sophomore said, "He talked more about happiness than bullying." He was a good, energetic speaker, but "wasn't focused on one thing," said ELL teacher, Mrs. Welch. She wished he would have focused a little bit more on the high school students and had a theme.
     Although the assembly wasn't what students excepted, there were some things they liked about it. Edna Galey, sophomore, and Isabella liked the different things they had to do with their neighbors. They thought it was fun and enjoyable.
    Even thought the assembly speaker wasn't very relevant to the topic anti-bullying, students still want speakers that'll talk about relevant materials that students will find inspiring.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Anti-Bullying Week at CHS

    Chadron High School civics class organized an anti-bullying week to help create positive energy. On Monday February 8th the civics class kicked off the week with a video promoting a new hashtag #BeTheChange. 
Throughout the weekend Mr. McCarty's class wrote positive sticky notes and placed them on the bathroom mirrors. Some of the sticky notes were posted on social media and had some very positive feedback. On Wednesday the class went out and wrote uplifting quotes with sidewalk chalk outside the school, in the front and the back. On Friday, the school brought in a speaker to discuss bullying for the 5-12 graders. Also, there was an anonymous twitter account, @AllCardsMatter, which tweeted about students in the school doing great things. The twitter account remains anonymous, and the students seem uplifted by the encouraging tweets.

2016-2017 Football Schedule Released

     The Chadron High Football team finished last year's season with a 3-5 record, but with the new schedule released they are hoping to improve from last year.
     They will start the 2016 season at home against long time rival, Alliance. They will follow with a four hour trip to Cozad and return home for the next two games against Broken Bow and Gering. Then in weeks five and six, the Cardinals will have two long trips; one to Gothenburg and one to Ogallala. The team will return home for week seven to play Gordon-Rushville. On week eight the Cardinals will travel to Mitchell and finish the regular season at home against Chase County. The 2017 schedule will have the same opponents with home and away locations being switched around.
     "We expected those were the teams we were going to play. It will be challenging," stated head coach Mike Lecher.

Cardinals Fiddle on the Roof

        Chadron High School's spring musical Fiddler on the Roof has started its practices for the performance in April.
        The musical's cast consists of 36 members ranging from freshman to senior. This group of actors, dancers, and singers will recreate the story of Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia.
        "I am so excited to start practicing and even more excited for performances," said director Wendy Mahr, "We have a great group of talented kids."
        Not only is Mrs. Mahr excited for the musical, but the cast members are also excited. Claire Margetts, a freshman, states that she is excited because this is her first high school musical and Fiddler on the Roof is "such a cool show."
        Emily Blaylock, a junior says, "I am excited because I will get to spend a lot of quality time with my friends and cast to get the musical together."
        Chadron High school is excited to showcase Fiddler on the Roof as their spring musical and even more excited to show the talent the high school has.

Girls' Basketball looking towards post season

     Chadron varsity girls' basketball has had a good season with a 17- 3 record and currently holding the wild card spot to go to state basketball in Lincoln. 
     Coach Mclain said, "We enter the post season coming off of a big win vs. Sidney on senior night. It's tough to beat a good team once, let alone 3 times, so the girls have a lot to be proud of for defeating Sidney again. Our regular season concluded with a record of 17-3, but we must now realize that we are 0-0, just like every team and what has happened in the past means nothing. It's time to move forward, play with a sense of urgency, and play each game like it's our last," McLain said.
     McLain said he is excited for the sub districts and with the right attitude the girls should pull out the wins they need to go to state. 
     The girls played Gordon Rushiville on Tuesday and pulled out a win taking them to the next round of sub districts. They will play Mitchell on Thursday for another round of sub districts.