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.
CHS students in Intro to Agriculture have just completed a unit on calving of beef cows. The unit introduced students in how to recognize visual signs and stages that a cow will go through during the calving process. Students learned how to recognize when a calving cow is in need of assistance in the delivery as well as how to correct abnormal presentations of the calf. All members of the class were given the opportunity to correct various abnormal calf presentations in the birth canal through the use of a stuffed animal Hereford calf named “Baby.” Each group had to demonstrate how to
Mrs. Paopao and her Newspaper/Yearbook and Performing Arts students have been coordinating the event. High school students were given several song choices earlier this semester to vote on which would be used for the event.
Please note that there has been a change on the district calendar. We will have a full day of school on January 17th, 2014. The 12:00 dismissal that was scheduled for the 17th will now be on January 24th.
The change was made to accommodate the Chadron Invitational Wrestling Tournament, which will be held on January 24th & 25th.
"I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart that its opposite."
~Nelson Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom
By CHS Students: Mikki Hastings and Brittany Garza
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, Mr. Bradley's Advanced Biology class got the hands-on opportunity to dissect rats. Through this experience, they learned about the different body systems, and, structures of vertebrates and mammals. These students gained abundant knowledge about the functions of internal organs, glands, and how rats live.
1. Seniors and senior parents: Please turn in a senior picture (wallet sized, vertical for the composite), baby picture, and congratulatory note (under 35 words) to Mrs. Paopao. This needs to be done by Jan. 15.
2. Any student that wants to reserve a copy of the 2013-2014 yearbook for only $60, before the price increases to $70, please fill out the form that was sent home from Jostens or go tojostensyearbooks.com. The price will increase after Dec. 23.