Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Change for Changing Lives Drive a Success

(Taken from Mrs. Uhing's Blog -

This year students from Chadron Public Schools and Sioux County Schools participated in our Change for Changing Lives Campaign in November.  Chadron Community Hospital’s Change for Changing Lives is a program that involves the participation of local schools in fundraising competitions to benefit our Circle of Light Program, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance directly to local cancer patients.  The competition pits all classes within the school against each other to see which class can raise the most money within a month.  There is only one winning class within each school; the winning class receives a catered Subway party on the date of their choosing.  The winners from CPS were Ms. Larson, Ms. Motz, Ms. O’Boyle and the 5th and 6th grade class from SCS.  They raised a total of $1851.67 that will go to help assist local cancer patients and their families. 

We are so thankful for our partners at Subway and in the schools for making this such a success.  This is the second annual Change for Changing Lives Campaign and we raised twice the amount we did last year!

A little change can make a big change in someone’s life and we are very grateful to all our cancer warriors!

Big THANK YOU to Chadron Public Schools, Sioux County-Harrison Schools and all the students who raised money this year for the Change for Changing Lives campaign! The $1850  you raised goes directly to help cancer patients in our area through our Circle of Light Program. We would also like to thank Subway for partnering with us to provide our winning classrooms with a much deserved Subway party.  A little change can make a big change in our community!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Parent Training - Real Colors Provided by CHS Guidance Counselor

(Submitted by CHS Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Loni Watson)


Please consider joining me for a Real Colors Parenting Workshop on January 9th from 6 - 9 p.m. in the HS library.  Real Colors is a dynamic workshop experience using a personality type test. The goal is to provide parents with the skills to:
  • understand human behavior
  • uncover motivators specific to each temperament
  • improve communication with students
  • parenting strategies for emotional and mental health
The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Type Test: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange.
It all begins with the Real Colors workshop, in which participants:
  • gain an understanding of the four colors (each corresponding to a personality type)
  • discover where they fall as an individual on the Real Colors spectrum
  • learn to recognize student characteristics of each of the four colors
  • discuss with fellow workshop participants what it’s like to be each color and how to most effectively work with students of various colors
From the very beginning, participants begin to see the world from a new perspective…and have fun doing it!  We will invite ANY parent interested PK-12th grade.  Please RSVP with if you plan on attending.  The workshop will last the entire two hours but will be held at no cost!  We look forward to providing you with this workshop!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Chadron Schools Receive High Praise During Accreditation Review

(Submitted by Dr. Caroline Winchester, Supt.)

Proud of Chadron Public School’s (CPS) Family and Community

I am so proud of the CPS Family and Community.

Chadron Public Schools recently completed their AdvancED Engagement Review as part of the district’s accreditation process. While the official report will not be available for 30 days below are highlights of the findings.

The district’s Instructional Framework was noted as a strength.   43 classrooms were visited. The classroom learning environment observation tool called eleot showed scores significantly exceeded the AdvancED average.  The engagement review team leader said the eleot scores were the highest he has ever seen.

Another strength was Relationships throughout the system.  The team leader noted relationships were huge in all areas and the extensiveness of community partnerships and relationships was the highest he has seen in a district the size of Chadron.  Thank you Chadron Community for partnering with CPS to enhance and enrich learning for our students.

The third strength was System-wide Leadership.  61 of the 66 AdvancED Standards were found to be in the Impact Category.  Impact is about the embeddedness of the standards, meaning the standard is deeply ingrained in the culture and operations of the institution.

As one of the reviewers was leaving they said, “Chadron is a special place.”  And I couldn’t agree more.

Dr. Caroline B. Winchester, Superintendent

Chadron Public Schools