Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Thank you CPS Board

Shout out to the Chadron Public School Board of Education. This is school board recognition week and CPS has the best. Thanks for your work and dedication.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


I hope everyone had a great and restful break.  The weather has been so nice. 

Good news from the Unicameral.  Senator Walz (an educator) was voted as the Chair of the Education Committee.  This will be a nice change.

Over break, I had some communication with some of the community.  The communication came as a thank you. Thank you for getting our kids in class and keeping them there.  Thank you for letting them participate in activities.  Thank you for everything you are doing.  My answer is always the same.  Thank you, but it is not me.  It is the CPS staff.  They are ROCKSTARS.  The kids are awesome with the protocols.  This is sincerely a group and community effort.  

NDE is allowing us to give some needed breaks due to CoVid.  They gave us 5 days basically.  I do not intend to use 5 days.  We are thinking about January 22, February 16, and March 26.  January 22 is our big wrestling meet that normally happens at the College.  This year CSC have declined to host because of CoVid.  We would like to go ahead and have the meet.  This would bring many to our school.  We would need to start the meet earlier than if it were at the college because of space.  We will use both gyms.  February 16 will extend a break for students.  March 26 is Quiz Bowl at the Middle School, so this helps with capacity  These are days off for kids, not the staff.  

I want to thank you all!!!  Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Great News, free lunch will continue till the end of the school year for all students.   

Early in the school year you saw the memo below.

Greetings Chadron Public Schools Parents, Patrons, and Students:

We are excited to send out some great news:  Starting September 14, 2020 through potentially December 2020, All students regardless of economic status will receive free meals at Chadron Public Schools.  Money is provided by the CARES Act and could possibly be depleted before the end of December.  The USDA has given guidance that schools may extend the Summer Meal Program in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Meals will include both breakfast and lunch served through our school food program.  Seconds and ala carte items will be charged to your child’s account.

This guidance came September 1, 2020 and our application was filed.  Thus allowing us to start this great benefit on September 14, 2020.  I encourage you to have your students eat at school.  Meals served prior to this were charged at our normal prices.   Please continue to fill out free and reduced lunch forms as normal.  These numbers allow us to apply for and reap other benefits. 

Chadron Public Schools hopes that this news comes as a pleasant surprise and helps each family financially through these unprecedented times.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Holiday Season

As we head in to the holiday season, we have much to be grateful for. 2020 has been that strange unprecedented year that I hope we never experience again. I am grateful we have been able to have in-person instruction. We have students, teachers, staff and administrators that have followed our CoVid standard operating procedures to allow us to continue in person learning. I hope we can stay on this path.

The "new normal" school year has been stressful for all. No one likes to wear masks, except at cold football games maybe. Everyone in school needs to be commended for the extra work that has been brought about by CoVid.

I am grateful for the community of Chadron, the School Board and Chadron Public Schools Staff. They have made my transition here an easier one. My family and I embrace our new life here and hope for some social interaction when it is prudent to do so.

The New Year is a natural time for reflection. It’s a moment when we can look back at the highs and lows. We can then decide to embrace them as learning opportunities or we can examine them to bring about a change.  In any case, we need to use these experiences to become better educators. Often in a school, many do not understand all the hats that we have to wear to make our school successful. It can be very tiring and sometimes we wonder if it really makes a difference. I want to thank each and every one of the staff members and parents for ALL you do for the students. An education is the greatest gift that we can give our kids.

Establishing positive relationships with your students and children, while creating an atmosphere where children have positive relationships with each other, will truly benefit any classroom, family or community. Quality relationships will support and increase a positive community where children want to thrive. I am fortunate to work with a faculty that views positive relationships as the most important and strive to nurture those relationships. “A quality teacher-student relationship means more than the combined power of all teaching and discipline techniques known to humankind.” Love and logic Teacher-ism

In 2021, we will continue to build those relationships that will allow our students to be successful in and out of the classroom.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Chadron Public Schools CoVid Dial

 Chadron Public Schools CoVid Dial

We know that the "risk dial" continues to move in the Panhandle (and all parts of the state).  We continue to communicate with Panhandle Public Health (PPHD) on  a weekly basis.  We discuss our school protocols, data, and community risks.  We will continue to work on and monitor our School Community Status.  You will notice that it has no correlation with the Panhandle Risk Dial.  Our status does not solely rely on their dial.  If you monitor our CoVid dashboard our cases have lessened.  Through contact tracing, done by PPHD, it has been determined that cases have originated outside of the school.  This gives us confidence that our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are working and are keeping our kids safe. In my opinion, staying in school continues to be the prudent thing to do and one of the safest places for our students.   The confirmed cases in our district still remain manageable because we are following our SOP's.  

Wearing masks, social distancing, sanitizing, and hand-washing remain our best defensive.  

Here is our CoVid page on our school website:  https://www.chadronschools.org/covid-19

Ginger Meyer

Cardinal Facility Fund