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(Neb.)-Chadron Public Schools To Host Community Picnic, Other Highlights From School Board Meeting

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 05/14/2012 10:57 PM

(CHADRON)-Summer projects, a History Day accomplishment, new technology on the horizon, and awards, lots of them. All these and more played a part in Monday night’s Chadron school board meeting. The evening included a distance-learning question-and-answer opportunity regarding results from the Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey. Board members also discussed results from the school’s recent climate survey. School superintendent Caroline Winchester announced that the school has received a recycling initiative grant for over $20,000, and that, providing an instructor can be secured, the school will offer an English-as-a-Second-Language program this summer to interested children.
            Among the evening’s high five awards, special recognition was given to students Greta Welch and Alison Gardner, whose National History Day project on Cesar Chavez has qualified for nationals after taking second place at state. The girls will be one of only two Nebraska teams at the national competition in Washington, D.C. on June 10th-14th.
            And don’t miss the school’s first annual school and community picnic taking place this Friday, May 18th. Dr. Winchester said the event will be a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of the past school year together. “We want everybody to join us,” she said. “The high school has been doing it for a number of years. And so we’re expanding to all the buildings and inviting the community. So, we just would encourage everyone to come…parents, grandparents, come on your lunch hour. We hope to make this a tradition. So, come and be part of the first school community picnic.”
The picnic will begin at 11:30 a.m. west of the High School building, and will include hamburgers and hotdogs in exchange for a freewill donation, as well as an opportunity to view sunspots through one of the after school program’s telescopes. Dr. Winchester said the event will continue until the food runs out.
(Questions? Comments? E-mail roxie@chadrad.com.)
(Copyright 2012 KCSR/Chadrad Communications, Inc. May not be reproduced in any form without permission.)


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