On November 24, the Chadwick boys basketball team opened their season at home against the Billings Wildcats.

Lone freshman Evan Smith led the Cardinals in scoring with eleven points, followed by seniors Jaryd Collins and John Hicks with ten points each. But the pressure from the Wildcats was ultimately too much, resulting in a 81-47 loss.

Coach Melissa Dhondt looked at the game as a chance to re-calibrate. She said, “We don’t have a very deep bench or much live experience, so tonight was about seeing what things are going to be like for us.”

“We learned that we don’t deal very well handling pressure, that we don’t read each other very well, and we’re a little timid,” Coach Dhondt said. But she noted that a lot of their strengths were showcased as well. “Our fundamentals are looking better and our guys are communicating more on defense and when we run our plays, they work really well.”


On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the Chadwick Quiz Bowl Team finished second overall in the Mark Twain Conference Tournament with a record of 3-1.

The tournament was a complete round robin of participating conference schools, and Chadwick’s only loss in came at the hands of School of the Ozarks, who took top honors, finishing the tournament undefeated. SofO’s senior Coby Mitchell led the tournament in scoring overall, totalling 430 points.

Sophmores Evan Davis and Tyler Gardner led the Cardinals in scoring, racking up 180 and 140 points respectively. Junior Shyanne Sena added 50 more points; sophomore TJ Sanchez contributed 40 points; and sophomore Luke Walker and freshman Destiny Nelson each added 10 points.

Sophomores Kyrsten Armato, Cameron Kutchko, and Tori Garrison contributed to scoring in the bonus rounds.

Quiz bowl coach Tyler Walker said, “We’re a young team, mostly sophomores, and everybody was brand new to quiz bowl, so I thought we did very well. The kids were surprised, I think, at how well they did, but I knew they would do great.”

Team Captain Kyrsten Armato said she is ready for next year and says the key will be “more practice.”

Mr. Walker added, “If the core of this group stays interested and applies themselves, they’ll be quite a force by the time they are seniors.”

Junior Gavin Herd and freshman Evan Smith represented Chadwick School at the State Championship race for cross country on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Out of the top 166 runners in their class statewide Gavin finished 36th overall at 18 minutes and 18 seconds to knock thirty seconds off his time at State last year. Evan Smith finished 52nd in his State debut with a time of 18:44.

Coach Jenny Gardner said, “These boys did not leave anything behind this weekend. I can see these boys working even harder over this next year till next cross country season to continue moving up in the state ranks!”


Chadwick high-schoolers Trenton Massey and Corbin Michael put on their safety goggles and adjust the log to just the right position. After about 10 minutes and four cuts, they have a piece of wood ready to create from, but more than that, they have a skill that most teenagers don’t have the opportunity to learn.

“I think it’s a cool skill to learn,” said Michael, a junior. “It teaches responsibility and it gives us another skill for life when we go out in the real world.”

Massey, who said he loves being in the outdoors, said he thinks knowing how to work a sawmill will be a lifelong skill.

“I think it’s something that you need to know,” the sophomore said. “I like working outside more than inside. I like hands-on projects.”

Michael said he wants to work with cars when he graduates high school. However, he also plans to have a farm.

“It’s good to know the skills we learn in ag class,” he said.

The Chadwick School District purchased the sawmill last fall, thanks to a matching grant that paid for half of the $10,000 piece of machinery.

Chadwick Agriculture Education Advisor Patrick Holt said eventually the sawmill will pay for itself. And while it’s rare for a school district to have its own sawmill, Holt said it just makes sense for Chadwick.

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The district meet for cross country was held Saturday, October 31 at Southwest Washburn.

Freshmen Evan Smith placed 7th and junior Gavin Herd placed 8th. They will advance to the state championship meet scheduled for Saturday, November 7 at the Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City.

Senior John Hicks set a new PR for the season and narrowly missed qualifying for state, placing 23rd overall.

Coach Jenny Gardner was very pleased with the performance by all her runners. “The boys ran a strong race given the rainy and muddy conditions,” she said. ” They left nothing behind.”


The sophomores are selling RADA cutlery, and the juniors are selling Tupperware.

Ask a student from either class to see a catalog. Also, you can browse the Tupperware catalog online here.

Sophomores stop selling November 1, and juniors will end their fundraiser on November 20.

Both groups anticipate having their orders back in plenty of time to give items as Christmas gifts.