It’s safe to say the new Chadwick 4-H club—Green-N-A—is a growing program, as it approaches the close of its first year.
“The kids came up with the motto, ‘Think outside the bark,’” said Dawn Phillips Simon, club sponsor.
“We started in August and by the end we had 500 plants,” Simon said. “ We had to transfer them into different pots three different times.”
The club’s name Green-N-A—like DNA—reflects its specialized efforts in horticulture, utilizing the Chadwick School District’s sizable greenhouse, which the group shares with the high school FFA.
The club received a $1,200 grant to build planter boxes for the spring. Continue Reading
On April 12, 2014, at 9:00AM at the Chadwick community building, the Chadwick School Foundation will be hosting their 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk!
The cost to participate in the 5K is only $15 a person, and first prize is $100!
All proceeds will go to the foundation, which supports the school in various ways.
Our Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be scrimmaging in a Basketball Jamboree held at Sparta High School. It will be a chance to see your Cardinals before the official season kicks off the following week.
The Girls first official game is 11/25 @ Marionville, while the Boys take on Miller here at Chadwick on 11/26.
One of our preschool students, Mylea, recently co-authored and helped perform a song about the little town of Garrison, MO.
On October 23, 2013, Chadwick students who scored proficient or advanced on last year’s MAP or EOC tests, or who raised their score “substantially” from previous years, were rewarded with a field trip to Silver Dollar City.
This year, the MAP Committee decided to take the annual trip early in order to make the award seem more immediate and in order to get a better discount for student tickets.
Fifth grader Taylor Stephens said she liked going in the fall batter because she didn’t have to wait as long in the lines to ride rides. Her favorite part of the trip this year was getting stuck on the Fire in the Hole ride.
On October 22, school counselor Misty Wilkerson organized an ACT Prep Extravaganza for 13 Chadwick juniors and seniors slated to take the ACT at the school on Saturday. During the day, the students reviewed basic test-taking strategies and concepts that will be on the ACT exam. Students’ exam scores impact their ability to get into college and earn scholarships, and are also a factor on the school’s own report card from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
On Tuesday, October 15, the staff and students of Chadwick school welcomed Captain Magic Valentino Willis, the Captain of the Harlem Swish, to get students excited about Red Ribbon Week.
Willis used his comic basketball skills to teach the students about the importance of being drug-free and having fun.
During the assembly, Willis talked about the negative affects of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use. He made the assembly especially interesting by getting the students and staff members involved. A variety of students and teachers were selected to participate in activities involving teamwork, reaction skills, and most importantly, listening to the directions you are given.
Willis had a fun, yet effective way of getting his message across to the students. Freshman Shelby Weter said, “His message was that we shouldn’t do drugs, and also that it is important to listen to our teachers and parents.”
School counselor Mrs. Misty Wilkserson organized the assembly. She stated, “I want all the kids in our school to start thinking about being drug-free now and for the rest of their lives.”
Red Ribbon week starts off on October 28 and lasts through November 1.
Cross country is not an easy sport. Training starts in July to gear up for the season that starts nearly the same time as school. A typical practice consists of distance runs, speed work, drills, and running an average of at least 1 to 1 ½ miles.
This year the team started out with a new coach, Mrs. Jenny Gardner, who has run several marathons herself and has a background in track and field events.
This year’s team consists of just three runners: freshman Gavin Herd, junior Hailey Stevens, and senior Sydney Guardiola.
Coach Gardner says her most consistent runner would have to be Hailey, although they are all great and always keep working toward their goals. “I feel like they get better every day and they are very disciplined,” she said. “This makes them easy to coach and a joy to be around.”
Hailey said, “The hardest part about cross country, would have to be trying to keep yourself motivated. You have to keep pushing yourself.”
The team travels all over Missouri for races. They don’t typically draw much of a crowd, but anyone is encouraged to come out and watch these three athletes compete in a sport that they love.
On Friday, October 4, the PTO hosted their annual fall carnival with a Duck Dynasty theme. Many people came dressed as the famous bearded brothers or dressed in Duck Dynasty gear. The PTO awarded the best-dressed carnival-goers with a prize.
The event raised around $5500 after expenses.
Carnival contestants competed in three categories: preschool through fourth grade, fifth grade through eighth grade, and ninth grade through twelfth grade. The winners were preschoolers Mylea Bertoldie and Creek Guerin, sixth graders Lauren Gilbert and Jacob Salee, and ninth graders Kayla Loveland and Corbin Michael.
The candidates for carnival included:
||Mylea Bertoldie & Creek Guerin
||Layla Smith & Trayven Hill
||Annie Burkhart and Gage Cover
||Lexi Loveland & Bradley Willes
||Cora Micheal & Clayton Rains
||Jessica Sanchez & Ethan Williams
||Mariah Aldrich & Calvin Rains
||Lauren Gilbert & Jacob Salee
||Destniny Nelson & Dalton Ervin
||Mikaya Little & T.J. Sanchez
||Kayle Loveland & Corbin Michael
||Bridget Maggard & Forest Osborn
||Abby Maggard & Janson Billingsly
||Riley Massey & Sydney Guardiola
Note: Some candidates could not be included in the gallery because they have not yet turned in the school media release form.