Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2nd Quarter Perfect Attendance!

3rd Grade Perfect Attendance
Front Row:  Zaylee King, Thaivunh Sayaloune, Kadence Fisher, Trinity Scherbarth, Jason Hy
Back Row:  Addison Fritzler, Allison Fritzler, Raelynn Dolatta, Brynn Buskirk, Brynnar Bach, Max Brodrick, Carlin Canaday, and Braylon Branson

4th Grade Perfect Attendance
Front Row:  Maxxton Stewart, E.J. Hudson, Marcus Dunbar, Carson Long, Mason Frye, Shawn Tebbs,  Zaylei-Jo Bates, Audrey Dailey, Allison Taylor, Sophie Watson, Lillie Uhing, Madison Landreth
Back Row:  Leanna Shumpert, Brandon Rising, Tyson Pourier, Matthew Lien, Gage Palser, Macy Bach, Josie Patras, Kylie Mattmiller, Tatiana Abdelgabar, and Taylor Olson

Friday, December 21, 2018

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!


Lea Griese
Marketing Coordinator
Chadron Community Hospital
& Health Service

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Health Concerns

Health Concerns with Scabies

Chadron Public Schools has been notified that two individuals have been diagnosed and treated for Scabies, which is a human itch mite similar to lice.  The microscopic mite attacks the skin causing itching and pimple-like rash.  A fact sheet on Scabies is linked above.  Chadron Public schools has consulted with Panhandle Public Health District.  The recommendations is to do standard daily cleaning procedures by vacuuming and disinfectant in the classroom.

Scabies can be spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with someone who has scabies.  They symptoms can take 4-8 weeks after being infested.  Persons usually can return to childcare, school, or work the day after treatment.  The mite needs a human host to survive.  It cannot live on surfaces or in garments for longer than 2-3 days.  Scabies occurs worldwide and affects all races and social classes.  Scabies can spread rapidly under crowded conditions but requires close body contact or sharing of clothing.  For more information about Scabies you can also visit

Parents should watch for signs and symptoms to be treated right away if Scabies is suspected.  Contact your provider if you have signs and symptoms.  Scabies should be treated with topical creams that can kill the mites.  Wash all clothing and bedding similar to treating for lice.  Items that cannot be washed can be placed in a closed plastic bag for several days. 

Encourage your child to wash their hands throughout the day to prevent scabies and many other illnesses..  It is the best way to prevent the spread of disease.

If you have further questions, please contact Panhandle Public Health District by phone 308-262-2217 or toll free 855-227-2217, by e-mail or by contacting your physician.