Chamberlain hosted the 15th annual River City Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. Around 1,000 musicians from a 200-mile radius dazzled audience members as they marched down Main Street and performed field shows at Don Giese Field. Pictured above is the hometown host, the Chamberlain High School Scarlet Pride.
Donna Hieb shuffles around slices of pie while helping serve dinner at the United Church of Christ Harvest Festival on Wednesday, October 8.
Chamberlain student performance on the ACT test showed increased scores from last year. According to the South Dakota Department of Education, Chamberlain High School’s 2014 average composite score for the ACT was 21.5, the highest score CHS has seen in a decade. “We’ve done a lot to try to diversify what we offer students to help them succeed,” said Superintendent Deb Johnson. “We’ve added more online courses, dual-credit courses, and have a program called ICU that notifies parents when their child is missing an assignment.”
Both cross country teams competed at the Central Conference Meet on Oct. 8. The girls pulled out very impressive performances while claiming individual medals as well. Ella Byers would take first with a time of 14:46 just ahead of Anna Byers who finished with a time of 14:52, which put her in second place.
Homecoming and all those Chamberlain Elementary School students wearing red CUB shirts, how did that happen? When over 550 students and staff members are wearing the same T-shirt, there has to be a “Story Behind the Shirts.” The story started about a year ago at the CES Team Leader meeting where staff members were discussing “promoting a positive environment in the school.” While it was great for all to have a new shirt, the hope was that it meant more than that to staff and especially to students.
The Lady Cubs took on Crow Creek on Oct. 6 at home. The girls were relentless in their attacks as they defeated the Lady Chieftains in straight sets 25-9, 25-14, 25-7. Willow Kott produced a huge game with six aces and five kills. The ladies would take on Kimball/White Lake the following night with the results falling in the Kiotes favor. Madi Harmon, Hallie Hallock and Bridgitte Byrd combined for 12 kills but the Lady Cubs would fall in straight sets 25-13, 25-16, 25-18.