Seniors - Please check your email to vote for Prom queen and king candidates.

Note from Mrs. Shy - If you have any type of paperwork to return to Mrs. Shy, Jr/Sr High Counselor, please do so as soon as possible.

3rd Quarter Honor Roll Reward for Jr/Sr High Students (Wednesday, March 29)
The 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Reward for students who made 3rd Quarter Honor Roll (but not 1st or 2nd Quarter) will be on Wednesday, March 29, at Chaffee Drive-In (weather permitting). Students will leave 7th hour and return to school at the end of the day.

Chaffee Parks and Recreation Department Applications (Deadline Friday, March 31)
The Chaffee Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for cashiers and lifeguards for the swimming pool. Lifeguards must be 15 at the time of application. You can pick up an application at City Hall or from Mrs. Mayberry. Applications are due by Friday, March 31. See Mrs. Swinford if you have questions about lifeguard certification.

Chaffee Parks and Recreation Department Maintenance Person Application (Deadline Friday, March 31)
The Chaffee Park board is accepting applications for a part-time city parks maintenance person. You must have a valid driver's license. You will work from May-August. Duties include but not limited to: mowing, weed-eating, cleaning, trash pick-up, painting. Applications can be picked up at City Hall. Applications are due by Friday, March 31. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Swinford.

Honor Roll Party for 1st/2nd/3rd Quarters (Thursday, April 6)
The Honor Roll Party for 1st/2nd/3rd quarters (students who made Honor Roll for all 3 quarters) will take place on Thursday, April 6, at West Park Lanes from approximately 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Bowling, pizza, and drinks will be provided.  Students should check the list in the hallway.

No School – Spring Break (April 7–April 10)
There will be no school for Spring Break from Friday, April 7 through Monday, April 10.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 11.

CHS Honors Banquet (Wednesday, April 12)
The CHS Honors Banquet will be on Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 pm in the Chaffee High School Activity Center. Invitations were mailed to all Honor Students and Academic Letter Recipients. Two complimentary tickets were included with the invitation to be used by parents, guardians, relatives, or guests. Additional tickets can be purchased for $10.00 at the high school office no later than Friday, April 7. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

ACT April Exam (Saturday, April 15)
The next national test date for the ACT is Saturday, April 15. Students MUST register by Friday, March 10, to be eligible for the April exam. Registration can be done on the ACT website. Please use the school code 260565 for so your score can be added to your transcript.

Senior Prom Invitations -- Seniors Prom invitations have been placed in your mailbox.
Junior Prom Invitations-- Mrs. Werdy has your prom invitations and will be passing those out in class this week.
Prom Tickets -- Prom Tickets are on sale now! $40.00 per person. Please see Mrs. Swinford to purchase.

Prom (Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 pm)
Prom has been scheduled for Saturday, April 15, in the High School gym at 7:00 pm.

Cardinal / Chaffee Busch Stadium Tickets are on Sale Now! (Game Dates: Sunday, April 16 and Sunday, April 30)
Get your Cardinal / Chaffee Busch Stadium tickets now! The tickets are only $40 (with a $58 face value), and the tickets get you admission into two games:
Sunday, April 16 – Cardinals vs Pirates at 1:15 pm
Sunday, April 30 – Chaffee vs Cape Central at 4:15 pm
You can buy your tickets from any High School baseball player, coach, or 8th grader that is selling tickets.

2023 Seniors “Through the Years” Photos (Deadline May 1, 2023)
The 2023 seniors can begin submitting their “Through the Years” photos to Mr. Dirnberger. The pictures should consist of baby pictures through the student’s senior year of school; including team, clubs/organizations activities, outings, etc. The pictures can be emailed digitally or in person. Deadline to submit pictures is Monday, May 1, 2023. Please get the pictures to Mr. Dirnberger as soon as possible. (email address: [email protected])

Meals -- When students are getting meals, please make sure you get a reimbursable tray which consists of:
Entrée (meat), Vegetable or Fruit (both items are not required), Milk (only required for breakfast)
Al A Carte items can be combined (if it meets the above requirements), i.e., pizza or cheeseburger or chicken sandwich/nuggets with fruit or vegetable.

Jr/Sr High School Parents/Guardians – If you don’t have access to our Parent Portal or you are not receiving the Jr/Sr High School daily announcements, please send your email address to Laura Schilling, High School Administrative Assistant ([email protected]). 


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Please visit the Athletics Homepage for all Athletic Events and Announcements.

Please visit the Jr/Sr High School Counselor's Office Homepage for announcements regarding  guidance services, testing information, and scholarships.

SENIORS -- Please make sure you are regularly checking your student email.

College/Military Visits
Juniors and Seniors are eligible to attend college/military visits and must sign up in advance to attend no later than 3:30 the day before each visit. The signup sheets are hanging outside Mrs. Shy's office. All visits will be during Advisory.

Mrs. Shy, High School Counselor, shares scholarship information with the seniors through their school email and encourages all seniors to check their school email frequently.

Briggs Scholarship Application (Due to Mrs. Shy by Friday, April 14, at 3:00 pm)
     The Briggs Scholarship application is now available. Mrs. Shy will email all Seniors a copy of the Briggs Scholarship application, and the application is available for past graduates on the High School website (  -- Go to For Students – Counselor’s Office tab - Scroll down to Scholarship Information and Deadlines).  
     Every Chaffee High School graduating Senior and Chaffee High School graduate under the age of 28 years attending undergraduate college, junior college, vocational school, or technical school is eligible. Graduate students are not eligible.
     REMINDER: Briggs Scholarship recipients must renew EVERY semester and apply EVERY YEAR in order to continue receiving the scholarship.
     The following items MUST be returned to the Counselor’s Office at Chaffee High School, 517 West Yoakum Avenue, Chaffee, MO 63740 in a sealed envelope no later than Friday, April 14, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.
(1) Completed Briggs Scholarship Application (3 pages)
(2) Typed essay (see page 2 for instructions)
(3) Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA
(4) PREVIOUS GRADUATES – You must also include with your application a self- addressed envelope with current postage prepaid. This envelope will be used to advise you of any amounts awarded.
    Please email Mrs. Shy at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Briggs Scholarship Application PDF

Local Scholarship Application (Due to Mrs. Shy by Friday, April 14, at 3:00 pm)
** The Local Scholarship application will be added here on Monday, March 27.

Please check out this link to catch up on the exciting things going on in Chaffee High School!

The Devil's Tale Newspaper

School Websites
Chaffee School District has a newly redesigned school website with a main website for district-wide information and separate but linked/integrated sites for our Elementary and Jr/Sr High School information.
District website:
Elementary website:
Jr./Sr. High School website:

Facebook Page
Like the Chaffee Elementary School Facebook page for important announcement information and updates.

School Closings
Should it be necessary to dismiss school for inclement weather or other perils, the announcement will be carried over the local radio stations, KFVS12 television & also through the school outreach message, our school mobile app, the school website, and/or email messages.

District Academic School Calendar

2022-2023 Chaffee School District Calendar
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2022-2023 Chaffee School District Calendar


Congratulations to Mrs. Shy, Chaffee Jr/Sr High School Counselor, who was recognized as the Multi-Level Counselor of the Year by the Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association!  Congrats Mrs. Shy!

Mrs Shy recognized as Multi-Level Counselor of the Year

Congratulations to Ayne' Held for being selected to the Girls’ Scott-Mississippi All Conference Basketball Team and to Levi McKinnie for being selected to the Boys’ Scott-Mississippi All Conference Basketball Team and to Blake Yarbro for Honorable Mention All Conference! Also, congratulations to Coach Schonhoff for being named as the Girls’ Scott-Mississippi Conference Coach of the Year! Congratulations to all!!

Congratulations to Andrew and Eli Nix! Andrew and Eli received First Place in the Senior Group Exhibit at History Day for District 9 at Southeast Missouri State University on March 3, 2023, for their exhibit “Little River Drainage Project: Swamp to Soil”. They qualified for State Competition in Columbia on April 22.  Also, attending History Day was CHS History Teacher, Andrew Cannon.
Pictured Below: Andrew Nix, Eli Nix, and History teacher Andrew Cannon.

The following students placed in the Top 5 at the State Beta Club Convention. All of the following students qualify for the Beta Club National Convention in Louisville, KY the week of June 18.
~ Rheagen Emmons placed 5th in 5th Grade Language Arts.
~ Rheagen Emmons placed 4th in Elementary Creative Writing.
~ Jordan Jones, Layton Musgrave, and Louis Rodgers placed 5th in Elementary Service Learning Showcase.
~ Devin Schario placed 2nd in 7th grade Language Arts.
~ Will Kluesner placed 2nd in Junior Performing Arts Solo Duo Trio Instrumentalists.
~ Andrew and Eli Nix placed 2nd in Senior Three Dimensional Design.
~ Gracelynn Stidham is the state champion in Senior Sculpture Division II.

On Saturday, March 4, select students from the Chaffee HS Band and HS Choir participated in the District Solo/Small Ensemble Festival in Jackson.
Congratulations to the following students on their performances which led to a Satisfactory (III) rating:
~ Rachael Russell - Clarinet Solo
~ Alisa Parsons - Vocal Solo
Congratulations to the following students for their performances that led to an Outstanding (II) rating:
~ Westley Carpenter - Vocal Solo
~ Colin Menz - Trumpet Solo
~ McKenzie Eichhorn, Allison Dumey, Westley Carpenter - Mixed Woodwind Trio
These students worked very hard to earn their accomplishments. Thank you all for your continued cooperation and support of the Arts at Chaffee High School.

Congratulations to CHS Student Council!
Chaffee Student Council “Dancing Devils” had 16 members take the plunge at the 2023 Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 25, 2023, to support the Special Olympics. They raised over $4,300 for Special Olympics and want to thank everyone that supported this event. CHS Student Council was awarded the 1st place Golden Plunger Award this year for their enthusiasm and commitment to this event. Also, Seger Ruiz was honored and awarded with the “John John Polar Plunge Spirit Award”. John John Atkinson started raising money and participating in the Polar Plunge when he was just 10 years old. He participated in the plunge year after year, but he passed away before his 9th year of participating in 2021. The Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge committee started giving away a Spirit Award (John John Polar Plunge Spirit Award) in his memory. The criteria for this award include: leadership / inclusion / compassion / enthusiasm / teamwork / respect / and positive attitude! John John’s family was there to present the award to Seger. Congratulations to Chaffee Student Council and to Seger Ruiz! You make our school proud! And, thank you to everyone who supported the Chaffee Student Council and the Polar Plunge!

Chaffee Student Council at Polar Plunge 2023

CHS Robotics Team 18292 The Dysfunctionals won the Inspire Award at the SEMO FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, February 18, and are headed to State competition in Rolla!! Congratulations to our CHS Robotics Team who competed on Saturday – Addison Stratton, Andrew Nix, Sierra Brown, Eli Nix, Sponsor Mitchell Dirnberger, Rayney Held, Zeke Wessel, Joe Pfefferkorn, and Ross Jenkins! Way to Go Robotics Team!! 

CHS Robotics Team 18292 The Dysfunctionals Inspire Award 2023

Congratulations to our CHS Mogul King and Queen – Stephen Jackson and Abi Rutherford and congratulations to our Mogul Prince and Princess – Peyton Long and Bailey Robertson!

Congratulations to our Lady Devils for their success in the classroom who ranked 2nd in Class 2 with a team average 3.86 GPA for Fall 2022 Academic All-State recognition. Also congratulations to each player that was individually recognized – Ayne’ Held, Rayney Held, Abigail Mayberry, Kylea Pennington, Hailey Rains, Emma Ramanayake, Malinah Robertson, Paige Stevens, Reese Van Pelt, Paige Wilhite. We are proud of our Lady Devil’s achievements!

Congratulations FBLA!
Congratulations to the following students who placed at the FBLA District Conference this past week and qualify for the State Conference in April:
Individual Events
Rayney Held - 1st Advertising
Rayney Held - 3rd Business Communications
Ayne Held - 2nd Business Communications
Maddy Pobst - 5th HR Management
Sierra Brown - 4th HR Management
Zeke Wessel - 4th Intro to Marketing
Holden Stanley - 5th Intro to IT
Ross Jenkins - 1st Securities and Investments
Team Events
Braden Wicker, Gavin Burden, Sierra Brown - 2nd Graphic Design
Tessa Graham, Tanner Morehead, Gavin Burden - 2nd Marketing

Congratulations Chaffee Weight Team!
The CHS Magnificent Seven weightlifting team competed against 10 other schools at the Scott City Weight Meet on February 9, 2023.
The JV "team" finished 7th and the Varsity squad also finished 7th place.
We had 1 lifter in the JV division, Logan Horton.  He placed 1st in 5 of his 6 events and 2nd in the other. He single handedly beat Charleston, Doniphan, Kelly, and Scott City as the only lifter against teams full of competitors.
The Varsity side had 6 lifters including the only female lifter in the entire meet, Madison Pobst.    Our team also included Zaven Leible, Shawn Hollingsworth, Carter Cossou, Carson Spies and Braden Wicker.
Individuals that placed in their events are listed below:
Logan Horton: 1st Place - Bench Press, Squat, Power Clean, Push Press. 2nd Place - Deadlift
Shawn Hollingsworth - 2nd Place - Power Clean, 4th Place - Deadlift, 5th Place - Squat
Zaven Leible - 3rd place - Bench Press, Deadlift
Braden Wicker - 2nd Place - Squat
Carson Spies - 6th Place - Squat

  Congratulations Art Students -- SEMO High School Show of Excellence!
Congratulations to Abigail Rutherford and Natalie Rinehart for placing in the 45th Annual SEMO High School Show of Excellence! This show displays 25-30 schools in the region with upwards of 400 submissions. Approximately 150 per show are accepted so this is a great success for them!
Below are links to their art pieces:
AR Bookworm - SEMO Show of Excellence.pdf
NR Phillip the Phlamingo - SEMO Show of Excellence.pdf

Congratulations JV Red Devils Basketball Team!
Congrats to the JV Red Devils basketball team for their 2nd place finish in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Basketball Tournament. Way to go Red Devils!

Our Chaffee Lady Devils basketball team picked up a big win and captured 3rd place in the Scott Mississippi Conference Tournament last night (1/26/23) with a 51-36 win over the Scott City Lady Rams. Great job Lady Devils!!

Congratulations to our 2023 Spirit Leaders:
Rayney Held and Ryder Chapman
Congratulations to our Spirit Week banner winners:
1st Place: 7th Grade
2nd Place: Juniors
3rd Place: Seniors

Congratulations to the 2023 Class Spirit Leaders!
7th grade: Cameron Phillips and Braylen Kight
8th grade: Dominic Polhamus and Cara Kelly
Freshmen: Gavin Perry and Kaylei Gonzaque
Sophomores: Logan Horton and Gracie Swinford
Juniors: Carson Spies and Ayne' Held
Seniors: Ryder Chapman and Rayney Held
Voting for the overall school spirit leaders will be at the game on Friday, January 13th.

Congratulations to the following Senior Personalities:
Most Athletic - Seger Ruiz & Rayney Held
Most Likely to Quietly Take Over the World - Ian Hemingway & Kitana Weaver
Most Likely to be Late for Graduation - Malaki Fitzgerald & Emma Ramanayake
Best Dressed - Ross Jenkins & Alyssa Dumey
Most Likely to Marry a Millionaire - Jake Swinford & Alyssa Dumey
Most Likely to Run Off with the Circus - Shawn Hollingsworth & Lilly Ainsworth
Best Smile - Gavin Burden & Rayney Held
Most Unforgettable - Ryder Chapman & Kitana Weaver
Class Clown - Ryder Chapman & Madi Martin
Most Creative - Gavin Burden & Abigail Rutherford
Most Dependable - Jake Swinford & Hailey Rains
Most School Spirit - Ryder Chapman & Kitana Weaver
Most Senioritis - Malaki Fitzgerald & Madi Martin
Most Likely to Win the Lottery and Lose the Ticket - Emma Ramanayake & Shawn Hollingsworth
Soul Sisters - Madi Martin & Paige Stevens
Best Bromance - Jake Swinford & Seger Ruiz

Congratulations to our CHS Cheerleaders who placed 7th at the Missouri State High School Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, December 10.  Also, congratulations to Gracelynn Stidham who received All State Jumps and Tumbling and to Larissa Hanback for receiving All State Jumps!  You can catch their State performance on our Chaffee Red Devil Athletics Facebook page.  Great job ladies and coaches! 

Congratulations to the following CHS Football players for receiving ALL STATE honors:
Levi McKinnie - 1st Team All State Punter
Carson Spies - 3rd Team All State Defensive Back
Congratulations Levi and Carson on your ALL STATE Honors!

Congratulations to the following CHS Football players for receiving All District Honors:
Levi McKinnie - Punter
Levi McKinnie - Kicker
Carson Spies - Defensive Back
Andrew Nix - Offensive Line
Carter Cossou - Linebacker
Congratulations Red Devils on your All District Football Honors!

Congratulations to the following CHS football players for All SEMO South Football Conference Honors:
Carson Spies - 1st Team D-Back
Levi McKinnie - 1st Team Kicker and Punter
Congratulations to our 2nd Team who include:
Andrew Nix - O-Line
Carson Spies - Athlete
Carter Cossou - Line Backer
Congratulations to our Honorable Mention who include:
Ross Jenkins - D-Line
Jayden Griffin - O-Line
Congratulations Red Devils on your All SEMO South Football Conference honors!

Congratulations to Junior Levi McKinnie on being selected to the Oran Invitational All-Tournament team at the Oran Invitational Basketball Tournament!

Congratulations to our Lady Devils Basketball team for claiming 5th place in the Lady Devil Invitational Tournament with a great performance! Also, congratulations to Ayné Held and Rayney Held for receiving 2nd Team All-Tournament Team honors! Congratulations Lady Devils!

Congratulations Westley Carpenter
Congratulations to Westley Carpenter for being selected as 1st Alternate Tenor to the Missouri All-State Choir! The Missouri All-State Choir performs annually at the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri at the Tan-Tar-A Resort. The All-State Choir is guest-conducted annually by internationally recognized choral conductors and showcases the best High School singers from all across the state of Missouri.

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the SEMMEA All-District Band and Junior High All-District Band:
Colin Menz - 5th Chair Trumpet
Keira Biggs - 7th Chair Clarinet
Hailey "Eli" Morgan - 3rd Chair Trombone
These students will perform in the All-District Band Concert on Saturday, November 19, Cape Central High School's Kinder Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Colin Menz has qualified for the All-State Band auditions in Columbia, MO on Saturday, December 3.
Congratulations Band members!

Congratulations to the Fall of 2022 Softball Postseason honors!
Congratulations Ladies!

All District 1st Team Infield - Ayne Held
All District 1st Team Pitcher - Reese Van Pelt
All District 2nd Team Outfielder - Hailey Rains
All District 2nd Team Infielder - Paige Stevens
All Conference 1st Team - Reese Van Pelt
All Conference 2nd Team - Ayne Held

Class 2 All Region Softball selections:
1st Team Reese Van Pelt
2nd Team Ayne Held

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Girls who placed 1st in the Scott Mississippi Conference Tournament on Tuesday, October 18. These 8th Grade Lady Devils had an undefeated season last year and again this year! Way to bring home the championship two years in a row!!
Also, a big Congratulations to our 7th grade Girls Basketball Team who placed 2nd in the Scott Mississippi Conference Tournament on Tuesday, October 18. They lost to Charleston by only one point with a score of 27-26. Great job 7th Grade Lady Devils!
Way to go both teams!  We are proud of you!

7th Grade 2nd Place Scott Miss Conference Tournament image8th Grade 1st Place Scott Miss Conference Tournament image

Congratulations to Mr. John Cundiff, Chaffee Jr/Sr High School Principal, who was recently recognized as the 2022 Sending School Principal of the Year at the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP)/ Missouri Council of Career & Technical Administrators (MCCTA) Conference.
Mr. Travis Wilson, Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (CTC) Assistant Director, shared, "I have worked with Mr. Cundiff for the past 2 years. In that time, I have witnessed his continuous efforts for the students of Chaffee High School (CHS). It’s abundantly clear that Mr. Cundiff has a desire to see that his students are prepared for success beyond CHS. This year I have been able to work even more closely with him as he continues to champion career and technical education (CTE) in his school community. Specifically, Mr. Cundiff has supported efforts to enroll students in our MO Options program. This opportunity provides hope for students to obtain a high school diploma and gain job ready skills for the next chapter of their life! Please join us in celebrating Principal Cundiff on earning this recognition and award! We're so grateful to work with such dedicated educators like him as it means all the difference to the students we serve.”

Congratulations Mr. Cundiff!  Chaffee School District is proud of you!

Mr. Cundiff receiving 2022 Sending School Principal of the Year  2022

A BIG Congratulations to our HIGH SCHOOL Cheerleaders for getting 2nd place in the 1A Small Division at Regionals and qualifying for State Competition in December! Awesome job! All of your hard work and dedication paid off!  
And, another BIG Congratulations to our JUNIOR HIGH Cheerleaders for getting 2nd place in the Junior High Small Division at Regionals! Way to go JH Cheerleaders! All of your hard work paid off! We are proud of you!

Congratulations HS Cheerleaders 2nd at Regionals 2022 imageCongratulations JH Cheerleaders 2nd at Regionals 2022 imageCongratulations HS and JH Cheerleaders 2nd at Regionals 2022 image

Congratulations Kitana Weaver and Ryder Chapman!
Congratulations to our 2022 Homecoming Queen Miss Kitana Weaver and her escort Ryder Chapman!

Congratulations to Kitana Weaver, Homecoming Queen, and Ryder Chapman, Escort

Congratulations Carson Spies
Congratulations to Carson Spies – Mr. CHS 2022!

Congratulations Carson Spies Mr. CHS 2022 

Congratulations to Mr. Cundiff, Chaffee Jr/Sr High School Principal, for being selected as the 2022-2023 MCCTA Southeast Regional Sending School Administrator of the Year!

John Cundiff Principal Award Image

Congratulations Reese Van Pelt!
Reese hit 3 home runs in one game (September 26, 2022) which is 4th in the MSHSAA record book! Way to Go Reese!

Congratulations All-District Choir!
Congratulations to Westley Sontag for being selected for the 11/12 Grade All-District Choir, and Corinne Jackson for being selected for the 9/10 Grade All-District Choir. Also, Congratulations to our 5 Junior High students who were selected for the 7/8 Grade All-District Choir -- Jackson Allen, Keira Biggs, Kitty Butcher, Alek Jaco, and Devin Schario. All of these students will perform at the All-District Choir Concert on Saturday, November 12, at Cape Central High School. The concert is at 4:00 p.m. Please support our wonderful and talented CHS Choir students!