Chadron Intermediate School

450 Norfolk Avenue
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
(308) 432-0717
(308) 432-0715

Daily School Schedule

Regular Dismissal

7:50AM - 3:05PM

1:30 Dismissal

7:50AM - 1:15PM

Nebraska Fun Facts

  1. Nebraska was once called "The Great American Desert".
  2. In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings invented the powered soft drink Kool-Aid.
  3. J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska City in 1872.
  4. The state nickname used to be the "Tree Planter's State", but was changed in 1945 to the "Cornhusker State".
  5. State insect is the honeybee.
  6. State motto: Equality before the law.
  7. The goldenrod was declared the state flower on April 4, 1895.

A New Face in the Crowd

Great teachers help create great students. In fact, research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement.  This semester we are please to have Miss Aileen Ramirez student teaching with us in the Physical Education Department.  Miss Ramirez is a native of Fresno California and is completing her K-12 Physical Education and Health degree at Chadron State College.

After several months

After several months of writing and editing, and currently in the process of external validation by nationally-recognized experts, the draft of the Nebraska Fine Arts Standards is now available for review by the general public.  The State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the draft throughJanuary 17, 2014.

Winter Benchmark Scores are in

DIBELS Results 3rd Grade2012-2013Beginning of the YearMiddle of the YearEnd of the YearOral Reading Fluency63%68.1%
Retell Score77%83.3%
Daze (Comprehension)53%84.5%
Composite Score68%73.2%

DIBELS Results 4th Grade
2012-2013Beginning of the YearMiddle of the YearEnd of the YearOral Reading Fluency51%60.9%
Retell Score74%68.1%
Daze (Comprehension)64%71%
Composite Score65%68.1%

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year from all of us at Chadron Intermediate School.  We will begin the second semester on January 7th at the regular time.  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Break and everyone comes back safe.  
We missed you!

Report Cards sent home

Report Cards were sent home with the students today.  Have a great Christmas!

Christmas Sing-Along!

Each year CIS has a Christmas Sing-along with the staff, students and parents.  This year, Mrs. Dickerson told the story of The Polar Express.  We would like to thank all the parents for sending gifts and goodies for the Christmas Parties we enjoyed.

Mrs. Grant was

Mrs. Grant was awarded a $225 Grant from the Chadron Public Schools Foundation via Rob Wahlstrom to go toward classroom incentives.
Congratulations Mrs. Grant!  
Thank you Chadron Public Schools Foundation

BLOMSTEDT NAMED NEBRASKA

BLOMSTEDT NAMED NEBRASKA EDUCATION COMMISSIONER
The Nebraska State Board of Education today named Matthew Blomstedt of Central City the new Nebraska Commissioner of Education.
Blomstedt was selected from a field of four finalists. Blomstedt currently is executive director of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln; a Master of Community and Regional Planning from UN-L; and, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UN-L.

FOUR FINALISTS NAMED

FOUR FINALISTS NAMED IN SEARCHFOR STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER
The Nebraska State Board of Education announced today the names of four finalists for the position of Commissioner of Education.
The finalists are:

Change in School

Change in School Calendar

  January 17th, 2014 has been changed to a full day.  January 24th, 2014 will be a 12:00 dismissal.  Lunch will be served early on January 24th.  Please mark your calendars.

Christmas Sing-Along

With the wind and the cold outside, we decided to stay in during the lunch recess and sing Christmas Songs.

Rudolph

All Aboard--Transportation!

Chadron PreSchoolLearning how to work together to build the number train puzzle!  We counted to 20!During letter "T" week we learned about the word "transportation."  We brainstormed ways we could get from one place to another. 

Wizard of Oz

Before Thanksgiving Break,  the Primary and Intermediate Schools enjoyed the one act play production of "Wizard of Oz" .  It was only a 30 minute production, but very well done.  Thank You Mrs. Paopao for the invitation.

Aaron Gaswick -- King of the Flying Monkeys

A TRIBUTE TO

A TRIBUTE TO GOOD MANNERS!What a wonderful job third graders did at the annual "Manners Tea Party" at Chadron Intermediate School.  Culminating a study of traditions and manners, students celebrated with a candlelit party using tea sets, and cloth napkins.  Desserts and tea sandwiches were served.  Parents were the servers and provided the food. This has been a tradition in 3rd grade for around fifteen years!  Toasts were made by the students and fun was had by all!

Thanksgiving Manners Tea

Thanksgiving Manners Tea Celebrated     On Friday, November 22, the 3rd grade classes culminated a unit on manners with a formal tea.

Tonight is Parent's Night Out

Friday Nov. 22  

Parents Night Out - 6:15 P.M. - 9:15 P.M.

Sponsored by TEAMMATES Mentoring Program 

Contact:  
Sherri Blome   [email protected]   308-432-8190 
or
Katy Kuhnel  [email protected]   303-877-6584.      

Who:  
3 years old (potty trained) to 4th grade    

Location:   Chadron Intermediate School     

Skyping with the Shark Girl

On Wednesday we got to have our first Skype experience this year.  The entire fourth grade joined together in our classroom to meet with Jillian (http://www.shark-girl.blogspot.com/) who is a marine biologist.  The students were so incredibly excited to get a chance to talk to her and were intent listeners through the whole thing.

Echoes of an

Echoes of an Era Paul Siebert, an author and musician, visited our school today. He told us the story of his grandpa's journey from Russia to Nebraska through the use of music. He talked about the Nebraska state flag. This was such a great experience for the fourth graders because they study the history of Nebraska throughout the year. A Hammer dulcimer, guitar, and banjo were some of the musical instruments Mr. Siebert played during the presentation.

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