Chadron Intermediate School450 Norfolk Avenue
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
Daily School Schedule
7:50AM - 3:05PM
7:50AM - 1:15PM
- Nebraska was once called "The Great American Desert".
- In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings invented the powered soft drink Kool-Aid.
- J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska City in 1872.
- The state nickname used to be the "Tree Planter's State", but was changed in 1945 to the "Cornhusker State".
- State insect is the honeybee.
- State motto: Equality before the law.
- The goldenrod was declared the state flower on April 4, 1895.
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 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.
DIBELS Results 3rd Grade2012-2013Beginning of the YearMiddle of the YearEnd of the YearOral Reading Fluency63%68.1%
DIBELS Results 4th Grade
2012-2013Beginning of the YearMiddle of the YearEnd of the YearOral Reading Fluency51%60.9%
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.
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 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:
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!
Skyping with the Shark GirlOn 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 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.