Thank you to all of the families that attend the CMS Open House on 8/23. We had a great turnout and we hope that everyone had awesome conversations with their student's teachers. If you have any questions about classes, expectations, homework, or school in general, please don't hesitate to contact us.
CMS would like to thank the United Way, Chadrad, and everyone who helped gather school supplies for the 2016 'Stuff-The-Bus' campaign. Students will make great use of the backpacks and other school supplies that were donated.
Chadron Middle School will dismiss at 1:30 on August 17th - August 19th. Below are the bell schedules that correspond with the class schedules students received at the Back to School Meetings. All students will receive another schedule on the first day of school.
As Chadron Middle School's online presence grows and more information is communicated through digital means, there is a growing need to train parents on how to access and use new technology. To this end, Chadron Middle School will host a Parent Technology Training on August 23rd at 6:30 in the CMS library. The date coincides with our Back to School Open House. Topics will include:
Chadron Middle School was awarded a one-year, $10,000 ELO grant from the State of Nebraska. The grant will supplement the existing 21st Century After School Program grant at CMS. The grant award will be used to expand learning opportunities for High Ability Learners in the CMS After School Program as well as provide leadership opportunities for these students who participate in the after school program.
A special thank you to Lorna Eliason, Sarah Tayor, and all of our community partners for their work and involvement in the ELO grant.
Just a reminder that all 7th and 8th grade students must have a current physical on file at the beginning of the school year. Physicals are good for one calendar year. Physical forms can be picked up in the main office.
I hope everyone had a great summer break. Below are a few important dates and links to information for students and parents to be aware of. I've tried to schedule around CHS orientation dates and the Dawes County Fair, so I hope that everyone is able to attend.
Chadron Middle School students will have their artwork on display at the Dawes County Fair through next Thursday, August 4th. The students hope you will come out and look at their original creations!
2000 square feet of artificial turf and five new benches were installed at the Chadron Middle School playground on July 22nd. Volunteers from the CameCo Corporation in Crawford helped install the turf and assemble the new benches.
Congratulations to Tyler Kaus for winning the Native American History Award at the National History Day competition in Washington D.C. Tyler entered a documentary called, Thomas Savage: An Exchange at Jamestown. The Native American History prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project that documents and analyzes the Native American experience.
Once again, congratulations to Tyler and all of the students that competed at NHD in Washington D.C. this week.
2016 - End of School Year Dates
May 9th - Board of Education Meeting - 5:30 PM Central Office
May 10th - Band Concert @ 7 PM in CHS Auditorium
May 11th - 7th Wind Cave Trip - All Day
May 12th -
- 8th Graders at CHS for 9th Grade Orientation - 1:30-3:15
- 7th Band at Gordon-Rushville for HWY 20 Middle School Band Festival
- 4th Graders visit CMS - 2:00-3:00 PM
- 4th Grade Parent Meeting - 5:00 in CMS Gym
May 13th - Sidney Quiz Bowl
May 17th - Locker Check-in
Eight students from Chadron Middle School and two students from Chadron High School participated at the State National History Day competition on Saturday, April 16th. Each of these students qualified for state by placing 1st or 2nd at the regional competition that held at Chadron State College in February. Five of the ten students qualified for Nationals, which will be held in Washington DC in June. Congratulations to all of the students that competed and good luck to those who will compete at Nationals!
Congratulations to Jameson Margetts (7) and Cody Hall (6) for qualifying nationals at the History Bee Regional finals on March 28th. As far as anyone can remember, this is first time that CMS students have qualified for the National History Bee. Jamesion and Cody will compete in Chicago on June 10th-12th. CMS wishes Cody and Jameson the best of luck at the finals. Great job, gentlemen!
Chadron Middle School will NeSA test students in grades 5-8 on March 30th-April 14th. MAPS testing will follow in grades 5-8 on April 18th-April 28th. We have divided the testing schedule among the four grade levels in a way that will allow students with plenty of time to complete each test. We've also tried to spread out the testing dates in a way that is efficient, yet functional for our students and teachers.
Chadron Middle School students performed exceptionally well at local and district academic competitions over the past two months. Eighteen CMS students have earned the honor of participating in various regional and state competitions that will take place in March and April. In addition, two students earned recognition at the state and national level for their exceptional writing.
Great Kindness Challenge WeekSchedule of Events
Friday, February 11th:Kick-off Assembly (12:30 CHS Auditorium)Spirit Days flyer sent home
Tuesday, February 16th:8:00am Morning Kindness Quote (student council member)Spirit Day: Crazy for Kindness (Dress Crazy, crazy socks, crazy hair,...)
Wednesday, February 17th:8:00am Morning Kindness Quote (student council member) Spirit Day: Twin day (Double up for kindness)