Chadron Middle School551 East 6th Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
Daily School Schedule
8:00AM - 3:18PM
8:00AM - 1:30PM
Mr. Nick Dressel
August 10th, 2015
August 11th - 6th Grade Back to School Meeting - 5:30 PM CMS GYM
August 12th - 7th/8th Back to School Meeting - 5:30 PM CMS GYM
August 13th - 5th Grade Orientation - 5:30 CMS GYM
August 19th - 1st Day of School - 1:30 Dismissal All Week
August 25th - CMS Open House - 6:00-7:00 PM
**Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies with them to the back to school meetings. Students will be let into the building after the meeting so that they can put their supplies into their lockers**
Chadron Middle School was well represented at the National History Day competition in Washington D.C. last week. Ten students submitted five projects for judging at the national competition and several students left D.C. with more than good memories.
CMS Summer Science Camp
Middle School Summer science Camp will begin on Monday June 1st at 8:00 am and dismiss at 12:00 pm. ALL students who returned a registration form and paid have been enrolled. Calls were made to inform all the participants. More information will be sent home on Monday. If you have questions please call Kaci Swinney at 308- 430-3701
The Chadron State Women's Choir and the Chadron State Community Chorus hosted a benefit concert on April 26th to support the Chadron Middle School Instrumental Music Program. Thanks to the the incredible generosity of our amazing community, $579 was raised to help purchase instruments for students. Several instruments were also donated to the program.
This year marked the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. On Thursday, April 30th, the Chadron Middle School Choir celebrated with a musical tribute to the men and women who fought and died in that war. Usually, the 7th and 8th grade choir perform separately from the 6th graders, but last night all three grades performed together. The performance included severn songs and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. Nice job middle schoolers!
Below is a list of the end of the year events and activities at CMS. Please note that the last day of school for 7th and 8th grade is May 14th and May 15th for 5th and 6th graders.
May 1st - May 8th - MAPS Make Ups
May 2nd - Track @ Scottsbluff
May 5th - 5th Grade Conservation Day @ Assumption Arena
May 5th - 6-12 Band Concert - 7PM CHS Auditorium
May 7th - 7th Grade field trip to Wind Cave
May 8th - 8th Grade Legacy Project Presentation/FFA @ CHS - All Day
May 9th - Track @ Sidney
May 12th - Student Showcase @ 6PM CHS Auditorium
After many months of research, scheduling, and meetings Chadron Middle School is proud to announce the new block schedule that will go into effect at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. The schedule features four (4) 84-minute blocks, a 5-minute advisory time during 1st block, a 40-minute lunch, 40-minute music classes, and extended passing times between blocks. Students will have an 8-minute break in between 1st and 2nd block, during which a grab and go breakfast will be available that they can take to class.
Chadron Middle School will represent well at the State National History Day competition this year as 14 students and 7 projects placed at the regional competition today. Congratulations to the state finalists and to all of the students that participated!
List of State NHD Finalists:
Junior Division (CMS Students):
1st Place Group Exhibit: Cuban Missal Crisis - Mande W. and Bailey R.
2nd Place Group Exhibit: Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Lauren C. and Grace S.
1st Place Documentary: Civil Rights/Jackie Robinson - Keelynd C. and Shawn G.
Shelby, Claire, and Abby practice their original play, based on Nellie Bly's and Elizabeth Bisland's race around the world, in front of their social studies class.
National History Day Regionals take place tomorrow, February 27th, at Chadron State College. Chadron Middle School has 23 students participating!
I will be hosting two informational parent meetings to discuss the middle school's proposal to move to an A/B block schedule for the 2015-16 academic year. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the rationale behind exploring an A/B block schedule, the steps that have been take up to this point, explain how an A/B block schedule works, discuss the pros and cons, and answer any questions that parents may have about it.
From Left: Erin. Wren, Kennady, Dylan
On Wednesday, January 21st, Chadron Middle School hosted it's annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Dylan Gielser was the 5th grade champion and overall champion. The 6th grade champion was Kennady Stack, 7th grade champion was Wren Chamberlain, and the 8th grade champion was Erin Kadlecek.
Congratulations to these students on this outstanding accomplishment!