Chadron Middle School

551 East 6th Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
(308) 432-0708
(308) 432-0720

Daily School Schedule

Regular Dismissal

8:00AM - 3:18PM

1:30 Dismissal

8:00AM - 1:30PM

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Mr. Nick Dressel
Middle School Principal

CMS Students Qualify for History Bee 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 Testing Schedule

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.  

CMS Students Shine at Local and Regional Academic Competitions

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.   

The Great Kindness Challenge Week Schedule

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)

Chadron Middle School takes the Great Kindness Challenge

Chadron Middle School encourages community members and businesses to come together and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge, February 12-19th, 2016. The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative, reaching millions of students every year.  

CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Just a reminder that CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences are next Thursday, February 11th from 2 PM 8:00 PM in the CMS Gym. CMS, and only CMS, will have a 1:30 dismissal on that day.

CMS Noon Dismissal Schedule for January 22nd

  • January 22nd Schedule (12:00 Dismissal)
    • Block 1: 8:00-8:50 (50 min)
    • Breakfast: 8:50-8:58 (8 min)
    • Block 2: 8:58-9:48 (50 min)
    • Block 3: 9:53-10:43 (50 min)
    • 5th/6th Lunch - 10:43-11:13 (30 min)
    • 7th/8th Block 4: 10:46 - 11:36 (50 min.)
    • 5th/6th Block 4: 11:13 - 12:00 (47 min)
    • 7th/8th Lunch : 11:36-12:00 (24 min)

CMS History Bee

The Chadron Middle School History Bee took place on January 13 in the Chadron Middle School library.  19 students qualified for the event by having the highest pre-test scores in the school.  Students were asked a series of history questions and the 10 students who answered the most questions correctly advanced to the testing round.

Caring For Sharing Food Drive Results

Chadron Middle School completed it's annual Caring for Sharing Food Drive on Friday, December 11th.  We had another successful campaign, brining in nearly 2,300 non-perishable food items.  All items were donated to the Northwest Community Action Partnership food pantry.

5th Grade Band Parent Meeting

Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home with 5th grade students tomorrow (12/15/15).

CMS 6th Grade Student Takes 1st Place on NRD Poster Contest

Riley with his winning poster **UNWNRD ANNOUNCES Local POSTER CONTEST WINNERS** 
December 4, 2015 News ReleaseFor More Information Please Contact: Sheri Daniels, 308.432.6190 E-mail [email protected]

Dates to remember as we approach the end of the quarter

The second mid-quarter ended last Friday, November 20th, 2015.  Listed below are a few important dates for parents to keep in mind as we near the end of the semester.

Vocal Music Concert a Huge Success

182 CMS students pack the risers at the CPS vocal concert on Oct. 29thChadron Public Schools held it's first 5th -12th grade vocal music concert of the season on October 29th.  All of the students and teachers did an amazing job!  The crowd was treated to an hour of song that spanned five decades of popular music.

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days

Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with dress up days all week.  The dress up schedule is:

Monday - P.J. Day - "Put Drugs to Bed!"
Tuesday - Blast from the Past - "Make Drugs History!"
Wednesday - Sports Team Day - "Team Up Against Drugs!"
Thursday -  - Crazy Day - "Don't Let Drugs Drive You Crazy!"
Friday - Cardinal Spirit Day - "Get 'Red' of Drugs!"

Scholastics Teams Perform Well at First Meet in Kimball

On October 16th, the 7th and 8th grade Scholastics Teams travelled to Kimball for the first meet of the year.  The 8th grade team took 6th place and the 7th grade team took 2nd.  Congratulations to both teams on a strong performance.

The Kimball meet is always early in the school year.  The remaining meets will take place during the 2nd semester.


Chadron Middle School will complete fall MAPS testing on October 12th-22nd.  We will try a new test schedule this year to take advantage of the block schedule.  Each class will use two blocks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon to complete two tests in one day.  Students in each class will be finished testing in two days, which is much fast than we've been able to do in the past.  Please find the testing schedule below and if you have any questions, please let Mr. Dressel know

7th Grade Health Screening

7th grade students will have health screenings on October 16th.  The screening includes: height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, vision, dental, and hearing.  The health screenings are required by the state.  Please see the letter below from the school nurses for more information.  If you have any questions please contact the middle school at 432-0708.

Thank you.

5th and 6th Grade Choir Perform at Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 3rd, a blustery and chilly fall day, students in Mrs. Mahr's 5th and 6th grade choir class performed three songs at the Chadron Fall Festival.  The students did an excellent job! Thank you to all of the parents for brining your student(s) to the performance.  We hope that the kids had a great time.

The 5th-12 grade vocal music concert will take place on October 29th at 7 PM in the High School Auditorium.  We are looking forward to some great performances!