Chadron Middle School551 East 6th Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
Daily School Schedule
8:00AM - 3:18PM
8:00AM - 1:30PM
Mr. Nick Dressel
To support the effort of the Chadron Public Schools' Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent, I thought I'd share this information. The Chadron School Board has been very active in educating the public as well as political leaders of the challenges in fairly funding schools across the state. The following is a summary of information sent to media outlets recently on behalf of our Superintendent with the support of our School Board.
September 2015 Submitted by Mr. Mack, Chadron High School Principal
Chadron Property Tax and School Funding Challenges
Last Friday, September 11th, marked the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania . To honor the men and women that died on that tragic day, 150 of Mrs. Mahr's choir students honored America by singing "The Star Spangled Banner" on the CMS Stage. Thank you, kids for doing such a good job!
On Friday, September 11th, 31 CMS 5th graders participated in the annual 5th Grade Fun Night. Students started the night with a scavenger hunt that is designed to help the 5th graders learn their way around the school. During the scavenger hunt, students work in teams of 3 and 4 to find things around the building.
Chadron Middle School will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 17th from 2:00-8:00 in the CMS Gym. CMS will have a 1:30 dismissal on that day to accommodate the conferences. Please note only the middle school has a 1:30 dismissal on that day. CMS, along with the rest of the district, will have a 1:30 dismissal on Friday, September 18th.
Highlights include: increased 5th grade reading scores for the second year in a row, 6th and 8th grade reading scores that exceed state averages, strong math scores, and science and writing scores that exceed state averages.
On August 25th, Chadron Middle School celebrated the official grand opening of its new playground with students, parents and friends. Students participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chadron Chamber of Commerce and then enjoyed hotdogs, chips, and drinks before taking their parents into the school to show them around and meet teachers.
Picture day for CMS will be next Tuesday, September 1st. Lifetouch will take pictures again this year of all students and staff. Picture information packets will be provided for students to pick up at the office. Orders can also be placed online. If ordering with a packet, students should bring their completed packet and money on picture day and give it to the photographer.
Well, the first three days of the 2015-16 school year are in the books and I think that we had a great start! The Grab and Go Breakfast was a huge success! We had and average of 49.6% of our student body participate during the first three days, which is fantastic! I hope that the kids enjoyed the opportunity to grab a quick snack and that it helped sustain them during their morning classes.
Thank you for attending the back to school student/parent orientations this week. The turn out at all three meetings was spectacular! I hope that you found the meetings informational and that they helped get you and your child ready for the start of a new school year. I greatly appreciate your flexibility and patience in dealing with all of the venue changes as well as the hot and crowded rooms. If you any questions or concerns, please let me know.
The CMS gym floor is not finished, so we are going to begin the 5th grade orientation in the Primary School gym at 5:30. You can park on the east side of the middle school and enter the Primary School through the east door. There will be a 40-minute informational meeting and then students will pick up their locks and schedules before heading over to the middle school to check things out.
This dress code video was produced by Natron County School District, but it provides a good example of the Chadron's dress code guidelines too. If you have a chance, please watch it. Thank you!
Below you will find links to the first day of school schedule and school supply list for Chadron Middle School. Please note that on the first day of school students will go directly to the gym at 8:00 for an all school assembly. If they bring school supplies on the first day, they will have to carry them until the assembly is over. Parents are encouraged to bring their students to the back to school meetings so that students can get their schedules and put supplies in their lockers.
Chadron Middle School's back to school student/parent meetings will take place in the CMS library instead of the gym. The dates and times of the meetings will remain the same. Please use the north east entrance and the library is located on the 2nd floor toward the middle of the hallway.
6th grade meeting - August 11th at 5:30
7th/8th grade meeting - August 12th at 5:30
5th grade orientation - August 13th at 5:30
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.