We kicked off the 2017-18 school year with our welcome back assembly. We started by covering the basics, including our new T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride program. In addition, We introduced the theme for the school year: Dream Big and G.R.O.W. (Goals, Resilience, Opportunity and Will). Next, Mrs. Traphagan, Mrs. McCartney, Mrs. Skavdal and Mrs. Waugh led the students in some welcome back cheers and we even had the Cardinal Mascot join us! Last, students were dismissed by grade level to get their schedules and then we started our regular 4 block rotation.

I want to thank everyone for their patience during drop off and pick up today. Overall, I thought that it went pretty smooth. Students were sent home with their back to school packets. Please get the forms signed and returned to the middle school office ASAP and no later than Monday, August 21st. Remember, students must have the eclipse form returned to school by 8 AM on Monday to participate in the outdoor activities on that day.

We had a great first day of school. The students were excited to be back and the faculty and staff were excited to have kids in the building again. Parents, thank you for the many ways that you support your children and the Chadron Middle School faculty and staff. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal

Mr. Dressel