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

Chadron Middle School Fall Sports Start Dates

Chadron Middle School will begin official practices on the following dates:

Cross Country: August 7th - 6:30 AM and students should meet on the north side of the CHS football field. After school practice will begin on August 14th.

Volleyball: August 18th meeting and practice begins after school on August 21st

Football: August 21st meeting and practice begins after school on August 22nd.

Important Back to School Dates

I hope that everyone has had a fantastic summer break! Chadron Middle School is gearing up for another excellent school year and we are excited to see all of our students again. Below are some important back-to-school dates to keep in mind as August approaches. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Dressel at [email protected] or call the Middle School office at 432-0708.August 7th-11th - Students can drop off school supplies in their lockers.

2017-18 CMS Recommended School Supply List for 5th-8th Grade

CHADRON MIDDLE SCHOOL 2017-18 Recommended School Supply List5th/6th Grade Supply List3 - Boxes of Kleenex 2 - Large Paper Grocery Bags (Book Cover)1 - Roll of Duct Tape (Book Cover)1 - Trapper Keeper 1 - Zippered Pencil Pocket2 - 2” 3 Ring Binders (6th Only)2 - Spiral Notebooks3 - Packs of Loose-Leaf Paper (college rule) 2 - Packs of #2 Pencils1 - Pack Erasers2 - 2 Pocket Folders1 - Assorted Color Pack Highlighters2 - Black Dry Erase Markers 1 - Pack Red Pens (6th Only)1 - Package of 3”x5” Index Cards (6th Only)

Cardinal Summer Drama Program Information and Registration

Cardinal Summer Drama ProgramCalling all singers, dancers, and actors in grades 2-8. Join us for our first summer drama program! We will performing the wonderful musical Annie Jr. Audition Dates: June 27th-28th                       Camp Dates: July 10th-21stShow Date: July 22ndCamp Times: 8:00-12:00                                          Cost: $15 per student
Performers of all levels are encouraged to take part. There will be acting, dancing, set building, costuming, and stage makeup. The camp will end with show production on July 22nd.

Cards Care Day of Service

On May 22nd, Chadron Middle School students, faculty, staff, parent volunteers and community partners engaged in a day of service learning activities around the community.  The day was a huge success and a fantastic way to end the school year! Thank you to our community partners at Chadron State College, NRD, Keep Chadron Beautiful, Dawes County Fair Board, Prairie Pines, Crestview and Keep Chadron Beautiful for working with our students on the service projects.

5th Grade Parent Meeting - Slideshow

On May 11th, CMS hosted a parent meeting for incoming 5th grade students.  Thank you to everyone who was able attend.  I hope that the information was helpful.  Below is a link the slideshow that I used during the presentation.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dressel at 432-0708.

5th Grade Parent Meeting Slideshow

8th Grade Exit Survey - Current 8th Grade Students Only

Chadron Middle School collects exit survey data from our 8th grade class to help  make decision on how to improve the school.  Please take a minute to complete the survey and add any constructive comments at the end.  Thank you.


May 22nd - Cards Care Day of Service Student/Staff Rosters


Below are the activities and rosters for the Cards Care Day of Service.  Parents are welcomed to join us on that day (The more the merrier)!  Students who are working at Railroad Park, CSC the Fair Grounds and with Mr. Calkins should should wear old clothes as the students will be painting, cleaning and planting.

Rosters may be adjusted in the Morning of May 22nd, depending on attendance on that day.  If your students(s) will be gone that day, please be sure to call the office that morning.

Thank you!

8th Grade Band Festival

On May 11th, 8th grade band members from Chadron Middle School and Gordon-Rushville Middle School performed together at the Chadron High School Auditorium.  The two bands practiced together for about an hour-and-a-half before the performance.  This is the second year that the two bands, led by Mr. Rischling and Mr. Meng, performed together.  Like last year, the kids had a great time meeting each other and playing music together.

Mobile Children's Museum Celebrating Nebraska's 150th

A mobile children's museum celebrating Nebraska's 150th is coming to Chadron on May 19th and 20th.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

Parent Meeting for Incoming 5th Grade Students - May 11th

Chadron Middle School will host a parent meeting for the parents of incoming 5th grade students at 6 PM in the CMS Library.  Parents can park on the north or east side of the building.  The northeast entrance will be open.  The library is located on the 2nd floor.  The transition from the Intermediate School to Chadron Middle School can be the source of anxiety for students and parents. The purpose of the meeting is to provide parents with information to help ease the transition.

May 10th - 5th and 8th grade Orientation

This Wednesday, May 10th, CMS will host our annual 5th grade orientation from 1:00-2:00.  4th grade students will come over to CMS to be introduce to their new school and teachers.  The orientation will include a building tour, a short 20-minute class rotation (5-min. in each class) to meet their new teachers and a Q & A session with Mr. Dressel and the 5th grade Student Council Representatives.

May 17th - Last Day to Turn in Late/Missing Work at CMS

May 17th will be the last day for students to turn in late/missing work. Students are encouraged to talk to their teachers and utilize the after school program's Homework Help Center. The last day for the CMS ASP is also May 17th.

CMS Student Showcase

Below is a link to clips of the performances and projects from the CMS Student Showcase that took place on May 4th.  Thank you to all of the students that participated.  They did a great job!  Also a huge thank you to Mrs. Waugh, Mrs. Smith Mrs. Traphagan and everyone that made the night a huge success!

Important May Dates at CMS


May is a very busy month at CMS.  Below is a list of important May dates and events at Chadron Middle School:

May 4th - 6 PM Student Showcase at CHS Auditorium

May 5th - 12:30-4:00 - HAL Field Trip to Hudson-Meng

May 9th - 6:15 PM 5th-12th Grade Band Concert at CHS Auditorium

May 10th - 1 PM - 8th Graders go to CHS for Freshman Orientation

May 10th - 1:30 - 4th Graders to to CMS for 5th Grade Orientation

May 11th - All Day 8th Grade Band Festival at CHS Auditorium

May 15th - 6:00 CMS HAL Parent Meeting at CMS Library

Last Day of School Activities at CMS

The last day of school is May 22nd - we are making up snow days.  Chadron Middle School students and staff will participate in a day of service that we are calling Cards Care from 9-11.  School will dismiss at 11:15.  Students will participate in a variety of service activities that day around the school and in the community.   We hope that students will be able to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dressel at 432-0708.