Chadron Middle School will roll out our new Bully Reporting System from Crisis Go. Students can now use the Safe2SpeakUp app to report bullying, suicide/self harm threats, drugs/alcohol and weapons on campus. All reports are anonymous by default, but students can choose to add their name if they want. For students who don't have a device, there is online bully report form that has been linked to Mr. Dressel's blog page.
CMS wrestling will attend the Scottsbluff Invite on November 4th instead of Valentine. Due to Football Playoffs, Valentine had switched their invite to Tuesday the Nov. 7th. with a 4:00 pm start and we would get home too late.
Congratulations to Brenda Fritzler, CPS Food Service Director, on winning the Service Award from the Nebraska Society for Health and Physical Education. Check out the link for the article. https://www.panhandlepost.com/chadron-schools-food-service-director-wins-state-health-wellness-award-2/
Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 23rd-26th. Red Ribbon week is a national alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness program that is celebrated by schools throughout the country. Part of Chadron Middle School's tradition is to have themed dress up days that go along with anti-drug slogans. Students are encouraged, but not required to participate.
Congratulations to our CMS T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride ticket winners for the week of October 2nd. Keep up the good work kids!
The final drawing for the quarter will be during our end of the quarter awards assembly at 1:00 on Friday in the CMS gym. We will draw 3 tickets for the week and then 2 tickets for the end of the quarter prize. In addition, Cardinal Effort Awards and Perfect Attendance will also be awarded. Parents are welcomed to attend.
Mrs. Traphagan has been selected as the UNWNRD Teacher of the Month for September. The Chadron Chamber of Commerce sponsors the treats for the party! This is Mrs. Traphagan's 2nd year at Chadron Middle School and teaches 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies. In addition to her teacher duties, Mrs. Traphagan helped lead the creation and implementation of the T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride Positive Behavior and Intervention Support program that started at CMS this year.
Congratulations, Mrs. Traphagan on a well deserved honor!
CMS 8th graders took first place after going 3-0 in action Saturday at the Torrington, WY invite, which included 8 teams in their bracket. This was a repeat title as they triumphed last season in the same tournament! This year their wins came over Torrington, Scottsbluff and Gering (Gering was opponent in championship game for 1st place). Congratulations ladies!
I wanted to take a moment to send out a quick and HUGE THANK YOU to each and every person who made the Penny Wars Fundraiser a success! Without the help from the CPS staff, principals, students, parents, and community members, we NEVER would have raised $2814 for the Kubo family. I know without a doubt that the money you all raised has not only lifted a piece of the financial burden that they are feeling, but it has raised their spirits knowing that they have a community that is backing them in the battle that Barb and the family are currently going through.
CMS will host "Parents as Partners" meeting on Monday, September 25th at 6 PM in the CMS Library. All CMS parents are welcomed to attend. We would love to have your input!Meeting Agenda:
THINK Cardinal Pride Fidelity CheckProgress made towards last year's goalsIdeas/Direction for the group this year
Road construction is nearing completion and barricades should be removed sometime on Friday, September 22nd. I want to give a big HIGH FIVE to Fuller Construction for completing the project way ahead of schedule! I did not think that roads would be open until mid-October, so getting them back in the last week of September is a nice surprise! I'd also like to thank everyone for their patience during the road construction. Overall, I thought that traffic moved smoothly and it was great seeing so many of our students walking and riding bikes to school.
September 20, 20172017-2018 Chadron Public SchoolsHealth ScreeningsDear Parents/Guardians:Hope this letter finds each of you and your families enjoying the beautiful fall season!We are writing to let you know the 2017-2018 Chadron Public Schools Health Screenings will be held on September 25 and 26, 2017. The state of Nebraska requires students in 1st - 4th, 7th and 10th grades to complete a hearing, vision, dental and height, weight and blood pressure screenings. Students in 8th and 11th grades will complete a hearing and vision screening.
It's hard to believe, but we are already at the mid-quarter and that means Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC)! CMS will host PTC on Thursday, September 14th from 2-8 PM in the CMS Gym. CMS will have a 1:30 dismissal on that day. The rest of the district will have a regular schedule.
You may know that Mr. Kaus, Mrs. Skavdal and Mrs. Traphagan teach both 7th and 8th grade classes. Mrs. Hinman teaches 5th and 6th grade. In an effort to minimize wait times for these teachers we are asking that parents try to attend at the following times:
2:00-4:30 - 5th and 7th grade parents
If you haven't signed up for my Remind101 text messages, here's the information!
Throughout the school year, I send text reminders about schedule changes, school emergencies special events or school closings to anyone who has signed up for the service. If you'd like to add yourself to the list, text "@chadaronms" to the number "81010".
If at anytime you'd like to remove yourself from this private text messaging service, simply reply "@ LEAVE".
Three Chadron Public Schools students were featured in Summer 2017 edition of Humanities Nebraska Rapport. Chadron High School students Grace Sorenson and Lauren Collins represented Nebraska during the National Endowment for the Humanities' Day on Capitol Hill. Eighth grader, Tyler Kaus, was recognized for receiving the Outstanding Affiliate Entry award at the National History Day competition.
Congratulations to Grace, Lauren and Tyler for this recognition and thank you for being outstanding representatives for Chadron Public Schools!