(Submitted by Dr. Caroline Winchester, Supt.)
Yearbooks are now available to order! This year, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Josten's for the middle school yearbooks. This company provides us with a great yearbook and the ability to personalize your front cover! Yearbooks are available for $15.00 ($5 additional for personalization) until March 1st, 2019, when the price will increase to $20 (personalization will no longer be available).
To order your yearbook, please click on the following link OR contact Mrs. Dubs at the Middle School.
Recently, students had the opportunity to learn about the moon. Three stations were set up for students to learn about the moon and its surface. The highlight of the program was the lunar disk on loan from NASA. The six Apollo missions that landed astronauts on the Moon returned a collection of rocks and sediment samples weighing 382 kilograms and consisting of more than 2,000 separate samples. The lunar disk contained small samples of lunar material. Descriptions of the samples were discussed. Students were able to use a digital microscope to get a closer look at the samples.
It is hard to believe, but the end of the 1st Quarter is on Friday, October 12th. CMS will hold our end of the quarter awards assembly during Cardinal Block (12:08-12:45) on Thursday, October 11th. Two students from each grade will be awarded Cardinal Effort Awards and we will have our quarterly T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride drawing.
Published by Mr. Mack's Chadron HS BlogParents: Help Stop Teenage Vaping and Juuling!Parents: We're hearing about an increase in student use of vaping products including Juul which looks like a USB device and comes in flavors including mint, mango, fruit medley and creme brulee. I'm sharing the following video and information for your awareness of these products. I hope you will take the time to be on the look-out for these dangerously addictive products.
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 13th 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.
In an effort to reduce lines and minimize wait times we are asking that parents try to attend at the following times:
2:00-4:30 - 5th and 7th grade parents
4:30-5:00 - Teacher Dinner Break
5:00-8:00 - 6th and 8th grade parents
CMS school picture day is this Thursday, September 6th. Students were sent home with packets on Thursday and there are more packets available in the office if needed. Students should bring their packets/money on picture day.
Chadron Public Library will be continuing in the [email protected] program for another grant cycle! We are one of 75 libraries across the nation chosen to participate and we are looking forward to the next year.
In October Chadron Public Library will be wrapping up this program year with a celebration of International Observe the Moon Night (IOMN) on Saturday October 20th, 2018. NASA's goal for IOMN is to promote interest in lunar studies and to get the public out observing the night sky.
2018-19 Chadron Public Schools Health ScreeningsDear Parents/Guardians:Hope this letter finds each of you and your families off to a great school year!We are writing to let you know that the mandatory school health screenings will be held on September 6th and 7th.
Below is the assessment schedule for the Fall MAP Growth Reading, Math, Science and Language Arts tests. The data that we get from the fall assessments informs teachers of specific areas where students need intervention and enrichment. The benchmark data also informs students when they set their annual growth goals with their teachers.
Chadron Middle School will host the first of our monthly Parents as Partners meetings on August 27th at 6PM in the CMS Library. This month, parents will be introduced to E+R=O, which is a concept that CMS students will learn about throughout the school year. The slides that were used during the student learning sessions on 8/23 and 8/24 are below. We hope to see you on the 27th!
CMS had another flood last night. Two third floor, 5th grade classrooms, the band room and the girl's locker room were affected. We will have a regular day of school today. Mr. Calkins' and Mrs. Hinman's classes will rotate to unoccupied rooms throughout the day. All other classes will carry on as usual.
Students will get their 4-quarter schedule tonight at Open House and their daily, 1st quarter schedule tomorrow morning after our all school assembly. Student schedules can also be accessed on Infinite Campus.
Tonight, schedules will be located in the following places:5th grade - 3rd floor west hallway6th grade - 1st floor east hallway7th grade - 1st floor west hallway8th grade - 2nd floor west hallway
Please enter the school at the main, northeast entrance, get schedules, drop off supplies in lockers and enjoy the evening.
Just a reminder that all students need to be updated on immunizations when they begin school. State law requires that students entering the 7th grade have an up-to-date physical and one dose of the immunization: Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster). To schedule an appointment at the Dawes County Immunization Clinic call (308) 432-8979.Dawes County Immunization Clinic Dates:
August 21st @ 11-3
September 4th @ 3-7
September 25th @ 12=4
October 16th @ 2-6
October 23rd @ 12-4
November 27th @ 12-4
December 4th @ 2-6
It is with regret that CMS must reschedule the Open House from August 9th to August 14th from 5:30-7:00. There was a roof leak that flooded both bathrooms and two classrooms on the 3rd floor. We are in the process of replacing carpets and repairing the bathrooms. Students should bring all of their school supplies to the Open House on August 14th and they can put their supplies in their lockers at that time. Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Summers and Mr. Dressel will be available to help students remember/find combinations and locker numbers.