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

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.

4/27 Middle School Track Meet Cancelled

The middle school track meet that was scheduled for 4/27 has been cancelled due to weather.  The meet will not be rescheduled.

Native American Parent Meeting May 9th @ 3:30p

Native American Parent Meeting May 9th @ 3:30pWe will be hosting a Native American Parent Meeting on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Central Office of Chadron Public Schools and will begin at 3:30pm. We look forward to visiting with you about the education of our Native American students.

CMS Dance - April 28th 6:30-8:30

The spring CMS dance has been rescheduled to Friday, April 28th.  The doors will open at 6:30 and the dance will end at 8:30.  Only CMS students are allowed to attend.

CMS Dance on April 13th Cancelled

The CMS dance that was scheduled on April 13th has been cancelled due to the number of students that will be out of town for Easter break.  We are looking at other dates in April and May to reschedule.

CMS Box Tops for Education Drive

Box Tops DriveAsk your parents, grandparents, neighbors, aunts and uncles, cousins to save their Box Tops and bring them to Mrs. Summers in the middle school office. The Drive will run through May 2, but students, families and community members can bring them in at any time.  Funds generated from box tops will fund our student rewards program next school year.

Chadron’s Got Talent: Talent Show

On Monday April 24th the Wanderlust Cardinals will be hosting a Chadron High and Chadron Middle School Talent Show at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for students K-12. The Talent Show will work a bit like “America’s Got Talent.” Contestants will be eliminated in their high school and middle school categories each round, bringing the final round to three contestants each.  Prize packages will include cash, food gift certificates, movie passes, etc. for those who place in the top three.

Cast Your Vote for the Nebraska State Reptile

Like other states, Nebraska has state symbols (state bird, flower, fish, etc.). However, Nebraska does not have a state reptile, but this is your chance to change that.  Click on the link to vote for your favorite Nebraska reptile.

Your vote counts!


Spring Dental Days at Chadron Primary, Intermediate, and Middle School have been CANCELLED (March 28, 29 30) due to dental staffing changes and will not be re-scheduled.
Questions may be directed to Lorna Eliason at 432-0508 or [email protected].

Chadron Middle School Spring Testing Schedule


Below is the spring testing schedule for Chadron Middle School.  As you can see, spring testing is a very busy time and scheduling all of the required tests takes us most of the month April.  Student attendance is a key piece to helping testing run smooth.  Grade levels are scheduled for certain tests during specific blocks of time during the day.  When students miss their scheduled testing block, they have to make it up during the scheduled make up days, which means that they will miss class.  This is not ideal, but necessary to meet testing requirements.