Monday, October 31, 2011
CMS 6th grade student, Brooklyn Stack, thought the area around Chadron Middle School looked alittle trashy and decided to do something about it. So, she called on ten of her 5th and 6th grade friends to help clean it up on Wednesday, October 26th. After school, the students, Brooklyn's mother Jill, and Lorna Eliason spent 1hour 45 minutes picking up trash around the middle school and track. They also swept both front steps and sidewalk in front of CMS to create a better curb appeal.
Thank you for your leadership Brooklyn and for showing pride in our middle school. Also, thank you to Aubree Noble, Moriah Hastings, Alpine Hickstein, JashwaAlan Cummings, Cody Madsen, Jensen Lambert, Jake Lemmon, Cassie Boggs, Pamela Fisher, and Lance Cattin for taking pride in your school and volunteering your time to make your school a better place. Thank you to Keep Chadron Beautiful for providing supplies and equipment for the litter pick up.
1st Qtr. No Offense Pizza Party, a set on Flickr.
Chadron Middle School students that did not receive any offenses during the first quarter were treated to a pizza party last week during lunch as a thank you for their excellent behavior! There were 143 students that did not receive any offenses including 1st period and lunch period tardies!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Changes in Wrestling Schedule
- November 3rd @ Gordon Rushville - New Start Time is at 1:00
- November 15th @ Crawford has been cancelled
- November 1st - 7th grade sciences classes will take a field trip to the waste water treatment facility during their respective class periods.
- November 1st - 6th-12th grade choir concert at 7pm in the HS Auditorium
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
November 19th - 7th and 8th grade Girls' BB @ Valentine 11:00am- Bus leaves at 6:30am
- The Cardinal Effort Award, which is given to two students in each grade that have really put forth their best effort in their classes over the course of the quarter. This award is special because the students’ teachers select the award winners.
- Perfect Attendance Awards, which are given to students that have not been tardy to class or missed a single day of school over the course of the quarter.
- The Cardinal Citizenship Award, which is given to students that did not receive a single offense over the course of the entire quarter. This award includes a special lunch with principal!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This YouTube clip is a slightly altered version of Apple's Think Different ad that premiered in 1997. As I watched this clip, I could not help but think of how relevant its message is today given the turbulent, yet exciting times in which we live.
I truly believe that it is through education that we can live this message! But we have to be willing to embrace technology, embrace change, and take risks. Malcolm Forbes said, "Failure is success if we learn from it" and I believe that we can't allow the fear of failure to prevent us from trying new things. So I challenge all teachers and students to be BOLD, take RISKS, and CHANGE the world to make it a better place.
|Students paint trashcans during the CMS After-School Program|
Monday, October 3, 2011
An entire month of testing can become tiresome for students and teachers. However, the data that we collect this fall really does help us identify areas that we need to focus on to ensure that our students are strong in all of the standards strands. We also share the data with the students so that they know their areas of strength and the areas where they need to improve. Having this knowledge helps students become more self-aware and with this knowledge we help students set personal growth goals for the spring tests that they will take in March.
So, as we move through the month of October and you have conversations with your students about school, please talk to them about testing. Make sure that they are getting enough rest at night, that they are eating breakfast in the morning, and encourage them to do their best on all of the tests. It is important to remind them that everyone has areas of strength and areas where we need to improve and that these tests are not the end-all be-all of their academic career. It is one test that is give on one day and if they don't perform as well as they would have liked, encourage them to study hard and to give their best effort again in March.
As always, I sincerely thank you for the many ways that you support your student(s) and the school. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Chadron Middle School, Principal