Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Good News from School

February 6, 2012
Good News From CMS

Dear Parents/Guardians:

End of the 3rd Mid-Quarter
This week marks the end of the 3rd mid-quarter and it has been an active mid-quarter indeed.  Some of the student activities that took place include the first round of the National Geographic Geography Bee, the first round of the Scripps Spelling Bee, the 8th grade NeSA Writing test, and the 7th and 8th Boys’ Basketball seasons conclude this week with games against Scottsbluff on Monday, Gering on Tuesday and Alliance on Thursday.  I also want to send my congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade students that finished and presented their National History Day Projects.  There were some excellent projects this year!  

Get Texts from the Principal
Remind 101 is free online software that allows me to send school related information to parents via text message.  I will send out reminders about upcoming events, changes in school schedules, and emergency information like school closures and etc.  If you are interested in receiving text messages from the principal, please text @cmsprinc to (925) 304-6118.

It’s Bee Season
It's BEE season at Chadron Middle School!  The National Geographic Geography Bee was held on Thursday, January 12th in the CMS library.  Congratulations to Greg McCallum on his second championship in a row.  The school-level round of the Scripps Spelling Bee was held Thursday, February 2nd. Congratulations to Shoilee Rahman, Seth Sloan, and Walt Mays for placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.  These three students will compete at the Dawes County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 16th at 3:30 in the Chadron Middle School Library.

I would like to thank Mrs. Kaus and Mrs. Merkel for organizing the competitions and also thank all of the students that competed in these academic extracurricular events.

Bond Information
Chadron Middle School will offer tours of the middle school’s facilities during Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 7th and February 9th.  All four school buildings will host an open house and tours on Sunday, February 19th from 12:00-4:00.  For specific information related to the Bond, please visit www.chadronschools.org and click on the power point presentation that is on the front page.

Up Coming Events/Activities:
February 7th – 1:30 Dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences in the MS Gym from 2-6pm
February 9th – 5:00-8:30 – Parent Teacher Conferences in the MS Gym
February 10th – No School
February 17th - 1:30 Dismissal and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Dance – 6:30-8:30pm in the Middle School Gym
February 19th - Open House/Tours of all Four Buildings - 12:00-4:00pm
February 20th – No School (Teacher In-Service)
February 23rd – Parent Support Group meeting – 5:30pm in Mrs. Smith’s Computer Lab
March 2nd – 1:30 Dismissal
March 7th – End of the 3rd Quarter
March 8th and 9th – No School – Spring Break

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