Monday, May 21, 2012

CMS Student Raps about Bullying

Chadron Middle School 8th grader, Amrit C. performs a rap that he wrote about bullying.  Amrit is a prolific writer and has many raps about social issues that are relevant to students his age.  Good Job, Amrit and we hope that you keep writing and rapping about important topics like this.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CMS Space Camp

Check out the link CMS Space Camp if your 5th-8th grade student is interested in attending the Space Camp at CMS on May 21st-May 25th or on May29th-June 1st.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Chadron Middle School's Big Red Stars!

Congratulations to Shoilee Rahman and Kevin Catches for receiving the University of Nebraska's Big Red Stars award, which recognizes outstanding 8th graders in the state of Nebraska.  Check out the Big Red Stars link to read more.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

End of School Year Schedule

May 7th, 2012
Dear Parents/Guardians:

I cannot believe that it is already the end of the school year!  I am excited about all of the great things that happened this year and I’m sure that our students are ready for a well-deserved break.  The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the schedule for the last week of school.  The complete schedule for the last week of school is on this letter.  The schedule is also posted on the school’s website at and on my blog page at   Also, please be sure to return all books and math book CDs that you may have checked out from the school before May 18th.

7th and 8th Grade Last Day of School
The last day of school for 7th and 8th graders will be on Thursday, May 17th.  Students will take final exams and then be dismissed at 11:17.  Students may choose to eat lunch at school, but they don’t have to.  Please talk to your student about where they are supposed to go after they are dismissed.  7th and 8th graders will not be allowed to hang around the building and the expectation is that they leave campus.  Students should not bring book bags to school on the last day because they will not have a locker to store them in.  If they do bring a bag, I will collect them and keep them in the office.

The 7th and 8th grade awards ceremony will be held on May 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the HS Auditorium.  In past years, the ceremony was held during the school day, but we moved the ceremony to the evening so more parents can attend.

5th and 6th Grade Last Day of School
The last day of school for 5th and 6th graders will be on Friday, May18th.  The 5th and 6th grade awards assembly will be held in the MS gym at 9:00 a.m.  Parents are welcome to attend.  If time allows, we will have activities set up until their dismissal at 11:15.  Following the students’ dismissal at 11:15, all students and parents (5th-8th) are invited to a community picnic, which will be held behind the high school.  There is no cost, but we will take free-will donations to help cover the cost of food.  We hope to see many students, parents and community members there – the more the merrierJ!

Thank you for all that you do to support your student(s) and our school and if you have any questions, please let me know.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School, Principal


Last Week of School Schedule

May 14                        :           Regular Day of School 5-8
May 15                        :           Regular Day of School 5-8
May 15                        :           Last Day for After School Program
May 16                                :           Regular Day of School 5-8
May 17                        :           7/8 Testing Dismiss at 11:17
May 17                        :           7/8 Awards Night 6p.m. @ HS Auditorium
May 18                        :           Last Day of School 5/6 Dismiss at 11:15

Last Week of School Detailed Schedule
Monday, May 14, 2012: Regular full day of school
·       Students should begin locker clean-out

Tuesday, May 15, 2012: Regular full day of school
·       Students should continue locker clean-out
·       8th Grade Lock Check-in and Locker Check-Out during English Classes

Wednesday, May 16, 2012:  Regular full day of school
·       Students should continue locker clean-out
·       7th graders will get new locker assignments and put their locks on their new lockers during English Classes
·       7th and 8th grade book check-in
Thursday, May 17, 2012
·       Regular full day of school for 5th & 6th grade
·       6th grade locker change – alphabetical during PM classes

7th & 8th grade
8:00 a.m.           Check into 1st period for attendance
8:10 a.m.           Go to assigned testing rooms
8:15 a.m.           Final Exams (English)
8:50 a.m.           Break
8:53 a.m.           Final Exams (Math)
9:39 a.m.           Break
9:42 a.m.           Final Exams (Science)
10:28 a.m.         Break
10:31 a.m.         Final Exams (Social Studies)
11:17                 Dismissal Lunch will be served for those who plan to eat school lunch

06:00pm                        7/8 Awards Night @ HS Auditorium

Friday, May 18, 2012:
5th/6th Grade                   
8:00-9:00                     Homeroom (New Locker Assignments for 5th graders)
9:00-11:15                   Awards and Honors/ Assembly/Activities
11:15                            Dismissal
12:00                            School-Wide Picnic - ALL STUDENTS (5-8) and PARENTS are WELCOME

Friday, May 4, 2012

6-12 Grade Choirs Give Final Vocal Music Performance

The final vocal music concert of the school year was held on May 4th at the Chadron High School Auditorium.  6th through 12th grade students in middle school and high school choir classes performed a total of 16 songs that included everything from pirate songs and a Disney medley to the Battle Hymn Republic.  The Cardinal Singers capped off the night with a performance of Open Arms by Journey.

Congratulations to all of the students that performed at the concert and thank you to Mr. Rischling, Mrs. Dickerson, Mr. Marquez, and Mrs. Hastings for preparing their students.

The final instrumental music concert will be held on May 8th at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.  The 6th grade band, 7th and 8th band, and HS band will perform.  The performance will be the last concert of the school year.

8th grade Choir

7th Grade Choir

6th Grade Choir