Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Good News From CMS

October 11th, 2012
Good News From CMS
Dear Parents/Guardians:

The first quarter ends on October 12, 2012 and I can’t believe how fast the time has passed!  We will have our end of the quarter awards assembly at 1:15 on Friday, October 12th in the CMS gym and we will award students with:
  • 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.
On October 8th, students that did not receive Friday School for missing assignments during the month of September were awarded a “No Homework” ticket.  This ticket can be used in any class to “skip” one homework assignment.  The only catch is that the ticket must be used by the end of October and it cannot be used on major assignments or projects.

Many of you may have read on the school’s Facebook page that we put new carpet in the main entrance of the middle school.  The carpet is made out of recycled tires, so it is extra durable and it is supposed to be easy to care for.  We put the carpet down as a safety measure to help keep the tile on the stairs dry during the winter to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

Congratulations to all of our student athletes on a great fall sports season!  I am very proud of the way that our student athletes represented our school and community.  Also, thank you to all of the parents for the outstanding support that you gave your student athletes and our fall athletic programs!  The football team still has two more games:
  • October 13th: 7th and 8th grade @ Gordon/Rushville; 7th grade game is at 9 and 8th grade is at 10:30
  • October 20th: 7th and 8th grade vs. Mitchell at the HS field; 7th grade game is at 9 and 8th grade is at 10:30.
MAPS testing began on October 8th and I’m proud of how hard the students are working on their tests.  This year we are utilizing a laptop cart in certain classrooms as well as the two computer labs.  Although the laptops were a little buggy at first, we have worked out the kinks and the tests are running smoothly.  The fall scores are a benchmark so that we can measure growth when students take them again in the spring.  We do not report fall test scores, but we report Spring Reading, Math, and Science scores.

CMS will be sell Halloween-grams to begin fundraising for students that qualify for the National History Day competition in Washington D.C.  Students will begin selling Halloween-grams on October 22, and they will be passed out on October 31st.

On November 9th, at 10:15am, Mrs. Kaus’ 4th period 8th grade Social Studies class will host the 4th annual Veteran’s Day program at the CHS Auditorium.  The program will include music, guest speakers, and ceremony designed to honor our Nation’s veterans.  The entire community is invited to attend the program and we hope to see you there.
As always, thank you for supporting your student and the programs at CMS.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School, Principal
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Up Coming Events/Activities:
October 12th – End of 1st Quarter
October 12th – End of 1st Quarter Awards Assembly 1:15 in MS Gym
October 12th – 1:30 Dismissal
October 26th – NO SCHOOL
November 2nd – 1:30 Dismissal
November 9th – Veteran’s Day Program 10:15 HS Auditorium
November 21st – 23rd – Thanksgiving Break

Winter Sports Schedules have been posted at


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