The middle school will utilize rotating block or A/B block schedule to meet the needs of our students. In this type of schedule, students rotate certain classes on alternating days throughout the school year. The new schedule will ensure that every student gets 84-minutes of math and reading daily, which nearly doubles the amount of instruction time in these classes. In addition, every student, without exception, will get 40-minutes of music instruction daily and have an opportunity to take Art, Physical Education/Health (PEH), Family and Consumer Science/Health (FCS), and Computers. Art/Computers and FCSH/PEH will split an 84-minute block and will meet on alternating days for an entire semester. Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies will also meet every other day on the rotating block for the entire school year. Below are examples of what a student's schedule might look like.
The middle school would like to thank all of the parents, staff, and stakeholders that provided feedback during the creation of the block schedule. Continued feedback from all of our stakeholders is encouraged, especially as we implement the schedule next year and continue to find ways to meet the needs for all of the students Chadron Middle School.