Friday, October 30, 2015

Vocal Music Concert a Huge Success

182 CMS students pack the risers at the CPS vocal concert on Oct. 29th
Chadron Public Schools held it's first 5th -12th grade vocal music concert of the season on October 29th.  All of the students and teachers did an amazing job!  The crowd was treated to an hour of song that spanned five decades of popular music.

Chadron Middle School students (5th-8th grade) started the night and sang jazz songs that concluded with the "snappy" Duke Ellington classic, "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)".  The high school choir sang next and their set included Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" complete with sign language.  The Incredible Cardinal Singers wrapped it up with songs from and inspired by the 1950's. Their set included a medley classics from the movie Grease.  For the grand finale, 5th-12th grade students entertained the crowd with Neil Diamond's uplifting classic,"Sweet Caroline" before heading to the commons for ice cream sundaes. 

Congratulations to the all of the students, Mrs. Mahr, Mrs. Dickerson, Mrs. Chasek, and Mrs. Hastings for a great concert!  Thank you to all of the parents and extended family that came out to support the kids.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days

Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with dress up days all week.  The dress up schedule is:

Monday - P.J. Day - "Put Drugs to Bed!"
Tuesday - Blast from the Past - "Make Drugs History!"
Wednesday - Sports Team Day - "Team Up Against Drugs!"
Thursday -  - Crazy Day - "Don't Let Drugs Drive You Crazy!"
Friday - Cardinal Spirit Day - "Get 'Red' of Drugs!"

Students are encouraged to participate in the dress up days.  We hope that the students have a fun with dress up days.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Scholastics Teams Perform Well at First Meet in Kimball

On October 16th, the 7th and 8th grade Scholastics Teams travelled to Kimball for the first meet of the year.  The 8th grade team took 6th place and the 7th grade team took 2nd.  Congratulations to both teams on a strong performance.

The Kimball meet is always early in the school year.  The remaining meets will take place during the 2nd semester.

Friday, October 9, 2015


Chadron Middle School will complete fall MAPS testing on October 12th-22nd.  We will try a new test schedule this year to take advantage of the block schedule.  Each class will use two blocks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon to complete two tests in one day.  Students in each class will be finished testing in two days, which is much fast than we've been able to do in the past.  Please find the testing schedule below and if you have any questions, please let Mr. Dressel know

School attendance and punctually are are always important and we appreciate our students' parents efforts to get their children to school every day on time.  We ask for our students' parents continued support in getting our students to school on time during the testing window to ensure that they don't miss any more class time than is necessary.

Thank you.

Monday, October 12th
7th Grade - Block 1 - Reading    Block 3 - Science

Tuesday, October 13th
7th Grade - Block 1 - Math    Block 3 - Language

Wednesday, October 13th 
6th Grade - Block 1 - Reading   Block 3 - Science

Thursday, October 14th 
6th Grade - Block 1 - Math   Block 3 - Language

Monday, October 19th
5th Grade - Block 1 - Reading    Block 3 -  Language

Tuesday, October 20th
5th Grade - Block 2 - Science   Block 3 - Math

Wednesday, October 21st
8th Grade - Block 1 - Reading   Block 3 - Science

Thursday, October 22nd 
8th Grade - Block 1 - Math   Block 3 - Language

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

7th Grade Health Screening

7th grade students will have health screenings on October 16th.  The screening includes: height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, vision, dental, and hearing.  The health screenings are required by the state.  Please see the letter below from the school nurses for more information.  If you have any questions please contact the middle school at 432-0708.

Thank you.

Monday, October 5, 2015

5th and 6th Grade Choir Perform at Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 3rd, a blustery and chilly fall day, students in Mrs. Mahr's 5th and 6th grade choir class performed three songs at the Chadron Fall Festival.  The students did an excellent job! Thank you to all of the parents for brining your student(s) to the performance.  We hope that the kids had a great time.

The 5th-12 grade vocal music concert will take place on October 29th at 7 PM in the High School Auditorium.  We are looking forward to some great performances!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pennies for the Pool

Pennies for the Pool Campaign
The week of October 5-9th will be the Pennies for the Pool campaign. We are asking children to participate by bringing their coins to school to help with the fundraising effort for the update to our City Pool. The pool will be an indoor year round facility with a water slide, splash pad, therapy pool and walking track. This event will run in conjunction with the local fundraising event for the Chadron Area Aquatics and Wellness Center.  We would also ask the adults, parents, grandparents to go to the following website or Facebook page for more information on how you can help in the fundraising effort by making a donation or a pledge.  The community goal is $500,000. or on Facebook at Chadron Area Aquatics & Wellness.