Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First Day of School!


We kicked off the 2017-18 school year with our welcome back assembly. We started by covering the basics, including our new T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride program. In addition, We introduced the theme for the school year: Dream Big and G.R.O.W. (Goals, Resilience, Opportunity and Will). Next, Mrs. Traphagan, Mrs. McCartney, Mrs. Skavdal and Mrs. Waugh led the students in some welcome back cheers and we even had the Cardinal Mascot join us! Last, students were dismissed by grade level to get their schedules and then we started our regular 4 block rotation.

I want to thank everyone for their patience during drop off and pick up today. Overall, I thought that it went pretty smooth. Students were sent home with their back to school packets. Please get the forms signed and returned to the middle school office ASAP and no later than Monday, August 21st. Remember, students must have the eclipse form returned to school by 8 AM on Monday to participate in the outdoor activities on that day.

We had a great first day of school. The students were excited to be back and the faculty and staff were excited to have kids in the building again. Parents, thank you for the many ways that you support your children and the Chadron Middle School faculty and staff. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal

Friday, August 11, 2017


The City of Chadron will begin road construction at the intersection of 6th and Ann Street and roads will be blocked beginning on August 16th. The construction project will impact drop off and pick up at Chadron Middle School and Chadron Primary School. The map below shows the areas that will be blocked and suggested traffic routes. Also, please note that there will be no through traffic in the parking lot and the gate will be closed during school hours.

Closed Streets:
6th street from King to Chapin
Ann street from 5th to 7th

Recommend Drop Off Procedures:
Option 1:
Go South  on Chapin Street for drop off
Turn East on 6th street to Cedar Street to exit

Option 2:
Drop off students on Cedar Street using parking spots along the west side of football field
Students can access the middle School using the sidewalk by the bus barn

Recommended Pick Up Procedure:
Use parking spots on Cedar Street along the west side of football field

***Please be patient and safe, watching out for children and cars.****

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CMS Parent Meeting Information and Slideshow


CMS will host two parent meetings - August 9th (5th Grade Orientation) and August 10th (6th-8th Grade). Both meetings will be held at 6 PM in the CMS gym. Families that have a 5th grade student and another student in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade do not need to attend both nights. The same information will be covered at both meetings.

I understand that families are busy and some may not be able to attend. I've made the slideshow available to everyone to ensure that the basic information is shared. I do encourage families to attend the meetings if they are able. There are often questions that address issues that I did not include and I will go into greater detail on some of the topics. (slides change every 10-seconds or use the controls at the bottom of the slides)

Solar Eclipse Viewing Information

Chadron Public Library Eclipse Info

Aug. 21st Eclipse Viewing Information

On Monday, August 21, 2017 Chadron Public Schools will host a Solar Eclipse Viewing and Sack Lunch for our students (we will provide viewing glasses).  A signed permission slip is REQUIRED for participation in this viewing, so please look for the permission slip in the packet of information sent home on the first day of school. We look forward to sharing this experience with our students!

Chadron, NE
Start of Partial Eclipse: 10:27am
Maximum Eclipse: 11:49am
End of Partial Eclipse: 1:15pm


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Chadron Middle School Fall Sports Start Dates

Chadron Middle School will begin official practices on the following dates:

Cross Country: August 7th - 6:30 AM and students should meet on the north side of the CHS football field. After school practice will begin on August 14th.

Volleyball: August 18th meeting and practice begins after school on August 21st

Football: August 21st meeting and practice begins after school on August 22nd.