Monday, January 23, 2012

Town Hall Meeting and Middle School Tours

There will be a tour of the Middle School facilities and a Town Hall style meeting on January 25th at 6:00 PM in the Middle School Library.  The purpose of the meeting is to present information to the public and answer questions about the upcoming bond issue. 

Please use the east door on the north side of the Middle School to enter the building.  Once you are in the building go up the first flight of stairs, take a right down the 1st floor hallway, and then take your first left into the library.

We hope to see you there! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 20th CMS Noon Dismissal Schedule

January 20th, 2012
Noon Dismissal Schedule

24 Minute Class periods
Period 1 - 8:00 – 8:24
Period 2 - 8:27 – 8:51
Period 3 - 8:54 – 9:18
Period 4 - 9:21 – 9:45
Period  7 -9:48 – 10:12
Period 8 - 10:15 – 10:39
Period 5 - 10:42 – 11:06 – 7th/8th Lunch
Period 6 - 11:09 – 11:33 – 5th/6th Lunch
Period 9 - 11:36 – 12:00

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's BEE Season!!!

It's BEE season at Chadron Middle School!  The National Geographic Geography Bee is scheduled for Thursday, January 12th in the CMS library.  In addition, the school-level round of the Scripps Spelling Bee is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd and the Dawes County Spelling Bee is scheduled for Thursday, January 16th.

Thank you to Mrs. Kaus and Mrs. Merkel for organizing the competitions and I wish all of the students that are going to compete the best of luck.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Change in Middle School Boys' Basketball Schedule

The 7th grade game at Gordon-Rushville on January 30th has been changed to a home game.  The 7th grade game will begin at 4:30 and the 8th grade game will begin at 6:00.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Upcoming Events/Activities at CMS

Up Coming Events/Activities:
January 4th – School Resumes
January 4th – CMS After-School Program Resumes
January 20th – 12:00pm Dismissal
January 23rd – NeSA writing window opens (4th, 8th, and 11th grade)
February 3rd – 1:30 Dismissal
February 7th – 1:30 Dismissal
February 7th – 2:00-6:00 – Parent Teacher Conferences
February 9th – 5:00-8:30 – Parent Teacher Conferences
February 10th – No School

January 4th – Boys’ Basketball Practice Begins
January 14th – 7th and 8th grade BBB v. Valentine – 11:00am
January 24th – 7th and 8th BBB @ Hot Springs – 4:30pm/6:00pm - Bus leaves at 2:20pm
January 26th – 7th BBB v. Alliance – 4:00pm
January 26th – 8th BBB @ Alliance – 4:00pm – Bus leaves at 2:15pm
January 28th – 7th and 8th BBB @ Valentine Invite – 11:00am - Bus leaves at 6:45am
January 30th – 7th BBB v. Gordon/Rushville – 4:30pm 
January 30th – 8th BBB v. Gordon/Rushville – 6:00pm
February 6th – 7th BBB v. Scottsbluff – 4:00pm
February 6th – 8th BBB @ Scottsbluff – 4:00pm - Bus leaves at 1:15pm
February 7th – 7th BBB v. Gering – 4:00pm
February 7th – 8th BBB @ Gering – 4:00pm - Bus leaves at 1:15pm
February 9th – 7th BBB @ Alliance – 4:00pm - Bus leaves at 2:00pm
February 9th – 8th BBB v. Alliance – 4:00pm

January News From CMS

January 4th, 2012
Good News From CMS

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Happy New Year!  The New Year provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and look forward to a new beginning.  This year, CMS welcomed students from the rural schools and several new faculty members to our school community.  I’ve been very pleased with how well all of our new students and staff have adapted to life at CMS and I hope that they have found it to be a warm and welcoming place.  I’m also very proud of our students and their accomplishments.  Our athletic teams represented our school with pride, our 5th and 6th grade Quiz Bowl teams did exceptionally well, and we had some great service learning projects that included: a makeover for the CMS cardinal, painting trash barrels, campus clean up, and the Caring for Sharing Food Drive.  Students in Ms. Cattnach’s 8th grade Health class lead an effort that resulted in CMS students fundraising over $800 to bring Mike Smith to Chadron Public Schools, and once again Mrs. Kaus and her 8th grade class put on a fantastic Veteran’s Day celebration.  It truly was a GREAT semester!

I’m looking forward to a new beginning with our Friday School program.  We learned a lot from Friday School last semester and we recognize the need to make some adjustments to help our students be more successful.  Specifically, we learned that two weeks is too long of a period of time for students to not turn in their work.  In many cases, students would have so many late assignments that it was impossible for them to complete all of them during the 2-hour time frame.  Therefore, we are going to implement a daily, 30-minute after school period called Overtime to give our students a daily opportunity to work on their assignments.  All students are welcomed to come into their teacher’s classrooms after school, but students that are failing will be required to attend Overtime until they are no longer on the F-list.  Friday school will still be required for those students that have missing work, but hopefully most students will get their work completed during Overtime, or at least make the list of missing work more manageable so that they have a chance to get it done.

In our continued effort to streamline the school’s budget, we will no longer mail 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter report cards.  However, we will continue to mail report cards at the end of the school year.  We will send a copy of your student’s report card home with them and you can also access your student’s report card online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  You may call the school to request an additional copy of your student’s report card, which you can pick up in the front office.  If you do not have access to the Parent Portal yet, or if you are having difficulty logging on, please contact Mrs. Schommer at 432-0708 and she will assist you.

Thank you for the many ways that you support your student(s) and the programs at Chadron Middle School.  We are looking forward to another great semester!