Thursday, November 21, 2013

Caring for Sharing Food Drive

Chadron Middle School students are collecting non-perishable food items for our annual Caring for Sharing Food Drive.  The food drive will run from November 18th-December 4th.  Students should bring the food that they collect to school and turn it into the classroom that serves as their grade level's collection center (5th grade: Mrs. Merkel's room, 6th grade: Mr. Fernandez's room, 7th grade: Miss Dobry's room, and 8th grade: Mrs. Waugh's room).

To make thing exciting, the students are competing in a class competition to see which grade can collect the most food. Traditionally, the class that collects the most food wins the opportunity to play the CMS faculty in a basketball game on the last day of the semester.  We always have a lot of fun!

Last year, the 8th grade class class won the competition by collecting 1416 non-perishable food items. Overall, CMS students collected 3367 non-perishable food items, which was donated to a local food bank.

Thank you for your support in the very worthy cause.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DeMonie Adams Inspires Students to Score in Life

DeMoine Adams, former Husker defensive end and current motivational speaker, spoke to 7th and 8th grade students on Tuesday, November 19th about how to score in life.  Adams outlined five things that everyone needs to do score in life.

First, Adams told students to identify their touchdown in life.  Whether it is getting good grades, making a team, or being a good friend, identifying your goal is the first step.  Second, he encouraged students to be their best self everyday by eating right, getting enough rest, and keeping up with school work. Third, he told students to learn how to follow the RIGHT directions.  He told students to listen to the people that care about them: their parents, teachers, principal and counselor, because they will lead them in the right direction.  Fourth, he encouraged students to surround themselves with winners. Adams, displayed his weightlifter of the year trophy that he earned at UNL and explained that even though he was not the biggest guy on the team, he surrounded himself with winners who helped him achieve his goal.  Finally, he told students to never give up.  He explained that the game of life can be hard and there will be penalties along the way, but there is never an excuse to give up.

Demonie did an excellent job of using the game of football to illustrate a complex concept to students in an engaging and fun way.   Chadron Middle School would like to thank DeMonie for coming out to Chadron to inspire our students to score in the game of life!

Monday, November 18, 2013

What's Happening at CMS

11/19: DeMonie Adams, former Husker defensive end and current motivational speaker, will talk to 7th and 8th grade students about setting goals to achieve success in the future.

11/18-12/04: Caring for Sharing Food Drive at CMS.  Students are welcomed to bring in non-perishable food items to school.

11/21: Girls Basketball 7th grade @ Scottsbluff and 8th grade @ home.  Both games start at 4 p.m.

11/23: CMS Wrestling @ Alliance Invite 8 a.m.

11/26: HS One Act Play - 5th/6th grade will attend at 1 p.m. and 7th/8th grade will attend at 2:45 p.m.

11/27-12/1: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 15, 2013

8th Grade Students Accepted for Anthology Publication

Seventeen 8th grade students in Mrs. Waugh's 8th grade English class have been accepted to have their work published in an anthology by  Congratulation to: Coy B., Mia B., Zach C., Jeff, C. Kat D., Jared, F., Ozzy F., Teresa G., Hunter H., Hannah K., MiaKayla K., Cody, M., Joe M., Mumbi M., Brayden R., Brooklyn S., and Jodi W.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Gordon-Rushville and Valentine Invite Results

Gordon Rushville Middle School Wrestling Invitational Nov. 7
Isaac Watak  1st
Luke Tiensvold 3rd
Colton Olsen 4th
Jacob Lemmon 2nd
Shawn Garvin 1st
Blaze Simones 3rd
Coy Bila 1st
Clark Reisen 4th
Logan Tiensvold 2nd

Lance Cattin 1st

Valentine Middle School Wrestling Invitational Nov. 9
Isaac Watak  1st
Luke Tiensvold 4th
Colton Olsen 3rd
Jacob Lemmon 2nd
Shawn Garvin 1st
Blaze Simones 3rd
Coy Bila 2nd
Clark Reisen 2nd
Logan Tiensvold 2nd
Lance Cattin 1st

Chadron Public Schools Video

Above is a link to the Chadron Public Schools video that was put together as an introduction to our district for the AdvancED External Review team that will be visiting our schools from November 11th - November 13th.  Enjoy!

2013 Veteran's Day Program

Chadron Middle School hosted its annual Veteran's Day program on November 11th at 10:15 AM in the CHS auditorium.  The program included performances by the CHS band, the CHS Cardinal Singers, and presentations by Chadron Middle School students.  The Keynote Speaker was Mr. Ed Bieganski, who is a World War Two veteran.  He talked about his military experience before, during, and after the war and his guardian angel that protected him during dangerous times.  The program was capped off with a firing tribute and the playing of Taps by Mr. Rischling and Hannah Kennell.

A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Kaus (7th/8th grade Social Studies teacher) and her students Mark Taylor, Reid Hankin, Logan Tinesvold, Brayden Richardson, Caleb Hill, Dadi Serres, Coy Bila, Renee Redfern, Mia Brodrick, Pam Fisher, Nick Wordekemper, Jared Burch, and Zayne Jones for their efforts in organizing the event and presenting during the program.  We would also like the thank the Chadron Veterans Honor Guard for their help in honoring our veterans.

The 2013 Veterans Day Program
A packed house waits for the Veteran's Day program to begin

The crowd stands during the Pledge of Allegiance 

Braden gives the opening remarks

Dadi and Caleb deliver the student message

Coy introduces the Keynote Speaker, Mr. Ed Bieganski

Coy adjusts the microphone for Mr. Bieganski

Mr. Bieganski delivers the Keynote Address

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 7th is Winter Weather Awareness Day

The National Weather Service and emergency management agencies around Nebraska are urging residents to use Winter Weather Awareness Day on Wednesday, November 7th, to prepare homes and vehicles for winter.  Businesses, schools, and media outlets should also review winter preparedness, safety, and communications plans to be ready for the hazards associated with winter weather.  Forecasters at the Cheyenne NWS office are available anytime to answer weather forecast questions.
For more information about Nebraska Winter Weather Awareness Day, visit the National Weather Service website at

What's Happening at CMS

Below is a list of events at CMS for the weeks of November 4th - November 16th.

11/7 - 7th grade field trip to Water Treatment Plant (during science class periods)

11/7 - Wrestling @ Gordon Invite - 1:00 PM Start

11/8 - 1:30 Dismissal

11/9 - Wrestling @ Valentine - 10:00 AM CTZ Start

11/10-11/13 - AdvancED External Review Team in district

11/11 - Veterans' Day Program - 10:15 AM in the HS Auditorium

11/11 - BOE meeting - 5:30 PM @Central Office

11/14 - Dream Team Meeting - 5:30 PM @ Central Office

11/14 - Girls' Basketball - 7th Grade @ Alliance (4PM) & 8th Grade v. Alliance (4PM in CMS Gym)

11/15 - End of Second Mid-Quarter (FULL DAY OF SCHOOL) - Down Slips mailed

11/16 - Wrestling - Chadron MS Invite - 9:00 AM @ CMS Gym

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wrestling and Girls' Basketball Schedule

       7th Grade Girls  Basketball
Nov.  14 Alliance              Away   4:00  pm     
Nov.  21 Scottsbluff          Away   4:00  pm  
Nov. 23 Chadron Trny  Home  9:00 am
Nov. 25 Gordon/Rush.  Home  4:30  pm 
Dec. 03 Hot Springs     Home  4:30  pm
Dec. 10 Gering            Home  4:00 pm
Dec. 12 Alliance @HS  Home  4:00 pm

Coach: Libby Uhing 

8th Grade Girls Basketball
Nov. 14  Alliance         Home 4:00 pm
Nov. 21  Scottsbluff     Home 4:00 pm
Nov. 23  Chadron Trny Home 9:00 am
Nov.  25 Gord/Rush.     Home 6:00 pm
Dec.  03   Hot Springs  Home 6:00 pm   
Dec.   10   Gering              Away  4:00  pm
Dec.  12    Alliance            Away  4:00  pm

Coach:  Willie Uhing

7th – 8th Grade Wrestling
Nov. 07      Gordon Invite       Away     1:00  pm
Nov. 09      Valentine             Away   10:00 am ctz        
Nov.16    Chadron MS       Home   9:00 am         
Nov. 23      Alliance Invite       Away   8:00  am
Dec. 06      Torrington  MS     Away  11:00 am

Dec. 09      Mitchell MS          Away    1:00 pm 

Coach:Chuck McCance/Mark Wollesen