Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's Happening at CMS (10/27-11/16)

10/27/14 - Wrestling practice begins

10/29/14 - Girls' Basketball practice begins

10/31/14 - Spirit Day (Wear Red and Black) - No Costumes Allowed at School

11/6/14 - Wrestling @ Gordon/Rushville - 1 PM

11/8/14 - Wrestling @ Valentine - 10 AM Central Time Zone

11/7/14 - 1:30 Dismissal

11/7/14 - 7th/8th Grade Dance - 6:30-8:30 PM CMS Gym

11/13/14 - 7th Girls' BB @ Alliance - 4 PM

11/13/14 - 8th Girls' BB vs. Alliance - 4 PM

11/14/14 - End of Mid-2nd Quarter

11/15/14 - Wrestling (Chadron Tournament) - 9 AM

Monday, October 20, 2014

CMS Winter Sports Schedule

  • 7th Grade Wrestling Meeting is on 10/20 after school in the library

  • 8th Grade Wrestling Meeting is on 10/21 after school in the library

  • 7th and 8th Grade Girls' Basketball meeting is on 10/27 after school 8th grade in the library and 7th grade in Ms. Cattnach's room.

Friday, October 17, 2014

CMS Scholastics Opens Season at Kimball

On October 17th, Chadron Middle School's 7th and 8th grade Scholastics Teams competed in the first quiz bowl of the season at Kimball.  The 7th grade team opened the season with a 1st place finish and the 8th grade team finished in 5th place.  Congratulations to both teams!

8th Grade Scholastics Team

7th Grade Scholastics Team

Lights on After School (October 23rd)

Lights on After School at CMS is scheduled for October 23rd.  Students will begin at the regular start time of the after-school program (3:18) and Parents/Families are welcomed to join the festivities at 4:00.

Please note that students cannot wear their costumes to school.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Red Ribbon Week (October 20th-October 23rd)

Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 20th.  The dress up themes that were selected by the CMS Student Council are:

MONDAY 10/20 - PJ DAY - "Put Drugs to Bed"
TUESDAY 10/21 - Western Day - "Drive Drugs Out of Town"
WEDNESDAY10/22  - Twin Day - "Double Up Against Drugs"
THURSDAY 10/23 - Spirit Day - "Get "Red" of Drugs"

Students are invited to dress up according to the theme on each of these days.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

1st Quarter Awards

On October 10th, Chadron Middle School students, faculty, and staff celebrated the end of an excellent 1st quarter at our End of the Quarter Awards Assembly.  7th and 8th grade students were recognized for leveling up in their Awesome Birds game, in which students earn badges for being on time to class and coming to class prepared.  5th-8th grade students that participated in the Great Effort Games on Monday and Wednesday were recognized for their outstanding effort over the course of the 1st quarter.  Students were also awarded with Perfect Attendance and Cardinal Effort Awards.

At the end of the assembly, Rob Walstrom, from Walstrom Ford, presented the Chadron Middle School Playground Project with a check for $3,480 from the Drive One 4UR School event that was held in August.  This is in addition to the $342 that was raised from concessions on that day!

Thank you to all of the students, faculty, staff, and parents for an excellent 1st quarter!

5th grade Perfect Attendance Awards

5th grade Cardinal Effort Awards

6th grade Perfect Attendance Awards

6th grade Cardinal Effort Awards

7th grade Perfect Attendance Awards

7th grade Cardinal Effort Awards

8th grade Perfect Attendance Awards

8th grade Cardinal Effort Awards

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What's Happening at CMS (10/6-10/18)

10/6/14 - 7th Grade VB @ Alliance - 4 PM

10/6/14 - 8th Grade VB vs. Alliance - 4 PM

10/7/14 - 7th grade FB @ Alliance - 4 PM

10/7/14 - 8th Grade FB vs. Alliance - 4 PM

10/8/14 - Fine Arts Meeting @ Central Office Board Room - 5:30 PM

10/9/14 - Cross Country @ Sidney - 3 PM

10/10/14 - 1:30 Dismissal

10/10/14 - End of 1st Quarter

10/11/14 - 7th Grade FB @ Hot Springs - 9 AM

10/11/14 - 8th Grade FB @ Hot Spring - 10:30 AM

10/13/14 - Board of Eduction Meeting @ Central Office Board Room - 5:30 PM

10/16/14 - Report Cards Sent Home with Students

10/17/14 - Picture Retakes

10/18/14 - 7th Grade FB @ Gordon/Rushville - 9 AM

10/18/14 - 8th Grade FB @ Gordon/Rushville - 10:30 AM

Thursday, October 2, 2014

CMS MAPS Testing Begins on October 7th

NWEA (MAPS) Testing will begin on October 7th and continue until completed on or near October 31st.  It is our goal that  100% of our students complete the four assessments in Reading, Language, Science and Math. Chadron Public Schools give this assessment twice a year (Fall and Spring).  

Fall 2014 Testing Schedule-click here to see when your student will test!

NWEA assessments are used to measure your student’s progress or growth in school. You may have a chart in your home on which you mark your child’s height at certain times, such as on his or her birthday. This is a growth chart. It shows how much he or she has grown from one year to the next. NWEA assessments do the same sort of thing, except they measure your student’s growth in mathematics, reading, science and language usage.  The scale used to measure your child’s progress is called the RIT scale. The RIT scale is used to chart your student’s academic growth from year to year.

What is the MAP NWEA Assessment?

MAP— NWEA’s computerized adaptive tests are called Measure of Academic Progress, or MAP. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level.