Thursday, December 17, 2015

Caring For Sharing Food Drive Results

Chadron Middle School completed it's annual Caring for Sharing Food Drive on Friday, December 11th.  We had another successful campaign, brining in nearly 2,300 non-perishable food items.  All items were donated to the Northwest Community Action Partnership food pantry.

The 6th grade class collected 1015 non-perishable items, which was enough to win the class competition. By winning the competition, 6th grade students earned the opportunity to compete against the CMS faculty and staff in our 3rd Annual "Nothing but Net" games.  The games will take place in the afternoon of December 23rd, our last day of school.  Students will meet in the gym at 12:30 for end of quarter awards and the games will immediately follow.  Parents are welcomed to come watch.

Thank you to everyone who supported the food drive and Chadron Middle School wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Some of the items loaded up for delivery

Students load up food to be delivered to NWCAP

Monday, December 14, 2015

5th Grade Band Parent Meeting

Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home with 5th grade students tomorrow (12/15/15).

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Chadron Middle School will hold a 5th grade parent meeting immediately following the 5th/6th grade Christmas Program on December 17th in the Chadron High School Commons.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 5th grade band class that students will take during the 2nd semester of the 2015 school year.  Topics of discussion will include: class goals, instrument rentals and supplies that students will need to participate in band.  We will also answer any questions that you have regarding the class.  (Norm Martin from Mar Bow Music will also be at the meeting to explain the rental process).  

We are looking forward to having our 5th grade students participate in band!  This is first time that CMS 5th graders have had this opportunity and we hope that having both choir and band experience will enable them to make an informed decision when choosing which music class to pursue next year.  We recognize that there will be some wrinkles and we appreciate feedback from students and parents so that we can make adjustments in our future planning.

If you are unable to attend the meeting on December 17th, please contact Mr. Dressel so that he can get you the information.  Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the Christmas program on December 17th.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal

Friday, December 4, 2015

CMS 6th Grade Student Takes 1st Place on NRD Poster Contest

Riley with his winning poster

December 4, 2015
News Release
For More Information Please Contact:
Sheri Daniels, 308.432.6190

(Chadron, NE)
The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 NRD Poster Contest. Focusing on the theme “Local Heroes-Your Hardworking Pollinators” the poster contest highlights the educational outreach efforts of the UNWNRD, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), as well as the state and national conservation associations and agencies. The contest is part of National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Stewardship Week, the longest running celebration of conservation in the country.

UNWNRD Winners are as follows:

Grades 2-3:
1st Place = Thomas Smith, Chadron Intermediate School
2nd Place = Taylee Williamson, Chadron Intermediate School

Grades 4-6:
1st Place = Lucas Riley Ambrose, Chadron Middle School
2nd Place = Tatiana Higgins, Gordon-Rushville Middle School

Thomas Smith and Lucas Riley Ambrose’s artwork advanced to the state competition, where Ambrose took first place statewide for his division as well.  Riley’s poster is now entered into the national NACD contest which will be judged at the NACD annual meeting in late January.

The contest is co-sponsored by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts, National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary and provides an opportunity for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to illustrate their thoughts about soil, water and other natural resources.  The 2016 Stewardship Week will be celebrated the last week of April with a new theme of “We All Need Trees!”

Each year, the poster contest starts at the local Natural Resources District level. UNWNRD first place winners receive a check for $20, while second place is awarded $10 and this year 131 students submitted entries to the local NRD level.  Individuals and teachers from within the Upper Niobrara White NRD which includes Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Northern Sioux Counties may direct questions regarding the local contest to Sheri Daniels 308.432.6190 or and state contest questions to Erika Hill 402.471.7672 or

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