Monday, February 29, 2016

CMS Students Shine at Local and Regional Academic Competitions

Chadron Middle School students performed exceptionally well at local and district academic competitions over the past two months. Eighteen CMS students have earned the honor of participating in various regional and state competitions that will take place in March and April.  In addition, two students earned recognition at the state and national level for their exceptional writing.   

Among those who qualified for regional competitions are:  Midwest Spelling Bee: Amaiah S. (8); Midwest National Geographic Bee: Lauren C. (8); Regional National HistoryBee: Wren C. (8), Mike M. (7), Hannah M. (7), Hunter P. (8), Garrett, R. (6), Tate R. (8), Kayley G. (7) Spencer B. (7), Britton H. (7), and Jameson M.(8); State National History Day: Lauren C. (8), Kayley G. (7), Abby G. (8), Maddy S. (8), Grace S. (8), Katelyn B. (8), and Tyler K. (6); "What My Mother Means to Me" 5th Grade Essay Competition Top 10 Finalist: Josie D. (5); Creative Communication Top 10 Essay in the Nation: Maddy S. (8) 

Thank you to all of the students who participated in the various Bees, essay competitions, and National History Day this year.  Chadron Middle School is proud of our students efforts and grateful that there are opportunities for our students to share their tremendous talent.

A special congratulations goes out to all of the students that qualified for the upcoming regional and state competitions. Each of these qualifiers have put a tremendous amount time into studying, creating projects, and writing essays in preparation for these competitions.  Their hard work and perseverance is recognized and commended.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Great Kindness Challenge Week Schedule

Great Kindness Challenge Week
Schedule of Events

Friday, February 11th:
Kick-off Assembly (12:30 CHS Auditorium)
Spirit Days flyer sent home

Tuesday, February 16th:
8:00am Morning Kindness Quote (student council member)
Spirit Day:  Crazy for Kindness (Dress Crazy, crazy socks, crazy hair,...)

Wednesday, February 17th:
8:00am Morning Kindness Quote (student council member)
Spirit Day: Twin day (Double up for kindness)

Thursday, February 18th:
8:00am Morning Kindness Quote (student council member)
Spirit Day: Spirit Day: Peace, Love and Kindness (Dress in tie-dyes, peace signs or hippy clothes)

Friday, February 19th:
8:00am Morning Kindness Quote (student council member)
Spirit Day: Kindness is the Cardinal Way (Spirit Wear)

*Door Decorating will be done after school on Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chadron Middle School takes the Great Kindness Challenge

Chadron Middle School encourages community members and businesses to come together and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge, February 12-19th, 2016. The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative, reaching millions of students every year.  

In order to create a consistent, positive message throughout our school and community, Chadron Middle School is challenging our students to complete at least 50 kind acts, proving that bullying is weak and kindness is strength.  Activities throughout the week will include an all-school anti-bullying assembly, contest, kindness quotes from students, dress-up spirit days, as well as collaborative, team-building exercises.  

“This program has so much value to students of all ages. In addition to random acts of kindness, students should actively seek out purposeful acts of kindness. We hope their efforts have an long-lasting impact on our school environment.” Heather Barry, School Social Worker

The Great Kindness Challenge was created by Kids for Peace to provide schools a tool for creating a positive school environment. In 2015, 2,188,669 students participated and performed over 100 million acts of kindness nationwide.

The schedule of events for the Great Kindness Challenge will be posted on Friday, February 12th. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences


Just a reminder that CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences are next Thursday, February 11th from 2 PM 8:00 PM in the CMS Gym. CMS, and only CMS, will have a 1:30 dismissal on that day.

In an effort to alleviate some of the congestion at conferences we are asking, if possible, that 5th and 7th grade parents come to conferences between 2 PM and 5 PM and 6th and 8th grade parents come to conferences between 5 PM and 8 PM. We understand that some parents have children in different grades at CMS and that work schedules may be not be flexible, so these are only suggested times. All teachers will be available for conferences from 2 PM to 8 PM.  

Thank you.