Friday, September 16, 2016

CMS Students Post Outstanding Assessment Scores

Chadron Middle School is pleased to announce the highest NeSA test scores that we have ever posted.  In addition to outstanding NeSA scores, 95% of CMS students met their MAPS growth goals in reading. Our AdvancED goal is to have 100% of students meet proficiency on the NeSA Reading test and/or meet growth goals on MAPS.  As you can see, we are off to great start!

CMS has much to proud of: 85% of 5th graders meet and/or exceeded standard in Science, 90% of 5th graders and 93% of 7th graders meet and/or exceeded standard in Reading, over 80% of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders meet and/or exceeded standards in Math with 91% of 7th graders meeting and/or exceeding math standards.  Our 8th graders demonstrated exceptional growth on NeSA Reading, growing from 69% meeting/exceeding in 2015 to 81% in 2016 and growing in Math from 70% meeting/exceeding in 2015 to 83% in 2016!.  

We are very proud of our students for their outstanding performance, the effort that they put into their tests, and the hard work that they put into their classes.  We are also proud our staff for their hard work and dedication to our students.  We recognized that there are still areas that need to be improved and we are working to offer our students opportunities to enhance their skills through enrichment and intervention programs. 

Below you will find screen shots of how CMS performed compared to the state (CMS is in Red and the state is in Blue).  You will see that in nearly all of the tested grade levels and subjects, CMS out performed the state.  

NeSA Reading
NeSA Math
NeSA Science

NeSA Writing - remain embargoed with the state until further notice.

This table shows the numbers that correspond with the graphs above.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences


Just a reminder that CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, September 15th from 2-8 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.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Class of 1966 Donates to CMS Media Center

The Chadron High School Class of 1966 recently gave a generous donation of $1300 to the CMS Media Center.  The donation was made possible through a quilt raffle this took place this summer. The donation will be used for media center Makerspace furniture.

Makerspaces are creative, collaborative, community spaces in a school where students use high-tech and no-tech tools and equipment to create, learn, and explore.  Makerspaces in schools are often found in the school's media centers (formerly called libraries) because it is public, common space that all students have access to throughout the school day.

Chadron Middle School is excited to have the opportunity to provide our students with a Makerspace area and we greatly appreciate the generous donation for the Class of '66.