Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ugly Sweater Contest for a Good Cause!

Ugly Sweater Competition!
Wednesday, December 21st
$1 per entry
Wear the ugliest sweater to win!
... Fuzzy Collar Ugly Chris…

Who doesn’t like an ugly sweater??
So help out and have a fun time wearing your ugly sweater to win!

WINNER gets a $5.00 Walmart Gift Card!
One winner from each grade!!
Buy a ticket from Ms. Smith or Mr. Wollesen.

18 Students Selected to be Published!

18 students have been selected to be published in the prestigious annual student anthology, Award-Winning Young Writers of America – 2016-2017!  

Last month, three class sections of 7/8th graders did a poetry composition project in Ms. Smith's Language Arts class. They entered their best poems in the Young Writers of America Student Poetry Contest, a free, annual, nation-wide competition. 

The panel of educators reviewed thousands of submissions entered in the 2016-2017 Young Writers of America Student Poetry Contest. Less than 20% of total entries were selected for publication!

Students selected are...

8th grade:
  1. Josh Ferneau
  2. Samantha Johns
  3. Hanna Meier
  4. Maddi Pelton
  5. Kadence Wild
  6. Emma Cogdill
  7. Katelyn Deihl
  8. Raena Webster
  9. Kennedy Trueblood
  10. James Watak
  11. Hannah Weggesser
  12. Elizabeth Harrison

7th Grade:
  1. Cassie Nesheim
  2. Macey Daniels
  3. Brinnley Hudson
  4. Kristin Rasmussen
  5. Kaylee Hughes
  6. Claire Fox

These students received a “Congratulations Letter & Envelope”, and letters have been distributed for students to bring home to their parents explaining details. For more information, or to order a copy of the book, please visit https://www.youngwriterscontest.com

Congratulations, kids! 

Monday, December 19, 2016

CMS After School Program Schedule


Below is the schedule for the CMS ASP for the rest of the quarter and the start up day in January.

Monday, December 19th - 3:25-5:30 - Academics Only

Tuesday, December 20th - 3:25-5:30 - Academics Only

Wednesday, December 21st - 1:30 Dismissal - NO ASP

Thursday, January 5th - Start of 2nd Semester - NO ASP

Friday, January 6th - NO ASP

Monday, January 9th - 3:25-5:30 - Full CMS ASP Resumes

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2016 CMS Caring For Sharing Food Drive Results

CMS had another successful holiday food drive!  The 6th grade class collected the most non-perishable food items with 1096.  5th grade edged out the 7th grade for 2nd place by three cans and the 8th grade class took 4th place.  Thank you to all of the students, families, community members and businesses that donated to our food drive effort!

Josh and TJ helping haul food the Chadron Immanuel Lutheran Church

CMS will celebrate the student's efforts on December 21st with our annual "Nothing but Net" games. Students will go to the gym at 12:25 for end of quarter awards and then the 6th grade class will compete against the faculty in ping-pong, basketball, volleyball and deck tennis.  Parents are welcomed to join in the fun!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Choir Concerts will be next Thursday! 5th-6th Grade @ 6:00 & 7th-12th@ 7:00. Come enjoy some holiday music and share in the joy of the season.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

5th Grade Band Parent Letter

December 6th, 2016

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Guardians:

Chadron Middle School will hold a 5th grade parent meeting immediately following the 5th/6th grade Choir Concert on December 15th in the Chadron High School library.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 5th grade band class that students will take during the 2nd semester of the school year.  Topics of discussion will include: class goals, instrument rentals and supplies that students will need to participate in band.  Mr. Rischling will also answer any questions that you have regarding the class.  

We are looking forward to having our 5th grade students participate in band!  This is the second year that CMS 5th graders have had this opportunity and we hope that having both a choir and band experience will enable them to make an informed decision when choosing which music class to pursue next year.  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 15th, please contact Mr. Dressel so that he can get you the information.  Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the 5th/6th grade choir concert at 6 PM on December 15th.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal


Friday, December 2, 2016

Riley's NRD Poster Wins State!

Congratulations to Riley A. for winning the 7th-9th grade State NRD Poster Contest!  His poster is headed to Nationals!