Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CMS Parent Teacher Conferences

Chadron Middle School will host our spring Parent Teacher Conferences on February 9th from 2:00-8:00 in the CMS Gym.  To accommodate for PTCs, CMS will have a 1:30 dismissal on February 9th. 

If possible, we ask 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.  

CMS will run After School Program (Homework Help only) on February 9th from 1:30-4:00.  Students who are missing work and/or just need some help are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CMS Boy's Basketball vs. Hot Springs Rescheduled

7th and 8th grade boy's basketball vs. Hot Springs has been rescheduled to Saturday, February11th at 9:30 and 11:00 in the CMS Gym.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Career Connections with UNL 4-H Extension

Terri Lemmon, UNL Extension Assistant for 4-H and Youth, met with 7th and 8th grade students to discuss the importance of career education.  Mrs. Lemmon discussed an opportunity for 8th grade students called 'Next Chapter', which is a career exploration program designed for 8th-12th grade students.  Information about Next Chapter can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Chadron Middle School and ULN 4--H Extension partner on many different activities and opportunities for our students.  They have been regular partners in the CMS After School Program and this year our partnership extended into the regular school day during Cardinal Block with the Entrepreneurial Investigation (ESI) program and now Next Chapter.  

We hope that Next Chapter sparks a lot of interest with our current 8th grade students and that the program can grow into something that will benefit students for years to come.  If you any questions about Next Chapter and/or 4-H, please contact Terri Lemmon using the contact information at the bottom of the post.

Terri Lemmon fron UNL 4-H Extension talks careers with
7th and 8th grade students

Panhandle Post Teacher of Month - Mr. Calkins!

Congratulation to Mr. Calkins, 5th grade Science and Social Studies Teacher at CMS, for being named the Panhandle Post Teacher of the Month.  Check out https://www.panhandlepost.com/calkins-is-chadrons-teacher-of-the-month/ for the full article and pictures.

Friday, January 13, 2017

CMS Bell Schedule - January 20th - Noon Dismissal

CMS Bell Schedule
January 20th
Noon Dismissal

Block 1: 8:00-8:50 (50)

Breakfast: 8:50-8:58 (8)

Block 2: 8:58-9:48 (50)

Block 3: 9:53-10:43 (50)

7th/8th Lunch - 10:43-11:13 (30)

5th/6th Block 4: 10:46 - 11:30 (44)

7th/8th Block 4: 11:16 - 12:00 (44)

5th/6th Lunch: 11:30-12:00 (30)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Two CMS Students Place at State Entrepreneur Contest

Congratulations to Thomas Kaus and Rhett Cullers for taking 2nd and 3rd place respectively at the State Entrepreneur Investigation (ESI)  contest in Lincoln.  There were a total of 12 students from across the state who where selected to compete.  Good work boys!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chadron Public School Student Response Protocol (SRP)

At the beginning of the semester, teachers introduced students to our new Student Response Protocol (SRP) from iloveuguys.org.  This SRP has been adopted by the entire district in order to ensure all schools follow common language and procedures in the event of an emergency.  Copies of this poster have been posted around the school as a reminder of what to do when the school is in lockdown, lockout, evacuation and shelter.  We drill these situations throughout the school year to ensure that students and teachers practice what to do in the event of a school emergency.

Monday, January 9, 2017

CMS Students to Participate in State ESI Competition

From Left: Hannah, Jamison, Thomas, Mrs. Gremm, Rhett
and Katelyn
Five Chadron Middle School students will travel to Lincoln this week to participate in the State Entrepreneurial Investigation (ESI) Competition. Each of these students had to apply for entry into the competition and only 14 students from across the state were selected.

Congratulations to these students on being selected and good luck at state!

Go Cards!!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

6th and 7th Grade Health Screening

January 4, 2017
2016-2017 Chadron Public Schools
Health Screenings
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Hope this letter finds each of you and your families enjoyed the Christmas break!
We are writing to let you know the 2016-2017 Chadron Public Schools Health Screenings will be held on January  18 and 19, 2017.  January 18th will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades and January 19th will be 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th grades.  These are routine school days so we will be pulling your child’s class for a short time to complete a vision screening (provided by Lions Club), a hearing screening (provided by Lions Club),  dental screening (provided by CAPWIN dental) and Blood Pressure, Height, Weight and BMI (body mass index) screenings.  These screenings are not only a requirement by the State of Nebraska but also very important in early diagnosis of potential barriers in a student’s ability to learn and grow!
If you do not want your child/ren to participate in the free screenings, you will need to come to the school and sign a waiver.  Due to the screenings being a state requirement, we will need you to provide the school with documented results from your private provider (hgt, wgt, BMI and BP), from your private eye doctor the results of a vision screening, from your private dentist the results of a dental screening and from your private hearing specialist the results of a hearing screening by March 1, 2017.  
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Your School Nurses
Jenni Pyle RN-BSN
Patrick Jespersen RN-BSN

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Important Dates for CMS Parents in January

Happy New Year and welcome back to a new semester at CMS!  We are looking forward to a great 2nd semester and we can't wait to see the kids on January 5th!  Here are a few important dates for students and parents to be aware of:

  • January 5th - School resumes - No After School Program on 1/5 or 1/6
  • January 6th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards sent home with students
  • January 9th - Parents as Partners Meeting at 5:30 in CMS Library
  • January 9th - CMS After School Program Resumes
  • January 16th - 5th and 6th grade students - CSC MLK Day March and Speaker at 1:15 in Chicoine Center.
  • January 19th - NDE Safe Schools Audit 
  • January 19th - 6th and 7th Grade Health Screening (Afternoon)
  • February 2nd - CMS Spelling Bee at 3:30 in CMS Library
  • February 9th - CMS Parent Teacher Conferences from 2-8 in CMS Gym
Parents, please also note that we have three consecutive early dismissals in January:
  • 1:30 Dismissal on January 13th
  • 12:00 Dismissal on January 20th
  • 1:30 Dismissal on January 23rd.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dressel or Mrs. Summers.