Friday, March 31, 2017

CMS Box Tops for Education Drive

Box Tops Drive
Ask your parents, grandparents, neighbors, aunts and uncles, cousins to save their Box Tops and bring them to Mrs. Summers in the middle school office. The Drive will run through May 2, but students, families and community members can bring them in at any time.  Funds generated from box tops will fund our student rewards program next school year.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chadron’s Got Talent: Talent Show

On Monday April 24th the Wanderlust Cardinals will be hosting a Chadron High and Chadron Middle School Talent Show at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for students K-12.
The Talent Show will work a bit like “America’s Got Talent.” Contestants will be eliminated in their high school and middle school categories each round, bringing the final round to three contestants each.  Prize packages will include cash, food gift certificates, movie passes, etc. for those who place in the top three. A cash prize for the People’s Choice will also be given.
Any high school or middle student (or groups) that want to participate can pick up a form in the middle school or high school office. They must be turned in with the $5 entry fee by Wednesday April 19th. A sound check for contestants will be held on Sunday April 23rd at 2 p.m. Please call Jill Paopao for questions and information.
The Wanderlust Cardinals are an international traveling group of high school students who will be traveling to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and France in June.

*Submitted by Mrs. Paopao - CHS Wanderlust Sponsor

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cast Your Vote for the Nebraska State Reptile

Like other states, Nebraska has state symbols (state bird, flower, fish, etc.). However, Nebraska does not have a state reptile, but this is your chance to change that.  Click on the link to vote for your favorite Nebraska reptile.

Your vote counts!

Monday, March 27, 2017


Spring Dental Days at Chadron Primary, Intermediate, and Middle School have been CANCELLED (March 28, 29 30) due to dental staffing changes and will not be re-scheduled.

Questions may be directed to Lorna Eliason at 432-0508 or

Thank you, Lorna Eliason

Lorna VB. Eliason
After School Program Director
Chadron Public Schools
551 East 6th Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Morning Marathon Club Information

Chadron Middle School Spring Testing Schedule


Below is the spring testing schedule for Chadron Middle School.  As you can see, spring testing is a very busy time and scheduling all of the required tests takes us most of the month April.  Student attendance is a key piece to helping testing run smooth.  Grade levels are scheduled for certain tests during specific blocks of time during the day.  When students miss their scheduled testing block, they have to make it up during the scheduled make up days, which means that they will miss class.  This is not ideal, but necessary to meet testing requirements.

There are several things that parents can do to help students be more successful on their assessments.

  1. Make sure that your child gets plenty of rest the night before the assessment. 
  2. Make sure that your child gets breakfast before coming to school.  Students will be able to eat breakfast at school, but if the assessment is scheduled in the morning, students will begin testing during 1st block and won't get breakfast until 9:15.
  3. Help your child get to school on time.  Assessments will begin right after attendance is taken at the beginning of first block and third block.
  4. Encourage your child to do their best.  Many students get nervous about testing, but I always tell them to just take their time and do their best.  There is really nothing more that we can ask.

Below is the testing schedule.  As you can see, Chadron Middle School will begin our spring NeSA and MAP testing on Thursday, March 31st with 5th and 8th grade NeSA Science.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dressel at 432-0708 or by email at


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Dental Days at CMS, CIS and CPS


Spring Dental Days at Chadron Primary, Intermediate, and Middle Schools include dental screening and Fluoride Varnish Treatments are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 3:30 PM in Room 129 at Chadron Middle School

Wednesday, March 29, beginning at 3:15 PM next to the school office, Chadron Intermediate School.

Thursday, March 30, beginning at 3:15 PM in the Library at Chadron Primary School 

After school staff will send home a reminder letter with students that includes all the dates and locations. Families are welcome to bring their students to any school location at the posted time. 

This service is available to all students/families that returned the participation forms at the beginning of the school year.  Children receive the services regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.

This FREE service is provided by the community Actions Partnership of Western NE, University of NE Medical Center, and the Chadron Public Schools K-8th grade after school programs. 

Questions may be directed to Lorna Eliason, After School Director, 432-0508 or

Thank you, Lorna

Lorna VB. Eliason
After School Program Director
Chadron Public Schools
551 East 6th Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Chadron Record: Progress in Education Edition

Thank you to the Chadron Record and Kerri Rempp for highlighting a few of the fantastic things that are happening at the Chadron Public Schools in the Progress in Education Edition of the Record.  Ms. Rempp provided .jpegs of the articles for  the Principal's Blog Pages, which are posted below.

Thanks again to the Record and Ms. Rempp for the coverage and for allowing us to publish the articles on our Blogs.

Monday, March 20, 2017

No School and 7th/8th Grade Quiz Bowl at 1:00 on March 22nd

There is no school on Wednesday, March 22nd for Teacher In-Service.  CMS will host a 7th/8th Grade Quiz Bowl at 1:00 that afternoon.  All are welcomed to Attend.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

5 CMS Students Qualify for National History Bee Finals

Bottom Left: Kennady Stack, Jameson Margetts, Forrest Parks, Aidan Dressel and Hannah Meier
Top Left: Garrett Reece, Gracie Jones, Hannah Walker, Nathan Burch and Cody Hall

10 Chadron Middle School students competed in the National History Bee Regional Finals in Denver, CO on Wednesday, March 22nd.  All of the Chadron students competed hard and 5 of our students qualified for the National Bee!  Congratulations to our National History Bee Finalists!

6th Grade - Forrest Parks (2nd place in the elementary division)
7th Grade - Garret Reece (Top 8 in 7th grade division)
8th Grade - Jameson Margetts (Top 8 in 8th grade division)
8th Grade - Hannah Walker - Overall score qualified her for nationals
8th Grade - Hannah Meier - Overall score qualifed her for nationals

Monday, March 13, 2017

Next Chapter Career Education for 8th Graders

Terri Lemmon, UNL 4-H Extension, has introduced Next Chapter, a career education program for 8th-11th grade students.  The program will be offered to all interested 8th graders on the 2nd Monday of the month during Cardinal Block.  Mrs. Lemmon and Mrs. Rogers are working on alternate days to ensure that every student has an opportunity to attend.

Below is information about Next Chapter.  The information includes: Parent Letter, Scope and Sequence and a sample lesson plan.  If you have any questions regarding Next Chapter, please contact Mrs. Rogers at or Mrs. Lemmon at

Parent Letter

Scope and Sequence 
Sample Lesson Plan