Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Penny Wars - THANK YOU!

I wanted to take a moment to send out a quick and HUGE THANK YOU to each and every person who made the Penny Wars Fundraiser a success! Without the help from the CPS staff, principals, ​students, parents, and community members, we NEVER would have raised $2814 for the Kubo family. I know without a doubt that the money you all raised has not only lifted a piece of the  financial burden that they are feeling, but it has raised their spirits knowing that they have a community that is backing them in the battle that Barb and the family are currently going through. Your efforts are appreciated more than you will ever know! Thank you!

Jennifer Cattnach
Chadron High/Middle School
Physical Education and Health

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 25th - CMS Parents as Partners Meeting Agenda

CMS will host "Parents as Partners" meeting on Monday, September 25th at 6 PM in the CMS Library. All CMS parents are welcomed to attend. We would love to have your input!
Meeting Agenda:
THINK Cardinal Pride Fidelity Check
Progress made towards last year's goals
Ideas/Direction for the group this year

Friday, September 22, 2017

Road Construction is Almost Done, Now What?


Road construction is nearing completion and barricades should be removed sometime on Friday, September 22nd. I want to give a big HIGH FIVE to Fuller Construction for completing the project way ahead of schedule! I did not think that roads would be open until mid-October, so getting them back in the last week of September is a nice surprise! I'd also like to thank everyone for their patience during the road construction. Overall, I thought that traffic moved smoothly and it was great seeing so many of our students walking and riding bikes to school.

When Ann Street and 6th Street are reopened, we will go back to our regular drop off and pick up procedures. As a reminder to our veteran parents and as an introduction for our new parents, I've created the maps below to help illustrated what AM drop off and PM pick up should look like. Please note that the middle school parking lot will remain closed from 7:30-3:30.

In the AM, it is preferred that parents drop off their middle school students by the playground on Ann Street and turn east on 6th to Cedar. The other option is to drop students off on the north side of the building. If you need to park, please park east of the tree on the north side of the building. Drop off on the north side of CMS is a drive through and all drive through traffic must move east on 6th toward Cedar. There is no parking or student drop off on the north side of 6th street because there is a lot of traffic in the morning and afternoon.

In the PM, parents pick can their students up on Ann Street or park on the north side of the building to wait for their child. When backing out, please drive east down 6th street as to not cross traffic. Remember there is two-way traffic on 6th Street. Again, there is no parking or student pick up on the north side of 6th street because of the heavy traffic.

Thank you again for your patience during the road construction and if you have any questions about our regular drop off and pick up procedures, please contact me at 432-0708 or nichlas.dressel@chadronschools.net.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Health Screening for 7th and 8th Graders

September 20, 2017
2017-2018 Chadron Public Schools
Health Screenings
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Hope this letter finds each of you and your families enjoying the beautiful fall season!
We are writing to let you know the 2017-2018 Chadron Public Schools Health Screenings will be held on September 25 and 26, 2017.  The state of Nebraska requires students in 1st - 4th, 7th and 10th grades to complete a hearing, vision, dental and height, weight and blood pressure screenings.  Students in 8th and 11th grades will complete a hearing and vision screening.   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, you will need to provide the school with screening results from your private provider (hgt, wgt, BMI and BP), eye doctor, dentist and hearing specialist by December 1, 2017.  
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Your School Nurses
Jenni Pyle RN-BSN

Patrick Jespersen RN-BSN

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences

It's hard to believe, but we are already at the mid-quarter and that means Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC)! CMS will host PTC on Thursday, September 14th from 2-8 PM in the CMS Gym. CMS will have a 1:30 dismissal on that day. The rest of the district will have a regular schedule. 

You may know that Mr. Kaus, Mrs. Skavdal and Mrs. Traphagan teach both 7th and 8th grade classes. Mrs. Hinman teaches 5th and 6th grade. In an effort to minimize wait times for these teachers we are asking that parents try to attend at the following times:

2:00-4:30 - 5th and 7th grade parents

4:30-5:00 - Teacher Dinner Break

5:00-8:00 - 6th and 8th grade parents

That said, we welcome and appreciate parent attendance at any time and teaches will be available from 2 PM - 8 PM. Please note that shared staff (Art and Music) will be available at CMS from 3:20-5:30 before they have to leave for CHS Parent-Teacher Conferences.

The school year is off to a great start and we hope to see all of our parents and students on Thursday.

*Friday, September 15th is a 1:30 dismissal district-wide.

September 8th T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride Ticket Winners

Congratulations to Aspen, Kristin and Caden for winning the T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal
Pride Ticket drawing on Friday, September 4th! Keep up the good work!

Friday, September 8, 2017

September 1st T.H.I.N.K. Winners

Congratulation to Xander, Ryan, Gracie and Johnny for winning the T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal
Pride ticket drawing on September 1st! Keep up the good work!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Join CMS Remind101 text messaging service

If you haven't signed up for my Remind101 text messages, here's the information!

Throughout the school year, I send text reminders about schedule changes, school emergencies special events or school closings to anyone who has signed up for the service. If you'd like to add yourself to the list, text  "@chadaronms" to the number "81010".

If at anytime you'd like to remove yourself from this private text messaging service, simply reply "@ LEAVE".

Friday, September 1, 2017

CPS Students Featured in Humanities Nebraska Rapport Magazine

Three Chadron Public Schools students were featured in Summer 2017 edition of Humanities Nebraska Rapport.  Chadron High School students Grace Sorenson and Lauren Collins represented Nebraska during the National Endowment for the Humanities' Day on Capitol Hill. Eighth grader, Tyler Kaus, was recognized for receiving the Outstanding Affiliate Entry award at the National History Day competition.

Congratulations to Grace, Lauren and Tyler for this recognition and thank you for being outstanding representatives for Chadron Public Schools!