Thursday, February 28, 2019

Regular Start Time @ CMS on 3/1

Both CMS boiler pumps are working and classroom temps are between 68 and 72 degrees. We have ASP today and a regular 8 AM start tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CMS: 2-Hour Late Start and Modified Schedule for 2/28 and 3/1

Dear Parents,

We cancelled school today because when I checked classrooms early this morning, the building was about 40 degrees. We needed the day to plan an alternate schedule and to procure space heaters for classrooms. The second pump should be here on Friday, so hopefully things will be back to normal next week. Thank you for your understanding and support.

We are planning on having school tomorrow. We will run a 2-hour late start, but the gym, which is on a separate heating unit, will be open at 7:50 for students who arrive early. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 and we will keep the kids in the gym until the other students arrive. At 10:00, we will break students up into their instructional groups, send them to their lockers to get their supplies and classes will begin. The rest of the day will be a modified block and students will be concentrated into three classrooms per grade level so that we can focus our heat there. Below is the bell schedule that we will follow. Unless something changes, we will plan on running this schedule on Thursday and Friday.

8:00-10:00 - Gym open for students who arrive to school early
10:00-11:25 - Block 1
11:30-12:30 - Lunch (whole school)
12:35 - 1:50 - Block 2
1:55 - 3:15 - Block 3

Of course you have the option of keeping your child home if you don’t feel comfortable sending them to school with the current plan in place. I will excuse those absences, but your students will miss instruction. We only have five days until the end of the quarter and we want to make sure that our students have every opportunity to finish the quarter strong.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 432-0708 or by email at

Thank you,

Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal
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2/27/19 NO SCHOOL at CMS

CMS has cancelled school on 2/27 due to heat issues in the building.All other buildings will start at the regular time.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Building Temp at CMS

Dear Parents,

One of the boiler pumps at Chadron Middle School failed sometime during the evening or early morning on 2/25. The other pump is working, so there is some heat is being provided to the rooms with most classrooms temperatures between 58-68 degrees. That said, the building is cold.

Right now we are planning on having school tomorrow. At the end of the school day on 2/26, I made an announcement letting staff and students know what was going on with the heat and I request that our students dress appropriately for the season and not to wear shorts or sandals. If we do have school tomorrow, please help reinforce the need for students to dress appropriately.

If school is cancelled, I will post the announcement on Twitter @ChadronMS, on the school's Facebook page, on this blog page and on Remind. Please check these sites for all school closure notices.

Thank you for your support,

Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal

Thursday, February 14, 2019

CMS Students Advance to Final Round of the Wonder League Robotics Competition

CPS Teacher, Wendy Mahr Wins State Extra Mile Award

Chadron Public Schools Vocal Teacher, Wendy Mahr will be awarded the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Extra Mile Award. Mrs. Mahr was nominated by colleagues for her dedication to gifted and talented learners in her classes throughout the years. Mrs. Mahr will be awarded during the NAG annual conference on Thursday, February 21, at the downtown Omaha Embassy Suites.

The Nebraska Association for the Gifted honors up to three individuals in the state each year who have made a significant contribution to Nebraska education through their work with gifted students. This could be a teacher, school administrator or community member. 

Mrs. Mahr teacher vocal music to students of the Intermediate, Middle School and High School. In addition, she teaches Music Theatre and Stagecraft classes at the high school but is most recognized as the coach of the Cardinal Singers!

Congratulations Mrs. Mahr!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Parent Teacher Conferences

CMS will host parent teacher conferences on Thursday, February 7th from 2-8 in the CMS Gym. CMS will have a 1:30 dismissal on 2/7 and the whole district has a 1:30 dismissal on Friday, 2/8.