Tuesday, June 1, 2021

7th Grade Physical and Immunization Requirement Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Nebraska state law requires that students have a physical examination conducted by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse-nurse practitioner within the six months prior to entrance into the 7th grade. If your child received the school sports physical on May 13th, the physical requirement has been met. In addition, all 7th grade students must provide the school with evidence that they have had a booster dose of a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine prior to the beginning of school.

Failure to have these requirements completed will result in your student being excluded from school until the requirements are met. Exclusion from attendance for non-compliance will begin on September 7th, 2021.

You can make an appointment for a physical examination by calling the Chadron Medical Clinic at 432-4441. Immunization requirements can be completed at the Dawes County Immunization Clinic (DCIC). You can call 432-8979 to make an appointment. The DCIC is open on the first and fourth Tuesday of each month. Thank you for your attention to this matter and if you have any questions, please let me know.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal

2021-22 CMS Student Information


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Chadron Public Library Summer Reading Program


CMS - May 20th Plans

Last Day Plans

8:00 - 8:30       : Attendance/Lunch Count/Breakfast/Housekeeping
8:30 - 11:15      : Activities
11:15                 : Grab and Go Lunch - Students pick up lunch in the gym

5th Grade
Location: block 1 classrooms
Activity: campout theme party and games-pajama day w/ blanket
Staff Attending: Merkel, Peterson, O’Boyle, Retchless, Youel

6th Grade
Location: War Memorial Park
Activity: Various Outdoor Activities (beach volleyball, kickball, basketball, cornhole, dodgeball in tennis courts, frisbee golf, etc.) 8:30-11:00
If the weather is too bad, we will have various board games for kids to play.
Staff Attending: Thies, Wollesen, Burch, Victory, Vetter, Tewahade, Smith

7th Grade
Location: Finnegan Park
Activity: Capture the Flag / Mat Ball / Dodgeball
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM = In Classrooms: Attendance, Lunch Count, Whatever
8:30 - 8:45 = Walk to Finnegan
8:45 - 9:00 = Rules and Teams
9:00 - 9:45 = Capture Flag
9:45 - 11:15 = Mat Ball
11:15 = Return for Lunch
Staff Attending: Kaus, Hare, Dubs, Woods, Hoagland, Cattnach

8th Grade
Location: Football Field
Activity: Gimkit/Softball/Recognition
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM = In Classrooms: Attendance, Lunch Count, Whatever
8:30 - 9:30 = Sort into groups
A - Softball B - Gimkit
9:30 - 10:00 = Awards List
10:00-11:00 = B - Softball A - Gimkit
11:15 = Return for Lunch
** Softball with the extra large bat and a volleyball
Staff Attending: Waugh, Hastings, Traphagan, Rojas, Spencer,

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Chadron Public Schools ~ Nonpublic School Meeting Notice


Summer Meal Program Information

From Ginger Meyer, Superintendent 

Greetings Chadron Public Schools Parents, Patrons, and Students:

We are excited to share some great news: CPS will have a summer lunch program through the end of June. All students up to 18 years of age, regardless of economic status, will receive free meals at Chadron Public Schools. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch served through our school food program. The Child must be present to get a "Grab and Go Lunch." With summer work going on, there will not be an eating area set up. Meals will include a hot lunch and a breakfast for the next day.

Meals will be served from the high school kitchen from 11:30 to 12:15. Students may enter at the front door. Once again the child must be present to receive meals.

Chadron Public Schools hopes that this news comes as a pleasant surprise and helps each family during these unprecedented times.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

May 14th - "Bump-Up" Day Schedule

4th Graders Visit CMS

1:30 - 4th grade students arrive at CMS and meet in the gym.

1:30-1:40 - Welcome by Mr. Dressel/Mrs. Dubs

1:45-2:00 - 5-minute classroom rotations
  • Mrs. Merkel/ Mr. Retchless, Mr. Calkins and Ms. O'Boyle (15-minutes)
2:05-2:15 - Meet back in the gym for Building Tours (Two Groups)

2:15-2:30 - 4th grade students meet in Band Room
  • Presentation by 5th-grade StuCo Reps
  • Student Questions
2:30 - Student's load busses and return to CIS

Current MS Student Roll Up:

12:50 - 8th graders meet Mrs. Watson in CMS Gym and walk over to CHS for orientation.

1:40 - 2:05 - Current 5th-7th grade students will roll up for class meetings. Each class should meet for about 25-minutes. We will announce when the roll up will begin. Talk about grade level expectations, how these expectations change for each grade level, activities and eligibility and answer any questions that students may have.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

8th Graders Prepare for Transition to CHS

Each year, Chadron High School Counselor, Loni Watson, spends a day at Chadron Middle School talking transitions and schedules with CMS 8th graders. This is an important day for our 8th grade students for several reasons. First, it brings to light how close they are to moving on to high school. Second, for most of our students, it's their first introduction to Mrs. Watson and she is plays integral role in the academic and social-emotional lives our CHS students. Third, it's the first time they learn about high school credits, requirements and expectations.

Thank you Mrs. Watson for all you do for our students and their families!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Chadron Public Schools - Non-Student Days

From CPS Superintendent, Ginger Meyer

The Nebraska Department of Education is allowing us to give some needed breaks due to CoVid. We are planning no school for students January 22, February 16, and March 26. January 22 is our big wrestling meet that normally happens at the College. This year we cannot use the CSC gym because of CoVid. We would like to go ahead and have the meet. This would bring many to our school. We will use both gyms. February 16 will extend a break for students. March 26 is the Quiz Bowl at the Middle School, so this helps with capacity.

Once again these are non-student days.