Chadron Middle School

551 East 6th Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
(308) 432-0708
(308) 432-0720

Daily School Schedule

Regular Dismissal

8:00AM - 3:18PM

1:30 Dismissal

8:00AM - 1:30PM

CMS Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 19, 2019

It's hard to believe, but we are already at the 1st mid-quarter of the school year and that means Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC)! CMS will host PTC on Thursday, September 19th from 2-7 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. 

In an effort to reduce lines and minimize wait times, we are asking that parents try to attend at the following times:

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

4:00-4:30 - Teacher Dinner Break

4:30-7:00 - 6th and 8th grade parents

CMS MAP Testing Schedule

CMS will begin Fall MAP assessments on September 10th. Please view the Fall MAP assessment calendar below to view testing dates for your child.

Back to School Tips for Parents

The transition from summer schedules to back-to-school routines can be stressful for everyone in the house. The 9 tips provided in this blog post from https://blog.ed.gov/2016/08/9-back-to-school-pro-tips/ may help ease the transition.

The first two tips - Visit the School and Meet the Teachers can be accomplished during our open house on August 12th. The 5th grade student/parent meeting is at 5pm in the gym and Open House for grades 5-8 is from 6-7pm

Digital Devices in Teen Bedrooms

Taken from the June 3rd Marshall Memo

In this Education Week article, Alyson Klein reports on a 2019 Common Sense Media
study showing that teens’ attachment to their phones and tablets doesn’t stop at bedtime:
- 29 percent have devices in bed with them all night.

CMS Celebrates Mrs. Himan and Mrs. McCartney

Thank you to all of the students, staff, parents and community members who celebrated Mrs. McCartney's and Mrs. Hinman's retirement with us yesterday afternoon. Congratulations Mrs. Hinman and Mrs. McCartney!!

CMS End of School Year Important Dates

May 16th:

  • Retirement Party @ 3:30 in the MS Library for Mrs. McCartney & Mrs. Hinman - All are welcomed to attend
  • Student Showcase @ 6PM @ CHS

May 20th:

  • 5th/6th grade awards during @ 12:10 in CMS Gym
  • 7th/8th grade awards @ 6PM in the CHS Auditorium

May 21st:

  • 8th grade locker checkout in the morning
  • Roll Up day in the afternoon

May 22nd:

  • 5th-7th grade locker checkout

May 24th:

Fine Arts Strategic Planning Meeting - 5/1/19 @ 5:30 in the CO Conference Room

Fine Arts Vision/Strategic Planning Meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Central Office Conference Room @ 5:30 PM.  Everyone welcome to attend.

Last Day of School Moved to May 24th

Like many school districts in Nebraska affected by blizzards or floods, Chadron Public Schools will extend the school year by three days.

The last day of school for students and staff will now be Friday, May 24th.
Chadron Public Schools had 6 snow days this year, the most days used for at least 20 years.  In 2012, CPS had missed 4 days (two due to August fires and two for snow). 
Friday, May 24th will be an early dismissal for students and staff will check out during the afternoon.  Call the office if you have any questions.

State NHD Results

CMS National History Day

National History Day is an educational program devoted to the learning of history.  
Last fall, students chose a topic related to the annual theme (“Triumph and Tragedy”). and conducted
extensive research using both primary and secondary sources.  After analyzing and drawing conclusions
about their topics’ significance in history, they presented their work in an original project.
The district contest was held March 1st at Chadron State College and on April 6th, the state competition
was held in Lincoln.

New Social Studies Standards

What do you think our students should know about social studies?  The Nebraska Department of Education has released a draft of the Nebraska Social Studies Standards and would love to hear from you!  The standards provide the framework for what students are expected to know about social studies, and your feedback will help make improvements to the standards before they are adopted.  The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete for each grade level selected.    To complete the survey, use this link:  

CMS Spring Assessment Schedule

Parents,

Below is the spring assessment schedule for CMS. As you can see, I tried not to schedule testing on Mondays and Fridays in an effort to improve student attendance during these assessments. Here are a few things that parents can do to help their children do well on these tests:

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