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 in Pictures - August 16th-August 25th

CMS Week in Pictures
T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride Winners week of 8/21
enjoying their prize - Donuts with Dressel.
Congratulations to Maralee, Tony, Henry and Kolby!
Tiffany with her eclipse viewing box

Chadron HS Featured in New NELovesPS Film

CHS Featured In New NeLovesPS FilmChadron High School is one of the featured schools in the new Nebraska Loves Public Schools film to be released this September. The film highlights the unique story of families from the Marshall Islands that have moved to Chadron and enrolled their children in Chadron Public Schools.

Click here to register for the film's premier on September 27th in the Student Center Ballroom on the CSC campus.

CMS After School Program Begins on Tuesday, August 22nd

The Chadron Middle School After School Program will kick off the new school year on Tuesday, August 22nd. The CMS ASP runs from 3:30-5:30 Monday-Thursday and on 1:30 Fridays from 1:30-4:30. Click on the link for more CMS ASP information.

August 22nd - Open House

Chadron Middle School will host an Open House from 6:00-7:00 PM on August 22nd. This is a low key, informal event whereby students can show their parents around the school and parents can meet their child's teachers. We look forward to seeing everyone!

First Day of School!


We kicked off the 2017-18 school year with our welcome back assembly. We started by covering the basics, including our new T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride program. In addition, We introduced the theme for the school year: Dream Big and G.R.O.W. (Goals, Resilience, Opportunity and Will). Next, Mrs. Traphagan, Mrs. McCartney, Mrs. Skavdal and Mrs. Waugh led the students in some welcome back cheers and we even had the Cardinal Mascot join us! Last, students were dismissed by grade level to get their schedules and then we started our regular 4 block rotation.


The City of Chadron will begin road construction at the intersection of 6th and Ann Street and roads will be blocked beginning on August 16th. The construction project will impact drop off and pick up at Chadron Middle School and Chadron Primary School. The map below shows the areas that will be blocked and suggested traffic routes. Also, please note that there will be no through traffic in the parking lot and the gate will be closed during school hours.

Closed Streets:
6th street from King to Chapin
Ann street from 5th to 7th

CMS Parent Meeting Information and Slideshow


CMS will host two parent meetings - August 9th (5th Grade Orientation) and August 10th (6th-8th Grade). Both meetings will be held at 6 PM in the CMS gym. Families that have a 5th grade student and another student in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade do not need to attend both nights. The same information will be covered at both meetings.

Chadron Middle School Fall Sports Start Dates

Chadron Middle School will begin official practices on the following dates:

Cross Country: August 7th - 6:30 AM and students should meet on the north side of the CHS football field. After school practice will begin on August 14th.

Volleyball: August 18th meeting and practice begins after school on August 21st

Football: August 21st meeting and practice begins after school on August 22nd.

Important Back to School Dates

I hope that everyone has had a fantastic summer break! Chadron Middle School is gearing up for another excellent school year and we are excited to see all of our students again. Below are some important back-to-school dates to keep in mind as August approaches. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Dressel at [email protected] or call the Middle School office at 432-0708.August 7th-11th - Students can drop off school supplies in their lockers.

2017-18 CMS Recommended School Supply List for 5th-8th Grade

CHADRON MIDDLE SCHOOL 2017-18 Recommended School Supply List5th/6th Grade Supply List3 - Boxes of Kleenex 2 - Large Paper Grocery Bags (Book Cover)1 - Roll of Duct Tape (Book Cover)1 - Trapper Keeper 1 - Zippered Pencil Pocket2 - 2” 3 Ring Binders (6th Only)2 - Spiral Notebooks3 - Packs of Loose-Leaf Paper (college rule) 2 - Packs of #2 Pencils1 - Pack Erasers2 - 2 Pocket Folders1 - Assorted Color Pack Highlighters2 - Black Dry Erase Markers 1 - Pack Red Pens (6th Only)1 - Package of 3”x5” Index Cards (6th Only)

Cardinal Summer Drama Program Information and Registration

Cardinal Summer Drama ProgramCalling all singers, dancers, and actors in grades 2-8. Join us for our first summer drama program! We will performing the wonderful musical Annie Jr. Audition Dates: June 27th-28th                       Camp Dates: July 10th-21stShow Date: July 22ndCamp Times: 8:00-12:00                                          Cost: $15 per student
Performers of all levels are encouraged to take part. There will be acting, dancing, set building, costuming, and stage makeup. The camp will end with show production on July 22nd.

Cards Care Day of Service

On May 22nd, Chadron Middle School students, faculty, staff, parent volunteers and community partners engaged in a day of service learning activities around the community.  The day was a huge success and a fantastic way to end the school year! Thank you to our community partners at Chadron State College, NRD, Keep Chadron Beautiful, Dawes County Fair Board, Prairie Pines, Crestview and Keep Chadron Beautiful for working with our students on the service projects.

5th Grade Parent Meeting - Slideshow

On May 11th, CMS hosted a parent meeting for incoming 5th grade students.  Thank you to everyone who was able attend.  I hope that the information was helpful.  Below is a link the slideshow that I used during the presentation.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dressel at 432-0708.

5th Grade Parent Meeting Slideshow

8th Grade Exit Survey - Current 8th Grade Students Only

Chadron Middle School collects exit survey data from our 8th grade class to help  make decision on how to improve the school.  Please take a minute to complete the survey and add any constructive comments at the end.  Thank you.


May 22nd - Cards Care Day of Service Student/Staff Rosters


Below are the activities and rosters for the Cards Care Day of Service.  Parents are welcomed to join us on that day (The more the merrier)!  Students who are working at Railroad Park, CSC the Fair Grounds and with Mr. Calkins should should wear old clothes as the students will be painting, cleaning and planting.

Rosters may be adjusted in the Morning of May 22nd, depending on attendance on that day.  If your students(s) will be gone that day, please be sure to call the office that morning.

Thank you!