On August 25th, Chadron Middle School celebrated the official grand opening of its new playground with students, parents and friends. Students participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chadron Chamber of Commerce and then enjoyed hotdogs, chips, and drinks before taking their parents into the school to show them around and meet teachers.
Picture day for CMS will be next Tuesday, September 1st. Lifetouch will take pictures again this year of all students and staff. Picture information packets will be provided for students to pick up at the office. Orders can also be placed online. If ordering with a packet, students should bring their completed packet and money on picture day and give it to the photographer.
Well, the first three days of the 2015-16 school year are in the books and I think that we had a great start! The Grab and Go Breakfast was a huge success! We had and average of 49.6% of our student body participate during the first three days, which is fantastic! I hope that the kids enjoyed the opportunity to grab a quick snack and that it helped sustain them during their morning classes.
Thank you for attending the back to school student/parent orientations this week. The turn out at all three meetings was spectacular! I hope that you found the meetings informational and that they helped get you and your child ready for the start of a new school year. I greatly appreciate your flexibility and patience in dealing with all of the venue changes as well as the hot and crowded rooms. If you any questions or concerns, please let me know.
The CMS gym floor is not finished, so we are going to begin the 5th grade orientation in the Primary School gym at 5:30. You can park on the east side of the middle school and enter the Primary School through the east door. There will be a 40-minute informational meeting and then students will pick up their locks and schedules before heading over to the middle school to check things out.
This dress code video was produced by Natron County School District, but it provides a good example of the Chadron's dress code guidelines too. If you have a chance, please watch it. Thank you!
Below you will find links to the first day of school schedule and school supply list for Chadron Middle School. Please note that on the first day of school students will go directly to the gym at 8:00 for an all school assembly. If they bring school supplies on the first day, they will have to carry them until the assembly is over. Parents are encouraged to bring their students to the back to school meetings so that students can get their schedules and put supplies in their lockers.
Chadron Middle School's back to school student/parent meetings will take place in the CMS library instead of the gym. The dates and times of the meetings will remain the same. Please use the north east entrance and the library is located on the 2nd floor toward the middle of the hallway.
6th grade meeting - August 11th at 5:30
7th/8th grade meeting - August 12th at 5:30
5th grade orientation - August 13th at 5:30
August 10th, 2015
August 11th - 6th Grade Back to School Meeting - 5:30 PM CMS GYM
August 12th - 7th/8th Back to School Meeting - 5:30 PM CMS GYM
August 13th - 5th Grade Orientation - 5:30 CMS GYM
August 19th - 1st Day of School - 1:30 Dismissal All Week
August 25th - CMS Open House - 6:00-7:00 PM
**Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies with them to the back to school meetings. Students will be let into the building after the meeting so that they can put their supplies into their lockers**
Chadron Middle School was well represented at the National History Day competition in Washington D.C. last week. Ten students submitted five projects for judging at the national competition and several students left D.C. with more than good memories.
CMS Summer Science Camp
Middle School Summer science Camp will begin on Monday June 1st at 8:00 am and dismiss at 12:00 pm. ALL students who returned a registration form and paid have been enrolled. Calls were made to inform all the participants. More information will be sent home on Monday. If you have questions please call Kaci Swinney at 308- 430-3701
The Chadron State Women's Choir and the Chadron State Community Chorus hosted a benefit concert on April 26th to support the Chadron Middle School Instrumental Music Program. Thanks to the the incredible generosity of our amazing community, $579 was raised to help purchase instruments for students. Several instruments were also donated to the program.
This year marked the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. On Thursday, April 30th, the Chadron Middle School Choir celebrated with a musical tribute to the men and women who fought and died in that war. Usually, the 7th and 8th grade choir perform separately from the 6th graders, but last night all three grades performed together. The performance included severn songs and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. Nice job middle schoolers!
Below is a list of the end of the year events and activities at CMS. Please note that the last day of school for 7th and 8th grade is May 14th and May 15th for 5th and 6th graders.
May 1st - May 8th - MAPS Make Ups
May 2nd - Track @ Scottsbluff
May 5th - 5th Grade Conservation Day @ Assumption Arena
May 5th - 6-12 Band Concert - 7PM CHS Auditorium
May 7th - 7th Grade field trip to Wind Cave
May 8th - 8th Grade Legacy Project Presentation/FFA @ CHS - All Day
May 9th - Track @ Sidney
May 12th - Student Showcase @ 6PM CHS Auditorium