After many months of research, scheduling, and meetings Chadron Middle School is proud to announce the new block schedule that will go into effect at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. The schedule features four (4) 84-minute blocks, a 5-minute advisory time during 1st block, a 40-minute lunch, 40-minute music classes, and extended passing times between blocks. Students will have an 8-minute break in between 1st and 2nd block, during which a grab and go breakfast will be available that they can take to class.
Chadron Middle School will represent well at the State National History Day competition this year as 14 students and 7 projects placed at the regional competition today. Congratulations to the state finalists and to all of the students that participated!
List of State NHD Finalists:
Junior Division (CMS Students):
1st Place Group Exhibit: Cuban Missal Crisis - Mande W. and Bailey R.
2nd Place Group Exhibit: Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Lauren C. and Grace S.
1st Place Documentary: Civil Rights/Jackie Robinson - Keelynd C. and Shawn G.
Shelby, Claire, and Abby practice their original play, based on Nellie Bly's and Elizabeth Bisland's race around the world, in front of their social studies class.
National History Day Regionals take place tomorrow, February 27th, at Chadron State College. Chadron Middle School has 23 students participating!
I will be hosting two informational parent meetings to discuss the middle school's proposal to move to an A/B block schedule for the 2015-16 academic year. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the rationale behind exploring an A/B block schedule, the steps that have been take up to this point, explain how an A/B block schedule works, discuss the pros and cons, and answer any questions that parents may have about it.
From Left: Erin. Wren, Kennady, Dylan
On Wednesday, January 21st, Chadron Middle School hosted it's annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Dylan Gielser was the 5th grade champion and overall champion. The 6th grade champion was Kennady Stack, 7th grade champion was Wren Chamberlain, and the 8th grade champion was Erin Kadlecek.
Congratulations to these students on this outstanding accomplishment!
On Tuesday, January 13th Chadron Middle School held it's annual History Bee competition after school in the CMS library. Kayley G. (6th grade) was the over all champion. Kayley, Clarie Margetts, Jake Lemmon, Ozzy Fernau, and Hannah Walker also qualified for the Regional History Bee, which will take place in Denver on March 4th, with their outstanding performance on the written test.
Congratulations to Chance Nuno (8th grade) for winning the Chadron Middle School Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 5th. The second place winner was Zoe Bagneschi (5th grade) and the third place winner was Luke Kahl (5th grade).
All three of these students have qualified for the Dawes County Spelling Bee, which will take place on Thursday, February 19th at 2 PM at the Dawes County Court House.
Chadron Middle School will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, February 12th from 2:00-8:00 PM in the middle school gym. Teachers will have a 1-hour dinner break from 4:30-5:30, so please plan accordingly. If you would like to schedule a meeting with your child's teachers outside of parent-teacher conferences, please contact the school at 432-0708 and the office will leave a message with teachers.
Trooper Elley has presented to thousands of students across the state on a variety of topics that affect kids today. The presentation to our students was made possible by funding from outside of the district.
Late and missing work is a topic that schools deal with on a daily basis and trying to find a balance between compassion and teaching personal responsibility can be difficult. I want to take a moment to list what Chadron Middle School is doing to provide our students with opportunities to turn in late and missing work for credit, while providing clear guidelines to help teach personal responsibility.
National History Day projects were due today and the CMS library has turned into an archive of historical events and people. This year's theme is Leadership & Legacy in History and students could choose any historical event or figure that related to the theme. There some very impressive displays in the library and we are looking forward to seeing student websites and documentaries as well. Well done kids!
Chadron Public Schools will dismiss students at 12:00 on Friday, January 23rd for the Chadron Invite Wrestling Tournament. Below is the bell schedule that will be used at CMS.
24 Minute Class periods Period 1 - 8:00 – 8:24Period 2 - 8:27 – 8:51Period 3 - 8:54 – 9:18Period 4 - 9:21 – 9:45Period 7 -9:48 – 10:12Period 8 - 10:15 – 10:39Period 5 - 10:42 – 11:06 – 7th/8thLunchPeriod 6 - 11:09 – 11:33 – 5th/6th LunchPeriod 9 - 11:36 – 12:00
Jan. 6th - 7th/8th Grade Boy's Basketball Begins
Jan. 13th - CMS History Bee @ 3:30 in CMS library
Jan. 15th - 7th Boy's BB vs. Gering @ 4:00 in CMS Gym
Jan 15th - 8th Boy's BB @ Gering @ 4:00
Jan 17th - 7th & 8th Boy's BB vs. Valentine @ 11:00 - 7th in CMS Gym & 8th in HS Gym