Chadron Intermediate School450 Norfolk Avenue
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
Daily School Schedule
7:50AM - 3:05PM
7:50AM - 1:15PM
Mr. Bill Cogdill
Skype to North Carolina
Mrs. Anderson's class started a PenPal project this year where they wrote letters to a group of students somewhere in the US. They told their penpals about themselves, facts about Nebraska (without mentioning we were Nebraska), and then asking questions they wanted to know the answers to about their penpals.
Mrs. Piercy's ClassroomFourth grade students took the Nebraska State Writing Test last week. Much time was taken preparing for this test, and the students worked hard as they applied what they had learned on the actual test. On Thursday, we had pop and popcorn to celebrate their hard work. Everyone agreed that hard work, done well, feels good!
Clubs began on January 14th. Students choose from a variety club choices. They participate in a club for a six week session. This year we are offering two six week sessions. Choices this session were: skate club, geology, poetry, Lego machine club, robotics, card sharks and crestview crew. Clubs seems to be very popular at CIA. If you have an idea for a club you would like to lead next session, be sure to contact CISASP via e-mail. [email protected]. Parent participation is appreciated.
- Nebraska was once called "The Great American Desert".
- In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings invented the powered soft drink Kool-Aid.
- J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska City in 1872.
- The state nickname used to be the "Tree Planter's State", but was changed in 1945 to the "Cornhusker State".
- State insect is the honeybee.
- State motto: Equality before the law.
- The goldenrod was declared the state flower on April 4, 1895.
Great teachers help create great students. In fact, research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement. This semester we are please to have Miss Aileen Ramirez student teaching with us in the Physical Education Department. Miss Ramirez is a native of Fresno California and is completing her K-12 Physical Education and Health degree at Chadron State College.
After several months of writing and editing, and currently in the process of external validation by nationally-recognized experts, the draft of the Nebraska Fine Arts Standards is now available for review by the general public. The State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the draft throughJanuary 17, 2014.
DIBELS Results 3rd Grade2012-2013Beginning of the YearMiddle of the YearEnd of the YearOral Reading Fluency63%68.1%
DIBELS Results 4th Grade
2012-2013Beginning of the YearMiddle of the YearEnd of the YearOral Reading Fluency51%60.9%
Each year CIS has a Christmas Sing-along with the staff, students and parents. This year, Mrs. Dickerson told the story of The Polar Express. We would like to thank all the parents for sending gifts and goodies for the Christmas Parties we enjoyed.
BLOMSTEDT NAMED NEBRASKA EDUCATION COMMISSIONER
The Nebraska State Board of Education today named Matthew Blomstedt of Central City the new Nebraska Commissioner of Education.
Blomstedt was selected from a field of four finalists. Blomstedt currently is executive director of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln; a Master of Community and Regional Planning from UN-L; and, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UN-L.
FOUR FINALISTS NAMED IN SEARCHFOR STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER
The Nebraska State Board of Education announced today the names of four finalists for the position of Commissioner of Education.
The finalists are: