AdvancED is a world-wide school accreditation body that focuses on school improvement for public, private and Department of Defense school. Chadron Public Schools is up for our 5-year review next year. Staff, student and parent perception data is a critical piece of data that we use to help focus our school improvement efforts. The team that will visit next year also considers these perception data when determining areas of strength and areas for development for the district.
The Chadron community is invited to attend a strategic planning meeting to be held at Central Office on Feb. 21st @ 6:30p. The meeting will focus on CPS Activities.
This strategic planning meeting will be similar to the strategic planning meetings that were held a few years ago regarding Fine Arts. The results of those meetings were fruitful and ultimately led to more music and art opportunities for our students.
7th and 8th grade Boys Basketball games have been postponed until tomorrow. 8th grade will travel to Scottsbluff and 7th grade will be @ home. Game times will be the same.
CMS will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 8th from 2-8 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 minimize wait times we are ask that parents try to attend at the following times:
2:00-4:30 - 5th and 7th grade parents
4:30-5:00 - Teacher Dinner Break
5:00-8:00 - 6th and 8th grade parents
Dream Team MeetingWednesday, January 17 @ 5:30 PM in COAll are welcome
By Heather Berry - Chadron TeamMates Coordinator
Schedule for Wednesday, December 20th:
1st Block - 8:00-8:55
2nd Block - 9:03 - 9:58: HAL Christmas themed drama performance in gym for 7th and 8th graders.
3rd Block - 10:03 - 10:58: HAL Christmas themed drama performance in gym for 5th and 6th graders
5th/6th Music7th/8th Lunch - 11:01 - 11:38
7th/8th Music5th/6th Lunch - 11:41 - 12:18
4th Block - 12:23 - 1:30 - End of semester awards and Nothing but Net Games will begin at 12:30.
The CMS Caring for Sharing Food and Box Top Drive totals are in. Congratulations to the 6th grade class for collecting the most cans and box tops. 5th grade took 2nd place followed by 7th and 8th grade.
5th and 6th graders will compete in the Nothing but Net games on December 20th following end of the semester awards. The awards program will begin at 12:25 and the games will start at approximately 12:45. Parents are welcomed to join us for the fun!
After a long embargo period, the Nebraska Department of Education has released the 2016-17 NeSA scores. We are so proud of our students for the outstanding job that they did on their tests and we are proud of our teachers for preparing our students.
Chadron Middle School out performed the state average at every grade level and in every subject on the 2016-17 NeSA test. Two areas of strength for Chadron Middle School were on the mathematics and science assessments where over 80% of students in each grade level met or exceeded proficiency standards.
Chadron Middle School will roll out our new Bully Reporting System from Crisis Go. Students can now use the Safe2SpeakUp app to report bullying, suicide/self harm threats, drugs/alcohol and weapons on campus. All reports are anonymous by default, but students can choose to add their name if they want. For students who don't have a device, there is online bully report form that has been linked to Mr. Dressel's blog page.
CMS wrestling will attend the Scottsbluff Invite on November 4th instead of Valentine. Due to Football Playoffs, Valentine had switched their invite to Tuesday the Nov. 7th. with a 4:00 pm start and we would get home too late.
Congratulations to Brenda Fritzler, CPS Food Service Director, on winning the Service Award from the Nebraska Society for Health and Physical Education. Check out the link for the article. https://www.panhandlepost.com/chadron-schools-food-service-director-wins-state-health-wellness-award-2/
Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 23rd-26th. Red Ribbon week is a national alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness program that is celebrated by schools throughout the country. Part of Chadron Middle School's tradition is to have themed dress up days that go along with anti-drug slogans. Students are encouraged, but not required to participate.