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

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Mr. Nick Dressel
Middle School Principal

6th Grade Art

6th grade art students enjoy learning color theory and painting color wheels as the quarter gets underway in Mrs. Bird's class.

What's Happening at CMS (1/6-1/17)


Jan. 6th - 2nd Semester Begins

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

Chadron State Ho HO Hoops Basketball Clinic

Chadron State College Basketball will host the Ho Ho Hoops Basketball Clinic for boys and girls in 3rd-8th grade on Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd.  Registration forms can be picked up at the CMS office or by by clicking the the link below.

Ho Ho Hoops Clinic Registration Form

5th Grade Christmas Book Exchange

On December 18th, 47 5th grade students took part in a Christmas pizza party and book exchange in Mrs. Merkel's room during lunch.  The party and book exchange was organized by Mrs. Merkel and Ms. Caskey.  Students enjoyed pizza, cookies, and punch before selecting one of the wrapped books from under the tree.

CMS Food Drive Results


The totals from the Canned Food Drive are in! The winners were the 6th graders with 1,229 items brought in! Way to go!!! 2nd place goes to the 5th graders with 900 items; in 3rd place came the 8th graders with 665 items, and 4th place was the 7th graders with 223 items. Together, we brought in 3,017 items to donate to our local food pantries. Great job, Cardinals! Thank you for your support!

Instrumental and Vocal Winter Music Concert


The 6th-12th grade instrumental and vocal winter music concert will be held on December 18th in the Chadron High School Auditorium.  The Instrumental concert will begin at 6 PM and it will be followed by the vocal music concert at 7:30.  The students have been working hard to prepare the music for the concert and we are looking forward to hearing them perform!

CMS Student Wins NRD Poster Contest!

Chadron Middle School and the Upper Niobrara White National Resources District would like to congratulate Riley Ambrose for winning the 2014 NRD Poster Contest.  The theme this year was, "Dig Deeper - Mysteries in the Soil."  Riley won the 4th-6th grade division and his art work will go on to Lincoln for consideration for the state award.  Congratulations, Riley and good luck at state!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Riley for winning the state NRD poster competition!  Riley's poster will now move on to the national competition!

What's Happening at CMS (10/27-11/16)


10/27/14 - Wrestling practice begins

10/29/14 - Girls' Basketball practice begins

10/31/14 - Spirit Day (Wear Red and Black) - No Costumes Allowed at School

11/6/14 - Wrestling @ Gordon/Rushville - 1 PM

11/8/14 - Wrestling @ Valentine - 10 AM Central Time Zone

11/7/14 - 1:30 Dismissal

11/7/14 - 7th/8th Grade Dance - 6:30-8:30 PM CMS Gym

11/13/14 - 7th Girls' BB @ Alliance - 4 PM

CMS Winter Sports Schedule

  • 7th Grade Wrestling Meeting is on 10/20 after school in the library
  • 8th Grade Wrestling Meeting is on 10/21 after school in the library
  • 7th and 8th Grade Girls' Basketball meeting is on 10/27 after school 8th grade in the library and 7th grade in Ms. Cattnach's room.

CMS Scholastics Opens Season at Kimball

On October 17th, Chadron Middle School's 7th and 8th grade Scholastics Teams competed in the first quiz bowl of the season at Kimball.  The 7th grade team opened the season with a 1st place finish and the 8th grade team finished in 5th place.  Congratulations to both teams!

Lights on After School (October 23rd)

Lights on After School at CMS is scheduled for October 23rd.  Students will begin at the regular start time of the after-school program (3:18) and Parents/Families are welcomed to join the festivities at 4:00.

Please note that students cannot wear their costumes to school.  

Red Ribbon Week (October 20th-October 23rd)


Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 20th.  The dress up themes that were selected by the CMS Student Council are:

1st Quarter Awards

On October 10th, Chadron Middle School students, faculty, and staff celebrated the end of an excellent 1st quarter at our End of the Quarter Awards Assembly.  7th and 8th grade students were recognized for leveling up in their Awesome Birds game, in which students earn badges for being on time to class and coming to class prepared.  5th-8th grade students that participated in the Great Effort Games on Monday and Wednesday were recognized for their outstanding effort over the course of the 1st quarter.  Students were also awarded with Perfect Attendance and Cardinal Effort Awards.

What's Happening at CMS (10/6-10/18)

10/6/14 - 7th Grade VB @ Alliance - 4 PM

10/6/14 - 8th Grade VB vs. Alliance - 4 PM

10/7/14 - 7th grade FB @ Alliance - 4 PM

10/7/14 - 8th Grade FB vs. Alliance - 4 PM

10/8/14 - Fine Arts Meeting @ Central Office Board Room - 5:30 PM

10/9/14 - Cross Country @ Sidney - 3 PM

10/10/14 - 1:30 Dismissal

10/10/14 - End of 1st Quarter

10/11/14 - 7th Grade FB @ Hot Springs - 9 AM

CMS MAPS Testing Begins on October 7th

NWEA (MAPS) Testing will begin on October 7th and continue until completed on or near October 31st.  It is our goal that  100% of our students complete the four assessments in Reading, Language, Science and Math. Chadron Public Schools give this assessment twice a year (Fall and Spring).  

8th Grade Field Trip to Crow Butte Uranium Mine and Ponderosa Wildlife Management Center

On October 17th, CMS 8th graders visited the Crow Butte Uranium Mine and the Ponderosa Wildlife Management Center.

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