Happy New Year and welcome back to a new semester at CMS! We are looking forward to a great 2nd semester and we can't wait to see the kids on January 5th! Here are a few important dates for students and parents to be aware of:
Below is the schedule for the CMS ASP for the rest of the quarter and the start up day in January.
Monday, December 19th - 3:25-5:30 - Academics Only
Tuesday, December 20th - 3:25-5:30 - Academics Only
Wednesday, December 21st - 1:30 Dismissal - NO ASP
Thursday, January 5th - Start of 2nd Semester - NO ASP
Friday, January 6th - NO ASP
Monday, January 9th - 3:25-5:30 - Full CMS ASP Resumes
CMS had another successful holiday food drive! The 6th grade class collected the most non-perishable food items with 1096. 5th grade edged out the 7th grade for 2nd place by three cans and the 8th grade class took 4th place. Thank you to all of the students, families, community members and businesses that donated to our food drive effort!
December 6th, 2016
The Chadron Middle School Student Council kicked off the 2016 Caring for Sharing Food Drive on November 28th. Students are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to school through December 13th. All of the collected food items will be donated to the Shepard's Pantry at the Chadron Immanuel Lutheran Church.
2014 and 2015 Results
NPPD set up 11 Makerspace labs in the CMS library on 11/28. Mrs. Waugh's 4th block, 8th grade class was the first to try out the labs and it looked like a lot of fun! CMS will have the Makerspace labs available for student use until December 16th. We invite parents to stop by and check it out. I think that you will be amazed at the technology that students have the opportunity to work with.
Mrs. Kaus wrote and received a $500 grant from the Western Library System. The grant was written to create a Makerspace lab in the CMS Library. The grant money will be added to the $1300 donation from the Chadron High School class of 1966 to purchase Makerspace furniture and supplies.
We are excited to move forward with the CMS Library Makerspace and we look forward to students enjoying the space and seeing them create and explore.
As a reward for their hard work, Mrs. Smith's 8th grade Cardinal Block did the Mannequin Challenge. They did a really good job!
Jacki Dailey, from Keep Chadron Beautiful, announced that Chadron Middle School has won the 2016 Recycle Bowl by collecting 2542.6 lbs. of recyclable items! The middle school edged out the Chadron Primary School by just 30 lbs. It is amazing to think that between the two school over 2.5 tons of what would have been landfill trash, was recycled!
Quinton Aaron, the star of the hit movie The Blind Side, spoke to Chadron Public School students on November 14th, 2016. Quinton is the head of the Quinton Aaron Foundation which allows him to bring his anti-bullying message to students across the country.
CMS 8th graders with Lt. ReicksChadron Middle School celebrated Veteran's Day with the community on Friday, November 11th during our annual Veteran's Day Program. The program was planned and MC'ed by 8th graders in Mrs. Traphagan's 8th grade Social Studies class. The keynote speaker was Lt. Nathan Reicks who spoke to students about his experiences in Iraq and the why it is important that we continue to honor our veterans.
On November 9th, Trooper Chuck Elly (retired) spoke to Chadron Middle School 7th and 8th grade students about sexting, online predators, bullying and cyberbullying. He spoke candidly about the dangerous realities and consequences of these topics while driving home a positive, anti-bullying message. Chadron Middle School thanks Mr. Elly for coming to Chadron and talking to our students about these issues. We encourage parents to talk to their children about what they learned during the presentation and to keep a close eye on their children's online activity.
November 7th, 2016
Chadron Middle School wrestlers will not go to the meet in Valentine on November 5th. Instead, they will attend the meet in Scottsbluff on November 5th. The change in schedule is due to Valentine's State Football Playoff game.
Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 31st. The national campaign started in 1988 in response to the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarnea. Parents and youth across the country started to wear red ribbons as a way to raise awareness of the murder and to protest the destruction that drug use causes in America. Red Ribbon Week continues in schools and communities across America as a visible commitment to live a safe, healthy and drug free life.