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

Celebrating Nebraska Public Schools

Below is some interesting information that compares Nebraska Public Schools to the rest of the United States.  Nebraska public schools are out performing the rest of the nation on the NAPE, graduation rates, percent of students taking the ACT, ACT composite scores, average class sizes, and teachers with 20-years or more experience in the classroom.  All of this data is good news for Nebraska students!

5th Grade Music Class Honors Veterans at Honor Flight Send Off Celebration

On September 24th, 5th grade students in Mrs. Dickerson's music class honored area veterans at the Honor Flight Send Off Celebration that was held at the American Legion in Chadron.  Students have been working hard in music class to prepare the three songs that they sang: "Nifty Fifity", "Our Nation", and "Proud of Our Veterans."  Our students did a fantastic job singing the songs and they were very respectful throughout the ceremony.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Congratulations to Jacey for winning $100 worth of books and prizes at the CMS Book Fair Raffle!

Chadron Property Tax and School Funding Challenges

To support the effort of the Chadron Public Schools' Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent, I thought I'd share this information. The Chadron School Board has been very active in educating the public as well as political leaders of the challenges in fairly funding schools across the state. The following is a summary of information sent to media outlets recently on behalf of our Superintendent with the support of our School Board.
September 2015 Submitted by Mr. Mack, Chadron High School Principal
Chadron Property Tax and School Funding Challenges

CMS Students Observe Patriot Day 2015

Last Friday, September 11th, marked the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania .  To honor the men and women that died on that tragic day, 150 of Mrs. Mahr's choir students honored America by singing "The Star Spangled Banner" on the CMS Stage.  Thank you, kids for doing such a good job!

5th Grade Fun Night

On Friday, September 11th, 31 CMS 5th graders participated in the annual 5th Grade Fun Night. Students started the night with a scavenger hunt that is designed to help the 5th graders learn their way around the school.  During the scavenger hunt, students work in teams of 3 and 4 to find things around the building.

CMS Parent Teacher Conferences

Chadron Middle School will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 17th from 2:00-8:00 in the CMS Gym.  CMS will have a 1:30 dismissal on that day to accommodate the conferences.  Please note only the middle school has a 1:30 dismissal on that day.  CMS, along with the rest of the district, will have a 1:30 dismissal on Friday, September 18th.

Community Engagement Meeting - September 9th

Invite to Stakeholders - Community Engagement Meeting Sept 9th

(Open letter to all stakeholders of Chadron Public Schools)

2015 Chadron Middle School NeSA Results

We are pleased to announce the results of Chadron Middle School's 2015 NeSA results.  CMS students scored very well on all four subject tests: Reading, Math, Science, and Writing.

Highlights include: increased 5th grade reading scores for the second year in a row, 6th and 8th grade reading scores that exceed state averages, strong math scores, and science and writing scores that exceed state averages.

CMS Opens New Playground

On August 25th, Chadron Middle School celebrated the official grand opening of its new playground with students, parents and friends.  Students participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chadron Chamber of Commerce and then enjoyed hotdogs, chips, and drinks before taking their parents into the school to show them around and meet teachers.

CMS Picture Day on September 1st

Picture day for CMS will be next Tuesday, September 1st. Lifetouch will take pictures again this year of all students and staff. Picture information packets will be provided for students to pick up at the office.  Orders can also be placed online.  If ordering with a packet, students should bring their completed packet and money on picture day and give it to the photographer.  

Recap of First Three Days of School

Well, the first three days of the 2015-16 school year are in the books and I think that we had a great start!  The Grab and Go Breakfast was a huge success!  We had and average of 49.6% of our student body participate during the first three days, which is fantastic!  I hope that the kids enjoyed the opportunity to grab a quick snack and that it helped sustain them during their morning classes.



Thank you for attending the back to school student/parent orientations this week.  The turn out at all three meetings was spectacular!  I hope that you found the meetings informational and that they helped get you and your child ready for the start of a new school year.  I greatly appreciate your flexibility and patience in dealing with all of the venue changes as well as the hot and crowded rooms.  If you any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Mr. Dressel

5th Grade Orientation in Chadron Primary School Gym



The CMS gym floor is not finished, so we are going to begin the 5th grade orientation in the Primary School gym at 5:30.  You can park on the east side of the middle school and enter the Primary School through the east door.  There will be a 40-minute informational meeting and then students will pick up their locks and schedules before heading over to the middle school to check things out.

Thank you.

Dress Code Video


This dress code video was produced by Natron County School District, but it provides a good example of the Chadron's dress code guidelines too.  If you have a chance, please watch it.  Thank you!

CMS First Day of School Schedule and School Supply List

Below you will find links to the first day of school schedule and school supply list for Chadron Middle School.  Please note that on the first day of school students will go directly to the gym at 8:00 for an all school assembly.  If they bring school supplies on the first day, they will have to carry them until the assembly is over.  Parents are encouraged to bring their students to the back to school meetings so that students can get their schedules and put supplies in their lockers.

CMS Student/Parent Meetings - Change of Venue

Chadron Middle School's back to school student/parent meetings will take place in the CMS library instead of the gym.  The dates and times of the meetings will remain the same.  Please use the north east entrance and the library is located on the 2nd floor toward the middle of the hallway.

Meeting Schedule:
6th grade meeting - August 11th at 5:30
7th/8th grade meeting - August 12th at 5:30
5th grade orientation - August 13th at 5:30

Student/Parent Meetings

August 10th, 2015

Chadron Middle School Back to School Information

Important Dates:
August 11th - 6th Grade Back to School Meeting - 5:30 PM CMS GYM

August 12th - 7th/8th Back to School Meeting - 5:30 PM CMS GYM

August 13th - 5th Grade Orientation - 5:30 CMS GYM

August 19th - 1st Day of School - 1:30 Dismissal All Week

August 25th - CMS Open House  - 6:00-7:00 PM

**Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies with them to the back to school meetings. Students will be let into the building after the meeting so that they can put their supplies into their lockers**