Chadron Primary School

732 Ann Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
(308) 432-0710
(308) 432-6985

Daily School Schedule

Regular Dismissal

8:00AM - 3:15PM

1:30 Dismissal

8:00AM - 1:30PM

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Mrs. Libby Uhing
Primary School Principal

Teachers' Lounge Make Over

Chadron Community Church honored our teachers by providing Chadron Primary School with a teachers' lounge make over.  Pastor Jason Corbit and his wife Kristy presented the congregation of C3 with the idea to embrace the staff by updating the lounge.  An outpouring of support from the congregation and community members helped bring the idea to fruition.  Members of the congregation also volunteered their time over the winter break by helping to clean, paint, move furniture, and redo countertops.  Chadron Primary School staff was in awe with the unveiling yesterday and were also treated to sn

Kids Caring at Christmas

I could not be more proud of our students and families that contributed to our Kids Caring at Christmas project.  We had an incredible outpouring of donations to support our local food pantry.  Tuesday afternoon our first and second graders carried bags of canned goods and other nonperishable food items to the food pantry.  These items will be loaded into bags to share with families during the holidays and throughout the year.  Thank you so very much for your support of this event and we hope you all have a Happy Holiday season.  Safe travels and we will see you all January 4th!


Chadron Primary would like to extend a HUGE thank you to an anonymous donor who helped pay it forward on many lunch accounts.  The generosity of this family allowed for 18 students to get free and clear lunch balances in addition to some extra money on their accounts.  We are so thankful to the kindness and caring of this family and our students and families very grateful as well.

Seymour Goodthings is at it AGAIN!!

Seymour Goodthings has been quite busy at Chadron Primary watching children do GREAT things!  He has been all over the place and has witnessed our students following the Cardinal Rules... This crazy guy is pretty observant of our littlest birds and enjoys his days at the nest.

Cardinals of the Month - November

November proved to be another month with AMAZING students!!  These Cardinals of the Month set wonderful examples of behavior; they continue to follow our Cardinal Rules:  1) Be Safe, 2) Be Respectful, and 3) Be Responsible.  They were selected by their teachers to enjoy a breakfast in the teachers' lounge with Ms. Uhing.  We are so proud of the great things our students are doing, keep up the good work!!

Kids Caring Food Drive

Once again Chadron Primary School is participating in our Kids Caring Food Drive.  Rather than having classroom gift exchanges, we ask that families bring non-perishable food items to place under our Christmas Tree.  The items will be donated to a local food pantry and will be distributed to families within our community.  Thank you for your participation in this worthy cause!

Cardinals Committed Visit again

Our students are thrilled when our high school Cardinals Committed students visit our lunch room.  This week we had students from the One Act Plays join us.  These girls compete at Districts tomorrow (Friday, December 1st).  Our little Cardinals want to wish them and their entire team - GOOD LUCK!  Thanks again Cardinals Committed for taking time to make a difference in the lives of our students, you are amazing role models!

Seymour Goodthings is BACK!!!

Chadron Primary students were so excited to welcome our Elf Seymour Goodthings.  He has been spotted around the building watching our little Cardinals do amazing things here in the nest!!  We will keep you posted as to his whereabouts; however, we want to remind students and families that he is not to be touched, thank you for keeping the magic alive.

Courthouse Tree Decorating

On Tuesday, November 21st Chadron Primary students walked down to Dawes County Courthouse to decorate the Christmas Tree featured in the foyer.  The children made handmade ornaments and enjoyed the nice weather as they ventured down for the fun.  The children were also given a candy cane to enjoy.  Thank you Dawes County Courthouse employees for inviting our students to enjoy the season!

Important Information

Lockdown DrillDrills are not life-threatening situations, however we use them to practice moving to a secure room, locking and/or barricading doors, making alternative escape plans, and gathering objects of opportunity for weapons.
The most important part of our drills, is the student discussions and practice of safety procedures and protocols with our teachers.
Lockdown is called when it is believed there is a threat or hazard inside the school building.

Buddy Bench

Girl Scout Troops #10283 and #10286 came to Chadron Primary this past Saturday to work on a project toward earning their Bronze Awards Chadron Girl Scouts Hannah Jamison and Gillian Conway were joined by Lillie Allen from Crawford.  The Buddy Bench idea along with the Rainbow Bench allow children the opportunity to have someone to play with (Buddy) or a spot to socialize (Rainbow).  The Girl Scouts have created some rules to go with the Buddy Bench.  Thank you Girl Scouts for your community service project and for thinking of Chadron Primary students.


Chadron Primary School and our Parent Involvement Group is once again on the lookout for Lego Bricks…  The group is planning our 2nd Annual Penny Carnival set for February 16, 2018 and as part of the games and activities we are seeking new or gently used Lego Bricks or other compatible building bricks.  If you would like to purchase and or donate any bricks you can send them with your child or drop them off at the Chadron Primary School Office.  We will be accepting any donations from now until the date of our Penny Carnival.

Cardinals of the Month - October

Breakfast in the Teachers' Lounge is always a big treat for our Cardinals of the Month.  These students have gone above and beyond following our Cardinal Rules of 1)Be Safe 2)Be Respectful and 3)Be Responsible.  We are so proud of our students and are happy to celebrate all of the GREAT things these kiddos have achieved.
Breakfast in the Lounge is always a big hit!

BoxTops Winners!!!

Mrs. Hoffman's class was the winning class in collecting our BoxTops for Education.  This class collected 683 box tops and were able to celebrate on Friday.  Thank you to all of the families that support our BoxTops drive.  We are able to purchase outdoor play equipment and other supplemental supplies for our students.  Congratulations Mrs. Hoffman and kiddos!

Change for Changing Lives kicks off!

A partnership with Chadron Public Schools, classrooms compete to raise money for the Circle of Light and the Future Healthcare Professions Scholarship. The Circle of Light is a program that gives financial assistance to patients diagnosed with cancer in our area. The Future Healthcare Professions Scholarship is a scholarship program for seniors interested in the healthcare profession. Both are aimed at giving back to our community.Challenge ends November 30th and the winner of each school receives a Subway party in December!

Coloring Contest Winners

Our Lunchtime Solution staff hosted a Halloween coloring contest and the winners for each class are listed below.  We had first, second, and third place winners in each grade and the children were excited to see the coloring sheets displayed this past month.  Thank you to our Lunch Gals for sponsoring this fun event and congratulations to all of our students.

Book Fair Winners

Congratulations to our Book Fair Winners from each classroom.  Kendrick Trovato was our raffle winner and won a basket of goodies worth over $100.  Thank you to all of the families and individuals who came to our conferences and supported our Book Fair.  The proceeds from this event go to buying new books for our library.


Chadron Primary students are so fortunate to have community support like we have from Main Street Dental!!  Dr. Travis Lambert made a generous donation to assist children with their lunch funds.  We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Lambert and his entire staff at Main Street Dental.  When you see him out and about town please extend your gratitude as well.  This donation was able to help so many of our students get seconds at lunch or clear unpaid lunch balances for children who may need assistance.  Again, we cannot thank you enough Dr. Lambert!!

Red Ribbon Week

Chadron Primary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 30th - November 3rd.  During Red Ribbon Week we encourage students and staff to wear clothing for the theme of the day.  This year's themes are as follows:

Monday, October 30th ~ Stand Together Against Drugs - Wear RED head to toe

Tuesday, October 31st ~ Say BOO to Drugs - Bring your costume for the afternoon activities

Wednesday, November 1st ~ You Be CRAZY to do Drugs - Crazy/Mismatched socks and hair

Thursday, November 2nd ~ Be a HERO Being Drug Free - Wear red/white/blue, camouflage or superhero