Over the past 3 years, Chadron Middle School (CMS) has been working to implement Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBiS) in our school. This process has included the introduction of universal, Tier I, classroom supports, formalized processes on how to consistently handle student behavior, and methods to assess program effectiveness. While we still have room for growth in these areas, and a lot work ahead of us as we implement Tier II and III supports, I am extremely proud of how hard our staff has worked to get Tier I supports in place.
The “Find Your Genius Challenge” is a state-wide contest over a 7-day period competing through virtual internships. Several Chadron middle school students partnered with Goodwill of Nebraska and Symphony Workforce to devise a service or product which helps alleviate the emotional or mental distress young people regularly face or help alleviate poverty.
The annual CMS Caring for Sharing food drive is in the books and it was a huge success! For the past 10-years, the Chadron Middle School Student Council has organized a canned food drive among the grade levels. This year's goal was to collect 2000 non-perishable food items between December 6th and December 13th. Students brought the collected food to their 1st block classrooms and the final count was done after school on December 13th. CMS students crushed their goal by collect 2942 non-perishable food items that were donated to a local food pantry.
Lunch Time Solutions is looking to hire a Head Cook for Chadron High School and a Substitute Cook. These positions only work the days that we have school so it might be something that would appeal to someone with students. The application and more information can be found at www.lunchtimesolutions.com and clicking on Careers.
Parents and Community MembersThe Chadron School Board recently accepted the resignation, due to retirement,
of Dr. Caroline Winchester, Superintendent of Schools. We are grateful for
Dr. Winchester's service to Chadron Public Schools and wish her well in her future
endeavors. As the Board of Education prepares for the charge of hiring a superintendent,
we would value the input of parents and community members. You will have
the opportunity to offer suggestions pertaining to skills, qualities, or characteristics the
The fall vocal music concert for 6th-12th grade is on October 22nd at 7pm in the CHS Auditorium.
It's hard to believe, but we are already at the 1st mid-quarter of the school year and that means Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC)! CMS will host PTC on Thursday, September 19th from 2-7 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 reduce lines and minimize wait times, we are asking that parents try to attend at the following times:
2:00-4:00 - 5th and 7th grade parents
4:00-4:30 - Teacher Dinner Break
4:30-7:00 - 6th and 8th grade parents
The transition from summer schedules to back-to-school routines can be stressful for everyone in the house. The 9 tips provided in this blog post from https://blog.ed.gov/2016/08/9-back-to-school-pro-tips/ may help ease the transition.
The first two tips - Visit the School and Meet the Teachers can be accomplished during our open house on August 12th. The 5th grade student/parent meeting is at 5pm in the gym and Open House for grades 5-8 is from 6-7pm
Taken from the June 3rd Marshall Memo
In this Education Week article, Alyson Klein reports on a 2019 Common Sense Media
study showing that teens’ attachment to their phones and tablets doesn’t stop at bedtime:
- 29 percent have devices in bed with them all night.