Chadron Middle School's fall assessment schedule starts next Tuesday, August 30th, with the NSCAS (Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System) test. This is the first year Chadron Middle School will fully participate in the new NSCAS growth model, which means 5th-8th grade students will take a benchmark assessment in math and English in the fall, progress monitoring assessments in the winter, and end with the regular summative assessments in math, English, and science in the spring.
August 18th is the first day of school, and we can't wait to see our students! Classes begin at 8:00, and students will be let into the building at 7:45 to get their schedules and grab breakfast before heading to class. We will run a 1:30 dismissal schedule on Thursday and Friday this week.
Earlier this week, the NE Department of Education released the names of schools that were awarded NE 21st Century Community Learning Centers Continuation grants. We were excited to learn that Chadron Middle and Primary Schools were approved for $100,000 per year. The continuation grants are on a 5-year grant cycle and fund our After School Programs.
The state NHD contest was held Saturday, April 9, at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Chadron Middle School had 2 students who placed at the state contest. Matthew Sorenson and Samuel Kahl place 2nd in the group website category. The name of their project is: Debate and Diplomacy in the Cuban Missile Crisis. They will compete in the national contest in June. In addition, Josephine Werner also won the Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies. The title of her project is: The Use of Animation as Propaganda in WWII.
It's springtime, which means CMS is gearing up to begin NSCAS (Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System) and MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) assessments. Students take these assessments every spring, and the results are used as a standardized measure for academic growth, and to meet accountability requirements.
National History Day is an educational program devoted to the learning of history. Last fall, students chose a topic related to the annual theme (“Debate and Diplomacy”). After analyzing and drawing conclusions about their topic's significance in history, they presented their work in an original project. The district contest was held on February 25th at Chadron State College. Chadron Middle School had 9 students who placed at the district contest and qualified for the state contest in Lincoln on April 9, 2022.
Help us celebrate the James Webb Telescope at the "Unfold the Universe Community Art Show" on Saturday, 1/23/22, from 10am-4pm, and Sunday 1/24/22, from 1-4pm at the Chadron Community Arts Center 371 King Street. Come see the visual art created by our community and Kindergarten-8th Grade art students.
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From CPS Superintendent, Ginger Meyer
The annual CMS Caring for Sharing food drive begins today & ends on December 15th! Student are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to school for the food drive. CMS Student Council will deliver the collected food items to the NCAP food pantry. Prizes will be awarded to the grades that collect the most food.
Chadron Public Schools will extend the scheduled spring break by cancelling classes for all K-12 students on Wednesday, March 9th (originally a scheduled 1:30 dismissal day). Chadron Public Schools will instead provide a full day staff inservice training to host Dr. Melissa Sadin to train staff in the area of trauma informed schools.
On November 15, 2021 there will be a CoVid and Flu shot clinic at Chadron High School. This will be in the high school library beginning at 5:00pm, with an end time of 7:00pm. This clinic is for ages 5 and up.
A parent or guardian must be present. Please enter the school through the main entrance, by the high school office. WNC will be providing this clinic.
Wednesday November 3, 2021
All screenings will take place in 1st floor rooms on the west side of the building. Screenings will include:
On November 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM, a meeting conducted by Chadron Public Schools will take place at Chadron Public Schools Central Office.
CPS Health Screenings, sponsored by the Chadron Lion's Club, are next week. Students in grades K-4, 6-7, 10-11 will get all screenings. 5th, 8th, 9th and 12th that returned their dental sheets at the beginning of the year will receive dental services.
CMS will have our health screenings on November 3rd
Congratulations to the CHS football team on an undefeated season! CHS will host the first round of the football playoffs on Friday, 10/29 at 2:00. In an effort to safely clear the campus and open parking for the game, Chadron Public Schools will have a 12:00 dismissal on that day. The noon dismissal bell schedule is below.
CMS Bell Schedule
Block 1: 8:00-8:55
Block 2: 8:58-9:50
Block 3: 9:53-10:43
7th/8th Block 4: 10:46 - 11:30
5th/6th Lunch - 10:43-11:13
5th/6th Block 4 - 11:16 - 12:00