This year marked the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. On Thursday, April 30th, the Chadron Middle School Choir celebrated with a musical tribute to the men and women who fought and died in that war. Usually, the 7th and 8th grade choir perform separately from the 6th graders, but last night all three grades performed together. The performance included severn songs and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. Nice job middle schoolers!
Below is a list of the end of the year events and activities at CMS. Please note that the last day of school for 7th and 8th grade is May 14th and May 15th for 5th and 6th graders.
May 1st - May 8th - MAPS Make Ups
May 2nd - Track @ Scottsbluff
May 5th - 5th Grade Conservation Day @ Assumption Arena
May 5th - 6-12 Band Concert - 7PM CHS Auditorium
May 7th - 7th Grade field trip to Wind Cave
May 8th - 8th Grade Legacy Project Presentation/FFA @ CHS - All Day
May 9th - Track @ Sidney
May 12th - Student Showcase @ 6PM CHS Auditorium
After many months of research, scheduling, and meetings Chadron Middle School is proud to announce the new block schedule that will go into effect at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. The schedule features four (4) 84-minute blocks, a 5-minute advisory time during 1st block, a 40-minute lunch, 40-minute music classes, and extended passing times between blocks. Students will have an 8-minute break in between 1st and 2nd block, during which a grab and go breakfast will be available that they can take to class.
Chadron Middle School will represent well at the State National History Day competition this year as 14 students and 7 projects placed at the regional competition today. Congratulations to the state finalists and to all of the students that participated!
List of State NHD Finalists:
Junior Division (CMS Students):
1st Place Group Exhibit: Cuban Missal Crisis - Mande W. and Bailey R.
2nd Place Group Exhibit: Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Lauren C. and Grace S.
1st Place Documentary: Civil Rights/Jackie Robinson - Keelynd C. and Shawn G.
Shelby, Claire, and Abby practice their original play, based on Nellie Bly's and Elizabeth Bisland's race around the world, in front of their social studies class.
National History Day Regionals take place tomorrow, February 27th, at Chadron State College. Chadron Middle School has 23 students participating!
I will be hosting two informational parent meetings to discuss the middle school's proposal to move to an A/B block schedule for the 2015-16 academic year. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the rationale behind exploring an A/B block schedule, the steps that have been take up to this point, explain how an A/B block schedule works, discuss the pros and cons, and answer any questions that parents may have about it.
From Left: Erin. Wren, Kennady, Dylan
On Wednesday, January 21st, Chadron Middle School hosted it's annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Dylan Gielser was the 5th grade champion and overall champion. The 6th grade champion was Kennady Stack, 7th grade champion was Wren Chamberlain, and the 8th grade champion was Erin Kadlecek.
Congratulations to these students on this outstanding accomplishment!
On Tuesday, January 13th Chadron Middle School held it's annual History Bee competition after school in the CMS library. Kayley G. (6th grade) was the over all champion. Kayley, Clarie Margetts, Jake Lemmon, Ozzy Fernau, and Hannah Walker also qualified for the Regional History Bee, which will take place in Denver on March 4th, with their outstanding performance on the written test.
Congratulations to Chance Nuno (8th grade) for winning the Chadron Middle School Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 5th. The second place winner was Zoe Bagneschi (5th grade) and the third place winner was Luke Kahl (5th grade).
All three of these students have qualified for the Dawes County Spelling Bee, which will take place on Thursday, February 19th at 2 PM at the Dawes County Court House.
Chadron Middle School will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, February 12th from 2:00-8:00 PM in the middle school gym. Teachers will have a 1-hour dinner break from 4:30-5:30, so please plan accordingly. If you would like to schedule a meeting with your child's teachers outside of parent-teacher conferences, please contact the school at 432-0708 and the office will leave a message with teachers.
Trooper Elley has presented to thousands of students across the state on a variety of topics that affect kids today. The presentation to our students was made possible by funding from outside of the district.
Late and missing work is a topic that schools deal with on a daily basis and trying to find a balance between compassion and teaching personal responsibility can be difficult. I want to take a moment to list what Chadron Middle School is doing to provide our students with opportunities to turn in late and missing work for credit, while providing clear guidelines to help teach personal responsibility.