CMS National History Day
National History Day is an educational program devoted to the learning of history.
Last fall, students chose a topic related to the annual theme (“Triumph and Tragedy”). and conducted
extensive research using both primary and secondary sources. After analyzing and drawing conclusions
about their topics’ significance in history, they presented their work in an original project.
The district contest was held March 1st at Chadron State College and on April 6th, the state competition
was held in Lincoln.
What do you think our students should know about social studies? The Nebraska Department of Education has released a draft of the Nebraska Social Studies Standards and would love to hear from you! The standards provide the framework for what students are expected to know about social studies, and your feedback will help make improvements to the standards before they are adopted. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete for each grade level selected. To complete the survey, use this link:
Below is the spring assessment schedule for CMS. As you can see, I tried not to schedule testing on Mondays and Fridays in an effort to improve student attendance during these assessments. Here are a few things that parents can do to help their children do well on these tests:
Would you like to learn how to stand up for yourself in uncomfortable or intimidating situations?
Do you want to increase your skills in setting boundaries and responding effectively to verbal or physical aggression?
Come join 88Tactical in the Chadron Primary School gym and learn how to STAND UP FOR YOURSELF!
DUE TO BLIZZARD WARNING:
NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH OR THURSDAY MARCH 14TH
CMS 8th graders participated in Read Across America Day by reading to children at the Child Development Center, Head Start and the Chadron Primary School.
Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that call for every child in every community to celebrate reading on Mach 2, the birthday of the children's author, Dr. Seuss (http://www.nea.org/grants/read-across-america-faq.html).
Both CMS boiler pumps are working and classroom temps are between 68 and 72 degrees. We have ASP today and a regular 8 AM start tomorrow.
We cancelled school today because when I checked classrooms early this morning, the building was about 40 degrees. We needed the day to plan an alternate schedule and to procure space heaters for classrooms. The second pump should be here on Friday, so hopefully things will be back to normal next week. Thank you for your understanding and support.
CMS has cancelled school on 2/27 due to heat issues in the building.All other buildings will start at the regular time.
One of the boiler pumps at Chadron Middle School failed sometime during the evening or early morning on 2/25. The other pump is working, so there is some heat is being provided to the rooms with most classrooms temperatures between 58-68 degrees. That said, the building is cold.
Chadron Public Schools Vocal Teacher, Wendy Mahr will be awarded the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Extra Mile Award. Mrs. Mahr was nominated by colleagues for her dedication to gifted and talented learners in her classes throughout the years. Mrs. Mahr will be awarded during the NAG annual conference on Thursday, February 21, at the downtown Omaha Embassy Suites.
CMS will host parent teacher conferences on Thursday, February 7th from 2-8 in the CMS Gym. CMS will have a 1:30 dismissal on 2/7 and the whole district has a 1:30 dismissal on Friday, 2/8.
We are excited to offer mental well-being support for our students with the new addition of Dana Tewahade as our district's School Mental Health Provider!
Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) grants promote youth mental health awareness among schools and communities and improve connections to services for school-age youth. Chadron Public Schools was one of three Nebraska schools recently awarded the Project AWARE grant.
(Submitted by Mr. Joe Rischling, CPS Band Instructor)
On January 26th, the Chadron Public Schools band will be doing their rib fundraiser. Orders for the fundraiser can be made January 14th through January 21st. Orders can be placed by contacting current 6-12 band students or by calling Joe Rischling at 430-3595. A rack of ribs will cost $25 and a half rack of ribs will cost $15. The ribs will be cooked and distributed at Assumption Arena on January 26th. All orders must be prepaid with checks made out to “Chadron Band Parents.”