Dream Team MeetingWednesday, January 17 @ 5:30 PM in COAll are welcome
By Heather Berry - Chadron TeamMates Coordinator
Schedule for Wednesday, December 20th:
1st Block - 8:00-8:55
2nd Block - 9:03 - 9:58: HAL Christmas themed drama performance in gym for 7th and 8th graders.
3rd Block - 10:03 - 10:58: HAL Christmas themed drama performance in gym for 5th and 6th graders
5th/6th Music7th/8th Lunch - 11:01 - 11:38
7th/8th Music5th/6th Lunch - 11:41 - 12:18
4th Block - 12:23 - 1:30 - End of semester awards and Nothing but Net Games will begin at 12:30.
The CMS Caring for Sharing Food and Box Top Drive totals are in. Congratulations to the 6th grade class for collecting the most cans and box tops. 5th grade took 2nd place followed by 7th and 8th grade.
5th and 6th graders will compete in the Nothing but Net games on December 20th following end of the semester awards. The awards program will begin at 12:25 and the games will start at approximately 12:45. Parents are welcomed to join us for the fun!
After a long embargo period, the Nebraska Department of Education has released the 2016-17 NeSA scores. We are so proud of our students for the outstanding job that they did on their tests and we are proud of our teachers for preparing our students.
Chadron Middle School out performed the state average at every grade level and in every subject on the 2016-17 NeSA test. Two areas of strength for Chadron Middle School were on the mathematics and science assessments where over 80% of students in each grade level met or exceeded proficiency standards.
Chadron Middle School will roll out our new Bully Reporting System from Crisis Go. Students can now use the Safe2SpeakUp app to report bullying, suicide/self harm threats, drugs/alcohol and weapons on campus. All reports are anonymous by default, but students can choose to add their name if they want. For students who don't have a device, there is online bully report form that has been linked to Mr. Dressel's blog page.
CMS wrestling will attend the Scottsbluff Invite on November 4th instead of Valentine. Due to Football Playoffs, Valentine had switched their invite to Tuesday the Nov. 7th. with a 4:00 pm start and we would get home too late.
Congratulations to Brenda Fritzler, CPS Food Service Director, on winning the Service Award from the Nebraska Society for Health and Physical Education. Check out the link for the article. https://www.panhandlepost.com/chadron-schools-food-service-director-wins-state-health-wellness-award-2/
Chadron Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 23rd-26th. Red Ribbon week is a national alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness program that is celebrated by schools throughout the country. Part of Chadron Middle School's tradition is to have themed dress up days that go along with anti-drug slogans. Students are encouraged, but not required to participate.
Congratulations to our CMS T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride ticket winners for the week of October 2nd. Keep up the good work kids!
The final drawing for the quarter will be during our end of the quarter awards assembly at 1:00 on Friday in the CMS gym. We will draw 3 tickets for the week and then 2 tickets for the end of the quarter prize. In addition, Cardinal Effort Awards and Perfect Attendance will also be awarded. Parents are welcomed to attend.
Mrs. Traphagan has been selected as the UNWNRD Teacher of the Month for September. The Chadron Chamber of Commerce sponsors the treats for the party! This is Mrs. Traphagan's 2nd year at Chadron Middle School and teaches 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies. In addition to her teacher duties, Mrs. Traphagan helped lead the creation and implementation of the T.H.I.N.K. Cardinal Pride Positive Behavior and Intervention Support program that started at CMS this year.
Congratulations, Mrs. Traphagan on a well deserved honor!
CMS 8th graders took first place after going 3-0 in action Saturday at the Torrington, WY invite, which included 8 teams in their bracket. This was a repeat title as they triumphed last season in the same tournament! This year their wins came over Torrington, Scottsbluff and Gering (Gering was opponent in championship game for 1st place). Congratulations ladies!
I wanted to take a moment to send out a quick and HUGE THANK YOU to each and every person who made the Penny Wars Fundraiser a success! Without the help from the CPS staff, principals, students, parents, and community members, we NEVER would have raised $2814 for the Kubo family. I know without a doubt that the money you all raised has not only lifted a piece of the financial burden that they are feeling, but it has raised their spirits knowing that they have a community that is backing them in the battle that Barb and the family are currently going through.