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National Youth Science Day, October 4th

National Youth Science Day

     On Wednesday, October 4th, five students from CMS participated in National Youth Science Day by joining 19 other schools across Nebraska via zoom conference.  The students and leaders were given the challenge of designing a device that would track heart rate and movement of the person or animal on which it was attached.
     One highlight from the two and a half hour activity was when the five students were able to finally connect the microchip and heart rate monitor to the computer using Bluetooth.  They all jumped up and celebrated.
     "It was a struggle and very hard working with a boy, but I had fun!" remarked one student.  "Time just seemed to fly by."

     This activity was sponsored by the UNL 4H Extension.  The students who participated will now be able to teach this to their peers at the Afterschool Program. 

ASP Activities for the Week of October 16th

ASP Activities for the week 0f Oct. 9th-13th

Schedule For the Week of September 18th- 20th

What ASP Has To Offer Students And Families

Students enrolled at Chadron Middle School have the opportunity to participate in the afterschool program.  ASP is centered around STEAM.  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.)  Staff, as well as community partners and parents lead exciting and engaging lessons and activities for students in grades 5th - 8th.  Students also benefit from academic assistance that takes place every program day and early out Friday. Snack is also offered to students.  Students are able to sign in and out on their own.  Parents are not required to enter the building to sign students out. Contact Kaci Swinney if you would like to visit about sign out procedures at ASP.   You can reach the ASP staff anytime from 3:25- 6:00 by calling 308-432-0508.     Site coordinator-   Kaci Swinney                                                  Email: cmsasp@chadronschools.net Phone: 308.432.0508 Twitter- @cmsasp Remind 101-to sign up,  text @cmsa,  to 81010      
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Pool Party 9-13-2017

Afterschool Program Pool Party
September 12th, 2017 Parents:

Students will have the opportunity to go swimming on Wednesday, September 13th.  We will depart from the middle school at 3:45 and walk to the aquatics center. We will swim until 5:30.   Students who have pool passes will use those to be admitted.  Students who do not have a pass will be paid for by the after school program.  Students need to bring a swimming suit and a towel to school.  Students will have the option to sign out from the pool.  This is not a required activity.  If your child is attending, please make arrangements with them as to where and when they will be picked up or signed out.
Thank you,
Kaci SWinney

Activities for the week of 9-11 through 9-15

Activities for the Week of September 5th- 7th

Fun At Afterschool Program

Let The Fun Times Roll
Afterschool Program began last week and is up and running.  A variety of activities are offered daily as well as academic assistance.  Here are a few photos of activities that students participated in.
 Laparoscopic Surgery- Students had to design tools for specified surgeries.
 Static Electricity in the lab.
Student Choice time- Students are engaged in an incredible game of Life.
Playing Connect Four and connecting with students.

Students Who Attend Afterschool Programs.....

Students Who Attend After School Programs.....
     "Attending afterschool programs can improve students' academic performance.  A national evaluation found that over 40 percent of students attending 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs improved their reading and math grades and that those who attended more regularly were more likely to make gains.  Students who attended afterschool programs have also shown that they benefit socially and have a higher school day attendance rate." (Naftzer et. al, 2007) 

     After school programming will begin on Tuesday, August 22nd.  The Middle school Program begins at 3:25and wraps up at 6:00 pm.  Programming days are Monday through Thursday.   We also offer academic assistance on early out Fridays.  Besides having the option of a nutritious snack, students are given the choice of which activities they are going to participate in.  The main focus of the program can be summed up by thinking S.T.E.A.M. This stands for Scienc…

CMS Science Camp Spots Available

CMS Science Camp Spots Available
     Chadron Middle School  Summer Science Camp has openings in Week 2 Medical Technologies June 5th-10th from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Students will learn about laparoscopic surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Biomedical Engineering and more.  Forms are available at the office or click on the link below to print your own.  Please Return by Monday, May 22nd.

CMS Summer Science Camp Registration 2017


Summer Science Camp Registrations

Summer Science Camp Registration
     Well students and Parents, the time has come to start preparations for summer science camp.  This year at the middle school students in current grades 5th-7th will have the opportunity to learn about Wearable Technologies and Medical Technologies.  Any students interested can pick up a registration form at the office or call 308.432.0508.  

Cat Club with a Real Cat

Tonight at After School Program Teri from Dawes County Extension taught us about cat personalities, or felinealities, and how to make our very own cat toys. Staff member Josh is sitting here with the cat that Teri brought to play with the toys that the students made.
Students learned what types of cats make great family pets among others. students in the photo to the left are shown listening to Teri.
Here are the activities happening at After School Program for the week of March 20th. As always, check the whiteboard outside room 103 for an changes or extra activities. We hope to see you here!
On Tuesday, the After School Program visited the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center at Chadron State College and learned about ranching and the cattle trails of the American West. We also had a lesson in branding and the brand registration process.

Schedule For This Week 1-23-17 Through 1-27-17

Frozen Bubbles In -6 F

Frozen bubbles at CMSASP.   What else could you do when it is this cold?
 Each bubbles begins to instantly freeze.  Some bubbles last up to 30 seconds!
 When they burst, They look like falling snow.
I suggest you give this a try.  It is not a typical winter activity.