Friday, August 18, 2017

Eclipse Safety

CHS Students talk "Eclipse" with CIS Students! 
The Moon's Shadow will trail across the US.

Always wear your Solar Glasses

5 Fun Facts about an Eclipse
1.  An eclipse is the result of syzygy — the alignment of three celestial objects. In Scrabble that’s worth 21 points (using a blank for the third y).

2.  Just before a total eclipse you’ll see a diamond ring effect. There’s a glow around the moon’s orb plus a diamond-like burst of sunlight.
3.  During the total eclipse you’ll also see Baily’s Beads. It’s where the sun peeks out from the moon’s craters. The phenomenon was first explained by English astronomer Francis Baily in 1836.

4.  There will be 69 solar eclipses in the next 100 years, but many will only be seen over water.
5.  The first recorded eclipse was in China, 4,000 years ago. “They actually thought it was a dragon eating the sun. It was a terrifying moment — apocalyptic,” says H.R. MacMillan Space Centre astronomer Derek Kief. “Five minutes later the sun came back and everything was OK.”

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Professional Development - Sonday Training

Veteran Teachers- Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Anderson train other staff during our early out.

Sonday (Phonics Instructions) is very systematically structured, with detailed lesson plans that include time to be spent on each section. Multi-sensory techniques are used, and students learn to read, write, and spell, simultaneously.

Although the program is highly structured, it still encourages teachers to review, slow down, and otherwise accommodate the needs of children who need more time or practice before achieving mastery of a concept.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It was a WONDERFUL Day!

CIS Family-We had a wonderful day!  We would like to thank the parents for sending their very BEST!  We introduced your students to the entire staff today, unloaded supplies, enjoyed recess and savored our hot lunch!  Please sign and return the packets as soon as possible.  Remember we have a 1:15 out Thursday and Friday as well.  Thank you!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Title 1 Meeting



Title 1 Meeting

To help your child have a successful school year!
Review our Title 1 plan and seek your input.

When:  Tuesday, August 15

3rd/4th Grade Parents:  5:45

Where:  CIS Library

Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Welcome Back CIS Family

Welcome Back to School 2017-2018
Chadron Intermediate School
Grades 3-4

We are looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year!  We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students and their families.  Also,  please welcome the many new faces to our staff this year including Mrs. Shandi Motz from Paxton, Nebraska.  Shandi will be joining our 4th grade team this year.  She recently taught 3rd grade at Todd County Elementary in Mission South Dakota.

New to our building but not to our district is Jolee Nielson who will head our Special Education Department.  Mrs. Nielsen comes to us from Chadron Primary where she has taught for several years.

We have a large number of 3rd grade students (75) and have added para support to help the classroom teachers.  Jessica Flint will fill this duty with a great deal of knowledge as she has recently completed her student teaching and is a certified teacher.  Also assisting in our school are paraprofessionals;  Bailey Owsley, Joan Fournier, Pam Leonard, Genie Singer and Christine Ambrose .  We currently have 61 registered students in fourth grade.  

Chadron Intermediate is also a School Wide Title 1 School, which means we are able to use federal dollars to help with additional staffing.  Mrs. Laurie Schmidt has taught small group in Reading, Math, and Language in our building since the reconfiguration in 2012.  With SPED and Title  support we are able to have smaller groups of students in the classrooms.  

CIA (Chadron Intermediate-Afterschool Program) will begin on Tuesday, August 22.  Students must be signed up to attend.  CIA runs Monday thru Thursday from 3:05-5:30, unless posted otherwise.

We look forward to seeing all parents and students during our Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00pm.  Students may bring their classroom supplies on this night or the next day.  

Chadron Public Schools will be participating in the Solar Eclipse Viewing on Monday, August 21.   Intermediate School will be busing students to the High School practice football field to watch the Solar Eclipse along with students from the rest of the district.   The students will eat sack lunches (bring from home or purchase through the lunch program) while at the viewing.   ***  A “Consent and Release” form must be signed by student and parent before the student will be allowed on the bus on the back side there is also a “Opt-Out of Eclipse Viewing” form that can be signed by the parent.   These forms will be included in the student packet on the 1st day of school.

We will also have a Title 1 Meeting on August 15th in the Library at 5:45.  

Aug. 21st Eclipse Viewing Information

Chadron High School Principal's Blog: Aug. 21st Eclipse Viewing Information: On Monday, August 21, 2017 Chadron Public Schools will host a Solar Eclipse Viewing and Sack Lunch for our students.  A signed permission s...

All Chadron Public Schools will gather on the practice field to enjoy the experience together.  Looking forward to this opportunity.

Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 CIS Nebraska Days!

Great Job 4th Grade Students and Staff on a great presentation.  Happy 150th Birthday Nebraska!