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CES News and Events

Award Winners

We would like to congratulate the following students for winning recent competitions:

BrightArrow Technologies Communications System

Smyth County Public Schools is instituting a phone, email and text message system that will enable school personnel to quickly and easily communicate important information with parents/caregivers. This service is provided by BrightArrow Technologies, which specializes in school-to-parent communications for emergency notifications, informational messages, and a variety of other school-related notifications. In order to get the most out of this technology, we need your most current contact information. Please take a moment and fill out the information request form that was sent home with your student and return it to your child's school as soon as possible.

SOL Remediation

SOL Remediation for students in grades 3-5 will begin on February 5, 2018, and will operate for 20 sessions on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Students should have brought home a registration form. Limited bus transportation will be provided. During this remediation, teachers will be reviewing in preparation for SOL testing in May. It is important for your child to attend in order to get the best preparation for SOL testing.


We have extra yearbooks! They cost $25 each. Yearbooks will be on sale in the main office. Please make checks payable to Chilhowie Elementary School.

Parent Portal

Parents of students in grades 4 and 5 can access their children's grades online through the Parent Portal. If you are interested in accessing your child's grades, please contact the school office for more information. Please be aware that grades may not be posted immediately, as grading student work takes time.

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McTeacher Night Fun at Chilhowie McDonald's

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Mrs. Chrystle Gates Awarded Regional Teacher of the Year

image of Mrs. Gates, Regional teacher of the year with CES Principal Jason Kilbourne, Smyth County Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carter, and VDOE representative.

Chilhowie Elementary School is pleased to announce that Mrs. Chrystle Gates has been chosen as the Region 7 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Gates will represent Region 7 in the Virginia State Teacher of the Year competition. CES wishes her the best of luck.

My School Bucks - View Your Child's Lunch Account Online

In order to better serve our parents and community, Smyth County Schools Food Service Program has invested in a web-based cafeteria application called My School Bucks. This application enables parents/guardians to view their child's lunch account status, including account balance, meals eaten, and a la carte/extra items purchased. Parents will also be able to make online payments. There is no charge to view a student account status; however, the company does charge $2.50 to process each online payment. To create an account, click the My School Bucks link above. You will need your child's six-digit cafeteria ID number to complete the account setup. Registration is free. New students will receive their cafeteria ID number at the time of registration or on the first day of school.

Parent Pickup Procedures

4H Website

Be sure to check out the Smyth County 4H website for student projects and activities.