Chilhowie Middle School
Sam Blevins, Message from the Principal
1160 East Lee Highway
Chilhowie, VA 24319
Phone: (276) 646-3942
Fax: (276) 646-6031
We will be giving free VHSL athletic physicals afterschool on May 5th. Students must complete a form (in the main office) and return it signed by a parent prior to the physical. Anyone interested in participating in a school sport next year must have a phyiscal, so this is a great way to get one free!
We will begin our state testing (SOLs) on Monday, May 11th. Please make sure that you child is at school and on time the days of testing. Testing will start at 8:30, once the testing has begun we can not let anyone enter the room late. We encourage everyone to get a good night's rest and to have a good breakfast each morning before testing.
CMS held the annual Honor Society Induction ceremony this morning. Congratulations to all the new members.
Congratulations to our CMS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Becky Pierce. Mrs. Pierce is a 6th grade math teacher and was selected by her peers as the recipient of this great honor.
8th graders are reminded to return their orange registration forms to their first period teachers as soon as possible.
Congratulations to Mrs. Becky Pierce for being the recipient of the 2014 Emmet Low, Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award. Mrs. Pierce is a 6th grade Math teacher.
We have set up a twitter account to keep you updated on events. Follow @news_CMS.
We also have a Chilowie Middle School Facebook page that you can follow!
We still have a few extra yearbooks. The cost is $35 and you can purchase them in the main office.
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.
To help kick off our Acts of Kindness Month, we had several of our students dress as superheroes and perform random acts of kindness in our community. We helped in a kindergarten class at CES, helped carry groceries at Food City, helped fix drinks and bought a couple of meals at McDonald's, we visited Valley Health Care and helped sweep hair at the barber shop and Kuttin' Edge salon. If you would like to view the video, you can follow this link:
The following link will provide more information concerning lunch portion sizes and food options.
This year the CMS teachers have their own webpages, where students and parents may view the lessons for that class. You may click this link Teachers' Webpages or click the link at the top of the page for the Teachers' Webpages.
You must sign up each year to participate in the program, using your Food City Value Card. You may sign up online, too. The following is the correct link for parents to create their MyFoodCity account and link their school - https://my.foodcity.com/.
The Food City School Bucks Program runs from Sunday, August 26, 2012 to Sunday, May 4, 2013. Encourage parents, family members, and friends to sign up for Chilhowie Middle School. You must sign up each year to participate in the program, using your Food City Value Card. You may use CMS's School's Bar Code or just tell the cashier that they want their purchases to help CHS. The program is designed to earn cash from our Food City receipts. This can be very helpful to our school. Thank you for participating.
The Virginia Department of Education recommended several sites concerning internet safety. These sites address internet awareness resources for parents, teachers, and students, concerning information on various topics from cyberbullying to cell phones. Check them out!
The Virginia Department of Education has published a listing of Web-Based Resources for Internet Safety in Schools.