Chilhowie Middle School
Sam Blevins, Message from the Principal
1160 East Lee Highway
Chilhowie, VA 24319
Phone: (276) 646-3942
Fax: (276) 646-6031
Aug 4 - Football practice begins
Aug 8 - 8th grade Volleyball tryouts begin
Aug 8 - Back to School Night 4:30-6:30, 6th grade orientation in the gym at 5:00
Aug 10 - First Day of School
Aug 15 - 7th grade Volleyball Tryouts begin
We have set up a twitter account to keep you updated on events.
We also have a Chilowie Middle School Facebook page that you can follow!
Student achievement increases when the students attend school on a regular basis. This achievement is dependent upon the students arriving on time and remaining in school for the entire day. CMS has developed an incentive program to reward our students who make every effort to attend school daily.
Yearly Incentives: Students achieving perfect attendance for the school year will be entered into our annual perfect attendance drawing for BIG prizes. To qualify for our Annual Big Drawing the student must have perfect attendance for the year and not more than a combination of seven tardies and or early dismissals.
Monthly Grade Group Incentives: Each month the homeroom in each grade with the best attendance will be rewarded.
Congratulations to our CMS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Fallon Grinstead. Mrs. Grinstead teaches Health and PE in all three grades. She was selected by her peers as the recipient of this great honor.
Congratulations to Mrs. Becky Pierce, the recipient of the William C. Lowry Educator of the Year Award presented by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Mrs. Pierce was invited to Staunton earlier this month to a ceremony honoring her and the high school and elementary school recipients of this prestigious award. Mrs. Pierce is a wonderful teacher that has respect and love from her students and colleagues at CMS. The key to her success is obviously a thorough knowledge of math and how to teach it to young people, but even more is the care she has for each of her students. We are extremely proud of Mrs. Pierce and very glad she is a part of our team at CMS.
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/.
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.