Chilhowie Middle School

Sam Blevins, Message from the Principal
1160 East Lee Highway
Chilhowie, VA 24319
Phone: (276) 646-3942
Fax: (276) 646-6031

Chilhowie Middle School is Accredited by the AdvancEd Accreditation Commission and "Fully Accredited" by the Virginia Department of Education.

Attendance Incentive

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.

2015-2016 CMS Teacher of the Year

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.


Just a reminder that yearbooks are on sale. The yearbooks will arrive the end of May and we will have a signing party when they do for those who have purchased one. The cost is $35.00. We have only ordered 100 copies so may sure to reserve one soon!

SOL Testing

CMS will begin SOL testing May 9th. To ensure that students do their best during testing, we ask that students be at school and ON-TIME for testing. If you can please try to plan appointments on days you are not testing. Students should get a good nights rest the night before and have a good breakfast the day of testing.

May 9 - Reading 8

May 10 - Reading 7

May 11 - Reading 6

May 12 - Algebra 1

May 13 - Geometry

May 16 - Math 8

May 17 - Math 7

May 18 - Math 6

May 19 - World Geography and Science 8

May 20 - Civics

Students that do not pass the test, and score 375 or better, will be allowed to retake the test after remediation. Re-takes will be scheduled May 31-June 2nd.

SCA Elections

Congratulations to our newly elected SCA officers for 2016-17!

President: Diana Cabal Pino

8th Vice President: Dawson Walters

7th Vice President: Mari Beth Boardwine

Chaplain: Harper Adams

Secretary: Landon McClure

Treasurer: Kyle Plemmons

Reporter: Logan Chandler

Smyth County DAR Winners

Congratulations to our DAR winners. We are very proud to say that CMS received 9 of the 12 awards for the essay contest this year!

6th grade: 1st Place- Harper Adams, 2nd Place- Keleigh Pascal, 3rd Place- Emma Rowland, Honorable Mention: Wen Bailey-Boswell

7th grade: 1st Place- Adriana Clukey, 2nd Place- Austin Guinn

8th grade: 1st Place- Madeline Terry, 3rd Place- Andrea Nava

William C. Lowry Educator of the Year

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.

Follow Us On Twitter and Facebook

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!

My School Bucks

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.

Superheroes of Kindness Video

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:

Superheroes of Kindness Video

Information About School Lunches

The following link will provide more information concerning lunch portion sizes and food options.

School Lunches

Teachers' Webpages

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.

Food City School Bucks Program

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 -

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.

New 4-H Website

CMS Sports Photos

Smyth County Dress Code

Internet Safety

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!

Internet Safety

The Virginia Department of Education has published a listing of Web-Based Resources for Internet Safety in Schools.