Chilhowie Middle School
Sam Blevins, Message from the Principal
1160 East Lee Highway
Chilhowie, VA 24319
Phone: (276) 646-3942
Fax: (276) 646-0210
CMS Honor Society will host the Spring Fling Dance. It will be on May 9th from 6:00-8:00. Admission is $3.00 per person. Students that plan to attend the dance must be in school at least half of the school day and must be in attendance at the end of the day. Exemptions for extenuating circumstances can be made by request to the principal. Be reminded that the middle school spring dance is an event where students can “dress up” if they choose but it is not required. Please realize this is a middle school dance and not a high school prom.
We will be offering free athletic physicals for any student who plans to participate in any sport next year. The physicals will be given on May 8th after school. In order to participate students must complete a VHSL physical form which can be picked up in the office. Forms must me signed by students and parents and returned to the school by May 5th. This is a great opportunity, so if you are considering playing a sport next year, please plan to take advantage of this free physical.
We will be taking Spring Pictures and Friend Pictures on Wednesday, April 16th. Students can take pictures with friends that day for an additional cost of $5 per person in the group.
CMS held the induction ceremony for new memebers on April 1st. Congratulations to the new members.
Congratulations to both our boys and girls 7th grade basketball teams. Both teams finished the season as Undefeated County Champions! Congratulations to Coach Powers and the boys and Coach Kelsey Blevins and the girls.
Our afterschool remediation program will begin on Monday, March 24th. The program will meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoons until 5:00 a total of ten times. Limited bus transportation will be provided. Pleas call the school for more information.
Congratulations to our CMS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jody Murphy. Mrs. Murphy is a 6th grade Language Arts teacher and was selected by her peers as the recipient of this great honor.
Yearbooks are on sale now! We have only ordered 100 so they will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis when they arrive in May. The cost is $35 or you can reserve yours for a $5 payment on the 5th day of each month. Your next payment will be due on May 5th.
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.
Original video made by our eighth grade class showing a chain of kindness. 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.