Chilhowie Middle School
Sam Blevins, Message from the Principal
1160 East Lee Highway
Chilhowie, VA 24319
Phone: (276) 646-3942
Fax: (276) 646-0210
February is our Acts of Kindness month! On February 10th we will begin a new campaign next week called "The 10 Day Challenge!" We will challenge each other to perform at least 10 different acts of kindness.
We will have two on-going projects going during these 10 days.
1. Collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House
2. Collecting old glasses to donate to the Leo/Lions Club to be reused by someone who can't afford glasses!
Our first 5 Challenge Days are:
Monday, Feb 10
Act of Kindness Tickets given out to those caught doing a good deed
Tuesday, Feb 11
Hat Day- Students pay $1 to wear a hat, proceeds going to our Relay for Life Team
Wednesday, Feb 12
Students will make Valentine Cards for nursing home patients
Thursday, Feb 13
Please and Thank You Day- everyone is encouraged to say please and thank you for all the many things others do for us
Friday, Feb 14
Acts of Kindness Dance where a King and Queen of Kindness will be crowned
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winner, 6th grader, Alyssa Dishman. Alyssa was runner-up in the County Spelling Bee held Friday, February 7th. She is pictured below with her trophy.
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 Monday, March 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.