Colonial Heights Middle School

Colonial Heights Middle School is the middle school serving the City of Colonial Heights, a community of approximately 17,400 citizens, located twenty miles south of the state capital, Richmond, Virginia. The building serves a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade population of just over 700 students.

Section 508 Compliance

Colonial Heights Public Schools believes it is essential that our websites are accessible by all people.  The Division will modify its current websites in a manner consistent with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998 (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)) to make our web content more accessible to people with disabilities.

It's Time For Bloopers!

CHMS Improv Team Present: 


Dinner and improv comedy for one low price.

Tuesday, November 21st at 5:30

Just $5 for 2 slices of pizza and a drink...and a show!

(extra slices available for $1 a slice...while they last)

All proceeds benefit the drama club

School's out for Thanksgiving

Early Release on Wednesday, 11/22, at 10:55 AM.  
Enjoy your time off.   

Ground Breaking Ceremony for CHMS


Colonial Heights Public Schools


Cordially invites you to the

Construction Groundbreaking Ceremony


Colonial Heights Middle School


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

3:00 p.m.


Please gather by the Cafeteria Entrance of

CH Middle School located at

500 Conduit Road

CHMS Raised $1000 for Hurricane Relief


Many thanks to Publix in Colonial Heights for donating $500 to each of our schools. Publix opens for business in Colonial Square Shopping Center November 1 at 7am.

CHMS PTO Shirt Order Form

Help out CHMS PTO
Click the PDF icon for the PTO shirt order form: 
(available in RED only)    (available in WHITE or LIGHT GREY)     (available in NAVY only)     (available in WHITE or LIGHT GREY)

Make checks payable to CHMS PTO.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Media Release: Colonial Heights Police and Public Schools Conduct Annual Training

On October 26, 2017, the Colonial Heights Police Department and Colonial Heights Sherriff’s Office, in coordination with Colonial Heights Public Schools, conducted active shooter training and a lock down drill at the Colonial Heights Middle School, and Colonial Heights High School to include its Vocational building. This critical training allows officers to practice a coordinated response to an active shooter incident, as well as for school staff and students to practice proper school procedures in a lock down situation.
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CHMS's Gym Gets A Facelift


All schools in Colonial Heights have met the SOL accreditation standards of the Virginia Department of Education for the 16th year in a row. 

Only 65 of the Commonwealth’s 132 school divisions had all schools accredited for the 2017-2018 school year.  This places Colonial Heights Public Schools in an elite group.  This success can be attributed directly to the efforts of our teachers in the classrooms, the diligence of our students, our parent partners, and school administration providing quality leadership and support for their staff members and students.

Thank you to all of our Faculty and Staff!  Congratulations to our students!


Special Education Advisory Committee

For a printable version of this flyer, 
click here: 

Fly Fishing Club


Dear Parents
We would like to introduce you to a new system our school has acquired to help protect your children, called V-soft. V-soft helps track visitors, students, faculty, contractors and volunteers at our school, thus providing a safer more monitored environment for the students.
When visitors, volunteers or contractors check-in, or parents come to pick up students, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system. The system has the ability to provide alerts on people who may jeopardize the safety of the campus.
We feel certain this will help us keep our campus a little safer, and ask for your cooperation in presenting your valid state issued ID when checking in at the school. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.


William V. Hortz

CHMS Calendar of Events

Principal's Message


Welcome to the 2017-2018 Academic Year!

What an exciting year we have ahead!  We have nearly completed a renovation to the gymnasium and it is looking great!  There will be even more changes happening as the school year begins and transforming both the auditorium and the cafeteria gets underway! 

Our students have a longstanding tradition of academic excellence.  Our faculty and staff, working with your student, strive to make their transition from elementary school to high school a seamless one.  This is most successfully done with support and participation from parents, staff and the students themselves.  We all work in partnership to create the most positive educational experience possible for our students.  Parental contribution and involvement are required to fully create this experience.  Our administration, faculty and staff are wholly committed to working with you and your student towards this goal.  We encourage the students to get involved, not only in their school work, but in character-building, and extra-curricular activities as well.  We hope that by developing the 6 pillars of character our students will make good sound choices daily.

Parents, stay connected and involved in your students’ education.  Check their grades on PowerSchool, look in their binder, check their agenda, and review their homework.  Your participation in this team effort really makes the difference in your child’s ability to achieve success!

You can connect with CHMS on Twitter @CHColonialPride

William V. Hortz

Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School

Follow CHMS on Twitter

Colonial Heights Middle School is now on Twitter.

CHMS Tweets Live Stream

CHMS Athletic Participation Forms.

Parents and Guardians who have children in any school sponsored athletic programs, please click here for the physical examination forms
And click here for the Concussion Fact Sheet and Risk Form.  
Thank you. Colonial Heights Middle School. 

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My School Bucks - Changes

Beginning on November 1, 2015, the fee applied during checkout on will decrease from $2.50 to $1.95 and applied only to a single deposit and not per child. 
These changes bring fees in line with surrounding school systems and help to alleviate costs for Parents.  All fees are displayed at the time of payment prior to completing a transaction.
If you are not using MySchoolBucks, please consider this option for quick and secure updating of available funds for lunch and breakfast for your child. Additionally, you will receive access to transaction history, meal purchase history, and can receive low balance alerts. The process is very easy and you can use your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card to supply funds to your child's account. Visit to create an account.