Welcome to 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.

My School Bucks - Changes

Beginning on November 1, 2015, the fee applied during checkout on MySchoolBucks.com 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 MySchoolBucks.com to create an account.

Important Letter to Parents - 10-09-15

An important letter to parents is being sent home with students this afternoon regarding recent events at the Middle School.
Dear CHMS Parent/Guardian:
As you are aware, a threat was found in the building at Colonial Heights Middle School late in the afternoon on Thursday, October 8, 2015.  The Colonial Heights Police Department was notified of the threat and immediately began an investigation.  The investigation continued on the morning of October 9, 2015 and resulted in the identification of the student who wrote the threat.  Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
The threat written by the student included the date of November 5th.  With this identification, Colonial Heights School Administration and the Colonial Heights Police Department believe that there is no potential threat to students or staff at this time, including the identified date.
As always, the safety of our students and staff remain our priority.  Colonial Heights School Administration and the Colonial Heights Police Department take very seriously any threat made on site.  While the investigation was conducted, additional police presence was in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the Colonial Heights Police Department for their diligence and assistance in providing a quick resolution to the matter.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions or concerns.
Mr. William V. Hortz
Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School

Yearbooks On Sale Now

CHMS Yearbooks are on sale and can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com or by calling 1-877-767-5217. 

If you have any questions about purchasing a CHMS Yearbook, please contact Mrs. Selfe at CHMS. 



VASDDC Theater Coach of the Year

Jeff Clevenger of Colonial Heights MS

Sixth Graders
How's it going now that you're in middle school?  Mrs. Lauchner would love to know...and she will be sponsoring a weekly, informal "Lunch Bunch" during the first marking period for interested 6th graders during lunch.  This will be an opportunity for our new 6th graders to talk about how their transition to middle school is going.  Lunch Bunch will be held on Fridays in Mrs. Collier’s room (101).  Stop by the guidance office the morning of lunch bunch for a pass if you'd like to attend!

    The School Supplies List for all middle school     grades has been posted on the website under the     Parents & Students menu.

CHMS Shirt Order Form

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

Principal's Message


Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome back to another new and exciting year. With each new year comes the opportunity to grow as a student. Parents, I encourage you to take time each night to go over your child's homework and study with them. The middle school years are important to make sure your child is on track for high school. I look forward to a great year and wish you and your child the best year.

William V. Hortz
Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School‚Äč


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