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.

Parents and Guardians: If Your Child Is Planning on Playing Any School Sport, Please Read The Following.

Athletic Physicals 2016-2017

Time:     2:45 – 4:00

Location:     CHMS gymnasium

Cost:     $25.00—cash or check (make checks payable to CHMS)

You must have your physical form filled out and signed by a parent in order to receive your physical.  Have your parents fill out all information BEFORE arriving.  You may get physical forms in your school’s main office or online at Be sure to ALSO complete the concussion form as well.

Physicals will be given by Bon Secours.

Contact Rene’ Rush @

Students must have a VHSL physical to participate in conditioning or try out for all school-sponsored sports.  

If You Have Been Waiting For Just The Right Fundraiser, Now Is The Time To Act!

The Richmond Flying Squirrels Ticket Book! 

Used by sports teams, church groups, PTOs, scout groups, non-profit organizations and many more.  Better than selling sandwiches, candy, or cookies and you'll make more money.  Earn $10 for each book that is purchased!  

Fundraiser benefits the CHMS PTO. 

Purple Up! For Military Kids

April is the Month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 70,000 military children.  Show your support for the annual Purple Up! for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on Friday, April 15th.

Colonial Heights Drama Club Presents: "Not Just Another Face in the Crowd"

Congratulations To Tanya Gentry

Congratulations to Tanya Gentry.  
Our Colonial Heights Public Schools division teacher of the year.

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

CHMS Calendar of Events

Principal's Message



Happy 2016 CHMS!

We are ready to take on 2016, finish our first semester strong, and have a productive and successful second semester!  

There are lots of events and opportunities to shine here at the middle school.  

We are working hard to prepare for 8th grade SOL tests in Science and Civics. Afterschool remediation begins in February to help students sharpen their math and language skills. We have upcoming events in Drama, Band, SCA, FCA, FCCLA, and the other teams and clubs.

Parents, continue to stay involved in your student’s education.  Check their grades on PowerSchool, look in their binder, check their agenda, and review their homework.  Your involvement really makes the difference in your child’s success!

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


Kinship Connection Conference

The Chesterfield County Senior Advocate is sponsoring a "Kinship Connection Conference" on Saturday, March 12 for grandparents and others raising kin.  The conference is from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and conference sessions include cyber safety, keeping up with your high-tech kid, and how to talk to children about their parents.  Free child care is available for children 5 and older if you register in advance, and lunch and refreshments will be served.  For details or to register, call 768-7878 or email <>.

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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.