Welcome to Colonial Heights Middle School

5K Run/Walk and Cruise In' for Cancer Memorial Car Show

The Health Advisory Board will be holding a 5K Fun Run/Walk in conjunction with the 5th Annual Cruise In' for Cancer Memorial Car Show on May 30, 2015 (rain date June 6, 2015)
starting at 8:00am at CHHS. 

You Be The Chemist

On Saturday, March 21, six CHMS students participated in the You Be The Chemist Challenge at the Math Science Innovation Center.  This local competition is part of a national academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore important chemistry and STEM concepts and their real-world applications.  Raymond Drewry, Krystal Rubio, Lyndsay Corrigan, Tess Synowski, Julia Spaine, and Jenna Beville represented the school very well, all advancing to the second round of competition.  Lyndsay Corrigan will compete at the State Challenge in Suffolk on April 25.

Book Fair April 13-17! Click for more information

Colonial Heights Middle School is super excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Student will be able to shop during the school day - scheduled through their English classes or ...Mark your calendar for Activitiy Night - Friday, April 17th - Book Fair will be open! The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:
See you at the Book Fair! 
Mrs. Slusser

Regional Spelling Bee

Congratulations Benson Yang Colonial Heights Division Spelling Bee Winner. Benson did a good job at the Regional Spelling Bee.

Bargains and Blooms Spring Craft Show and Yard Sale


Central Registration for Middle and High School students will begin Monday, November 3, 2014. The Central Registration Office is located in the Colonial Heights Technical Center and office hours are from 7:30a-3:00p. 

Please contact Mrs. Denise Underhill, Central Registration Secretary, if you have any questions. 

Colonial Heights Technical Center 
3451 Conduit Road 
Colonial Heights,VA 23834 
Phone (804)526-0321 
Fax (804)524-2554 


Recent media reports have described an increase in respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68 among pediatric patients.  While there not have been locally confirmed cases, we would like to share with you information form the Virginia State Health Department regarding symptoms and ways to prevent the spread of Enterovirus D68. 

Click to Read Memo Concerning Enterovirus D68


CHMS Shirt Order Form

Yearbook Order Form

Fly Fishing Club

News Article: Richmond Times-Dispatch

                   Hopewell News Patriot

The American Legion Essay Contest

  Lyndsay Corrigan, 6th grade, was recently named the winner of The American Legion Essay Contest. This program is vital part of The American Legion's Americanism program. The topic of Lyndsay's essay was "why I Enjoy Living in America." Richard C. Oertel and John Ronkartz, from American Legion Post 284, recently came to Emily Chiodo's English class to celebrate Lyndsay's success by presenting her with a certificate and gift card! Keep up the fantastic writing, Lyndsay!

Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

Congratulations to Mrs. Allison Whitley, who was recently honored at the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference as one of four state level finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. We appreciate her dedication to the students at Colonial Heights Middle School and her passion for teaching mathematics.


Colonial Heights Students Making a "Happy Place"

The James River Association selected Colonial Heights Middle School for a Grant from the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a Wildlife Habitat outside Colonial Heights Middle School. The project was featured in the Sunday November 3, 2013 edition of the Progress-Index.(see the E-Edition)

Hall of fame Class of 2013


The Virginia State University Athletic Hall of Fame recently inducted nine Legends of Troy in its 2013 class.

Remus James
Assistant Principal
Colonial Heights Middle School
Head Football Coach, Colonial Heights High School

Darrell Jackson
Physical Education Teacher
Colonial Heights Middle School
Assistant Football Coach, Colonial Heights High School


(Hall of Fame Class of 2013)



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

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


Due to block scheduling, the Honor Roll will only be   distributed at the end of the school year.

How to Order a School Yearbook

Parents can order a Colonial Heights Middle School yearbook online or over the phone through the yearbook company, Jostens.

Jostens Contact Information

Principal's Message


Welcome back to a new and exciting year here at Colonial Heights Middle
School. We look forward to a great school year.
Please feel free to
contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

William V. Hortz
Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School

CHMS Calendar of Events


Quick Links


Monday, February 2, 2015

Report Card Distribution Day

School Board Budget Work Session (2015-16 Budget)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (5:00 pm)

CH Tech Center - Conference Room

President's Day Holiday

Monday, February 16, 2015
School Division Closed

Regular School Board Meetings

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Colonial Heights Technical Center

Closed Session - 6:00 pm (Conference Room)

Open Session - 7:30 pm (Audio Visual Room)