Open House and Orientation - September 1

We hope you can join us on September 1
for Open House and Orientation

6th Grade Orientation 1:00-2:30 PM
7th and 8th Grades Open House 3:00-6:00 PM


Student-led Instrument Drive

CHMS Instrument Drive
Middle school students use social media to crowd-source an instrument drive supporting a popular band program. Instrument donations may be delivered to the middle school now through summer.
Click to watch a special report from WTVR-6 that showcases the efforts of our students.

Athletic Physical 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 http://www.vhsl.org/sportsmed.physical-examination-requirement. Be sure to ALSO complete the concussion form as well.

Physicals will be given by Bon Secours.

Contact Rene’ Rush @  Rene_Rush@colonialhts.net

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

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.

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. 

Fine Arts Festival

Colonial Heights Middle Schools Welcomes Author A. B. Westrick!

The Book, "Brotherhood" cover

Join Us!!

Thursday, March 10


Join us in welcoming author A.B. Westrick to CHMS.  Ms. Westrick will conduct writing process workshops with students during the day and will present a “Story Behind the Story” talk for parents and the community at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium.

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 <Leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov>.

Congratulations To Tanya Gentry

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

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

Face in the Crowd play flier.

See Less Sea-less Seagulls

One goal of Colonial Heights Schools is to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) instruction throughout the division.  Two years ago the seventh grade team at the Middle School developed and implemented an authentic problem-based STEM unit.  The See Less Sea-Less Seagulls unit has received wide recognition in the local papers, as well as a number of commendations.  The project was featured at the 2015 VASCD Annual Conference, and a paper about it was recently published in Science Scope—a nationally refereed journal on the topic of science education. 


Most recently, the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition selected the See Less Sea-Less Seagulls unit as one of the 2016 Programs That Work awardees.  This is prestigious award shared with only seven other divisions this year.  Governor Terry McAuliffe recognized the seventh grade teachers at a reception for the award at the Library of Virginia in January.  Joe Douglas, Kate Ewalt, Virginia Russell, Melinda Kelly, Allison Whitley and Bill Hortz attended the event.

You can read the nationally-published article on the project by clicking on the PDF Link.


A reminder for Parents

CHMS and CHPS Division-Wide Spelling Bee Winner.

We would like to congratulate Benson Yang for winning the CHMS and CHPS Division-Wide Spelling Bees!  Good Luck in the Regional Spelling Bee in March!



VASDDC Theater Coach of the Year

Jeff Clevenger of Colonial Heights MS

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