Welcome to the Cumberland High School Website.  We are a fully accredited high school!
 Our school's mission is to educate and prepare every student to become confident and caring life-long learners who can make contributions, communicate and function effectively in the 21st Century. As a result of the conscientious, committed, and dedicated efforts of administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the community, CHS will provide an academic environment which values excellence, initiative, and diversity.
Below are the Department of Education Climate Survey links and passwords:
Student Survey (Grades 9-12) Link: 912students.vaschoolclimate.info

Student (Grades 9-12) Password: HIE954

Teacher/Staff Survey Link: teachers.vaschoolclimate.info

Teacher/Staff Password: HIE954T

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Valedictorian - Kaylah Paras (4.89) and Salutatorian - John Jefferies (4.86).  Kaylah plans on attending Brown University in Rhode Island while John plans on attending Virginia Tech in the fall of 2017.  CHS is proud of both of you!

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The 2017 Prom Kings & Queen were seniors James Booker, Riley Giles & Wyatt Long. Congratulations!

The 2017 Prom Princess & Prince were juniors Olivia Sims & Darius Kyle.  Congratulations!

Above are the Juniors who will represent CHS at the American Legion Girls & Boys State in June.  Front (l to r): Holly Tillett, Nichole Armstrong, Jasey Burley, Olivia Sims, Caylor Scales & Kayla Brown (alt.); Back (l to r): Nick Abbott, Matthew Thompson, Preston Sutton & Hayes Turner.
The Sophomores pictured above will be attending the Governor's School of Southside Virginia next school year.  They are (l to r): Maria Olmos (STEM), Soren Johnson (Humanities), Tayanna Bradley (Humanities), Justin Stimpson (STEM), Veronica Nelson (Humanities), Devon Reed (Humanities), Teyanna Braxton (Humanities).  Congratulations!


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Pictured above are seniors John Jefferies, Brittny Price, and Kaylah Paras, each placed at the VHSL 1A Forensics Championship at Clover Hill High School on March 26thBrittny Price is the 1A State Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking;  Kaylah Paras (Poetry Interpretation) finished in 3rd place and John Jefferies (Humorous Interpretation) finished in 3rd place.  Overall, the CHS Forensics Team finished 5th out of 17 teams in the state.  

Thank you Mr. Haigh, and the Forensics Team members for an outstanding year as you have earned the 1A East Region Championship and the Conference 42 and James River District Championships this year as well.   

The CHS Varsity Girls Basketball Team made school history by being the Conference 42 Tournament Champions and for qualifying  for the quarterfinal of the VHSL State Tournament.

Senior Bria Anderson became the 1st ever girls basketball player at CHS to earn 1A VHSL All-State 1st Team.  Congratulations for leading out Lady Dukes to new heights! 


Congratulations to Keyshawn Diming for his 6th place finish in the high jump, the 4x800 relay team, and 4x400 relay team for finishing in 2nd place at the 1A State Track & Field meet at Roanoke College Wednesday and Thursday.  Coach Jasey stated all of our athletes that attended the state meet performed very well.

CHS Wrestlers, Raheem Rumsey-3rd in the 1A State Level and Trevon Foster-4th in the 1A State level at the VHSL State Wrestling Tournament in Salem on Feb. 10-11, 2017.  Congratulations!

  The After-School Program started Tuesday, Jan 24th. Students may sign up through Friday. Forms are available from Ms. Miller or can be picked up in the office. Classes offered this spring are tutoring in English (grades 9-12), Math (Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II), Science (Env. Science, Biology, Chemistry), History (World I, World II, U.S. Hist.), Recreational Sports, Crafty Creations, Yoga, Coding, Floral Design, Culinary, and Career Skills.

On Tuesday, November 22nd, CHS held its annual Academic Jacket Ceremony for the Class of 2017.  43 seniors were recognized with this honor for maintaining a 3.0 g.p.a. through their high school career.  Below is the picture of the Class of 2017 jacket recipients.

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 Congratulations to the following Dukes Student-Athletes for post season honors:

Cross Country: Matthew Bapties 4th in the state, All-1A VHSL State Team, All-1A East Region Team,Conference 42 Champion, All-Conference 42 Team & Conference 42 Runner of the Year, James River District Champion, James River District Runner of the Year ; Jared Halvorsen-All 1A East Region Team, All-Conference 42 Team, All-James River District; Hunter Cochran All-Conference 42 Team; Tayanna Bradley All-Conference 42 Team; Munirah Fulani All-Conference 42 Team

Volleyball:  All 1A VHSL State Team: 2nd Team: Bria Anderson; All 1A East Region: 1st Team -Bria Anderson & 2nd Team - Allison GilbertAll-Conference 42 Volleyball Team 1st Team- Bria Anderson, Allison Gilbert & Kasie Fowler: 2nd Team-Quen Williams & Tayziana Booker

FootballAll Conference 42 Team: Jaylen Gilliam:  1st team offensive line, 1st team defensive end; Brandon Leabough: 1st team defensive back; Kaleb Boyles: 2nd team linebacker, Honorable Mention offensive line; James Booker: 2nd team wide receiver; Jamie Trent: 2nd team running back ; De'Suan Jennings: 2nd team running back; Keyshawn Diming: 2nd team defensive back; Kahare Sutton: 2nd team kick returner, 2nd team all around defense.

Golf:  Chase Grubbs 4th in the state, All-1A VHSL State Team (1st time in CHS History), 1A East Region Champion, 1A East Golfer of the Year, All-1A East Team, Conference 42 Champion, Conference 42 Golfer of the Year, All-Conference 42 Team

Theatre: James River District Outstanding Actor: Nick Overton

Girls Basketball:  1st Team All- Conference 42 Team: Bria Anderson & Tayziana Booker.  Bria was also the 2016-2017 Conference 42 Player of the Year.

Bria Anderson - 1st Team All-1A East Region; Tayziana Booker - 2nd Team All-1A East Region 

Bria Anderson - 1st Team VHSL 1A All-State for Girls Basketball 

Forensics: James River District winners:  Brittny Price, Demory Williamson, Madaline Johnston, Kaylah Paras and John Jefferies

All-1A East Regional Forensics Performers: Brittny Price, Madaline Johnston,  Katey Houghland , Kaylah Paras,  John Jefferies, Caylor Scales, Acadia Czeinger,  Demory Williamson, Nick Yoder, Ella Kinney, Raheema Fulani, and Annabelle Williamson, Shayna Swanson  and Jenice Crump

VHSL Forensics State Champion- Brittny Price (Extemporaneous Speaking); 3rd place @ VHSL 1A State Forensics: Kaylah Paras (Poetry Interpretation) & John Jefferies (Humorous Interpretation)


Senior Chase Grubbs is pictured with Coach Preston as he finished 3rd in the state at the 1A VHSL Golf Championship in October.

Congratulations to Senior-Wyatt Long
for being chosen as the 2017 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award winner for CHS.  

Below are the prices for Sports Passes from Mr. Bell.  This is a great way to save money for families and students for a season or for the entire year.
FAMILY OF FOUR- $175.00     ADD ANOTHER $200.00

Below are the admission prices for the 2016-2017 Regular Season games.  Prices may vary for tournaments/special events.
**8yrs and under- FREE

Pictured above are the 2016 Homecoming King, Brandon Leabough and Homecoming Queen, Tayziana Booker with Mr. Scales and last year's Queen Marya Elasha at the crowning ceremony in CHS gym.  Other pictures from the event can be found on the CHS Yearbook Facebook page.
**Students with school issued laptops/tablets should go to this form  link below after they receive their laptop:

The CHS Administration would like to thank the students, parents, faculty, staff and community members who contributed to the Walk For EducationCHS raised $900 which is the 2nd highest total in 5 years.

Congratulations to the following students for being the CHS grade level winners the highest donations for the Walk For Education.  They were: Senior-Madeline Johnston, Junior-Caylor Scales, Sophomore-Nadia Elasha, Freshman-Tykerria KiddThe other top donors for each grade level were:  Seniors - Mathias Duncan, Chelsea Giles, Trevis Trent & John Marion:  Junior - Logan Morris: Sophomores - Keandra Chambers, Tyler Kingsley & Izaiya Booker: Freshman -  Gabby Phelps. Their pictures can be found under the Students tab above.

**Interested parents or students can receive daily announcements from CHS by email.  The daily announcements have the most current activities and events that occur at the high school.  Send a test email to Mr. Scales at: jscales@cucps.k12.va.us to be added to a parent email group to start receiving your information today.  The announcements can will also be posted to the announcements tab above everyday as well starting Monday, August 8th.

June 28th marked the end of the 1st CHS Cyber Camp.  The 3 week camp had 23 students attend the exciting STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) related activities which were displayed at the Cyber Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening.  The guest speaker for the dinner was Ms. Kim Mahan, the founder of Maxx Potential, a technology apprentice program for high school graduates in Richmond.  The administration would like to thank Mrs. Davis for being the Camp Coordinator and CHS teachers, Mr. Shidell, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Beloozerov, and Ms. Barr for making the camp a success.  Pictures of the awards ceremony will be placed on the students tab soon!  

Senior-Kaylah Paras, Sophomore-Teyanna Braxton, and Junior-Sadei Trent attended The Minority Law Institute at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  They returned June 30th from the 10 day program.  Our students were part of 125 students from Maryland through Louisiana in attendance.  They had the chance to research law cases and be part of mock trial scenarios. 

Junior-Caylor Scales attended the National Youth Leadership Forum at the University of Maryland. in College Park.  She attended the program for Medicine and had a chance to go to Johns Hopkins University, observe actual medical procedures, and learned the step it takes in the field of medicine.

Sophomores-Garrett Jensen and Nadia Elasha attended the Southside Regional Governor's School, Project Destination in Wakefield.  This is a week long challenging program for qualified students from across Region 8. 

Freshman-Jordan Newman represented CHS at the State FFA Convention at Virginia Tech.  He will find out this week if he qualified for the National FFA Convention.  He competed in the Animal Systems Division.

Senior-Chase Grubbs finished 3rd in the state at the VHSL 1A State Golf Tournament.  He is the 1st CHS golfer to finish that high at the state tournament.  He also finished the year as the Conference 42 Champion and 1A East Region Champion as well as the Golfer of the Year at the conference and region.

Senior-Matthew Bapties finished 4th in the state at the VHSL 1A State Cross Country meet.  He had the highest placement of any CHS runner in school history.  He was also the Conference 42 Champion and James River District Champion.

Senior Bria Anderson scored her 1000th point in her basketball career at CHS in the game against Nottoway on January 31st.

Congratulations to Mrs. Courtenay Taylor for being the 
                               2017 CHS Teacher of the Year & CuCPS Division Teacher of the Year!

On November 16th, the faculty and students had the opportunity to have the National Guard BMX-"Bring Your 'A' Game" show to the gym.  The following link is a video of one of the BMX performers doing stunts over principal, Mr. Scales. They were very entertaining and had a great message for CHS students:  https://drive.google.com/a/cucps.k12.va.us/file/d/0B9Fi9UgXBVatVExhWEd2cGJmRlE/view?usp=drivesdk

CHS celebrated the Betty Scales Day of Service on Friday, December 2nd with numerous activities. Below are pictures of students with donations to the Cumberland Animal Shelter, and others of students designing cards for the military, local 1st Responders, and nursing home residents.  The CTE teachers made Brunswick Stew and one teachers served the staff coffee and cinnamon buns.  It was a great day of service in honor of Mrs. Scales!  The pictures below are from that day!

Above is a picture of the CHS Forensics Team before they went to the elementary school to read to students as part of the Betty Scales Day of Service!

Above Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Brittny Price poses with Brigadier General Edwin Kelley Jr. after he awarded her with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement for her involvement with Cumberland High School’s JROTC as Battalion Commander. 

The above picture is of the Seniors from CHS who witnessed the Vice Presidential Debate from historic R. R. Moton Museum in Farmville.  23 students from Mrs. Dawson's Government classes attended this once in a lifetime event for our area.  Mrs. Tolliver attended the event as well.

CHS would like to officially welcome Valeriya Petrechkiv, our Ukrainian Exchange Student.  She is in the 10th grade and will stay at our high school for the entire year.  She is wearing her new Duke Pride gear that were gifts for her.

This year's division Convocation encouraged staff members to dress in the career that they desired to be as children.  Pictured above are the CHS Staff members who participated.   Front row: Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Tolliver, Mrs. Talbott, Mrs. Dawson and Ms. Whittaker;  Back row: Ms. Kelly, Mr. Meinhard, Mr. Waechter, Mr. Altizer & Mr. Scales.  CHS is focused on having our students College & Career Ready in preparation for the 21st Century                

 For the most up to date pictures of events at CHS, go the the CHS Yearbook Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YearbookCHS/  .

For sports and activities photos, go to the Cumberland Athletics Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CumberlandAthletics/

THE CHS Football Team earned the 2016 George Glasser Sportsmanship Award for the Richmond area for 1A high schools.  Pictured below in attendance at The Touchdown Club of Richmond banquet were: Brandon Leabough, Athletic Director Alfonso Bell, Dakota Boyles, Head Football Coach Ed Knapp and School Resource Officer Travis Gilliam.  This was held on January 25th at the Hilton in Short Pump.
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