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.

To provide for a smooth transition into the new school year, CHS will hold Orientation Nights for each grade level. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend with their students. Dates of the  meetings are listed below:

Freshmen Orientation July 24th         Sophomore Orientation July 25th

Junior Orientation        July 31st   Senior Orientation        August 1st  

Two sessions will be held each night. The first session will begin at 5:00 P.M. and the next will begin at 6:00 P.M. Meetings will be held in the CHS Cafetorium. A letter with more information will be mailed on July 3, 2018.

Congratulations to Muhammad Fulani for being the 2018 VHSL 300m Hurdles State Champion and the Boys 4x400m Relay Team (Muhammad Fulani, Ziahir Berry, Jalen Foster and Devon Reed) for being VHSL State Champions.

The Boys Track Team finished 5th out of 32 teams at the 1A VHSL State Track Meet and the Girls Team finished 20th.  Great Job Dukes!!

Taylor Garrett and Laura Shuart attended the 2018 American Legion Girls State at Longwood held at Longwood University in June.

Tyler Kingsley and Justin Stimpson attended the 2018 American Legion Boys State at Radford University in June.

Amir McClinton and Devon Reed attended the Minority Law and Research Institute at Southern University in Baton Rogue, Louisiana this summer.

The 1st annual Truth Empowerment Summit was  held at Longwood University July 9-11.  Attendees were Caitlin Hartley, Heavenly Gass, Kyle Fant, Geneva Curtin, Vydez Scott, Antonio Cooper, Devondre Holman, Gabby Baker, and Dawn Helton from the rising 10th grade class.  

Events For The Coming Year!

CHS Senior Academic Jacket Ceremony will be Tuesday, November 20th for the Class of 2019.  This celebrates all seniors who maintained a 3.25 grade point average during their school career through junior year.  

CHS is very proud to annouce that senior, Bobbie Umberger, has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program and will be one of two representatives for the state of Virginia.  Her candidacy was based on her outstanding performance on the College Board SAT and by her selection from Region 8 for our area.  Bobbie will be attending a reception in Washington, D.C. this summer to see if she is a national Presidential Scholars winner.  

Above are the CHS JROTC & NHS students who volunteered at the Cumberland Food Bank on September 18th.  They  are (l to r): Matthew Thompson (12th), Abigail Heath (11th), Ke'Aundra Trent (11th), Christian Allen (12th), Ty'Shon Scott (12th), Hayes Turner (12th), Darius Kyle (12th). 

  Mrs. Lawson has packets available from Financial Aid Night in the Guidance Office.

Cumberland High School welcomed our 2 Foreign Exchange students with CHS Spirit gear.  Our students are: Vasylyna Uimanova (11th) from the Ukraine and Zuzanna Nowak (12th) from Poland.  This are being hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Jay Gills.

School fees for the high school are: Seniors-$70; Juniors-$75; Sophomores-$80; Freshmen-$85(all of the fees includes $50 laptop/tablet rental fee; if a school device is not wanted, take off the $50 cost for fees).

 Class Officers For 2017-2018

SGA: President - Holly Tillett; Vice President - Caylor Scales; Secretary - Preston Sutton; Treasurer - Kaylyn Sparkman

Senior Class: President - Matthew Thompson ; Vice President - Olivia Sims; Secretary - Kayla Brown;  Treasurer - Jacey Burley

Junior Class: President - Nadia Elasha; Vice President - Ayana Speas; Secretary - Abigail Heath; Treasurer -  Taylor Garrett

Sophomore Class: President - Jordan Cooke; Vice President - Graceyn Cubbage; Secretary- Linden Czeizenger;  Treasurer - Sydney Gilbert

Freshman Class: President - Remy Parker; Vice President  - Ebony Arauz; Secretary - Dawn Helton; Treasurer - Angela Finchum

Summer Activities of CHS Students:

Preston Sutton (12th) was 1 of 9 students from across the U.S. who traveled to  Brazil at part of the U.S. Youth Ambassador Exchange Program.  He was chosen out of over 9,000 applicants.  This was a 3 week experience of a lifetime.

Jordan Newman came in 1st place at the state FFA Convention for his AgriScience Project.  He will be going to nationals in the fall.  Congratulations! 

Taylor Garrett (11th) represented CHS at the Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) program that was held at James Madison University in June.  There were over 300 students from across the state of Virginia who participated in this week long event. 

Caylor Scales (12th) attended the West Point Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) held at the U. S. Military Academy.  She was 1 out of 550 potential future military leaders who went to the one of the week long sessions.

Mrs. Barr and the World Travelers spent 9 days in Costa Rica in Central America.  It was a mix of high school and middle school students along with parents and chaperones. The students who attended were: Kearsten Duncan (2017 Graduate), Preston Sutton (12th), D.J. Newman (9th), Gabby Baker (9th), Angela Finchum (9th), Alex Tavernier (9th), Penny Dorsey (9th).

Rachel Armstrong, Kayla Brown, Jasey Burley, Caylor Scales, Olivia Simms & Holly Tillett are attending the American Legion Girls State at Longwood University. 

Nick Abbott, Matthew Thompson & Hayes Turner are attending the American Legion Boy State that is held at Radford University.

Elizabeth Newman and Alex Parker attended the State FFA Convention in June for Cumberland High School.

Tyler Kingsley went to George Mason University for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference this summer. He had a great experience meeting and working with aspiring journalists from all over the East Coast.

Raelynn Stone represented the state of Virginia at the National AAU Track & Field meet in Wisconsin last weekend in the hurdles and pole vault.

Sadei & Trevis Trent went to Baton Rougue, Louisiana for the Minority Law Institute at Southern University Law School.

Brandon Caban, Matthew Thompson, Muhammed Fulani, Jonathan Langhorne, and Tyshon Scott attended the 'Call Me Mister' Program at Longwood University this summer.

**Students with school issued laptops/tablets should go to this form  link below after they receive their laptop:

**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 will also be posted to the announcements tab above everyday as well starting Monday, August 8th.

The site below has current weather data for the Cumberland High School Weather Station located in the Bus Loop:  

The students above were several of the CHS Nursing Students who assisted the Red Cross Blood Drive on January 23rd.  They are (l to r): Ta-Quorsha Brooks, Maria Gamez, Kirsten Daniel, Boobie Umberger, Chrystal Dowdy and Olivia Sims.  There were 20 donations made that day. 

Thank you to Mr. Charles Hale, Mrs. Norma Crenshaw-CHS Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Rebecca Haigh for being the finalists for Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations to Mrs. Crenshaw for winning the 2018 CHS Teacher of the Year Honor!


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