National "Schools to Watch"

Chowan Middle was recognized as a National Schools to Watch in Washington DC this summer. We were asked to present at the national conference on what we do to maintain such a high standard of academic growth. Please help me congratulate our staff during open house for the work they do every day to earn this prestigious award for our school. During our visit we were able to visit Capital Hill and meet with congressman Walter B. Jones.





Students enjoyed an afternoon filled with fun and STEM activities.  Teachers prepare lessons engaging lessons involving math, science and technology.


Teacher of the Year 
Mr. John Reinhold

Teacher of Year

Teacher Assistant of the Year
Ms. Linda Leary

Instructional Assistant Teacher of the Year


Chowan Middle School partnered with the NC Sate University's Goodnight Scholars program on Friday, March 10th. The scholars and our teachers assisted our 7th grade science students with STEM activities. It was great to see universities in our state investing in STEM education in rural North Carolina. Check out some pictures of previous Goodnight Scholar events.


Jeremy Anderson
CMS students and the community enjoyed hearing a powerful message from Jeremy Anderson on May 4th. Mr. Anderson encouraged students to stop making excuses for their circumstances, but make the right choices and respect themselves. Everyone can achieve their dreams with hard work and determination. CMS would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting this event.

Summer Announcement

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Supply List

The 2017 - 18 school year is quickly approaching. We are excited about what next year has in store for us and know that our students will continue our tradition of strong academic growth. CMS has met or exceeded growth 9 out of the past 10 years. Please use the supply list below when shopping for your child. We do have team of teachers that serve 7th and 8th grade students. Be mindful of this combine team when purchasing supplies. Homebase placement letters will be mailed out in early August, but the list below will give you a head start if you want to buy school supplies early. Thank you for supporting Chowan Middle School. It is a pleasure to serve your child at CMS.

CMS Supply List

Environmental Field Day
The 6th graders enjoyed Environmental Field Day today. The students learned about how to care for the plants and animals in Chowan County. We would like to thank everyone for giving our students this unique learning opportunity.

7th Grade Science with Mr. Reinhold

This past month in my 7th grade science we have been studying genetics, and how our features are determined by our genes. We have built our knowledge of genetics by first understanding the structure and function of DNA, Genes, and Chromosomes. We did several activities to model these structures, including our favorite which was the edible DNA where students created a replica of DNA using various candies. We have built on this knowledge to explain how genetic information is passed from cell to cell during cellular reproduction and how genes are passed from parents to offspring during sexual reproduction. We are currently exploring how organisms can adapt to changing environments through the process of natural selection and examining the possible consequences that climate change could have on a variety of species around the world. ​

Hoffman's Hands
With the help of Mrs. Copeland, art teacher, Mrs. Hoffman's students made a cast of their hands. This was a unforgettable experience for these students.

Window Art
Mrs. Copeland's 8th grade art students finished their window art project. CMS students can now admire beautiful pieces of art in the halls and the lunch room. They are beautiful!!

1st Place

STEM Competition

CMS placed first at the STEM competition at NC Wesleyan. Thank you Mrs. Strode for investing your time to make STEM education a priority at Chowan Middle School.

Heart of the Bulldogs
Mr. Phillip Gatling, assistant principal, at Chowan Middle will be moving on to a new position in July. He has served as assistant principal for 11 years and truly represents the Heart of the Bulldogs. Mr. Gatling has loved the staff, teachers and students at Chowan. He has taken so many students under his wing and guided them through the middle school. His work at CMS will never be forgotten.  "We Love You, Mr. Gatling."

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Thank you to the NC Arts Council for sponsoring our 7th grade students to attend the COA play. They loved viewing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

JAH Senior Walk

JAH Senior Walk

CMS students lined the halls to congratulate the JAH Seniors. It was awesome to see many of our former students and let them know how proud we are of them.


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