June 11, 2019 Everyone Succeeds Here!


June 7 - Marking Period Ends

June 12 - 8th Grade Recognition Night

June 17 - Last Day of School

2019 Spring

Intramurals, Clubs & Classes

MakerSpace with Mr. Madden & Ms. Campbell

MakerSpace will hover off the ground in the Library on Thursdays after school. Students will have opportunities to design and create, from start to finish, using their ingenuity as their guide. Dates: Thursdays Time: 2:50 - 3:30

QSA - Queer Straight Alliance with Mrs. Labrie, Ms. Licari, Ms. Kovaliv

CHMS QSA is a safe space for everyone, where we build community and discuss LGBTQ+ topics. We are a group who enjoys having fun and discussing real issues. Going forward, one of our goals is to increase awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and we encourage acceptance and enthusiasm for everyone to be authentically themselves! Dates: Wednesdays - 9/12/2018 until the end of the school year Time: 2:45 - 3:30

Minecraft Club with Ms. Straughan & Ms. Campbell

Students will have free access to the world of Minecraft: an online construction and adventure game, played in a world shared with others in our group. 25 accounts are available. Sign up in mid-October. Dates: Wednesdays - 11/7/2018 through the end of the school year Times: 2:45 - 3:30

Magic: The Gathering! with Mr. Madden

Starting Monday, February 4 all friends of Magic: The Gathering! are invited to play. Bring your own cards (though we might have some for you) to the Library on Mondays. Questions? See Mr. Madden.

Chess Club with Ms. Barrows

Tuesdays 2:45 to 3:30pm. See Ms. Barrows for more information.

Ultimate Frisbee with Mr. Carey

Monday and Wednesday, 2:45 to 3:30pm. See Mr. Carey for more information.

Indoor Rock Climbing with Mr. Carey

Thursdays 2:45 to 3:30pm. See Mr. Carey for more information.

Mountain Bike Club with Ms. Fary and Mr. Madden

Tuesdays 2:45 to 5:00pm. See Mr. Madden or Ms. Fary for more information.

Memory Book are on sale NOW!

  • The cost is $28.
  • The books will be in next week.
  • Checks should be made payable to CHMS and given to Mrs. Horton.

Scenes from the 2019 Grand Prix!

6th graders from CHMS recently travelled to the museum of nature and the national gallery in Ottawa Canada. CHMS teachers found a mascot along the way...

Polaris students removing garlic mustard seed, Japanese knotweed, purple loosestrifes from volunteers green in Richmond. We worked with Vermont fish and wildlife and Vermont invasive species specialists.

The Camels Hump Dance Club spring session hosted a parent performance on Wednesday night, June 5th. Four pieces were presented including two hip hop (Can't Hold Us, by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Thunder, by Imagine Dragons) one Broadway (from the soundtrack of Annie), and a contemporary dance to Sleeve, by Jordan Smith. The showcase had many parents and friends in attendance, and the dancers did an amazing job! Congratulations to the CHMS Dance Club!

Summer Reading 2019

Reading over the summer helps students learn and grow, even when they’re not in school. When students read over the summer, they’re practicing critical thinking, building knowledge, and strengthening their reading skills.

To support reading year-round, CHMS is piloting a summer reading program. Nearly 75 students in 5th through 7th grade will receive a book that is matched to their personal interests. We hope to expand this program next year.

For more about encouraging reading outside of school, click here.


If your child plans to play fall sports, CHMS must have a physical on file within the past two years and a signed Athletic Participation Form (APF). APFs must be renewed yearly. To download the AFP: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10-wRqfBW8DWHubh1SMd3T7z7a1AjugahhQY_gBqv8ys/edit

On Thursday, June 6th, Summit 8th graders enjoyed a lovely morning at the Parkside Cafe in Hinesburg where they ate scones, drank hot cocoa, and read each other's investigative journalism pieces. Students have been working on investigative journalism pieces for the past few weeks. They were able to choose their own topic. They worked to put them into a series of newspapers to be read by peers and parents!

We had a Blackhawk helicopter at CHMS! Here's the video! Many of our students were able to meet the pilot and check out the 'copter.

The CHMS jazz band and select chorus performed at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on June 4th--Well done!

Cross Country Runners!

There will be an athlete and parent meeting for MMU Cross Country on Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30pm, at the MMU track to go over summer training and details for the fall.

All 8th graders interested in participating in Cross Country next fall at MMU should plan to attend or contact the coach, Bill Eschholz (bill.eschholz@cesuvt.org)

The CHMS breakfast and lunch menu can be found on our website at these links:

In addition to finding the menus on the webpage, did you know that there is an app for your phone or mobile device which gives fast access to the menus? Try it out!

  • Go to the App store on your device and search for: Nutrislice
  • Download and open the app.
  • It will ask to Find Organization: Chittenden East Supervisory Union - VT
  • Then select "Camels Hump" to view the menu.