October 11, 2019 Everyone Succeeds Here!


October 18 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Professional Development

October 25 - CHMS Fun Fair

October 26 - Pumpkin Chunkin'

November 2 - District Music Festival Auditions

November 8 - Middle School Jazz Festival at CHMS

November 13 - Delayed Start

November 15 - First Trimester Ends



Intramural and Club Catalog

Fall edition: September through October

Artist Inc. with Ms. Licari

Students will create art. Come and be creative!

Dates: Tuesdays - beginning 10/8/2019 - end of school year

Time: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


Engineering Club with Mr. Keating

Students will work together to design and produce engineering marvels.

Dates: Tuesdays

9/10/2019 to 10/29/2019

Times: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 6, 7, 8 ONLY


Gaga ball with Mr. Carey

Students will play gaga ball and try to beat Mr. Carey

Dates: Thursdays 9/12/2019 to 10/23/2019

Times: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


Kickball with Mr. Carey

Students will play kickball.

Dates: Mondays - 9/9/2019 - 10/23/2019

Times: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


Magic The Gathering with Mr. Madden

Students will gather for a card game of Magic which involves two or more players who are engaged in a battle acting as powerful wizards. Students do not have to have their own cards to play. Come join the excitement!

Dates: Mondays - 9/9/2019 - end of year

Time: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


MakerSpace with Mr. Madden & Ms. Campbell

MakerSpace will hover off the ground in the Library on Tuesdays after school. Students will have opportunities to design and create, from start to finish, using their ingenuity as their guide.

Dates: Tuesdays - 9/10/2019 - 11/12/2019

Time: 2:50 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


Mountain Biking Club with Mr. Madden & Ms. Fary

Students will ride on a number of different trails in the area and enjoy the great outdoors.

Dates: Thursdays 9/12/2019 - end of October

Time: 2:45 - 5:00

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


Odyssey of the Mind (OM)

OM (Odyssey of the Mind) is a program to encourage young people to think creatively. They form teams of 5 to 7 students and work on long term problems and then present their solutions at the state competition.The Vermont State Competition is held at CVU in mid March. Spontaneous problem is also a part of the competition. There will be an informational meeting at the beginning of Oct., teams will form and pick a day to meet. Teams usually meet weekly but the meeting times are flexible. Parents will be asked to provide assistance as the teams get closer to the competition date.

Dates: TBD - beginning in October

Time: TBD

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


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. 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 - 9/11/2019 until the end of the school year

Time: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


Running Club with Ms. Elliot

Students will have an opportunity to run with friends.

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Time: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6


Flag Football with Mr. Carey

Students will play flag football.

Dates: Mondays 9/23/2019 to 10/21/2019

Times: 2:45 - 3:30

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8

Sequoia Watershed Study

As part of our study of the watershed, Team Sequoia visited the Huntington River at Horseshoe Bend to determine if the site was physically, biologically, and chemically healthy for our trout release in the spring. Students collected all kinds of bugs that we brought the following day with us to Saint Michael’s College for Ecology Day. There, students identified all the macroinvertebrates.

Due to the presence of indicator species (stonefly larvae, mayfly nymphs, caddisfly larvae, and dragonfly nymphs) that are intolerant of polluted ecosystems, combined with cool, oxygenated water, students concluded that this would, indeed, be a healthy environment to release salmon next week.

During our visit to Saint Michael’s College, students surveyed seed variation in a successional floodplain area, planted native trees, practiced our field sketching, and looked at how the college engages in sustainable practices such as planting native and pollinator gardens.

Polaris Students Remove Invasive Species at CHMS

Polaris students were working with state employees and local board members to remove invasive honeysuckle from the CHMS campus.

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Registration is now open for the Bill Koch League Cross-country Ski Program at Sleepy Hollow in Huntington!

Bill Koch League is a nordic ski program designed for kids in Kindergarten through Middle School. Practice includes ski technique, fun games and adventures on the trails at Sleepy Hollow!! Some kids become racers, others become back-country skiers and all will come to appreciate a great ski on fresh powder!

Regular BKL Program

The regular program will meet TWICE a week this year, on Fridays and Sundays from December 13th- February 21st. Each Friday we will have a single group lesson with a trained nordic coach! Sundays will be a mixture of adventure skis, races (optional) and clinics.

Regular BKL groups, age K-8th grade (groups based on age and ability) will meet on Fridays 3:45 - 4:45 PM and Sundays 2:00 - 3:00 PM

BKL Middle School Race Program

This program is for skiers in grades 6-8 who are excited to learn both classic and skate skiing techniques in preparation for racing in high school. The practice sessions are more rigorous than the regular BKL program and skiers must participate in races.

BKL Middle School Race program, grades 6-8th will meet on

Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 3rd - February 20th, 3:45 - 5:00

Register now! http://www.skisleepyhollow.com/skiing/bill-koch-ski-program.html

Space is limited to 100 participants in the Friday/Sunday program and 30 participants in the Tuesday/Thursday racing program. Please decide which is best for your skier and sign up early!

We look forward to seeing you on the trails at Sleepy Hollow! Please send me an email if you have any questions! Jean Tufts jeantufts456@gmail.com

Women's Empowerment Self Defense Program

Did you attend our Level 1 Women's Self Defense program led by the Safety Team within the last two years? If so, there is a Level 2 being held on Thursday, October 24 6-8:30pm at the UVM Medical Center McClure Lobby Conference Room For registration contact http://thesafetyteam.org/workshop-registration or call nancy at 802-309-4084 or nancy@thesafetyteam.org

Parents: Please "like" the food service page on Facebook "Camels Hump Middle School Mountaineers Cafe".

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

Lunch: https://mmuusd.nutrislice.com/menu/camels-hump/lunch

Breakfast: https://mmuusd.nutrislice.com/menu/camels-hump/breakfast

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: Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District

Then select Camels Hump to view the menu.