Cherry Hill Middle School

May 2016

8th Graders Only! If you are entering high school, get your FREE Sports Physical!

Free Sports Physicals!


Cecil County Public and Private School athletes that will be participating in High School Sports and Cheerleaders have the opportunity to attend FREE Sports Physicals that will be honored for the NEXT school year.


Tuesday, June 7th

Elkton High School


Times: 3:00 PM until finished

  • 3:00 PM ~ EHS, NEHS & Tri-State Chrisitan
  • 4:30 PM ~ PVHS, BMHS & West Nottingham
  • 5:30 PM ~ RSHS & Tome & Eastern Christian Academy


Please Note the Following:

All CCPS athletes are required to have a physical on file before participating in any interscholastic activity. Physical must be obtained during the school year the athlete is seeking eligibility (date after June 1, 2016). If you cannot attend the free physical day, you will need to get your physical from your regular physician.

Sponsored in partnership with Cecil County Sports Medicine Associates/Union Hospital

STEM in Action at CHMS! A visit to Terumo

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Terumo Invite a Girl to Engineering Day.

Molly Camphausen, Abby Sprouse, Cheyann Rea, Brooklyn Rau, Zion Lane, Julia Seefeldt, Monica Sherfield, and Kiley Day striking a pose on the manufacturing floor of Terumo Cardiovascular facility during “Invite a Girl to Engineering Day”, February 25, 2016.

"TECH" Club

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This has been a great inaugural year for Tech Club. We have averaged 18-22 students participating week to week. Students have created some pretty phenomenal projects, some of which will be available for viewing during the CHMS Student Expo on May 21st (see Library News below). The 6th graders provided some shock and awe with the difficulty level of the projects they chose. Among the projects are a farm table, a desk, and a storage cabinet, as well as several smaller scale items. Students who could not fit Tech class into their schedules came to satisfy their desire for hands-on work as well. We even had some 6th graders earn community service hours by repurposing old bookshelves into student storage dividers for Ms. Tolley. Zach Holbrooke and Mason Hamby (pictured above) came up with the idea when they saw Ms. Tolley in need and the bookshelf provided didn’t fit in her room. Excellent work guys!


Thanks to all the parents who purchased materials for their children to use and for transporting them so they could participate.


Tech Club will be back next year and we hope to make it even better for everyone!

Running Club

If your child likes to run for fun,the CHMS running club is the place for them! On Mondays and Wednesdays in May the running club will meet and run. We will practice both longer and short distances. If your child is interested in participating in the CHMS running club please see Mrs. Weaber or get a permission slip in the office.

Music: Add it to your calendar!

Join the chorus performing on May 21st at the CHMS Student Expo from 2-5 PM. You will get to hear fun songs the students picked!


Join us on May 26th at 7 pm for our spring chorus concert. Enjoy a fun night of music featuring songs by great musicians we have lost in the past year.

We will be joined by former students helping to create our own little house band to perform with the chorus.

Snacks will be available also!


6th Grade ELA: Mrs. Stauffer's Class

It’s hard to believe that this school year is rolling to a close. While our time together is getting shorter, there is still much to be done before the end of the year.


Students should finish reading their fourth and final (book report) book by May 10th. We will begin making our book trailers using wevideo in class next week. Please make sure that students have finished reading their Black Eyed Susan or Newbery winning books by May 10th!


Orca Essays will be due on May 11th. We have been researching and organizing for days, and now that testing is complete it’s time to finish this writing task. Students who are behind in their work may need to do some writing at home. Graphic organizers and the final copy of the orca essays will be graded.


WANTED! All of Mrs. Stauffer’s Missing Books! Does your child have books at home or in his/her locker that belong to Mrs. Stauffer? I am currently seeking hard back copies of Wonder, as well as any paperback books from my classroom library that were borrowed and not returned. Please check with your sixth grader to see if he or she has any books that belong to my classroom library. Thank you!


It has been a pleasure working with your children this year. Have a wonderful summer!

6th Grade Social Studies: Mrs. Gallaher and Mrs. Rossman

We will finish the school year by looking at the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages. The macro-concept that we will be focusing on in the last unit is perspective. Even though the summer is fast approaching, spring sports are in full swing and the nice weather makes us want to enjoy the great outdoors; we still need to stay focused on doing our best at being academically successful. It has been a pleasure working with you this year. May you have a wonderful summer vacation and return in August ready to tackle 7th grade.


“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble” - Augustus

7th Grade Language Arts: Mrs. Gawel, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Taylor

In our final unit we will explore the macro concept of culture. Through literature, we will identify and analyze cultural values. Our literary focus includes legends, fables, folktales and poetry. Student participation in weekly Touchstones Discussions will continue. Lastly, strengthening students’ writing skills remains a priority, and one of our final writing assignments is a narrative piece.

7th Grade Social Studies: Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Gawel

We are wrapping up our year with a unit on the culture of the Middle East. We will explore the geography, languages, religions and resources of the Middle East. Most importantly, we will analyze the conflicts in the Middle East and discuss possible resolutions.


In the final weeks of school, we will shift our focus to Financial Literacy. The goal of this program is to teach students about personal finance and money management skills.

8th Grade Social Studies: Mrs. Weaber and Mrs. Wentz

As the end of the year approaches the students will be studying the Civil War. They will begin with the events that led to the war. They will then examine the war itself and the many events that contributed to the end of the war. At this time, students will study the battles that took place and the key players in these monumental events in United States History. To conclude the fourth marking period, the students will examine the reconstruction that took place following the war, and the role that the leadership played in the development of the United States of America.


Students can expect to research and explore a variety of events and develop their own opinions on the perspectives of the Civil War.

8th Grade Language Arts: Mrs. Weaber

The students in Mrs. Weaber’s class have worked tirelessly this marking period on the process of writing an essay. The students did a great job gathering details pertaining to the argument that they chose. In the weeks to come students will participate in literature circles, allowing them to read and discuss texts of their own choice. Following literature circles, students will research topics of high interest and present them in a variety of ways. Please ask your child about the topics they are researching and how they feel about their topics!