CHMS Update- Summer Edition!

All the latest and greatest from the middle school!

That's a Wrap!

The 22-23 school year is now in the books! Congratulations on a fantastic year filled with amazing learning experiences, engaging lessons and sweet celebrations! Enjoys the summer to relax and have fun. We will see you back in the hallowed halls on August 24.


If you still have books to turn in, please bring them to the office as soon as possible.

Report Cards now available

4th quarter report cards are now available on the parent portal of the SIS (not in Schoology). If you would like a paper copy, feel free to visit the MS Office Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. We will happily print you one.

CHMS Summer FUN Calendar!

The Camp Hill Middle School Staff is excited to provide this Summer Fun Calendar to our middle school students and families. You will notice that each day there is an activity suggested to keep our middle school students busy and engaged in some learning / thinking and to ward off boredom. We encourage students to keep a summer journal and try to write in it a little bit every day, especially on the days that are marked on the calendar. Additionally, students are expected to participate in the CHMS Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge is to read at least one book over the summer and complete the book review attached below. All students who compete the Summer Reading Challenge and turn in the paper or fill out the online form at the beginning of the school year will receive extra credit from their reading teacher and a special treat from the office!


We have paper copies of the calendar, Summer Reading Challenge form, and journals available in the MS office if you prefer to stop by and pick one up. The MS office is open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer months.

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Moving Up to Middle School for incoming 6th graders

The transition to middle school from elementary school can be challenging for many students. They can experience a variety of emotions including stress, anxiousness, and worry. Moving up to Middle School aims ease some of these feelings through the opportunities they will experience during our transition program on August 16. So far, your student has already participated in several transition activities. First, our school counselor, Mrs. Debias, worked with our student group, The Lion Pride Committee, to present a virtual information session about the middle school. There was an informational presentation for parents on May 2, and now, we are pleased to offer this half-day student orientation on August 16th. At the student orientation, students will receive their schedule and locker combination. They will have the opportunity to spend a half day here at the middle school, experiencing a compressed day, so that it is not such a surprise on the first day of school. They will try their locker, meet their teachers, eat lunch in the cafeteria and walk their schedule.

Here is the approximate schedule for the day:

8:00- arrive : please drop students off at the back parking lot doors and enter into the cafeteria

8:10- divide into HR groups in the cafeteria

8:15- begin HR period

8:30- 9:00: orientation with Mrs. DeLong

9:00-10:55: Periods 1 - 6

11:00- 11:35- LUNCH in the cafeteria

11:40 - 12:30- Periods 7-8: PE/Band/Chorus

12:30- Dismissal: Please pick students up in the parking lot

If your child is interested in participating in this orientation program, please fill out the registration form via this link: https://forms.gle/d7LmGAZYwtLTm7TYA

Upcoming events:

August 16: Moving Up to Middle School

August 24: First student Day

August 31: MS Back to School Night

September 1 - 4: Labor Day Weekend- NO SCHOOL

Career Corner

Mrs. Mayberry, our Career Counselor has a few opportunities for MS students this summer. See the links below. For more information, she also has a Career Counselor smore: https://www.smore.com/5cmtp




Elementary/middle school summer camp opportunities:

Whitaker Center Camps: https://www.whitakercenter.org/camps

Messiah College: Theater Camp https://www.messiah.edu/camps

Mercersburg Academy: https://www.mercersburg.edu/summer/programs

ABC Keystone Girls Construction Camp (age 14 -18): https://abckeystone.org/abc-all-bout-construction-girls-camp/

Shippensburg University: Chemistry Camp https://www.ship.edu/academics/colleges/cas/programs/chemistry/camp_chemistry/

CHMS/HS Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is located in the Auditorium Lobby. It is overflowing with items! Please come by and have a look if your student is missing an item. All items will be donated at the end of June.

The Library is ONLINE!

Did you know that our entire library collection can be searched online? Check out this link to see what books we have available to our students, both in our collection, and in shared resources. https://chsdlibrary.com/

Parents, you can also log on and see what books your child is reading. If you ever need help choosing a book for your child, or if you have any questions about books, please contact our Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Lister. She loves to work with families and kids on book selections! Consider choosing a book from our library to read over the winter break. It is a perfect time to snuggle up and read a book!

District Calendar

Please check the online district calendar for all of the latest information regarding events in the school and district. If you prefer a paper copy of the calendar, they are available for pick-up at the district office.