Check out this amazing video created entirely by Colchester students! Seniors Jaclyn Cline and Courtney Dessormeau traveled all over town asking kids what they love most about going to school in Colchester and then compiled the answers into one fantastic video. You'll love their responses and probably see someone you know!



 CMS Community Dinner & Trivia Night Wednesday April 5th 6-8 PM As an extension of our Mix It Up Day we would like to invite all CMS families to join us for a potluck dinner and trivia night. This year’s trivia theme will be Pixar films. Thank you to the CMS PTO for their help with this event. Please sign up here to attend.
If you have any questions contact Kara Pawlusiak at 

CMS Sports

Softball Tryouts will be Wednesday March 22  & Thursday March 23rd 2:30-3:30pm in the gym. Be sure to bring a glove, sneakers, and athletic wear.

Baseball Tryouts start March 27th @ 4:00pm. There will be study hall for players with Mr. Olson.

Track start April 3rd  Time TBD


Colchester Parks & Recreation

Teen Open Gym Basketball: Is starting up a Co-Ed open gym Wednesday basketball nights starting Wednesday Feb 22-March 22 at CMS gym from 7:00-9:00pm. The cost is $5 per night.

Colchester Youth Lacrosse:  Sign-ups are now open. The season starts March 27th.

Information sheets for these two events are in the cubbies across from the office at CMS.

Activities for the Week of March 13

Monday - Drama (All Cast and Crew) 2:15, Odyssey of the Mind 2:15 

Tuesday - Drama (All Cast ) 2:15-4:00pm in the chorus room, Jazz Band 2:15-3:30pm, Author Kate Messner will be at CMS Tuesday. 

Wednesday - Drama (All Cast) 2:15-4:00pm, Select Choir 2:15

Thursday -Drama (All Cast and Crew) 2:15-4:00pm.

Friday- Dance 6-8pm. $5.  


The next PTO Meeting  is  May 3rd  from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Library.

CMS PTO is looking to fill 2 positions (President & Secretary). If you are interested please contact Shauna Knapp at

The PTO Box Top Challenge results are in!  6th Grade is the winner with 1,550 box tops, 2nd place is 7th grade with 1,301, 3rd place goes to 8th grade with 1,249. The school raised a total of 4,100 Box Tops!


Upcoming events

Champlain Valley Regional Art Show: will be running from 3/13-3/31 at the University Mall in So. Burlington. Artwork from students in K-12 will be on display. * Students with work on display will be emailed directly and a printed list will be posted outside the art room.

8th grade Dance Committee Meeting- All 8th grade parents are welcome- March 29th at 6:00 in the CMS Library

8th Grade Dance is June 9 at 6:00pm

8th Grade Recognition TBD- Due to the extra snowdays

Nutritional Services

Breakfast Cart: The cafeteria will be selling bag breakfast and a few a la carte off a rolling cart for the month of March.  During this time we will determine how it is received by students and staff to see if it will continue. The cart will be open for 6th graders at 8:40am and for 7th & 8th graders at 9:30am Monday- Thursday . Fridays it will be 8:55am for 6th graders and 9:35am for 7th & 8th graders. Students will be able to use their pin number for their purchase. Regular breakfast will still be available to students in the cafeteria first thing in the morning.

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Your Vote Matters E4: Be the Difference

As we make the final push to the polls, we have one last video to share with you from our Your Vote Matters series. We've titled this video "Be the Difference" because we believe at the end of the day, it could come down to just a handful of ballots. As timing would have it, Superintendent Minor gets to share some exciting news with you in this video. (Spoiler alert: the tax increase is going to be lower than we originally anticipated!)

Your Vote Matters E3: Shaping Futures

Besides all of the necessary operational costs of running a school district with over two thousand students, what type of educational opportunities does the school budget provide our students? Why is the education system so different now than it was 20 years ago? Watch Superintendent Amy Minor's next video to find out.

Your Vote Matters E2: Enrollment

Here's the new episode from our Your Vote Matters series! This week's topic is enrollment. Is it really declining? What would that mean for class sizes and teachers? Find that out and more by watching this 3-minute video hosted by Superintendent Amy Minor. Plus, there's a special treat at the end for music lovers!

Your Vote Matters: Episode One

Have you met the new superintendent yet? Every week we'll be producing short videos (less than 3 minutes!) hosted by Superintendent Amy Minor. She'll cover a variety of topics surrounding the budget and the impact it has on our students and taxpayers. Our overarching goal of this series is to communicate how important local votes are to our community and subsequently increase voter turnout. Have a question you want answered? Let us know!

Performing Arts Center Opens at CHS

The renovation of the Performing Arts Center for Colchester Schools is complete! We invite you watch the video to take a tour of the upgrades and hear students and faculty express their appreciation to the Colchester community for supporting this project.