Week of February 19-23

Jazz Band is canceled for Tuesday 2/20

Reminder: Student devices will not be going home this week or over vacation. All devices need to left in TAs at the end of each day.

Pennies For Patients; Student council is excited to announce that we are starting a  fundraiser called Pennies for Patients! All of the profits go to fighting Lymphoma and Leukema. The fundraiser will be going on from February 5th to February 23rd. Each TA has a collection jar so keep bringing in those pennies! The TA with the most money raised will win a pizza party!

Yearbook order forms are in the lobby across from the main office.  Reserve your copy by Februaury 23rd. You may also order online at

8th grade baby photos are due by Friday 2/23. 

Click on the sports link below for sports info.

Sports Information


The next CMS PTO meeting is March 20, 2018, at 6:00 pm in the CMS Library. The CMS PTO is a non-profit volunteer parent/staff partnership focused on supporting school-sponsored events and activities that encourage community collaboration for an enriching engaging education.               

The CMS PTO will be meeting every other month (5/1/2018) during the school year and we would love to have you join us. If you have any questions, please contact our PTO President, Shauna Knapp, via email at


The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures recommends an annual well-child exam to address the physical, social, and emotional needs of a student. Doing so promotes attendance, enhances the student's ability to fully access and enjoy the educational experience and promotes better academic outcomes.


The CMS Kitchen Staff has a full sandwich menu at the sandwich bar. This is offered during all of our three lunch periods. There are speedy pickup forms for students and staff to preorder a sandwich. These forms can be found in the main office, in the cafeteria, and on the breakfast cart. Please return them to either the cafeteria or breakfast cart by 9:50 am on the same day that you would like your sandwich order. The breakfast cart can be found in the 6th grade wing Monday-Thursday 8:40-8:50 am and Fridays 8:20- 8:30 am. The cart is also on the 2nd floor by the elevator Monday -Thursday 9:30-9:40, Fridays 9:00-9:10 am.


If you are you moving to Colchester?

Please register your child for school here. Click here to view Registration Information

Any problems registering call 802-264-5802.

8th Grade Information

Thank you to the many families that were able to attend the Colchester High School 8th Grade Open House.  Click here for more infomation   Here is the Grade 9 Program of Studies for  2018-2019

Eighth grade students that would like to have their baby picture included in the 2018 yearbook need to submit a photo by Friday February 23rd. Students can either bring in a picture with their full name on the back and hand it in to Ms. Dodson at the front office or pictures can be emailed to Ms. Pawlusiak at Emailed images need to be in a JPEG format.

Library News

It's that time of year again for Blind Date With a Book! Check out one of the "blind date" books from the library. Take your "date" home and get acquainted. Turn in the rating slip to the library to let us know if you hit it off. All rating slips will be entered into a prize drawing for an AMC Movie gift card.


Upcoming Events

Video Library

Early Release Day Sept. 27

CSD recent had their first early release day of the school year. Here's a peek at what our faculty and staff were up to while the kids were away!

What's New at CMS This Year

The students at CMS are excited to share some of the new things happening in the classroom this year.

Inservice in Action!

We're gearing up for the return of our students on Wednesday, August 30th! Take a peek at what we were up to at our Opening Ceremony Inservice. #wearecolchester

2017 End of Year Video

As the school year comes to a close, our principals share what they are most proud of.

Colchester Schools: 2017 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Students all around the district want to thank our teachers and staff for the incredible work they do all year long. They made this video to share why they appreciate the staff here at CSD!

Happy Birthday, Ruthie!

Students at CMS helped Ruthie, the Head Cook, celebrate her 80th birthday!

Just Ask a Student

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!

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.