Have you signed up to proctor yet? Good news…you still can! We are still in need, so please consider helping us out by emailing
Jessica Shoup. Thanks so much!
The end of the year is quickly approaching. Our state testing begins on Tuesday, May 31 and runs through June 7. Please do not plan any early summer trips as your child could miss an important exam. Many of these exams are not flexible in their administration date and high school credit exams impact transcripts. If you have any questions about this, please email Ms. Shoup at the email listed above.
Have a great week!
Jamie W. Brooks
18 Food Night - Zoe's Kitchen
19 Food Night - Zoe's Kitchen
27 No School - Teacher Workday
Family Night Out Zoe's Kitchen - May 18 and 19 4:00 - 9:00 PM
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7th Grade Immunization Update
Students entering 7th grade are required to have the following vaccines:
One Tdap ( Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccine)
One MCV ( Meningococcal vaccine)
Please remember that you will need to provide proof of immunization (Certificate of Immunization- shot record) by the first day of the school year. You will have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to provide the required up-to-date immunization for your child.
If proof of vaccinations are not provided by the end of the 30 calendar day period, your child will be excluded from school until they provide proof of these vaccinations, as required by law.
If your student has already received these vaccinations, feel free to send in a copy of their vaccination record this year or over the summer.
Please contact your health care provider or local health department if your child is in need of these vaccines.
If you have any questions, please contact
Tara Kluxen, RN - School Health Nurse or
Maureen Milano - Registrar at 980-343-0689
New and Gently Used Book Drive - Final Week
CHMS Library Science Students are participating in the NC Book Drive, "Give 5, Read 5". This NC Dept. of Instruction sponsored drive's goal is to give every elementary student a book to read over the summer. We are collecting books for the students at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School. Amy McNelis, a CHMS 8th grade teacher, has a daughter that teaches there and said their students are really in need of books and would be grateful for any contribution. We will be collecting gently used and new elementary age appropriate books until May 20. Collection boxes can be found in the lobby of the media center. Thank you.
Ardrey Kell Football - May 19 at 6:30 PM
All rising freshmen that are interested in playing football at Ardrey Kell are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 PM. For more information or to be added to the email list, please email
South Mecklenburg Field Hockey - May 19 at 7:30 PM
South Meck High School has a club field hockey team managed by Charlotte Ambush Field Hockey Club. Fall of 2016 will be our 3rd season. All interested girls grades 9-12 are welcome to play. No prior experience is necessary. The season runs from mid-August to late October. We will have an interest meeting with specific details on May 19 at 7:30 PM. For more information or to get on the email list please contact
Lynn Cacchione or call 704-806-7691.
South Mecklenburg Cross Country - May 26 at 6:00 PM
Interested in running competitively for a high school varsity sport? Need to stay in shape? Want to compete in one of the most physically demanding sports?
If yes, you should join the South Meck Cross-country team for the fall 2016 season!
There will be a required interest meeting on May 26 at 6:00 PM in the small cafeteria.
Topics will include: summer training schedule, meet schedule, policies and procedures and other requirements to run.
Forward any questions to
Please join the remind101 by texting the message @smxc2016 to 81010.
Attention 8th Graders - Call for Photos
Help us share your fun memories of 8th grade! Students should send their two favorite photos from their 8th grade school year for a slide show to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos must be in jpeg format. Deadline is May 27.
ATTENTION: 8th Grade Parents - Volunteer
Hello! It is hard to believe our 8th graders will be high school students very soon!! There are some fun activities planned to help send our 8th graders off to high school in style!!! Please consider volunteering at one or more of these events. Please forward the sign-up genius link on to other CHMS 8th grade parents!! Thank you in advance for helping to make this a fun and memorable time for our kids.
Pay Year End Fees Now
Calling All Rising South Meck Parents!!
Calling All Rising South Meck Parents!! Looking to get involved at South Meck next year? Consider joining our School Leadership Team. We meet once a month to assist with the design and implementation of the annual School Improvement Plan. We also act as a sounding board, providing feedback to Dr. Furr and staff about initiatives at South Meck. For more information, contact SLT Co-Chair,
Laurie Foster, 704-517-7053. Please fill out the
application and return it by Aug. 1. New board will be voted on in early September.
Free Energy Kits
Our school has the opportunity to win $10,000 this May, and we need your help! This year, our school participated in a program from Duke Energy called The Conservation Crew. Through the program, our families and staff can request FREE Energy Kits that contain items to save energy at home (and save money on your electric bill).
If 75 families at our school sign up for a FREE kit by May 31, we’ll win $250 for our science department AND be entered into a drawing for $10,000!
Order Now or call 1-855-386-9548 to sign up!
Thank you for signing up for your FREE kit and crediting our school!
Weekly Courier Submissions
If you would like to contribute timely, pertinent information to our weekly Courier, please email CHMS PTO at
All submissions are due by 12:00 PM each Friday in order to appear in the Courier for Sunday.