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!



Week of October 23, 2017 

Sign-ups for Bolton Ski & Board are in the lobby. Deadline to register is Nov. 17th.

 CMS is having a spirit week!

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Red, White, and Blue Day (bring in $1 before Friday for face painting with your team's colors. Your name will be added to a list for face painting that will happen Friday during lunches.)

Wednesday: Pink Day (October is breast cancer awareness month)

Thursday: Sports Day 

Friday:  Color Day

6th grade-Yellow

7th grade- Green

8th grade- Black

Faculty- Tye Dye

There will be a Pep Rally at the end of the day.


Click on the sports link below for sports info.

Sports Information





The next CMS PTO meeting is November 7, 2017, 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 (1/9/2018, 3/20/2018,5/1/2018) 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 Colchestermiddleschoolpto@gmail.com

Healthy students are better learners.

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.

CMS breakfast cart is back by popular demand! 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.



October 23- 27 Spirit Week.

November 3 School Dance 6:00pm

November 19-24 No School Thanksgiving Recess


Upcoming Events

Video Library

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.