News from the CHMS PTO


We want to extend a warm welcome to the 26 NEW families (28 students) enrolled at CHMS this year.

  • 6th grade: 13 students
  • 7th grade: 10 students
  • 8th grade: 5 students

Our PTO – led by Kate Schlie and Lisa Romberger, school social workers and a few current students offered new students a special orientation before school began to help them get acquainted with CHMS. New parents were also invited to meet with a few CHMS parents to learn more about the school, answer questions and tour the school.

We wish all of our new students and families a fantastic school year!

Teacher and Staff Luncheon a Success

Our wonderful CHMS teachers and staff enjoyed a Welcome Back Luncheon this past Friday, Aug. 31. The picnic-themed luncheon was hosted by our CHMS PTO Teacher & Staff Appreciation Committee. Special thanks to our committee co-chairs, Laura Morris and Marcie Purcell, for planning a fun lunch featuring delicious sandwiches from the Village Gourmet in Clarendon Hills. And thanks to all the committee members who also generously donated an assortment of sides, salads, desserts and drinks to complete the menu.

Don’t Miss the Bus: Bus Routes & Schedules

If your child(ren) take the bus to and/or from school, you can familiarize yourself with this year’s routes and schedules by clicking here.

PTO & Community Speaker Series Schedule Released

We’re pleased to release the 2018-2019 speaker series that’s jam-packed with many worthwhile speakers and topics. Access this year’s schedule here. Please review it and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out!

Don’t Forget Your Spirit Wear: Purchase by Sept. 7

Spirit wear is on sale now through Sept. 7! Delivery is anticipated by the end of September. To place an order, please visit the online store. 

Questions? Email Katie Gjeldum at

Join the PTO for “Middle School 101”: Wednesday, Sept. 12 @ 1 p.m.

Middle schoolers experience  great social, emotional and physical change. Join us for our first PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 1:00 p.m. (new time!) in the MRC as our principal, Dr. Levi Brown, provides an overview of changes that take place during the middle school years and how the CHMS staff works to meet each child’s unique needs.

Updated CHMS Online Directory: Coming Soon!

As a reminder, we will use the My School Anywhere system for our CHMS online school directory again this year. You will receive an email in the near future to review and confirm your family’s personal contact information. Please be on the lookout for that email and reply ASAP to ensure the accuracy of your data.


Monday, Sept. 3
No school

Tuesday, Sept. 4 
Musical Audition Workshop in the cafeteria at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 5
Musical Auditions in the cafeteria at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 5 
Cross country meet at Prospect Park at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6
Cross country meet at Eldridge Park Elmhurst at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6
Musical Auditions in the cafeteria at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7
Musical Call Backs in the cafeteria at 3:30 p.m.

View “Upcoming Events” on the PTO website for more details and updates.

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