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Honor Roll Breakfast

Great Kindness Challenge and Kids for Peace

Environmental Science

Chromebook Letter to Parents

Hi Parents!  

As you are aware, all 6th and 7th grade students have been issued a Chromebook for educational use at school and at home.  For more detailed information on care and frequently asked questions, please click here.


Parking Lot/Surrounding Area Safety

Student safety is our number one priority at CHMS.  As a driver, please be aware of the safety of others.  This includes in our parking lot and surrounding areas.  Please respect posted parking signs, bike lanes, driveways, and all traffic laws.  

Students, please be responsible for your own safety and only cross in designated cross walks and watch for cars.

Together, we can make our neighborhood a safer place.


August 29-31

Monday 8/27

No School


Tuesday 8/28

6th Grade Orientation 8am-12pm @ Gym


Wednesday 8/29

First Day of School 


Thursday 8/30

Early Release Schedule


Friday 8/31





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Shop Amazon Smiles. Simply log on and shop through and designate Calavera Hills Middle School PTSA to automatically receive .5% of all your purchases.  This does not add any cost to your account… is a donation from  Please tell your friends and family!  Forward them this email and ask them to help support out CHMS community. 

Visit to register.

E Blast Newsletter

Coyote Howl

Enjoy your summer break!!


First Day of School: August 29th



Office Hours

Office hours from June 18-June 28 will be 8:00am to 2:00 pm.  The office will then be closed  for the summer until August 15th.  

Yearbook Orders

Parents and Students: We have some extra yearbooks available for purchase.  The cost is $50.  If you are interested, please contact the office. 



Lost and Found Items

Parents and Students,

Lost and Found items have been donated.  We still have a couple items in the office if you are missing anything. Thank you.

CEF Student Leadership Council

Build lifelong leadership skills, learn about nonprofits in your community and meet professionals from some of the largest and most successful businesses in Carlsbad! Join the CEF Student Leadership Council! Applications are due June 22! Click here to learn more and apply today! This opportunity is for current 8th-11th grade students.

8th Grade Dance Pictures

To view and/or download the photo booth pictures from the 8th grade dance, please visit, and enter password  c6118 and click on "let me in".



INotice of Intent to Attend CHMS 2018/19 School Year

To CHMS families with current 6th & 7th Grade Students,

If you haven't already, please take a few moments to fill out the survey that was emailed to you last week.  The Notice of Intent to Attend CHM is an important form that gives us information regarding the number of students to expect next year. If you haven't already, please take the time to fill out the survey at your earliest possible convenience.  Thank you. 


If you have any questions, please contact our Guidance Tech, Holly Grupe, at

Keep Saving Box Tops!

Don't forget to save Box Tops over the summer!  We will begin collecting them again at the start of school in August.  

Thank you!


Design & Modeling Class Featured on CBS News!!

On Wednesday, May 22nd Calavera Hills Design & Modeling class was featured on the CBS Channel 8 news!  The students were recognized for their creation of prosthetic devices using 3D printers that will help children around the world.  Please take a minute to view this story about our amazing students!   The story was also featured in the Coast News!

Summer Science Enrichment Program 2018

S2 Summer Science Enrichment Program at Miramar College sponsored by the Southern California Biotechnology Center offered Summer 2018 for 1 week!
This summer enrichment program for children in Grades 5-8 (fall 2018 grade levels) will include hands-on learning of scientific topics while encouraging scientific method with a focus on engaging children in science. Students will have a great experience in state-of-the-Art laboratories investigating a variety of disciplines in science. Session will be taught by qualified educators in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, Physiology, and Biotechnology.

One week-long session will be offered from July 30th-Aug 3rd  from 9am-12pm.

Cost is $250 per week. Attached are the flyer and registration forms. Register early as there are only 24 spots available.  Please feel free to forward to anyone that may be interested!!!

Contact information: Rebecca Bowers-Gentry at or or 619-388-7241

2018/19 Lego Robotics

We are starting to gather interest levels for Lego Robotics for next year.  Parents, can you please complete this Google form to indicate interest in the program?  Next year's theme is INTO ORBIT!  The following is the the information provided from the First Lego League:

Join our mission into the 30th season of FIRST®! Prepare for blast off, break out of your earthly constraints and go INTO ORBITSM. The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season will transport your team into space, where you’ll explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space. FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the INTO ORBIT season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Thank you for your continued support of the Lego programs at our schools!

Sarah Rines

Science, Computer Science, and Math Teacher

Lego Robotics Coordinator

Calavera Hills Middle School

SOAR 2018-19 After School Program

Does your student need a place to go after school? SOAR registration for the 2018-19 school year is open!

Join us for a fun, safe place for your student to go on campus immediately after school until 6 p.m. They can finish homework, enjoy STEM activities, recreation and more! Click here for more information.

WEB Training 2018/19 School Year

For information of WEB training for the 2018/19 school year, please visit our WEB page.

CEF Family Night Under the Stars!

It’s CEF’s Family Night Under the Stars! Join us for Newsies on July 17 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Reserved Orchestra Tickets ($47/value) for ONLY $30 each including a Gelson’s Gourmet Light Bite Box. Lawn tickets available for $15 each.

Newsies’ –based on the 1992 film Newsies, inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

Enrollment/Registration for the 2018/19 School Year

Please visit our Registration page for details on New Student Enrollment and Registration for 6th to 8th grade students for the 2018/19 school year.  

Attendance Procedures

We have been receiving several inquires about the proper procedures to call your student out of school early. If your student has a doctor appointment or personal appointment that makes it necessary for him to leave school, please send a note to or call the Attendance Office in the morning so we can issue an off-campus pass. Please do NOT bring the note to your teacher, it must go directly to the attendance office.  

  • This enables the school to account for the student’s whereabouts.
  • When a student has obtained a pass, the Attendance Office will clear the periods he is gone.
  • Your student may be waiting in the office for you to pick up, saving you time.
  • The school will receive full ADA funding for your student’s partial day attendance.

Include in the note what time your student needs to leave and the reason he is leaving (doctor or dentist appointments, personal reasons, etc.)

If  you are calling in an absence, please call our 24-hour ATTENDANCE HOTLINE at 760-331-6470. For any other questions about attendance, please call Marilyn Bergsma at 760-331-6464 or visit our Attendance page.


Carlsbad Educational Foundation

Thank you to CEF for providing much needed support for our STEM and Music Programs.  Please click here for more information.


Health Notice Updates

To Parents of Current 6th Grade Students:  Just a reminder that your child will need to have their TDAP immunization before entering 7th Grade.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Theresa Green in our health office at 760-331-6390.  Thank you.


Save the Date

8/29  First Day of School




Coyote Compliment Winners

Coyote Compliments are given out by staff members to students who are caught showing excellent behavior by following our school rules of Safety, Understanding, Respect and Effort.  Every Friday we will have a weekly drawing to award one male and one female student with a small prize to reward them for their excellent behavior! The winners will be announced during the Friday morning broadcast. 

The winners this week are: 






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Long Range Facilities Master Plan

Please click here to see details for the Long Range Facilities Master Plan.

After School Tutoring

After School Tutoring begins October 9th at CHMS and will be offered every Monday and Tuesday from 2:55pm to 3:55pm in Room #207. Mr. Dunn will be heading tutoring this year.  If you have any questions, he can be reached at


CHMS PTSA Donation Wish List

Calavera Hills Middle School is seeking donations for our school and would love your help!  Items will be used in many wonderful ways such as for clubs like the Girls KREW (Art) Club and Board Game Club and for our incredibly innovative Makers Space Lab, as well as for our amazing courses in science, design and modeling, broadcasting, Spanish, special ed, and more.  Some will be also be used as Rockin’ Rewards for students.  Please see the attached list.  Donations would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the school office anytime between 7:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Plush Coyote Pillows Available for Purchase

These adorable plush Coyote pillows are available for purchase for $15.  Stop by the front office to purchase one now! 


STEM in your Backyard

STEM in Your Backyard features free, hands-on and interactive STEM activities, allowing students, families and business leaders to interact and learn together.  Please see the attached flyer for details on this program.  

Carlsbad City Library Events

Please see the following links for events offered at the Carlsbad Dove Library:  Children EventsTeen Events, Exploration HUB.

After School Tutoring at Public Libraries


All three libraries in Carlsbad offer after school tutoring, Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:30 pm.

Locations are as follows:

Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane (760) 602-2047

Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive (760) 434-2870

Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place (Spanish Speaking) (760) 931-4500



Cooking with Coyotes Cookbook

The 6th grade team would like to introduce to you our very first edition of Cooking with Coyotes.  Our cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and more!  You can order your copy here.  

High School Summer Academy

Attention 8th grade students! Take PE, Spanish, or Math before high school! Join us for High School Summer Academy, featuring a blended in-class and online curriculum so you can enjoy summer while getting ahead in credits! Take advantage of our small class sizes, individualized instruction, low rates, and high-quality program, while making room in your fall schedule for the classes you want. Click here for more information or see the attached flyer.


Summer Enrichment Camps

Join us for CEF’s Summer Enrichment Camps! There are more than 50 STEM, art, animal, gardening or cooking camps to engage your student this summer! Now featuring Camp Galileo and LEGOLAND summer camps!  Click here to register or learn more!