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Yearbooks 2018-19

Yearbook distribution will take place on the following dates:

Monday, June 10th   8th Grade

Tuesday, June 11th  7th Grade

Wednesday, June 12th  6th Grade

During the week of distribution, we will have some extra yearbooks available for purchase for $40 - cash only payments accepted.  Please see Ms. King for details.  



8th Grade Promotion

letter to parents

Please see the attached letter to 8th Grade Parents regarding all the details of 8th Grade Promotion!

8th Grade promotion dance

The dance will be held on Friday, June 7th from 6:00-9:00pm. There is no charge to attend, and we encourage all 8th graders to come and enjoy the music, dancing, and friends.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to dress in appropriate semi-formal wear (no jeans, t-shirts, shorts, etc.)  Our dress code policy will be in enforced at the dance and is outlined below.  (Page 14 of the CHMS handbook)

We will have a photo booth available to take individual and group photos. The dance is a lock out/lock in. Students can leave anytime, as long as a parent signs you out. You may not arrive any later than 6:30pm and need to be picked up promptly at 9:00pm.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the dance, please sign up through this link.  Thank you for your consideration!


8th Grade Awards Assembly

The 8th Grade Awards Assembly will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 8:15-9:15 am.

We will be following the 8th Grade Awards Assembly Bell Schedule on that day.

Volunteers needed for 8th grade BBQ and donations needed for 8th grade dance

Attention 8th Grade Parents!  Our end of the year promotion events are quickly approaching and we need your help!   We are in need of volunteers for the 8th Grade BBQ and donations for the 8th Grade Dance.  If you are interested, please sign up through the link above.  Thank you!


8th grade bbq & dodge ball tournament

The 8th-grade BBQ and dodge ball tournament is on Wednesday, June 12th from 12:30-2:48pm. We are looking for donations of drinks and snacks (please watch for Loopmail sent out with SignUp Genius Links).  All donations can be given to the front office care of 8th-grade promotion.  If you plan to donate refrigerated items, please drop off either Tuesday, June 11th or the morning of Wednesday, June 12th.  

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

The Promotion Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 9:00-10:30 am in the gym.  The doors will open at approximately 8:30 am to begin seating parents, families, and guests.  Student names will be read as designated in our student information system.  If you would like your student to be called by a shortened version or alternate name, please send an email to Ms. Claudia Keck at, no later than May 24th.  Light refreshments and promotion certificates will be available for pick up at the tables on the basketball courts after the ceremony.  After picking up your student's certificate, you may leave with your family.  

Flower Order Information

Attention 8th-grade families! If you would like to purchase a lei, kukui nut lei, graduation teddy bear, or roses for your 8th-grader, please visit THIS SITE. Get your orders in now and they will be delivered the morning of promotion! There will be some items on sale the day of the promotion, but supplies will be very limited 

Attention 8th grade parents!
We need your help to make your student's send-off memorable!

This year the PTSA will be coordinating the 8th grade year end activities in line with promotion. 

These include the social/dance, BBQ, and class T-shirts.  The promotion ceremony itself however will still be run by the school.

Contact our committee members below to volunteer on the 8th grade committee and/or donate to the promotion fundraiser to support the activities.

Thank you!

The 2018-19 8th Grade Committee

Cassie Besso, Committee Co-Chair

                                              Kamila Smith, Committee Co-Chair


CHMS Dress Code Policy

DRESS CODE AND GROOMING POLICY The faculty believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students are expected to attend school in clean, neat clothing. Distractions to the educational environment are not beneficial to student learning. Students in violation of the dress code policy are subject to disciplinary action. School dress code applies to all school activities, including field trips and dances. Please respect the dress code.

  • Clothing must be neat, clean, and fit properly.
  • Clothing and accessories cannot advertise promote, or glamorize any of the following: drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violence, weapons, or display inappropriate or sexually suggestive language or symbols.
  • Clothing that is revealing, such as tops that are strapless, see-through, low-cut, or expose the midriff are not permitted.
  • Pajamas and slippers are not permitted.
  • Undergarments must not be visible at any time. Tops must cover undergarments, chest, back, and midriff areas
  • . Shoulder straps of 2 inches or more wide (3 fingers width) are acceptable (No spaghetti straps are allowed). Pants must stay up to your waist. "SAGGING" IS NOT ALLOWED.
  • Shorts and skirts must be longer than fingertips when arms are relaxed at sides.
  • Footwear must adequately protect feet and not interfere with required school activities. Shoes must ADHERE to the foot; therefore, they must have a back covering.
  • Flip flops are not permitted (unless directed by a doctor’s excuse). Students may not wear clothing that denotes gang affiliation as defined by Carlsbad Police task force.
  • Wallet chains are not allowed at school. Accessories may not have metal studs or spikes. Jewelry, wallet, and accessories that, in the opinion of the staff, attract undue attention or could pose a threat to the safety of others are not permitted.
  • Hats and hoods may NOT distract from learning or obstruct staff ability to see your face. Bandanas are not permitted at any time.
  • Sunglasses are not permitted indoors, unless with prescription or doctor’s note. No rollerblades or shoes with wheels allowed.
  • Clothing or accessories that will distract from learning are not allowed.


In an effort to maintain the belief that education is our primary purpose, the staff will address new fads that occur during the school year such as extreme hairstyles, etc. The Administration always reserves the right to determine what is appropriate or inappropriate.

Consequences for dress code violations:

  • 1st offense: Warning, *Change Clothes (or address the violation by wearing over shirt, sweater, etc.)
  • 2nd offense: *Change Clothes (or address the violation by wearing over shirt, sweater, etc.), Parent Telephone Call, Brunch/Lunch Detention Assigned
  • 3rd offense: *Change Clothes (or address the violation by wearing over shirt, sweater, etc.), Parent Telephone Call, After School Detention assigned
  • 4th offense: *Change Clothes (or address the violation by wearing over shirt, sweater, etc.), Parent Telephone Call, Saturday School assigned

**At any offense, if dress code violation cannot be immediately corrected by a change of clothes, and/or wearing over shirt, sweater, etc., student will remain in office until Parent arrives with appropriate change of clothes. 15 VI. HO