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Support the Chenery PTO and support your child's education

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

We need your help to fund PTO projects like classroom enrichment, scholarships for the Washington DC and Ferry Beach trips, and classroom stipends, just to name a few. The PTO has a direct impact on the educational experience of each Chenery student, but we can’t do it alone.

Parent-Teacher Conferences 2014-15

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Once again, the Chenery Middle School will be registering parent/teacher conferences online.


Registration for all conferences opens on Monday, October 20th.

Chenery Reminders

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT

  • From the Clinic.
  • 5th and 6th Grade Book Club at Belmont Public Library.
  • The Chenery Cinema. Chenery Gear.
  • PTO 5th Grade and New Family Pasta Dinner.
  • Belmont Boosters Drive.
  • The October Best Buddies event.
  • PTO Survey.

Upper School Back-to-School Night

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Upper School Back-to-School Night (US, BTSN)

Chenery Middle School

Thursday, October 8th, 2014

7 p.m.


Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Math team, Jazz band, Chamber Singers, Theater and other team meetings schedule.

Welcome Back to School from Principal St George

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Dear Families:


I hope the end of summer finds you rested and looking forward to the new school year.  Each school year is full of new and exciting opportunities for students and teachers.  I look forward to welcoming new and returning students to CMS. 


We welcome students back to school on Wednesday, September 3rd:

  • School hours:  7:45 a.m. until 2:25 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

  • School hours:  Wednesdays 7:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. except for our early release half days.

  • On half days we dismiss at 11:00 a.m. and lunch is not served.

    This fall we are very excited to focus time and energy working with students to implement our new motto:  Respectful, Responsible, Ready to Learn:  Everybody, Every Day!  As you may recall, faculty and staff engaged in a collaborative, year-long professional process of reviewing and ultimately revising our mission and motto.  Exploring how our motto will live throughout the building will be a common theme during the year. On our first day and throughout the year we will be mindful to connect our words and work to the CMS motto:  Respectful, Responsible, Ready to Learn:  Everybody, Every Day!


    As we implement this new motto I look forward to sharing our progress with you.  Using common language with our students, while reinforcing shared expectations and values, promises to be energizing and engaging. 


    Please note:

    Space surrounding CMS is congested particularly around the start and end of the school day.  Ensuring the safety of our students requires structured and consistent routines during drop off and pick up.  Please review the procedures below.  It is imperative that we all adhere to these expectations and commit to student safety as our priority.

    At drop off you may:

  • park on surrounding side streets and walk your student to the Chenery entrance

  • enter Washington Street from Common Street, pulling alongside the building, to drop off your child

    At pick up you may:

  • enter Washington Street from Common Street, live park alongside the building, and wait for your student

  • park on surrounding side streets and walk to the entrance to meet your student


    At no time should cars stop in the crosswalk.


    Do not enter the Chenery parking lot at any time before, after, or during school hours. The parking lot is for buses, faculty, and staff only.


    Parent and visitor parking:

  • Side streets only during school hours

    Please allow yourself extra time and drive slowly when dropping off or picking up at CMS or when you are visiting the school.  Again, the parking lot is faculty and staff parking only.  Thank you for your attention to these important procedures and supporting our efforts to keep all students safe.

    I look forward to seeing you soon.  Enjoy a restful, long weekend.

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PTO News

Pick up your Genevieve's order on 11/21

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:48:00 GMT

The Chenery PTO would like to thank all of the Chenery families who participated in this year’s Genevieve's fundraiser.  It was a big success!


5th Grade and New Families Pasta Dinner

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:21:00 GMT

5th graders and new students, bring your families and meet your friends at our annual pasta dinner! Thursday, October 16th, 6-7:30pm at the Chenery Cafeteria

The Chenery PTO Fall Fundraiser- Genevieve’s Catalog Collections

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:15:00 GMT

Dates:  The fundraiser will run September 25th – October 23rd.


Fri, 30 May 2014 14:55:00 GMT

The Chenery PTO is looking for parents like you to help make a difference at Chenery Middle School.  We are currently seeking parent volunteers to help with the following during the 2014-15 school year.

5th Grade Bingo & Ice Cream Sundae Party on April 15th 2:30 - 4:00 pm in Chenery Cafeteria

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:58:00 GMT

Come hang out with your friends and help us raise scholarship money for the overnight trips to Ferry Beach Ecology School.   Prizes will be awarded to lucky winners!!

Forums for the School Department Budget Process

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:17:00 GMT

April 7, 7:30 pm. Wellington Community Room | April 9, 9:00 am. Board of Selectmen Room | May 13, 7:30 pm. CMS Community Room | June 2 and 4, 7:00 pm. BHS Auditorium

"The Secret Life of the Massachusetts Teen" Presentation by Jon Mattleman, Mental Health Counselor

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:32:00 GMT

Presentation will take place on Wednesday March 5, 2014 at the Chenery middle school auditorium, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Teacher Treat Week: Monday, December 2nd through Friday, December 6th

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:45:00 GMT

All week long teachers and staff are treated to goodies supplied by the parents to show their appreciation.

America Recycles Day: November 15. Chenery Recycles: EVERYDAY!

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:49:00 GMT

In celebration of America Recycles Day, Sustainable Belmont and the Chenery Middle School PTO Green Team will be selling reusable My ECO bags at Star Market in Waverly Square on Friday, November 15th from 11am-1pm.

Support Chenery PTO Each Time You Shop at Star Market or Shaws

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:46:00 GMT

Register with My ECO and each time you shop at Star and use your own bags .02 of every $5 spent will go to the Chenery PTA or if you have kids in another Belmont Public School to that one too.

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Principal's Message

Dear Students:

At Chenery Middle School we share a set of beliefs and values that inform and guide our words and actions. Throughout the year we will discuss these and explore how we can continue to foster them in our school. These core values are represented by our school's motto: RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, READY TO LEARN: EVERYBODY, EVERY DAY.  By making these values central to our time together, we will be successful in ensuring the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students. I look forward to working and learning with each of you.

Very sincerely,
Kristen St. George