Chenery Middle School Update for June 12, 2022

June 12, 2022

Dear CMS Community,

It is our last full week of school! Please see our calendar below for all the upcoming events.

We will be having a locker clean out this week. Stay tuned for that announcement. Also, please remind your child(ren) to check out the lost and found items that will be set out on tables in front of the main office. 

Grade 8 students will be celebrating the end of their middle school experience for the next 7 days with spirit week, class competitions, and our move up ceremony. This new tradition of a spirit week is one we are excited about because students earn points for their teams not only for participation in the spirit days, but also in the collecting of food and household items to be donated to the Belmont Food Pantry. Celebration and service to others are all part of the quest for the Class Cup! Please see emails from Mr. DiStefano, Assistant Principal of the Upper School, for detailed information. 

Have a wonderful week ahead!


Karla B. Koza, Principal


June 13th

LABBB Graduation in Auditorium (followed by reception in LCR) 12:30 - 3pm

June 13-17

Grade 8 Spirit Week 

June 21

Grade 8 Class Competition Last Block

Grade 6 Field Day

June 22

Last Day of School - 11:00am Dismissal

Grade 8 Move Up Day

Grade 7 Field Day



We know  reading is one way to keep our minds active during the summer months and it’s fun! Click HERE to review the reading lists for each grade.



Click here for CMS Student Council Calendar of Events 21-22


Are you looking for fun, educational opportunities for your children this summer?  If so, Belmont Summer Enrichment is a great choice for you!  BSE offers a variety of different classes for incoming Pre-K through incoming grade 7.  

Some of our courses include Engineering, Coding, Collaborative Sports, Improv, Graphic Design, and Growing Gardeners, which will be taking place in the Chenery Courtyard. Many classes are taught by our own BPS teachers.  This is a great way to keep curious minds thinking over the summer and maintaining good learning habits so your child will be ready and excited to learn in the fall.

See a full list of courses and registration details on our BPS Website:

http://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/Home/Partners/Summer-Programs And, you can like us on Facebook or Instagram!

This year’s dates are:

Session 1

Tuesday-Friday:  July 5 - 8

Monday-Thursday:  July 11-14

Session 2

Monday-Thursday:  July 18-21

Monday-Thursday:  July 25-28


Does your child ride a school bus or can’t make it to the store when it is open? If so, they can pick up a green order form outside of the school store and follow the directions on the form. Students can use the order form to place and receive an order so they don’t miss the bus.

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To receive the communications sent out on the Chenery Middle School listserv, click HERE.

Helpful District and School Documents



The Belmont Junior Marauders were created to provide Belmont’s 7th and 8th graders with the opportunity to play grade based NO weight limit football.  The majority of our players have never participated in tackle football and as we enter our sixth season, the program has been very successful.  Some of our players go on to play at BHS and others play their last game of tackle football in the 8th grade. The team participates in the Eastern Massachusetts Middle School Football League and will play teams from Winchester, Arlington, Bedford, Melrose, Reading, Concord, and Woburn among other regional middle school teams.

Preseason will begin in late August and games are played on Wednesday afternoons. Once school begins practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We attempt to have bus transportation to away games, however, there may be times when we rely on parents to drive kids to the games.

Registration forms are available on our website at the attached link or you may also request a registration form or additional information by sending an email to: jrmarauderfootball@gmail.com  www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=jrmarauders


Principal Karla Koza



Please contact me in any of the ways below.

Chenery Middle School
95 Washington Street
Belmont, MA 02748




Lower School (5 & 6) Assistant Principal Nicolette Foundas email: nfoundas@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5820

Upper School (7 & 8) Assistant Principal Mark DiStefano email: mdistefano@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5831

ENCORE & Student Programming Assistant Principal Ryan Holland email: rholland@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5801

Lisa Hurtubise, ELA Reading Director email: lhurtubise@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617 993-5945

Elizabeth Baker, Director of Science email: ebaker@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5970

Jonathan Golden, Director of Mathematics email: jgolden@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5805

Deborah McDevitt, Director of Social Studies email: DMcDevitt@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5980

Vicky D'Annunzio, Interim Director of World Language email: vdunnuzio@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5950

Arto Asadoorian, Director of Fine and Performing Arts email: aasadoorian@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-5990

Lindsey Rinder, Director of English Language Education email: lrinder@belmont.k12.ma.us and voice mail: 617-993-1044

Jonathan Libby, Assistant Director of Student Services email: jlibby@belmont.k12.ma.us

Rosa Inniss, METCO Director email: rinniss@belmontsc