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  • Athletics Announcement to parents re: 6th Graders

    Duneland School Corporation is expanding Liberty and Westchester campuses to include students between grades 5-8 beginning next school year (2024-2025). With that in mind, Chesterton Middle School is extending the opportunity to students in sixth grade to participate in wrestling and track and field this school year for CMS. Parents must provide transportation to and from CMS if they choose to participate.

    There will be a call out meeting for 6th grade students and families October 4th in the CMS cafeteria at 5:30 PM. To sign up for wrestling, please click HERE. If you have any specific questions regarding wrestling, please contact the CMS head wrestling coach, Coach Steiner, at or the CMS Athletic Director, Mr. Gross, at

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Welcome to Chesterton Middle School!

  • Family Survey Spring 2024

    Duneland School Corporation is currently conducting a series of surveys with our students, families, and staff.  Information from these surveys will be used for school improvement and district strategic planning. Additionally, these results will be used as part of our Cognia (formally AdvancED) accreditation processes.

    Input from our families is critical to our process to set goals for improvement. We thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts. This survey should take 20-25 minutes to complete and includes some ranking questions as well as open-ended questions at the end.

    Use this link to take the Survey: Parent Survey Spring 2024

    Please note the following when taking the surveys

    • You need only complete one survey per household.
    • When selecting a school, select the school of your youngest child.
    • The term "governing body" refers to our school board.
    • The term "stakeholders" refers to all those with an interest in the school including students, families, community members, and school staff.

    We truly appreciate you setting aside the time to offer your thoughts before Monday, April 29, 2024.

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  • Incoming 7th Grade Students

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  • Book Fair Information

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  • Yearbook

    Order Your Yearbook Here!

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  • Not sure or new to our school?  Check out our CMS Back to School FAQs for important information about our school.

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  • CMS Family Friendly School Designation

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    Duneland Schools Receive Purple Star Designation -11/21

    All 10 schools in the Duneland School district were designated as Purple Star schools in an announcement by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) on Wednesday morning.

    The 36 named Indiana schools receiving the Purple Star designation were awarded for their significant display of commitment to service members, veterans, students and families connected to our nation’s military.

    The newly designated Purple Star schools join 60 schools that were a part of Indiana’s inaugural Purple Star designation in 2020. This designation is valid for three years.

    Schools receiving the Purple Star designation must meet the following criteria:

    • Assigned point of contact for military families
    • Training requirement for point of contact
    • Dedicated webpage
    • Annual military program (e.g., Veterans Day, 9/11, etc.)
    • Public military display
    • School Board resolution publicizing support for military students and families
    • Employment of military service members and their immediate family members

    “In Indiana, we are especially thankful for our state’s commitment to our service members,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “This Veterans Day, it is an honor to award an additional 35 schools with the Purple Star designation. These schools work year-round to honor our service members and their families, as well as prepare students to pursue their dreams after high school, including the pursuit of enlistment leading to service.”

    DSC Purple Star Program and School Links for Resources for Military Families and Veterans

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  • CMS Virtual Mindfulness Room


    CMS Guidance Counselors have created a wonderful place for our students to visit to relax and take a break.  There are several activities here such as guided meditation, music and sounds, self-care tips, and much more.  Take a trip to the CMS Virtual Mindfulness Room !

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