Welcome to Chesterton Middle School!

  • **Looking for more information on the Trojan Virtual Academy, come to one of the information nights on May 10th, 12th, or 17th in the CMS Auditorium at 630. You may also click HERE for additional information. 

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  • 2021 Summer School PE will be IN-PERSON!

    Dear Parents of Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2025);

    My name is John Snyder, I am Head of the Physical Education and Health Department at Chesterton High School, and I would like for you to consider some of the advantages of Summer School P.E. If I were an incoming freshman, or the Parent of an incoming freshman, I would be interested to know:

    • Your child can complete one semester of PE in only 15 classes throughout a three and a half week period (no Fridays…except for Session II…there will be a class on July 9th ). Finished by 1 pm Monday thru Thursday. (It is possible to take a full year in the same summer)
    • Getting a semester of PE out of the way opens up avenues with regard to elective selections during the school year. (Might be significant for IB, or advanced students seeking early College or University credit).
    • Getting the swim credit out of the way is huge!!!...especially for the girls! Swimming each day only amounts to 15 days (whereas, it would be 23 days during the school year…30 days for both sessions vs. 46 total days during the school year).
    • No required Physical Education Uniforms in the summer.
    • Students wear their own swimsuits!!
    • Students can complete their full one-year P.E. Credit during the summer (2 – Sessions)….then, pick the Advanced Weight Lifting courses immediately as a Freshman….OR, electives in other content areas!
      • Both of my Sons, and Daughters, did this because they were so involved in Athletics. This actually freed up a block of time for my daughter to schedule an additional study hall. ( ***an additional study hall may, or may not, be possible now***)

    Most students take Summer School P.E. with their friends!!! During the school year, they don’t get to choose who is in their class!

    The main reason we try to get as many kids to take summer school P.E. is that it reduces class sizes both during the school year and during summer school! This makes the management of classes more conducive to learning and physical growth!


    John Snyder

    Head of P.E. / Health Dept

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  • Incoming 7th Grade Important Information

    Follow these links for information regarding your incoming 7th grade student. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Herrod.

    Incoming 7th Grade Scheduling Video

    Mrs. Herrods 21-22 CMS Scheduling Slides Presentation

    Google Meet Q &A Session on 4/22 Link - @ 3:15 pm

    Google Meet Q & A Session on 4/26 Link - @ 5:00 pm


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    Click here to read the latest edition of your CMS Trojan Times. 


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  • 2020-2021 Yearbooks

    There is still time to order a yearbook for your student!  Follow the link to be directed to the Jostens website to place your order. 
    Yearbooks will all be ordered online, but will be distributed at school the last days of school.
    Don't let your student be left out!  Order today.
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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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    Effective Wednesday, February 10th Porter County has moved into the “Yellow” status. Chesterton Middle School will continue to remain at 25% capacity for home athletic events until further notice. The Porter County Health Department has implemented the following measures for K-12 athletic events to help slow the spread: 

    • There will be no concessions.
    • No food or drinks will be allowed for spectators in the gym
    • Masks are required at all times.
    • Social distancing between groups of spectators is required at all times.

    More information will be forthcoming as we continue to receive guidance from local and state authorities. Thank you!

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  • Free School Meals

    Did you know school lunches are free to everyone under 18?  Watch the 1 min video to learn more about Free School Meals.

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    Click on the New Student Welcome Kit to find links for Canvas and Skyward Tutorials, staff information and more. We are so excited to have you here at CMS. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have!

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  • Remote Learning Expectations for Students

    The following is a document that list all the expectations for CMS students while in Remote Learning.  This pertains to any student in a remote setting, either through hybrid instruction or full time Remote Learning.  Please click on the highlighted Remote Learning Expectations

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  • Check out a virtual orientation for all students that provides some information and a preview of CMS!

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  • Click HERE to check out the Weekly Dune News for the Duneland School Corporation. 

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