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Charleston Middle School competes in girls' and boys' interscholastic athletics.  At the end of all seasons teams are involved in Illinois Elementary School Association (I.E.S.A.) sponsored state tournaments.  Students participating in these programs must abide by the CUSD#1 Athletic Code. 
An updated physical is required prior to participate in any athletic event.

Athletic Calendar

Athletic Code

Trojan Booster Club



Boys' Baseball 

Jon Hanner

Girls' Softball

Blain Mayhall

Cross Country 

John McInerney


Stan Adkins

Boys' Basketball

Brad Oakley--7th Grade

Larry Sigler--8th Grade


Girls' Basketball

Girls' Basketball

Chris Bily--7th Grade

Bill Standerfer--8th Grade

Boys' and Girls' Track and Field

Brad Oakley--8th Grade Boys

Sallie Hanson--8th Grade Girls

Girls' Volleyball

Cobi Christiansen--7th Grade

Justin Tomaska--8th Grade



Pom and Dance Team

Taylor Weichec


Kayla Jones

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Non-Athletic Activities

Ecology Team
Mrs. Southworth
Mrs. Sherwood
The ecology team meets during September and October  to study various Illinois ecology and nature subjects. Subjects this year include freshwater fish, bats, and mammals.  In the past they have included pond ecology, marshes, trees, grasses, seeds, and turtles, I think you get the idea. Students study vocabulary, labeling anatomy , and species accounts to identify.  They will compete against other schools in October at Lake Shelbyville.  The Eco-Meet is put on by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Student Council

Ms. Schmitz

The purposes of the Student Council are to develop attitudes of and practice in good citizenship; promote harmonious relationships throughout the school; improve school morale; promote responsibility and dependability in the student body; represent the students and promote the general welfare of the school.  Student Council is involved in such activities as dances and concessions at events.  Elections are held at the beginning of the first semester.

Scholastic Bowl

Mrs. Jones

Scholastic Bowl is a game played by two teams of five players each who will try to answer a combination of toss-up and bonus questions. Points are scored by the team who buzzes in first and answers a toss-up question correctly. That team then has the opportunity to answer a bonus question. All seventh and eighth grade students are eligible for Scholastic Bowl.  Tryouts are held in December.  Competitions with other schools are scheduled January through May.

Classroom Courier
Classroom Courier is a newsletter published three times a year by seventh and eighth graders at Charleston Middle School.  Courier journalists are assigned an article to write about CMS and assigned a grade school to visit during the school day.  They interview classes at the grade school and write a second article.  Students have a few days to type their articles, then they work with Mrs. Foster to proofread and edit the articles and to create a graphic layout for the newsletter.  In the following weeks, the CC newsletter is distributed in the JG-TC newspaper.
Musical Performance Groups
Music Boosters



Mrs. Cruit



Ms.  M. McDevitt

 CMS offers multiple music performance ensembles--Concert Band, Choir, and Advanced Choir.  Band and Chorus are classes within the student's daily schedule.  Students may register to take both Band and Chorus.  Students participating in both would attend Chorus on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Band on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with alternating Fridays. 

See Ms. McDevitt for information about Advanced Choir.  CMS Spring Musical auditions are held in January and are open to the entire student body.  Rehearsals are after school Monday through Thursday.


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This page was last updated 03/29/2019