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 Packet)


  • Boys' Baseball

    • Daniel Bennett

  • Girls' Softball

    • Blain Mayhall

  • Cross Country

    • John McInerney

  • Golf

    • Stan Adkins


  • Girls' Basketball

    • Doug Kanouse (7)

    • Jessica Yost (8)

  • Boys' Basketball

    • Bill Standerfer (7)

    • Daniel Bennett (8)

  • Cheerleading

    • Kelsey Smitley

  • Pom and Dance Team

    • Tatum Copsy

  • Girls' Volleyball

    • Kacee Nicholson (7)

    • Coartney Hutchinson (8)


  • Track and Field

    • Molly Bickford

    • Bill Standerfer


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Classroom Courier
Mrs. Bickford
Mr. Pitcher

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.

Ecology Team
Mrs. Lutz
Mrs. Stranz

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
Mrs. Enyart
Mrs. Dow

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
Mr. Pitcher
Mr. Spear

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.T ryouts are held in December. Competitions with other schools are scheduled January through May.

Speech & Drama