Charleston Middle School competes in girls' and boys' interscholastic athletics. At the end of all seasons, teams are involved in state tournaments sponsored by the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA). 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, as well as completion of the forms in the Athletic Packet.

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Athletic Department

CMS Athletic Director
Blain Mayhall
(217) 639-6002

South Central Conference:

  • Charleston Little Trojans

  • Mattoon Wildcats

  • Effingham Hearts

  • St. Anthony Bullpups

  • Teutopolis Wooden Shoes

  • Taylorville Tornadoes

Trojan Booster Club

Charleston athletics are incredibly appreciative of the Trojan Booster Club for their continuous support! Visit their page to learn more about the Booster Club and become a member. You can also follow them on Facebook!


IESA is the source for Illinois sports and activities, including yearly calendars, member schools, and bracket information for end of season competition!

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports



Chorus & Spring Musical 

Mr. Mellott


Mr. Wengerski

Music Boosters

Charleston Music Boosters

Follow the Charleston Music Boosters on Facebook!

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.

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.

Classroom Courier

Ms. Bickford & Mr. Pitcher

Classroom Courier is a newsletter published by seventh and eighth graders at Charleston Middle School.