New Meal Prices for 2014-15
Beginning in September, the cost of breakfast and lunch at MED will increase by 15 cents per meal, and the cost of lunch at the Middle School and High School will increase by 5 cents per meal. Free and reduced meal prices remain unchanged. Learn more...
Chatham Welcomes New Teachers
Chatham CSD held an orientation program for our new teaching staff on August 26 and 27. Along with staff who began over the course of the past year, the District welcomed new hires Karin Baldauf (Gr. 6), Sara Baskiewicz (Kindergarten), Elizabeth Conley (HS Spanish long-term sub), Erica Febus-Akers (MS Nurse), Sarah Hasbrook (MED Spec. Ed.), Suzanne Maraglio (MED Spec. Ed.), Rebecca Milano (Gr. 1) Melissa Paratore (MED Reading), Brenda Robichaud (Gr. 1), and Jill Venezia (HS Math long-term sub) to our educational team.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Told at MED
Student's in MED's Language Concepts program put on play that set the record straight on what really happened when the wolf came to visit the three little pigs. Their performance of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" delighted their audience of friends, family and school staff who gathered in the school's library on August 15th to watch. The play was the culmination of this summer’s program, where students explored fairy tales and poetry using the alphabet. Learn more...
2014-15 Calendar Available Now Online
The 2014-15 School Calendar is available on our School Calendar link. It provides important information about the upcoming school year. View 2014-15 School Calendar...
The print version of the calendar will be mailed out in mid-August to all families with children enrolled in Chatham Central Schools.
Board Approves SRO for Chatham Schools
At its July 22 meeting, the Board of Education approved bringing a School Resource Officer (SRO) into Chatham Central Schools. The SRO will be a uniformed sheriff’s deputy who will work in all three of our school buildings a total of 20 hours a week, starting this September. The Board’s decision was in response to an offer from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to provide all public schools in the county with increased access to law enforcement resources. The Sheriff’s Office is providing the SRO, who will serve at the discretion of Chatham school officials as both an educational and safety resource, at no cost to our school. This officer will also work for New Lebanon CSD 20 hours a week.
Chatham CSD Newsletter Earns National Awards
The Chatham Central School District was recognized for outstanding educational communications when it earned two national awards for its community newsletter “Chatham Connections” this June.
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) awarded “Chatham Connections” its Award of Merit, the second highest honor given out at NSPRA’s annual Publications and Electronic Media Awards. In addition, Chatham’s 2013-2014 special budget edition of the newsletter also picked up a separate Award of Merit in the Finance Publication Presentation category. Learn more...
Simon Appointed Director of Special Ed.
The Board of Education has appointed Brian Simon as Director of Special Education for the Chatham Central School District. Simon, who officially began his new duties July 1st, has twenty years of experience in special education. He has been with the Chatham Central School District for the past thirteen years, as school psychologist for the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School since 2001, and also as the school’s Dean of Students for the 2013-14 school year. Learn more...
Board Elects Leadership, Sets 2014-15 Meeting Schedule
At its organizational meeting July 8th, the Board of Education reelected Melony Spock as Board President and elected Jennifer Lindberg as Vice President. The Board also approved its 2014-15 meeting schedule and swore in newly elected members Chris Kelly and Teri Conte, and new student representative Carly Rippel.
Chatham Public Library Welcomes DeLisle as New Director
The Chatham Public Library welcomes Julie DeLisle as its new director. DeLisle took the reins at the end of June and has since been busy familiarizing herself with all the resources and programs the library has to offer, and getting to know the patrons and staff who make the library the vibrant center of the community that it is. DeLisle comes to Chatham from the Brunswick Community Library in Rensselaer County, where she was library director for the past nine years. The Board of Education officially appointed DeLisle in late May, following an extensive search and interview process and on the recommendation of the Chatham Pubic Library Advisory Committee. Learn more...
Chatham Library Voted Best in County
Chatham Public Library was voted best library in the Best of Columbia County awards, sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, The Register-Star and Chatham Courier. Newspaper readers and Chamber members voted for their favorite local businesses, organizations, and events. The winners were announced June 19th during an event at the Chamber of Commerce in Hudson. Fern Pelletieri, librarian, and Karen Malina, co-chair of the Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee, attended the event to accept the award on behalf of the library. The Library is part of our school district.
SRO Survey Results
When considering whether or not to bring a School Resource Officer (SRO) into Chatham Central Schools, the The Board of Education conducted a public survey on the SRO issue. The survey ran April 2-11, 2014. View survey results...