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Class Builds New Info Booth for Fairgrounds

The next time you’re at the Columbia County Fair, be sure to check out our students’ handiwork. This spring, the Residential Construction class at Chatham High School built a new information booth for the fairgrounds. The class, which is offered every other year and taught by CHS technology teacher Shawn Caldwell, gives students the opportunity […]

Kinderhook Elks Exalted Ruler John Piddock, Anna Miles, Samantha Hoffman, Isabella Spencer, and Columbia County Director of Veteran's Services Gary Flaherty at the Flag Day ceremony.

Students Read Winning Essays at Elks’ Flag Day Ceremony

As a class assignment, 7th grade English teacher Mrs. Debye-Saxinger tasked her students with writing about “Why Our Veterans Are America‘s Heroes,” part of an essay writing contest sponsored by the Kinderhook Lodge of Elks. Congratulations to Anna Miles, Samantha Hoffman, and Isabella Spencer, whose essays the Elks chose as winners based on their originality, […]

Madison Newton holds up her letter from the White House and President's Volunteer Service Award

Madison Newton Earns President’s Volunteer Service Award

Chatham senior Madison Newton has been honored with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary […]

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Senior Walk Through

The caps and gowns were out June 11 when Chatham High School’s Class of 2018 made their triumphant return to where, for many of them, it all began 13 years ago. In what has become an annual tradition at Chatham CSD, the graduating class paraded through the halls of Mary E. Dardess Elementary School while […]

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MED Students Preview Senior Expo

MED students got a sneak preview of the Senior Expo June 6th. As has been tradition over the last few years, the Senior Team invites MED classes over to the CHS gym to view the Senior Expo boards. The seniors had just finished setting up their personal displays and many where on hand to talk […]

Seniors Patrick Devine (Bard College – Soccer), Michael Tran (Hudson Valley Community College – Football), Caleb Doyle (Clarkson University – Baseball), Megan Gilligan (SUNY Cobleskill – Softball), KC Schermerhorn (Alfred University – Football), and Hayden Spock (Hudson Valley Community College – Football)

Six Panthers Sign National Letters of Intent

Chatham High School held a signing ceremony for six Panthers who signed National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Congratulations to Seniors Patrick Devine (Bard College – Soccer), Mike Tran (Hudson Valley Community College – Football), Caleb Doyle (Clarkson University – Baseball), Megan Gilligan (SUNY Cobleskill – Softball), KC Schermerhorn (Alfred […]

Pictured here are Julia Keating, Liliana Simon, Hayden Spock (head designer, cocktail dress) , Curtis Crosby, Hoon Sook Baneni, and Cora-Lena Aladin-Williams with their projects

Recycling is Fashionable for Graphic Design Students

Students taking Graphic Design with Mrs. Tomaso turned items you throw out into fashions you’ll want to throw on. The inspiration for this “Recycled Fashion Design” lesson was the work of artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd, known for her “Eco-Trash Couture.” Mrs. Tomaso split her class into two “Fashion Houses,” with one head designer […]

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For 3rd Grade, Reading is Sweet As Pie

MED teachers will do just about anything to make reading fun! This spring the MED PTA sponsored a school-wide Reading Minutes Contest, where the PTA encouraged students to read in their free time and keep a log of the time they spent with their noses buried in a book. Reading is its own reward, of […]