Puppet stage and puppets during The Firebird

“The Firebird” Takes Wing at MED

Our elementary students enjoyed “The Firebird” when The Puppet People made a visit to MED on December 17. Inspired by a Russian folktale and popular ballet, and using marionettes and other puppets, “The Firebird” told the story of a winged mythical creature that helps a peasant and a princess break an evil spell cast over […]

students and seniors eating lunch at table

NJHS Treats Seniors to Holiday Luncheon

Along with turkey, there was music, conversation, and holiday fun when our National Junior Honor Society hosted their annual Senior Luncheon, a popular and award-winning service program now in its twenty-fifth year at CMS. More than sixty area seniors visited the Middle School for the morning-long event, held this year on December 14. The event included […]

boys soccer team

CHS Fields Seven Scholar Athlete Teams

Seven varsity teams from Chatham High School qualified as Scholar Athlete Teams for the 2018 fall season. Our girls tennis, golf, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls volleyball, girls cross country, and  football teams all made the grade and will receive a certificate from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) recognizing their […]

FBI Task Force Officer Chris Smith leads a presentation on Cyber Safety in the CMS auditorium

Cyber Safety

Chris Smith, a Task Force Officer with the FBI, visited CMS the morning of December 7 to speak with seventh and eighth graders about staying safe on the Internet. Smith investigates cybercrime in the Capital Region and shared several examples of real-life predators he has encountered attempting to lure children online, often posing as children […]

udora Brennan & Brady Reardon

Brennan, Reardon Nominated for Youth Courage Award

Chatham Middle School is proud to announce that eighth graders Eudora Brennan and Brady Reardon are their school’s nominees for the Siena College Student Courage Award, which honors young people who actively promote the ideal of a just and inclusive society that values diversity and uniqueness. Eudora is a student who embodies personal courage and […]

Sydney Newton holding Heisman Certificate

Sydney Newton is Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner

Senior Sydney Newton has been named Chatham High School’s Wendy’s High School Heisman winner. This nationally sponsored award recognizes well-rounded students who excel in the classroom, on the field, and within their communities. Sydney was captain of our Section 2 championship-winning girls tennis team and is a high honor student. She is the recipient of […]

students making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Club Fights Hunger

Homelessness and hunger heighten during the winter months, so our Grade 7/8 Service Club made sandwiches for people in need this December. The students brought in the supplies and made 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Capital City Rescue Mission, which supports homeless people in the Albany area with meals, shelter, and other […]

fifth graders particpate in social smarts group session

5th Graders Learn “Social Smarts”

This past week, speech teachers Jordan Mangold and Lisa Toomey visited 5th grade classes to lead social skills groups. They discussed different types of “smarts” in each student’s brain. Each student identified 5-10 things that he or she was good at and then the class had a whole group discussion about how each person is […]

Boys basketball clinic participants

Panthers Host Youth Clinics

Chatham High School’s basketball program hosted a clinic for the Morris Memorial youth basketball program on December 1. Coaches and athletes from our boys and girls teams led hour-long basketball skills sessions for the budding athletes in this community program for children in grades 3-6.

students dressed as bees on stage

The Four Seasons

It was winter, spring, summer and fall on the MED stage when the third grade staged their ballet performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons for parents. Using music and movement, rather than words, to tell the story, the ballet started in Fall, where students played outside at recess. In Winter, hikers scaled snowy mountains in […]