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Miles Performs with NY-ACDA Honor Choir

The weekend of August 10th and 11th, rising freshman Anna Miles represented Chatham at the New York American Choral Directors Association’s Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir. This prestigious ensemble includes exceptional 7th and 8th grade music students from across New York State with acceptance based on teacher recommendations and scores from their performances at the […]

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Language Concepts Program Thanks Custodial Staff

The custodial staff at the High School went above and beyond to make the Language Concepts classes so welcomed this summer! At least three days a week they would take the students to the High School science classrooms to feed the fish, frogs, and turtles. The students so looked forward to this! In appreciation of […]

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Capital Project Construction Underway

Construction of the first phase of our voter approved Capital Improvement Project began on June 27. Work will be taking place at both the Middle School and High School/Elementary School campuses throughout the summer. Please be aware that areas of our buildings and grounds, including our track, tennis courts, and certain parking lots, will be […]

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Martin & Meelo

The theme for this summer’s Language Concepts Program is monsters. The class went to see the Mac-Hayden Children’s Theatre original production of Martin & Meelo today, which tells the story of two unlikely friends from different worlds who face their fears “for the greater good of human and monster kind alike.” The students got to […]

Lions are “Mane” Focus

Over the last few days, the Language Concepts Summer Program has been learning about lions. They made manes in class and took a trip to Main St. to see The Lion King on the big screen. Special thanks to the Crandell Theatre for providing a sensory friendly screening for our students and others in the […]

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Language Concepts Summer Program Rolls into August

At the last end of July, the Chatham Language Concepts Summer Program made pancakes and enjoyed eating them in their classroom after reading the book “If You Give A Pig A Pancake.” They made plain, blueberry and chocolate chip! For their third field trip of the summer, they headed to the East Greenbush Bowling Center […]

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Staff Step Into Summer with Walking Challenge

To keep in step with CCSD’s wellness goals, school psychologist Karen Souza organized a district-wide Stepping into Summer Challenge for staff.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults engage in 150 minutes of moderate activity every week, and the goal of the staff challenge was to promote the mental and physical wellness benefits […]

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Aquarium Trip

For their second field trip, the Chatham Language Concepts Summer Program visited the VIA Aquarium on Monday, July 22nd. Students continued their summer theme of “Monsters” by exploring all the “ocean-monsters” the aquarium had to offer! Students walked through interactive displays and a shark tunnel, but they all agreed the best part was the hands-on […]

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Learning Branches Into Creative World at Arbor Academy

Visual learning, creative exploration, STEAM activities, wellness, design thinking – these and more are at play this summer at the Middle School’s Arbor Academy.   Students are currently experimenting with iPad cameras and iMovie software as they begin to develop video projects as a team – a great way to hone critical thinking skills and […]

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A Berry Good Time at the Farm

Our Language Concepts Summer Program took their first field trip to the Chatham Berry Farm on Friday, July 19th! Berry Farm worker Ally explained to the students how to properly choose and pick the best blueberries, then the students were free to pick on their own! All the students enjoyed munching and picking from the […]