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Outdoors and Recreation Club

The CHS Outdoors and Recreation Club (ORC) took their first hike of spring last Friday. Club members enjoyed a three-mile hike at the Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary, a beautiful preserve in Old Chatham owned by the Alan Devoe Bird Club and protected by the Columbia County Land Conservancy. Students enjoyed exploring the natural world […]

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Yoga in the Classroom

Fourth graders in Mrs. Lineberry’s class are bringing mind and body together by learning yoga. Last week, Dr. Killea, Chatham’s Psychologist Coach, lead them through some basic exercises that combined controlled breathing, meditation and physical poses. Yoga encourages relaxation and has been shown to improve focus and reduce stress and anxiety, among other health and […]

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CMS Battle of the Belts

CMS held its preliminary Battle of the Belts April 12. This annual event makes buckling up a sport to raise awareness about seat belts. Teams of four competed against one another to see who could buckle into and out of the seats of a vehicle in the fastest time. The team with the fastest time […]

Murray Jaros speaks to eighth graders in the CMS auditorium

Survivor Recounts the Holocaust at CMS

Eighth graders were connected to one of the most disturbing periods in history when Holocaust survivor Murray Jaros visited CMS on April 8th to share his harrowing story of persecution and survival during World War II. In 1941, the Jaros family lived in a section of eastern Poland that is now part of Belarus. Their […]

student with bows in gym

Archery Unit Puts PE Students On Target

This week, CHS students began learning archery in Physical Education class. This new unit is in response to a high amount of student interest in the subject. Recognizing this interest, last year our PE teachers trained in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) in order to roll out the program here this school […]

team competing in Battle of the Belts

CHS Battle of the Belts

Chatham High School held its 2019 Preliminary Battle of the Belts on April 3. Battle of the Belts encourages students to buckle up and raises awareness about safe driving habits among teens. This event is sponsored by the CHS SADD chapter. In total, there were 13 teams of four that participated, including two faculty teams. […]

MED Gym Reopened

Dear CCSD families, I am pleased to inform you that we have completed remediation of the vermiculite found in the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School gymnasium office and have reopened the gym for all uses. In March, I wrote to inform you of the gym’s closure due to the discovery of loose vermiculite in the […]

John and Anna Miles

CMS Students Place in Twin County Science Fair

Congratulations to CMS students John and Anna Miles, and Derek Clark, who after scoring big in the CMS Science went on to success at the Twin County Science Expo held March 30 at Columbia-Greene Community College. John and Anna’s project, which tested the theory that a crowd could accurately determine the number of items in […]

Emerson and Everett Austin present check to superintendent Sal DeAngelo

Community Donation Provides For Healthy Snacks

Special thanks to the Austin Family at Winding Brook Country Club and the East Coast Riders motorcycle club for their support of student nutrition in Chatham Central Schools. Pictured with Superintendent DeAngelo are Emerson and Everett Austin, who along with their dad, Al (Bud) Austin, Jr., visited Mary E. Dardess Elementary School on March 28 […]