Chatham Community Member, Principal Earn CASDA Award

Theresa Conte, an active member of the Chatham Central School District community, and John Thorsen, Principal of Chatham High School, are the recipients of the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award. CASDA presents this award to recognize the selfless contributions of individuals who dedicate themselves to serving students and the school […]

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Jennifer DiIorio Named WNYT Top Teacher

Congratulations to Chatham High School math teacher Jennifer DiIorio, who WNYT has named one of their Top Teachers! Reporter Elaine Houston visited CHS on February 13 to shoot a “Teacher of the Week” segment on Mrs. DiIorio and interview some of her students. The segment will air Wednesday, February 28 in the 5:30 p.m. block of the WNYT, […]

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Celebrating Family Heritage at CMS

The sixth grade has been exploring the different family heritages of their peers. On February 9th, the sixth grade met in the auditorium to learn about the family heritage of Lucia Bigelow. Lucia’s father, Mr. Luis Castro, is originally from Venezuela and gave the students a presentation about the culture, climate, and geography of the country he grew […]

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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Visit MED

Our differences make us all special, so be sure to celebrate them! This was the uplifting message MED students experienced through story and song when Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical visited our school on February 8th. In this contemporary touring musical put on by Albany’s Park Playhouse, eight-year-old Lily Polkadot faces everything from bullying to […]

Diat Diata on stage together at CMS

Diata Diata Visits CMS

The CMS stage became a celebration of friendship, being true to yourself, and taking pride in your heritage when Hudson-based performance group Diata Diata visited Chatham Middle School January 26. All members of the same family, the performers shared traditional dances, drumming and folktales from Congo to spread an infectiously positive vibe throughout the students in the audience. “These dances are older than any of us. Some […]

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Tiny T’s for Caring Bears

A school-wide service project at CMS will help bring comfort to children in the hospital. Every day after school last week, Chatham students in grades six, seven, and eighth volunteered to cut, decorate, pin and sew teddy bear outfits for Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Caring Bear project, which provides comforting teddy bears to children who come through […]

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CHS Model Congress Brings in the New Year with Key Victories

While bills and amendments may have been up for debate at the 78th Annual Model Congress, held January 11-13 at American International College (AIC) in Springfield Massachusetts, Chatham High School’s continued dominance at this annual event was without question. For the first time in school history, the judges, members of the college’s faculty, named a Chatham student as the best delegate, […]

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8th Grade Career Fair

Eighth grade Home & Careers students hosted a Career Fair in their classroom to showcase the research they completed into potential careers. As part of Chatham’s Career Cruising program, each student chose a prospective job of their liking and researched what education, experience, or training they would need to gain in order to land that dream job. They also explored […]

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Little Hats, Big Hearts

Students and staff at CHS have been making pint-sized hats and scarves this winter, part of a knitting initiative started by their school’s Creative Committee to make hats and scarves for those in need. In November and December, students began staying after school on Thursdays to learn from staff how to make hats and scarves […]

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Good Morning MED!

Did you know students produce a morning show at MED? A team of 5th graders – Brianna Reyome, Taylor Van Wie, Amiah Coons, and Anna Friedman – shoot and edit (with some help from advisor Mr. Stead) a short video segment for each school day. Teachers in every classroom play the videos each morning for their students using the […]