wokers painting

Summer Projects

The students may be away for the summer, but it’s still a busy time here at Chatham CSD. A sneak peek at a few of our summer projects: our summer help painting at MED, new wood chips to replace the rubber chips on the playground, and installing walls to convert existing space into a new […]

students at theater

“Wendy’s Shadow”

The Chatham Language Concepts Summer Program took a field trip to watch the Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre production of “Wendy’s Shadow” on Friday, August 3rd. The trip wrapped up the students’ summer-long study of different characters, plot lines, and themes within the Peter Pan story. Students were even able to meet their favorite actors outside after […]

olympic medals ceremony

Students Go for Gold at MED Summer Camp

Throughout July, fourth and fifth graders participating in MED’s summer learning camp tasted Olympic glory when they combined learning with games of skill and speed! They spent the month creating their own Olympics, and each day concluded with all the students participating in a “Minute To Win It” challenge set up by their teachers. To […]

student and teacher create logo for this paper

CMS Arbor Academy is Off to the Presses

CMS students participating in this summer’s “Get Pressed for Success” Arbor Academy are putting the finishing touches on their soon-to-be released publication. Throughout July, they have been working as interns for The Chatham Press, taking on roles as real-world writers, photographers, graphic designers, and editors for the September issue. During the program, students also learned about […]

Brett Fortran

MED Welcomes Mr. Brett Fortran as Assistant Principal

The Board of Education has appointed Brett Fortran as Mary E. Dardess Elementary School’s new assistant principal. Mr. Fortran comes to Chatham from the Berkshire Junior-Senior High School in Canaan, where he was the associate principal. Fortran replaces outgoing MED assistant principal Richard Sutton, who accepted a position as principal with the Arlington Central School […]

certificate stating Chatham public library was voted best library in the Best of Columbia County awards for 2018

Chatham Public Library Voted Best in County

Chatham Public Library, part of the Chatham Central School District, was voted Best Library in Columbia County! This would not be possible without the support our library receives from our community.

student cleebrates after receiving diploma

Class of 2018 Commencement

“Let our voices loudly ringing, echo far and near!” Chatham High School held Commencement on June 22 for ninety-three worthy graduates. You can watch the entire graduation ceremony on our YouTube channel (ceremony starts at 27:45). Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

teachers wave goodbye to buses

School’s Out for the Summer!

June 22nd marked the last day of classes for the 2017-18 school year. The faculty and staff at the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School were out to partake in a Chatham tradition – waving goodbye to the students as the buses rolled them home for summer vacation. We’ll see you when classes resume September 5th!

National Honor Society Inductees on school lawn

CMS Students Join National Junior Honor Society

Chatham Middle School proudly initiated thirty students into National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in 2018. The school held an induction ceremony honoring this year’s joining members the evening of June 11th. Chatham enjoys a very active NJHS chapter that leads a variety of community service activities both at school and in the community. NJHS membership […]