Student dressed as Grim Reaper standing in front of poster with pictures of the eight students taken out of class

Grim Reaper Day

Tuesday was Grim Reaper Day at CHS. Throughout the day, students heard a gong over the loudspeaker symbolizing that someone had died in an alcohol related accident. The gong sounded every 53 minutes (statistically, someone dies from an alcohol related motor vehicle crash every 53 minutes) and a student dressed as the Grim Reaper appeared […]

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Storm King Trip

On April 10th students from the National Arts Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society visited Storm King Arts Center in New Windsor, New York. Storm King, like Art Omi, is an outdoor contemporary sculpture park that houses over 100 sculptures across its 500-acre grounds. Local artist George Rickey has three kinetic sculptures as part […]

student makes shadow while partner traces it on sidewalk with chalk

Light & Shadows

Our first grade students learned about light and shadows in STEAM class before heading outside to strike a pose and create their own unique shadow drawings with the help of a partner.

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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 […]

students doing bow pose in classroom

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 […]