student holding sign that says 1st day of kindergarten

First Day Photos

We asked our families to share photos of their students on their first day of the 2017-18 school year. Thanks to everyone who shared – it’s great to see all those smiling faces back at CCSD!

Administrators wearing t-shirts

E(2) = Everyone, Everyday @ Chatham

It was back to school for instructional staff on September 5th, Chatham Central School District’s Opening Conference Day. Along with giving our faculty an opportunity to collaborate with each other and prepare for the arrival of students on September 6th, the day served to bring all district employees together to celebrate the start of another […]

Karen Baldauf, Judson Hoffman, Theresa Rossi, Maria Hogencamp, Stephanie Lineberry, Melissa Paratore, and Linda Zusman in a CHS classroom.

Teacher Mentors

Linda Zusman, a retired teacher and now a New York State Union of Teachers (NYSUT) staff developer, delivered Mentor training this week to Chatham teachers Karen Baldauf, Judson Hoffman, Theresa Rossi, Maria Hogencamp, Stephanie Lineberry, and Melissa Paratore. These teachers undertook this training to allow them to provide professional mentoring for our first-year teachers according to New […]

New teachers attend orientation

Orientation Welcomes New Faculty to Chatham

Chatham Central Schools welcomed Chelsea Phillips (MED library media specialist), Emily Holmes (grade 4), Hannah May (special education), Jordan Mangold (speech), Margaret Farrell (grade 4), Joanna Stegmann (MED reading long-term sub), Susan Nichols (MED permanent building sub), Heather Howard (Pre-K long-term sub), Christopher Goodwin (MED & grade 6 orchestra), Talene Schaffer (MS family & consumer […]

School Resource Deputy Ian Boehme

Chatham CSD has a New SRD

Please welcome our new School Resource Deputy, Ian Boehme. Deputy Boehme is an experienced SRD and someone who is very familiar with our school and community; he grew up in Chatham and attended Chatham Central Schools…

buildings and grounds staff eating breakfast at the high school

Booster Club’s Say “Thank You” to Buildings & Grounds

Chatham’s Fine Arts Booster Club and Athletic Booster Club treated our buildings & grounds staff to both breakfast and lunch on August 23, a show of appreciation for the service they provide our schools every day. The summer is just as busy a time as any for our custodians, cleaners, and maintenance workers as they undertake a top-to-bottom […]

two girls question witness during trial at CMS

Students Find Conviction in “Trial of the Summer”

As the finale to Chatham Middle School’s CSI Summer Academy, students put their theories to the test in a made-for-TV courtroom showdown, complete with uncooperative witnesses and bad hairdos. Over the summer, the students had investigated the apparent murder of local Pizza magnate Papa John. Originally thought to be dead after he was found unresponsive […]

Investigator Dunspaugh shows student how to lift fingerprints from a pane of glass

CSI Chatham

A mystery is unfolding at CMS this summer and students are using science, math, reading, & writing to solve it!

kindness rock garden

Kindness Rocks at MED

Students and visitors alike can get a little inspiration from the new rock garden located near the front entrance to Mary E. Dardess Elementary School. The colorful display is part of an initiative by the MED PTA to focus attention on kindness and positive connections, inspired by the thekindnessrocksproject.com. During the last days of school before […]