Abby Prevratil and Ethan Narofsky

CMS Nominates Prevratil, Narofsky for Siena Courage Award

Chatham Middle School is proud to announce it has nominated eighth graders Abby Prevratil and Ethan Narofsky for Siena College’s Student Courage Award, which honors young people who actively promote the ideal of a just and inclusive society that values diversity and uniqueness. Abby Prevratil is an advocate for others and an agent of change. […]

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 […]

Mrs. DiIorio teaching

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. Her segment aired Wednesday, February 28 in the 5:30 p.m. block of the WNYT Chanel […]

Letter from Dr. DeAngelo on School Safety

Dear families,

On behalf of the Chatham Central School District community, I offer my deepest sympathies to those affected by the recent school shootings that have occurred across our nation – most recently, the tragedy that took place this week in Parkland, Florida.

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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 […]