team competing in Battle of the Belts

CHS Battle of the Belts

Chatham High School held its 2019 Preliminary Battle of the Belts on April 3. Battle of the Belts encourages students to buckle up and raises awareness about safe driving habits among teens. This event is sponsored by the CHS SADD chapter. In total, there were 13 teams of four that participated, including two faculty teams. […]

MED Gym Reopened

Dear CCSD families, I am pleased to inform you that we have completed remediation of the vermiculite found in the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School gymnasium office and have reopened the gym for all uses. In March, I wrote to inform you of the gym’s closure due to the discovery of loose vermiculite in the […]

John and Anna Miles

CMS Students Place in Twin County Science Fair

Congratulations to CMS students John and Anna Miles, and Derek Clark, who after scoring big in the CMS Science went on to success at the Twin County Science Expo held March 30 at Columbia-Greene Community College. John and Anna’s project, which tested the theory that a crowd could accurately determine the number of items in […]

Emerson and Everett Austin present check to superintendent Sal DeAngelo

Community Donation Provides For Healthy Snacks

Special thanks to the Austin Family at Winding Brook Country Club and the East Coast Riders motorcycle club for their support of student nutrition in Chatham Central Schools. Pictured with Superintendent DeAngelo are Emerson and Everett Austin, who along with their dad, Al (Bud) Austin, Jr., visited Mary E. Dardess Elementary School on March 28 […]

Utica National Insurance Group School Safety Excellence Award framed certificate

CCSD Earns School Safety Excellence Award

The Utica National Insurance Group has given Chatham Central School District its highest award for safety excellence, presenting Chatham with its 2019 Titanium with Honors School Safety Excellence Award. At Utica National’s 39th annual school safety seminar held in Saratoga Springs March 26, Chatham CSD accepted a certificate commemorating the District’s safety efforts and a $500 award for use in furthering our efforts. Chatham is one of […]

students reading binary code charts

Code Bracelets

In the art room, third graders learned about binary code by creating something they could wear.  Each student created a bracelet using their first, middle and last name initials by finding the binary code for each letter and then creating a pattern with beads.  It was challenging but they did great! This lesson was part […]

Kate Jarrard with three Ugandan school girls

Chatham Teacher Embarks on Educational Mission to Uganda

Chatham orchestra teacher Kate Jarrard spent her February break in Africa as part of mutual educational exchange between NY and Ugandan educators, organized locally through a partnership between the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center and The Giving Circle. Ms. Jarrard and four other teachers from the greater Albany and Long Island areas, along with a team from Uganda, […]

student presenting on physicist career

Career Projects

During a joint Family & Consumer Sciences and Guidance activity, 7th graders researched and presented on careers of their choosing. They presented on the duties, working conditions and education/experiences needed to land the job, as well as how the career matched their interests. Previously, the students completed a career game to match their interests with […]

students and seniors making crafts together at a table

Service Club Visits Nursing Home

The 6th Grade Service Club visited the Whittier assisted living facility in Ghent where they played bingo, made spring-themed door hangings, and played music. Our students’ visits are popular events and a record 20 residents participated.