firefighter talks with students

Fire Prevention Day

Local volunteer firefighters brought their trucks and fire-fighting gear to school for the students to see. As is the Fire Prevention Day tradition at MED, our new assistant principal, Mr. Fortran, became an honorary firefighter by dressing up in all the protective clothing they wear when on the job. MED then held a fire drill […]

National Art Honor Society Inductees pose with certificates at ceremony

Students Join National Music and Art Honor Societies

During a ceremony held the evening of October 18th, Chatham High School inducted eleven students into Tri-M National Music Honor Society and seven students into National Art Honor Society. Membership in these prestigious societies recognizes these students’ talents and dedication to the fine arts, as well as provides them with opportunities to serve their school […]

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Modified Girls Volleyball Goes Undefeated

Congratulations to our girls modified volleyball team, who went undefeated this year! The girls finished up the 2018 season with a 14-0 record. “They were a hard working team that never wanted to stop playing,” said coach Linda Colwell. Go Panthers!

Peter Volkman standing at presentation board holding a marker

Chief Volkmann Trains Staff on Stress and Recovery

Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann shared some of his vast expertise on stress and trauma with many of our staff during our Professional Development Day on Monday, October 15th. His presentation, “Understanding Stress without the Psychobabble,” was filled with important facts, humor, and personal stories as he explained the biological and psychological reactions of people […]

Jesse Saperstein speaks to students in auditorium

Guest Presenter on “Giving Everybody a Chance to Shine”

Jesse Saperstein, a motivational speaker, author, and autism advocate visited CMS on October 15th as part of Bully Prevention Month. His honest and effective anti-bullying presentation gave the entire school insight into how we perceive and treat others. Jesse has a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome and he shared his personal story about his […]

Thomas Van Tassel, Addie Potter, Maria Castellanos, and John Hoag

Chatham Places Third at IMPACT

Two student teams and CHS math teacher Katharine Curtis attended the 12th annual Students IMPACT (Interested in Mathematics and Problem solving but unAware of Computer Talent) Program at Siena College on October 12. The IMPACT program connects high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic talent (especially in mathematics), but who have not yet […]

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The Outsiders

In eighth grade, students just finished reading S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. The morning of October 12, students and faculty came to school dressed in costume as either “greasers” or “socs” (the competing socio/economic factions in the novel), and the entire eighth grade walked to Main Street to take in a special screening of the 1983 […]

Lilian Nowak, Jahnyah Armstrong, and Margot Schassler

Chatham Tennis Players Take 1st, 3rd at Patroon Tourney

Chatham tennis players enjoyed success at the 2018 Patroon Conference varsity championship tournament held October 4th and 5th. 7th grader Jahnyah Armstrong (center) won the singles tournament, while sophomore Lillian Nowak (left) and senior Margot Schassler (right) took third place in the doubles tourney. Go Panthers!