Chatham High School's Scholar Athlete Team School of Excellence award

CHS Named Scholar Athlete Team School of Excellence

The NYS Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has named Chatham High School a “Scholar Athlete Team School of Excellence.” To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75 percent of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the scholar athlete team award within a given school year. In order to qualify as a Scholar […]

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Students Take Lead with Coalition Building at CMS

Twenty-two students from 7th and 8th grades undertook National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) training at CMS this week, during which they talked about leadership, communication, diversity, bully prevention, and issues that many students their age are deal with. The CMS guidance & counseling department hosts this day-and-a-half workshop annually, bringing in guest educators from NCBI, […]

Deputy Briscoe shows NARCAN to students in class

Living Environment Lesson Tackles Addiction

As part of a recent lesson, Deputy Briscoe spoke to Living Environment classes at CHS concerning heroin use in Columbia County. The students have been studying addiction and its effects on the body. Deputy Briscoe talked about the dramatic rise in overdoses our area has seen and how “bad batches” of heroin and fentanyl, a […]

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Board of Ed’s Faxon Honored as Person “Making a Difference”

The evening of September 27, Chatham Board of Education member Muriel Faxon (pictured left) was honored by the Zonta Club of Upper Hudson Valley as a recipient of their People Making a Difference Award. Along with her involvement with the Mac-Hadyn Theatre and being the former owner of the Faxon School of Dance and Chatham […]

Band students learn how to play their instruments

4th Grade Instrument Parent Night

There were some strange noises in the MED Band and Orchestra rooms during our first ever Fourth Grade Instrument Parent Night! The evening of September 26, Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Hoffman gave fourth graders and their parents their first lesson on new instruments. There were many laughs and everyone left excited to go home and […]

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Ag Day

The fourth grade enjoyed learning about how farmers produce our food during Agriculture Day at MED. Educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension set up interactive exhibits on the MED lawn where students learned about milk production, chickens and eggs, and the important role fertile soil and pollinators like bees play in growing crops like fruits […]

5th grade poses for picture with DARE officer in front of MED

DARE Kick Off

The 5th grade kicked of it’s 2018-19 DARE program on September 14. The students gathered in front of MED, where Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Wendy Guntert, our DARE officer, introduced herself and the program to the students and we raised the DARE flag up the school’s flagpole. DARE, an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, […]

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Seamanship & Environmental Stewardship Aboard Clearwater

On September 12th, CHS students from Sandy Fischer’s Environmental and AP Bio classes sailed aboard the Clearwater Sloop from Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill. Students rotated through onboard stations where they learned how to sail the ship, how to interpret navigational markers and nautical rules, what life aboard the Clearwater is like, the history of pollution […]

CRASE Trainer Tony Brahm talks with students at CHS

CHS Participates in School-wide CRASE Training

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Tony Brahm provided CRASE training to CHS students, faculty, and staff during a special school-wide assembly held September 13. CRASE stands for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events and is based on the Avoid, Deny, Defend model. Mr. Brahm shared the latest information and training regarding safety, security and responding to active […]