Gordon Korman leads writing workshop with students.

Author Gordon Korman Visits CMS

On Wednesday, December 5th, author Gordon Korman visited Chatham Middle School and spoke about his writing career and the more than 90 books he’s written for middle school-aged kids. Students at CMS recently participated in projects that included lunch-time book talks and a school-wide read of Korman’s book about bullying, Restart. After speaking to the […]

Deputy Tony Brahm talks to staff in the CHS auditorium

Sheriff’s Office Provides Active Assailant Training for Staff

In the afternoon of the January 15 half-day for MED and CMS, retired Investigator and current part-time Deputy with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Tony Brahm, presented a 2½ hour training for staff on how to prepare for and respond to active assailant emergencies. Staff from MED and CMS attended this training, which was based […]

Cross County Orchestra plays in the Columbia High School Auditorium

Students Tapped for Cross-County Orchestra

Students from CHS participated in the Cross County Orchestra January 17 & 19, which brought talented strings students from Columbia and Rensselaer Counties together for a showcase performance. These students traveled to Columbia High School in East Greenbush for rehearsals and to perform a public concert held Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. Please join […]

Sean King, Triston Schermerhorn, Kaleb Taylor

King, Schermerhorn, Taylor Named to All-State Team

The NYS Sportswriters Association has named three Chatham High School student athletes to the All-State Class C Football Team! Please join our school in congratulating: Sean King (Defensive Lineman) – 2nd Team Triston Schermerhorn (Running Back) – 3rd Team Kaleb Taylor (Quarterback) – Honorable Mention Go Panthers!

Mrs. Lynch adds pennies to paper bridge while class looks on

Bridge Challenge

A bridge building challenge Mrs. Lynch’s third grade class recently undertook demonstrated that a good design can be worth its weight in gold (or in this case, copper-plated zinc)! The challenge? Build a bridge from only two sheets of paper that could hold as many pennies as possible. First, students studied different types of bridges […]

SADD students in CHS parking lot

SADD Seatbelt Check

Chatham High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter held a random seatbelt check December 20. A couple of times per year, they meet in the senior parking lot before school. As seniors pull in, a SADD member checks to see if drivers and passengers are wearing seatbelts. The intent is to promote safe driving […]

students and seniors eating lunch at table

NJHS Treats Seniors to Holiday Luncheon

Along with turkey, there was music, conversation, and holiday fun when our National Junior Honor Society hosted their annual Senior Luncheon, a popular and award-winning service program now in its twenty-fifth year at CMS. More than sixty area seniors visited the Middle School for the morning-long event, held this year on December 14. The event included […]

three boys playing spin the dreidel

Students Explore a World of Holiday Traditions

Second graders learned about holiday traditions that take place this time of year in countries around the world. Each of the second-grade classrooms hosted a lesson on a different country and the students rotated through each to learn about the traditions of places like Australia, Mexico, Sweden, Israel, Germany, and the Netherlands. Each lesson included […]

Puppet stage and puppets during The Firebird

“The Firebird” Takes Wing at MED

Our elementary students enjoyed “The Firebird” when The Puppet People made a visit to MED on December 17. Inspired by a Russian folktale and popular ballet, and using marionettes and other puppets, “The Firebird” told the story of a winged mythical creature that helps a peasant and a princess break an evil spell cast over […]