students doing bow pose in classroom

Yoga in the Classroom

Fourth graders in Mrs. Lineberry’s class are bringing mind and body together by learning yoga. Last week, Dr. Killea, Chatham’s Psychologist Coach, lead them through some basic exercises that combined controlled breathing, meditation and physical poses. Yoga encourages relaxation and has been shown to improve focus and reduce stress and anxiety, among other health and […]

three girls and one boys make pictures of gardens

Growing Prose and Pictures

Elementary students enjoyed poetry and artistic adventures when guest educators Kathryn Kosto and Joanne Klein from the Art School of Columbia County brought their “Art in the Library” afterschool program to MED. Together they read and discussed Robert Frost’s poem “A Girl’s Garden” then wrote their own poetry and created artwork inspired by the poems […]

are Griffin Reardon as the Candy Man, Paxton Brownell as Willy Wonka, and Lauren Elcox as Charlie.

Willy Wonka Kids

Audiences enjoyed The Candy Man, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, and all our young actors when the MED Drama Club’s performed Willy Wonka Kids April 12th and April 13th.

cup with paint dripping from bottom swinging on string to make design

Pendulum Paintings

Check out some of the pendulum paintings fifth graders created on the MED sidewalk as part of a STEAM lab combining art and science. The students made their own sidewalk chalk paint and used a hand-made pendulum to create their designs.

student dressed as The Cat in the Hat

Book Character Day

Friday, April 5 was “come to school dressed as your favorite book character” day at MED. Some students, like 5th grader Aiden Boehme, really went all out.

Knitting Club Makes Hats for Preemies

Thursday Knitting Club at the MED has begun!  We have over 20 5th grade students interested in learning how to knit, and all for a good cause. The club is making hats for prematurely-born children being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit at Albany Medical Center. MED teacher Laura Grill and teaching assistant […]

student hold up thankyou sign in from of mural of tree

Kindergarten Hallway Murals

Our kindergarten thanks the MED PTA for brightening up their hallway with new murals. The murals were recently painted by PTA volunteer Christie Frederick and the students are very excited about them!  

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 […]

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 […]

two girls building cube with toothpicks and clay

STEAM Challenges

In March, our second graders took their turn enjoying some creative building challenges in the MED STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Lab.