students standing in front of FDR home

Classes Visit FDR Presidential Library and Museum

On April 16, the CHS Social Studies Department took students in the US History and Government classes down to Hyde Park, NY to visit the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt along with the Presidential Library and Museum. The students on the trip toured the amazing library museum looking for clues on some of FDR’s greatest […]

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Outdoors and Recreation Club

The CHS Outdoors and Recreation Club (ORC) took their first hike of spring last Friday. Club members enjoyed a three-mile hike at the Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary, a beautiful preserve in Old Chatham owned by the Alan Devoe Bird Club and protected by the Columbia County Land Conservancy. Students enjoyed exploring the natural world […]

student with bows in gym

Archery Unit Puts PE Students On Target

This week, CHS students began learning archery in Physical Education class. This new unit is in response to a high amount of student interest in the subject. Recognizing this interest, last year our PE teachers trained in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) in order to roll out the program here this school […]

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. […]

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All-county Concert April 5

Chatham hosted the NYSSMA All-county Festival Concert on April 5, bringing Columbia County’s finest music students together to perform in the CHS auditorium. Congratulations to the following students from Chatham who participated: Representing the Grade 7/8 Band Flute: Isabella Spencer, Ethan Halpin, Lilly Strattman, Alex Bevens Clarinet: Jack Bryant, Jenna Palubeckis Bass Clarinet: Nicole Meyers Alto Saxophone: Amelia Scheriff, Katelyn […]

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, […]

Denice Dapice leads a slideshow at MED about her visit to Uganda

Helping Mothers and Babies in Uganda

Denice Dapice and Bishop Tom Kiiza visited Chatham’s elementary, middle, and high schools on March 12 to talk to about The Lauren Dapice Maternal and Child Ward that was recently established in western Uganda. The clinic provides a safe place for labor and delivery as well as basic primary care. They also shared their plans […]

Four Panthers Tapped for Exceptional Senior Games

Congratulations to the Panthers basketball players chosen to play in our league’s boys and girls exceptional senior all-star games. Chatham High School’s Brooke-Lyn Doyle, Kaleb Taylor, Jon Elbert, and Keon Armstrong will represent the Patroon Conference in their respective Exceptional Senior Games vs the Wasaren League all-stars on Tuesday, March 12th at Maple Hill High […]