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 […]

girls tennis team making the number 1 sign with their handsrs

Girls Tennis Section 2 Champs

Chatham is Number 1! The girls tennis team beat Schoharie 7-0 to win the Section 2, Class C/D varsity girls tennis championship. At the match, played October 10th at Bethlehem High School, the Panthers successfully defended their 2017 sectional title and closed the 2018 season with a 16-0 record. Congratulations!  

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!

homecoming king and queen with homecoming court in background


A few photos from Chatham High School’s Homecoming October 5. Scotty Himmel and Sophia Martino were named our 2108 Homecoming King & Queen and the Panthers blanked Catskill/Cairo-Durham 54-0.  

students present Judi Matthews with flowers

Pep Rally Pumps Up Panthers, Honors Mrs. Matthews

CHS held a pep rally October 5th to get pumped up for Homecoming weekend. Student government and our team captains kicked off the event, which featured a demonstration from our robotics team, the cheerleading squad, and a group performance of John Denver’s Country Road. During the event, the school also took a moment to recognize […]

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 […]

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 […]

students haul up the sail

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 […]

School Resource Deputy Kelly Briscoe

Chatham’s SRD Now Full-Time

We are happy to inform you that our School Resource Deputy (SRD), Kelly Briscoe, is now on campus full-time, helping us keep our school district a safe, healthy, and positive place to learn. Previously, Deputy Briscoe was here half time in a position the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office provided at no cost to our school. […]