girls filming two girls and a boy in the library

Learning Branches Into Creative World at Arbor Academy

Visual learning, creative exploration, STEAM activities, wellness, design thinking – these and more are at play this summer at the Middle School’s Arbor Academy.   Students are currently experimenting with iPad cameras and iMovie software as they begin to develop video projects as a team – a great way to hone critical thinking skills and […]

Mrs. Tiernan shows students microscopes

6th Grade Career Day

The CMS guidance and counseling department put on a career day for 6th graders in June. Among the day’s guest speakers was Chatham graduate Frank Halstead (Class of 2009), who spoke about his work as an intelligence officer for the Marines. He shared many life lessons and likened the camaraderie and teamwork he experienced in […]

staff waving to a bus as it drives by

School’s Out for the Summer!

June 26 marked the last day of classes for the 2018-19 school year. The faculty and staff at Mary E. Dardess Elementary School were out to partake in the Chatham tradition of waving goodbye to the students as the buses brought students home for summer vacation. Enjoy your summer, we’ll see you when classes resume […]

eight graders on stage during moving up ceremony

8th Grade Moving Up

The Class of 2023 said “goodbye” to middle school and “hello” to high school during Chatham Middle School’s 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, held the evening of June 21 in the Chatham High School auditorium. During the ceremony, CMS dean of students Mark Connelly called each 8th grader forward to stand and be recognized before […]

two boys holding a blanket each posing with a man and a woman

Grade 7/8 Service Club Donates Blankets

Over the winter, the Grade 7/8 Service Club knitted two big blankets. This June, the club donated the blankets to the Donate for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing organ, eye and tissue donations to save and heal lives through transplantation. The blankets are given to donors or donors’ families as a keepsake. Pictured […]

girl thows bale of tea over side of ship

7th Grade Trip to Boston

The seventh grade spent the day enjoying the sights and sounds of downtown Boston on June 21. Here are some photos from their visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (where the seventh grade patriots threw tea into Boston Harbor) and Quincy Market.

Project Based Tech Class sits on picnic table

Student-Built Tables Provide More than Just a Place to Sit

Grab a seat and relax, the sixth grade’s Project Based Tech class has you covered! Under the direction of Mr. Richards, the students built sturdy eight-foot picnic tables for their peers to use on the school playground. The project not only gave the students a real-word challenge, but also ownership of their school environment by […]

National Junior Honor Society inductees near stage

CMS Inducts 35 into NJHS

Chatham Middle School proudly initiated thirty-five students into National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in 2019. The school held an induction ceremony honoring this year’s inductees the evening of June 10th. NJHS membership is reserved for students in grades six through eight who demonstrate a high degree of scholarship and outstanding qualities in character, service, leadership, […]