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NCBI Training Takes on Bullying at CMS

Select students participated in the Middle School’s annual National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) training October 2nd and 3rd. The CMS Guidance & Counseling department hosts this two-day workshop as part of the school’s ongoing character education program. The target of the training is to empower students to address prejudice, stereotyping, and bullying in their school […]

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Miles Performs with NY-ACDA Honor Choir

The weekend of August 10th and 11th, rising freshman Anna Miles represented Chatham at the New York American Choral Directors Association’s Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir. This prestigious ensemble includes exceptional 7th and 8th grade music students from across New York State with acceptance based on teacher recommendations and scores from their performances at the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]