Deputy Tony Brahm talks to staff in the CHS auditorium

Sheriff’s Office Provides Active Assailant Training for Staff

In the afternoon of the January 15 half-day for MED and CMS, retired Investigator and current part-time Deputy with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Tony Brahm, presented a 2½ hour training for staff on how to prepare for and respond to active assailant emergencies. Staff from MED and CMS attended this training, which was based […]

eighth graders playing teachers in volleyball

8th Grade Victorious in Holiday Volleyball

A time old tradition at CMS is the annual volleyball tourney for students and faculty, held the day before the holiday break. The gym is filled with lights and holiday music, and physical education teacher Lynn Fisher, who plans the entire event, throws holiday candy to all the spectators. The 8th graders beat the teachers […]

students and mentors eating turkey dinner at long table in cafeteria

Mentor Holiday Gathering

Students in the CMS mentoring program gathered with their mentors to enjoy a holiday feast after school on December 18. Along with turkey and all the trimmings, they enjoyed music, bingo, and their time together as a group.

students and seniors eating lunch at table

NJHS Treats Seniors to Holiday Luncheon

Along with turkey, there was music, conversation, and holiday fun when our National Junior Honor Society hosted their annual Senior Luncheon, a popular and award-winning service program now in its twenty-fifth year at CMS. More than sixty area seniors visited the Middle School for the morning-long event, held this year on December 14. The event included […]

FBI Task Force Officer Chris Smith leads a presentation on Cyber Safety in the CMS auditorium

Cyber Safety

Chris Smith, a Task Force Officer with the FBI, visited CMS the morning of December 7 to speak with seventh and eighth graders about staying safe on the Internet. Smith investigates cybercrime in the Capital Region and shared several examples of real-life predators he has encountered attempting to lure children online, often posing as children […]

udora Brennan & Brady Reardon

Brennan, Reardon Nominated for Youth Courage Award

Chatham Middle School is proud to announce that eighth graders Eudora Brennan and Brady Reardon are their school’s nominees for the Siena College Student Courage Award, which honors young people who actively promote the ideal of a just and inclusive society that values diversity and uniqueness. Eudora is a student who embodies personal courage and […]

students making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Club Fights Hunger

Homelessness and hunger heighten during the winter months, so our Grade 7/8 Service Club made sandwiches for people in need this December. The students brought in the supplies and made 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Capital City Rescue Mission, which supports homeless people in the Albany area with meals, shelter, and other […]