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The Past Comes Alive at CMS

While the official enlistment age during the American Revolution was between 16 and 60, desperate times often call for desperate measures. It was little surprise then that on May 17, 1779 (Living History Day at CMS) the entire seventh grade found themselves called up to serve in the local militia and Continental Army. The 2nd […]

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7th Grade Career Tour

The 7th grade held their annual Career Tour of Columbia County on May 10. They visited The Chatham Berry Farm, Callander’s Nursery and Landscaping, plastics manufacturer Sunoco Crellin International, the Ghent Highway Department, and the Questar III Career and Technical Education center. Special thanks to all these employers for hosting our students and explaining the […]

sixth graders Phoenix Witherell and Nick Reutenauer, seventh graders Alaina Graziano and Owen Zaik, and eighth graders Kenny Davey and Emma Smith

April Students of the Month

Chatham Middle School has named the following students as our April Students of the Month. Congratulations to (left to right) sixth graders Phoenix Witherell and Nick Reutenauer, seventh graders Alaina Graziano and Owen Zaik, and eighth graders Kenny Davey and Emma Smith. Students of the Month are chosen for this honor based on their effort […]

CMS students making a video with director Patrick Toole

CMS Film Club’s Film “Time Stop” Plays at Crandell Theatre

Pictured above, Chatham Middle School Film Club students in action filming their original short film “Time Stop.” Working with professional director Patrick Toole, students learned about all aspects of creating a film in this six-week film making course. A screening of their film took place at the Crandell Theatre on May 18 for the public […]

Middle School student playing games with younger students

Service Club Visits Kids Club

The Grade 7/8 Service Club visited Chatham Kids Club at MED and provided activities for the younger students. Together they played games, face painted, read books, and made crafts. Some of the Middle School students it was an extra-special visit, as they are CKC alumni as well.

Diego Clark and Nicole Meyers

Clark, Meyers Earn Attorney General’s Triple “C” Award

Chatham eighth graders Diego Clark and Nicole Meyers will each receive the Triple “C” Award, an honor presented by Attorney General Letitia James’ office that recognizes the “Character, Courage and Commitment” of New York’s hard working students. Chatham Middle School nominated Diego and Nicole for this prestigious award because they have demonstrated Triple “C” qualities […]

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CMS Battle of the Belts

CMS held its preliminary Battle of the Belts April 12. This annual event makes buckling up a sport to raise awareness about seat belts. Teams of four competed against one another to see who could buckle into and out of the seats of a vehicle in the fastest time. The team with the fastest time […]

seventh graders Jonathan Sanchez and Lily Strattman, sixth graders Taylor Van Wie and Jacob Carroll, and eighth graders John Miles and Eudora Brennan.

March Students of the Month

Chatham Middle School has named the following students as our March Students of the Month. Congratulations to (left to right) seventh graders Jonathan Sanchez and Lily Strattman, sixth graders Taylor Van Wie and Jacob Carroll, and eighth graders John Miles and Eudora Brennan. Students of the Month are chosen for this honor based on their […]

Murray Jaros speaks to eighth graders in the CMS auditorium

Survivor Recounts the Holocaust at CMS

Eighth graders were connected to one of the most disturbing periods in history when Holocaust survivor Murray Jaros visited CMS on April 8th to share his harrowing story of persecution and survival during World War II. In 1941, the Jaros family lived in a section of eastern Poland that is now part of Belarus. Their […]