Chatham Central School District

John Thorsen, Principal


Graduation Live Streaming Tonight!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Chatham High School’s Commencement is this evening, June 23, 7:00 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. This year, we will be live streaming the event so you can watch the ceremony from home or on your mobile device. Watch live streaming here...

Students Explore Work Through CEIP

Students in CIEP ProgramThis spring, four Chatham seniors completed an exciting, real-world learning experience through Chatham High School’s Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP). In this program, seniors participate in an unpaid internship for 54 hours, under the direct supervision of a career mentor. The program offers students a great way to get a feel for the day-to-day work in a particular career field, as well as gain a competitive edge over others with this unique experience. Learn more...

NYSPHSAA, Dutchmen Honor Scholar Athletes

Curtis Buchan and Megan Gilligan with thier scholar athlete awardCongratulations to varsity baseball player Curtis Buchan and varsity softball player Megan Gilligan, who were both selected as scholar athletes who exemplify excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. In recognition, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and the Albany Dutchmen honored them at the Dutchmen game on June 15th. Along with other area scholar athletes, Curtis and Megan were recognized on the field in a pregame ceremony and received an award presented by NYSPHSAA executive Chris Joyce. The Dutchmen are a summer collegiate baseball team who play their home games at Siena College.

Class of 2017 Returns to MED!

seniors walk through MED On June 12th the Class of 2017, led by class advisors Ashley Keegan and Tracy Kelly, paraded through the halls of the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School in their caps and gowns. All the elementary students and faculty turned out to applaud, cheer the seniors on, and congratulate all of Chatham's soon to be graduates! One of Chatham's newest traditions, the Senior Walk Through is a great way for our seniors to return to their beginnings, and for the elementary students to get a look at where they too are headed in the future.

Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Katharine SchasslerGeetika VermaKatharine Delaney Schassler (left) daughter of Karyn B. Schassler and Steven G. Schassler, sister to Margot M. Schassler, has been named Chatham High School’s Class of 2017 Valedictorian.

Geetika Verma, daughter of Daljeet Singh and Ranjana Kumari of Chatham, has been named Salutatorian of Chatham High School’s Class of 2017.
Learn more about our Valedictorian and Salutatorian...

Class of 2017 Honor Students

Mr. John Thorsen, Principal, and Mr. Eric Papandrea, Assistant Principal of Chatham High School, are pleased to release the names of the Honor Students for the graduating Class of 2017. The Honor Students were announced at the annual Arbor Day Banquet hosted by the Junior Class in honor of the Senior Class on June 1st. View list of honor students...

Noah Summers on Posium of New York State Championship meetSummers Places 4th at NYS Track & Field Meet

Congratulations to Chatham High School senior Noah Summers, who placed 4th in Pentathlon for Division 2 at the NYS Track & Field Championship Meet, held June 9th and 10th at Union-Endicott High School. Pentathlon consists of the 110 meter hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump, and the 1500 meter. 
Way to go Noah!

Five Panthers Named Softball All-Stars

Congratulations to our 2017 Patroon Conference Softball All-Stars. Baylee Cox, Jenna Skype, and Brooke-Lyn Doyle were named to the First Team, while Haleigh McKay and Megan Gilligan were named to the Second Team.

Spring Sports Awards

Our 2017 Spring Sports Awards Night was held the evening of June 5th at Chatham High School. The event honored the Panthers' outstanding varsity athletes and was sponsored by the Athletic Booster Club. See awardees.

Arbor Day

arbor day tree planting ceremony at CHSChatham High School celebrated our Arbor Day on June 2, and the day's events would not be complete without a tree planting. This year, we held a ceremonial planting near the school’s Geologic Park. The tree, a blackgum tupelo, was donated by Wemple’s Landscaping Service and will be planted at Crellin Park in Chatham in honor of former English teacher and assistant principal Terry Bordell and former science teacher Paul Vachiraprapun. Learn more...

Katharine Schassler, Mrs. DiIorio Honored at CASDA Scholars Recognition Dinner

Kate Schaaler and Mrs. DilorioCongratulations to CHS senior Katharine Schassler and math teacher Jennifer DiIorio, who were honored guests at this year’s Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Scholars Recognition Dinner. This annual event recognizes high achieving high school seniors and the teachers who impact them the most. Kate and Mrs. DiIorio attended the dinner May 17 at the Albany Marriott, where they were honored alongside other outstanding students and teachers from around the Capital Region. Learn more...

Chatham Fields Four Scholar Athlete Teams

Four varsity teams from Chatham High School qualified as Scholar Athlete Teams for the spring, 2017 season. Our softball, baseball, boys tennis, and girls track teams each made the grade and will receive a certificate from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) recognizing their accomplishments. In order to qualify, a team must hold a collective grade point average (GPA) of 90 or better with at least 75 percent of the athletes on the roster. In addition, any varsity athlete who holds a personal GPA of 90 or higher is eligible to receive a scholar athlete pin from the NYSPHSAA. Including the boys track team, 36 panthers will receive pins this spring!

Artist Shares Her Work, Techniques with Students

Barbara Bernstein talks with studentsArtist Barbara Bernstein visited CHS over a two-day period this May to work with our students during their art class. On her first day, Ms. Bernstein discussed her work, which includes public art projects such as visual enhancements for seven stations of the Virginia Transit System, as well as installations, drawing, and collage. On her second day, Bernstein led the students through three drawing exercises that emphasized concentration and paying attention. Learn more...

boys tennis team with class c/d championship plaque Chatham Boys Tennis Sectional Champions

Congratulations to Chatham High School’s boys varsity tennis team, who are the 2017 Class C/D Boys Tennis Champions! The boys took down Lake George with a 5-2 victory during the Section 2 tennis finals held May 17th.

The team finishes the season with an overall record of 13-3. Great job Panthers!

varstiy softball teamVarsity Softball Patroon Conference Champs

Congratulations to Chatham High School’s varsity softball team, who finished up their regular season undefeated and clinched the 2017 Patroon Conference Championship! The girls record stands at 14-0 in the league and 15-0 overall.

During the season the girls were ranked as high as the number 5 spot in the Class C state rankings. Go Panthers!

Honor Roll

CHS is proud to announce the names of our students who earned honors and high honors for the third quarter of 2016-17. See who made the grade...

Community Service Club at Whittier Center

Maddie Baccaro, Catherine Cruz, and Anna Kratt with Whittier Activities Director Karen Lent.  The 2016-17 school year has seen a great partnership develop between the CHS Community Service Club and the Whittier Center in Ghent. The students have sent seasonal and holiday greeting cards to Whittier 's approximately 85 residents five times this school year. The club has also provided prizes for grab bag bingo throughout the year. During their latest card drop off, some senior club members led the bingo activity. Pictured are club members Catherine Cruz, Anna Kratt, and Maddie Baccaro with Whittier Activities Director Karen Lent. 

Aboard the Clearwater

students sail aboard the ClearwaterEnvironmental Science students and the Ecology Club sailed out of Kingston aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in search of adventure and clues to what lay beneath them in the river. The Clearwater’s educator-sailors showed our students how man the rudder and steer the vessel, raise the sails, and use navigational tools. The group also conducted water chemistry tests, caught and discussed different types of fish, and trawled for microplastic pollution. Learn more...

Students of the Quarter

CHS congratulates our Students of the Quarter for third quarter! These students were selected by our faculty to be honored for their fine work and contribution to the class. See list of awardees...

Excellence in Effort Award

CHS congratulates all students who earned our Excellence in Effort Award for third quarter. Teachers nominate students to receive this award, which recognizes individuals for their diligence, reliability, and motivation in class. See list of awardees...



    Regents/Finals Schedule

    Regents and final exams at CHS begin June 13. See schedule and information...


    Commencement June 23

    The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 is Friday, June 23, 7pm in the CHS auditorium.


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