Chatham Central School District

John Thorsen, Principal

NEWS

Ceramic Artist Shares Work with NAHS

Mary Anne Davis speaks to NAHS students at CHSMary Anne Davis visited the CHS National Art Honor Society meeting January 20 to talk about her work and making a living from art. Davis is a nationally recognized ceramic artist and the founder of davistudio in Spencertown. She is also a Ph. D candidate at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, her research has focused on the role of artists in the community and the economic potential of ceramics. Learn more...


Orchestra Students to Perform in Rensselaer All County

students with instrumentsCongratulations to 13 students from the CHS Orchestra who will be performing in the Rensselaer County All County Music Festival on January 31st at Troy High School. They are violinists Shay Calkins, Stephanie Tyski, Jessica Tremper, Micaela Conte and Breanna Haner; violists Tyrene Campbell and Jessica Adee; cellists Meghan Mercier, Ana Verma, Natakoa Golden, Valerie Kerner and Anne Seefeldt; and Gianni Polhemus on bass.


Alumni Share Realities of College and Workplace

Alumni panel talking at CHS A panel of CCSD alumni visited CHS January 16 to discuss their real-world college and career experiences with the senior class. Members of the panel included students currently attending college, an engineer working in the field of submarines, and a local entrepreneur. The event was coordinated by the school guidance department in conjunction with the English 12 Career & College Readiness class, which all seniors at CHS take. Special thanks to Chatham alumni Lucie Castaldo, Aimee Palleschi, Sarah Patzwahl, Alejandro del Peral, Annabelle Hinkle, Caleb Gregg, and Caitlin Gilligan for participating in the panel.  


Model Congress Club at AIC

Model Congress team at AICOur Model Congress Club had tremendous success at the 75th Model Congress event at American International College in Springfield, MA January 8-10. The event is a three-day academic competition simulating the US Legislative Branch and attracts teams from schools throughout New England and NY. Chatham students presented 3 bills, passed 2, and took home the team spirit award for the second year in a row! Learn more...


students codingHour of Code

This December, students in Chatham Central Schools participated in the Hour of Code - an international effort designed to increase awareness of computer programming. Fourth and fifth grade students at MED, technology students at CMS, and computer science students at CHS all logged on to code.org to learn about the ever increasing importance of code in our daily lives and try a little computer programming themselves. Learn more...


boys soccer teamSoccer Team Earns Sportsmanship Award

At the annual Section II boys soccer banquet held in Saratoga this December, Chatham's varsity boys soccer team was awarded the sectional Sportsmanship Award for Class B.

Congratulations boys!


Students Tapped for All County Jazz Ensemble

CHS All County Jazz studentsCongratulations to CHS music students Jack McKeon, Gabriel Horn, Joshua Gianfrancesco, Kaitlyn Menegio-Stahl, Dylan Devito, and Gianni Polhemus, who have all been selected to perform in the All County Jazz Ensemble. Students selected for All County are among the top high school jazz musicians in the county and are chosen based on recommendations from their instrumental teachers. They will be performing at New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School on February 6th at 7:30 p.m.


Chatham Senior Performs in Melodies of Christmas

Meghan MercierChatham High School’s Meghan Mercier performed in Melodies of Christmas with the Empire State Youth Orchestra December 18-21 at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. The show benefited the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center. The concert also aired on CBS6 December 24 and December 25. The Empire State Youth Orchestra is comprised of the best instrumentalists in the Capital District and qualifying for it is a very prestigious accomplishment. Learn more...


First Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students who earned Honors or High Honors for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. View CHS First Quarter Honor Roll...


CHS Fields Scholar Athlete Teams

Seven of our fall athletic teams were named Scholar Athlete Teams by the NYSPHSAA, an honor only bestowed upon teams that have a combined grade point average of 90 or better. Chatham’s boys varsity soccer, girls varsity soccer, boys cross country, girls cross country, girls volleyball, golf, and tennis teams all recently received this recognition for the fall, 2014 season. Each team will receive a certificate for the school as well as for each student-athlete who contributed to their team's overall GPA. Learn more...


Community Service Club's 'Have a Bite' Fundraiser a Huge Success

Community service clubThe CHS Community Service Club raised approximately $1,500 with their ‘Have A Bite, Help A Family’ fundraiser held November 30th. The club organized a mouth-watering array of appetizers, desserts, and main courses from twenty of our area’s finest restaurants and caterers for the community to sample. The proceeds they raised will go to help local families this holiday season! Read Register Star feature article...


Engel Earns DAR's Good Citizen Award

Sam EngleSamuel Engel was chosen as Chatham High School’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for this year. This award recognizes Sam as a student who embodies the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The student body selected Sam from a number of qualified students nominated by the faculty. On Dec. 7th, Sam joined 5 other seniors representing the public schools in our county to be honored at the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR in Hudson. For this event, Sam was asked to write an essay about good citizenship and make a brief presentation about his accomplishments. Out of the six, the DAR selected Sam to go on to their national Good Citizen competition. Read more...


Students of the Quarter

CHS has released the names of the Students of the Quarter for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. These students were selected by CHS faculty based on their fine work and contribution to the class. See who made the list...


Excellence in Effort Award

Every quarter, CHS teachers nominate students to receive the Excellence in Effort Award, which recognizes individuals for their diligence, reliability, and motivation in class. See award recipients for 1st quarter...


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Panther Pride Day Jan. 24

Panther Pride Day is this Saturday starting at 11am with JV girls basketball and wrapping up with the Varsity boys basketball game, tip-off is 7:15pm. Come out and support the Panthers in this all-day home event against the Titans of Taconic Hills. View full schedule...

 

Regents/Midterm Exams Jan. 26-29

Exam schedules and other information concerning regents/midterm week is available here...

 

No School Jan. 30

Friday, January 30 is a district conference day. There will be no school to allow for staff development.

 

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