Chatham Central School District

John Thorsen, Principal

NEWS

Kody SkypeKody Skype Named 104.5 Player of the Week

Chatham senior Kody Skype will be named Player of the Week by ESPN Radio 104.5 FM "The Team." Kody's Player of the Week announcement will be made on the "Armen and Levack" show on Friday, April 24th at 5:15 p.m., and will also be posted on the Radio 104.5 website that same day. Kody is catcher for the Chatham Panthers varsity baseball team. Congratulations Kody!


CHS Battle of the Belts

Battle of the belts winners competing SADD hosted our 10th annual preliminary Battle of the Belts on April 17th to encourage students to make positive decisions and buckle up. The team with the fastest time was the “Buckle Busters” (Chanel Cruz, Skyler Niles, Callie Buchan, and Ashley Haslun) with a time of 35.03. This group has been participating together for the past five years! They will go on to compete at the World Championship Battle of the Belts Competition at Sean’s Run on Sunday, April 26th. Learn more...


yellow ribbon trainingStudents Lead Suicide Prevention Program

Chatham High School’s Yellow Ribbon Team is leading suicide prevention training for all students during physical education classes on April 16 & 17th. This team of specially trained students present the facts, warning signs, and risk factors of suicide, as well as ways students can help someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts. Learn more...


All County Choral studentsAll-County Festival Concert Held at CHS

Fifteen students from the Chatham High School Chorus participated in the All County Music Festival held here in Chatham April 16-17. They joined other select music students from all six Columbia County school districts as well as Chatham's middle and elementary schools to work on music and present a wonderful concert on Friday, April 17 at Chatham High School. Learn more...


Senior Exhibitions

Student giving speech Our annual Senior Exhibition Day took place April 2nd. It was a big day for seniors as each gave a 15 minute, in-depth presentation on a topic of his or her choosing that was evaluated by a panel of faculty representing all three of Chatham's schools. Exhibitions equal one-third of the Senior Program, an individual student portfolio comprised of written, presented, and displayed skills. The Senior Program is a CCSD graduation requirement designed to give each senior a sense of progression into adulthood and personal ownership of their education.


students on tripMusic Students Enjoy Broadway Musical

On Wednesday, April 1st students from the middle and high school band, chorus, and orchestra departments traveled to NYC to see the Gershwin classic, "An American in Paris" at the Palace Theatre. Students were able to enjoy the historic sites of New York before meeting at the theatre where they watched the amazing dancing and live Broadway performance. A great time was had by all!


2015 CHS Winter Sports Awards

The 2015 Winter Sports Award Night was held the evening of March 23 at Chatham High School. The evening included pizza for the athletes followed by the awards ceremony. Special thanks to the Chatham Athletic Booster Club, who sponsors this event. See awardees...


Engel Named Capital Region Basketball Scholar Athlete

Coach Deleon, Sam Engel, Coach BrantleyChatham senior and varsity basketball player Samuel Engel is the recipient of the NewsChannel 13 Capital Region Basketball Scholar-Athlete Award. Sam was named the Patroon League winner of this award for his outstanding achievement in the classroom, in his community, and on the court. He was honored during the NYS Public High School Athletic Association’s Section 2 Awards Ceremony, held at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn on March 15th. Sam is shown here at the event with Chatham basketball coaches Raul Deleon and John Brantley.


St. Baldrick's 2015

student having head shavedOur Community Service Club organized and hosted Chatham's 5th annual head shaving event to befit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to finding cures for childhood cancers. This year’s event was a huge success with shavees, volunteers, and donors from our community and all three Chatham schools participating. All together, more than 75 students, staff and community members “went bald” to raise over $16,000 for childhood cancer research. Learn more...


Celebrating Cultural Diversity Through Art

James and his paintingCongratulations to James Spitzenberger for painting the winning submission for Chatham High School’s Cultural Diversity Art Contest, sponsored by the Student Government. “The multiple colors in the countries represent how everyone is different from each other, but how the colors all flow equally through the continents shows we can all be together and we are all the same when it comes down to it,” the junior said about his work. James’ inspirational painting is now on display in the school lobby.


Panthers' Kody Skype Named WNYT's Player of the Week

Chatham senior Kody Skype was featured on News Chanel 13 the evening of March 17th as WNYT's "High School Sports Athlete of the Week." You can watch Kody's video feature here...


50 Years Later: The Voting Rights Act

Wesley BrownIn celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, eleventh and twelfth grade students attended a special assembly at CHS on March 17. They heard from guest speaker Wesley Brown, a professor and writer, who in 1965 traveled to the deep south to register African Americans to vote. The students also watched a film about the events surrounding what became known as “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama, a key turning point for the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. Learn more...


Students Create Sweet Treat for Educators' Society Meeting

CookiesStudents in Mrs. Hayes’ Global & Gourmet Foods class shared their skills and talents by making a dessert tray for the Alpha Nu chapter Delta Kappa Gamma meeting held on March 19th here at CCSD. Students selected four recipes and worked for two class periods to create an elegant platter of desserts for the meeting attendees. Desserts included Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, White Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies, Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bites and Homemade Thin Mints. Learn more...


Joe Williams signingJoe Williams Signs On with St. Joseph

On March 12, Chatham senior Joe Williams signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the College of St. Joseph. The Chatham Panthers' starting pitcher made his official commitment to the Rutland, Vermont school in front of his family, friends, coaches, and local media during a letter signing ceremony held at CHS. Joe was offered St. Joseph's Provider Scholarship for baseball and will be pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Learn more...


2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students who earned High Honors and Honors during the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year. View CHS Second Quarter Honor Roll...


Engineering Students Take on E Week Challenge

bridge contest Chatham High School's Principles of Engineering class enjoyed a trip to the 2015 Model Bridge Competition, part of the Capital Region Engineers’ Week event held February 26 at the Albany Marriott Hotel in Colonie. There, they got to put their bridge models to the stress test, meet real engineers, explore vendor exhibits, and attend seminars concerning real world engineering issues. Sophomore Katharine Schassler even won the E Week logo competition! Learn more...


band studentsCHS Band Students Perform in All County March 6th

Twenty music students from the Chatham High School Band performed in the All County Music Festival held at Taconic Hills Central School District. These select musicians joined other talented students from all six Columbia County schools to perform in concert Friday, March 6th in the Taconic Hills Jr/Sr High School auditorium. Learn more...


indoor track team photoBoys & Girls Indoor Track 2015 Independent League Champs

Congratulations to the both the boys and girls indoor track teams for winning the Independent League Small School E Week Championships held February 14 at the University at Albany. The girls took home the win with 145 points overall while the boys won with a total of 119 points. Combined, Chatham's girls and boys had 1st place finishes in fifteen events. Learn more...


Panthers' Scholar Athlete Teams

girls basketball team photoFour CHS athletic teams were named Scholar Athlete Teams by the NYSPHSAA, an honor bestowed upon teams that carry a combined GPA of 90 or better. The girls and boys varsity basketball, girls indoor track, and boys varsity volleyball teams all received this recognition for the 2014-15 winter season. Each team receives a certificate for the school as well as for each member who contributed to the team average. Learn more...


Students of the Quarter

CHS has released the names of the Students of the Quarter for the second 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 who earned the Excellence in Effort Award for second quarter...


The Wiz CastThe Wiz

CHS Drama Club presented their annual musical February 27th - March 1st. The Wiz is a contemporary version of the beloved classic The Wizard of Oz. With familiar characters, a modernized dialogue, and upbeat songs, their production was a wonderful modern twist to the familiar story of Dorothy tried to make her way back home while helping make her new friends' wishes come true.


Wolf Visits CHS Biology Classes

wolf and studentsThe Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) of South Salem, NY paid a visit to CHS on February 12. WCC educator Alex Spitzer spoke to the audience of biology, AP Bio, and Ecology Club students about wolves, wolf ecology, and the important role wolves play in the larger ecosystem. Accompanying Spitzer was Atka, an Arctic gray wolf who students got to see up-close and personal. This event was sponsored by the Chatham Education Foundation. Learn more...


Kody Skype Headed to St. Rose

Kody signing letter of intentCHS senior Kody Skype signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the College of St. Rose. Flanked by his parents, sister, and coach Steltz, Kody made his commitment to St. Rose official at a letter signing ceremony held in the Chatham High School lobby Feb. 6.. A catcher and first baseman for the Panthers, Kody has balanced being a standout athlete with being a standout student. Along with his family, the event was attended by friends, teammates, faculty, and local media. Learn more...


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...


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Spring Concert & Senior Fine Arts Recognition May 5

The CHS Spring Concert and Senior Fine Arts Recognition ceremony takes place Tuesday, May 5, 7pm in the CHS auditorium.

 

Recess Day May 22

Friday, May 22nd will be converted to a “recess” day (no school) for students and staff due to an unused emergency closing day, providing we do not experience another emergency closing between now and May 22nd. 

 

June Regents/Final Exams

See CHS examination schedule for June, 2015...

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