Chatham Central School District

John Thorsen, Principal


Spirited Success for Chatham at AIC Model Congress

Chatham's Model Congress Team at Aerican International CollegeThe accolades just keep on coming for the CHS Model Congress program. Our 2016-2017 team experienced continuing success at American International College’s (AIC) Model Congress held in Springfield, MA January 5th through 7th. Our delegates passed every bill they proposed, sophomore Althea Brennan took 3rd place overall, and the team brought home the Team Spirit Award for the 4th time. The event brought 13 high schools from across the Northeast to the college to debate and pass legislation in a competitive simulation of Congress. Learn more...

Student Cooks Up Special Thank You to Staff  

Tyler Stetz cooking breakfast sandwhichesSenior Tyler Stetz wanted to show his appreciation for the faculty at Chatham High School by doing something nice and cooking them all breakfast. He approached the school’s Sunshine Committee with his idea, who were more than happy to support him by purchasing the supplies he needed and arranging access to the school kitchen. The morning of December 21, Tyler arrived early at school to begin the hours-long task of cooking up eighty bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches, which he served to staff in the faculty lounge. Tyler has been studying culinary arts at Questar III, so he is no stranger to the kitchen. His breakfast sandwiches were delicious and his personal gesture of thanks was greatly enjoyed.

Staff singing in front of Piano at High School Holiday Music

During the week before the holiday recess, the Chatham High School music department and other faculty members welcomed students to school with some joyful holiday music, complete with singing accompanied by the piano and flute. The faculty ensemble was set up in the building’s atrium so students could enjoy the festive atmosphere as they arrived each morning.

Book Swap

student looks at books at CHS book swapThe middle school & high school library staff, along with the help of the Chatham Library Teen Advisory Group and Mrs. Miller, hosted very successful Holiday Book Swaps at both CMS and CHS this December. All interested students in grades 7-12 were able to choose a free book from a large selection of titles, and almost all 6th graders took home a book as well. A great big “Thank You” to all who donated books as it was very much appreciated.

Honor Roll

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

CHS Student Performs in All-State Choir

all state quiorSenior Taylor Hanson traveled to the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music to perform with the NYS School Music Association's All-State Mixed Choir Dec. 4th. All-State showcases the most talented high school musicians from across NYS and being selected is a major accomplishment. Taylor drew consideration from the All-State committee after performing at the local NYSSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival this past spring and receiving an A+ rating from the judges. Learn more...

Students of the Quarter

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

Excellence in Effort Award

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

Club Raises $1,000 to Take a Bite Out of Need in Our Community

CHS community service clubOur Community Service Club hosted its 5th annual "Have a Bite, Help a Family" event at CHS November 27th. Community members got to sample food from sixteen local vendors and get some holiday shopping done as well. Club members greeted guests, served samples, and provided an afternoon filled with giving spirit. The group raised just over $1000, all to be used to provide gifts to community residents in need this holiday season. Great job everyone!

CHS Fields Eight Scholar Athlete Teams

We are proud to announce eight of our fall varsity teams qualified as Scholar Athlete Teams in 2016. Girls tennis, girls soccer, boys soccer, girls volleyball, golf, football, cheerleading, and girls cross country all made the grade and will each receive a certificate from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) recognizing this accomplishment. In order to qualify a team must hold a collective grade point average (GPA) of 90 or better with at least 75% of the athletes on the roster. In addition, any varsity athlete with a personal GPA of 90 or higher is eligible to receive a scholar athlete pin from the NYSPHSAA. Including boys cross country, eighty-five Panthers received pins this fall!

Outdoors Club/Photography Club Hike

student hike up steep trailOn November 5th, the Outdoors Club and Photography Club at Chatham High School joined forces to spend a day in the great outdoors. Nine students chose to give up their typical Saturday activities to tackle some trails in the Catskill Mountains. The group left the high school around 8:45 in the morning and they were the first hikers present at the parking area for the popular North Point hike. Needless to say, the early bird certainly got the worm! The day couldn’t have been better for hiking. Learn more...

Students Collect Real Data on Hudson River Ecosystem

students use nets to catch fish On October 20th Chatham’s Environmental Science classes and Ecology Club, along with the Taconic Hills AP Environmental Class, participated in the annual Day in the Life of the Hudson, which is sponsored by the DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program with assistance from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The students used water testing kits, seine nets, and measuring tools to examine water chemistry, tides, aquatic life, and more. Learn more...



    Panther Pride Day Feb. 4th

    Come show your Chatham pride as the Panthers take on Catskill CSD in our annual day-long sporting and school spirit event at CCSD. Learn more...


    Student Physicals

    Dr. Curry will be available at CCSD for students needing physicals on Feb. 15 and March 1. If you believe your child needs a physical, please contact your school nurse.


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