Chatham Central School District

John Thorsen, Principal

NEWS

Lossow and Pearson Receive P.E. Award

Matthew Lossow and Cassandra PearsonsChatham High School seniors Matthew Lossow and Cassandra Pearson have been given the Physical Education Leadership award by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS APHERD). On January 31st, the two attended the Capital Zone awards banquet in Latham, where they received plaques recognizing their outstanding efforts in physical education class and for serving as role models to their classmates. Learn more...


Photo of Erin ClarkCHS Names Clark “Good Citizen,” DAR Agrees

Chatham Senior Erin Clark received word that she has been named the District III winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award competition. Her win at this regional level follows her school selecting her for this honor and her winning at the county level. This award includes a scholarship from the DAR and recognizes Erin as a student who embodies the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Learn more...


CHS Students Take Part in Anti-bias Conference

Destiny Hull reports out on Chatham's ideas at STOP conferenceRepresentatives from CHS traveled to Siena College January 15th to attended the S.T.O.P. (Students Together Opposing Prejudice) Conference. Sponsored by the College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series and organized by the Anti-Defamation League, the conference brought together student leaders from twenty Capital Region schools to participate in discussions and action planning around topics like prejudice, tolerance, and respect. Learn more...


Family Finances and Government Spending: A "Taxing" Experiment

Students work on tax projectChatham High School requires all seniors to take a half-year economics class as a graduation requirement. In this class, students learn about the various components of economic systems, including market types, business models, and the laws of supply and demand. During a recent class activity, students discovered the difficulties faced by government officials when tasked with writing tax codes. Students had to balance their nation's budget by taxing their citizens. Learn more...


For Model Congress, Success Abounds at Regional Competition

Model Congress Team at the AIC Model CongressCongratulations go out to our Model Congress Team. At American International College's 76th Model Congress, held in Springfield, MA the weekend of January 7-9, the team turned in their most success-filled effort since first taking part in this regional academic competition. They passed every one of their bills and brought home the Team Spirit Award as well as an individual Delegate Award. Learn more...


CHS Student Invites Congressman to Speak to Class

Chris Gibson talks to students at CHS U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson visited Chatham High School on December 23. He was the guest of student Emily Ooms, who invited Mr. Gibson to come and speak to her Management & Leadership class. Economics students also listened in as Gibson spoke about his role as the elected representative for the 19th District of New York, and how his position requires him to be both a listener and a leader in order to effectively represent his constituents’ concerns in Washington. Learn more...


Student Organized Drive Benefits Regional Blood Bank

student giving bloodCHS hosted a Red Cross blood drive on December 18th. The event brought fifty-two donors, most of whom were students or staff and first-time givers to boot, and produced forty-nine units of blood for the regional blood bank. “The best part about having a blood drive at our school is that it gets people involved early and brings awareness to a cause that deserves attention,” said CHS senior Jaina Wollowitz, who organized the drive. “There are so many people that need blood.” Learn more...


1st Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students who earned High Honors and Honors for the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year. View Honor Roll...


Residents Can Benefit from Tech-Savvy Teenagers

A community service program, known as Tech Tutors, has student volunteers from Chatham High School helping the technologically inquisitive better understand their electronic devices, the operation of software, and how to navigate the Internet. Students are available once a month at the Chatham Public Library to demonstrate the workings of the electronic world and explain the ways in which citizens can troubleshoot problems they may encounter. Learn more...


Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Chatham Fields Seven Fall Scholar Athlete Teams

Congratulations to the boys cross country, girls cross country, varsity football, boys varsity soccer, girls varsity soccer, girls tennis, and girls varsity volleyball teams for being named Scholar Athlete Teams by the NYSPHSAA. This honor is bestowed upon teams that have excelled in the classroom. Each team will receive a certificate for their school as well as for each student-athlete whose grades contributed to the team's overall GPA. Learn more...


Excellence in Effort Award

CHS congratulates our students who earned our school's Excellence in Effort Award. Every quarter, CHS teachers nominate students to receive this award, which recognizes individuals for their diligence, reliability, and motivation in class. See the awardees for first quarter...


Students of the Quarter

CHS congratulates our Students of the Quarter for the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year. These students were selected by CHS faculty based on their fine work and contribution to the class. See who made the list...


CHS Musicians Perform at Area All-State

The CHS Music Department is excited to announce this year's Area All-State participants: Cassie Pearson (flute), Nick Avenia, Lucas Rinaldi, Kenneth Fay (mixed chorus), Taylor Hanson and Mary Jones (women's chorus). These students were chosen to showcase their talents in the prestigious Area All-State concerts held November 21st at Dover High School. Learn more...


Environmental Science and Food & Nutrition Students Visit Tierra Farm

students at tierra farm Chatham High School's Environmental Science and Food & Nutrition classes took a field trip to Tierra Farm, a business in Valatie that specializes in Certified Organic, non-GMO, and locally sourced foods. They met the farm's barnyard animals, toured the fruit and nut processing plant, and visited the on-site retail store while learning about organic food production, sustainable farming practices, recycling, solar power, and more.
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CHS Fall Festival of Shakespeare

Students rehearse for The Winter's Tale Directed by Lori Evans and Miles Harrison, students performed William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” November 13 & 14 at the High School, and closed out the Fall Festival of Shakespeare with a final performance at the Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Mass. This year, seventy-one students put their talents together to stage an exciting ninety-minute version of the play, part of a nine-week residency program at CHS sponsored by Shakespeare & Company. Learn more...


Cross Country Girls Team Sectional Champs - Girls Team/Dwyer Compete at States

girls team after winning raceThe girls varsity cross country team and one runner from the boys team headed to the NYS Championship Meet after their performances in the Section 2 Championship Meet at SPAC on November 6th. The girls team won the Class C race, placing three girls in the top ten, with all five of our scorers in the top twenty-five. For the boys, Bryan Dwyer ran a personal record to place 7th in Class C and earn a spot at states. They all competed at the state meet Nov. 14 at Monroe-Woodbury Central. Learn more...


Parenting Class Learns About Infant Car Safety

Hyson showing students cars seatsStudents in Mrs. Hayes Parenting class took a field trip to the parking lot where School Resource Deputy Hyson spoke to the class about proper car seat installation, automobile safety (in regards to infants & children), and about the various types of child safety seats. He provided an infant car seat installation demonstration using an Evenflo Nurture Car Seat provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Now, as the students embark on parenting simulations using robotic RealCare babies, they will be able to properly install their carriers. Learn more...


Students Help DEC Track Health of Hudson River

students sein fish As part of the DEC's “Day in the Life of the Hudson River" on October 20th, Chatham High School Environmental Science students took on the role of scientists for a day, collecting and analyzing real field data during a hands-on exploration of the Hudson River Estuary. They recorded river conditions at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson, where they caught fish in seine nets, tracked tides and currents, and examined the water's chemistry and quality. Read Register Star Article...

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Winter Recess Feb 15-19

School not in session

 

"Cinderella" Feb 26-28

CHS presents the musical "Cinderella" Fri. & Sat February 26 & 27 at 7pm with a Sun. matinée February 28 at 2pm.

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