Chatham Central School District

John Thorsen, Principal


CHS Senior Tapped for All-State Choir

HansonCongratulations to Chatham senior Taylor Hanson, who was selected by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) to sing in the All-State Mixed Choir. All-State showcases the most talented high school musicians from across New York State and being selected is a major accomplishment. Taylor drew consideration from the All-State committee after performing a level VI (the highest level) solo at the local NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival this past spring and receiving an A+ rating from the judges, and after being recommended for All-State by her choral teacher, Mrs. McShane. Taylor has been singing in her school chorus since fourth grade. Learn more...

Chatham Welcomes New Assistant Principal at CHS

Eric PapandreaPlease welcome Eric Papandrea to the Chatham Central School District. Mr. Papandrea is the new assistant principal for Chatham High School and comes to us from the Hoosic Valley Central School District, where he was director of athletics and taught social studies at the high school.  As assistant principal at Chatham High, he is in charge of student discipline and professional development for teaching assistants, and acts as the District’s home tutoring liaison. The Board of Education appointed Papandrea to the assistant principal positon on September 13th. He has eleven-years’ experience as a public high school educator and holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in school building leadership as well as a master’s degree in teaching. Learn more...

Letter from CHS Principal John Thorsen Concerning Threat Made Online

September 19, 2016 - Dear CHS Families,
Today at Chatham High School, students alerted school staff that a student had made a threat against the High School on social media. We immediately responded by contacting law enforcement and holding the High School students in their classrooms. The student in question was removed from class without incident and protocols were followed to establish that there was no immediate danger. The"shelter in place" lasted about twenty minutes and classes resumed their normal schedule at approximately 12:30 p.m. Together with law enforcement, we have determined that there is no current danger and Chatham High School will be open as normal on Tuesday, September 20. Read more....

Softball Program Dedicates New Dugouts to Panthers' 2012 State Champs

2012 team at dugoutsOur softball program and Athletic Booster Club dedicated our new dugouts to the Panther’s 2012 NYS Championship Softball team. The dugouts were the gift of the Booster Club, which donated $3,200 to our school to fund the project. Special thanks to all those who volunteered their time to help get the dugouts built, including Gilligan Construction, Gregg Concrete & Masonry, and Madsen Excavation. Also thanks to Herrington’s for providing materials at cost. Many members of the 2012 team were present for the ceremony, held July 2nd on the varsity softball diamond. Learn more...

Danielle WallaceCHS' New School Flag

Perhaps you have noticed recently the new flag flying on the school flagpole. It's Chatham High School's very own flag, designed by student Danielle Wallace. The school flag came about via a competition devised put on by the student government, who put out a call for students to submit their own ideas for what the new flag should look like. Six students submitted designs and Danielle's was chosen as the winner by a vote of the student body. Learn more...




Financial Aid Night is Sept. 29

Thinking about college? The CHS/ICHS Financial Aid Night is Thursday, September 29, 5:30 p.m. at CHS. See flyer...


CHS Open House Sept. 29

Open House for parents of students in grades 9-12 Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30pm at CHS.


Homecoming Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

The Panthers take on Fonda-Fultonville HS in our Homecoming Football Game this Friday, September 30, 7pm at CHS.

Soccer & Volleyball Homecoming Games are against Catskill and take place throughout the day Saturday, October 1. View schedule...


Homecoming Dance Oct. 1

The Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a semi-formal Homecoming Masquerade Dance on Saturday, October 1st from 7-10pm in the high school cafeteria. Tickets will be on sale during lunches beginning September 23. Cost is $15 per ticket or $20 for two tickets. The first 60 students to purchase tickets will receive a free masquerade mask for the dance! 


Powder Puff Football Oct. 6

Powder Puff Football Game Thursday, October 6th, 7pm at CHS.


Sports Physicals

Dr. Curry will be available for sports physicals on October 5, 12, 19, and November 16 - contact you school nurse to set up a time. Any student athlete who needs a physical and is unable to attend one of these dates will need to see his or her own doctor and cannot participate in tryouts or practices until that physical is cleared by the school nurse.


Mandated Student Physicals

Dr. Curry will be at CCSD for Mandated Physicals (Grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 7, 10) on the following dates: October 5, 12, 19, and November 16 (forms were sent to parents of students who require physicals earlier this year). 

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