kindergartners wearing sunglasses

Kindergarten Celebration

The future is looking bright for our soon-to-be first graders! The youngsters at MED celebrated the conclusion of their kindergarten year with a show for their parents, full of songs, dance, and fun!  

glass castles made from vases and glass

Glass Castles

In room 114 of the High School stands an impressive collection of final projects created by the AP11 English class. This year the students examined and reinterpreted the classic literature canon, and recently finished reading what many could consider to be a modern “classic.” Released in 2005, The Glass Castle is Jeannette Walls’ award-winning memoir of […]

Chase Powers with water balloons

Kindness Challenge Winner

Kindness is king at MED! This spring, MED’s principal Mrs. Reno encouraged students to share their acts of kindness by stopping by the school office and telling her and the office staff about a kind deed they did that day. For each act of kindness reported, the student’s name was entered into a lottery for […]

students out together puzzle on field

Mentor Club at Valley Cats’ Education Day

The CMS Mentor Club took a field trip to the Tri-City Valley Cats Education Day held at Joe Bruno Stadium. The students and their mentors enjoyed watching the baseball game and spending quality time together. Students Jessica Moon and Russell Viccaro were called to the field to join a competition of putting a puzzle together.

Third Graders Learn About Police Dogs

The third grade enjoyed a demonstration from K9 units with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Troy Police Department. The deputies and officers shared how police dogs are specially trained to use their incredible sense of smell to sniff out bombs and guns or illegal drugs, as well as track suspects or find people who […]

students pose in unfinished shed

Class Builds New Info Booth for Fairgrounds

The next time you’re at the Columbia County Fair, be sure to check out our students’ handiwork. This spring, the Residential Construction class at Chatham High School built a new information booth for the fairgrounds. The class, which is offered every other year and taught by CHS technology teacher Shawn Caldwell, gives students the opportunity […]

Kinderhook Elks Exalted Ruler John Piddock, Anna Miles, Samantha Hoffman, Isabella Spencer, and Columbia County Director of Veteran's Services Gary Flaherty at the Flag Day ceremony.

Students Read Winning Essays at Elks’ Flag Day Ceremony

As a class assignment, 7th grade English teacher Mrs. Debye-Saxinger tasked her students with writing about “Why Our Veterans Are America‘s Heroes,” part of an essay writing contest sponsored by the Kinderhook Lodge of Elks. Congratulations to Anna Miles, Samantha Hoffman, and Isabella Spencer, whose essays the Elks chose as winners based on their originality, […]

Madison Newton holds up her letter from the White House and President's Volunteer Service Award

Madison Newton Earns President’s Volunteer Service Award

Chatham senior Madison Newton has been honored with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary […]

Grade 8 Moving Up June 15

Congratulations to the Class of 2022. Chatham Central School District’s 8th graders celebrate the completion of middle school and their “moving up” to high school with a ceremony held June 15, 6:30 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.

Autumn Hults and Olivia Oaks with hats they knit

Hats for Preemies

MED fifth graders Autumn Hults and Olivia Oakes, working with teaching assistant Cheryl Gauthier, knit a dozen hats for premature babies in Albany Medical Center’s NICU, their contribution to an ILAK (I learned about kindness) project at MED during Nature’s Classroom week. Nice work girls!