BOE Adopts Proposed 2019-20 School Budget

On April 16, Chatham’s Board of Education adopted a proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget totals $31,583,390 and carries a projected tax levy increase of 1.24 percent, which stays at the limit set by New York State’s property tax cap. Spending is down $352,915, a 1.11 percent decrease from the 2018-19 budget. […]

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Classes Visit FDR Presidential Library and Museum

On April 16, the CHS Social Studies Department took students in the US History and Government classes down to Hyde Park, NY to visit the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt along with the Presidential Library and Museum. The students on the trip toured the amazing library museum looking for clues on some of FDR’s greatest […]

Voter Registration April 24 & May 14

If you have not previously registered to vote and would like to vote in the May 21, 2019 School Budget Vote and Board Election, you can register with the School District Board of Registration at the following times: Wednesday, April 24, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the MED Elementary School lobby Tuesday, May 14th, from 3:00-7:00 […]

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Outdoors and Recreation Club

The CHS Outdoors and Recreation Club (ORC) took their first hike of spring last Friday. Club members enjoyed a three-mile hike at the Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary, a beautiful preserve in Old Chatham owned by the Alan Devoe Bird Club and protected by the Columbia County Land Conservancy. Students enjoyed exploring the natural world […]

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Yoga in the Classroom

Fourth graders in Mrs. Lineberry’s class are bringing mind and body together by learning yoga. Last week, Dr. Killea, Chatham’s Psychologist Coach, lead them through some basic exercises that combined controlled breathing, meditation and physical poses. Yoga encourages relaxation and has been shown to improve focus and reduce stress and anxiety, among other health and […]

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CMS Battle of the Belts

CMS held its preliminary Battle of the Belts April 12. This annual event makes buckling up a sport to raise awareness about seat belts. Teams of four competed against one another to see who could buckle into and out of the seats of a vehicle in the fastest time. The team with the fastest time […]

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Growing Prose and Pictures

Elementary students enjoyed poetry and artistic adventures when guest educators Kathryn Kosto and Joanne Klein from the Art School of Columbia County brought their “Art in the Library” afterschool program to MED. Together they read and discussed Robert Frost’s poem “A Girl’s Garden” then wrote their own poetry and created artwork inspired by the poems […]