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School’s Out for the Summer!

June 26 marked the last day of classes for the 2018-19 school year. The faculty and staff at Mary E. Dardess Elementary School were out to partake in the Chatham tradition of waving goodbye to the students as the buses brought students home for summer vacation. Enjoy your summer, we’ll see you when classes resume […]

Dr. Mike Delliere talks to class

4th Grade Career Visitor

The 4th grade enjoyed a career day visitor on June 24. Dr. Mike Delliere, veterinarian and practice owner of Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic in East Chatham, came and spoke to all 4th grade classes about his career of being a vet. He talked to the students about what led him to this career path and […]

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5th Grade Career Day

The fifth grade hosted presenters from the community during its Career Day June 21. They day’s featured speakers were: Dr. Anita Killea, our school’s Psychologist Coach. Deputy Travis VanAlstyne with his K9 partner Kira (this was her last demonstration because she’s retiring) and Deputy Jason Garvey and his K9 partner. Jeremy Drowne (a Chatham graduate) […]

eight graders on stage during moving up ceremony

8th Grade Moving Up

The Class of 2023 said “goodbye” to middle school and “hello” to high school during Chatham Middle School’s 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, held the evening of June 21 in the Chatham High School auditorium. During the ceremony, CMS dean of students Mark Connelly called each 8th grader forward to stand and be recognized before […]

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Grade 7/8 Service Club Donates Blankets

Over the winter, the Grade 7/8 Service Club knitted two big blankets. This June, the club donated the blankets to the Donate for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing organ, eye and tissue donations to save and heal lives through transplantation. The blankets are given to donors or donors’ families as a keepsake. Pictured […]

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7th Grade Trip to Boston

The seventh grade spent the day enjoying the sights and sounds of downtown Boston on June 21. Here are some photos from their visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (where the seventh grade patriots threw tea into Boston Harbor) and Quincy Market.

Pre-k students line up in hallway wearing white t-shirts and lead girl holding sign saying "we are ready to go to Kindergarten"

Pre-K Moving Up

MED’s youngest students celebrated their moving up to kindergarten with a special program for families held June 21 in the pre-k classroom.  

CHS Commencement – Live Streaming June 28

Congratulations to our graduating seniors! The graduation ceremony for Chatham High School’s Class of 2019 is Friday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. on the football field (weather permitting) or in the CHS auditorium. Don’t have a ticket? You can watch graduation live on our District’s YouTube channel, found at The live feed will appear at […]

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Kindergarten Show

Our youngsters at MED celebrated the conclusion of their kindergarten year with a show for their parents, full of songs, dance, and fun! Now on to first grade!

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First Grade Celebration

The first grade celebrated the end of their school year with a special grade-wide event. Students’ families were invited to spend the morning in the classrooms learning about the students’ recent studies and working on art projects together.