Chatham High School celebrated its Arbor Day on June 1. Among the day’s events was a tree planting ceremony held near the school’s Geologic Park. This year’s tree, a black sugar-plum, was planted in honor of retiring special education teacher Wendy Diskin, who gave remarks and thanks in recognition of the honor. Also at the ceremony, the senior class handed down the school’s time capsule to the freshman class for safekeeping and the sophomore class officially unveiled their class colors of blue on blue. To close the ceremony, students and faculty passed by the tree to give it a ceremonial scoop of dirt before heading indoors.
Other Arbor Day events included a school-wide academic honors ceremony, a student talent show, and activities like basketball, karaoke, scooter races, and tug-of-war.