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At the Ball Game

The CMS Life Skills and MED Language Concepts summer programs headed to Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy on July 29 to catch a Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game.

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Blueberries For Sal

Today the Language Concepts class at MED read Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book Blueberries for Sal for, who other than, our superintendent Sal! Afterwords, they presented Dr. DeAngelo with some fresh blueberries for him to enjoy this weekend.  

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Music Department’s “Empathy Project” Caps A Year Like No Other

Even with Covid-19 restrictions, music students in our elementary, middle and high school programs were able to safely continue making music this year. Elementary instrumental lessons met by instrument and by class to focus on individual and small group progress. 6th graders had a slightly more “normal” experience with regular rehearsals and lessons, while it […]

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Chatham Welcomes New Director of Transportation

Please join us in welcoming Joshua Loeffler to the Chatham Central School District. Mr. Loeffler is our new supervisor of transportation who will oversee the staffing, operations, and maintenance of our transportation department. He was previously the head bus driver for the Averill Park Central School District, where he performed supervisory duties and conducted training […]

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Summer Olympics Kick Off at MED

While the world eagerly awaits the 2021 summer games in Japan, the Olympics are already in full swing here at MED! On July 9, we held the opening ceremony for our Summer School Olympics. Each of the four classrooms researched a country that they will represent as they participate in various academic games and activities […]

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Ellsworth Kelly Foundation’s Meaningful Gift to Class of 2021

Chatham’s Class of 2021 received a welcome surprise at graduation courtesy of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Foundation president Jack Shear made arrangements for every Chatham graduate to receive $500 to spend on something meaningful to them, an extra-special gift to our seniors who endured a school year turned upside down by the COVID 19 crisis! […]

Mr. Bintz

Chatham CSD Mourns the Loss of Jonathan Bintz

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the loss of Jonathan Bintz, who passed away unexpectedly on July 2. Since 2017, Mr. Bintz taught band at Chatham High School, where his talents as both an instructor and a musician were unmistakable. He was both respected and admired by those he taught and […]

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Bookends Brighten Library’s Collection

Chatham High School’s Drawing & Painting Class, taught by Patrice Tomaso, shared their artistic talents by decorating bookends for their school’s library. “They add so much color and joy to the library and we can’t thank them enough,” said CHS librarian Donna Eager.

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Board Awards Diploma to WWII Veteran

In recognition of a local veteran’s service during World War II and of the knowledge and experience he gained while in the service, the Chatham Central School District Board of Education posthumously awarded William Henry Silliman with a local high school diploma.  The Board took this action at the request of Mr. Silliman’s granddaughter, Kim Czyzewski, […]

PSA: Why I Chose to Get Vaccinated

Students in Questar III’s New Visions Visual & Performing Arts and New Visions Medical programs recently collaborated to create a short public service announcement (PSA) that highlights why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to beat COVID! Information about local vaccination locations is available on the Columbia […]