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Spanish in Kindergarten

Young children pick up languages very quickly, and learning Spanish is now part of our kindergartners’ regular studies! Once a week, Spanish teacher Jennifer Powell visits each kindergarten class for fun-filled lessons, games and songs that familiarize students with español. This new language-learning initiative is the first to be rolled out in Chatham’s Spanish in […]

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The Science of Addiction

Cortney Lovell, who is an outspoken advocate for addiction recovery supports and a person in long-term recovery herself, visited CMS on January 9 to speak with our 8th grade Health students about addiction. Along with discussing the science behind substance dependency, she shared with them her personal story of addiction, the hope of recovery, and […]

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Helping the Homeless

On January 9, the CMS Service Club made over 200 sandwiches that went to homeless agencies in Albany. January is a busy time for shelters due to “code blues” that go into effect due to cold weather.  

Paige Lee-Eaton and Mrs. Williams

Dress Like a Teacher Day

CHS is holding a spirit week leading up to Panther Pride Day on January 11. Each day features a different dress-up theme leading up to a pep rally at the end of the week. Here are a few photos from Tuesday’s theme, which was “Dress Like a Teacher Day!”

Kamryn Hanson and Robert Bruso

Hanson, Bruso Nominated for Siena Courage Award

Chatham Middle School is proud to announce that eighth graders Kamryn Hanson and Robert Bruso are the school’s nominees for the Siena College Student Courage Award, which honors students who actively promote the ideal of a just and inclusive society that values diversity and uniqueness. Kamryn exhibits internal strength to cope with the ups and […]

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MED House Activity Day

During a surprise assembly on December 18, MED announced its new House structure. Students were assigned to one of four houses – House Red, Green, Blue, or Purple – in which they will participate in new House Activity Day events together. Each house has a mix of students from pre-k through grade five, and every […]

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“E-M-P-H-A-T-I-C” Spells Win for 6th Grader

Liam Drowne, a sixth grader at Chatham Middle School, is Chatham Central School District’s newest Spelling Champion. During CCSD’s Spelling Bee December 12, Liam correctly spelled “emphatic” to clinch the title and earn a spot at the Capital Region Spelling Bee held at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady on February 4! Eighth grader Lucia Bigelow and […]