Queen Margaret (Heather Damia) King Henry (Claire Van Acker),and Prince Edward Ian Friermuth

“Henry the VI Part 2 & 3” at CHS Nov. 15 & 16

England’s bloody War of the Roses rages on the Chatham High School stage in a way only William Shakespeare can tell. The curtain rises on Henry the VI Part 2 & 3 this Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Bickering and backstabbing turn into all-out war as competing houses Lancaster (represented […]

Veterans and students folding U.S. flag

CMS Honors Veterans

Chatham Middle School students honored local veterans with a special assembly open to area veterans, current servicemen and servicewomen, and their families. This year’s Veterans Day Celebration was held November 8th and included remarks by Superintendent Sal DeAngelo, CMS Principal Mike Burns, students, staff, and a featured veteran speaker, Brian Simmons. Mr. Simmons, who was […]

students making flyers

Q & U Wedding

Mrs. Winter and Mr. Botsford’s Language Concepts classes celebrated a wedding reception for the letters Q and U on November 7th! They sent out formal invitations to faculty and administrators to join them in celebrating that Q and U are always together! They made QU crafts, wore fancy veils and bow ties, and snacked on […]

students pose with food items on table

Perky Panthers Perk Up MED

The CMS Life Skills class’s very own Perky Panthers have a new location – they are now permanently operating at MED. On October 25th, The Perky Panthers were there serving up coffee, tea, hot cocoa and apple cider to CCSD staff. They baked pumpkin muffins, too. Perky Panthers is a student-run beverage and treats business […]

“Reel” Life Motivation: CMS Partners with Crandell Theatre for Innovative Learning Experience

Audiences at the non-profit Crandell Theatre in Chatham are enjoying a new public service announcement (PSA), thanks to students from Chatham Middle School’s Arbor Academy and Michael Stead, Instructional Innovation Coach for the Chatham Central School District. The 30 second video, which uses a combination of drawing, animation and sound effects, shows filmgoers where to […]

firefighter in gear high-fives student

Fire Prevention Day

Volunteer firefighters from local fire companies all over the Chatham Central School District visited MED November 1 for Fire Prevention Day. They brought along their trucks and firefighting gear to show the students and, during assemblies held in front of the school, shared what to do in the case of a fire emergency at home. […]

students on boardwalk looking into tall marsh grass

O&R Club Takes On “Hike Five Challenge”

Exciting news for Chatham High’s Outdoor and Recreation Club: this year they are taking on the Columbia County Land Conservancy’s (CLC) “Hike Five Challenge.” In order to complete the challenge, they must hike five of the ten Public Conservation Areas in Columbia County. In total, there are more than 30 miles of trails within these […]

MED Music Room Reopened

October 29, 2019 Dear MED Parent/Guardian, I wanted to let you know that we have completed remediation of the vermiculite found in the Elementary School’s music room and have reopened the room for use. Earlier this month, I wrote to inform you that we had closed the music room due to the discovery of loose […]

man and girl making play-doh and toothpick sculptures at table

Kindergarten STEM

Our kindergarten students did a STEM activity October 25 to foster deeper thinking skills. Parents were invited into the classroom to help students build three-dimensional shapes using play-dough and toothpicks.  Students had a great time creating shapes of all kinds, from cubes to pyramids. By the end of the activity they were inventing their own […]