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Four Chatham Teams Earn Scholar Athlete Status

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) recognized four Chatham varsity teams as Scholar Athlete Teams for the Fall, 2020 athletic season. NYSPHSAA deems a team scholarly when at least 75 percent of the athletes on the roster hold a collective grade point average (GPA) of 90 or better. The Panthers’ girls […]

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Emergency Electrical Repairs at CHS

Some photos from the emergency work taking place December 3 to restore power to the High School after high voltage wires leading to the building failed. The work is expected to take several days to complete. We have received delivery of a temporary generator that has been hooked up to the building, which provides ample […]

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Chatham Welcomes New Administrator of Educational Services

Please welcome Lisa Ruud to the Chatham Central School District. As Chatham’s new administrator of educational services, Dr. Ruud heads up curriculum development and instruction, as well as the District’s targeted supports for individual students.  “I’m very pleased for the opportunity to build upon the great things that are happening here,” Ruud said. “What attracted […]

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Deputy Van Alstyne Lends Hand to CMS Guidance Programs

Our school resource deputy, Travis Van Alstyne, has been helping the CMS guidance program this month. He presented the NetSmartz cybersafety curriculum to our 6th graders, during which he reviewed with the students things like being safe on social media and video games, not engaging with strangers, not sharing pictures, addresses or other personal info, […]

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CHS Inducts 22 Into NHS

Chatham High School honored 22 outstanding seniors who, as juniors last spring, qualified for National Honor Society. Our socially distanced induction ceremony took place virtually the evening of November 16. Acceptance into NHS is reserved for students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Congratulations to Chatham’s newest members of […]

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CMS Veterans Day Celebration

Chatham Middle School celebrates Veterans Day, 2020 with a special video honoring all veterans of our armed services. This year’s featured veteran is Medal of Honor recipient and Chatham graduate Frank R. Fratellenico.

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CMS Welcomes Newest Key Communicators

Congratulations to Chatham Middle School’s newest key communicators, who are sixth graders Bailey McShane, Amelia Strattman, Sage Schrader, Rosilee Forrest, Aden Wiessner, Dayaa Powell, Taylor Kubisek, Nicholas Lyons, Josephine Moore, Axel Vose, Riley Wilson, Bryanna Geerholt, Sydney DeLuca, and Mason Hutchinson. Key communicators in grades six through eight act as peer leaders and as liaisons […]

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Halloween Photos

Students, both in school and learning remotely, as well as staff celebrated Halloween today at CCSD. Whether it was costumes or engaging in (mad)scientific dissection of pumpkins, we had some spooky fun!  

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Nothing Says “Halloween” Like a Jack-o’-lantern!

To celebrate Halloween this year, Mrs. Winter’s Language Concepts 3-5 Class carved a pumpkin! The students picked shapes for the pumpkin’s face, chose his unique name, and thought he should follow school rules by wearing a mask! The pumpkin was donated by CCSD transportation mechanic Wally Engel, who won the pumpkin and carving kit in […]

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School Board Recognition Week

October 19-23 was School Board Recognition Week. As Board members, Craig Simmons (President), Patricia Wilson (Vice President), Denise Barry, Muriel Faxon, Matthew Fisch, Destiny Hallenbeck, and Beth Hover take on one of the most important citizen responsibilities – overseeing the education of our community’s children. As volunteers, they do not receive any compensation for the […]