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Thanks for the Masks!

Chatham Central School District is pleased to be the beneficiary of washable cloth masks crafted by our own community members! The District provided the masks to our essential, front line staff working in Food Service, Transportation, Child Care, Cleaning and Maintenance. We would like to thank the Mighty Masketeers of Columbia County, Kate Boehme, and […]

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Continuity of Instruction

During this unprecedented time, ongoing learning remains essential for our students as the foundation for their future grades, courses, and post-secondary plans.  For the duration of the extended school closure Chatham Central Schools is providing instruction that is designed to support students in their journey through K-12 education through an online platform. PARTICIPATION All students […]

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Memory Project Video

A follow up to a story we featured in January, The Memory Project was able to deliver our students’ portraits to the children in Malaysia just before the global shut down. Along with their thanks, The Memory Project sent our Fine Arts Workshop class this personalized video so our students could see the positive impact […]

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We Got This!

A little inspiration from CHS art teacher Patrice Tomaso. Everyone, Every Day!


Letters Connect Young and Old

Social distancing doesn’t mean disconnecting from others – it means connecting in new ways, or in the case of CMS, through the art of traditional letter writing! Our National Junior Honor Society usually visits nursing homes in our area, but with that currently not possible, the students are now putting pen to paper and sending […]

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DNA Models

In early March in Mrs. Decker’s Living Environment class, students created their very own models of DNA. DNA is found in every single cell of the human body yet it is very difficult to conceptualize. After learning about all of the functions of DNA, students decided it was time to take learning into their own […]

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Nutrition On Wheels

Just as our District cafeteria program is delivering to students while school is out, so are the Nutrition Programs at MED, CMS, and CHS. These all-volunteer, staff-run programs, through partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, send food home with students throughout the school year to supplement the meals our kids get […]