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Board Tours Facilities Ahead of Capital Project Proposal

In anticipation of a capital improvement project for Chatham Central School District, the Board of Education toured the District’s five buildings – Chatham High School, Chatham Middle School, MED Elementary School, Bus Garage, and Chatham Public Library – on Saturday, January 6. The purpose of the tour and meeting that immediately followed was to allow […]

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New Building Access System @ MED

Visitors to MED this January may notice new security features, part of a new building access system Chatham Central Schools finished installing over the holiday break. The project replaced the elementary school’s aging building access system – used to “buzz” visitors into the building and allow staff to enter locked exterior doors using a card-reading sensor. […]

Mrs. Hogencamp's class sitting on the floor

5th Graders’ Crazy Creatures to be Published

In October, the students in Mrs. Hogencamp’s 5th grade class entered 100-word stories in the Crazy Creatures contest hosted by Young Writers. Each student created a crazy creature and wrote a mini saga inspired by it. In December, the class learned that, of the entries they submitted, 19 were selected to be published in a […]

Julia Rose and Ryan Thorsen

Julia Rose and Ryan Thorsen Tapped for HOBY

Julia Rose and Ryan Thorsen will represent Chatham High School at the 2018 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) at SUNY Oneonta this spring. This three-day event empowers high school sophomores to develop effective, ethical leadership skills that they can use to make positive impacts on their schools and communities. As part of Chatham’s commitment to […]

Dan Gemeinhart video chats with students

Readers Video Chat With Author

7th and 8th graders video-chatted with fiction writer Dan Gemeinhart, author of Scar Island, a book many of our middle school students have read as it was on their school’s Newbery Book Buzz List of suggested reading. Speaking from his home Washington State, Mr. Gemeinhart told the student about how he grew up in a military family and had to move […]

Dr. DeAngelo and Joe Intrieri hold up Joe's painting of woles in a snowy landscape.

Student’s Art in the Superintendent’s Office

This December, CHS senior Joseph Intrieri presented his painting “Road Trip” to Dr. DeAngelo for display in his office. Joe’s work of acrylic on paper depicts a pack of wolves on the move over a snow-covered landscape, the product of an art class project where students developed works with a winter theme. Throughout the year, the […]

Zuchini Brothers playing show at MED

MED Rocks with the Zucchini Brothers

The Zucchini Brothers dropped by MED December 18 to play a concert for all of Chatham’s elementary students. Students pre-k through grade 5 enjoyed Jack Zucchini’s, Sam Zucchini’s, and Steve Zucchini’s fun songs about riding on the school bus, eating fruit, being a holiday grouch, and what you get when you don’t brush your choppers (green […]

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NJHS Holiday Senior Luncheon

Chatham Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) served up more than just turkey at their annual Holiday Senior Luncheon – for the 62 guests who visited the Middle School on December 15 to spend time with our students, there was music, conversation, and holiday fun to boot. First, NJHS students escorted their guests to the auditorium for a lively holiday concert […]

Bill, Bob, and Wally outside the bus garage

CCSD Mechanics Prove a Little Ingenuity Goes a Long Way

As Chatham bus mechanics Robert Rafferty, William Cooley, and Walter Engle know, keeping our fleet of 50 school buses safe and ready to go often takes a little more than the regular maintenance they perform in our bus garage each day. If a bus experiences mechanical or other difficulties while out on the road, they respond to the scene […]