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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. […]

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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 […]

Annual Notification of Availability of Asbestos Management Plan

2019-2020 Annual Notification Availability of the Asbestos Management Plan From: Superintendent of Schools DATE: October 2019 In compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), an asbestos re-inspection of Asbestos Containing Building Material (ACBM) was performed in each school. The inspection findings are in the Asbestos Re-inspection Binder and […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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CMS Unity Day

Some pictures from CMS’ first ever Unity Day on October 22. A total surprise to students, they began the day at an exciting assembly with American Beatbox Champion Mark Martin and two-time World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady, who dropped some beats on stage, talked about overcoming obstacles, and showed students how to do a little […]

100% Human-made Music

American Beatbox Champion Mark Martin and two-time World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady dropped into Chatham CSD to drop some world-class beats, talk about overcoming obstacles and achieving success, and show students how to harness the power of their voices. Their two-day visit included assemblies for students prek-12 and classroom workshops with our middle and high […]

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Students Unite for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion with Orange

October 23rd was National Unity Day. Students and staff joined others across the Nation and wore orange to school to send a message of support, show that we are united against bullying, and promote a culture of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Here are some photos of all that orange at MED. Springer got in on […]

hand-drawn poster showing different safety features of a school bus

Bus Safety Week

I would like to thank all of our bus drivers for the work they do each day to safely transport our students to and from school. Please join me in celebrating National School Bus Safety Week this week. The theme of 2019’s National School Bus Safety Week, October 21-25, is “My School Bus, The Safest […]