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Animal Research Reports

Mrs. Winter’s Language Concepts 3-5 Class proudly finished their animal research reports this week! Their project included: using a spinner to assign them an animal, researching facts, creating a graphic organizer, forming complete sentences, and finally adding illustrations! They presented their projects to their peers and adults in the classroom!  

2021 Best Communities for Music Education Seal

CCSD Music Department Gains National Recognition

Chatham Central School District has been honored with a Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  The NAMM Foundation awards The Best Communities for Music Education designation to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide music access and education to all students. […]

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Gratitude Board

Some of our second and fourth graders have been hard at work learning about gratitude! They created these hearts as a way to remind everyone why they have so much gratitude for all of the staff at MED!

boy with large Titanic model

Student Brings it “Out of the Book” With 3-D Model

Abri Amorim, a fifth grade student in Maria Hogencamp’s class, was inspired by his class’ reading of Titanic; Voices from the Disaster to create a replica of the Titanic to “bring it out of the book.” Over three days, using only cardboard, paint, hot glue, and twinkle lights, he created this large replica of the […]

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Black History Month

In February, 3rd graders in Mrs. Riddick and Mrs. Decker’s class learned about Black History Month. Miss Jory, MED’s school psychologist, worked with the class to assign each student an important historical figure who was African-American, and students then researched their person to learn about their contributions to society. Mrs. Scott, MED’s art teacher, collaborated […]

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Students, Deputy Learn Dragons Love Tacos Too!

Our school resource deputy, Travis VanAlstyne, joined MED’s library media specialist, Chelsea Phillips, on March 3 for a kindergarten library class and read the book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. Students enjoyed hearing about how much dragons love eating tacos, and what happens when they eat something spicy! Then […]

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Big Numbers Equal Big Fun

Second graders in Mrs. Van Note’s class practiced their understanding of three-digit numbers by playing a guessing game. Each student explained a secret number using only place value clues to get their partner to guess the number.

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Students’ Tissue Box Monster Takes 3rd Place

Mrs. Winter’s Language Concepts 3-5 class participated in the Kinderhook Elks Lodge “Tissue Box Monster Contest” and won 3rd place! The Elks Lodge encouraged families to get creative and make their own monster designs. Mrs. Winter’s class made their monster together and made sure he was following COVID-9 with a mask! Thank you to the […]