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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!  

teacher carving pumpkin with three students

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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Thanks for the Tables!

CHS, CMS and MED now have several picnic tables on campus that allow for social distancing and activities outside such as classes and lunch, thanks to the generosity of our community. A great addition for days with nice weather, such as today! Chatham High School’s principal, John Thorsen, contacted Columbia County Fair Board member Eric […]

students wearing masks sitting six feet apart at desks sex feet

Welcome Back Students!

This week, we have started our transition back to in-person learning with one grade at each building  being reintroduced each day over the course of the week. Things look a little different with all our new safety measures in place, but it’s great to see students back in our classrooms! Pictured here are 5th graders […]

box with masks

PTA Donates Masks, Lanyards

A shout out to the MED PTA for their donation of masks for our staff! The PTA used money it raised from its bookfairs to provide lightweight, breathable masks with fun prints prints on them to make things a little more fun for our returning students! Along with the masks, the PTA has also provided […]

Chalk Drawing on sidewalk that says "Great year ahead"

Opening Day for Staff 2020-21

September 8 was our 2020-21 opening day for staff. At the entrance to Mary E. Dardess Elementary School, the PTA had chalked up some inspiring messages to celebrate their arrival at school.

Deputy Van Alstyne

Chatham Welcomes School Resource Deputy Van Alstyne 

Chatham Central School District welcomes Deputy Travis Van Alstyne as our new School Resource Deputy (SRD). Deputy Van Alstyne was assigned to our District this spring and we look forward to having him on campus full time once our schools reopen. He is likely a familiar face to many in our school community. Professionally, Deputy […]

sign that says congrats 5th graders

5th Grade Drive-Thru Moving Up Celebration

Here are a few photos from our 5th Grade Drive-Thru Moving up Celebration. The faculty and staff at MED were out in front of the entrance and around the circle to wave and cheer our fifth graders on as their families drove up to receive their Moving Up certificates!