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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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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 […]

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A Snow Day? No, It’s Phys Ed!

What can learning from home look like? If you like snow, it looks awesome! CCSD physical education teachers took advantage of the recent snowfall by leading an Enjoy The Snow and Build a Snowman Activity Day.” They challenged student to get outside, build snowmen, make snow balls, and throw them using correct overhand throwing form!

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100 Drops, Not In A Bucket!

For the 100th day of school, students in 4th grade challenged themselves to see if they could put 100 drops of water on a penny! Many students succeeded with this challenge!!

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Students’ Art On Main Street

If you are on Main Street Chatham over the next few weeks, be sure to check out our students’ artwork at Willow & Oak. The student artists whose work is on display are Arianna Laurange (kindergarten), Jasmine Pulver (Kindergarten), Ariel Thomas (4th grade), Khloie Stuckart (4th grade), Lola Lezama (4th grade), Emily Engel (4th grade), […]

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Mentor Club Building Art Installation

Before the February break, students and staff in the MED Mentoring Program were busy braiding fabric in preparation for an outdoor art installation they are planning for later in the year.

Small Hats the Product of Students’ Big Hearts

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton The MED Knitting Club is embracing this idea by making hats for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Albany Medical Center. The club boasts 20 enthusiastic fifth graders who have a lot to be […]

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D.A.R.E. Graduation

Every student in Mary E. Dardess Elementary School’s fifth grade celebrated their successful completion of D.A.R.E. with a graduation ceremony held February 14. Students walked across the CHS stage to accept their certificates of completion from Principal Kristen Reno. D.A.R.E. educates students on how to make safe and responsible choices concerning drugs, violence, and in […]