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Vases for Seniors

Chatham Middle School’ National Junior Honor Society has long held a strong connection with area seniors. For her National Junior Honor Society service credit, Taylor VanWie is utilizing recycled glass bottles and lokta paper to create beautiful vases for area nursing homes. This week, she delivered several of her vases, filled with fresh cut flowers, […]

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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 […]


Letters Connect Young and Old

Social distancing doesn’t mean disconnecting from others – it means connecting in new ways, or in the case of CMS, through the art of traditional letter writing! Our National Junior Honor Society usually visits nursing homes in our area, but with that currently not possible, the students are now putting pen to paper and sending […]

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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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February Students of the Month

Chatham Middle School has named the following as February’s Students of the Month. The CMS faculty selected these students based on their effort and good character; congratulations to (left to right) sixth graders Daimiyn Bonhotel and Madisyn Domkoski, seventh graders Taylor Van Wie and Josh Herbest, Jr., and eighth graders Nole Zaik and Kaili Gibson.

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Students Make Healthy Meals

Eighth grade Family and Consumer Science students learned about healthy eating during a workshop and presentation with guest educators from the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook. Students created kale, apple, and confetti salads made with fresh ingredients including baby kale, carrots, apples, and original dressings.  

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Holocaust Author Visits Chatham

Chatham CSD hosted Chicago-based author Fern Schumer Chapman on February 28 to speak with students at both the High School and Middle School. Ms. Chapman, who has published five books pertaining to the Holocaust and immigration, gave a presentation in the CHS library and led a workshop with freshman pre-AP students before heading over to […]

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NCBI Talks Stereotypes

Chatham Middle School’s student NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute) leaders taught 6th graders about the concept of stereotypes. The students discussed times they felt boxed in by the stereotypes people have about gender, size, or even being a teenager, and shared their perceptions about things like social media and different “isms.”