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The Science of Addiction

Cortney Lovell, who is an outspoken advocate for addiction recovery supports and a person in long-term recovery herself, visited CMS on January 9 to speak with our 8th grade Health students about addiction. Along with discussing the science behind substance dependency, she shared with them her personal story of addiction, the hope of recovery, and […]

students making sandwiches at table

Helping the Homeless

On January 9, the CMS Service Club made over 200 sandwiches that went to homeless agencies in Albany. January is a busy time for shelters due to “code blues” that go into effect due to cold weather.  

Kamryn Hanson and Robert Bruso

Hanson, Bruso Nominated for Siena Courage Award

Chatham Middle School is proud to announce that eighth graders Kamryn Hanson and Robert Bruso are the school’s nominees for the Siena College Student Courage Award, which honors students who actively promote the ideal of a just and inclusive society that values diversity and uniqueness. Kamryn exhibits internal strength to cope with the ups and […]

students playing volleyball

The Holly Volley

A last-day-before-holiday-break tradition at CMS is the annual volleyball tournament. Teams from grades six, seven and eight as well as a faculty team duke it out for bragging rights. This year the 8th grade was the victorious student team, but fell to the faculty team in the last game.  

woman showing students how to chop vegetables

Eating Healthy Starts With Learning How To Cook

Guest educators from the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook lead a nutrition lesson for the 8th grade Family and Consumer Sciences class, which included the students making a healthy kale salad using fresh ingredients and learning how to safely use kitchen utensils.

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Holiday Mentor Feast

A tradition at CMS, students and mentors from the CMS mentoring program gathered together to enjoy a holiday feast before the holiday break. Along with turkey and all the trimmings, they enjoyed spending time together as a group and playing bingo. The mentor program pairs students with adult mentors from the community.  

Liam Drown at the microphone

“E-M-P-H-A-T-I-C” Spells Win for 6th Grader

Liam Drowne, a sixth grader at Chatham Middle School, is Chatham Central School District’s newest Spelling Champion. During CCSD’s Spelling Bee December 12, Liam correctly spelled “emphatic” to clinch the title and earn a spot at the Capital Region Spelling Bee held at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady on February 4! Eighth grader Lucia Bigelow and […]

Santa visits table with seniors

NJHS Holiday Senior Luncheon

Chatham Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) served up a holiday treat for area seniors on December 13. Their annual Holiday Senior Luncheon is a long-standing community favorite – with 75 guests visiting the Middle School this year to enjoy music, food, and holiday atmosphere. The day began with a lively holiday concert in […]

sixth graders Nate Tibbitts and Alexis Nehmens, seventh graders  Samantha Rickert and Mason Schermerhorn, and eighth 8th graders Lily Strattman and Jeremy Deane.

November Students of the Month

Chatham Middle School has named the following students as November’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 Nate Tibbitts and Alexis Nehmens, seventh graders Samantha Rickert and Mason Schermerhorn, and eighth graders Lily Strattman and Jeremy Deane.

seniors and students making crafts at tables

Service Club Visits Senior Living Center

The CMS Service Club took a trip to the Whittier Place Assisted Living Center in Ghent to spend time with the residents there. Together they made door hangings, played bingo and talked about the holidays, school activities, and their memories of Chatham.