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Service Club Visits Camphill Ghent

The CMS Service Club visited Camphill Ghent for their October service event. They cleaned out gardens, cleared roots for replanting, trimmed black-eyed susans, gathered seeds and replanted. Camphill Ghent is a residential community for senior citizens. Students engaged with some of the residents who shared their experiences as they worked together.

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6th Graders Mix It Up at Lunch

Things got all mixed up for 6th graders at lunch on October 30. In this social-barrier-challenging event, part of Bully Prevention Month at the Middle School, students were assigned to sit at a table with students who they don’t usually socialize with. Student Key Communicators (pictured in the group photo) planned fun, get-to-know-you group activities […]

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Harvest Fest

Students in the CMS mentoring program and their mentors hosted a Harvest Festival for Headstart and MED PreK students on October 25. In this annual event, the middle schoolers paired up with a preschool buddy for a morning of fall-themed fun with games, arts & crafts, and snacks. Hosting this event gives middle school students […]

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CMS Unity Day

Some pictures from CMS’ first ever Unity Day on October 22. A total surprise to students, they began the day at an exciting assembly with American Beatbox Champion Mark Martin and two-time World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady, who dropped some beats on stage, talked about overcoming obstacles, and showed students how to do a little […]

100% Human-made Music

American Beatbox Champion Mark Martin and two-time World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady dropped into Chatham CSD to drop some world-class beats, talk about overcoming obstacles and achieving success, and show students how to harness the power of their voices. Their two-day visit included assemblies for students prek-12 and classroom workshops with our middle and high […]

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NCBI Training Takes on Bullying at CMS

Select students participated in the Middle School’s annual National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) training October 2nd and 3rd. The CMS Guidance & Counseling department hosts this two-day workshop as part of the school’s ongoing character education program. The target of the training is to empower students to address prejudice, stereotyping, and bullying in their school […]

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Miles Performs with NY-ACDA Honor Choir

The weekend of August 10th and 11th, rising freshman Anna Miles represented Chatham at the New York American Choral Directors Association’s Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir. This prestigious ensemble includes exceptional 7th and 8th grade music students from across New York State with acceptance based on teacher recommendations and scores from their performances at the […]

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Learning Branches Into Creative World at Arbor Academy

Visual learning, creative exploration, STEAM activities, wellness, design thinking – these and more are at play this summer at the Middle School’s Arbor Academy.   Students are currently experimenting with iPad cameras and iMovie software as they begin to develop video projects as a team – a great way to hone critical thinking skills and […]