Deputy Rosenstrach wearing tie-dyed smock and making clay object

Deputy Rosenstrach Goes to Art Class

In her role as a resource who students can go to if they ever need help, School Resource Deputy Kelly Rosenstrach is always looking to interact with and get to know our students, as trust is built upon relationships. And with Chatham being a school and all, sometimes that means she gets to learn cool […]

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House Dancing

January 24 was a house activity day at MED. Students in our four respective houses at donned their house colors and enjoyed music and dancing during lunchtime!

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Cross-County Orchestra

Eleven Chatham High School Orchestra students performed with the Rensselaer All-County Honors Orchestra (what we at Chatham call Cross-County as we participate in Rensselaer County’s event because we are the only school in Columbia County with an orchestra). The concert, which showcases top student talent from the area, took place January 18 at Lansingburgh CSD. […]

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Board Game Mix-It-Up

The 6th grade so enjoyed their Mix It Up At Lunch event this past fall that their Key Communicator students organized another one to break up January. They planned out seating where everyone sat with different students who they may not hang around with and arranged for every table to have a board game to […]

student kneading dough

Art Fun Friday

Mr. Botsford’s Language Concepts class took a mini field trip to the art room on Friday! With the help of a few friends, they experimented with creating their own air-dry clay. A messy good time was had by all! The class is looking forward to scheduling another Art Fun Friday event in February.

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Panthers Collect for Coaches vs. Cancer

Chatham Panther athletes helped raise $402 in donations for Coaches vs. Cancer during Chatham’s Panther Pride Day January 11. Their efforts were part of a larger fundraising across the Patroon Conference. Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to fund cancer fighting initiatives. Thanks […]

students lying on floor listening to Dr. Killea in CMS library

Key Communicators “Mindful” of Midterms

On January 21, seventh graders conducted mindfulness exercises under the direction of CCSD’s psychologist coach, Dr. Anita Kilea. Mindfulness is a calming meditative practice achieved by focusing awareness inward and on the present moment to realize and accept one’s emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations. Tuesday’s sessions were born out of discussions with the seventh grade’s […]

teacher and students sitting on floor looking at card with red robin and Spanish word Rojo

Spanish in Kindergarten

Young children pick up languages very quickly, and learning Spanish is now part of our kindergartners’ regular studies! Once a week, Spanish teacher Jennifer Powell visits each kindergarten class for fun-filled lessons, games and songs that familiarize students with español. This new language-learning initiative is the first to be rolled out in Chatham’s Spanish in […]