Snow/Inclement Weather Closings and Delays FAQ
With wintery weather upon us, CCSD wanted to provide parents with answers to frequently asked questions in regards to snow and other weather related closings and delays. View Closings and Delays FAQ...
CCSD Adds Option of Three Hour Delay
Chatham Central Schools has added a three hour delay to our options for emergency closings/delays. Having the option to call either a two or three hour delay gives our school greater flexibility when it comes to keeping students safe and minimizing disruptions to their learning during our often cold and snowy winter months. Learn more...
Birds of Prey and Reptiles Visit MED
Students in Ms. Hasbrook’s, Mr. Botsford’s and Mrs. Maraglio’s classes got up close and personal with some fascinating animals January 16th. The students have been studying reptiles and birds of prey in science, so Ms. Hasbrook invited Bill Robinson of Wildlife Lectures to visit and share his vast knowledge of these creatures. He brought along a red tailed hawk, turkey vulture, great horned owl, falcon, king snake, even an alligator, and shared each animal's adaptations for survival and role in the ecosystem.
Alumni Share Realities of College and Workplace
A panel of CCSD alumni visited CHS January 16 to discuss their real-world college and career experiences with the senior class. Members of the panel included students currently attending college, an engineer working in the field of submarines, and a local entrepreneur. The event was coordinated by the school guidance department in conjunction with the English 12 Career & College Readiness class, which all seniors at CHS take. Special thanks to Chatham alumni Lucie Castaldo, Aimee Palleschi, Sarah Patzwahl, Alejandro del Peral, Annabelle Hinkle, Caleb Gregg, and Caitlin Gilligan for participating.
Orchestra Students to Perform in Rensselaer All County
Congratulations to thirteen students from the CHS Orchestra who will be performing in the Rensselaer County All County Music Festival on January 31st at Troy High School. They are violinists Shay Calkins, Stephanie Tyski, Jessica Tremper, Micaela Conte and Breanna Haner; violists Tyrene Campbell and Jessica Adee; cellists Meghan Mercier, Ana Verma, Natakoa Golden, Valerie Kerner and Anne Seefeldt; and Gianni Polhemus on bass.
Model Congress Club Returns Award to CHS
The CHS Model Congress Club had tremendous success at the 75th Model Congress event at American International College in Springfield, MA January 8-10. The event is a three-day academic competition simulating the US Legislative Branch and attracts teams from schools throughout New England and NY. Chatham students presented three bills, passed two, and took home the team spirit award for the second year in a row! Learn more...
Board Considering Veterans’ Tax Exemption
The Board of Education is currently considering the adoption of a property tax exemption that would benefit certain military veterans living in the Chatham Central School District. The tax break veterans would see would not be reimbursed by the State, therefore, property owners not eligible for the exemption would see an increase in their tax rates to cover the difference. The Board held a public hearing on the Alternative Veterans’ Tax Exemption January 13. The Board plans to make a decision prior to March 1st whether or not to offer veterans this exemption. While the considers the exemption, it encourages all District residents to make your opinions known to the Board. Learn more...
District Plans Emergency Access Road Project
School officials are developing a plan for an emergency access road to Chatham Central School District’s main campus. The new emergency-use-only road would provide a secondary way for emergency vehicles to access the campus in the event that the main drive was blocked. The project, which is still in the developmental phase, would consist of a gated, twenty-foot wide gravel road running from the district office parking lot on the easternmost side of MED out through an adjacent parcel of land owned by the Village of Chatham, where it would connect with Shore Road. It is estimated at a cost of approximately $700,000. Learn more...
Students Tapped for All County Jazz Ensemble
Congratulations to CHS music students Jack McKeon, Gabriel Horn, Joshua Gianfrancesco, Kaitlyn Menegio-Stahl, Dylan Devito, and Gianni Polhemus, who have all been selected to perform in the All County Jazz Ensemble. Students selected for All County are among the top high school jazz musicians in the county and are chosen based on recommendations from their instrumental teachers. They will be performing at New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School on February 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Hour of Code
This December, students in Chatham Central Schools participated in the Hour of Code - an international effort designed to increase awareness of computer programming. Fourth and fifth grade students at MED, technology students at CMS, and computer science students at CHS all logged on to code.org to learn about the ever increasing importance of code in our daily lives and try a little computer programming themselves. Learn more...
Chatham CSD Now on Twitter
For the convenience of our social media users, Chatham Central School District is now on Twitter. You can follow our tweets about school news and updates by visiting https://twitter.com/ChathamCSD. Superintendent Cheryl Nuciforo is also now on Twitter, you can follow her feed at https://twitter.com/Supt_Nuciforo.
A link to both Twitter feeds can also be found here on our website, just look for the blue birdie.
CHS Fields Scholar Athlete Teams
Seven of our fall athletic teams were named Scholar Athlete Teams by the NYSPHSAA, an honor only bestowed upon teams that have a combined grade point average of 90 or better. Chatham’s boys varsity soccer, girls varsity soccer, boys cross country, girls cross country, girls volleyball, golf, and tennis teams all recently received this recognition for the fall, 2014 season. Each team will receive a certificate for the school as well as for each student-athlete who contributed to their team's overall GPA. Learn more...
Board Votes to Postpone Consolidation and Develop New Plan
At its December 2nd, 2014 meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a resolution to develop a new consolidation proposal, based on the District’s long-term plan, during the 2015-16 school year. This resolution officially cancels the Board’s June 25, 2013 decision to consolidate Chatham Central School District into two school buildings and repurpose Chatham Middle School by September, 2015. The Board elected not to set a deadline for development of the new consolidation plan. The District plans to engage the community in developing its long term plan in spring, 2015.
District Launches "Parent Portal"
Parents of CCSD students can now track their child's progress at school online using our new Parent Portal, an Internet based program accessible through our District's website. The Parent Portal allows our parents to electronically access certain educational records about their student, including schedules, grades, attendance, and discipline. In order to access the portal, parents will need to sign up for an individualized account through their child's school using the form provided below. For more information, please read the following letter and FAQ sent home to parents September 10th.