Chatham Central School District

John Thorsen, Principal

NEWS

Chris Herren Calls on Students to "Write Your Own Story"

Chris Herren talks to students in auditoriumFormer NBA player and recovering addict Chris Herren was at Chatham High School April 11 to talk with our students about drugs, alcohol, and self-worth. Herren's visit to our school was a remarkable event made possible through a partnership with Columbia Pathways to Recovery as well as a grant from the Chatham Education Foundation and other community donors. Herren also spoke to parents and our community at large during a second event hosted by CPR that evening. The Register Star was there to cover Herren's in-school visit. Read article...


Take Action Night

students with take action night displayOn April 6, sophomores took on social ills that exist in today’s world with a multi-faceted exhibit. The exhibit stemmed from a research and writing project that went well beyond the classroom. In it, CHS English teacher Tanya Russell encouraged her students to do more than make observations about a particular atrocity or human rights violation, to take it a step further by creating projects with real-world purpose, projects that took action. Learn more...


Suicide Prevention Starts with You

Student perform skit during Yellow Ribbon training While suicide accounts for thousands of deaths each year, it is entirely preventable. With this in mind, Chatham High School’s Yellow Ribbon Team led suicide prevention training for every student in their school over the course of March 24 and 27. The Yellow Ribbon Team, 38 students in all, presented their peers with the facts, warning signs, and risk factors of suicide, as well as simple ways to get help if they or someone they know ever needs it. Learn more...


St. Baldricks Event Raises Cash for Cancer Research

Volnteers have thier heads shaved at St. Baldrick's event in CHS gymOn Sunday, March 19th the CHS Community Service Club hosted Chatham's 7th annual St. Baldrick's event in the CHS gym. Community members, students, and alumni came together to shave their heads, donate to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and support the event. St. Baldrick’s uses the funds raised to support life-saving research and fight childhood cancers. The shaving was done compliments of Shear Images. Totals for the money raised are still coming in and we won’t have a good estimate for a couple of weeks. See more photos...


Pro Cellist Leads Masterclasses at CHS & CMS

Sarah Miller plays with the CHS orchestraOrchestra students enjoyed having an artist-in-residence when professional cellist Sarah Miller visited Chatham March 13. Ms. Miller performed for the students, shared some of her considerable technique, and ran a series of masterclasses with students at the high school and middle school. HS/MS strings teacher Courtney Miller invited Sarah to Chatham to talk to her students about being a professional musician and to give a little inspiration to those who are preparing for the NYSSMA Solo & Small Ensemble Festival this April. Learn more...


Taste of Genetics

Student with DNA modelLiving Environment students had a great time conceptualizing what a DNA double helix looks like (and devouring their models afterward) during a recent lab on genetics. Each student received a template strand and had to write in the complementary strand, symbolizing DNA replication. They used different colored marshmallows to represent the four nitrogenous bases that make up DNA, and Twizzlers to represent the sides of the DNA "ladder." Learn more...


Three's the Charm for E-Week Contest Winner

Katharine Schassler with her logoCongratulations to senior Katharine Schassler on her amazing three-peat success in the Capital District Engineers Week (E-Week) logo design competition. Katharine’s design was chosen as the competition’s 2017 winner, making her their winner for the third year in a row! She receives a $500 cash award and her design will become the official E-Week logo for 2018. “Putting ideas into motion, turning the gears, moving forward, that is the idea I had,” Katharine said about her submission. Learn more...


Honor Roll

CHS is proud to announce the names of our students who earned honors and high honors for the second quarter of 2016-17. See who made the grade...


Evan Mickle and Baylee CoxPanthers Tapped for Exceptional Senior Game

Congratulations to Chatham High School varsity basketball players Evan Mickle and Baylee Cox, who were selected to play in our league's Exceptional Senior Basketball Games March 14th.

Both games take place at Stillwater High School, with the girls game starting at 6:00 p.m. and the boys game starting at 7:30 p.m. These games showcase our region's top senior talent.


Robotics Team At FIRST® Regional Robotics Competition

Robotics team poses with thier robotOne of Chatham High School’s newest clubs was hard at work this winter, staying long after school and even putting in time over the weekends to design and build a robot to compete in the New York Tech Valley FIRST® Regional Robotics Competition. On March 17, Chatham competed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, taking on 36 other teams in an arena-style competition that combined creativity and ingenuity with sport. 
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Technology Rollout is Music to Students' Ears

students using ipads in music class Music students were in for a treat when their teachers unveiled brand new iPad Pros for use in class! As part of Chatham CSD’s technology driven learning goals, the music department received a set of iPad Pros in every building. Pictured are students in the High School’s new Chamber Ensemble class working with a program to create their own live loop compositions. The students were excited to be able to work with this new equipment in addition to the Chromebooks they are using in their core classes. Learn more...


Physical Education Leadership Award

Joe Hunter and Danielle Wallace with their awardsCongratulations to seniors Joe Hunter and Danielle Wallace, Chatham High School’s recipients of the 2016-2017 Physical Education Leadership Award. Joe and Danielle were honored at an awards banquet hosted by the Capital Zone New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance on February 12th at Mallozzi's Ballroom in Schenectady. Our physical education department chose Joe and Danielle for this honor because they have displayed a high level of physical performance, scholastic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities, and outstanding service to their school and community.


Students of the Quarter

CHS congratulates our Students of the Quarter for second quarter! These students were selected by our faculty to be honored for their fine work and contribution to the class. See list of awardees...


Excellence in Effort Award

CHS congratulates all students who earned our Excellence in Effort Award for second quarter. Teachers nominate students to receive this award, which recognizes individuals for their diligence, reliability, and motivation in class. See list of awardees...

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    NHS Induction May 3

National Honor Society induction Wednesday, May 3, 7pm in the HS auditorium.

 

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