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Chatham Middle School Evacuated Tuesday Because of "Sparking" on Telephone Pole

September 20, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Students were evacuated from the Chatham Middle School on Tuesday afternoon as a precautionary measure after some "sparking" was discovered on a telephone pole near the school. 

According to Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa, "There was some sparking on one of the telephone poles located along the fence line near the Borough DPW building. The ...

Chatham BOE Awards $3 Million Auditorium Contract; School District Enrollment "Has Stabilized"

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education awarded a $3 million contract for renovations to the Chatham High School auditorium at its regular meeting held Monday night.

The BOE unanimously approved the award of the contract to John O'Hara Company of East Orange. Previously, the board rejected the lowest bid twice when the project was sent out for bid. The awarded contract for $3,026,603 ...

Chatham High Students Named Finalists in Global Ideas for Action

Several Chatham High School students from the Research Club have been named finalists in the 3rd Annual Global Ideas for Action Youth Competition. The CHS team is one of only six finalist teams in the competition, which included hundreds of registrants and competing teams from twenty-two countries across five continents.

The CHS team is comprised of current students Indira Roy, Stephen Ratner, ...

Chatham High School Marching Band Inspires with “Land of the Free” for Fall 2017 Season

CHATHAM, NJ - The “sounds of fall” have been in the air as the Chatham High School Marching
Cougars continue to polish their 2017 field show for audiences across the state to enjoy. While many were enjoying their final days of summer away from Chatham, the 50 student members of the CHS Marching Band spent 10 hours per day at school preparing for the 2017 competition and performance ...

Chatham Planning Board Approves BOE Referendum Projects for Milton, Chatham Middle School

CHATHAM,  NJ - Plans for the capital improvement referendum projects at Milton Avenue School and the Chatham Middle School were given unanimous approval by the Chatham Borough Planning Board on Wednesday night. Each vote was 5-0.

The Chatham BOE agreed to the replacement of trees that will be lost during the construction. Work is expected to begin this fall and be completed by the ...

Chatham Students Named Finalists in All-American High School Film Festival

Chatham High School senior Eitan Miller and 2017 graduate Jessica Zheng have been named finalists in the All-American High School Film Festival.

Miller directed his film, Love Letter, this summer as a part of a 24-hour film competition by NJ Film School in New Providence. His film will be shown 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Zheng wrote and directed her film, Unforgotten, as an assignment in ...

Chatham's Washington Avenue School Adds fourth Kindergarten Class; Policy on Vaping Being Written

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa announced that Washington Avenue Elementary School has added a fourth kindergarten class, alleviating the concerns voiced by Chatham mothers last month at the Chatham Board of Education meeting.

LaSusa also reported at Monday's BOE meeting that the district is discussing policy changes that would curb the growing concern ...

Lafayette School Becomes First in Chatham District to Earn "Sustainable Jersey" Certification

CHATHAM, NJ - Lafayette School has earned bronze status certification by "Sustainable Jersey" it was announced by Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa at the meeting of the board of education on Monday night.

According to LaSusa, it is the first school in the district to earn certification and it gives Chatham more opportunity to apply for grants.

Sustainable Jersey for ...

Chatham BOE Again Rejects Bids for Renovation of CHS Auditorium as Over Budget; Will Negotiate a Price

CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams has again rejected bids for the renovation of the Chatham High School auditorium and will now negotiate a price with bidders, it was announced on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education.

It was the second time that bids for the capital improvement project at CHS were rejected for being over ...

Life-Changing Welcomes, Learnings Part of The Connection's ESL Program

SUMMIT, NJ - If you could change a life in just a couple hours a week, would you?

Kim and his family relocated from South Korea to New Jersey when he accepted a spot in Rutgers' School of Public Affairs and Administration degree program. They chose Summit, as many do, for its strong sense of community, proximity to New York City, and the opportunities for their children.

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St. Patrick School Welcomes New Student Council Leaders with 2017 Installation Ceremony

September 19, 2017

The St. Patrick School community welcomed its new student council leadership with an installation ceremony held on Tuesday, September 19. The ceremony opened with a processional song “We Are Called” and presentation of the seven student officers and ten class representatives accompanied by Student Council Moderators/Teachers Nancy Johnson, Maureen Pridham, ...