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Funds Raised from Chatham 'Chili Bowl' will Be Super for Tri-County Scholarship Recipients Who Attend Chatham Schools

January 16, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - The Super Bowl is a national event, but Chatham resident John Carini is providing a pre-Super Bowl warmup activity - the "Chili Bowl" - a contest that will raise funds for the Tri-County Scholarship Fund.

Carini, a member of the Tri-County board, and Kristin Shannon, both of Chatham computer software company iEnterprises, are organizing the chili contest that will ...

Lafayette School Students Evacuated After Faulty Heat Detector Trips Fire Alarm

CHATHAM, NJ - Lafayette School students took an unscheduled brisk walk to the high school on Monday afternoon when a faulty heat detector caused the fire alarm to sound.

"We had an activated heat detector in classroom No. 8," Chatham Township Deputy Fire Chief Matt Chase said. "It was a damaged detector. It just tripped the alarm. No fire. No major emergency or anything to be ...

Behind-the-Scenes Preparation for the Chatham Middle School's Production of the Wizard of Oz

CHATHAM, NJ - If the actual play goes as well as the back-stage production, the "Wizard of Oz" at the Chatham Middle School is going to be a guaranteed hit.

On Saturday, volunteers gathered at the Chatham Middle School and rolled up their sleeves to help create props and paint them for the CMS production of the Wizard of Oz that will open Jan. 31 and also can be seen on Feb. 1 ...

Chatham Superintendent: Chatham Fourth-Grade Student Passed Away Thursday Night

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham School District parents and staff members were alerted to check for an email message from the superintendent on Friday morning, which announced the passing of Chatham fourth-grade student Tessa Handerhan.

Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that Handerhan died on Thursday night.

The Chatham Township Fire Department had been urging people to ...

Chatham High School will Host 'Weed Between the Lines' - Educational Program on Vaping and Marijuana Use

Chatham High School will host the program titled “Weed Between the Lines” for both junior and senior students and the community. “Weed Between the Lines” is an educational program on vaping and marijuana use.

Michael DeLeon, the founder of Steered Straight, will be presenting to 11th and 12th graders on January 15th during the school day.

DeLeon will also speak in ...

Play Unified Club of Chatham, NJ off to a Great Start for its 8th Year

CHATHAM, NJ - For eight years, Chatham High School and the ECLC School of New Jersey have been partnered up through the Play Unified Club at Chatham High School. ECLC is a school for students with intellectual disabilities from many towns in New Jersey, which aims to prepare its students for a seamless transition into careers.

At Chatham High School, 220 students participate in the Play ...

Chatham Board of Education Open Curriculum Meeting Featured Presentations in Mathematics, Design & Technology

CHATHAM, NJ – Which one doesn’t belong – flexible seating, technology integration, desmos, the Mathematic Twitter Blogosphere, Edpuzzle? They all belong. These words, including ‘which one doesn’t belong, were all used by K-12 Mathematics Supervisor Stacy Winters during a presentation before the school board on Monday, Dec. 17.

She was describing the changes in the ...

Chatham Superintendent Warns Parents of Confirmed Case of "Whooping Cough" at Chatham High School

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a notification to district parents on Monday informing them that there has been a confirmed case of Pertussis, more widely known as 'Whooping Cough" in the high school.

LaSusa noted that it is a "highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by a cough or a sneeze."

LaSusa details ...

Chatham High Academic Team Places Second in 30-Team Tournament

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Competing against 30 other high schools from across New Jersey, Chatham High Academic A Team won second place in a competition on Friday at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.

"I'm proud of our strong finish and I hope we can continue the momentum," Sophie Andrews, president of the CHS Academic Team Club and captain of the A Team, said. "I'm also very ...

Chatham Township Committee Approves Shared Services Agreement with Chatham Board of Ed to Hire Armed School Security

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared service agreement with the School District of the Chathams to hire an armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer at its regular meeting on Thursday.

If the agreement is approved by the board of education on Monday, Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller said he could begin ...


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Stanley Preschool, one of the oldest preschools in Chatham, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

January 14, 2019

Stanley Preschool, one of the oldest preschools in Chatham, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. 

When the school first opened its doors in 1969, Stanley Preschool was located in Stanley Congregational Church on the corner of Oliver Street and Fairmount Avenue in Chatham Borough. The need for a new preschool was clear, due to the limited number of preschools in the area that ...