Chatham Middle School Holds 2017 'My School Color Run'

April 22, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Middle School students gathered Saturday for the "My School Color Run" open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Students who participated in the two-mile run/walk/jog around school property were splashed with colors along the way. There was final color toss celebration at the end.



Safe Routes to School Grant Shows Chatham's 'Commitment to Pedestrian Safety'

CHATHAM, NJ - The announcement on Tuesday that Chatham Township has received a $374,000 Safe Routes to School grant to install sidewalks on Shunpike Road is a tribute to Chatham's commitment to pedestrian safety, according to resident Amanda Feeman, co-chair of the SRTS Committee.

"By awarding Chatham Township a second sidewalk grant, the NJDOT has recognized Chatham’s ...

Chatham Township Receives $374,000 Safe Routes to School Grant for Shunpike Sidewalk

TRENTON, NJ - Chatham Township received $374,000 in Safe Routes to School grant money awarded for the construction of sidewalks on Shunpike Road, it was announced Tuesday by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

The grant to fund the construction of sidewalks on Shunpike Road from Falmouth Road to Pine Street, was one of 11 grants awarded by the NJDOT's North Jersey ...

Chatham Student at Oak Knoll Earns Third Place in Wildlife Postage Stamp Competition

SUMMIT, NJ– Oak Knoll freshman Julianna Feit, a resident of Chatham, recently won third place in the state level of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program and Art Contest.

Feit’s piece, an oil painting of a Brant Goose, won third place in New Jersey in her age group of students in grades 7-9.

“I enjoy capturing ...

Chatham-ECLC Play United Team Earns Silver Medal at Shriver Cup Basketball Championships

PRINCETON, NJ - The Chatham-ECLC Play Unified Basketball Team competed alongside 15 high school and 10 colleges around the state in the annual Unified Shriver Cup Basketball Championship on Sunday at Princeton University and brought home the silver medal in high school Division 1.

The unified team is comprised of five students from CHS: Michelle Connolly, Connor Kressler, Hallie Pelligrin, ...

Chatham's Kolker Wins Teaching Award for Excellence in Engineering Education

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Mariel Kolker received a "shout out" at the recent Chatham Board of Education meeting from board member Ann Ciccarelli for being the recipient of the Northrop Grumman Foundation Excellence in Engineering Education Award.

Kolker, a teacher at Morristown High, was informed that the National Science Teachers Association had chosen ...

Chatham High Senior Wins Two Filmmaker Awards

Chatham High School senior Jessica Zheng won two awards this month for her work as a filmmaker. She won Best Short Narrative at the Cinema Ed Young Filmmakers Track on March 11th, and she won the Audience Choice Award at the Kent Place Film Festival on March 31.

Zheng wrote and directed her short film titled Unforgotten in her CHS Short Films class this year, and she entered this film in both ...

Chatham BOE Considers Raising Taxes to Cover Added Security, Legal Fees

CHATHAM, NJ - Sal Arnuk, a member of the Chatham Board of Education's finance committee, reported that the board may raise its proposed school budget to cover added school security costs and possible legal fees at the BOE's regular meeting on Monday night.

The BOE had introduced a budget that calls for a 2.87 percent increase over the current budget, but Arnuk signaled that ...

Chatham Superintendent Asks for Increased Security: 'No Reason to Believe that Students are Unsafe'

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael LaSusa has received messages and phone calls that have caused him to seek added security, and the Chatham Middle School has also beefed up security with continued national attention put on the district's curriculum, it was revealed Monday night at the regular meeting of the board of education.

Chatham's ongoing ...

Chatham High Seniors Bring Home Seven Science Awards

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High School seniors Felicia Guo and Nishita Sinha received a total of seven awards at the North Jersey Regional Science Fair, hosted by Rutgers University on March 10-11.

Guo earned two awards for her presentation on computer modeling of biochemical reactions occurring in human bodies, and Sinha earned five awards for her presentation on improving sanitation conditions in ...

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Chatham Middle School's 'Jazz in the Middle' Set for Thursday, April 20

April 18, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -The annual Jazz in the Middle festival of middle school jazz bands will be held Thursday, April 20 in the Chatham Middle School auditorium.

Now in its eighth year, Jazz in the Middle was the creation of CMS music teacher Christie Spriggs, who sought to provide quality performance/adjudication opportunities for middle school jazz bands. Spriggs traditionally selects April as ...