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Chatham Residents Give Their Opinions on Armed Class III Officers Being Considered by Board of Ed; Pros and Cons Heard

September 18, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education is planning to discuss whether it should place armed Class III Officers into district schools at its Oct. 1 meeting when the borough and township police chiefs will be in attendance.

But before Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller could answer any questions from the board, residents ...

Chatham High Students, Teacher Take Over Live Broadcast of Chatham Board of Education Meetings

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High students got an up-close look at what goes on at a Chatham Board of Education meeting Monday night, taking over the cameras and production of the live streaming broadcast that could be viewed by residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.

Connor Henderson, CHS media teacher, directed the broadcast, which took place in the Chatham High Library/Media Center ...

TransOptions Recognizes Chatham Borough with New Jersey Smart Workplaces and Safe Routes to Schools "Silver" Awards

On September 13th, TransOptions recognized Chatham Borough with its 2018 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) awards, as part of its annual recognition breakfast.

TransOptions is an organization that delivers programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey.

Representatives from Chatham ...

Chatham Native and Chatham High Graduate Wins National Math Scholarship; Sophomore at TCNJ Awarded $10,000

CHATHAM, NJ - Laurence Bissett, a Chatham High graduate and current sophomore at The College of New Jersey, was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

The scholarship is awarded in recognition for the outstanding contributions to mathematics education made by professors Frank Demana and Bert K. Waits of Ohio State ...

Chatham Board of Education Puts Extra $350K in State Aid Toward Teaching Staff, Security Enhancements, Repairs

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education passed a resolution on Monday night, allowing for the additional $350,000 received in state aid to be used as part of the operating budget for teaching staff, security improvements and maintenance repairs.

In the state budget signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this summer, the Chatham school district received additional funds for the upcoming school ...

Activities Fee for Chatham High Students Raised Back Up to $150 by Board of Education

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High student activities fee was raised back up to $150 for the upcoming school year at the Chatham Board of Education meeting held Monday night.

According to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa, the fee had been reduced to $100 about six years ago. It remains a one-time flat fee for students, regardless of how many activities one participates ...

Chatham Board of Education Contemplating Class III Armed Officers for School Safety; Would Be Funded from School Budget

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school.

If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa indicated that it would come entirely out of the BOE budget.

LaSusa and Marco Freyre, the assistant ...

Chatham BOE President Weber Warns of Impact on Class Size Possible River Road Apartment Complex Would Cause

CHATHAM, NJ - Board president Jill Critchley Weber forewarned Chatham Board of Education members about the impact on class size in the district if a proposal to redevelop River Road comes to fruition, she reported Monday night at the regular meeting of the BOE.

At its last meeting, the Borough of Chatham Council gave its approval for a study by the planning board on the feasibility ...

Salvas Recognized While Producing Last Chatham Board of Education Live Broadcast; Directed 72 BOE Meetings Since 2015

CHATHAM, NJ - It marked the last time that Jill Critchley Weber, Chatham BOE president, would call out: "Tom, are we ready?"

The sign over the past three years that the Chatham Board of Education meeting was about to start came when Weber would call out to Tom Salvas in the back of the meeting room, where he produced and directed live broadcasts of board meetings for ...

Chatham's Rasmussen Receives Providence College Fellowship Scholarship for Research Project

Victoria Rasmussen, a biology major from Chatham, is one of 11 Providence College students to have their research experiences funded this summer through the College’s Walsh Student Research Fellowship Program.

Rasmussen, a junior, researched “Nucleophilic addition of amidine analogs to α, β unsaturated systems to yield imidazolines”

The Walsh Student Research ...


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Chatham's St. Patrick School to Host High School Night on Wednesday, Sept. 26

September 19, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ – St. Patrick School (SPS), a National Blue Ribbon School and an AdvancED STEM Certified School located in Chatham, NJ, will host a High School Night on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fr. Ed Hinds Parish Center on the SPS campus at 45 Chatham Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

All Area 6th, 7th and 8th Graders from Public, Parochial and Private Schools are ...