Education

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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12. Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At the urging of engineer John Ruschke, the Chatham Township Committee voted, 3-0, to seek Department of Transportation Grants for sidewalks and transportation enhancements at its regular meeting on Thursday night. Ruschke asked the committee to move forward with the applications, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education reiterated its commitment to security measures it is considering in the wake of the Feb. 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which claimed 17 victims. During the public portion of the regular meeting of the Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -  A number of delays in the progress of capital improvement projects ongoing this summer were discussed on Monday night when the Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting. Peter Daquila, BOE administrator/secretary, reported on snags with the installation of "subpar" ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Although the student population seems to be leveling off, there is a need to add first-grade teachers at both Southern Boulevard School and Washington Avenue School, according to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa. LaSusa reported (see video below) at the Chatham Board of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams will receive $350,000 in additional state aid, it was announced on Monday night by Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa at the regular meeting of the Board of Education. LaSusa noted that the budget deal struck between Gov. Phil Murphy and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams issued a written response to the recent court ruling in which District Court Judge Kevin McNulty denied the district's motion for dismissal of the federal lawsuit brought by Chatham mother Libby Hilsenrath and her son, C.H., stemming from a 7th ...

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LAKEWOOD, NJ - Marissa Sullivan represented Chatham at the American Legion Auxiliary's Jersey Girls State held June 17-22 at Georgian Court University. New Jersey Girls State is run by the American Legion Auxiliary, the nation’s largest female patriotic organization, supporting military veterans ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Chatham is being represented by Collin Goldbach, Aedan Joel, Sean Lee, Ryan Mulligan, Bradley Rindos and Quinten Tomaro this week as part of 883 rising seniors at the 73rd American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) being held at Rider University. All six of the Chatham ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The 295 graduates from Chatham High's Class of 2018 received their diplomas on Tuesday night during the 30th Commencement Exercises held at Mennen Arena. The Select Choir sang the Star Spangled Banner and the Alma Mater. Valedictorian Emily Wang made the welcoming comments ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Alexis Pravdiuk received the 2018 Distinguished Teacher Recognition Award on Tuesday night at Chatham High School's 30th Commencement Exercises held in Mennen Arena. Pravdiuk, a social studies and world language teacher, received the award from Chatham High Principal Darren ...

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  ORLANDO, FLA. - Chatham High's Academic team of Alex Cotignola, Ameya Phadnis, Sophie Andrews and Armen Panossian returned home as the No. 3 team in the nation after competing in the Academic "Tournament of Champions" on Sunday in Florida. Chatham was seeded first, but lost the opening ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa has been named the Morris County Superintendent of the Year by his peers in the Morris County Association of School Administrators (MCASA). "The unique aspect to LaSusa’s approach to leadership is that he sees the need to balance the academic ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - No matter what happens on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., the Chatham High Academic team will still rank among the elite high school academic teams in the nation. But no one would be surprised, least of all the students themselves, if Sophie Andrews, Alex Cotignola, Armen Panossian and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Middle School students were evacuated from the building at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning after construction workers at the school hit a gas main. Members of the Chatham Borough Police Department and Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department said that the evacuation was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A 14-year-old Chatham student was struck by a backhoe while walking on the sidewalk toward the Chatham Middle School on the morning of Tuesday, June 12, according to a report issued by the Chatham Borough Police Department. The student was taken to Morristown Medical Center for a ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chatham's Academic "A" team of Ameya Phadnis, Alex Cotignola, Sophie Andrews, and Armen Panossian competed against 32 teams from across the country and brought home the championship of the National Academic Tournament. The competition took place June 1 through 3 in Washington, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Administrators and supporters of the Library of the Chathams took to the streets of the Fishawack Festival on Saturday to sign up support for the modernization and reconfiguration of the library. The Library of the Chathams has raised $1.4 million in its goal to spend $4.5 million ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department joined in the efforts started by the Chatham Township Police four years ago when they joined the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the first time on Friday. The run raises money for the New Jersey Special Olympics. Because of the expanded ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Chatham High senior boys lacrosse defenseman Chris Conlin was named the Morris County Scholar-Athlete for 2018 at the awards gathering held in the Hanover Manor. Conlin, a Cougar co-captain, finished the season with eight goals and five assists, which included a hat trick ...

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