Education

June 2, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a message to parents on "year-end topics" and the possible changes coming in the future on Tuesday in an email. LaSusa speculates on changes that may be coming in the 2020-2021 school year, but stressed that they are only his opinion at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham School District will receive $307,296 fewer dollars in state aid in Gov. Phil Murphy's announced revision. Even with the reduction, Chatham will still be receiving $143,144 more than a year ago. Gov. Murphy reduced the state aid he had budgeted for in February because ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa confirmed that plans are underway to hold an in-person graduation ceremony for Chatham High's Class of 2020 on July 7 behind the high school. "We are planning for a graduation ceremony on July 7 at CHS, assuming that the guidelines and rules ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Anna Paskalides has been named Chatham High's "Caring Student of the Year" by the Morris County Professional Counselors Association. On Tuesday, representatives of the Morris County PCA and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller stopped by the Paskalides residence to present ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At the May 11 Chatham Board of Education meeting, Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa held out hope that some sort of graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 could be held in July behind the high school. That possibility moved closer to reality on Tuesday morning when Gov. Phil ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Alec Gironda has been named Chatham High's 2020 NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Gironda was a three-sport athlete for Chatham High, competing in cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track. He's been a varsity performer for each of his four years across all three seasons at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Katherine Wang is the Chatham High Class of 2020 valedictorian and Veronica Quidore is the salutatorian, it was announced this week. “I feel very honored and humbled to accept the title as valedictorian," Wang said. "These times of quarantine have helped me truly appreciate all of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Cameron Bresnahan and Ryan Coughlin have been named the Chatham High 2020 Female and Male Morris County Scholar-Athletes. Bresnahan, who played field hockey and swam, was a defender on the Cougar field hockey team that reached the state sectional championship game. Coughlin, who ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Board of Education members expressed a strong commitment to the CHS Class of 2020, vowing to do everything in their power to make the seniors' graduation ceremony special at the virtual meeting of the BOE held Monday night. Board member Ann Ciccarelli, whose son, Dean, is a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa will deliver an update on the school year now that Gov. Phil Murphy has decided that schools will not reopen for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. A virtual meeting of the Chatham BOE is slated for 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 11. To view the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High team of seniors Katherine Wang, Dorothy Zhang, Rachel Tam and Aidan Sims earned a perfect score on the team test to win the 2020 New Jersey State Championship in the National Economics Challenge. Chatham was first out of 38 teams competing in the state. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams will be discussing the possibility of opening district athletic fields over the next week, with rules in place for proper social distancing, according to the May 1 update sent out by Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa. LaSusa, in a letter to ...

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CHATHAM,  NJ - With the COVID-19 crisis causing public schools to close, and classes being taken online, one would think that school communities are just focusing on giving education. Yet, at Milton Avenue Elementary School, there has been a big accomplishment. Recently, Milton Avenue celebrated ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic not only has closed schools, but it has prompted the Chatham Board of Education to suspend its plans for a referendum vote that would fund 10 potential capital improvement projects at a cost of $11.3 million. The BOE met via a conference call from remote ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education will hold its 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27 meeting remotely via video conferencing due to the state of emergency in effect during the Coronavirus pandemic. The board members will not be present at the Chatham High Media Center during the meeting. In ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High School ranks No. 24 in New Jersey and No. 1 in Morris County in the 2020 US News & World Report "Best High Schools Rankings" published this week. CHS ranks 570 nationally out of the more than 24,000 schools US News reviewed in 50 states and the District of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a message to district parents on April 17, noting that Gov. Phil Murphy has mandated that state schools remain closed through at least May 15. His full message can be read below: Dear Parent, I hope that you and your families are ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Schools closed just two days before Chatham High Robotics students would compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) New Jersey State Championships, but that didn't stop the Cougars from winning recognition during the Coronavirus pandemic. Chatham's "//Cougars" received news that ...

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Aside from raising funds and donating them to health care centers in the county, other individuals in Chatham used their monies to make essential items for people combating the coronavirus pandemic. One such individual is Jason Mariano, a technology and engineering teacher at Chatham High School ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Ken Bryson, the Chatham High choral director, managed to meld the solo performances of his "Voices" students to create a virtual rendition of "Truth". Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa provided a link to the performance in his recent message to district parents. "Our choral ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa broached the possibility that there will be no return to school this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic in a letter sent to parents on Friday, April 3. LaSusa's full message to parents is below:  Dear Parent, I hope that your family is ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out an update correspondence to district parents on Friday, telling them to plan for a closure past the original two-week span. He also said that Spring Break will begin April 4, as planned. "Our schools will remain closed until such time ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Her four school-age Chatham kids are home. Her husband still goes to work. And she has her own Long Hill Township students to teach from her remote location as well. Chatham mother and in-class resource teacher Tara Stepanian is busier than ever since the Coronavirus pandemic ...

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Chatham High School has canceled the administration of the SAT scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, 2020. The College Board will be issuing refunds to students who are scheduled for the assessment. 

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa has notified parents and school district staff that Chatham schools will close for at least two weeks, starting Monday, March 16, due to the concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic. No case of the virus has been detected in town at this ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa has sent out a letter via email informing parents that all Chatham schools will operate on a two-hour delayed opening on Monday, March 9. All morning pre-school and kindergarten sessions are canceled.  LaSusa explains that the reason for the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Senior Alexis Smizaski and junior Casey Delsandro have been named the student liaisons to the Chatham Board of Education it was announced Monday night at the regular meeting of the board. The move was initiated by Emily Lamb, who sought to gain student representation as part of her ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The lottery for Chatham's tuition-based full-day kindergarten program will take place after school on Thursday, March 5 at each of the three elementary schools it was announced by Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa at Monday's regular board of education meeting. LaSusa said ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education gave a presentation on 10 capital improvement projects at its regular meeting on Monday night that could be included in an $11.3 million referendum that the public would vote on as early as Sept. 29. If all 10 projects are included in the referendum, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa will join superintendents from around the state on a Tuesday conference call with Gov. Phil Murphy on the subject of the Coronavirus, it was announced on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education. LaSusa said he ...

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