Education

November 18, 2018

During Chatham High School’s recent Week of Respect, the Rest & Relaxation room was buzzing with activity. The “R & R room” as it has been affectionately coined by students, hosted three events that week -- mindfulness with English teacher Mrs. Crawley, live music with English teacher Mr.

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  Chatham schools will be closed Friday, November 16. Conditions in our parking lots and around our schools have worsened over the past hour.  We also have lost partial power at one of our schools during this time.  Decisions about after-school activities will be determined later. However, ...

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Chatham schools will operate on an early dismissal schedule.  Lunch will NOT be served.  All after-school activities are cancelled. This is the same schedule in effect the day before Thanksgiving.  The dismissal times are as follows: Chatham High School: 12:00 p.m.  Chatham Middle School: ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Five Chatham student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to continue playing sports at their respective college choices. Colleen Graham has signed to play lacrosse at Marquette University; Sean Ryan has signed to play soccer at Ohio State University; Sara Szalay has ...

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Six years in, the magic is still alive at Chatham Education Foundation’s highly anticipated Trivia Night. The wildly popular game mesmerized close to 400 players, who descended upon Fish & Game and Mountainview gym on November 3rd bearing striking costumes, heaping platters of carefully curated ...

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The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) presented a check for $14,273.95 to the School District of the Chathams at the November 5 th Board of Education meeting.   The School District and CEF are proud to support TEDx learning in Chatham. In the first grant of the school year, CEF awarded $8,800 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Michelle Clark, Lata Kenney and Ann Ciccarelli will earn new three-year terms on the Chatham Board of Education Tuesday. It is guaranteed since all three are running unopposed for their BOE positions. Clark was appointed to fill an open position and then won election to her post ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The second annual Community Halloween Parade featuring students from Washington Avenue School, St. Patrick School and ECLC is set for 10:20 a.m. Wednesday - the morning of Halloween. Washington Avenue will be closed off to traffic while the Chatham High Marching Band leads the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael LaSusa, is one of three superintendents in the state to be named 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA). "It is a great honor to be recognized by my colleagues and to serve ...

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Chatham High School senior Rhea Sinha has been selected to compete in the nationally televised Jeopardy! Team Tournament, which airs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10 Sinha’s episode will air on Nov. 12. As part of the selection process, Sinha took an online test of 50 Jeopardy!-style questions last March ...

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CHATHAM,  NJ - Chatham pre-K to five student enrollment is on the decline, the high school population is expected to keep growing and possible housing developments at Post Office Plaza, Dixiedale Farm and the affordable housing at Skate Park will not have an adverse effect on the district. Those ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham will join Summit to form a combined wrestling team this winter, it was announced at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. Peter Daquila, board administrator/secretary, revealed (see the video below) that the NJSIAA had approved the merger, according to ...

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The Chatham High Marching band, under the direction of Brian Conti, closed out its competitive season by winning first place at the Hanover Park Regional Tournament of Bands held on Saturday. Chatham pulled out the championship with a score of 89.915, taking the trophy over the second-place team ...

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Chatham High School Principal Darren Groh announced this week that 13 seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - After nine months of discussion, prompted by the Parkland, Fla., shootings of Feb. 14, the Chatham Board of Education voted, 7-1, to authorize Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa to hire two gun-carrying Class III Officers for the district at its regular meeting Monday ...

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The Chatham High School Marching Band continued its successful competitive season by capturing three awards at the 10th Annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic on September 29th. The band won first place in Group 1A with a score of 74.80 – its highest score ever at this event. The Band also won ...

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Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller will join the Chatham Board of Education meeting to discuss school security in the district and the position of Class III Police Officer in the schools on Monday night at the high school. The meeting will ...

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Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out a letter to district parents Tuesday warning of a case of Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough, discovered at Southern Boulevard School and a suspected case at the Chatham Middle School. The letter informs parents of steps ...

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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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