Education

May 3, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Robert Vessechia, who spoke at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26, was removed from school grounds by Chatham Township Police on Friday, April 30, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. At the April 26 meeting, Vessechia waited ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out an update to parents and staff on Thursday, setting preliminary plans for a Monday, May 3 return of 8th-grade students to daily in-person instruction and the same for 6th and 7th-grade students on Wednesday, May 5. There have been no ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High School received a score of 97.07 out of 100 by U.S. News and World Report's 2021 "Best High Schools" rankings that were published recently. Chatham High ranked No. 23 in New Jersey and No. 524 nationally. However, when it comes to college readiness, CHS is No. 16 in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The original goal was to bring back high school seniors for daily in-person instruction on April 19. That didn't work out as planned and there is a real possibility that Chatham High students may not return to daily in-person school for the rest of the year. Chatham Superintendent ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education voted, 6-1, to eliminate the position of full-time Library Media Specialist at Milton Avenue School, thereby erasing the job of Jill Mills, who has served in that role for 10 years in the district. Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa said of Mills: ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa signaled the start of declining enrollment for the entire school district during a virtual "Town Hall" sponsored by the Chatham Education Foundation on Thursday night. LaSusa gave two presentations and answered questions posed to him through ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - No one who knows Gavin Mayes should be surprised to hear that the Chatham resident was recently elected as the president of the 30,000 student body for Rutgers University in New Brunswick. "I've always kind of gotten involved in student government," Mayes said. "At a young ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The plan for daily in-person school for Grades 6-12 has been put on hold, Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa announced in a message to parents on Tuesday. LaSusa's tentative plan to go back full-time in Grades 6-12 was nixed by the region's Covid Activity Level Index (CALI), ...

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Chatham High juniors received recognition for their entries in the Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair held last month. The science fair took place virtually over several days. Most of the submissions are investigative in nature and try to answer some questions or problems through ...

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Have you noticed the colorful posters displayed in the windows of downtown Chatham businesses? Over the past few weeks, Chatham High School Juniors Amudha Krishnan, Charlotte Siow, Zaina Qureshi, and myself, Kat Xikes, enlisted the help of Chatham Borough Council member Karen Koronkiewicz to hang ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - This March marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this month, many have had a lot to reflect on, such as the frontline heroes who have combated these trying times. They include healthcare workers, first responders and ordinary people who donate their time and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa laid out the "tentative" timeline for getting students in Grades 6 through 12 back to daily in-person instruction, targeting April during his presentation at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday. The plan calls for Grade 8 and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education approved its preliminary budget of $80.9 million for the 2021-2022 school year at its regular meeting on Monday night. The budget represents a 1.88% percent increase over last year's budget and will be up for adoption at the BOE's April 26 meeting.

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CHATHAM, NJ - Paula Polishuk, a senior at Chatham High School, has received the President's Volunteer Service Award, sponsored by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. “Paula has clearly made a commitment to give back to others and to make a difference in the lives of other people," ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Education Foundation awarded $5,675.15 to fund a grant submitted by Heather Rocco, Chatham's ELA supervisor, to create inclusive literacy in classrooms with books. The grant, approved by the Chatham Board of Education at its March 1 meeting, funds Rocco's All Are ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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Michael Culleton of Chatham was named to the Fall 2020 Presidential Honor List at New York Institute of Technology. To qualify for the Presidential Honor List, a student must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 and complete at least 12 credit hours without any incomplete grades. Andrew Mitzak ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa gave an update on school status at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night, stating his goal to increase in-person attendance before the end of the school year. "We're evaluating every option, with the goal of trying to increase ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - New Chatham Board of Education member Chris Delsandro plans to use his 28 years of business experience in his new role as a member of the board. Delsandro, who was sworn in at the BOE meeting Monday night, figures he's inside around 600 houses in town each year with his window ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham School District Business Administrator Peter Daquila has received a "Distinguished Service" award from the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials. Daquila received a letter informing him of the award on Monday, March 1, and it was announced by BOE President ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is one of the winners in Gov. Murphy's proposed school funding plans announced in the 2021 state budget at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. According to LaSusa, Chatham will ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education will give an update on the 2021/2022 school budget when it meets 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1 in the Chatham High School Auditorium. Gov. Phil Murphy's 2021 budget is projected to increase state aid to the School District of the Chathams.  The full ...

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The School District of the Chathams has scheduled a Parent Wellness Series presentation: Nurturing Resiliency, Courage, & Independence in an Age of Adolescent Anxiety: A Roadmap for Parents - via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Dr. Daniel Villars, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham schools will operate on a virtual schedule Thursday, Feb. 18, according to an announcement made by Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa. An update on the status of Chatham schools for Friday will go out by 8:00 pm Thursday night.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education is seeking a Chatham Borough resident to fill an open seat on the board to replace Michael Valenti, who has resigned from his position. BOE President Jill Critchley Weber announced the resignation at the Feb. 3 board meeting, citing work conflicts ...

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  Chatham schools will remain on virtual instruction tomorrow.  While most roadways are now cleared, snow removal continues on district parking lots and on bus stops and crosswalks.  Due to the volume of snow needing removal, it is safer to continue with virtual instruction tomorrow and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out an announcement that Chatham schools will be on a virtual schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 2, and possibly continue on a virtual schedule on Wednesday. There will be an announcement made Tuesday evening about the schedule for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday night has been postponed until 7:30 Wednesday, Feb. 3 in the Chatham High School Auditorium. On the agenda will be a discussion and adoption of the school calendar for next year. The announcement not the BOE meeting ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa has called for a "Snow Day" for all Chatham schools on Monday, Feb. 1, due to the inclement weather. LaSusa also said that there will likely be an all-virtual school day called for Tuesday but that will be determined Monday evening.  The ...

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