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August 3, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- What started out as public commentary in 2017 by two parents at a Chatham Board of Education meeting about the emphasis on Islam in a 7th Grade World Cultures and Geography Class is still being deliberated today in the courts in relation to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Darren D'Alconzo has been hired as the new Chatham High Athletic Director after a unanimous affirmative vote taken by the Chatham Board of Education on Friday morning. D'Alconzo, 46, succeeds Mo Abdelaziz, who moved on to an assistant principal position in Mendham. D'Alconzo will ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Risha Surana, a 2022 Chatham High graduate, is the recipient of the Chatham Emergency Squad's annual scholarship award. The scholarship was established in 2014 by Christine Grobert, a teacher at the Lafayette School, while she served as president of the Chatham Emergency Squad in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa noted that enrollment in the district has continued to decline it was reported at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. LaSusa said that enrollment has gone down for the third or fourth year in a row, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council and the Chatham Board of Education will each be holding separate meetings at the same time, 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 11. The Borough of Chatham Council is set to meet in Borough Hall at 54 Main St., and the Chatham BOE will hold its meeting in the ...

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Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage. "These communities ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Three 2022 Chatham High graduates - Karen Cashel, Ezra Richman and Thomas Sennett, will move on to serve their country in the Air Force, the Marines and the U.S. Military Academy. “I commend our students not only for their commitment to Chatham High School over the last four years ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The Chatham Education Association provided parents with provisions for the 2022 Chatham High graduation ceremony on Saturday at Mennen Arena. Tied plastic bags handed out by CEA members on the way inside the arena included: Tissues for the tears; headphones to drown out any ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - This year's Chatham High School Graduation will be held at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown. Last year’s graduation was held at Cougar Field and the year previous, 2020, the graduation was split into morning and afternoon sessions at Cougar Field to comply with state outdoor crowd ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Board of Education discussed the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and announced it will be hiring Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEOs) to be present at all Chatham Elementary Schools in the new school year at its final 2021-'22 meeting on Monday night. According ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The part Darren Groh is going to miss the most about Chatham High is the people he worked with, the "team" he counted on during his 16 years as the CHS principal. Groh, 51, is moving on to become the Superintendent of Schools in Rumson-Fair Haven after 18 years in Chatham, the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High's ever-present athletic director Mo Abdelaziz will be leaving the district at the end of the school year and taking an assistant principal's position at Mendham High School. "The kids have been amazing," Abdelaziz said. "I sent out an email telling them to never stop ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Below is a message from Chatham Township Mayor Ashley Felice on school safety and the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last week. Each weekday morning, I drive my two young daughters to school. Like most parents, I’m incredibly thankful they can go to school in person, and forever will ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Jack Tapper has just been announced as Valedictorian for the Chatham High School Class of 2022. “I found out in April, I was pretty surprised, they called me down to the office, so I really had no idea what to expect," Tapper said. "I thought I was in trouble for something because ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Jack Cooper, a Chatham Middle School 8th Grader, recently competed in the 2002 VEX Robotics World Championships held in Dallas and returned with a division championship and a runner-up world title. Cooper has been a member of the Robot Revolution team from Summit for the last four ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham seniors Willy Chan and Mihir Rao will be graduating from the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a year-long program that deals with research projects that are done in teams. Both are set to graduate from the prestigious program on May 21, 2022. There are 95 graduates in the state ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Yinglu Zhang was sworn in as the newest member of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night, filling the unexpired term of Matthew Gilfillan, who resigned from his position at the previous BOE meeting. Zhang will serve the remainder of Gilfillan's term, which runs through ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The School District of the Chathams plans to use a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to transition from gas-powered lawn care equipment to electric. "The grant you have most recently awarded to Chatham will enable us to take our first steps down the path toward electric landscaping ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. The Chatham moms, who belong to a local ...

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