How did you spend your November break? Twenty-one French students spent it traveling to the Canadian province of Quebec and its largest city, Montreal. The students, ranging from French 2 to French 4, were accompanied by Madame Caulfield, Mrs. McCabe, and Mrs. Chapman. A luxury bus took them to and from Canada, as well as to the various sites they visited.
A few weeks ago, the Chatham School District’s lockdown procedure changed from the traditional procedure to a fairly different one. After national studies were done, it was discovered that the lockdown procedure that we formerly utilized, one of more complacent style, was less effective in the event of an emergency, than one that was more offensive and aggressive.
The 2016 Presidential Election is one that will live in infamy. It consisted of a Washington politician pitted against the most politically inexperienced person to ever receive a major party nomination. By winning the Electoral College, Donald J. Trump, our new president-elect, proved that Americans are sick of the establishment.
The Cougar hockey team, one rich in tradition, seemingly has higher expectations for this season than last season. Headed by senior forward Jeff Haley, Chatham has loads of talent on all facets of the team. The Cougars had a rather impressive season last year, making the playoffs but getting eliminated in the third round of state tournament. The team projects to have an even better season this year.
Chatham Girls Volleyball had a very successful season this past fall. They finished their season with a record of 17 and 8, and were able to co-win their conference, sending them into a vicious battle for the state championship. In the first round of states, the Cougars faced off against Colt’s Neck at home. Although Colt’s Neck was ranked 13th in the league and Chatham was ranked 14th, Chatham easily pulled off a victory, beating them in two games. The team then moved on to play West Morris Central, a team that they had beat previously in the season at home.
During the weekend of November 17, a group of twenty five students visited Washington D.C. to participate in Princeton Model Congress. PMC is run by Princeton students and attempts to model both the Executive Branch, through a presidential election and a presidential cabinet, and the legislative branch, through a model Senate and House of Representatives. Each congressperson was tasked with writing a bill that applied to their committee and presenting it before the committee.