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Friday, October 19th, 2018
The start of the new school year not only brings a whole new grade of students to campus, but it also adds several new members to our outstanding troop of CHS staff. This year’s exceptional staff lineup includes eighteen new full-time staff members, as well as two teachers covering for those on maternity leave. Now that they are more than a month into the new school year and CHS is in full-swing, we asked for their perspective on the transition to the district and learned a bit about a few of our brand-new members of the CHS community.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

As everyone is getting adjusted to another new school year and everything that has changed over the summer, the students facing the most changes are the freshmen--new building, new schedule, new teachers, and new students. The whole transition to high school can be a little daunting. That is why I decided to compile a list of advice from CHS seniors to help freshmen get used to high school as quickly and easily as possible.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

In 2011, the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act was created, which expanded on the original anti-bullying law created in 2002. One of the requirements is that every year, the first week of October is the Week of Respect. The Week of Respect was created to highlight the importance of kindness and promote awareness of how bullying impacts the community.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

As the leaves begin to change color and the alarm clocks blare, a new year at CHS begins, bringing another year of groggy mornings and cramming for tests we’re not prepared for. This school year brings with it an exciting list of changes for prior students, as well as feelings of nostalgia for the old ways the school used to be (I’m currently working to accept the death of Intro to Computer Science). But as we start to get settled into the school year, I feel it is important to list some of the newest additions and changes to CHS this year.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

 

Having been introduced to American Sign Language at a very young age, I’ve always been quite fascinated with how people learn the language and sign it correctly. I have taken Chinese for six years, and I know that if you say a word with a certain tone, it can have a different meaning than the exact same word said with a different tone. Wondering if the same approach applies to ASL, I was so excited to have the opportunity to sit in on an ASL class and interview some of the students.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

 

My name is Pedro, and I came here from Brazil in January 2017. After starting school here, I noticed that there were many differences between CHS and my old school in Brazil named Colegio Miguel de Cervantes.

My old school was a bilingual school, and I had some classes in Portuguese and some in Spanish. My classes in Portuguese were history, geography, math, and of course, Portuguese. My classes in Spanish were science and Spanish. For me, one of the biggest differences was that here at CHS I can choose my electives, whereas in Brazil I did not have this opportunity.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

 

Newly introduced this year into the vast selection of electives at CHS is the aptly named “Talking the Talk.” Available to all who have passed freshman English, “Talking the Talk” focuses on improving the conversational and presentational skills of everyone who signs up.

The class revolves around three main units of study: conversation, storytelling, and presentation, each with its own final project.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

 

For one thing, it’s nothing like
High School Musical.

While I can’t say that the change from middle school to high school is comparable to leaving for college (I still have to ask my parents for permission before going anywhere), several freshmen like myself have noticed the increase in freedom such as being allowed to keep our phones out during the school day.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

 

Students who are dropped off at school in the morning were recently greeted by an interesting surprise-- a row of cones in the left lane, just past the teacher entrance that encourage drivers to merge into one lane.
Monday, November 20th, 2017

 

Chatham High School Senior Indira Roy is accomplished. Very accomplished. In fact, that’s an understatement. She has already achieved far more in her short lifetime than the average person does over the course of their entire lifetime - being selected as one of 400 delegates to the 2016 Global Youth Institute (where she got to discuss her findings on hydroponics in India with international experts on agricultural and food issues), placing second in last year’s prestigious Princeton Energy Case Competition and, most recently, becoming a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

 

Whether you walk home from school, are driven home, or play an after-school sport, you have probably noticed something different this year. There has been a group of teachers that run after school together: the Staff Striders.
Monday, November 20th, 2017

Yes, that’s right, we do have the scoop on the Poetryfest list. It won’t make a difference though if you don’t go… So beg your teachers because this year is special.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

 

Walking down into the auditorium lobby, something encompasses you. The overwhelming smell of hairspray, the beautiful sound of a piano being played, and small people running past you in brightly colored outfits. A sense of mystique and wonder. Where am I? A nightmare? A dream? Have I died?

All three!

You’re in Chatham High School’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Seniors Noelle Bessette, Charlotte Buckman, and Abby Walrond are just three of this year's five captains of the successful CHS field hockey team, but their careers won’t be ending this season. These three players have committed to play in college.

Monday, October 30th, 2017
“Ugh… they are so annoying” is sadly the main phrase I have heard from a lot of people when talking about the chromebooks.

A lot of the high schoolers are not in favor of them because they already have their preferred computers at home. Many say, including me, that they got their computers specifically for high school and the workload that comes with it.

Monday, October 30th, 2017

In April, Mrs. Gagliardi noticed a few pill bugs throughout her classroom, and within weeks most of the rooms in the A wing were infested.

Pill Bugs are actually considered tiny pests and not really insects at all. Rather, they are crustaceans, which have adapted to live completely on land and do not need water to survive. This makes it difficult to get rid of them.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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.
Monday, November 28th, 2016
resultsThe 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.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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.
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