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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

 

Chatham High School is one of the luckiest schools when it comes to having a popular and extensive theater program. Producing an annual play and musical, the theater department is constantly working tirelessly to ensure that their performances fully show how hard they worked to get to that point. The 2018 play, Radium Girls, follows the long and true story of many young women working for the U.S. Radium Corporation as dial painters during WWI, and their fight against the company due to the harmful radium they unknowingly ingested.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

 

Much to the disappointment of fall athletes, their seasons and gym exemptions have come to a close. Let’s take a look back at how each sport’s varsity team performed.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

 

As you have probably heard many seniors say, first semester of senior year is one of the most difficult times in high school. Many seniors during this time period are stressing over college applications and trying to balance that with their regular course load and finish their SAT or ACT exams. Very few have this college weight lifted off their shoulders; however, committed athletes earn that relief of stress early in their senior year. Two committed athletes that are both playing soccer in college are Emily Vinick and Sean Ryan. I asked them a few questions about this year and what led them to their paths of becoming committed athletes.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

 

Mr. Kmiec, our AP Economics teacher, is one of Chatham High School’s most fascinating and mysterious teachers. We sat down with him to learn more about how he came to teach at CHS and how he came to love Economics.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

 

Salutations and exclamations for the Green Team’s sortation stations! In a joint effort to reduce waste during lunch in the CHS cafeteria, the Green Team and Environmental Club have now implemented a way for students to sort their leftovers and trash easily and efficiently. Old garbage cans have been replaced with brand new sorting stations with three separate sections: one for trash, one for recyclables, and one for compost. Unfortunately there are a select few who have taken it upon themselves to misuse the school’s newest asset and sabotage the effort to rid the school of unnecessary garbage.
Monday, November 12th, 2018

 

This year’s homecoming court was composed of a diverse, well-rounded group of students who represent the principles of Chatham High School. However, the homecoming King and Queen stand out by embodying love and kindness in everything that they do.
Saturday, November 10th, 2018

 

As we say goodbye to the midterm elections, I feel it is important to look smaller than the national stage. Smaller than even the state stage. I am talking, of course, about Chatham High School’s own Young Conservatives and Young Progressives Clubs. While these clubs are similar to others in terms of encouraging discussion and furthering understanding, they stand out as the only two clubs pitted directly against one other. With our nation so divided, I was interested in finding common ground between these two polarizing clubs and the perspective of our nation’s youth on the world of politics.
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!

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