Friday, May 17, 2013
School took second place in Panasonic tournament.
Chatham High School's robotics team recently took second place in the Panasonic Robotic Competition at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Students Drew Lilley, Austin Barkhorn and Chris Hartigan each won $4,000 for their top-three performance on April 24. The three students kept a detailed logbook, totaling over 150 pages, documenting each step of the projects. The logbook and a written report were both submitted as part of the competition. Lilley, Barkhom and Hartigan also gave an oral presentation in front of a panel of Panasonic engineers. One of the presidents of Panasonic Corp. also attended the presentation, and all had commendations and praise for the team. Chatham High School was one of only 28 schools from around the state to…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Newsweek and Daily Beast released their list of best high schools in the country Monday.
Chatham High School was named the best public high school in Morris County in Newsweek and Daily Beast’s annual ‘America’s Best High Schools’ list, released Monday. The list ranked what it called the 2,000 best high schools across the country. Chatham High School was ranked No. 173. Millburn High School, West Windsor- Plainsboro High School South, Livingston High School and New Providence High School were the only traditional public high schools in New Jersey ranked higher on the list. According to an explanation in Newsweek, schools across the nation were ranked based on six criteria – graduation rate, college acceptance rate, advanced exams (AP, IB and AICE tests) taken per student, average SAT or ACT score, average advanced placement …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Natalie Smith was presented with the award on April 24.
Natalie Smith, a senior at Chatham High School, was recently awarded with the prestigious Mary Gill Art Scholarship. Smith received her award at a reception at the Morris Museum. According to Eric Hrera, art teacher at Chatham High, said Smith was chosen "out of a large field of applicants throughout Morris County." Smith showed several items of her portfolio at the museum. She was awarded $1,000 by the Mary Gill Foundation. More of her work can be viewed on the School District of the Chathams website.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dan Marino hopes sailing will soon become the newest parent-funded sport at Chatham High.
When Dan Marino asked for consideration for a sailing team at Chatham High School at a recent Board of Education meeting, he was a little unsure of what the next steps would be. These days his vision for the future is more clear. "We're going to meet with the head of the Boating Club, and we're waiting to hear back from the athletic director," Marino said. "We're trying to get the word out, trying to let people know this is possible and see if people have an interest in sailing." Marino did not grow up sailing, nor did his wife. But when their two daughters were old enough they started taking them to Barnegat Bay in the summers and the Lavallette Yacht Club. The girls have been sailing since they were young children. Now, all three say, …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Anyone ages 13 years or over can sign up for the two-day course.
Ever dream of having your own boat, or at the very least being able to drive one? Chatham High School's Boating Club is sponsoring a two-day Boating Safety Course from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on May 16 and 17 at the high school art room. Successful completion of the course gives participants a Boating Safety Certificate, which allows the holder to pilot boats up to 60 feet. Iain Langborgh, the president of the Boating Club, said the certificate "is basically a boating license." The instructor, Robert Alport of the New Jersey Boating Safety School, will teach the basics of boating. According to Landborgh, "They teach you navigation, basic boating terms, skills, safety, precautions, and New Jersey and national laws." The two-day course will end with …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Toni Chan's artwork, entitled "The Companion," took second honors at the Morris Museum.
Four students from Chatham High School competed in the 2013 Rodney Frelinghuysen Congressional Art Show at the Morris Museum on April 8. Art teacher Eric Hreha said the students, all from Chatham High's Advanced Placement Art class, brought their best work to compete in the art show against other students from all over Congressman Frelinguysen's 27th District. Toni Chan, pictures above second from left, was awareded second place honors by the show's panel of judges for her piece, "The Companion."
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
All but two of the schools ranked higher than Chatham High are private schools or magnet academies.
Chatham High School is now ranked No. 13 in the state, according to US News & World Report rankings released Tuesday. The national ranking is No. 192. Many of Chatham's scores in the U.S. News' rankings are unchanged or improved from 2012, when Chatham High was ranked No. 7 in the state. U.S. News & World Report's rankings are based on student-to-teacher ratios, college readiness and High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) scores. Math scores were at 3.5 in 2012 and 2013, Language Arts scores were at 3.4 in 2012 and at 3.5 in 2013. Chatham High received a 61.3 college readiness index out of a possible 100 this year and 61.9 in 2012. Two schools in New Jersey and 15 schools in the nation received a score of 100. The publication states …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Chatham High placed seventh on the list in 2012.
U.S. News & World Report is expected to release their 2013 high school rankings Tuesday morning. Chatham High School came out near the top of the list in 2012, ranked seventh of New Jersey's 389 public high schools. Chatham High typically ranks high on any ratings list of New Jersey's public schools. In August 2012 the school was ranked as the No. 20 high school in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine, a drop of 12 spots from the 2010 list. Board of Education President Thomas K. Belding said the drop was due to errors in the state Department of Education's (DOE) annual report cards and changes in how the DOE measures data. Belding said NJ Monthly did not take data from schools, but from the state. "Frankly I don’t think the state has …
A local Mary Kay representative and sophomores at Chatham High School hope hold a contest to raise awareness for Project Community Pride and the work they do.
Chatham High's Key Club is running a fundraiser for Nepal's first library that doubles as a Mother's Day tribute.
This Mother's Day, the Chatham High School Key Club offers the chance to honor moms and foster learning at the same time. The club is holding a tile sale from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. Nicole Avery, one of the club's advisors, said, "We are asking students to make the tiles in honor of their mothers." The tiles will go to Nepal, where they will be used on a Garden of Harmony Tile Wall for that country's first library. The library will be in Lumbini. A $15 donation buys a tile for students to decorate and a book for the library with a nameplate bearing the name of the student's mother. A $25 donation two tiles, one for the library and one to bring home to mom, along with a certficate to commemorate the donation and the book with the …