Students from Milton Avenue School got a look at what it's like to be part of Chatham's volunteer ambulance corps.
Milton Avenue School
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Laura Silvius read 'The Giving Tree' and answered questions about her job.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The grant will go to purchase the Pearsons Education Developmental Reading Assessment Management System.
The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded a grant to the School District of the Chathams of $9,600 to go toward the purchase of a Pearsons Education Developmental Reading Assessment Management System. The system will help give assessment-driven reading instruction to students in grades 1 through 5, and will help teachers assess student reading levels. Faculty at Lafayette Avenue School, Milton Avenue School, Southern Boulevard School and Washington Avenue School will be able to use the system. The grant request was submitted by the district's Supervisor of English Language Arts K-5 Helen S. Comba and by the principals of the aforementioned schools. Colleen Markley, the president of CEF, said this system will help teachers "better …
Monday, December 3, 2012
From elementary school students to high schoolers, 'tis the season for Chatham's music students to strut their stuff.
Families within the Chathams will know the holidays are here by the bevy of holiday concerts within the School District of the Chathams, which kick off at 7:30 p.m. Monday with the Chatham High School choral concert at the Chatham High auditorium. The winter concert provide students with the chance to show off their talents and what they have learned thus far this year. The winter concert schedule for the School District of the Chathams is:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The elementary school has a new floor in the gymnasium and new playground equipment in the schoolyard.
Students and families at Milton Avenue School (MAS) will be sure to notice improvements to the facilities when they return to school Thursday. "We've been very busy over the summer," Principal Marion McCarthy said. "We've had classes and offices painted, we had a mural painted in the front hall instead of a banner hanging." In the school's gymnasium, which is used for school assemblies and as a voting area at elections, the floor was stripped down to its original maple wood, refinished and repainted. "Over years and years, they've come in and finished it off every summer. Now it's just reached the point where they have to take everything off and start fresh," McCarthy said. The school also replaced the old playground equipment with new …
The district's smallest elementary school has seen enrollment increase by about 100 students in eight years.
When Marion McCarthy first became principal of Milton Avenue School (MAS) eight years ago, enrollment in the school was 285. When the 2011-12 school year ended, there were 381 students enrolled. "We have more kids, more families," McCarthy said. "Some people have moved into the area, but a lot of people choose a full-day kindergarten, which we don't provide, unfortunately." Parents may enroll their children in a kindergarten program which offers a full day and then enroll them in the School District of the Chathams beginning in first grade. As of Aug. 16, enrollment at MAS was at 387 students, including about 20 new first-grade students. As enrollment has increased, the school has made concessions within the building. "We had to give up …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Start the 2012-13 school year off right.
Wondering what to buy for your child's first day at Milton Avenue School? The school has a recommended list which can be found below: Kindergarten Supply List First Grade Supply List Second Grade Supply List Third Grade Supply List
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Students learn the importance of voting early.
Peggy Melvin's kindergarten class took a field trip Tuesday afternoon—all the way to the school gym. Melvin's was one of several kindergarten classes to tour the polling area at Milton Avenue School Tuesday, complete with a peek inside the voting booth and even a mock election of their own. Students held a secret ballot where they voted for their favorite animal, adopting the Democrats' donkey and the Republican elephant. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Parents and kids went back to school Tuesday.
Chatham students returned to school Tuesday for the start of another year. Chatham High School had a moderator directing traffic. Though cars were backed up along Lafayette Avenue, traffic within the parking lot was limited to faculty and students with parking tags. Parents dropping off their kids were directed to the driveway at the school's entrance, which has two drop-off points at entries to the school. "We're hoping parents get used to the new system and follow the directions," said Principal Darren Groh. The expansion of the high school parking lot is still under construction. Interim Superintendent Dennis Fyffe previously said it should be completed within two weeks. Numerous fourth graders and their parents walked to Lafayette …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
A revamped library, complete with a new media specialist, await students this year.
When Milton Avenue School opens its doors for the new school year Tuesday, they will welcome more than the 380 students currently enrolled. Principal Marion McCarthy said, “We have several new teachers. We have a new counselor. We’re sharing the counselor with Washington [Avenue] School. We have a new media specialist. We have a new kindergarten teacher. And we have a new custodian.” Jill Mills will act as the new media specialist in the library. Jaclyn Brief will teach kindergarten in the mornings and basic skills in the afternoons. Martina McElroy will teach special education, and Lindsay Feldman will act as the elementary school counselor at both Milton Avenue and Washington Avenue Schools. Changes in Kindergarten Like the other …