Chatham Middle School

School District of the

Chathams

Essential Intent

The vision of Chatham Middle School is to provide a secure, stimulating learning environment in which students find both challenge and support. Our school fosters a fundamental respect for oneself, the environment, and the world's diverse population, while recognizing the unique and complex nature of the middle school student. Chatham Middle School offers broad exposure to, and opportunities for, exploration so that individual interests and strengths can be developed. We encourage intellectual risk-taking, responsibility for one's actions, and the development of strong inter-personal relationships. Our school promotes learning that is relevant and establishes connections to the outside world, so that students may become successful, responsible and contributing citizens.

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Essential Intent

The essential intent of the CMS cycles and electives is to provide students the opportunity to explore and expand upon areas of interest outside the realm of their academic program.

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Essential Intent

The philosophy of the counseling program in the School District of the Chathams is that school counseling is an essential, integral part of the educational process. Counselors provide comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. As student advocates, counselors recognize the uniqueness, dignity and personal worth of each individual. In an interactive process, the counselor facilitates student academic achievement. Counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, educators and community members to support each student's ability to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there a way to view my child’s grades and attendance?

    We offer Genesis Parent Portal Access.  There is a link on CMS’s homepage.

     

    How do I get a Genesis login for Parent Portal?

    Contact Sally Moreno at central office at smoreno@chatham-nj.org or (973) 457-2560.

     

    How do we choose electives for the next academic school year?

    We post electronic electives election forms near the end of the school year which are available on our website.  You will be notified when the forms are open and available.

     

    Are there parent/teacher conferences at CMS?

    We do not have parent/teacher conferences.  We accommodate throughout the year as needed.  Each team meets multiple times throughout the week which could be used as conference times.  You can contact the team leader to schedule a conference if needed.

     

    Can my child drop or add electives once the school year has began?

    There is a two week drop/add period at the beginning of the semester.  A note from the child’s guardian is needed to drop courses.

     

    What if I have a concern about a specific subject area for my child?

    We always recommend contacting the teacher first to discuss the concern.

     

    If I am going through a family issue, should I let my child’s counselor know?

    Yes.  Please do contact us.  We are here to support your child in school and offer resources as needed.

     

    How can my child access the school counselor during the school day?

    Students can ask their teacher to go to the counseling office if it is urgent. If not urgent, they can come down between classes, during cycle, physical education, electives, or lunch to talk or to make an appointment.

     

                  

Essential Intent

The vision of Chatham Middle School is to provide a secure, stimulating learning environment in which students find both challenge and support. Our school fosters a fundamental respect for oneself, the environment, and the world's diverse population, while recognizing the unique and complex nature of the middle school student. Chatham Middle School offers broad exposure to, and opportunities for, exploration so that individual interests and strengths can be developed. We encourage intellectual risk-taking, responsibility for one's actions, and the development of strong inter-personal relationships. Our school promotes learning that is relevant and establishes connections to the outside world, so that students may become successful, responsible and contributing citizens.

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