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May 26, 2016 - Moving Up Day

posted May 26, 2016, 12:03 PM by Art Trombley   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:37 AM ]


Out with the "old" and in with the new. Senior Kim Reville performed one her last duties as Student Council President this afternoon before turning the duties over to new president Kyle Tower and vice-president Lena Spence. 



Moving Up Day

You know the song - the moving from section to section - the flowers for seniors. What you might now know is the auditorium is much cooler than you remember thanks to air conditioning. Many students were recognized for their achievements this afternoon. Perfect attendance - art work - FFA members - athletes - honor roll students - the marching band - and so much more. 
The event begins with some major monetary awards for deserving juniors. Thousands of dollars in scholarships were awarded to Kyle Tower, Karlee Martin, Michael West, Alex Hoit, Lena Spence, Jeremy Rabideau, Jeremy Patnode, Morgan Lamica, Chris Redmond, Emily Dwyer, Alicia Cook, Rachael Young, Emily Dwyer and Zach Taylor (if I missed someone please let me know). 
Grace Harrigan took a few moments to honor the FFA students for their achievements all year long. Austin Green received the Comptroller Award. Check out all the pictures of other award winners.
Bud Emond from the American Legion Post 219 in Malone took a moment to honor Mrs. Trombley and Marching Band for participating in the parade every year. There was a little something for everyone and far too many other awards winners to mention here. Dozens of students with perfect attendance, honor roll mentions, deserving students, leadership awards, art awards - I know if I tried to list more I would forget more. Congratulations to all. 

Moving Up Day


April 21, 2016 Color Wars

posted Apr 21, 2016, 11:32 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 11:50 AM ]

CCS 2016 04 21 Color Wars Green


CCS 2016 04 21 Color Wars


A win for the Sophomores.  As usual the gym was rocking for the annual Color Wars. The sophomores came away with the win in part due to their success with the egg drop. The event featured some amazing relay race wins by the 8th grade team and Douglas. Stutes kept the crowd on it's feet with his impressive style. The seventh graders show a lot of team work. The juniors were - loud - that's for sure. 
It was a great way to end a long stretch of school, cold weather and testing. 
Time for a break and a chance to reset for the final push to the end of the year. When we return it will be may already. Yes - may already. 
We hope you all have a great vacation. 
Thanks to Mrs. Gardiner and student council for spearheading the event. Thanks to Mrs. Trombley and Mrs. Coulliard for helping with the pictures. There is one set of pictures here that come to you from Mr. Green's camera. It still feels a little odd using it but I know he would love that I am putting it to use grabbing some final shots of Skittles. 

CCS - 2016 04 21 Color Wars 2



April 21, 2016 - First Annual Egg Drop

posted Apr 21, 2016, 7:40 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 8:38 AM ]

Egg Drop Winners

4th grade - Aleah Simonsen
5th grade - Brandon Leonard
6th grade - Emily Dibble and Serena Cowan
7th grade - Lily White
8th grade - Cooper Beaudin, Riley Leary, Cameron Tracy
9th grade - Tristan Niles
10th grade - Morgan Thomas, Taylor Staples, Cody Warriner, and Faith Strachan
11th grade - Jeffrey Stemmer, Claudia Boyer, Emily LaMere
12th grade - Austin Green

Students in all grades packed the "big gym" for the first annual Egg Drop. The Rules were pretty simple - build something that would save an egg from a drop. Mr. Sandvig nearly banged his head off the ceiling of the gym as he scaled to the appropriate height in the lift (thanks. Mr. Beach). He dropped dozens of contraptions designed to safeguard the eggs. Some were amazingly creative, but not too successful. Others did not look like much, but the eggs were safe. There are quite a few Ooohs and Aaahs - many cheers and far too many smiles to count. These might well be some of the most joyous and happy pictures/videos I have take in quite some time. Great weather (finally) the excitement of vacation, the egg drop, the color wars - they all combined to put some great energy into the building. 
We hope everyone has a wonderful break. I will post a link to the videos and provide a list of the winners once I get it. 

CCS - 2016 04 21 Egg Drop 2



January 30, 2016 - Science Olympiad

posted Feb 1, 2016, 11:44 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 11:46 AM ]

From Ms. Rieger - "On Saturday a team of students from CCS joined 12 other schools in some serious science competitions.  Chateaugay placed 4th overall, competing in all 20 events.  Chateaugay had several first place winners, including Andrea LaBier and Kayley Whyte in Human Anatomy; Austin Green and Patrick Boyea in Electric Vehicle; and Zach Taylor and Alex Hoit in Robot Arm.  3rd place finishers included Jeffrey Stemmer and Mike West in Bridge Building and Trevor Coe and Jeffrey Stemmer in Wright Stuff.  Congratulations also to Karlee Martin, Savannah Daoust, Kyle Tower, Michael Sandvig and Matthew Fleury for all of their hard work.  A note of thanks to Trent Hanley, Eric Sandvig and Diane Harrigan for helping out as well."

She asked me to spice this up a bit but I think she did a pretty decent job - you know - for a science teacher. She did want me to mention the picture of three CCS grads. Eric and Katie Legacy along with Ben Roulston are pictured here as well. They helped with some of the events. It is noted that Ben and Katie will be heading to the Boston area. Ben will be working toward his PHD and Katie will be working on her master's degree. Eric hopes to finish at Clarkson soon. It is nice to see the influence the science program at CCS has had on our students. Thanks Ms. Rieger for your dedication. 

Science Olympiad


Greeno's Car


October 30, 2015 - Halloween Skits and Pictures

posted Oct 30, 2015, 8:23 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Oct 30, 2015, 8:26 AM ]

CCS - 2015 10 30 Halloween Skits

How about some video clips of the skits. Really creative. Thanks to Mr. Gugliotta for handling the video taping duties along with Alex Hoit. YouTube Playlist

October 25, 2015 - Murder at the Goon Show

posted Oct 25, 2015, 11:15 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Oct 30, 2015, 11:19 AM ]

Who dunnit? Who won the talent based competition called The Goon Show? Who was the scary lady with the blonde wig? What bugs were eaten? How do you spell "mudur" anyway? I could go on and on with the questions - like - why was that person arrested at the end? Which of the LaBare twins was in the suit? 
It was another fun night in the CCS auditorium as the Class of 2016 presented the annual Senior Play. Congratulations to all the participants for putting on a fun show. It is always enjoyable to see students put themselves out there on stage and have fun. 
Check out all the players HERE in the program



CCS - 2015 10 24 Senior Play


October 7, 2015 - Super Cellular Sessions

posted Oct 7, 2015, 6:59 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 6:59 AM ]

Not really alliteration I know - but it sounds cool when you say it out loud. 

From Ms. Rieger - "Students from the 6th classes of Mrs.LaPlante and Mrs Dumas were treated to an exceptional cellular display. The College Human Biology class invited the students to participate in 6 different activities that focused on the structures in cells.  Students were making jello animal cells, graham cracker plant cells, playing a little bingo and basketball, using the chrome books to play a cell game and finally coloring cell structures.  The college students did a fantastic job instructing and reviewing cell structures with the 6th graders."

From me (she said I could spice it up a bit): What do get when you combine jello, graham crackers, basketball and bingo? Well you either get a frat party scene from a movie or a day in Ms. Reiger's class. One of the best reasons to be a CCS is that high school students can become teachers and role models for elementary students. This week the College Human Biology Class worked with students from the classes Mr. LaPlante and Mrs. Dumas. Cell structure was discussed using the snack foods along with a cell game on the Chromebook. There was an informational bingo station and some time to shoot hoops. Hands on learning and great collaboration. However, if I start seeing red solo cups in her room I am going to worry. Enjoy the pictures. 

(OK - which one sounds more fun?)

CCS - 2015 10 07 Rieger Science


October 5, 2015 - 4H Trip

posted Oct 5, 2015, 6:48 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 6:49 AM ]

From Mr. Walley - "Recently students from the Ag Science class of Mr. Walley participated in the Franklin County Conservation Days At 4-H Camp Overlook.  Thirteen students  presented to  4th and 5th graders of area schools on the topic of Animal Camouflage, Identifying animal prints, and the differences in tree leaf structures.  Animal Camouflage included giving a brief explanation of the various ways animals blend into the environment and then the opportunity to find students dressed in hunting camouflage, Tracking animals is becoming a lost art, however by recognizing the prints, pattern, and place the kids learned to identify various local animals. In Tree Bingo leaf samples where sorted based on type, arrangement, shape, and outside margin and then placed on a "bingo" board as a game.  Students had a week to prepare introductions and content, however they developed  deeper presentation skills as they presented 8 times during the day. "

4th Grade Field Trip.Blair-Wilcox


CCS - Field trip from Mr. Walley


September 30, 2015 - Shut Up and Dance With Me

posted Sep 30, 2015, 5:08 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 5:08 AM ]

Girls just want to have fun. I think everybody Wang Chunged at the fall dance. I know a few people wanted to dance with somebody. They got footloose and danced on the ceiling. It was the danger zone in the gym for the fall dance. Funny though - I was there in the 80s and I am not sure we looked like that. We were much cooler. Thanks to Mrs. Gardiner for all the pictures from the first dance of the school season. I do appreciate the big hair, the neon, the t-shirts and more. 

CCS - 2015 09 29 Fall Dance

September 28, 2015 - Take a Hike

posted Sep 28, 2015, 6:48 AM by Art Trombley   [ updated Sep 28, 2015, 6:48 AM ]

CCS - 2015 09 28 Hike


Ever tell someone to take a hike? Ever want to say this to Ms. Rieger? Well now you do not have to. She took some brave students and a few fellow teachers, a custodian and superintendent to trek up McKenzie Mountain. It has an elevation of 3890 feet. At times the climbers had to really climb on their hands and knees. It was a nearly 10.5 mile hike. thankfully the weather was great. I also heard that the stops to refuel with some chocolate were very welcome. Especially by Trey. Chris Cook and Kieran Gibson lead the charge up the mountain. For those on the trip who were tired - I also heard that Ms. Rieger won the women's division in a bike race the day before. I took a nap both days. Great pictures!

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