Chateaugay Central School

PO Box 904, Chateaugay, New York, 12920
Phone - (518)497-6611: Fax - (518)497-3170
2023-2024 School Year Calendar 


December 20, 2023, 7:00 PM - Wizards of Winter Tickets - More information about the Wizards of Winter

Today our Junior National Honor Society helped at parent drop off! We are loving this new tradition 

Another year of beautiful collaboration! Mr. Martin's 3rd grade class joined Kindergarten in making our Christmas Countdown craft! So much fun was had by all!

Kindergarteners continued the tradition of making Christmas countdown chains with our third grade friends. We had lots of fun and are grateful for the help from Mrs. McDonald’s class. 😊🎄

They made it! Thank you for the picture, Mrs. Rieger. We hope everyone is having a wonderful time. 

Mrs. Dwyer stopped by the art room and was impressed with this work from Lily Boyea. 

Parents:  We encourage you to watch this video.  Brian Montgomery spoke to our students in grades 5-12 today about some of the dangers that our kids can face on the internet.  Students in grades 7-12 viewed the video.  Mr. Montgomery spoke directly to our 5th and 6th graders, without the video.  Mr. Montgomery's son, Walker was a victim of sextortion.  Unfortunately, Walker died by suicide because of this.  We want to make all of our students and all of our parents aware of this very real danger.  Please talk to your children and let them know that you are here to help no matter what situation they may find themselves in.  

As Mr. Montgomery said, nothing good happens between 10 pm and 6 am.  Please consider a rule about no internet access at night.  This is a simple step that we can take to help keep our children safe. 

November 28, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians - Class of 2024,

We would like to invite you to attend a meeting on December 12, 2023, at 6 pm regarding the annual senior trip. This meeting should only last approximately 30 minutes.

This meeting provides an excellent opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the trip itinerary, costs, rules, etc. At the meeting, we will give you information about the tentative itinerary, the trip cost, and student expectations/behaviors and rules. The meeting will be:

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 6 pm in Room 125 (Ms. Stewart’s Rm). Attendance at this meeting satisfies our requirement of a meeting between the Principal and the parents of any student participating in the trip. If you cannot attend this meeting, please call the office to set up a separate meeting at another time. No student will be able to attend the trip without a meeting and signature from parents. We hope to see you there.

Sincerely, Kate Dwyer HS principal

From Mrs. Dwyer: I stopped into our welding class today and was fortunate enough to watch Todd Sparling working on a torch cart. Metalworking is a new class this year at CCS.

Memories from the last few weeks courtesy of Miss Swinton.  Some Thanksgiving lessons and of course decorating the tree!

From Mrs. Sweatt: After reading the book, Balloons Over Broadway, students were challenged to design their own freestanding balloon for the Macy's parade. They had some setbacks but didn't let that stop them. They showed great perseverance and teamwork and created some amazing balloons.

Something different. Mrs. Calnon and Mrs. Jones-King interviewed some of out little Bulldogs and asked them what they liked about the first 10 weeks of school.

Pictures from the Bulldog Pride Awards held on November 17, 2023. Congratulations to all of these students. Mrs. Calnon is very proud of her boys and girls. 

Congratulations to these Area All-State musicians from CCS for their weekend concert in Saranac Lake. Mrs. Trombley and Mrs. Hodges are very proud of them all. 

From Mrs. Blair-Wilcox: The kiddos in Mrs. Blair-Wilcox's 4th grade and Mrs. McComb's PreK 4 classrooms got together to complete a STEM challenge.  They were tasked with creating a cage for the turkey so that it would be safe and not fly away before Thanksgiving dinner.  They did a great job working together to make some very creative cages.  After the activity, we listened to a Thanksgiving story made and enjoyed a trail mix.  We hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoys this special time with their families!

Fun with board games during the October BARK event. Thank you for the pictures, Mrs. Sampica-Manor. 

From Mrs. Dwyer: Today our HS LEAD team helped at morning drop off!  We are thankful for their leadership this morning and every day in our building!

From Mrs. McDonald:

Mrs. McDonald's 3rd-grade class celebrated National Butter Day by making our own butter. It took a lot of muscle and a little patience, but it was worth it. We enjoyed the fruits of our labor on saltine crackers! YUM!

From Mrs. Patnode: It was a turkey glasses kind of day.

New Developments Show That Psychology is a Must-Have in Your Schedule
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As of two days ago, two days ago I have since interviewed a few young women (Sophia Nemier, Victoria Titus, and Angela Dwyer) who take Mrs. McArdle’s 9th period first and second quarter college Psychology class. 

As someone who, in previous years, was interested in the class but wasn’t sure what it’s like, I’m looking to solve this cycle by asking a couple questions that may spark the interest of students who plan on taking the course next year.

I first asked each student why they decided to take psychology this year

N: “Because it sounded interesting.”

D: “I’ve always been interested in psych, and I wanted to take it last year and I couldn’t and so I took it this year.”

T: “Me also.”

As you can tell, there was interest but all three students weren’t entirely sure how the class was and how it would work.

I followed with my next question: 

Q: “What do you think has been the most interesting thing you’ve learned in psychology so far?”

D: “Probably the project we did where we got to pick out a career and I got to learn more about a career I was interested in at the time.”

The project that Dwyer was referring to was one in which each peer got to pick a career in psychology to present to the class after doing some research and forming a pamphlet that held said information; the careers ranged from criminal psychologist to speech pathologist.

I then moved on to ask:

Q: “Would you recommend psychology to any upcoming students who will be able to take the class in the following year(s) and why?”

N: “I would because it’s kind of hard, but it’s also really fun, and I like the projects that we do.”

The class, instead of doing just conventional worksheets, focuses a lot on hands-on activities like the many projects that involve whatever the students are learning about. The Sleep Lab even involves taking a nap in class! 

T: “I agree with Soph because it’s very interesting and a lot different than the other classes we take.”

D: “I would recommend it to literally anyone because even if you’re not interested in that career, psych is something you can use in any career.”

Dwyer expressed how she felt that psychology is a much-needed class, and how it can help even in just your day-to-day life.

To wrap up this segment, it is quite apparent that students who take psychology are never bored in class, and truly believe that what they’re working on is both important and interesting. By focusing on projects and activities that involve every student to work together or really think through a problem, it makes the students feel more submerged in the subject.

According to these seniors, psychology is a must-take if you’re considering it! - Mya Simonsen reporting

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