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									       February 2010                     CHS PTO Newsletter                            Page 1


               Chatham High School PTO Newsletter




                                   Have a fun and safe winter recess
                                           February 15 - 19




School Contacts

CHS!                               973-457-2505
Fax Line!                          973-635-8670
                                                                      2010 PTO Meeting Dates
Attendance!                        973-457-2505 Option 1
School Counseling Offices!          973-457-2533                   February 24, 2010 (7:30 p.m.)
Athletic Office!                    973-457-2534                   March 24, 2010 (7:00 p.m.)
Athletic Fax Line!                 973-635-1386                   April 21, 2010 (7:30 p.m.)
Nurse!                             973-457-2535                   May 19, 2009 (7:30 p.m.)
SAC !                              973-457-2536
Media Center!                      973-457-2537
Staff Voicemail Directory
Faculty and Staff Directory


The Main Office is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




            Save the Date S PTO Fashion Show S March 26, 2010



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Months at a Glance!                                                                    4
CHS Schedule (effective January 26, 2010)!                                             6
PTO President Message!                                                                 7
CHS PTO January 21, 2010 Minutes!                                                      9
Principalsʼ Letter!                                                                  11
February Announcements!                                                              12
     Healthy News from the Cafeteria Committee!                                       12
     Thanks to Mrs. Gironda and the Hospitality Committee!                            13

“Hollywood” PTO Fashion Show March 26!                                               14
     Fashion Show Basket Donations Needed!                                            15
     Fashion Show 2010 Donor Form!                                                    16
     Calling All Bakers ... Fashion Show Needs You!!                                  17

Chatham Counselorsʼ Corner!                                                          18
Class News!                                                                          22
     Seniors!                                                                         22
     CHS Project Graduation 2010!                                                     22

World Language!                                                                      23
     German Club!                                                                     23

Music News!                                                                          24
     CMTB: Adding Sparkle To Your Donation!                                           25

NJ Science League!                                                                   26
     CHS Students Showed Well in First Competition!                                   26

Sports!                                                                              27
     Spring Sports Forms Due February 26th!                                           27
     Potential Fencing Team for Chatham High School!                                  27
     Helpful Information from the Athletic Booster Club!                              28
     Athletic Booster Club Bash April 30th!                                           29

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Student Assistance Coordinator!                                                       30
The Municipal Alliance Committee (MACC)!                                              32
      NAMI Offers Free Training Seminars in March-April!                               32
      3rd Annual Family Ice Skating Event!                                             33
      Helping Hand!                                                                    35

CHS References and Directories!                                                       39
      Staff Voicemail Directory!                                                       40
      Faculty and Staff Directory!                                                     42
      PTO Board!                                                                       45
      Daily Rotation Schedule!                                                         47
      2009 - 2010 Traffic and Parking Lot Patterns!                                     48




In between monthly newsletters, be sure to check for announcements from
the PTO on our website.




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Months at a Glance ! !             !       !      !         !    !      !       !


2009/2010 UPCOMING EVENTS
!     !       !
February 1          Report Cards Distributed, 2:30 p.m.
                    Junior Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium
                    SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
February 2          Athletic Boosters Meeting, 6:00 p.m., IMC
                    Snowdate for Junior Parent Meeting
February 3          Snowdate for Eighth Grade Parent Curriculum Night
                    Music/Theater Boosters Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Lafayette Lounge
                    SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
February 4          Course Selection Day – Periods 1-8
                    Swim Team Pasta Dinner, 7:45 p.m., Cafeteria
February 5          Snowdate for Course Selection
                    Senior Class Movie Night, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
                    Pulp Jam, 7:00 p.m., Cafeteria
February 8          SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
                    Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 58 Meyersville Road
February 10         SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
                    Key Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
February 15-19      Winter Recess
February 22         SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
February 24         SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
                    PTO Meeting, 7:30 p.m., IMC

March 1             PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
                    SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
                    Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 58 Meyersville Road
March 2             HSPA Testing for Juniors
                    Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7:00 p.m., IMC
March 3             HSPA Testing for Juniors
                    Mid-Marking Period
                    Dress Rehearsal for Senior Citizens, 4:00 p.m., Auditorium
                    Music/Theater Boosters Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Lafayette Lounge
March 4             HSPA Testing for Juniors
                    Grease, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
March 5             Spring Sports Practices Begin
                    Grease, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium
March 6             Breakfast with the Musicians, 8:30 a.m., Cafeteria
                    Grease, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium
March 7             Snowdate for Grease, 2:00 p.m., Auditorium



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March 8             PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
                    SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
March 9             HSPA Make Ups
March 10            HSPA Make Ups
                    SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m.
                    Key Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
March 11            HSPA Make Ups
                    Spring Sports Parents/Coaches Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Cafeteria
March 13            SATs at Chatham High School, 8:00 a.m.
March 15            PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
                    Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 58 Meyersville Road
March 22            PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
March 23            Kiwanis Fish & Chips Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Cafeteria
March 24            PTO/Parent Information Session, 7:00 p.m., IMC
March 25            Senior Art Show
March 26            PTO Fashion Show, A/B Gym
March 31            Boys’ Lacrosse Team Dinner, 6:00 p.m., Cafeteria




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CHS Schedule (effective January 26, 2010)

Block 1        7:45 – 8:42
Block 2*       8:46 – 9:43
Block 3        9:47 – 10:46
Lunch          10:46 – 11:34
                                                  Lab A ends 11:09
                                                  Lab B begins 11:11
Block 4        11:34 – 12:33
Block 5        12:37 – 1:34
Block 6        1:38 – 2:35


8-Period Day

Block 1        7:45 – 8:27
Block 2*       8:31 – 9:13
Block 3        9:17 – 9:59
Block 4        10:03 – 10:46
Lunch          10:46 – 11:34
Block 5        11:34 – 12:17
Block 6        12:21 – 1:03
Block 7        1:07 – 1:49
Block 8        1:53 – 2:35



Half-Day Schedule

Block 1        7:45 – 8:24
Block 2*       8:28 – 9:08
Block 3        9:12 – 9:51
Block 4        9:55 – 10:34
Block 5        10:38 – 11:17
Block 6        11:21 – 12:00


Delayed Opening Schedule

Block 3*   9:45 – 10:46



*Attendance is taken during this block.



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PTO President Message


February 2010

The PTO is starting to really roll again, after a short hiatus over the December holiday break.

Thank you to all who attended our EARLY morning meeting on Thursday, January 21st. We
were glad to see some new faces and we do hope to see you again at some of our future
meetings. Please refer to the minutes for the matters that were addressed at the meeting.
They are in our PTO section on the CHS website and are included in this newsletter.

A heartfelt thank you to CHS Teacher Mark Jones for his post PTO meeting, parent information
session presentation of “Math and Music”. To use current “language”, OMG, those looked like
hard formulas…. I had vivid memories of high school calculus come to me. It could not have
been so hard back in those dark ages…. As a generally non-musical person, it was fascinating
to see the connection (my musical husband, told me it was a no-brainer #$%@). It was also a
great plesasure to be enjoying the program in the auditorium with such well-behaved and
attentive high schoolers. When they all left for lunch at 10:30, I had to laugh and think I was
ready for another cup of coffee, not a sandwich.

While we did not have many committee reports at the meeting, I do know that many of you are
working hard. So thank you. Much of what happens on the PTO is behind the scenes and I
want to make sure that you all know how much your efforts are appreciated.

The Ways and Means Committee has been hard at work gearing up for our major fundraiser, the
CHS Fashion Show. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 26th and we welcome your
support by attending, buying raffle tickets to the many outstanding baskets that will be there and
for making basket donations. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact the
Fashion Show committee heads, Jennifer Cosgrove and Lisa Tencic.

Speaking of Ways and Means, our committee has generally focused on our one major fundraiser
each year and we are so grateful to be able to enjoy the outstanding event. We think that it may
be time to establish a second Ways and Means committee to oversee some smaller fundraisers.
Many great opportunities come along that we think would interest our parent and student
community, and it would be nice to have a committee to help us undertake some of them. We
will discuss this further at the next PTO meeting.


We will begin our Nomination process for the PTO Board for the school year 2010-2011. We
look forward to some new faces to join us in our endeavors! Look for more information on the
website and in the next newsletter. Our contact person for Nominating is Paula Lam.




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This is the start of the budget process for the 2010-2011 school year for the Board of Education.
Jim OʼNeill our superintendant, attends a PTO meeting at each school during the months of
February and March to keep us informed of what is going on behind the scenes to prepare the
budget in these tough economic times.

We encourage you to be informed and have your opinions heard. You do not need to attend that
particular school to attend the beginning portion of the PTO meeting to hear Jim speak. So see
what fits into your calendar and make an effort to go. He generally speaks for the first ½-1 hour
of the scheduled meeting. The dates, times and locations are listed below:

The following dates are when Jim OʼNeill or other school board members will discuss the
upcoming school district budget at PTO meetings:

-Southern Boulevard School          March 9         7:30 pm
- Chatham Middle School             February 11     9 am
- Milton Avenue School              March 9         9 am
- Lafayette Avenue School           March 18        9:15 am
- Washington Ave School             March 10        9 am
- Chatham High School               March 24        7 pm

As you can see, he will attend our CHS PTO March 24th meeting and we will start at 7PM. By
then the budget process is coming to a close and the information a bit more “solid”, so his
presentation at our meeting is extremely informative and valuable. There will also be the first
public Budget Advisory Sessions held on February 22nd at the township municipal building. Our
parent community and the public are encouraged to attend these meetings as well.

Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30pm in the Media
Center.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Have a great month and enjoy the Winter Break!

Marianne Slamm
CHS PTO President
Jslamm3@optonline.net




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CHS PTO January 21, 2010 Minutes

Present: The list of attendees is on file.

8:05 —Called to order. November’s PTO minutes were approved.

Marianne Slamm, President
The College Parent Forum will be next week. There are two sessions, Tuesday, January 26th
from 9am - 11am, and Thursday, January 28th from 7pm to 9pm. Both will be held in the
Presbyterian Church. The nominating process for the PTO will begin soon.

Steven Lee, Treasurer (presented by Jean McFadden)
It was a quiet month. For the SAT class, the income immediately goes out to pay the teachers. A
motion was made and approved for the Treasurer’s report.

Karen Jackson, Vice President
District cabinet covered the following topics:
   • Jobs are available for working on the census. More information can be found at http://
        2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/.
   • Jim O’Neill will be at our March 24th PTO meeting to discuss the budget. The meeting will
        start at 7:00pm. There will be budget discussion meetings for each of the schools. You
        are more than welcome to attend any of these budget discussions, regardless of where
        they are held. The schedule is as follows:
            o Southern Boulevard School             March 9       7:30 pm
            o Chatham Middle School                 February 11 9 am
            o Milton Avenue School                  March 9       9 am
            o Lafayette Avenue School               March 18      9:15 am
            o Washington Ave School                 March 10      9 am
   • Budget advisory meetings, which are open to the public, will also be held at the Board of
        Ed on February 22. This meeting starts at 7pm. It will provide more in-depth information
        on the proposed budget.
   • Mandarin Chinese will be offered in both the High School and the Middle School in
        September.
   • The Board is trying to get representatives from Chatham to go to speak to our
        government representatives. Contact Alan Routh or the Board of Ed if interested.
   • Washington Ave School is currently piloting Capture Point (the Recreation Department
        uses this for registrations) for parents to register and pay for their after school enrichment
        program. Other schools, including the High School, are monitoring this and considering
        this system for activities they collect money for, such as the Fashion Show and dues.

Old Business/New Business, Marianne Slamm, President
The PTO purchased an additional AED machine for the High School. It is located in the lobby for
easy access.



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School Report, Darren Groh & Mike LaSusa, Co-Principals
The December and January concerts went very well. Starting on Tuesday, January 26th school
will start at 7:45, rather than 7:30. Busses will still come at the same time, because the same
route is used throughout schools in the district. It is critical that busses remain on time because
this is tied into our state aid. The media center will be open, and we are hoping that the cafeteria
will be able to offer more breakfast type items. Eighth grade curriculum night will be held earlier,
at the Middle School, before the 8th graders decide on their curriculum for their Freshman year.
The 8th grade orientation for parents has been moved from February to April, to put it a little
closer to the start of High School. Students meet with their advisors at different times during the
year, depending upon their grade level.

Ways and Means, Jen Cosgrove, Lisa Tencic
We are gearing up for the Fashion Show. Sign up forms will be going home to the seniors if they
are interested in modeling. The Fashion Show will be held on March 26th. We are looking for
volunteers, as well as donations for baskets,

8:40—Meeting adjourned. The meeting was followed by a parent information session on
     Math and Music

Minutes Respectfully Submitted,


Clarissa Walsh
PTO Secretary




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Principalsʼ Letter

February 2010

Dear Parent,

It is hard to believe that we have already reached the midway point of the year! As we enter the
month of February, we would like to review one of the most important processes of the school
year, which is the scheduling of students for the upcoming year.

As we are working with a new student information system this year, some of our procedures
have changed a bit, so we would like to make mention of them here. The first step in this
process actually will have occurred toward the end of January, when our school counselors
visited English classrooms to distribute our Program of Studies and discuss the course selection
process with students. At the same time, our Counseling Office will make available to students a
form on which they must enter their elective choices for next year’s schedule. The primary
change from years past is that this form will deal only with electives, and be available for
students to print from the First Class Student Center over the period of two weeks. By February
4, teachers in core subjects will have made recommendations for course placement for next
year. This day will also be a special “8-period” day in which all classes meet and students have
a final opportunity to discuss course selection with each of their teachers. At the end of this day,
we will collect the elective form from students and then we can begin in earnest to build next
year’s master schedule. We encourage you to discuss any questions you have about course
selection with your child’s school counselor and/or teachers. The more thought and
communication that takes place now, the better we are able to deliver a master schedule that
takes into account the needs and preferences of all students.

Although your child likely does not need a reminder about this, we would also like to point out
that this February students have a one-week vacation from school. Such a break has not been
a part of our schedule in recent years. We mention it here only because soon after students
return to school we will enter a phase of testing (H.S.P.A. for juniors and S.A.T. for those
choosing to take it) right at the beginning of March. In addition, our spring musical, Grease,
opens up the first week of March. Given these undertakings, it is important that students rest up
over the February break, but also return to school ready to almost immediately pick up their
game.

We hope that the final full month of winter is a good one for you and your family. Thank you as
always for the support you give our school and students.

Sincerely,



Darren Groh and Mike LaSusa
Principals

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February Announcements




Healthy News from the Cafeteria Committee

After four months with Chartwells, things are moving along nicely. At our January Cafeteria
Committee meeting Ralph Goodwin reported that our overall lunch counts for the district have
increased by 6.2% however, that number is low as the Cougar Deli and new a la carte items like
sushi are not included. We hope to be getting actual sales numbers by the next newsletter
release. All indications from all schools is that satisfaction with food has increased over previous
years.

Here is a quick list of highlights from the meeting:
Food/Education:
   • There are no fryers being used at any of the schools.
   • 90% of the food at CHS is made on site from scratch, 50% at CMS.
   • Our fresh veggies are primarily coming from 2 New Jersey farms.
   • Focus/feedback meetings are being conducted at each school that include Chartwells,
       school Principal, and small number of students.
   • Looking into ways to increase nutrition education.

Recycling:
  • All three elementary schools are using plastic, reusable trays.
  • All schools are completely Styrofoam free.
  • Ralph and Chartwells are working on starch based plates and utensils (100%
      compostable).
  • There was waste audit done at the high school on Friday, Jan 15. Ralph and Chartwells
      are looking at a composter that converts food scraps into compost is 7 days. The goal is
      to have 100% of our waste either recycled (cans, plastic bottles, cardboard) or
      composted. Iʼll report those results when they are available.

High School Offerings:
   • Breakfast – Breakfast is offered starting at 7:00am. Such items as bacon or sausage
      egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich, french toast sticks, tater tots, fruit, cereal, and
      bagels are some of the items available.
   • After school deli: Cougar Deli is open from 2:30-3:00 for sandwiches to take to athletic
      events or just as a snack.


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On another note: Chartwells continues to make it clear that they are committed to working
closely with Ralph, all principles, and parents to provide fresh, appealing, tasty, nutritious food to
our students. You can tell by the way Bob McBreen, Chef Aaron, and Chef Sal present
themselves at the meetings and by the results weʼve seen. They and their employees are
enthusiastic, encourage communication throughout the system from student to head chef, and
there is much pride in the food and service they are providing. This message came across loud
and clear at our last Cafeteria Committee meeting.

!                                                   -- Heather Gerding




Thanks to Mrs. Gironda and the Hospitality Committee




        "Hats Off" to Lori Gironda, Assistant Principal at CHS for a very
        successful alumni reunion on December 22. The CHS Hospitality
        Committee provided breakfast "nibbles" before the group moved
        into the auditorium for the panel Q&A session. This event is a
        great way for current seniors at CHS to gain first-hand knowledge of
        college life from former CHS students and friends!




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“Hollywood” PTO Fashion Show March 26




                            Chatham High School
                          Annual PTO Fashion Show




                             Friday, March 26, 2010




                      Look for your invitation in the mail!

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Fashion Show Basket Donations Needed

Please consider a contribution to the Basket Auction at the Fashion Show.
We depend on the generosity of the parent community to make this event a success. The
Fashion Show is Chatham High School PTO's only fundraiser for 2010.

Here's how you can help.:
You can give individually or with a group. You may purchase your own basket idea or send a
check and we will do the shopping. Either way, we’ll take care of the wrapping. Please make
checks out to: CHS PTO (write Fashion Show in the memo). Past auction ideas that have been
popular include: Event tickets, a week or two in a vacation home, jewelry, designer clothing,
decorative items, sports items, electronics, etc.

To donate, please contact the Basket Coordinators:
   Gerardina Callahan – Co Chair
   77 Highland Ave
   Chatham, N.J. 07928
   973 - 701 - 0141
   Callaha7@optonline.net

   Joanne Morris – Co Chair
   973-714-7407
   Joanne@morrisanimalinn.com

   Grace Foca, 973-701-0104, ggfoca@aol.com
   Stephanie Hosbein, 973-635-6356, thehoses@aol.com

Donations should be delivered to the above address no later than Wed, March 17, 2010. There
is a receptacle for donations at the front entry. When delivering your contribution, please make
sure to include the completed Donor Form on the following page.




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                                Fashion Show 2010 Donor Form

Name of Donor (s) __________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
Name of Business _________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________
City ______________________ State ______ Zip Code __________
Email address _________________________________ Phone ____________________


Description of Donation (please include as much information as possible – color, size,
material, number, date/time restrictions, exchange restrictions, location of seats etc)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________


Any display materials included (i.e. brochures etc)? _________________________
             Estimated Fair Market Value $___________
If donation is a cash or check: Amount $___________

Delivery and Instructions:
Item enclosed _______ Item to be sent/delivered on (date) _____________
Item to be picked up on (date) __________
Special delivery instructions ____________________________________________


                    Please return form and donations by Wed. 3/17 to:


Gerardina Callahan – Auction Co-Chair
77 Highland Ave.
Callaha7@optonline.net or 973-701-0141 or 973-222-2517


Joanne Morris – Auction Co-Chair – 973-714-7407, joanne@morrisanimalinn.com,
Grace Foca – 973-701-0104, ggfoca@aol.com
Stephanie Hosbein – 973-635-6356, thehoses@aol.com


PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: CHS PTO, write Fashion Show in memo line



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Calling All Bakers ... Fashion Show Needs You!

The CHS Hospitality Committee needs over 50 bakers to provide homemade baked goods,
cookies, plus additional donations of cheese/fruit platters, etc. for the upcoming Fashion Show.
Please email Lee Ann Taylor at lataylor@optonline.net (Subject Line - Fashion Show Baker) if
you can help out. Thank you!




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Chatham Counselorsʼ Corner




Mark Your Calendars:

February 1           “College Admission:           A College Perspective” for junior students
                     and their parents, 7:00PM, CHS Auditorium. See below.
February 2           Snow date for Junior Parent Meeting “Aspects of College Admission: A
                     College Perspective.”
February 4           Registration deadline for March 13 administration of SAT Reasoning Test
                     given at CHS.
February 5-18        Late registration deadline for March 13 SAT Reasoning Test.
February 6           ACTs (American College Tests) given at nearby schools.
March 5              Registration deadline for April 10 ACTs given at nearby schools.
March 6-19           Late registration deadline for April 10 ACTs given at nearby schools.

New Book Titles Donated to Counseling Office

The school counselors were pleased to accept the donation of a variety of book titles from the
Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams. The books are meant to replace some of the dated
materials found on the coffee table within the office waiting area. Counselors were like kids in a
candy store while making selections they thought would be appropriate for visitors to the office to
peruse. The generous gift is greatly appreciated and I am certain will be enjoyed by the many visitors
to the office. On your next visit to the office, be sure to review the new books.

Local Scholarship Application for Seniors

The local scholarship packet and application for scholarships were posted electronically in January.
Students have access to the electronic application (Chatham High School website), and hard copies
will be available in the School Counseling Office.

In spite of the difficult economic environment, community donors and organizations continue to be
very generous in providing monetary awards to be used for further study. However, the scholarship
program not only provides the dollars to defray college costs, but also is an opportunity to recognize
individual achievement and effort on the part of the awardee. We take great pride in being able to be
a part of honoring students in this way.

Interested students should be mindful of the posted deadline of March 5, 2010. There can be no
exceptions made for late submission. If you have any questions regarding the application, please
contact either Ms. Scerbo or Mr. Barbato in the School Counseling Office.

Funding the College Education

The annual Financial Aid Workshop was held on January 5. While the evening was well attended
and informative, unfortunately it was cut short due to the illness of the presenter, Ms. Gillard.

Several attendees requested a copy of the Power Point presentation. Ms. Gilliard has agreed to
allow the posting of the document on the School Counseling website. Please visit the School


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Counseling website to view the presentation. If after viewing the presentation, if you have any
questions please contact Ms. Gilliard directly. Her contact information is provided on the last slide of
the Power Point presentation.


College Admissions Program for Junior Students and Their Parents

As was announced in the January bulletin, the School Counseling Office will be hosting a program
entitled, “College Admission: A College Perspective” on Monday, February 1 in the high school
auditorium beginning at 7PM. A panel made up of admission staff from Loyola University Maryland,
Rutgers University and Moravian College will present an overview of how to launch the college search
and navigate the application process.

Panelists will discuss factors that enter the admission decisions, such as academic record, extracurricular
activities, campus visits, interviews, SAT, graded writing samples, recommendations and essays. They
will also share how decisions are actually made. Questions from the audience will be entertained.

This is an opportunity to learn about the college admission process from the college perspective.
Experience indicates that this is the best way to demystify the process so that students and families are
in a better position to more confidently select and apply to schools of interest.

Please join us for what will be an informative session. In the event of inclement weather, the program will
be moved to Tuesday, February 2 at the same location and at the same time.


High School Proficiency Assessment

On March 2-4, the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) will be administered to all juniors as well
as seniors who have yet to complete one or more parts of the assessment. Inasmuch as the HSPA is a
high stakes test that fulfills a part of the graduation requirement, students are advised to get a good
nights rest, eat breakfast and come to school on time prepared to take the tests.

Students are further advised to dress in layers, and bring # 2 pencils each day. Calculators are needed
on March 2 for the mathematics section. Students should be familiar with the calculator being used. The
calculators must have algebraic logic, the ability to do powers and roots of any degree, and at least one
memory cell. Computers (laptops, palmtops, etc.), pocket organizers, and calculators with QWERTY
(i.e., typewriter keyboards are not acceptable).

Food and drink are not permitted in the testing room.


Conferences:

Junior Conferences take place during third marking period. If you have not had yours, call your
School Counselor at 973-457-2533 to schedule an appointment

Sophomore Conferences are an option any time in the second semester.

Freshman Conferences should be completed by this time. If you have not yet had yours, please
call 973-457-2533 to schedule.




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Upcoming Scheduling for 2010-2011

Planning for the 2010-2011 school year is well underway. Scheduling materials, including the new
Program of Studies will be distributed to returning students beginning January 19. Teacher
recommendations are due by February 4. Any student interested in a particular course should let the
current teacher in that subject know of the interest before February 4.

On January 19 – January 26 school counselors will visit classrooms to discuss the scheduling
process. Additionally, every student in current grades 9-11 will meet with his/her individual counselor
during February and March as indicated later in this document to review the course requests for the
upcoming school year.

At the individual planning meeting with the counselor, students will be given a form noting the
academic classes recommended and the electives requested. Students are asked to share these
with their parents and return them promptly with a parental signature. If your son or daughter does
not bring this important information home within the timeframe of scheduling by grade, please call
the school counselor at 973-457-2533.

February 4                   Special 8 period day. Students will attend all 8 periods and have a final
                             opportunity to obtain recommendations from their teachers.

February 22-26,              Scheduling Class of 2011, current grade 11
March 1

March 5-12                   Scheduling Class of 2012, current grade 10

March 16-23                  Scheduling Class of 2013, current grade 9


Summer Opportunities A list of information about summer enrichment programs for high school
students is now available. These opportunities are often very worthwhile; introducing students to
intellectual and social experiences beyond what is available in a typical school year. They can also
be expensive, and some have early application deadlines. If you are interested, please start your
research now. An excellent and much fuller reference source is Peterson's Summer Opportunities for
Kids and Teenagers. Reference copies are available in the School Counseling Office.


             SUMMER ACADEMIC & RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - 2010

Ashland University           Courses in American History & Govn.            http://mahg.ashland.edu
Cambridge University, UK               65 different academic programs
www.cambridgecollegeprogramme.org
Carnegie Mellon University   Pre-College programs. AP & the Arts                www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-
college
Collegiate Summer Exper.               Fashion, Business, Languages, Art in Italy
www.CSEinItaly.com
Cornell University                     Diversity Programs in Engineering
www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst



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Cushing Academy                 5-wk academic & athletic program
www.summersession@cushing.org
Embry-Riddle University                  Various programs in Aviation & Aerospace             www.erau.edu/
summeracademy
Harvard University              Variety of Harvard academics & college courses      www.ssp.harvard.edu
International Seminar Series    Program of cultural immersion abroad          www.study-serve.org
NJIT                            Academy college courses for 10,11, & 12th graders     www.njit.edu/precollege
Northfield Mount Hermon         College Prep, ESL, Contemporary Dance                  www.nmhschool.org/
summer
Oxbridge Academic Prog.                  Gr 9-12 at two Barcelona Academies, Spain
www.oxbridgeprograms.com
Oxbridge Academic Prog.                  Gr 9-12 at either Oxford or Cambridge U.
www.oxbridgeprograms.com
Oxbridge Academic Prog.                  Gr 9-12 at either Paris or Montpellier U.
www.oxbridgeprograms.com
Phillips Academy                         60 courses for academic enrichment            www.andover.edu/
summersession
Phillips Exeter Academy                  5-wk academic study & athletics program              www.exeter.edu/
summer
Rustic Pathways                          Discovery & service programs worldwide
www.rusticpathways.com
St. Hugh’s Coll. at Oxford U.   Academic & Cultural summer school             www.sthughs-summerschool.info
Savannah C. of Art & Design     Pre-College program in the arts               www.scad.edu
Stanford University             Sciences, Humanities, Arts & Languages
www.summer.stanford.edu
Summer Discovery                Enrichment, Community Service in US & Abroad
www.summerdiscovery.com
Summer Study Programs           At Penn State, U. Colo, UVM & Paris, France         www.BestSummerEver.com
Visions Service Adventures      Hands-on service work in many countries
www.VisionsServiceAdventures.com
West Island College Int’l              Gr 9-12 spend a year afloat or as a gap year       www.classafloat.com
World Learning                  Overseas programs in Europe, Africa & Asia
www.experimentinternational.org




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Class News

Seniors

CHS Project Graduation 2010

Attention Seniors--- details will be coming out soon about Project Graduation. Your post
graduation cruise around New York will feature great views, food and music. This Chatham
tradition will be a part of your High School memories.

Graduation lawn signs will be sold again this year and solicitation for donations to fund the trip
will also be mailed soon.




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World Language

German Club

As we move toward the second half of the school year, the German Club has begun to give its
younger members opportunities to take a leading role in the meetings. With such interest from a
large group of interested freshmen, it was essential to let them “test their wings” and see if trying
out as officers next year was really for them. On January 13th, members took part in listening to
underclassmen present about the major cities of Germany. To no surprise, they did a fantastic
job and, with the training of some of the more experienced upperclassmen, they are sure to
become successful officers in the future. February is a huge month for the German Club,
consisting of a lot of hard work and preparation in anticipation of the German exchange students’
arrival in March. This includes planning school activities, a huge welcome, and as many
opportunities for CHS students to get to know them as possible. Any questions? Contact Ms.
Zimmerman at jzimmerman@chatham-nj.org.




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Music News

Congratulations to all of the CHS musicians who performed beautifully during the December-
January Concert Season. Additional thanks to all audience members, who came out to support
the programs!

Region I Band, Chorus, and Orchestra auditions took place January 9, 2010 at Mahwah High
School. Several CHS students auditioned for these prestigious groups, and we have great
representation this year! Congratulations to all!

Region I Chorus: Concert Saturday, January 30th at Secaucus HS, 4pm.
Joanie Abbott, Erin Collier, Toni Kitsopolous (sopranos), Megan Myers, Lily Smith, and Jessica
Villars (altos), Aaron Harmaty and Scott Souza (tenors), and Sean Switzer (bass).

Region Orchestra: Concert Sunday, February 28th at Randolph HS, 3pm
Julia Danitz (violin) and Mary Gulino (Viola); Band student Toni Kitsopolous (accepted to the
orchestra on English Horn)

Junior Region auditions are coming up on February 6th. The Junior region experience is open to
grades 7,8, and 9.

Congratulations to flautist Jessie Wang, who was selected to perform with the North Jersey Area
Symphonic Band on Sunday, January 17th.

On January 20th, the CHS choral program participants were given a performance and vocal
technique workshop by the Cornell University Glee Club, who toured the Northeast during their
winter break. CHS grad Emily Stephan (’08), who sings with the “sister” ensemble to the Glee
Club, helped arrange the performance. The program was funded and supported through the
efforts of the Chatham Music and Theatre Boosters.

The Chatham Music and Theatre Boosters are planning their annual “Breakfast with the
Musicians” for Saturday, March 6th, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Tickets
purchased prior to February 8th are $5, and $7 after. This year’s performing groups include the
bands from grades 5 through 8, the 7/8 orchestra, and the 7/8 jazz band. We hope to see you
there!

Parents and community members interested in taking an active role in
supporting the performing arts in Chatham’s schools are welcome to attend
meetings of the Chatham Music and Theatre Boosters (CMTB). Meetings are
held the first Wednesday of each month in the Lafayette School faculty
room.

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CMTB: Adding Sparkle To Your Donation


                                   Give A Gift That Benefits So Many
                                   and Receive a Gift to Keep or Share

           Are you looking for a unique gift idea for a “Sweet Sixteen” birthday, Motherʼs Day or graduation?
           Consider a charitable gift close to the heart and receive

                                 A delightful, sterling silver Cougar Paw charm
                                                  Benefiting the
                                    Chatham Music and Theater Programs
           The Chatham Music and Theater Boosters (CMTB) are launching a new initiative whereby a tax-
           deductible gift to CMTB of $150.00 or more will entitle your gift recipient to a delightful sterling
           silver Cougar Paw charm, a certificate of appreciation from CMTB, and your gift recipientʼs name
           in all of our Performing Arts programs for the year!

           Partygoers or family members can pitch in, and collectively present the honoree with the charitable
           donation and the beautiful Cougar Paw charm. All individual contributors will also receive a
           certificate of appreciation from CMTB.

           Sandy Casey, a local jeweler and Chatham parent, designs the charm. It is one inch in diameter
           and can be worn on a chain or on a key chain. Give a gift that keeps on giving in so many ways.
           For more information contact Amy Ball 973-635-0482 or mrsamyball@yahoo.com.

                            Make Chatham Music and Theater Boosters
                                    Your Charity of Choice


     To make a donation to Chatham Music and Theater Boosters, kindly submit the following information. The sterling silver
     Cougar Paw charm is available for donations of $150 or more. All donations to CMTB are tax deductible.

     Donorʼs Name_______________________________________________________Donation Amount $___________________

     Donor's Address _______________________________________________________________________________________

     Donor's Telephone____________________________________

     Beneficiaryʼs Name (if applicable)__________________________________________________________________________
                                        As it will appear in CMTB 2010/2011 school year Performing Arts Programs

     Please indicate preference to be included with charm: black cord necklace _______or keychain _______

     Charm will be gift wrapped and hand delivered. Space below is provide for any special instructions, additional donor names, or
     alternate delivery address:

     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

             Checks should be made payable to CMTB and sent with this form to: CMTB, PO Box 313, Chatham, NJ 07928

                                                 Thank you for your support!



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NJ Science League


CHS Students Showed Well in First Competition

NJ Science League season kicked off on Thursday, January 14th. The first competition of the
year was hosted by Millburn High School. Chatham showed well with 31 participants among 7
subjects/ levels. High scorers included Sean Devine and Raleigh Heap for Biology I; Ananya
Sitaram and John Radigan for Biology II; Julie Messing and Grace Falone for Chemistry I; Matt
Romei and Anusha Sinha for Chemistry II; Lin VanderVliet and Chelsey VanderVliet for Physcics
I; Scott Mansfield and Priyal Shah for Physics C; and Maddie James and Jackie Hsu for Earth
Science. Good luck to all participants in next month’s competition at Columbia High School on
February 12th. GO SCIENCE LEAGUE!!!




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Sports

Spring Sports Forms Due February 26th

Any student wishing to participate in any spring sport must submit completed forms by Friday,
February 26th.

                     Sports forms should be picked up in the Nurseʼs office, where the date of
                     the physical will be verified.  Completed forms are to be submitted to the
                     Athletic office.

                     Physicals are valid for 365 days.  Any physical done prior to 60 days before
                     the beginning of a sport, require an update form.  White cards and code of
                     conduct forms are required for every athlete, every season.

Please call Mrs. Pace in the Nurseʼs office with any questions 973 457 2535.  
Or e-mail cpace@chatham-nj.org. Thank you.




Potential Fencing Team for Chatham High School

                                                    There currently are high school students and
                                                    incoming freshman who are competing at the
                                                    State and National level in the sport of fencing.  
                                                    They would like the opportunity to organize and
                                                    bring their talent to a high school fencing team.  
                                                    Their competition would include neighboring
                                                    high schools, including Livingston, Millburn,
                                                    Bernardsville, and Maplewood.These towns
                                                    have already realized the importance of
                                                    bringing this Olympic  sport to their high
                                                    school. Did you know the United States
                                                    fencing team took gold, sliver and bronze in
                                                    Saber at the last Olympics?

The process begins with names!  We need names of students who are currently fencing and
those who would be interested in learning to fence.  This includes siblings of high school
students who would benefit from a team forming at Chatham High School.




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Helpful Information from the Athletic Booster Club




                       For Up To Date Sports Schedules
                         www.highschoolsports.net

              To Receive the Athletic Director’s Daily
             Email Regarding Scores and Updates Email
                    hcohen@chatham-nj.org


                        Spring Cougar Weekend 2010
                                April 16-17
                         Fall Cougar Weekend 2010
                               October 15-16




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Athletic Booster Club Bash April 30th




                                         Save the Date

                                   Booster Bash
                           Friday, April 30, 2010
                        Chatham Fish and Game
                                           7-11 pm
                                 details to follow




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Student Assistance Coordinator

From	
  the	
  Student	
  Assistance	
  Coordinator	
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  Many teens feel a letdown after the holiday season. They may be worrying about getting back
to academics, stressing about exams, or readjusting to school hours as well as the “normal” teen
anxiety about fitting in with friends, going to parties, finishing college applications, living up to
parental or school expectations, and the list goes on.
Warning signs for depression include:

   • Decreased interest in activities, or inability to enjoy activities which used to provide
         pleasure.
   •     Persistent boredom; low energy.
   •     Change in eating or sleeping patterns; excessive sleeping.
   •     Social isolation.
   •     Increased irritability or anxiousness, with no apparent reason.
   •     Frequent complaints of physical illnesses like stomachaches or headaches.
   •     Frequent absences from school or declining school performance or interest.
   •     Talk of or efforts to run away from home.
   •     Frequent sadness, tearfulness, crying; hopelessness.
   •     Thoughts or expressions of self-destructive behavior or suicide.
   •
Although many of the behaviors listed above may be thought of as “normal” for teens, if several
exist simultaneously your child may be experiencing depression. Depression is a curable
illness, when diagnosed and treated appropriately. If you think your child could be depressed,
please contact me for a referral. I keep an extensive list of therapists and am glad to provide a
recommendation. A happy teenager makes the whole family feel better!!

The following parents have expressed concern about teen parties and underage drinking. They
are taking a stand by agreeing not to serve alcohol in their homes to minors and not allowing
teens to bring alcohol or other drugs into their homes:
Bill and Valerie Callahan
Brian and Laurie DeBiasse
Ann Cavuoti and Chris Johnson
Jean and Alessandro Gajano
Keith and Heather Gerding
Evelyn and John Krayacich
Lauren and Doug Magill
Leah and Mark McBride
Jamie and Mike McLaughlin


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Jane and Jim McMahon
Alan and Rungnapa Routh
Sally and Alexander STrunc
Madeline and Andrew Soccodato
Tom and Karen Suczewski
Carol Ulmer and Ken Degen
Clarissa and Owen Walsh
Irene and Jan Wolpert

If you have any parenting concerns, behavioral issues, questions about alcohol or other drug
use, or if I can be a resource for you in any way, please contact me at
973-457-2536 or at ssmith@chatham-nj.org.
!      !       !       !     !      !      !            Sandy Smith




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The Municipal Alliance Committee (MACC)




NAMI Offers Free Training Seminars in March-April

The New Jersey chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI) invites
parents and primary caregivers of children age 2-18 years with emotional, behavioral and mental
health challenges to the attached free training. Six Saturday sessions are offered in March and
April 2010.




                                                                                              presents

                                           NAMI Basics, a FREE 6-week NAMI peer education program for
                                                      PARENTS (or other primary caregivers)
                                                      of children and adolescents (ages 2-18)
                                              with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.
                                                            Taught by trained caregivers who have “been there”.
                                                                   Participants should plan to attend all 6 sessions.

                                                                       PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
                                                                     For more information or to register, contact:
                                                         Paige Coyne, 973-903-3580, mpaige62@msn.com OR
                                                     Alicia Stevenson, 908-892-4299, aliciastevenson@comcast.net

                                                   Saturdays: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 10, & 17 (no class Apr 3)
                                                                  9:30 am – 12:00 noon
                                                Police Academy Training Facility, 500 West Hanover Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
                                    •   Current information about Attention Deficit Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder,
                                        Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Schizophrenia
                                    •   Empathic understanding of the subjective, lived experience of the child living with the mental health challenges
                                    •   Effective Problem Solving, Listening, and Communication skills
                                    •   Normative stages of emotional reactions of the family to the trauma of mental health challenges
                                    •   Current research related to the Biology of mental health challenges
          Emotional, Behavioral,    •   Evidence-Based Practices and effective treatment strategies, including how medications work and discussion of
                                        the controversy over using psychotropic medications with children
          or Mental Health          •   Working with the School system, Mental Health System, and Juvenile Justice System
          Challenges.               •   Record Keeping systems that have proven to be effective for parents/caregivers in their interactions with the
                                        school and healthcare systems
                                    •   Crisis Management planning and Relapse
                                    •   Finding Supports and Services within the community
                                    •   Advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services, with an emphasis on personal advocates for the
                                        parent/caregiver and child on an individual level

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                                                       NAMI NJ, an affiliate of NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), is a non-profit
                                              organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by mental illness.




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             SAVE THE DATE – March 25, 2010
             3rd Annual Family Ice Skating Event
                   Enjoy a Natural High!
                    Admission is FREE!!!




    Back by popular demand, the Morris County Partners in
Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting an evening of ice skating,
           fun and prizes for Morris County families.

When:
      Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: 
 Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover
Avenue
 
   
   
   Morris Township

Why:
       To experience a natural high, family style!

What is a Natural High? An excited or elevated state brought on
  by a non-drug related life event. Studies have been done that
 lend support to natural highs (i.e. highs obtained without using
  chemicals) and their ability to induce positive emotions and a
       sense of well being as effectively as chemical highs.
   What Can You Do? Parents and families can get involved in
achieving natural highs by engaging in fun and uplifting activities
 together. Come join the Morris County Partners in Substance
  Abuse Prevention for this special event, and learn more about
   how to prevent substance use and abuse among our youth.
   Admission and Skate Rentals are FREE! Children under 12
     must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
  Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required. Please
                           arrive early!
                Call (973) 285-6860 to register.

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  This event is made possible through collaboration among the Morris County Department of
Human Services, the Morris County Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention, the Morris County
Park Commission, and the United Way of Morris County, supported by the Morris County Board
                                   of Chosen Freeholders.




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Helping Hand




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CHS References and Directories

Staff Voicemail Directory
Faculty and Staff Directory
PTO Board
Daily Rotation Schedule
2009 - 2010 Traffic and Parking Lot Patterns




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Staff Voicemail Directory
(973) 457-2505

Acri, Kiera .......................2850                 Fineman, Stephen ...........2809
Ahsler, John ....................2814                   Frost, Linda .....................2877
Alexis, George ................2035                     Gaba, Joseph ..................2848
Anderson, Judy ...............2871                      Gagliardi, Cindy...............2816
Avery, Nicole ...................2833                   Garcia-Herreros, Karen ...2831
Bandel, Dave ..................2872                     Gigiel, Marybeth ..............2818
Barbato, Joseph ..............2019                      Gihorski, Jill .....................2039
Bernstein, Todd ...............2817                     Gironda, Lori ...................2013
Brantley, Francena ..........2881                       Glatt, Howard ..................2878
Bryan, Missy....................2819                    Graser, Krystle ................2895
Burns, Kellie ....................2858                  Groh, Darren ...................2004
Calle, Jacqueline ............2025                      Heinze, Jeremy ...............2822
Camp, Julie .....................2834                   Hennel, Deborah .............2886
Cano, Elizabeth ...............2023                     Holzer, Missy ...................2823
Carroll, Christoper ...........2889                     Hopkins, Amanda ............2870
Chambers, Doug .............2873                        Hreha, Eric ......................2838
Cohen, Harvey ................2031                      Jones, Mark.....................2843
Colavita, Mike .................2032                    Judge, Michael ................2846
Conti, Brian .....................2884                  Kaiser, James .................2839
Cordano, Dagmar............2847                         Keeley, Debra..................1814
Coviello, Christina ...........2891                     Kern, Dave (Auditorium) .2049
Cress, Paul .....................2054                   Kessler, Jennifer .............2842
Cummins, Thomas ..........2852                          Kielblock, Carolyn ...........2851
Critchley, Carol ................2016                   Klemp, Barbara ...............2827
Curran, Michael ...............2820                     Kool-Behr, Lisa ...............2022
DeBiasse, Laurie ............4842                       La Morte, Pat ..................2866
Della Piazza, Paula .........2874                       Landers, Anne .................2892
Deloatch, Ronald ............2875                       LaSusa, Mike ..................2005
DelVecchio, Stacy ...........2859                       Lattarulo, Lisa .................2830
Devine, Sean ..................2041                     Leo, Rena .......................2002
Doyle, Michele ................2852                     Leslie, Ginny....................2030
Duvall, Christopher .........2813                       Lynott, Kyle .....................2033
Eager, Cindy....................2001                    Maher, Steve ...................2037
Egan, Natalie ..................2808                    Mariano, Jason ...............2882
Ervin, Christina ................2811                   Marohn, Meghan .............2821
Ervin, Todd ......................2876                  Meguerian, James ..........2854
Ferguson, Terrence .........2879                        Melucci, Michelle ............2844


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Miller, Sue .......................2003                  Attendance Line-Susan Miller2010
Milne, Margaret ...............2027                      Boys Locker Room .........2051
Morgan,Convery, Me’Lissa2856                             CST Conf. Room ............2028
Murphy, Kate ...................2860                     English Office ..................2036
Newcombe, Sean ............2021                          Faculty Lounge ...............2008
Nigro, Kathleen ...............2865                      Girls Locker Room ..........2052
O’Hara, Margaret ............2867                        Library-Mike Curran ........2012
Ollo, Cari .........................2825                 Library-Linda Gallart........2007
Ortiz, Linda .....................2829                   Library-Ellen Johnson .....2008
Osborne, Jared ...............2836                       Math Office ......................2034
Pace, Carol .....................2006                    Nursery School-K. Schmitter2053
Paper, Nicole ..................2837                     Science Office-1st floor ....2042
Patterson, Julie ...............2018                     Science Office-2nd floor ...2043
Polan, Lynn .....................2897                    School Counseling Office 2015
Porpora, Rosemary .........2815                          Social Studies Office .......2038
Roper, Lori ......................2857                   Theatre Office .................2048
Rosenau, Brenda ............2893                         World Language Office ...2040
Ryan, Christine ...............2896                      Music-Conti .....................2047
Scerbo, Andrea ...............2020                       Music-Klemp/Glaser ........2045
Scerbo, Laura .................2841                      Music Lab-DeBiasse .......2046
Schechter, Andrea ...........2024
Schmitter, Karen .............2868                       Business Office ...............1003
Serrano, Josephine .........2835                         Human Resources ..........1002
Seyam, Rhonda ..............2845                         Lafayette School .............4000
Shepardson, Gayle .........2840                          Maintenance Dept. ..........1028
Simonfay, Sally................2880                      Middle School .................3000
Smith, Meghan ................2861                       Milton Avenue School .....5007
Smith, Sandy ...................2050                     Southern Blvd. School ....6000
Soriano, Karen ................2055                      Special Services .............1016
Starr, Peggy.....................2826                    Superintendent’s Office ...1000
Tusso, Jane .....................2014                    Technology Office............1021
Watson, Tricia .................2017                     Washington Avenue School7000
White, Marianne ..............2894
Wishart, Ines ...................2814
Yar, Richard.....................2849
Zima, Bridget ...................2832
Zimmerman, Jen .............2807




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Faculty and Staff Directory
                                               2009-2010

                                          Darren Groh, Principal
                                        Michael LaSusa, Principal
                                    Lori Gironda, Assistant Principal
                             Julie Patterson, Director of School Counseling
                                    Harvey Cohen, Athletic Director


Main Office Secretarial Staff                               School Counseling
Principals’ Secretary: Jane Tusso                           Joseph Barbato, Counselor
Front Office Secretary: Cindy Eager                         Elizabeth Cano, Counselor
Front Office Secretary: Rena Leo                            Lisa Kool-Behr, Counselor
Bookkeeper and AD's Secretary: Virginia Leslie              Sean Newcombe, Counselor
Attendance Secretary: Susan Miller                          Andrea Scerbo, Counselor
                                                            Carol Critchley, Director’s Secretary
                                                            Patricia Watson, Secretary

                                      Fine and Performing Arts

Art                  Theater                Music                  Auditorium Coordinator
Kiera Acri           Lynn Polan             Brian Conti            David Kern
Eric Hreha                                  Laurie DeBiasse
                                            Krystle Graser
                                            Barbara Klemp


English                      Mathematics                           Science
George Alexis, Supervisor    Kyle Lynott, Supervisor               Sean Devine, Supervisor
Judith Anderson              Douglas Chambers                      David Bandel
Melissa Bryan                Dagmar Cordano                        Todd Bernstein
Christina Coviello           Thomas Cummins                        Christopher Duvall
Michael Curran               Stacy DelVecchio                      Christina Ervin
Terrence Ferguson            Amanda Hopkins                        Stephen Fineman
Cynthia Gagliardi            Mark Jones                            Joseph Gaba
Howard Glatt                 Jennifer Kessler                      Margaret Holzer
Meghan Marohn                Michelle Melucci                      Margaret O’Hara
Rosemary Porpora             Linda Ortiz                           Cari Ollo
Lori Roper                   Laura Scerbo                          Jared Osborne
                                                                   Brenda Rosenau
                                                                   Meghan Smith



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              World Language                         Social Studies
              Jill Gihorski, Supervisor              Steven Maher, Supervisor
              Kellie Burns                           Nicole Avery
              Michele Doyle                          Julie Camp
              Natalie Egan                           Christopher Carroll
              Karen Garcia-Herreros                  Ronald Deloatch
              Deborah Hennel                         Carolyn Kielblock
              James Kaiser                           James Meguerian
              Anne Landers                           Kathleen Nigro
              Josephine Serrano                      Nicole Paper
              Ines Wishart                           Rhonda Seyam
              Jennifer Zimmerman                     Gayle Shepardson
                                                     Richard Yar

                                    Related Subjects and Services

                     Family & Consumer
                     Science/
Business             Nursery School    Library               Ind. Arts/Technology
John Ahsler          Karen Schmitter   Michael Curran        Pat La Morte
                     Peggy Starr       Linda Gallart, Aide Jason Mariano
                                       Christine Bethune, Aide

Physical Education/Health           Resource Center           Child Study Team
Michael Colavita                    Francena Brantley         Jacqueline Calle
Todd Ervin                          Paula Della Piazza        Margaret Milne
Marybeth Gigiel                     Linda Frost               Andrea Schechter
Jeremy Heinze                       Me’Lissa Morgan-Convery
Michael Judge                       Kate Murphy
Lisa Lattarulo                      Christine Ryan        ESL
Marianne White                      Sally Simonfay            Debra Keeley
                                    Bridget Zima
                                    Christine Flynn, Aide




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Nurse                        Student Assistance Coordinator
Carol Pace                   Sandra Smith


Technology Department                       Custodial Staff
Karen Soriano, Network Specialist           Paul Cress, Head Custodian

                                            Kevin Behre
                                            Paul Da Cunha                Keon Johnson
                                            Manuel Ferreira              Alonzo McMillon
                                            Dwayne George                Richard Stout




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PTO Board
                                                                Eileen Rubino
President                                                            neelieer@verizon.net...............973.635.2170
    Marianne Slamm                                              Freshman:
        jslamm3@optonline.net ...........973.635.2650           Linda Baker
Vice President                                                       LNJAJS@aol.com ...................973.701.8349
    Karen Jackson                                               Karyn Campbell
        Mtm8919@yahoo.com ............973.210.7384                   jgkcampbell@aol.com .............973.701.8711
Secretary                                                       Julie Nelson
    Clarissa Walsh                                                   jnelson36@aol.com .................973.377.8734
        rissa1961@comcast.net ..........973.701.0182            Julia Phelan
Treasurer                                                            jsphelan@comcast.net ............973.665.0663
    Steve Lee                                                   Cindi Rice
        stevenlee@prodigy.net ............201.394.9126               cindir3b@yahoo.com ...............973.701.0305
Asst Treasurer                                                  Sue Triano
    Jean McFadden                                                    suert123@aol.com ..................973.635.6274
        Mjmcfadd@aol.com .................973.701.1183      Directory
Board of Ed                                                     Beth Maroney
    Susan Harrigan                                                   maroney5@verizon.net ...........973.701.8083
        syharrigan@msn.com .............973.701.9136        Garden State Coalition
Cafeteria                                                       Gordon Redgate
    Heather Gerding                                                  gredgate@combrand.com .......973.457.1620
        heather.gerding@verizon.net ..973.236.9070          Home Economics
CHASE                                                           Heather Behrmann
    Teresa Page                                                      behrmanndesign@aol.com......973.507.9040
        teresapage@aol.com ..............973.879.3177           Gina Flanagan
Curriculum                                                           ginaflanigan@yahoo.com ........973.635.1619
    Joyce Martinsen                                             Michelle Nitting
        joycelmartinsen@hotmail.com.973.635.7128                     mnitting@aol.com ....................973.377.9512
    Jean Earle                                              Hospitality
        jbearle@hotmail.com ...............973.635.4734         Teresa Baun
Class Coordinators                                                   jbaun2@optonline.net .............973.377.2522
    Senior:                                                     Chris Newes
    Valorie Ake                                                      sgncmn@aol.com ....................973.635.0737
        akefamily238@verizon.net ......973.635.2015             Teresa Page
    Kathy Gatewood                                                   teresapage@aol.com ..............973.879.3177
        kathygatewood@aol.com ........973.635.7269              Lee Ann Taylor
    Melanie Hollingsworth                                            lataylor@optonline.net .............973.635.3414
        rmwk7@comcast.net ...............973.822.8367       Municipal Alliance
    Val Moodie                                                  Mindy Pitonyak
        ValMoodie@verizon.net...........973.635.5085                 mindy.pitonyak@hotmail.com ..973.635.3589
    Junior:                                                     Ann Rea
    Whitney Failla                                                   hadleyrea@aol.com ................973.635.3136
        jff319@optonline.net................973.665.1270    New Family
    Bev Ford                                                    Mary DiBenidetto
        Longball4d@aol.com ...............973.635.0470               pdibene@aol.com....................973.701.1491
    Jean McFadden                                           Newsletter
        Mjmcfadd@aol.com .................973.701.1183           Kathryn Rogers
    Ellen Reader                                                     rogerskf@optonline.net.............973.635.5569
        ellenreader@aol.com ..............973.966.2970      Nominating
    Sophomore:                                                  Paula Lam
    Patti Hanley                                                     plamchicago@gmail.com ........973.966.1268
        pattihanley@comcast.net ........973.701.1905        Picture Day
    Paula Lam                                                   Valerie Callahan
        plamchicago@gmail.com ........973.966.1268                   Valcal@mac.com .....................973.410.1742
    Carmen Polise                                               MaryJo Oakley
        phomenet@aol.com ................973.410.0702                mjoakley1@aol.com ................973.635.1330


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Project Grad                                                  Mary LaCorte
   Edie Guida                                                         tmmolds@msn.com .................973.635.4336
        ediegb@aol.com .....................973.635.2919      Senior Outreach
   Susan McDonough                                                Anne Fields
        susanmcd@optonline.net ........973.701.8242                   ACkfields@aol.com .................973.635.3874
   Sue Beattie                                                    Beth Salinardi
        bskjt@aol.com .........................973.665.0559           Salinardi85@aol.com ..............973.635.7991
   Lisa McHugh                                                Site Council
        lisaandmarty@verizon.net .......973.701.0842              Katy Hobbis
Publicity                                                             tkhobbis@msn.com .................973.635.5328
   Marianne Ivers                                             Ways & Means
        iversny@optonline.net .............973.635.2383           Jen Cosgrove
Scholarship/SAT                                                       PJJCMM@aol.com ..................973.701.0580
   Joan Jennings                                                  Lisa Tencic
        jennings269@verizon.net ........973.635.2537                  conlisa@aol.com .....................973.701.1435




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Daily Rotation Schedule




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2009 - 2010 Traffic and Parking Lot Patterns

Please note the following traffic and parking lot patterns for Chatham High School:

1.       Between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m., cars may only enter the parking lot through one entrance and may only park.
         No drop-offs will be allowed in the lot. Only faculty, staff, senior students, and guests will be allowed to
         park.

2.       The two entrances to the parking lot from the front driveway are blocked all day during school hours.

3.       The exit from the parking lot onto Lafayette Avenue is blocked from 7:15 until 7:45 a.m. each morning.

4.       The driveway in front of the school is marked one way as well as the exit road up to Lafayette Avenue. This
         allows two lanes of traffic to exit on to Lafayette Avenue, one right and one left. All traffic into the auditorium
         loop must enter via the front driveway and not down the road next to Special Services. Please utilize the
         space from the front door to the second door before the art rooms when dropping off in the morning or
         picking up in the afternoon

5.       The auditorium loop is blocked to all vehicles between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. each school day (including
         school buses). School bus drop off will be at the bottom of the front driveway by the art rooms.
6.       Visitor Parking is available to the left of the main doors along the front of the building. (See attached map.)
         Spaces marked reserved or with numbers are assigned and reserved for administrators, staff
         members, and students.

7.       Faculty members are assigned numbered parking spaces on the side and front of the building.

8.       Senior students in good standing may park their cars in the senior parking area. They must first purchase
         in the Main Office an identifying parking tag ($6.00) for their vehicle for each semester. Parking permission
         will be withdrawn immediately if a student drives dangerously in the lot or if the vehicle is used to leave
         school at unauthorized times during the school day.

9.       Underclassmen are not permitted to use school parking facilities for any reason. Street parking near the
         school is extremely limited, presents real problems for area residents, and is closely regulated by township
         police. Please continue to drive your student to school or to use school bus services until the senior year.




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