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345 West Main St., Catskill, NY 12414
Main Telephone: 518-943-5665 Fax: 518-943-3001

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“Outside the Lines” Annual Art Exhibition

Be sure to check out the great artwork of Catskill Elementary, Middle and High school students, along with students from across the county, on display at The Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery on Main St. in Catskill March 4 – April 15, 2017. The Opening Reception for this exciting exhibit is March 4th from 2-4 pm. Learn more about the show...


NAEP Assessment at C.M.S.

Catskill Middle School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. Read full article...


December Students of the Month 

The December Students of the MonthCongratulations to 8th graders Christopher Hogan and Sharona Orr, 7th graders Jacob Devlin, Lillian LaBounty, Johnny Colon, and Andrew Daisernia; and 6th graders Meeghan Darling, Nicholas Konsul, Madison Hallam and Cullen Fulling for being selected as Catskill Middle School’s December Students of the Month. During the school year, CMS recognizes the students who most represent our school's Character Pillar of the Month, which was Kindness in December. Each student is selected for this honor by his or her grade level's teaching team.

Pictured left to right are: (back row) Jacob Devlin, Nicholas Konsul, Meeghan Darling, Christopher Hogan , Sharona Orr, Ms. Overbaugh, school principal, (front) Lillian LaBounty, Madison Hallam, Andrew Daisernia, Johnny Colon, and Cullen Fulling.


'Malacca' Spells Trip to Regional Spelling Bee for 6th Grader

Colleen Nabozny, spelling bee coordinator, Karsen Chiminelli, spelling be winner, and Kerry Overbaugh, Middle School pricipalSixth grader Karsen Chiminelli is the winner of the Catskill Middle School Spelling Bee, held January 5th in our school’s auditorium. In the final round of competition, Karsen correctly spelled ‘Malacca’ to edge out runner up and fellow sixth grader Christopher Konsul for the win. A total of twenty-three of our top spellers representing grades six, seven, and eight competed in the event. Pictured here is our winner with English teacher Colleen Nabozny, who coordinated the spelling bee, and Middle School principal Kerry Overbaugh.


As our Spelling Bee champion, Karsen will now go on to represent Catskill Middle School at the Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady on February 7th. Read full article...


First Quarter Grades Show Dramatic Drop in Course Failures 

One of our District’s overarching goals for 2016-17 is to decrease course failures by 10% each quarter from the previous year. With our first quarter grades in, the progress our students have shown is more than encouraging. At Catskill Middle School, overall course failures dropped by over 54% and the number of students failing two or more courses dropped by 58%! We are proud of our students and the progress they are making!


Turkey Trot 2016

Turkey Trot winnersCMS held our annual Turkey Trot on November 17th. Students ran all the way around the High School/Middle School campus and up to the school track for the finish. The overall winner for boys was 8th grader Brady Marino and for girls 8th grader Sarah Davies. The school-wide event was organized by physical educations teachers Mrs. Conklin and Mr. Joyce, and got kids out and moving, fast! Pictured here are top row, L to R: Kailey Abel (2nd place 7th grade), Female Winner Sarah Davies, Male Winner Brady Marino, Sammy Rivera (3rd place 8th grade), Michael Keck (2nd place 7th grade), Romarhio Christian, Mrs. Conklin. Bottom: Dan Smith(1st place 7th grade) , Eddie Rogers (1st place 6th grade), Samantha Van Dyke(1st place 6th grade), Kaelyn Bulich (1st place 7th grade), Logan Davies (2nd place 8th grade), Alanna Holt (3rd place 8th grade), and Hailey Rowell.

New Schedule, Team Teaching at CMS

For the 2016-17 school year, Catskill Middle School has introduced a new building schedule that puts greater focus on individual student learning needs and supports a new team-teaching approach at our school.


Highlights include a regularly scheduled skill-building period, called Academic Team Time, that gives students targeted support or enrichment in the areas they need it most. The school also added an afterschool period so students can stay late on any day and get extra help with their school work. The new schedule also ups access to exploratory courses, with students in grades six through eight now taking one quarter each of art, music, technology, and family & consumer sciences over the course of the school year. Read full article...


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Criteria for Honor Roll:

Superior Average between 90 – 100 with no grade below an 85

Honor Average between 85 – 89 with no grade below an 80

Merit Average between 80 – 84 with no grade below an 75



Telephone Directory



Telephone (518)


Kerry Overbaugh 943-5665 ext. 1321

Assistant Principal

Paul Panighetti

943-5665 ext. 1322


Sue Weber

Holly Hebb

943-5665 ext. 2109

943-2300 ext. 2111

Athletic Director

Eric Joyce

943-5665 ext. 1303

Library Media Specialists

Nancy Thackaberry

943-5665 ext. 2164

Guidance Counselor

Beth Daly

943-5665 ext. 1302

School Social Worker

Susan  Sorkin

943-5665 ext. 1317


Bettina Young

943-5665 ext. 1361