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July 11, 2016
David Bucciferro and Thomas Beauchamp were elected to third one-year terms as president and vice president, respectively, at the Board of Education's annual organizational meeting tonight. They were first elected to their respective offices in 2014.
"There is so much I want to say to you today," Superintendent Susan Swartz told the 169 Class of 2016 graduates during commencement ceremonies at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady today. "I want to give you these gifts today."
She said she hoped students would carry with them these gifts: kindness, a sense of wonder, perseverance, humility and the gift of love. "Most things worth having will not come easily. Embrace struggle and persevere." [Read MORE]
Glendaal buddy teams get a workout at Camp Cardinal in honor of the Summer Olympics
Whether it was balancing a ball on a stick, scooting across mats Army style, filling a bottle of water by hand or taste testing healthy snacks, buddy teams of students at Glendaal today got a workout in the name of the Summer Olympics this summer in Brazil.
There was something for everybody at Camp Cardinal Down Under!...even the chocolate lover. Chocolate chips were part of the healthy snacks? "Dark chocolate is good for your heart," cheered one obviously happy young man.
The day began with a dedication to Carol Atkins, who is retiring as Glendaal's physical education teacher, as the "best physical education teacher at Glendaal" complete with a gold medal. [Read MORE]
Buddy students tell jokes, sing songs and have fun at assembly
"A gummi bear"
"How do you know the ocean is friendly?"
"It keeps waving."
These were just two of the nuggets of humor shared at today's buddy assembly at Sacandaga Elementary School by teams of students - one student in grade 5 and one in a younger grade. Tall and short. Loud and quiet. The differences were obvious but the jokes and songs brought them together. [Read MORE]
Students bring reading series to life by collecting items for children at Albany Med.
It’s easy to be selfish – to care only about yourself and not think about anybody else.
It takes a lot more effort to think beyond yourself and to others. What can I do help others? How can I give back to the community around me?
Grade 3 students at Lincoln, who are 8 and 9 years old, did a very adult thing after their reading series at school highlighted efforts about “how can I make a difference in my community.” [Read MORE]
Board of Education recognizes retiring staff members and outstanding students
The Board of Education this evening honored nine staff retiring staff members (who have 209 years of experience between them).
In addition, board members recognized six outstanding students during a special ceremony. [Read MORE]
2016-17 school calendar adopted by the Board of Education
June 14, 2016(PDF) that the Board of Education adopted last night. It includes information about recess days, vacations, conference days and other information.
Congratulations to Scotia-Glenville High School's 2016 Scholastic Medal Honor Award recipients
Congratulations to the 11 Class of 2016 Scholastic Medal Honor Award recipients!
The medals are given to the members of the graduating class who have completed their studies with the highest achievement. They will receive the medals at graduation on June 25 at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady. [Read MORE]
YMCA to offer summer 2016 camps
The YMCA will offer four summer camps this summer for students up to grade 8. Click here or on the image at left to learn more.
Grade 3 students show off their knowledge and research at State Fair
Are there really more cows in Vermont than people? Delaware was the first state?
From Arkansas and Alabama to Wisconsin and Wyoming, grade 3 students knew the most unusual information about their designated state.
The students, whose teachers are Anna Morlock and Kathy Powers, studied their states and did the research. While many had not visited their state, most said they'd like to go there in the future. The special education co-teacher for both grade 3 classes is Dana Brockmann.
Today, they showed off their research. [Read MORE]
Forum about growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse scheduled for June 29 at First Reformed Church in Scotia
The Scotia-Glenville Abuse Prevention Task
Force is holding a special forum on drug use from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, June 29, at the First Reformed Church of Scotia,
224 North Ballston Avenue.
The forum will address the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse among local families and children.
Please try to attend!!
Click the flyer above to download or read it.
Schenectady County looking to hire students to help with tobacco enforcement
Do you know a student between the ages of
15 and almost 18?
If so, Schenectady County may have an offer for them.
The county needs their help pretending to buy tobacco products throughout the county as part of a routine enforcement against stores that sell to minors.
Students, who must live in Schenectady County, will be paid $9 per hour and must be available to work after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Eight SG students inducted into national technical honor society
Fifty-seven Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students from 22 area school districts - including eight from Scotia-Glenville - were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on May 23 and six seniors were recognized for serving two years in the NTHS during a ceremony at the BOCES central administration offices.
It was the largest ever class inducted from the Capital Region BOCES.
To be honored, students had to meet several criteria, including achieving grade point averages (GPA) of 92 or greater at Career & Tech, an overall GPA of 85 or greater at their high schools and had five or fewer absences. [Read MORE]
Free summer lunch program to be held
June 27-Sept. 2 at Collins Park in Scotia
May 23, 2016
Once again this summer, free lunches will be served at Collins Park in Scotia every weekday (except July 4) for anyone under age 18. Lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The lunches are sponsored by the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM). Download the flyer by clicking on the image above.
Here's a link to other similar programs: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
May 16, 2016
Each year the SGHS PTSA hosts the After Prom event to provide after hour activities in a safe, fun environment for our prom goers, their guests, and all the members of the Scotia-Glenville High School Junior and Senior classes.
We would like to thank the following businesses and organizations that contributed to this year’s event:
Stewart’s Holiday Match Program, Joyful Quilter, Scotia-Glenville Booster Club, Frank & Sons Body Works, O'Connor & Marola Law Firm, SGHS Staff, CDPHP, Precision Auto Repair, Super Suds Laundromat, Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In, Hoskinson Orthodontics, 1st National Bank of Scotia, CME Equipment Transport, Empire Self Storage, Harold Clune Electrical, Thomas Corners Fire Dept., David Coppola, DDS, TrustCo Bank, Charles Palmer Insurance, Culligan Water, Hair & Now, Proctor’s Theatre, Flight Trampoline Park, Dave & Busters, Glenville Mini Sportsplex, Sherri Paull’s Salon, Applebee’s, Stewart’s Shops, Glenville Queen Restaurant, 99 Restaurant, Adirondack Beverage, Chartwells, The Beck Family, The Kalasinski Family, The Jessup Family, Wal-Mart, Hannaford, Target, Price Chopper, Schenectady County Stop DWI program, Glenville Rotary and Pedrick’s.
A special thank you toBoulevard Bowl for a terrific evening!
Glendaal grade 5 student Ryan Schlaeg wins $100 Fuel Up to Play 60 Prize Pack
May 10, 2016
grade 5 student Ryan Schlaeg has won a $100 Fuel Up to Play 60
Prize Pack by completing a challenge in March on the Fuel up to
Play 60 website!
All students who completed a challenge in March were entered for a chance to win. Keep on being active!
The Prize Pack included footballs, a water bottle, pedometer, notebook, pen, knit cap, a small backpack and other goodies.
Click on the image above to enlarge it.
The High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is once again hosting a fun, free activity for students at After Prom on May 13th-14th. Attending the After Prom gives students a safe place to go where they can continue to have a good time.
This year’s activities include:
• Rock n’ Bowl at Boulevard Bowl, 11:30 pm until 2:00 am
• Fantastic Prizes (must be a SG Jr. or Sr. & present to win). This year’s raffle prizes include: Apple iPad mini 4 16GB : Beats Solo2 Headphones : Bose SounkLink bluetooth Speaker : GoPro Hero : Fitbit Flex : 24" Westinghouse HD TV : RCA Tablet: College dorm gear: Camping equipment : Gift Cards [Read MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville newsletter about the 2016-17 budget and community vote on May 17 will be mailed on Thursday, May 5, to all homes in the school district. Download a copy here (PDF).
The annual Meet the Board of Education candidates forum sponsored by the PTA Council and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, has been canceled.
Colleen Benedetto and Dan Feinberg are seeking re-election and are unopposed in the May 17 election.
April 20, 2016
Before hundreds of family members and friends, 40 students were inducted into the National Honor Society, becoming the newest inductees from Scotia-Glenville High School.
The honor culminates years of work and achievements by the students. Seniors and juniors are allowed membership into the NHS. The students needed to prove achievement in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service and character. [Read MORE]
Colleen Benedetto and Dan Feinberg turned in petitions to run for re-election on the Board of Education by today's 5 p.m. deadline.
They will run unopposed in the May 17 election.
Twelve Scotia-Glenville students and special education teacher Joy Barcome were honored today by the YMCA at its annual Outstanding Student and Educator Breakfast at The Key Hall-Proctor’s in Schenectady.
They were recognized for exhibiting leadership, citizenship and volunteerism in the community.
Each nominee received a backpack of supplies and certificates of merit from the YMCA, Senator Hugh Farley and the New York State Assembly.
The recipients are shown above:
Front Row: Blaise Piotrowski, Zoe Purvis, Colin Hodge, Lily Holcomb and Joy Barcome
Back Row: Rhys Ten Eyck, Tyler Adams, Vinicuis Silva, Anthony DiCarlo and Maura Hamilton
Kelsey Shaffer, Laura Ciotoli and Joie Prentiss are not pictured.
Click on the photo above to enlarge it.
Lion King Jr. roaring into S-G Middle School on April 15 and 16
April 7, 2016
The Middle School Drama Club will present Lion King Jr. during two performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 in the Anne B. Sterman Auditorium at the school.
Tickets will be $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free for children under age 5.
Advanced tickets are available by contacting Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the state budget increased available funding, the Board of Education unanimously approved the 2016-17 budget proposal - after adding a full-time reading teacher, 10-month dean of students at the high school and bumping up money for field trips in addition to previously planned initiatives.
The $52.048 million proposed budget, to be considered by the community during voting on Tuesday, May 17, would increase the tax levy by 0.32 percent in the 2016-17 school year - well below the maximum 1.78 percent that the state would have allowed the tax levy to increase.
Under the adopted budget, the Glenville tax rate would increase from the current $21.66 to an estimated $21.73 per $1,000 of assessed value. The home with the typical S-G assessment of $160,000 would see a tax bill increase of $11.37 per year or 95 cents per month. [Read MORE]
Be sure your son or daughter keeps their minds active over the summer.
Camp Invention will be offered at Pashley Elementary School, 30 Pashley Road Glenville, NY 12302. The cost is $220 for the week, unless you register by March 21 to save $25. It is open to studentsentering grades 1-6.
Camp Invention will run from July 11-15 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.
The Camp Invention program is a week-long summer enrichment program that partners with schools across the country to reinforce the traditional school year with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through inquiry-based, hands-on engagement. [Read MORE]
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When graduating senior Fiona Beaton was in eighth grade, her social studies teacher, Matt Kirwan, passed on a piece of wisdom that still guides her today: "People judge you within the first 30 seconds of meeting you," he told her.
That thought both scared and challenged her over the past five years, she told the 204 Scotia-Glenville graduates and their friends and families gathered for the 107th Scotia-Glenville High School graduation at Procter's Theater today.
Those beautiful flowers in the box out in front of the Glen-Worden library window didn't just pop up after this harsh winter: Peer Buddies (grade 5 students and students with autism) dug the soil and watered and planted them.
A performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. is a classic Disney title that contains all of the songs from the Academy Award winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show.
Whether they danced, sang, played piano, juggled, hula hooped or used light sabers, the 37 students who performed during tonight's Glendaal's Got Talent show for parents, friends and family showed their true abilities before a packed cafeteria.
Congratulations to Scotia-Glenville Middle
School's Science Bowl at GE team, which placed second in the car
race and third overall during the Science Bowl competition
against several other area school districts.
The Reading Millionaire program celebrated a milestone today - 750,000 minutes have been read by the 240 students at Glen-Worden. That works out to 3,215 minutes on average for each child or 51.2 hours of concentrated reading so far this year.
Glendaal students bring home any messages to their parents
tonight, they will be these: the darker the vegetable is, the
better and slice fruits and vegetables VERY thin.
Those are just two of the many messages conveyed by Chef/Dr. Robert Dell’Amore’s at the “Inspiring Healthy Kids through the POWER OF FOOD” assemblies at Glendaal today.
We don't know if they let him steer or toot the horn, but Jimmy Moughan, a grade 2 student in Peggy Gillen's class, arrived at Lincoln School today in style.
Whether it's creating a prosthetic (artificial) leg for an avid skier, designing a smoother sailing snowboard or growing a new human kidney, engineers are at the center of the research going on to make our lives easier.
Scotia-Glenville High School students today learned about the potential of engineering to solve common problems being faced by the human race every day during visits by the RPI Engineering Ambassadors.
Nearly 40 percent of students at Lincoln
Elementary participated in the summer reading program this year,
reading s total of 121,347 minutes over the summer. Today was
the day to celebrate that success.