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Student photoMS students go purple for epilepsy awareness

November 13, 2015

Purple was the color of the day at the Middle School today.
Students and staff recognized Epilepsy Awareness Day - an effort spearheaded by the Grade 6 Student Council and FCCLA member Madison Heritage. 
Madison was iStudent photonterested in making people more aware of what epilepsy is so they would become more comfortable with it. Posters were created by the FCCLA and placed around the building providing statistics and general information about epilepsy.
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63 S-G Middle School students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society

November 12,2015

Parents, family members and faculty congratulated the 63 newest members of the National Junior Honor Society during the induction ceremony this evening at the Middle School.

For a class of 191 students, that means that one-third of the class met the stringent requirements to join the NJHS.

Students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society must have a 90 average for the first three quarters of the grade 7 school year and complete 24 hours of community service over the summer between their grade 7 and 8 years. [Read MORE]

Lincoln kindergartner wins classroom supplies after winning national contest

November 10, 2015Student photo

Layla Keller, a kindergarten students in Lauren Remmers' class at Lincoln, is quite an artist - beating out nearly 15,000 other kindergarten artists across the country in the Scholastic Reading Clubs' "Pout-Pout Fish Art Contest."

"We read, discussed and talked about the things that make us happy at school," said Remmers. "We then drew pictures of this and I submitted them to Scholastic."

Her 18 students submitted entries to the contest, which was open to kindergarteners across the U.S. They received over 15,000 entries. Layla was one of five winners nationwide. [Read MORE] camera link icon


Fundraiser nets $700 for Joan Nicole Home and $100 to American Cancer Society; football players rake and clean up yard.

Student photoOctober 31, 2015

The tee-shirt fundraiser by the modified, junior varsity and varsity football teams netted $700 for the Joan Nicole Prince Home.

Players also helped raked the yard and clean up sticks at the home, which is for the terminally ill at 22 Glenview Drive in Glenville. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Middle School students and staff Make a Difference during event to help homeowners

Student photoOctober 24, 2015

There were lots of clean lawns and sore backs at the end of the second annual Make a Difference Day today as Middle School students and staff helped local homeowners get control of their lawns.

Assistant Principal Anthony Peconie said the 24 students and seven staff members were able to rake and clean up 13 homeowners' yards and a local church during the event.

"Throughout the morning, I saw students and staff working alongside one another with enthusiasm and smiles on their faces," said Peconie. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Harvest Run a huge success at Sacandaga!

october 23, 2015

Student photoThere was a lot of running and tired legs on this chilly day during the sixth annual Harvest Run and food drive at Sacandaga Elementary School.

Students in kindergarten to grade 2 ran a 1.5 kilometer course while the older students in grades 3-6 doubled that with a 3 kilometer run around the school and neighboring high school property.

In addition, students and staff brought in 570 donated food items, which will be donated to the Scotia-Glenville Food Bank. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Students explore computer science during IMPACT program at Siena College

October 16, 2015

Student photoSeven S-G high school students joined other area high school students in an intense computer science program called IMPACT at Siena College today to further explore career opportunities in the field.

Siena College’s computer science department opened its labs and classrooms to dozens of Capital Region high school students for the annual IMPACT Program. Students participated in a series of activities and some friendly competition designed to teach them about various areas of computer science.

The S-G students participating were: Sierra Zink, grade 10; Katelin Barrera, Jasmine Benson and Alyssa McKenna, grade 11; and Jacob Hershberger, Zachary Ladouceur and Jaiden Wood, grade 12. [Read MORE]

Students and staff show their UNITY

october 21, 2015

Student photoAs part of the focus on strengthening Glendaal's Cardinal Caring Community, the school of nearly 300 students and staff came upon a novel way to expressing their desire to come together to combat bullying: let's spell the word "Unity."

That's what they did today, National Unity Day, a part of the month-long national Bullying Prevention Month. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Jason Coons gets a big red ride to school

october 21, 2015

Student photoJason Coons wasn't worried about getting wet or cold on his walk to school today - he got a boost from some friends as the winner of the annual fire poster contest.

Jason, a student in Peggy Gillen's class, got to ride a fire truck to school. [Read MORE]

MS students dress as super heros while helping an area food pantry

October 15, 2015

Student photoOn Thursday, October 15, the staff and students at the Middle School dressed as Super Heroes and donated non-perishable food items to support community members in need.

The donated items went to the food pantry at the City View Church in Scotia. Students and staff donated a total of nine boxes of food. [Read MORE] camera link icon

High School classes canceled on Oct. 28

October 15, 2015

There will be NO SCHOOL for high school students on Wednesday, Oct. 28 unless they are taking the PSAT exam.

The PSAT will be administered to approximately 145 students in grades 10 and 11 from 7:45am – 11:45pm.

Transportation will be provided at mid-day (12 pm noon) to pick up PSAT students requiring a ride home. Students need to contact the office by Friday, Oct. 23 if they require transportation. [Read MORE]

Making it Orange. Make it End. during Spirit Week at the Middle School

Student photoOctober 14, 2015

Middle School students dressed in orange on Tuesday to show that they support anti-bullying efforts.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) promoted the anti-bullying effor. October is Bullying Prevention Month.

The group used MSBC to educate students about ways to prevent or stop bullying and to promote the Make it Orange. Make it End. day during Spirit Week.

To enlarge the photo of these grade 7 students, click on the image above.

Village of Scotia looking for substitute crossing guards; pays $11 per hour

October 6, 2015

Being a crossing guard for two hours a day - from 8 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. on school days - in the village of Scotia is a very important job.

Hundreds of children rely on you to help them cross often-busy roadways in the village.

The village is seeking substitute crossing guards - which could become "full time" when openings occur. Download the application and letter from Chief Peter Frisoni (PDF).

October 2, 2015

145 G-W PTA members, families and staff walk around the track as a fundraiser

Student photoOctober 2, 2015

Families and staff from Glen-Worden walked around the high school track four times tonight as a fundraiser for the PTA; as of the most recent count, $2,200 was raised during the Walk for the Hive.

Forty families and eight staff members - 145 people in all - made the one-mile trek on this brisk evening.

Before the walk began, everybody loosened up with a Zumba workout. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Nearly 100 football athletes raising money for home for the terminally ill and American Cancer Society

Tee shirt orders are due by Saturday, October 3

Order formSeptember 30, 2015

At Scotia-Glenville, there’s more to being a football player than practicing and playing games.

The SG teams give back to the community in a big way.

The nearly 100 student football players on modified, junior varsity and varsity teams are selling SG Breast Cancer Awareness tee-shirts to benefit the Joan Nicole Prince Home and American Cancer Society. [Read MORE]

Board of Education unanimously approves contracts with teaching assistants and 766 buildings employees and bus drivers

September 28, 2015

The Board of Education tonight unanimously approved labor contracts with the teaching assistants, buildings employees and bus drivers.

Both contracts provided pay increases for employees and both added Step Therapy as a covered expense under health insurance plans. In addition, members will be required to directly deposit their paychecks to the bank or credit union of their choice. Local 766 members have until July 1, 2016 to have their paychecks direct deposited. [Read MORE]

Girls on the Run boosting girls one at a time

september 28, 2015Girls on the Run

Twice a week, a group of 15 girls in grades 3 through 5 at Sacandaga get together after school to have fun while building self-esteem, realizing they are part of a bigger community, learning healthy eating habits and working toward a common goal.

“This program is wonderful for girls this age because it helps build confidence and self esteem,” said parent Jaime Riegel. “We are super excited to empower these young girls. The girls learn about team work, working with others they may normally not work with and learn the importance of building up themselves and those around them.” [Read MORE] camera link icon

Odyssey of the Mind Informational meeting to be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at the MS

September 17, 2015

If your child is very creative, likes to do projects with his or her hands and really enjoys new adventures, joining one of the Odyssey of the Mind teams now forming at Scotia-Glenville may be just the ticket!

The Odyssey of the Mind Informational Night will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 21 in the Middle School cafeteria.

Odyssey of the Mind is a program for students in grade K-12 that provides them with an exciting learning experience that promises to be both challenging and fun! [Read MORE]

Parents are reminded that MS and younger children must be supervised at evening sporting events

September 15, 2015

Athletic events and extra curricular activities are a very important aspect of school life. They are part of the fabric of what makes Scotia-Glenville Central Schools the center of the community. Spectators who attend these events come to support our students and to enjoy the community atmosphere.

In the past few years we have seen more middle and elementary school pupils left unsupervised by their parents at high school athletic games.

As a result of this, more incidents of misconduct, rudeness, and other inappropriate behaviors are being reported to supervisors at these contests. This has particularly become a problem at football games and basketball games.

Read more of the procedures for evening athletic events here (PDF).

Hall of Fame photoThree inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame

September 11, 2015

Three Scotia-Glenville alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during tonight's home football game.

They were David Murray, class of 1976; Alaina Lange, class of 2005; and Terell Winney, class of 2011. Congratuations to all! [Read MORE]
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Student photoWelcome back to school!

September 8, 2015

Check out photos from the first day of school at Glendaal and all the schools! [Read MORE]

David Bucciferro, Thomas Beauchamp re-elected as president and vice president, respectively

August 24, 2015

David Bucciferro was unanimously re-elected to a second term as president tonight and Thomas Beauchamp was unanimously re-elected to a second term as vice president. [Read MORE]

Chartwells begins Nutrislice - program provides more information about the food your children eat every day

August 14, 2015

Chartwells graphicScotia-Glenville School District, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now our school community can access menus anywhere, anytime! [Read MORE]

School tax bills in September will be nearly $90 less than they were in September 2014 for the typical Glenville homeowner; BOE adopts rates 2.51% lower than last year.

August 11, 2015

When community members went to the polls in May to support the 2015-16 school budget, the school district estimated tax rates would decline by 1.48 percent in the coming school year. The Board of Education on Monday night adopted rates that were 2.51 percent lower for Glenville homeowners.

A homeowner with a $160,000 assessment in the town of Glenville - which accounts for 99 percent of the school district's tax base - will pay a bill in September school tax totaling $3,465, $89 less than the $3,554 paid in September 2014. [Read MORE]

Attention: Summer School parents

August 5, 2015

There is a boil water order in effect after a water main break at the Mohonasen school campus in Rotterdam where summer school is held.

Classes will be in session on Thursday but the water can not be used except for bathrooms. Students should plan to bring bottled water to drink.

Check the Mohonasen school district website and area news outlets for updates.

Calendar covge2015-16 calendar sent to print

The 2015-16 district calendar, listing events happening throughout the school district in the upcoming school year, has been sent to print. It will be delivered to  homes in late August. You can check it out now on the calendar page.

UPDATE: July 23 - BOE continues to be deadlocked on electing a board president

July 27, 2015

Board of Education members voted 3-2 to elect David Bucciferro president of the Board of Education tonight. The problem: it takes four votes - the majority of the seven-member board - to elect a board president. [Read MORE]

Scotia-Glenvile's Class of 2015 begins the  next chapters of their lives

Student photoJune 27, 2015

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.

"Scotia-Glenville has given us all the tools to use that 30 seconds to our advantage if we choose to," she told the graduates minutes after being introduced by Kirwan. "Show respect, acceptance and tolerance in our future interactions with others, for they will judge you in the first 30 seconds. Use those 30 seconds carefully - it could change your life." [read MORE] camera link icon


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Student photoWhen 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 link icon


Student photoThose 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.

They planted a sign reading "In our garden, create, grow, imagine" camera link icon

Student photoThe Middle School Drama Club performed The Little Mermaid Jr., the story of a mermaid who falls in love with a human.

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. camera link icon

Student photoThe Scotia-Glenville High School Drama Club performed the French-based musical Les Miserables in the high school auditorium.

Students performed the school edition of the Victor Hugo musical set in early 19th century France.

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Student photoPerforming in front of other people takes a lot of courage and confidence.

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. camera link icon

Student photoFor the 15th straight year, grade 5 students at Glen-Worden served breakfasts to dozens of community members and residents - men, women and children - at the City Mission of Schenectady. camera link icon


Student photoCongratulations 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. camera link icon

Student photoThe 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. camera link icon


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If 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.
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Student photoThe fifth annual food drive and Harvest Run was held today at Sacandaga Elementary during school.

The Sacandaga school community was able to collect 671 donated food items, which helps support the Scotia-Glenville Food Bank. camera link icon


Student photoWe 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.

He got a ride in a Scotia Fire Department firetruck.

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Student photoThe vast majority of Middle School students and staff donned something pink today as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
This was part of Spirit Week activiites at the school.
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Student photoWhether 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.  camera link icon


Student photoNearly 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. camera link icon

Student photoCheck out some pictures from Opening Day, 2014, at all six S-G schools. camera link icon

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