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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

Staff photoStudents and staff recognized by the Board of Education

June 22, 2015

The Board of Education recognized 12 retiring staff Student photomembers with a combined 283 years of service to Scotia-Glenville. Board members also recognized five members of the Class of 2015 for Outstanding Student Leadership Awards.

These staff members were recognized: Adrienne Hall, Judith Corigliano, Robert DeWald, Sandra Fiesinger, Susan Johnson, Teri Lessard, Sheryl Matthews, Linda Nowak, Donald Petersen, Janet Schiavone, Darlene Terwilliger and Kathleen Waters.

These graduating seniors received Special Student Accomplishment Awards: Joseph Cremo, Savannah Fleetwood, John Dean,  Justin Phillips, Alexander Tunison and Daniel Zeglen. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Lincoln Elementary recognizes Flag Day

Student photoJune 15, 2015

The annual Flag Day celebration at at Lincoln School featured the Stratton Air Guard, who demonstrated how to fold and unfold a flag. SG graduation Danielle Valachovic sang the Star Spangled Banner. The grade 5 students read facts about the flag.

The children had a question and answer session with the Airmen. Lincoln School would like to thank Sargent Kevin Moughan and Sargent Matthew Lucier, who both have grade 2 students in Peggy Gillen's class. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Little Red Riding Hood stops by Sacandaga Elementary School

Student photojune 18, 2015

Students in Jeannine Dowdle's grade 5 reading class put on Little Red Riding Hood for students, parents and teachers at Sacandaga during two performances today.

Dowdle said students practiced for four weeks, learning their lines and building the set with help from parents, grandparents, teachers and the entire Sacandaga community.

Students worked the lights, microphones and worked the stage crew to make the production a success. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Glen-Worden students celebrate reaching a milestone: reading 1 million minutes

Student photoJune 18, 2015

Glen-Worden students have been spending a lot of time with their noses in books over the past 18 months - they have read a cumulative 1 million minutes during that time.

For a school with 245 students, that works out to 4,082 minutes per student or 68 hours each on average.

To celebrate reading this milestone, students buddied together and played kickball and ran relay races carrying sponges and balloons on spoons. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Newest addition to the Glendaal LMC Lab keeping an eye on things

CardinalJune 18, 2015

When you stroll into the Glendaal Library Media Center computer lab, your first instinct will be to duck.

But don't worry - that beautiful Cardinal looking down from his perch isn't real.

Art teachers Adrienne Hall and Jessica Macherone created this beautiful tree with its new resident for the children of Glendaal to enjoy. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Glen-Worden and Baptist Health Center celebrate "friendship across generations"

June 15. 2015

Student photoStudents and elders at the Baptist Health Center celebrated their 25-year relationship of sharing and cooperating during an end-of-year program at the center today.

Sandy Belfance, a retired teacher who continues to coordinate the program, said students in the CORE team were active in the intergenerational program between Glen-Worden and Baptist Health Center this year.  [read MORE]

Principal Robert Cosmer takes pies in the face as part of an MDA fundaiser

June 9, 2015

Eighth-grader Aviana Hernandez wanted to be sure she didn't miss - she ran right up to Principal Robert Cosmer and shoved a pie in his face.

The other five students and two teachers were more delicate - they at least stood behind the designated line and threw their pies at Cosmer.

The pie throwing at the Middle School today was all part of a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Student Council raised nearly $200 for the MDA during a fundraiser this spring. Part of the prize was a raffle in which two students from each grade would be able to toss a pie at their beloved principal. [read MORE]

SG Library Media Specialists release suggestions for summer reading

June 8, 2015

With summer fast approaching, Scotia-Glenville's library media specialists have developed a list of books that will keep your son and daughter busy reading this summer. Check out their selections here.

Still time to register for Camp Invention and Invention Project this summer at the O'Rourke Middle School in Burnt Hills

June 8, 2015

If you are still looking for a summer enrichment program for your children, grades 1-8, there is still time to register for Camp Invention (the week of July 13 for grades 1-6) and Invention Project (week of July 20 for grades 6-8).

These programs will be held at the O'Rourke Middle School in Burnt Hills.

Learn more at this website - campinvention.org - or email coordinator Marie DiCristofaro at mdicristofaro@bhbl.org

 

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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 today.camera 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 we...discover, 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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