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Pre-school services to be offered at Sacandaga Elementary School

August 12, 2016

Pre-school flyerFull-day pre-school services are coming to Scotia-Glenville!

The Albany-based company, All About Kids (in collaboration with Advanced Therapy), will begin offering pre-school services for children ages 3 and 4 as early as this September. The classroom will be located in the Sacandaga Elementary School at the end of the kindergarten wing. [Read MORE]

School tax bills in September will be $26 less than they were in September 2015 for the typical Glenville homeowner

BOE adopts lower tax rates for the third time in eight years

August 11, 2016

When community members went to the polls in May to support the 2016-17 school budget, the school district estimated tax rates would rise by 0.32 percent, well below the maximum of 1.78 allowed under the state's tax lvey cap formula.

Instead, the Board of Education on Monday night adopted rates that were 0.74 percent lower for Glenville homeowners. [Read MORE]

Information about the tragic loss of Morgan Bowers; please keep her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers

Morgan Bowers fundraiser t-shirtAugust 7, 2016

Morgan Wanmer, a friend of Morgan Bowers, and Morgan's mother, Christina, have begun a t-shirt fundraiser to keep Morgan's memory alive. All money raised will be used toward a scholarship and/or memorial at Scotia-Glenville High School in Morgan's name. This is also a place where people can donate money to the scholarship and memorial.

The website is www.booster.com/morganbowers

The sales will be open until Sunday, August 14.

August 6, 2016

St. Joseph's Church at 231 Second Street in Scotia will hold a memorial program for Morgan at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, at the church.

The event will be a time for those who knew Morgan to gather and remember her.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Fay, pastoral associate for Youth Ministry at the church. Her email address is olgsjym@gmail.com.

August 4, 2016

Morgan's family has arranged for the services:

Calling hours will be on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, 1 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia, NY.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 231 Second Street, Scotia, NY.

August 3, 2016

The Scotia-Glenville school community mourns the passing of one of our students, Morgan Bowers, in an accident Tuesday afternoon. Morgan was to begin her senior year in September.

Counselors will be available at the high school beginning at 9:00 a.m. this morning - Wednesday, August 3 - for any students or staff members who wish to stop in.

Please keep Morgan and her family in your thoughts during this sad time.

The school district issued this statement today about Morgan (PDF).

State standardized test results released; growth in proficiency seen statewide and at Scotia-Glenville

july 29, 2016

Saying that the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics exams taken by students in April are not directly comparable to the previous exams, the state Education Department today said that the percentage of students in grades 3-8 scoring in the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4) had risen for both the ELA and mathematics exams.

Statewide, on the ELA exam, 37.9 percent of students scored as proficient, up 6.6 percentage points from 31.3 in 2015. On the math exam, 39.1 percent of students scored as proficient, a 1 percentage point increase from 38.1 in 2015.

At Scotia-Glenville, the increases were more dramatic: on the ELA exam, 42 percent of students scored in Levels 3 and 4 this year, up from 33 percent last year. On the mathematics exam, 47 percent of students scored in Levels 3 and 4, compared with 40 percent last year.  [Read MORE]

Calendar cover2016-17 calendar sent to print

July 28, 2016

The 2016-17 school district calendar, which lists upcoming events for the school year, has been sent to the printer. It will be mailed to all homes by late August. The events have also been inserted into the web calendar at upper right. Get an early preview here.

Bucciferro, Beauchamp unanimously
re-elected as BOE officers

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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016; commencement held at Proctor's Theater

Student photoJune 25, 2016

"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] camera link icon

Glendaal buddy teams get a workout at Camp Cardinal in honor of the Summer Olympics

Student photoJune 20, 2016

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] camera link icon

Buddy students tell jokes, sing songs and have fun at assembly

June 17, 2016

Student photo"What do you call a bear with no teeth?"

"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] camera link icon

Students bring reading series to life by collecting items for children at Albany Med.

Student photoJUne 17, 2016

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] camera link icon

Board of Education recognizes retiring staff members and outstanding students

Staff membersjune 13, 2016

The Board of Education this evening honored nine staff retiring staff members (who have 209 years of experience between them).

 

Student photoIn addition, board members recognized six outstanding students during a special ceremony. [Read MORE] camera link icon

2016-17 school calendar adopted by the Board of Education

June 14, 2016

Here is the official calendar (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

Student photoJune 8, 2016

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] camera link icon

YMCA to offer summer 2016 camps

Summer camps iconJUne 7, 2016

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

camera link iconJUne 6, 2016

Student photoAre 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] camera link icon

Forum about growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse scheduled for June 29 at First Reformed Church in Scotia

Forum flyerJune 6, 2016

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

Flyermay 25, 2016

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

Student photomay 25, 2016

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] camera link icon

Free summer lunch program to be held
June 27-Sept. 2 at Collins Park in Scotia

May 23, 2016

Collins Park FlyerOnce 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

Thanks to our After Prom sponsors!

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 to Boulevard Bowl for a terrific evening!

Glendaal grade 5 student Ryan Schlaeg wins $100 Fuel Up to Play 60 Prize Pack

May 10, 2016

Student photoGlendaal 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.

After Prom offers a fun, safe activity after the Junior-Senior Prom on May 13

May 4, 2016

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]

Budget newsletter to be mailed on May 5

May 2, 2016

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).

Meet the Board of Education candidates forum canceled on May 4

April 26, 2016

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.

40 students inducted into the National Honor Society

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]

Benedetto and Feinberg seeking re-election unopposed

April 19, 2016

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.

There were no other petitions, so they will run unopposed.​

Scotia-Glenville students and educator recognized by YMCA

Student photoApril 7, 2016

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 imageLion 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 omalley723@hotmail.com

Board of Education adopts 2016-17 school budget

April 4, 2016

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]

Camp Invention for grades 1-6 will run July 11-15 at Pashley Elementary School in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

march 1, 2016

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 students entering 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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Student photo"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. "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." camera link icon

 

Student photoWhether 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 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.
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Student photo"What do you call a bear with no teeth?"

"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.
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Student photoAre there really more cows in Vermont than people? Delaware was the first state?
From Arkansas and Alabama to Wisconsin and Wyoming, grade 3 students at Lincoln Elementary knew the most unusual information about their designated state.
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Student photoThe Middle School gymnasium was filled with 58 quiet grade 6 students and six staff members for two and a half hours last Friday evening - as they gathered for the first Reading for the Mission event.
The event raised $141 as well as 210 bars of soap and 188 washcloths that were donated to the Schenectady City Mission.
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Student photoSeven Odyssey of the Mind teams composed of 40 Scotia-Glenville students competed at the regional contest at Shenendehowa High School on Saturday, March 5; one high school team is headed to the state's competition on April 2 at Binghamton University.
The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting. Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability.
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Student photoMia Cooper knew exactly what her Iroquois rain stick was supposed to do: "They shook them really hard so plants would grow and they would have food."
Mia's two-foot-high, bright-colored rain stick, made from a combination of duct tape, cans, rice and macaroni, was among the two dozen displays at the Iroquois Museum in James Saburro's grade 4 classroom at Lincoln Elementary as parents, grandparents and friends flocked to see the students' work.
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Student photo You may have to search for a while before you find "Comet Colucciello" shooting across the night sky.
Grade 8 students visiting the Challenger Learning Center Space Simulator at the Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci) in Schenectady named an unknown object in space after their fellow student, Seth Colucciello, who first noticed the long-range object coming at the shuttle while he was on the crew.
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Families and staff from Glen-Worden walked around the Scotia-Glenville 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.
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