The Scotia-Glenville Athletic Hall of Fame
inducted four new members during a 5 p.m. ceremony at the Glen
Sanders Mansion today - Friday, Sept. 12.
The three former athletes and one coach -
nominated by their teammates, players and coaches - were then be
recognized during the half-time of the home football game against
Gloversville with a plaque and other recognitions.
Art Show reception set for Thursday, Sept. 11
September 9, 2014
The 15th annual Roving Art Show will begin
with an opening reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Baptist
Health and Rehabilitation Center, 297 Ballston Avenue, Scotia.
The presentation of the traveling art
exhibit begins at 7 p.m.
The artwork to the right was done by
Olivia Brandow. Click
on the image to enlarge it.
Welcome Back, Scotia-Glenville
Check out some pictures from Opening Day,
2014, at all six S-G schools. [read MORE]
Scotia-Glenville joins Burnt
Hills-Ballston Lake and Niskayuna to share some out-of-district
student bus routes
August 15, 2014
Scotia-Glenville has joined Burnt
Hills-Ballston Lake and Niskayuna to establish a partnership to
provide shared student transportation to out-of-district
locations, which will result in cost savings beginning in
The three districts are also continuing to
study possibilities for greater efficiencies and cost sharing
down the road.
This new partnership, for example, will
save Scotia-Glenville taxpayers more than $45,000 on the cost of
busing S-G students to the Career and Technical Education school
(BOCES) in Colonie every day. The entire partnership will save
all three school districts a combined $220,000 in the 2014-15
Common Core test results released;
S-G students scoring higher than in 2013
August 14, 2014
The results of the state tests at
Scotia-Glenville reflected the statewide trend: more students are
scoring in the top two levels, Levels 3 and 4, meaning they are
proficient or excelling when it comes to meeting the Common Core
Statewide, the percentage of students
"proficient" in math rose from 31.2 to 35.8 percent. English
language arts scores increased slightly from 31.3 to 31.4
percent in the "proficient'' category.
At Scotia-Glenville, there are several
examples of larger percentages of students scoring in Levels 3
and 4. [read MORE]
tax rates increase by 1.12% or
$39 per year for the typical taxpayer
The Board of Education tonight adopted a
tax rate that is 1.12% higher than the 2013-14 school year.
That figure is slightly below the estimated
rate increase of 1.17%
predicted when voters approved the $50,782,220 budget in
Voters approved the budget by a
super-majority plurality of 73.2%, allowing the district to
increase the tax levy by 1.76%. The district's state-mandated
tax levy increase had been capped at 0.27% without a
super-majority override by the community.
2014-15 calendar is available for download
The school district calendar that will be mailed to households
by late August is now available for download.
Go the calendar page to download the 24-page document in
it's entirety or just download the monthly grids, facing
informational pages or varsity athletic schedules.
Breakfast and lunch prices increasing
slightly in 2014-15
July 29, 2014
Unfortunately, Scotia-Glenville is forced to increase some meal
prices in the 2014-15 school year to keep up with rising
commodity and regulatory costs.
Breakfast prices will increase by 25 cents to $1.25 per meal in
the new school year. Elementary lunch prices are up by 20 cents
per meal and secondary lunch prices are rising by 10 cents per
Many ala-carte charges, as well as milk prices, were also
increased in the new school year.
Here are the cafeteria prices for 2014-15.
SGTA, school district sign four-year contract
July 29, 2014
The 240-member Scotia-Glenville Teachers'
Association (SGTA) and the school district have signed a four-year
contract that provides a small pay increase in exchange for
higher contributions toward health insurance coverage for two years.
The contract, which replaces the one that
expired on July 1, 2013, expires on June 30, 2017. It was
ratified overwhelmingly by the teachers in June and unanimously
by the Board of Education on July 14.
Tonya Federico named as new Sacandaga Elementary principal
July 22, 2014
The Board of Education last night unanimously
appointed Tonya D. Federico as the next principal of Sacandaga
“I truly believe that all students can
achieve at high levels,” she wrote in her letter of application.
She added that she has focused “on
learning, results and creating a collaborative culture” during
her 17 years as a teacher and administrator in Schenectady.
Bucciferro, Beauchamp elected as BOE officers for the 2014-15
July 14, 2014
David Bucciferro, vice president of the Board
of Education in the 2013-14 school year, was elected to a one-year
term as president of the board for the 2014-15 school year during
tonight's re-organizational meeting.
The vote was 4 to 2.
Thomas Beauchamp was elected unanimously to
a one-year term as vice president.
The sign above the doorway says it all:
SUNY Plattsburgh is know for 2 things: cold weather & Mrs.
Math teacher Alison Tribley joined others
at the Middle School by proudly displaying their college alma
maters by wearing college sweatshirts on the first every College
Sweatshirt Day at Scotia-Glenville. Middle School teachers took
it the next step - by putting signs above their doors promoting
their former colleges and beginning discussions.
Students in grade 4
at Lincoln seemed mystified to learn
that people actually sewed their socks to repair them 250 years ago
in Colonial times.
And that they shook milk to create butter?
They milked cows by hand to get milk? They wrote with quill pens
dipped in ink? They dyed their own clothing? They created tin
lampshades and other items by hand?
Hundreds of students got into the spirit by wearing
moustaches at school today to support the fight against cancer.
Each student contributed at least $1 toward the fundraiser.
In all, $428 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
Some students wore the moustaches - a-la
comedian Groucho Marx - while others wore them as thick