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Fifth-graders take a Walk Down Memory Lane, beginning in kindergarten

june 20, 2017

Student photoFifth-grade students at Glen-Worden today took a Walk Down Memory Lane, a walk that began in kindergarten for many of them.

They revisited the Leprechaun Trap from kindergarten, Exquisite Creatures from grade 2, map projects with clay from grade 3 and the study of colonial America from grade 4. To remember first grade and physical education, they rotated to a station that involved a huge multi-colored parachute in which they played games with balls and birthdays.

The students are in Chris DeCarlo's and Rachel Delgado's classes. They rotated through seven stations during the two-hour program. [Read MORE] camera link icon At the bottom of the page, check out the video of students with the huge multi-colored parachute!

Grade 2 students perform Little Red Riding Hood - The Musical

june 13, 2017

Student photoStudents in Valerie Eagan's class, who performed a school play  around Christmas time, were so energized, they returned this spring with Little Red Riding Hood - The Musical.

They performed during the recent Curiosity Showcase for parents and visitors as well as during the school day to G-W students.

"We practiced for about two months," said Eagan. "Each student had a speaking part in the play and while learning our parts we also discussed characters, setting, plot, adjectives and adverbs. All the students did a wonderful job!!" [Read MORE] camera link icon

NWS meteorologist speaks with grade 5 students about weather and severe storms

Student photoJune 8, 2017

Brian Montgomery, Lead Meteorologist with National Weather Service in Albany, spoke to students at Rachel Delgado's and Chris DeCarlo's grade 5 classes today.

The class had just completed a unit on weather and researched severe storms.

In the photo are Montgomery along with students Ellie Fass, Reagan Dieterich, Dylan Bruce, MJ Bellotti and Liam Cowdrey.

The visit was arranged by Diane Skibinski, GW speech pathologist.

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First US Treasurer Samuel Meredith comes to life for grade 1 students in Carmella Caldara's class

Student photojune 8, 2017

Samuel Meredith, the first US treasurer (1798-1801), came to life for first-grade students in Carmella Caldara's class.

Rick Reynolds, a retired history teacher from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and the husband of retired GW nurse Joanne Reynolds, gave a presentation, "Heroes, History, Honor," to the children about  Samuel Meredith. The Reynolds' grandson, Mason Armbruster, is in Caldara's class. [Read MORE] camera link icon

27 Scotia-Glenville students receive awards from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Dance

May 30, 2017

Student photoNearly three dozen grade 5 students from Scotia-Glenville's four schools were honored with Student Leadership Awards from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Dance (APHERD) during a ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College.

About 700 students from Capital Region schools were recognized at APHERD's 32nd annual ceremony on May 8.  [Read MORE] camera link icon

Free lunches will be available again this year at Collins Park thanks to SICM

Collin park lunch flyerMay 22, 2017

Once again this summer, there will be free lunches served at Collins Park thanks to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM).

Offered to anyone 18 years old or younger, the lunches will be served on tables near the recreational building from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 26 to August 25.

No obligation or sign up – just drop by!

Thanks very much, SICM!

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Kindergartners win March Madness reading incentive program

Student photomay 4, 2017

Students in Stacy Bisanz’s class really got into reading during March Madness reading incentive – they read a total of 6,496 minutes during the month. That’s not bad for fewer than 20 students – making them one of the smallest classes at Glen-Worden!

The class earned a Sundae party for their efforts. Along with some bonus points for various activities like team spirit, the class won with a total of 396 points! Students in kindergarten received 10 points per every 15 minutes they read or had a parent read to them. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Grade 2 students learn about family farming and agriculture

Student photomarch 24, 2017

Frances Brown, along with her husband Lyle, run the well-known Brown's Family Stand near Exit 25 in Rotterdam on a third generation family farm. They are known for their sweet corn, tomatoes and cucumbers.

As part of the Agriculture in the Classroom, through the Farm Bureau and Cornell Cooperative Extension, Frances Brown talked to students about her family's farm and farming in general in Schenectady.

She read a story to students in Laura O'Keefe's and Val Eagan's grade 2 classrooms today. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Glen-Worden students serve breakfast at City Mission for the 15th year

Student photoMarch 18, 2017

The nearly 50 fifth-graders at Glen-Worden pulled up their sleeves and got into serving breakfast to the dozens of residents at the City Mission.

Student photoIn the pictures at left, students prepared various items to bring to the folks at the City Mission. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Check out this story on Spectrum news!

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Camp Invention to be held July 10-14 at O'Rourke MS in Burnt Hills for students in kindergarten to grade 6

march 22, 2017

Camp Invenstion flyerCamp Invention will be held July 10-14 for students in both Scotia-Glenville and BHBL at O'Rourke Middle School.

The weeklong summer adventure offers lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. [Read MORE]

S-G, Union basketball players help GW students kick off March Madness reading

Student photomarch 10, 2017

READING IS SUPERB. Students held up those words and led the entire student body in a chant of the three words at the beginning of today's pep rally kicking off the March Madness Reading Contest.

"The way to get really good at a skill is to practice it," Diane Skibinski, speech pathologist at the school, told the group. As students read this month, their progress will be logged on a chart outside the main office, said Maureen Palleschi, library media specialist.

Glen-Worden students started the program with a visit from basketball players from Scotia-Glenville and from Union College. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Families and staff raise nearly $1,600 for Ronald McDonald House in Albany

Student photoMarch 3, 2017

Glen-Worden families and staff raised nearly $1,600 during a reading challenge to benefit the Ronald Student pictureMcDonald House in Albany.
Students collected pledges from family and friends to challenge them read more as part of the challenge.

Southpaw, the mascot of the Valley Cats, also visited grade 1 and 2 classrooms to read with students last month to promote the effort and get students excited about reading.

Reading Specialists Kate Cartier and Debra Passino spearheaded the initiative.

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Student photoSecond-graders at Glen-Worden celebrate 100

february 21, 2017

100 can be a foreign number to a second-grader, who is all of 7 or 8 years old.

Students in Valerie Eagan’s class at Glen-Worden brought in 100 of the same object – 100 rubber bands, 100 pompoms, 100 pennies, 100 straws – all to celebrate the 100th day of school last Wednesday, Student photoFebruary 15. They shared their creations with other classes in the building, who did a “museum walk”
through Eagan’s classroom to check out the creations.

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PTA Bingo Night a success!

Student photojanuary 20, 2017

 The PTA's Bingo Night was a success this evening – roughly 200 parents and children attended.

 There were raffle baskets donated by the families to raise money for PTA programs as well.

Everybody was a winner at this event! [Read MORE] camera link icon

Realistic-looking beehive adorns tree mural in Library Media Center

January 3, 2017

BeehiveArt teachers Adrienne Hall and Jessica Macherone, with the help of retirees Kathy Krogh and Mia Svec from the Baptist Retirement Center, designed and painted a beehive that comes out of the tree mural in the LMC.
The Bee is Glen-Worden's mascot.
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Student photoStudent photoKids Giving to Kids makes the holiday brighter for children at the City Mission

December 16, 2016

Glen-Worden students and staff exhibited the true meaning of the holidays – they collected toys for needy children who they will probably never meet.
In lieu of giving a gift to their teachers, students were asked to bring in a gift that would be donated to needy children at the City Mission in Schenectady. Students also decorated a paper ornament and give it to their teachers to them know that a gift had been donated in their honor.
Grade 4 teacher Monica Allin is photographed with two of her students, Mackenzie and Morgan Westbrook. Her grade 4 students helped load the gifts into the car to be taken to the City Mission. Besides Allin, staff members Laura Hoskin, Marian Boorn, and Rachel Delgado also worked on the Kids Giving to Kids program.

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Grade 2 students bring holiday cheer

Student photodecember 9, 2016

Valerie Eagan's grade 2 students brought a little bit of Christmas to Glen-Worden today with two play performances - "Santa's Healthy Christmas" and "The Littlest Elf" - complete with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a cast of elves for the entire school.

"Santa's Healthy Christmas" was about Santa staying healthy and keeping fit and perhaps children leaving him fruits and vegetables Christmas eve instead of cookies. "The Littlest Elf" was about how it is OK to be different. During the play, the littlest elf felt sad because she couldn't help Santa like the other elves could; however, in the end, the littlest elf was the only one able to fit down the chimney to deliver the presents for Santa. She felt better that she could finally do something to help! [Read MORE] camera link icon

More than 125 people turn out to "Walk for the Hive" to benefit the Glen-Worden PTA

Student photooctober 7, 2016

The "Walk for the Hive" around the high school track raised $1,190 for the PTA to sponsor events and programs at the school.

A total of 38 families (116 people) and 13 staff and teachers participated in the one-mile trek around the track. The group warmed up with Yoga exercises. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Scotia-Glenville welcomes students back!

september 7, 2016

Student photoThe school doors opened again today and welcomed back more than 2,500 Scotia-Glenville students, well rested from their summer break.

Check out pictures from today at each of the six school buildings. [Read MORE]

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.

Oliver Twist debuts on March 18 and 19 at Glen-Worden cafeteria

Student photomarch 18, 2016

Oliver Twist lived a tough life in the late 1830s England - being orphaned, forced into a life of crime and not wanted by anybody until he found his savior in his lost relative, Mr. Brownlow.

Thanks goodness, the 37 students who performed today's dress rehearsal of Oliver Twist have not had such difficult lives and live in relative prosperity in Glenville compared to the streets of London more than 180 years ago.

The students will perform Oliver Twist at 7 p.m. tonight and at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 19, in the cafeteria at the school, Worden Road.

This is the first play at the school in several years. Diane Skibinski, speech language therapist, and Mary Radom, grade 3 teacher, worked with the students over the past several weeks. [Read MORE and check out videos] camera link icon

Click on the image below to watch videos from Friday's and Saturday's performances Oliver Twist

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]


Responsive Classroom
Responsive Classroom is being used at all Scotia-Glenville elementary schools. Find out more about it here, including a video developed at Glen-Worden.


Save your Box Tops for Education labels, Campbell's Soup Labels for Education, and also small printer cartridges for Glen-Worden fundraisers.


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