Mark McCarthy, Principal
30 Worden Road
Scotia, NY 12302
347-3600 EXT. 21100
8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Dignity for All Students Act coordinators: Mark McCarthy and Deborah Shephard
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]
Check out photos from the first day of school at Glen-Worden and all the schools! [Read MORE]
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]
Students 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]
Those beautiful flowers in the box out in front of the library didn't just pop up after this harsh winter: Peer Buddies (grade 5 students and students with autism in Mrs. Elizabeth Fyvie and Mrs. Ashlye Cheely’s class) dug the soil and watered and planted them.
They planted a sign reading "In our garden we...discover, create, grow, imagine"
Now the bright sunshine that pours on the building will do the rest of the work. [Read MORE]
Two dozen Scotia-Glenville elementary students were among more than 600 students recognized from throughout the region for leadership in their physical education classes.
The 30th annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards were presented at Hudson Valley Community College through the Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD). [Read MORE]
For the 15th straight year, grade 5 students today served breakfasts to dozens of community members and residents - men, women and children - at the City Mission of Schenectady.
The students, joined by their parents, their teachers Rachel Delgado and Christine DeCarlo and Principal Mark McCarthy, began showing up at 6 a.m. to start work on making pancakes, bacon and fruit cups, pour orange juice, put out muffins and set the tables. [read MORE]
The 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.
That's a lot of minutes and, while not every child has reached the average, it shows an overall commitment to keeping books in the hands of young people. [read MORE]
G-W concert rescheduled for Dec. 10
The Glen-Worden Band/Orchestra concert (originally scheduled for Dec. 2) is rescheduled for Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 at Glen-Worden.
Students and staff wore pink and brought in donations for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The school raised $272 and a Glen-Worden family matched that donation.
So G-W's total donation was $544! [read MORE]
September 4, 2014
Check out some pictures from Opening Day, 2014 [read MORE]
Some of the fifth-graders may not remember the leprechaun traps from kindergarten, the landform projects from grade 3 or the buttons on a string from Twelfth Night in grade 4.
They were reminded of many of their past projects today during "A Walk Down Memory Lane" in the library media center and outside the primary wing door.
Grade 5 teachers Rachel Delgado and Christine DeCarlo created the program with the help of many current and past staff members. [read MORE]
A total of 26 Scotia-Glenville students from the four elementary schools and middle school were among the 650 students from throughout the region recognized for leadership in their physical education classes at Hudson Valley Community College tonight.
They received the 29th annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards. The awards are presented through the The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD). [MORE]
The fifth-graders at Glen-Worden prepared and served about 188 breakfasts to thankful men, women and children at the City Mission of Schenectady today.
The students, joined by their parents, their teachers Rachel Delgado and Christine DeCarlo and Principal Mark McCarthy, began showing up at 6 a.m. to start work on making pancakes, bacon and fruit cups, pour orange juice, put out muffins and set the tables. The meal was served at 8 a.m. [MORE]
McTeacher's Night will will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the Glenville McDonalds on Route 5 (across from Target).
Between those hours, 20 percent of the sales - including drive thru and counter service - will be donated back to the Glen-Worden PTA.
At least 15 staff volunteers will be at the restaurant during those hours to greet customers and help out.
McDonald's will provide an ice cream party to the classroom with the most diners who attend the event. The PTA will track sales by classroom.
In fact, they have read at least 250,000 minutes so far - that is 4,166 hours of reading. Their goal is to read for 1 million minutes.
To celebrate this one-quarter milestone, the school today got students moving and exercising - whether by learning Zumba, crawling across the gymnasium floor or balancing themselves against a wall. They also heard a mystery PTA reader.
Blended in all of the activities was talk about eating healthy with Food Facts at each station. [MORE]
If you find it’s getting harder and harder
to help your child with his or her homework every night, it’s
Schools in New York and 44 other states have begun to implement the Common Core Learning Standards – a set of standards that will be consistent from state to state. The goal is to ensure that students from coast to coast are college- and career-ready when they graduate from high school. Download the flyer above and watch a video for parents. [MORE]
Responsive Classroom is being used at all Scotia-Glenville elementary schools. Find out more about it here, including a video developed for Curiosity Showcase.
Save your Box Tops for Education labels, Campbell's Soup Labels for Education, and also small printer cartridges for Glen-Worden fundraisers.