Glen-Worden Elementary top stories

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

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

Student photoJune 15. 2015

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]

Peer Buddies plant flowers in front of the library window at Glen-Worden

Student photoMay 7, 2015

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] camera link icon

Two dozen Scotia-Glenville students receive NYSAHPERD physical education awards

Student photoMay 7, 2015

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] camera link icon

Dozens at the City Mission enjoy breakfast thanks to Glen-Worden's grade 5 students

March 14, 2015

Student photoFor 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] camera link icon

Glen-Worden students celebrate reaching 750,000 minutes of reading this year

Student photoMarch 9, 2015

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] camera link icon

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 wear pink and raise $544 toward cancer researchStudent photo

October 22, 2014

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] camera link icon

Student photoWelcome Back, Glen-Worden students!

September 4, 2014

Check out some pictures from Opening Day, 2014 [read MORE]

Grade 5 students take a walk down memory lane; thank parents and teachers for the memories

Student photoJune 23, 2014

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]camera link icon

26 Scotia-Glenville students recognized for leadership in physical education classes

May 6, 2014

Studnet photoA 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] camera link icon

Fifth graders prepare and serve breakfast at the City Mission

April 12, 2014

Student photoThe 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] camera link icon

Have a meal at McDonald's and help out the Glen-Worden PTA on Tuesday, April 8

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.

Students have read more than 250,000 minutes since October; time to exercise

February 10, 2014

Student photoMany of the 245 students at Glen-Worden have been reading a lot since the Reading Millionaire program began in October.

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] camera link icon

April 11, 2013 Poster art

 If you find it’s getting harder and harder to help your child with his or her homework every night, it’s not you.
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.

 


Events heading

Friday, July 3. 2015

July 4th observed - OFFICES CLOSED

Saturday, July 4. 2015

July 4th holiday

Monday, July 13. 2015

2015-16 Board of Education re-organizational meeting, 7 p.m., Distict Office

Monday, July 27, 2015

Board of Education, 7 p.m., District Office

Monday, August 10, 2015

Board of Education, 7 p.m., District Office

Wednesday-Thursday, August 12-13. 2015

NYS Regents exams

Monday, August 24, 2015

Board of Education, 7 p.m., District Office

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 1-2. 2015

Superintendent's Conference Days - STAFF ONLY

Monday, September 7. 2015

Labor Day - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED

Tuesday, September 8. 2015

First Day of Classes - grades 1-12

Classroom visitations by incoming kindergarten pupils

Wednesday, September 9. 2015

First Day of Classes - Kindergarten pupils

Monday, Septmeber 14. 2015

Rosh Hashanah (classes NOT in session)

Superintendent's Conference Day - STAFF ONLY

Wednesday, September 23. 2015

Yom Kippur - (classes are IN session)

Friday, October 2. 2015

Parent-Teacher conferences - HALF DAY, GRADES K-5

Friday, October 9. 2015

Early release - all students are released 15 minutes early

Parent-Teacher conferences - HALF DAY, GRADES K-5

Monday, October 12. 2015

Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED

Friday, October 16. 2015

Parent-Teacher conferences - HALF DAY, GRADES K-5

Friday, October 23. 2015

Parent-Teacher conferences - HALF DAY, GRADES K-5

Wednesday, November 11. 2015

Veterans' Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday-Friday, November 26-27. 2015

Thanksgiving Day Recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Report Card preparation - HALF DAY, GRADES K-5

Thursday-Friday, December 24. 2015-January 1, 2016

Holday Recess - NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 4, 2015

Classes resume, K-12

Friday, January 15, 2016

Superintendent's Conference Day - STAFF ONLY

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday, January 26-29, 2016

NYS Regents exams - school in session

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rating Day - HALF DAY, grades 6-12

Monday, February 15, 2016

President's Day - OFFICES CLOSED

Monday-Friday, February 15-19. 2016

Winter recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Report Card preparation - HALF DAY, GRADES K-5

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED

Monday-Friday, April 25-29. 2016

Spring recess - NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 30. 2016

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Algebra II Regents

Monday-Wednesday, June 20-22, 2016

Final  exams - HALF DAY, grades 6-8, Middle School

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Last day of school - K-12

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Regents Rating Day

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Class of 2016 graduation, 9:30 a.m., Proctor's Theater, Schenectady

 

 

 

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