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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 Invention 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]

Grade 4 students participating in Nation's Report Card testing on March 2

NAEP websitejanuary 30, 2017

Three grade 4 classrooms at Sacandaga Elementary will be part of the Nation’s Report Card – they have been selected to take National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP, national standardized tests in March.

Their results will be combined with classrooms across the state and nation to give political and educational leaders a glimpse about how well the nation's education system is preparing students.

Students in grade 4 classes taught by Andy DiCaprio, Cheryl Ladopoulos and David McLear will sit for the 120-minute tests in both Reading and Mathematics on March 2. [Read MORE]

Gingerbread Men make great partners in a kindergarten science experiment!

Student photodecember 13, 2016

Melissa Peterson's kindergarten class was overrun with Gingerbread Men late last week, as students used them to perform a science experiment.

Each student was given a gingerbread cookie. They first drew a picture of it and then made predictions about what it would look like once it was dunked in water. Students recorded the outcomes on their lab sheets. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Sac staff and students collect more than 600 items to donate to food pantry as part of annual Harvest Run

October 31, 2016

Student photoThe Sacandaga Caring Community raised 606 food items for the Scotia Food Pantry as part of the annual Harvest Run!! The student runners had great weather for their respecive events. Every student in K-2 ran 1.5 K and grades 3-5 ran 3K. The PTA bought farm fresh crisp apples for each student to enjoy after the run. All students finished the Harvest Run, with healthy rosy cheeks!  [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]

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

Student photoJune 17, 2016

"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

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.

Ronald McDonald visits Sacandaga to boost reading program

Student photoMarch 17, 2016

Students at Sacandaga School are participating in a Reading Month during the month of March.

Students track their hours of reading and can also ask family and friends to sponsor them for every minute read.

All donations will go toward the Ronald McDonald House in Albany.

Ronald McDonald came to Sacandaga for a visit on March 8 to thank students and staff for sponsoring the reading activities to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Attached are some pictures from March 8th, when Ronald McDonald came to Sacandaga school and visited some classrooms to thank students for reading this month. [Read MORE] camera link icon

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.

Logo for Boxtops for EducationFind out more about the Box Tops program at

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