5 students learn mapping skills from the masters
December 10, 2014
Three members of the 109th Airlift Wing at
Stratton Air Base volunteered their services to teach basic
orienteering to the grade 5 students at Sacandaga during a
recent classroom visit.
The students used the activity as a
culmination to their map skills unit in Social Studies.
Senior Master Sargent Rick Rueda, Senior
Airman David Gillis and Tech Sargent Frank Johnson had students
navigate around the fields of Sacandaga and taught them how to
find their way out if lost. The students were excited to see the
real world application of this tool and skill.
Harvest Run will fill many area pantries
october 24, 2014
fifth annual food drive and Harvest Run was held today at Sacandaga
Elementary during school.
Unfortunately the weather did not allow the
run to take place outside, so instead the students walked the
hallways throughout the school for 30 minutes.
The Sacandaga school community was able to
collect 671 donated food items, which helps support the
Scotia-Glenville Food Bank.
Back, Sacandaga students!
September 4, 2014
Check out some pictures from Opening Day,
2014 [read MORE]
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.
Ann Comley retiring as Sacandaga principal
This change will be felt from one end of
Sacandaga Elementary to the other.
The squeak of her trademark sneakers won’t
be heard in the hallways at Sacandaga any longer.
When her office phone’s ringtone chimes
“Are you there?” she won’t be there to answer it.
Students won’t hear her lively daily menu
announcements of “hot diggity dogs” or “hockey pucks with cheese
(cheeseburger)” being served for lunch that day.
After 14 years at Scotia-Glenville and 32
years total as an educator, Principal Ann Comley is retiring.
students recognized for leadership in physical education classes
May 6, 2014
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]
Patriots football player Joe Vellano stops in to visit students
on way back to Boston
February 6, 2014
Joe Vellano, the #72 defensive tackle on the
New England Patriots football team, stopped in at Sacandaga
Elementary this morning for a back-and-forth discussion with
students in grades 3 and 5.
He talked with students about being a
football player, doing well in school, working hard to reach
your goals and a variety of topics. He also answered students'
questions. He made classroom visits to Teri Lessard's grade 3
class to visit with his cousin Evan Vellano and to Robert Gula's
grade 5 class to see cousin Abby Vellano.
students bring the outside in with a mix of science and math
January 16, 2014
Kindergarten students in Melissa Peterson's
class didn't let an iced-over playground stop them from having fun.
They brought the outside in and mixing a
bit of science and math in with it - and imagined Frosty the
Snowman at the same time. [MORE]
Sacandaga community donates more than
700 items to food drive and Harvest Run
October 24, 2013
fourth annual food drive and Harvest Run was held today, with lots
of young legs feeling pretty tired after the event.
Students in grades 3-5 ran 3 kilometers
(about 1.9 miles) around the high school fields and back to the
school - twice while students in kindergarten to grade 2 ran 1.5
kilometers (about .8 miles) - or once around the high school
fields and back to Sacandaga.
Kindergartners help fill backpacks of the Weekend Blessings
program at the Mission
Kindergarten students in Melissa Peterson's
class have filled the bellies of children they may never know.
Peterson and her student teacher, Victoria Milkins, were inspired by
the Weekend Blessings program, which provides nutritious snacks for
children in the community who do not have access to nutritious food
Scotia-Glenville's Odyssey of the Mind teams are now forming;
sign up online
September 13, 2013
If your child is very creative, likes to do
projects with his or her hands and really enjoys new adventures,
joining one of the Odyssey of the Mind teams now forming at
Scotia-Glenville may be just the ticket! [MORE]
testing on the way to S-G
April 11, 2013
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
Classroom Responsive Classroom is being used at all Scotia-Glenville
Find out more about it here, including a video developed at