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Free event at the University at Albany on January 30 aimed at girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math

December 16, 2015

The University at Albany is hosting a free events for girls in grades 4-8 interested in STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

You need to register at https://girlsinstemalbany.eventbrite.com

Read more on this flyer (PDF).

Grade 8 students learn space shuttle science at the Challenger Learning Center

December 10, 2015

Student photoYou may have to search for a while before you find "Comet Colucciello" shooting across the night sky.

Grade 8 students visiting the Challenger Learning Center Space Simulator at the Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci) in Schenectady today named an unknown object in space after their fellow student, Seth Colucciello, who first noticed the long-range object coming at the shuttle while he was on the crew.

The students worked in two capacities as scientists and engineers in the simulated mission: those onboard the spacecraft performed critical experiments and activities and those in Mission Control monitored and guided the spacecraft crew. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Student photoMS students go purple for epilepsy awareness

November 13, 2015

Purple was the color of the day at the Middle School today.
Students and staff recognized Epilepsy Awareness Day - an effort spearheaded by the Grade 6 Student Council and FCCLA member Madison Heritage. 
Student photoMadison was interested in making people more aware of what epilepsy is so they would become more comfortable with it. Posters were created by the FCCLA and placed around the building providing statistics and general information about epilepsy.
Click on the images above to enlarge them.

63 S-G Middle School students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society

November 12,2015

Parents, family members and faculty congratulated the 63 newest members of the National Junior Honor Society during the induction ceremony this evening at the Middle School.

For a class of 191 students, that means that one-third of the class met the stringent requirements to join the NJHS.

Students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society must have a 90 average for the first three quarters of the grade 7 school year and complete 24 hours of community service over the summer between their grade 7 and 8 years. [Read MORE]

Students and staff Make a Difference during second annual event to help homeowners

Student photoOctober 24, 2015

There were lots of clean lawns and sore backs at the end of the second annual Make a Difference Day today as Middle School students and staff helped local homeowners get control of their lawns.

Assistant Principal Anthony Peconie said the 24 students and seven staff members were able to rake and clean up 13 homeowners' yards and a local church during the event.

"Throughout the morning, I saw students and staff working alongside one another with enthusiasm and smiles on their faces," said Peconie. [Read MORE] camera link icon

MS students dress as super heros while helping an area food pantry

October 15, 2015

Student photoOn Thursday, October 15, the staff and students at the Middle School dressed as Super Heroes and donated non-perishable food items to support community members in need.

The donated items went to the food pantry at the City View Church in Scotia. Students and staff donated a total of nine boxes of food. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Making it Orange. Make it End. during Spirit Week at the Middle School

Student photoOctober 14, 2015

Middle School students dressed in orange on Tuesday to show that they support anti-bullying efforts.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) promoted the anti-bullying effor. October is Bullying Prevention Month.

The group used MSBC to educate students about ways to prevent or stop bullying and to promote the Make it Orange. Make it End. day during Spirit Week.

To enlarge the photo of these grade 7 students, click on the image above.

Time to pick up Yankee Candle orders!

October 14, 2015

Anyone who ordered the Yankee Candle fundraiser through the PTA should pick up their orders at these times: 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 or 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Please use the auditorium entrance and follow the signs.

MS Spring Dance date and name changed

The annual Spring Dance will be held on Friday, May 20, moved from the earlier date of May 13. The dance will also be called “The Spring Fling.”

Grades 6 and 7 will attend from 4:30-6 p.m. Grade 8 will attend from 7 to 9 p.m.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser runs Sept. 14-28

September 9, 2015

The annual PTA Yankee Candle fundraiser begins on Monday, Sept. 14 and runs through Sept. 28. Packets are being distributed in homeroom this week. Orders will arrive by Thanksgiving. Any questions can be directed to Carol Terwilliger at cterwill@nycap.rr.com or by phone at 384-2261.

 

Student photoWelcome back to school!

September 8, 2015

Check out photos from the first day of school at the middle school and all the schools! [Read MORE] camera link icon

 

School supply lists: 2015-16

With the start of school fast approaching on September 8, families want to get ready with the proper supplies for Opening Day.
Here are the supplies that students will need:

Grade 6 - Team Legacy (PDF)

Grade 6 - Team Rocket (PDF)

Grade 7 - all students (PDF)

Grade 8 - all students (PDF)

 

Middle School math students: Keep doing those i-Ready lessons over the summer

Scotia-Glenville Middle School students completed more than 37,000 online i-Ready math lessons. Students have progress and made gains through much hard work during this school year. There is always a fear that some  could lose that progress over the summer.

At least 120 S-G Middle School students made big gains through i-Ready during the summer break last year.

I-Ready will be available to students all summer up until the middle of August.

Read a letter to parents about using i-Ready over the summer (PDF).

Common Core testing on the way to S-G

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]

 

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