10 Prestige Parkway
Scotia, NY 12302
347-3600 EXT. 51100
Dignity for All Students Act
Timothy O'Connell and
School Yearbooks to be distributed at Grade 8 Moving Up
Day on June 22 and in all homerooms on June 23
Yearbooks will be distributed to grade 8 students on Moving Up Night on Monday, June 22, and to all other students in homeroom on Tuesday, June 23rd.
A list of students who have already purchased their yearbook is posted on the door of room 281. Please have your student verify that his or her name is posted on the list.
A limited number of extra books will be available for purchase for $32 cash. Please contact Cindy Markham directly if you would like to purchase one of these yearbooks at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Yearbook in the subject line.
The Middle School Drama Club will perform The Little Mermaid Jr., the story of a mermaid who falls in love with a human, at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 in the Middle School auditorium.
A performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. is a classic Disney title that contains all of the songs from the Academy Award winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show.
The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice. [read MORE]
Congratulations to Scotia-Glenville Middle School's Science Bowl at GE team, which placed second in the car race and third overall during the Science Bowl competition against several other area school districts.
Randy Jenkins, Academic Head for Science and Mathematics, and Middle School science teacher Sarah Hopek coached the winning team during the competition, which was held at the GE Global Research facility in Niskayuna. [read MORE]
Most students pass through a year of classes and move on to the next grade - without ever looking back.
Taylor Oathout and Emily Adis looked back when they left grade 8 last year. They spent hours this summer painting a brightly-colored 6-by-12 mural of the United States on the classroom in David Gildersleeve's classroom on the second floor of the middle school. [read MORE]
Bungee Jumping Barbie…Wind Turbine Design…Roller Coasters …
Beginning on Thursday, January 15, as many as 20 grade 7 students will have the opportunity to work with the GE Volunteers to examine those topics during the 10-week Igniting Minds science and mathematics enrichment program.
The program will run each Thursday from 2:30-3:45 p.m.
In conjunction with General Electric, Scotia-Glenville Middle School is again offering an after-school mathematics and science enrichment program called Igniting Minds. For the 2014-2015 school year, the course will only be available to 7th graders. Please see your 7th grade math teacher for an application. [read MORE]
50 Middle School students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society
Congratulations to the newest members of the Scotia-Glenville National Junior Honor Society!
Less than one-quarter of the class qualified for induction this year - making it quite an honor for these students. These students are genuinely a select group.
Students and their families gathered tonight to honor the 50 grade 8 students who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society for the 2014-15 school year. There are 207 students in the grade 8 class. The students inducted represent 24 percent of the class. [read MORE]
Those lawns buried with leaves and twigs were no match for the two dozen students and staff members who cleaned the yards of 12 seniors citizens today as part of Make a Difference Day.
The cleanup was successful thanks to the 16 students and eight staff members who grabbed rakes and worked in the yards until they were clear. [read MORE]
It's time to pick up your PTA Yankee Candle Orders beginning next week!
October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
The Teen Towns scheduled for Friday, Oct. 31 have been canceled because of a lack of chaperones.
The next Teen Town will be held on Friday, Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. for grade 6 and 7-9 p.m. for grades 7 and 8.
Any parents wanting to volunteer as a chaperone should contact coordinator Diana Myers at email@example.com.
October 17, 2014
The Middle School Scholastic Book Fair will be held from Monday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 24.
Students will attend the fair during school hours with their ELA classes throughout the week and parents are welcome any time. [read MORE]
Students, staff "pink out" to raise money
The vast majority of Middle School students and
staff donned something pink today as part of a fundraiser for the
American Cancer Society.
This was part of Spirit Week activiites at the school. [read MORE]
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 attended character assemblies today. They ere encouraged to be good student citizens and participate in positive activities. Check out the program here (PDF).
Weekly MS newsletters posted on website
The weekly Middle School newsletters, which used to be posted on the school's former Edline page, will now be posted underHot Topics on the upper right side of this page.
September 4, 2014
Check out some pictures from Opening Day, 2014 [read MORE]
When the 2014-15 class schedules are mailed in mid-August, they will contain letters of welcome from the teams and other information, such as supply lists and information about the upcoming orientations:
▪ Wednesday, August 27, Grade 6 Orientation, 12-3 p.m.
▪ Thursday, August 28, Grades 7/8 Orientation, 12-3 p.m.
Students can purchase their locks ($6.50 each) and their agendas ($7.00 each). Checks should be made out to Scotia-Glenville Middle School. Two separate checks (if paying by check) are preferred.
Supply lists for 2014-15 are available
The first day of school - September 4 - will be here before you know it!
Be sure your son or daughter has the supplies he or she will need for classes in the 2014-15 school year.
The supply lists for the five academic teams in the building have been announced. They are:
Middle School students trade barbs over the benefits and shortfalls of same sex education
Same sex education - with all boys in a school or all girls in a school - is not something on which everybody can agree.
The Middle School Scotia Scholars found that out but didn't back down from a feisty debate about same sex education last Friday (June 13).
Students traded barbs over the hot topic. [READ MORE]
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Well-known area percussionist Zorkie Nelson clapped his handed to that beat as he sat in front of a class of music students. He asked students, who were sitting in a circle, to clap to the beat and rhythm with him.
"Now, we just do that on this," he said, moving his hands to a hand-made drum from his native Ghana in western Africa while continuing the beat.
Nelson brought his skills to grades 6, 7 and 8 general music classes taught by Susan Weisman this week. [READ MORE]
Summer is a tough time for many families. Thanks to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry and volunteers from Union College, families won't have to worry about lunches this summer. Free lunches will be offered at Collins Park and City View Church in Scotia beginning June 30. [read MORE]
For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, the S-G Library Media Specialist’s recommend some fabulous books to consider reading this summer.
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]
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