10 Prestige Parkway
Scotia, NY 12302
347-3600 EXT. 51101
Dignity for All Students Act
Robert Cosmer and
Middle School team
places first in
Capital Region Science Bowl
The Scotia-Glenville Middle School took first place at the Capital Region Science Bowl for building and engineering a small electric car of a battery and motor that is powerful enough to carry a 1.5 lbs salt container down a 60 foot (20 meters) track.
Competing teams are given the same battery and motor, but all other aspects of design and construction are the responsibility of students.
The S-G Middle School team included these students: Keith Ogden, John Toftegaard, Addison Schaub, Mary Yuen and Thomas Omicinski. Approximately 20 parents were there for the day to support their students. [MORE]
Annual Snowcase Showcase show highlights middle school student talent
Whether it was belting out a tune, pounding piano keys, dancing across the stage or collaborating in a band, middle school students today demonstrated their talents during the annual Snowcase Showcase talent show.
Competition was tough during tryouts for the show. [MORE]
MS students sport Groucho Mark-style moustaches and raise $428 for the American Cancer Society
December 13, 2013
Hundreds of students got into the spirit by wearing moustaches at school today to support the fight against cancer.
Each student contributed at least $1 toward the fundraiser. In all, $428 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
Some students wore the moustaches - a-la comedian Groucho Marx - while others displayed them as thick eyebrows. [MORE]
Calling all budding scientists and mathematicians in grade 7! Sign up for Igniting Minds by Dec. 20
If your child is in grade 7 and loves science or math, he or she needs to sign up for the afterschool Igniting Minds enrichment program that allows them to rub elbows with GE engineers and mathematicians while doing some very interesting experiments.
The purpose of the course is to show students how mathematics and science is connected to the real world through the use of hands-on activities, discovery learning, and scientific labs. Students will interact with General Electric engineers and mathematicians.
If so, your student needs to get an application for the program from their math teachers and return it by next Friday, Dec. 20. [MORE]
Because there were not enough parent chaperones (17 chaperones are needed for safety reasons), both the grade 6 Teen Town and grades 7/8 Teen Town is canceled tonight.
There are other Teen Towns for grades 6, 7 and 8 scheduled for January, February and March.
Facial hair at S-G Middle School means more than just a guy who forgot to shave today.
Since last month, many of the male teachers have been growing beards as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society - to raise both awareness and resources.
Now, the entire staff - women, children and the men who opted against beards - can join the effort, if even just for one day. Tomorrow - Dec. 13 - fake moustaches will be on sale for $1, again as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. [MORE]
Judging from appearances during the grade 7 lunch period, the “Put Bullying to Bed” video fundraiser was a success today, with many students donning Hello Kitty or Spongebob pajamas, listening to Ipods and wearing hats during lunch.
About $80 was raised toward the making of the video. [MORE]
Being recognized for academic excellence is quite an honor for any student.
When less than one third of the class receives the same recognition, these students are genuinely a select group.
Students and their families gathered tonight to honor the 62 grade 8 students who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society for the 2013-14 school year. [MORE]
This Math Tech Support flyer shows how the
i-Ready and digits websites can help parents to help their children with the difficult math lessons they are facing in the classroom - and all from the convenience of their computers. [MORE - PDF]
The Middle School Yankee Candle fundraiser orders are in and will be available for pickup on the following dates:
▪ Thursday, November 7 from 3-6 p.m.
▪ Tuesday, November 12 from 5-8 p.m. and
▪ Wednesday November 13 from 5-8 p.m.
Pickups will be in the Middle School modified locker room area.
In case your student hasn't mentioned it, math and everything else at school has gotten a lot harder this year.
That's why he or she is holding their heads at night as they struggle through homework. A lot has changed, but that change has been especially jolting in mathematics - which was difficult for many students to start with! [MORE]
S-G staff to take to the field against other area schoolsduring a charity softball game in Collins Park on Saturday, Oct. 19
Twelve Scotia-Glenville staff members will take to the field, run the bases and work up a sweat for a good cause that will help to bring joy to thousands this holiday season.
They will play a charity softball game against middle school staff members from other Schenectady County schools to benefit Schenectady County Toys for Tots.
Come cheer your home team! [MORE]
All Scotia-Glenville parents and guardians have the right to obtain the state Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's teacher(s) and principal(s).
Parents and guardians should download the APPR score request form in order to schedule an appointment, which will be made after Oct. 18, 2013. [MORE]
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 were given information about how to strengthen their characters while combating bullying and cyber bullying in the process - just in time for Cyber Security Awareness Month (October). [MORE]
Order your 2013-14 yearbook
September 19, 2013
Parents can order the Middle School yearbook online before March 3, 2014. Click on the image above to learn more about placing your order online using a credit card. [MORE]
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]
Check out the Samaritan Counseling Center's E-Newsletter about bullying and cyberbullying
As parents, we have to prepare our
children for the possible stresses that come with the social
aspects of school. One of the most prevalent issues in schools
Learn more about dealing with bullying and cyberbullying from the Samaritan Counseling Center E-Newsletter. [MORE]
September 6, 2013
More than 2,700 students walked back through their school doors today. While the same thing has happened every year for more than 60 years at S-G, the day has magic every time. Check out photos from Opening Day 2013. [MORE]
Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. [MORE]
Principal Robert Cosmer has mailed a letter to all grades 6-8 students and parents. The letter includes the revised bell schedule that classes will follow beginning on opening day, Friday, September 6. Here is Mr. Cosmer's letter (PDF) Here is the new bell schedule (PDF).
The 2013-14 calendar will be mailed to homes in the Scotia-Glenville community by Aug. 23. You can check it now on the calendar page.
School supply lists available for download
Believe it or not, the First Day of school - Friday, September 6 - is less than a month away!
Below are the classroom supply lists for the 2013-14 school year. Please use these as guidelines as you shop for back-to-school supplies. They are subject to change or a teacher may require additional items once the school year begins. [MORE]
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]
Math Tech Support (PDF)
Check out the
Library Media Center website