Scotia-Glenville Middle School
10 Prestige Parkway
Scotia, NY 12302


Phone: 518-382-1263/
           347-3600 EXT. 51100


FAX: 518-386-4303

Robert J. Cosmer, Principal

Anthony J. Peconie,
Assistant Principal


Instructional hours:
7:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Dignity for All Students Act coordinators:
Robert Cosmer,
Timothy O'Connell
Anthony Peconie




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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.

Lion King Jr imageLion King Jr. roaring into S-G Middle School on April 15 and 16

April 7, 2016

The Middle School Drama Club will present Lion King Jr. during two performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 in the Anne B. Sterman Auditorium at the school.

Tickets will be $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free for children under age 5.

Advanced tickets are available by contacting Andrea at

Jersey Day raises nearly $900 to benefit Middle School student with cancer

Student photoMarch 24, 2016

Students and staff raised $824.75 today during Jersey Day, a fundraiser to help grade 7 student Matthew Luse's battle with B-Cell Cancer.

Principal Robert Cosmer said the fundraiser was "incredible!."

Student photo"While we couldn’t quite get Lebron James here today, we got pretty close with our own Joe Cremo!  I’m sure that this will do a great deal to lift Matt’s spirits and help this family out during this trying time."

Check out pictures on the school district's Facebook page

Reading for the Mission a success!

Student photomarch 17, 2016

The Middle School gymnasium was filled with 58 quiet grade 6 students and six staff members for two and a half  hours last Friday evening - as they gathered for the first Reading for the Mission event.

The event raised $141 as well as 210 bars of soap and 188 washcloths that were donated to the Schenectady City Mission.

"I dropped the donations off to the City Mission and they were so very grateful!," said teacher Kim Morgan, who organized the event with teacher Katie Broers. "The kids were awesome and read quietly and we enjoyed make your own sundaes thanks to the generous donation from Stewarts!" [Read MORE] camera link icon

40 S-G students on seven teams compete at regional Odyssey of the Mind; one team headed to state competition on April 2

march 7, 2016

Seven Odyssey of the Mind teams composed of 40 Scotia-Glenville students competed at the regional contest at Shenendehowa High School on Saturday, March 5; one high school team is headed to the state's competition on April 2 at Binghamton University.

The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting. Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Incoming grade 7 and 12 students must be immunized against meningitis

March 1, 2016

Parents: All kids entering 7th and 12th grade must receive the meningococcal vaccine.
According to Wikipedia, Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs. Meningitis can be life-threatening because of the inflammation's proximity to the brain and spinal cord; therefore, the condition is classified as a medical emergency.
Without it, they can’t start school in September. Read more here (PDF).

Advanced Placement exams allow students to earn college credit while in high school

february 25, 2016

This is the time of year that students are planning their middle school and high school schedules for the upcoming school year. Here is information about the Advanced Placement (AP) offerings (administered through the College Board) at Scotia-Glenville, beginning with the September 2016 semester:

Scotia-Glenville High School is committed to offering a wide array of AP Courses taught by well-trained teachers, based on the belief that participating in challenging high school courses is the best way for students to prepare for success in college and career. Read more HERE

Students can take many paths in middle school and high school at Scotia-Glenville

February 25, 2016

Gone are the days when all students take the same classes at middle school and high school.

Today, there are opportunities for advancement along the way, a way to challenge students to reach their level of excellence. For example, Scotia-Glenville offers several Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities.

Check out the various paths students can take in the four main subject areas: English Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Read more HERE

FCCLA students celebrate FCCLA week

Student photoFebruary 11, 2016

FCCLA members at the middle and high schools combined forces to celebrate FCCLA week.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Click on the image above to enlarge it.

Check out this video of the dodgeball tournament at the Middle School

february 11, 2016

Click here to check out the YouTube video of Middle School students and faculty playing during a dodgeball tournament after school yesterday. They used large foam balls for the action. The event was sponsored by the Brothers and Sisters In Christ (BASIC) Club.

Glendaal teacher Bill Vacca shot the video.

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

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 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


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