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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.
Madison 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.
63 S-G Middle School students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society
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
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]
MS students dress as super heros while helping an area food pantry
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]
To enlarge the photo of these grade 7 students, click on the image above.
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.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 384-2261.
Check out photos from the first day of school at the middle school and all the schools! [Read MORE]
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.
• Grade 6 - Team Legacy (PDF)
• Grade 6 - Team Rocket (PDF)
• Grade 7 - all students (PDF)
• Grade 8 - all students (PDF)
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.
Eighth-grader Aviana Hernandez wanted to be sure she didn't miss - she ran right up to Principal Robert Cosmer and shoved a pie in his face.
The other five students and two teachers were more delicate - they at least stood behind the designated line and threw their pies at Cosmer.
The pie throwing at the Middle School today was all part of a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Student Council raised nearly $200 for the MDA during a fundraiser this spring. Part of the prize was a raffle in which two students from each grade would be able to toss a pie at their beloved principal. [read MORE]
June 3, 2015
Many Scotia-Glenville students were involved in the cast and crew of the 77-minute film, How to Unmake a Bully: CYBERBULLYING.
This is the seventh film in the series; the first was shot at Glendaal in 2011.
Tickets cost $3 and are available at the door.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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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