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


Phone: 518-347-3600 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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BeetleJuice to be shown in the auditorium on Friday evening, Oct. 20

BeetheJuice posterOctober 17, 2017

The Scotia-Glenville Middle School PTA will present a new evening event - PTA Movie Nights!

The first movie night is scheduled for Friday, October 20th from 7-9 p.m in the auditorium.

All middle school students are invited to attend. Admission is free and concessions will be available for sale. Doors open at 6:45p.m.

Permission slips were distributed in homeroom last Friday, and extras are available in the main office. Download the form here (PDF).

We are also looking for more adult volunteers to assist with Movie Night this Friday- please email if you're able to help, or have any questions!

Supply lists for the 2017-18 school year for grades 6, 7 and 8

june 30, 2017

Even though the calendar doesn't even read July yet, getting ready for school in September can't start early enough!

School begins on Wednesday, September 6.

Here are the teachers' supply lists for grades 6, 7 and 8.  [Read MORE]

MS girls in Heart & Sole participate in Girls on the Run 5K at UAlbany

Student photojune 5, 2017

For the past 10 weeks, 12 Middle School students have participated in Heart & Sole, a positive, structured program in which middle school girls learn about themselves, explore new ideas, and develop life skills that will help them as they grow into young women.

On Sunday, these girls and their Running Buddies participated in the Girls on the Run of the Capital Region 5K event at UAlbany. Girls from the Sacandaga chapter of Girls on the Run also participated.

  • Their coaches were Kristy Rosa, Emily Taft and Jessica Darling. The coaches, as well as nurse Jennifer Linck, ran alongside the students in the event. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Checking out what's below the surface at Collins Park

Collins Park tripJune 1, 2017

When we look at Collins Park in Scotia, we might see people walking around, kids playing on the playground, a few dogs on leashes being walked or maybe a game or two on the field.

When sixth-graders looked at the park, they saw a lot more. They see up to 25 different invasive species living there, below the surface.

David Swain and Danielle Bogue took grade 6 students to the park to check out those species.
Swain said that 70 or so of the students had downloaded an app called Imapinvasives, an online invasive species database and mapping system.  [Read MORE] camera link icon

Earth Day flyerTwo MS students recognized for Earth Day essays

June 1, 2017

Congratulations to Mackenzie Schraa, grade 7 and Tyler Ferguson, grade 8, have won Honorable Mention in the Earth Day essay contest sponsored by the Wilton Wilton Wildlife Preserve.

Each student had to write an essay not exceeding 500 words on the theme: Earth: A Planet for All Living Things.

They will be recognized this Sunday, June 4, at a ceremony at the Wilton Preserve. [Read MORE]

Middle School readers get a free pass to Great Escape!

May 30, 2017

Congratulations to the following 6th graders – 32 students in all - who participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program! These students documented at least 6 hours of independent reading and, in return, received a free pass to the Great Escape Park to use this summer.
Courtney Adis, Isabella Battaglioli, Dante Bianchi, Dylan Bzdell, Jordan Carpenter, Abigail Chevalier, Nicholas Coons, Andrew Currier, Madelyn Darling, Jackie Durant, Nicholas Farone, Sean Fluman, Kevin Fountain, Maddison Freihofer, Olympia Frisoni, Rheana Gravell, Claire Harris, Zachary Hilt, Cody Hodgins, Hailey Irish, Kofi Jack, Matthew Kenyan, Tyler Knaggs, Shane McKone, Maggie Obam, Nathaniel Perkins, Zoe Prettyman, Hasina Syedi, David Viall, Olivia Wetmore, Annabelle Wheeler and Isaac Wilson.

Free lunches will be available again this year at Collins Park thanks to SICM

Collin park lunch flyerMay 22, 2017

Once again this summer, there will be free lunches served at Collins Park thanks to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM).

Offered to anyone 18 years old or younger, the lunches will be served on tables near the recreational building from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 26 to August 25.

No obligation or sign up – just drop by!

Thanks very much, SICM!

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SGMS named a No Place for Hate school

Student photoMay 18, 2017

The years of focusing on responsible behavior and no bullying at Scotia-Glenville Middle School have been noticed - the school was designated as a “No Place for Hate” school by the New York Anti-Defamation League during a ceremony at the University at Albany today.

The banner presented to the school also contains a Gold Star on the left, an indication that SGMS went beyond the basic requirements for the designation.

These students attended today’s ceremony with teacher Chris Adamek and counselor Lucia Dixon: Olivia Pierotti, Olivia Kaye, Delaney Krogh, Cole Holstein, Lucas Dempsey, Aidan Nichter and Alec Hodge.  [Read MORE] camera link icon

Third quarter grades are now available on PowerSchool

April 28, 2017

Quarter 3 Grades have officially closed and been finalized. Students’ Q3 grades are available for viewing through your Power School Portal at this time. If you need assistance activating your Power School Portal please contact the Middle School at 347-3600; ext. 51101. Read more about PowerSchool here.

Teen Town for grades 7 and 8 canceled on April 28; grade 6 Teen Town still on

April 27, 2017

The 7th and 8th grade Teen Town from 7-9 is canceled due to lack of chaperones.

The 6th graders will have their Teen Town from 4-6.

Call for Nominations: PTA Executive Board Officers; nominations due by May 8

april 24, 2017

If you are interested in getting more involved in the Middle School PTA, becoming an Executive Officer is a great way to do so! You can nominate someone you feel would be a great fit for the position, or you can nominate yourself as well!

Please submit your nomination in writing to the Main Office c/o PTA, or in person at the next meeting on Monday, May 8 at 6:15pm in the Middle School Library. Voting will occur during our final meeting of the school year, June 10th. [Read MORE]

Annie Jr. to be performed by MS Drama Club on April 7 and 8 at MS auditorium

March 27, 2017 

Annie LogoThe Scotia-Glenville Middle School Drama Club will present Annie Jr. at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 7, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 in the middle school auditorium,

Tickets are: Adults, $8; Students/Seniors, $5; and children under age 3 are free. Tickets will be available at the door; doors open one hour before each performance.

For the hearing impaired, interpreters will be at all three performances.

Redhead little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.

Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan.

Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

FCCLA students present super hero capes at state Leadership ConferenceStudent photo

March 29, 2017

Sick children in hospitals up and down the Hudson Valley will benefit from the efforts of Scotia-Glenville’s FCCLA chapter and S-G middle school and high school students.

The students in FCCLA, short for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and students in the high school child development class, members of the middle school Makerspace club and members of the Scoville Home Bureau designed and created 19 super hero capes for sick children.

Scotia-Glenville's super hero capes were among the 93 delivered to the FCCLA state Leadership Meeting in Owego last week (March 22-24) for the hospital program.  [Read MORE] camera link icon

Camp Invention to be held July 10-14 at O'Rourke MS in Burnt Hills for students in kindergarten to grade 6

march 22, 2017

Camp Invenstion flyerCamp Invention will be held July 10-14 for students in both Scotia-Glenville and BHBL at O'Rourke Middle School.

The weeklong summer adventure offers  lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. [Read MORE]

Grade 6 students Read for the Mission to raise money and donations for the City Mission

Student photoMarch 10, 2017

The Middle School gym was a hopping place tonight - 31 grade 6 students showed up to read for more than 80 minutes, raising $216 and several toiletry donations for the Schenectady City Mission.

Once again, the Reading for the Mission evening was a success!

Plus the night of heavy-duty reading was broken up by make your own sundaes from Stewart's and a prize raffle. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Both Middle School teams place at the regional Science Bowl at GE

Student photomarch 6, 2017

The two middle school teams competing at the Capital District Science Bowl which took place at GE Global Research Center on Saturday did very well.

Team 1 came in 3rd place in the car race competition (earning individual medals and a trophy!) and Team 2 came in 5th place out of 11 teams.

Both teams also did well in the academic quiz portion of competition - Team 1 made it to the quarterfinals of the academic round. [Read MORE] camera link icon

High School Odyssey of the Mind team to compete at states on April 8 in Binghamton; MS team places third

march 6, 2017

Student photoThe Scotia-Glenville High School Odyssey of the Mind team will compete at the state’s competition on April 8 at Binghamton University.

Two teams from Scotia-Glenville - one from the high school and one from the middle school - competed in the regional competition on Saturday at Shenendehowa High School. Winners at the state’s competition proceed to the World’s Finals at Michigan State University on May 24.

The high school team heading to the state’s competition include Emily Adis, Katelyn Adis, Libby Hanlon, Ciara Molumby and Lily Murphy.

The Middle School Odyssey of the Team placed third. The MS team included Courtney Adis, Ty Carlisle, Nathan Ravick, Logan Soto, Arrianna Stark, Zach Talbot and Piper Wiegert. The middle school team was coached by Stevee Kaye. [Read MORE] camera link icon

GE engineer talks wind turbine technology with grade 7 science students

February 15, 2017

Student photoGrade 7 students today learned about something that they may not be able to imagine: huge wind turbines that tower hundreds of feet into the air, have blades that stretch 150 feet long and cost million of dollars.

GE Mechanical Engineer Christopher Swiecicki, whose niece Cassanda is in the ninth period class taught by Neal Cummings, discussed his job as a Root Cause Analyst/Root Cause Investigator - the guy who tries to find out why the big turbines fail.

He brought a three-foot section of a turbine wing to show the students as well as the gear he uses to climb up inside one during his investigations. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Report Cards now available on Powerschool

February 3, 2017

Quarter 2 Report Cards have been finalized and are available for viewing through your PowerSchool Portal.

If you need assistance activating your Power School Portal, please contact the Middle School at 347-3600; ext 51101.

Here are a few key Middle School dates:

February Recess: 2/20- 2/24/17

End of Quarter 3: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Drama presentation of "Annie Jr."- 4/7, 4/8/17 at 7pm, SGMS

April Recess: 4/17-4/21/17

Middle School students check out cubelets - small plastic cubes that come to life

February 1, 2017

Student photoWhat does the black one do again? What about the red one? And what about that transparent one!?
Those thoughts were running through the minds of the 11 students in the Makerspace Club after school at the Middle School today.

They were learning to work with cubelets - small plastic blocks or cubes that you combine in a way to create an object that moves, makes noise or flashes a light. Each cube has its own function.

The brain of the cubelets is the blue/gray one - that's the battery cube that brings the other ones to life! [Read MORE] camera link icon

Sweets and Heroes to present to MS students and parents on February 1

February 1, 2017

Sweethearts and Heroes are returning to the Middle School today during assemblies for students and a program for parents this evening. The parent program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Sweethearts and Heroes provides a unique message on bullying, conflict resolution, and strategies for being successful at whatever it is you are aspiring to accomplish. The assemblies last year received outstanding reviews from staff and students alike. Sweethearts and Heroes provide an age appropriate message for all grade levels. Their message has impacted nearly 1 million young men and women over the last 8 years.  [Read MORE]

Art students at the high school and middle school decorate trees for YWCA festival that runs from Dec. 3-18

November 22, 2016

Middle and high school art students decorated Christmas trees that will be on display at the YWCA, 44 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, from Dec. 3-18 during the Festival of Trees.

TreesThe event is a fundraiser for The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser by and for the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Student Council members drop off pet snacks and treats at APFn as well as $450 donation

Student photoOctober 31, 2016

Last week, Middle School students and staff had fun dressing up during Paws for a Cause Day, a fundraiser for the Animal Protective Foundation of Scotia .

Today, the members of the MS Student Council dropped off eight boxes of donated good along with a check for $450.00.

No trip to the shelter would be complete without interactions with the animals. They had the chance to pet and hold a few kittens, bunnies and a guinea pig. [Read MORE] camera link icon

MS students raised more than $440 for the APF; get to dress as their favorite pooches

Student photoOctober 20, 2016

Middle School students and staff got to dress up as their favorite pooch or pet  while also raising money for the Animal Protective Foundation during Paws for a Cause Day today.

The event, part of the week-long Spirit Week activities, raised $441.20 and several boxes of pet food and toys were collected.

In addition, students brought in nine boxes of food to be donated to the food pantry at the City View Church in Scotia. [Read MORE] camera link icon

November 18 report card will be the last printed card

October 20, 2016

The report card that goes home on November 18 will be the last printed card. The high school is going paperless and eliminating the printed cards. Parents will be able to access the report card on PowerSchool. Please check this link for more information about PowerSchool. If you would like to continue receiving paper copies, you can download and complete this form (PDF).

Check out the Middle School Drama Club's new website

October 14, 2016

The Middle School Drama Club has developed a website to communicate with students, parents and the community. [check it out here]

Teen Town canceled on Friday, Oct. 7

October 3, 2016

The Teen Town for grades 7 and 8 scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 7, has been canceled.

PTA needs your help!

All of the wonderful things that happen at the Middle School can not happen without a strong PTA.

There are several vacant officer positions on the PTA that have to be filled.

Please consider attending the PTA's first meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, September 26 in the library.

Help make the PTA even stronger!

Scotia-Glenville welcomes students back!

september 7, 2016

Student photoThe school doors opened again today and welcomed back more than 2,500 Scotia-Glenville students, well rested from their summer break.

Check out pictures from today at each of the six school buildings. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Check out the video links included with the Middle School yearbook

July 11, 2016

The First Day of School - September 7th - may seem far off, but it never hurts to start planning! Here are the school supply lists for:

Grade 8 (PDF)

Grade 7 (PDF)

Team Highlander (Grade 6) (PDF)

Team Onair (Grade 6) (PDF).

Check out the video links included with the Middle School yearbook

June 20, 2016

This year’s yearbook contains video links to the following photos: Drama Club, MSBC, Student Council, Baseball, Boys Lax, Girls Lax, Softball, Boys Modified Soccer, Girls Modified Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Modified Football and Wrestling.   [Read More]

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


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