As nearly 2,700 Scotia-Glenville students returned to classes, they were greeted by many changes in the school district.
Among the major physical changes that students would notice: the high school library has been rehabilitated and is just about ready for students to use. In addition, many other changes were made that are less visible to students, such as new bleachers at the track, a new heating system at the high school and host of smaller issues at the six school buildings.
In addition, students at Glen-Worden, Sacandaga and Lincoln were greeted by new principals - Maureen Long, who is also the SG director of curriculum, will serve as G-W principal this year; Ann Comley, the longtime Lincoln School principal, moved over to Sacandaga Elementary; and John Geniti, the SG athletic director, will also serve this year as Lincoln principal.
In addition, Craig Shull greeted Middle School students as the new assistant principal and Thomas Fyvie returned as dean of students at the high school. Middle School principal Shari Keller has announced she will retire in December. The search for her replacement has begun.
"We had a wonderful opening day, the buildings were in great shape and everybody seemed in the right state of mind," said Superintendent Susan Swartz. "We are looking forward to a very productive school year."
The school opening was delayed a day this year because of threatened flooding and road closures in Glenville on Thursday, September 8.
Kindergarten visitations were held at the four elementary schools. Kindergarten students will begin their school year on Monday, September 12.
Check out some of the scenes from Opening Day below at each of the schools.