District news archives

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2015-16 news archives

2014-15 news archives

2013-14 news archives

2016-17 school year


September 2016

S-G scrambling to meet new lead testing mandate; elementary schools tested first

September 30, 2016

In early September, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that required all school districts to test every water tap in their buildings by October 31.

Scotia-Glenville has hired Pace Analytical to test water samples in the six school buildings, bus garage and district office before the state deadline. The legislation calls for elementary schools to be tested by September 30.

A total of 272 water samples were collected at S-G from elementary classroom sinks, drinking fountains and outside water taps. A total of 313 water samples will be collected from the middle and high schools in October. [Read MORE]

State asks parents to comment on the proposed new state learning standards

September 21, 2016

NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is asking parents and teachers throughout the state to comment on the proposed new standards.

"The past several years have brought a lot of changes to classrooms across New York State. I know that more changes need to be made, and I thank you for your patience," she wrote. "As teachers and parents, you know best what our children need to help them aim higher. I value your expertise and advice."

Click here to read the draft standards

Click here to comment on the draft ELA standards

Click here to comment on the draft math standards

Freshman barbecue a hit!

Student photoseptember 16, 2016

Dozens of freshmen munched on burgers and hot dogs while enjoying beautiful weather during the Freshman Barbecue.

The barbecue was held before the home football game against South Glens Falls.

The barbecue has not been held in a few years. [Read MORE]


Middle School will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS TOMORROW - Thursday, September 15

September 14, 2016

Tree roots clogging the main sewer line at the Middle School were the cause of the issues at the school today, causing water to be shut off until the problem was fixed.
The town of Glenville has cut the roots away and Roto Rooter is clearing the pipes with high speed water cleansing.
Extra cleaners have been placed on duty to clean up any messes caused by any drain overflows.
The Middle School WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS on Thursday morning...

Scotia-Glenville welcomes students back!

september 7, 2016

The 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]


Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year!

september 6, 2016

Classes begin on Wednesday - September 7 - for all students in grades 1-12.

Kindergartners and their parents will visit teachers on Wednesday and begin their full day of classes on Thursday.

Hope everybody has a great year ahead!!


August 2016

Pre-school services to be offered at Sacandaga Elementary School

August 12, 2016

Pre-school flyerFull-day pre-school services are coming to Scotia-Glenville!

The Albany-based company, All About Kids (in collaboration with Advanced Therapy), will begin offering pre-school services for children ages 3 and 4 as early as this September. The classroom will be located in the Sacandaga Elementary School at the end of the kindergarten wing. [Read MORE]

School tax bills in September will be $26 less than they were in September 2015 for the typical Glenville homeowner

BOE adopts lower tax rates for the third time in eight years

August 11, 2016

When community members went to the polls in May to support the 2016-17 school budget, the school district estimated tax rates would rise by 0.32 percent, well below the maximum of 1.78 allowed under the state's tax lvey cap formula.

Instead, the Board of Education on Monday night adopted rates that were 0.74 percent lower for Glenville homeowners. [Read MORE]

Information about the tragic loss of Morgan Bowers; please keep her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers

August 7, 2016

Morgan Wanmer, a friend of Morgan Bowers, and Morgan's mother, Christina, have begun a t-shirt fundraiser to keep Morgan's memory alive. All money raised will be used toward a scholarship and/or memorial at Scotia-Glenville High School in Morgan's name. This is also a place where people can donate money to the scholarship and memorial.

The website is www.booster.com/morganbowers

The sales will be open until Sunday, August 14.

August 6, 2016

St. Joseph's Church at 231 Second Street in Scotia will hold a memorial program for Morgan at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, at the church.

The event will be a time for those who knew Morgan to gather and remember her.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Fay, pastoral associate for Youth Ministry at the church. Her email address is olgsjym@gmail.com.

August 4, 2016

Morgan's family has arranged for the services:

Calling hours will be on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, 1 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia, NY.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 231 Second Street, Scotia, NY.

August 3, 2016

The Scotia-Glenville school community mourns the passing of one of our students, Morgan Bowers, in an accident Tuesday afternoon. Morgan was to begin her senior year in September.

Counselors will be available at the high school beginning at 9:00 a.m. this morning - Wednesday, August 3 - for any students or staff members who wish to stop in.

Please keep Morgan and her family in your thoughts during this sad time.

The school district issued this statement today about Morgan (PDF).


July 2016

State standardized test results released; growth in proficiency seen statewide and at Scotia-Glenville

july 29, 2016

Saying that the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics exams taken by students in April are not directly comparable to the previous exams, the state Education Department today said that the percentage of students in grades 3-8 scoring in the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4) had risen for both the ELA and mathematics exams.

Statewide, on the ELA exam, 37.9 percent of students scored as proficient, up 6.6 percentage points from 31.3 in 2015. On the math exam, 39.1 percent of students scored as proficient, a 1 percentage point increase from 38.1 in 2015.

At Scotia-Glenville, the increases were more dramatic: on the ELA exam, 42 percent of students scored in Levels 3 and 4 this year, up from 33 percent last year. On the mathematics exam, 47 percent of students scored in Levels 3 and 4, compared with 40 percent last year.  [Read MORE]

2016-17 calendar sent to print

July 28, 2016

The 2016-17 school district calendar, which lists upcoming events for the school year, has been sent to the printer. It will be mailed to all homes by late August. The events have also been inserted into the web calendar at upper right. Get an early preview here.

Bucciferro, Beauchamp unanimously
re-elected as BOE officers

July 11, 2016

David Bucciferro and Thomas Beauchamp were elected to third one-year terms as president and vice president, respectively, at the Board of Education's annual organizational meeting tonight. They were first elected to their respective offices in 2014.




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