Scotia-Glenville High School
1 Tartan Way
Scotia, NY 12302


Phone: 518-382-1231/
347-3600 EXT. 61100

FAX: 518-386-4350


Peter J. Bednarek, Principal


Thomas W. Fyvie,
Assistant Principal


Jamian P. Rockhill,
Dean of Students



Instructional hours:
7:38 a.m. to 2:29 p.m.


Daily Bell/Class Change Schedule (PDF)


Dignity for All Students Act coordinators: Peter Bednarek and Thomas Fyvie


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tartanwearPTSA is selling a wide variety of Tartanwear - everything from hoodie sweatshirts to  mugs.


Click here to check it out - PDF.


Yearbook link

Order your 2017 yearbook!

Click on the link above to order your 2017 yearbook online. There is a $5 savings if you order before November 11.
The cost would be $50 instead of $55.


Regents scheduleClick on the image above to read the NYS Regents schedule beginning on June 13

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HS Science Research symposium a success!

May 24, 2017

Student photoCongratulations to the presenters at last night’s Science Research Symposium! The evening began with a presentation from Abrahim Rehman, a 2016 graduate who now studies at Siena College. Seniors Briana Fitzgerald, Kylie George, Vini Silva and Libby Hanlon presented their four year’s worth of research to the 40 parents and friends gathered in A-30.

As well, students who are sophomores and juniors presented their research in displays in the hallway, engaging visitors and answering questions about their research.

Science Research, which is taught by Christopher Judd, is a three-year course in which students who are sophomores, juniors and seniors earn college credits. Each student must find a topic to research and conducts the research independently under the guidance of a mentor.

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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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Twelve students and two educators nominated for YMCA Outstanding Student and Educator honors

May 18, 2017

Student photoFor the past 20 years, the Capital District YMCA’s has recognized Outstanding Student and Educator with annual awards.

This year, Jay Zeman, a grade 12 student at S-G, was recognized for this honor.

Twelve students and two educators were nominated for the award from S-G: Awards: Elizabeth Esker, Paige Bailey, Taylor Podeswa, Liana Herrera, Rhonda Nadeau, Josie McPhail, Brendan Rechnitzer, Trevor Martin, Margaret Scognamiglio, Collin McPhail and Tayler Motyl. In addition, math teacher Lynn Greene and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Connie Zack were nominated.

The YMCA says the award recognizes the “best of the best” in our local high schools, spotlighting those students and educators that demonstrate leadership and volunteerism in their respective school, community and/or YMCA.

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After Prom set for Friday night into Saturday morning at Boulevard Bowl, Erie Boulevard

May 15, 2017

The High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is once again hosting a fun, free activity for students at After Prom.

Attending the After Prom gives students a safe place to go where they can continue to have a good time.

This year’s After Prom party will be held at Boulevard Bowl on Friday, May 19th from 11:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. for all Scotia-Glenville Junior and Senior students and their prom dates. (This event is open to all S-G Juniors and Seniors, regardless of prom attendance.)

The night includes free food, bowling and raffle prizes. This year's prizes include (2) 32" HDTVs, (2) Beats EP headphones, Bose soundlink speaker, HP laptop, camping equipment, college dorm gear, gift cards and a GoPro Hero with accessories.

Please encourage your junior or senior student to attend. Parent support and student participation will help ensure this long-standing tradition continues.

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 High School at 347-3600; ext. 61101. Read more about PowerSchool here.

English 9 students get a sweet treat in class

Student photoApril 20, 2017

English 9 students got a sweet treat in class: they recently completed studying about maple syrup and sugar and how the need to continue sugar production in the south encouraged the spread of slavery.

The students, who are taught by Sarah Hoffmann, studied a book called “Sugar Changed the World,” which incorporates the common core learning standards. The book was written by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos.

"Students have spent tremendous time learning about how the spread of sugar led to the spread of slavery and inspired ideas of freedom," said Hoffmann. [Read MORE]

30 high school students inducted into the National Honor Society

April 5, 2017

Thirty students - 29 juniors and one senior - were inducted into the National Honor Society before their friends and family during a ceremony at the high school tonight.

The honor culminates years of work and achievements by the students. The students needed to prove achievement in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service and character. [Read MORE]

AP Economics students face "sharks" as they explain their business plans

Student photomarch 28, 2017

Students in Darren VanHeusen's AP Economics class presented ideas for new local businesses - everything from a mobile hair cut operation to a fresh food option for office workers - complete with plans to grow their businesses in the coming years.

They also had to present their plans to administrators, who VanHeusen dubbed the "sharks" who would critique each proposal.

"They are pretty "geeked up" (that's not an insult to AP students) about trying to convince you they are the next big thing," he told the "sharks" before the presentations. [Read MORE] camera link icon

FCCLA students present super hero capes at state Leadership Conference

Student photoMarch 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

A Community Discussion on Suicide Prevention to be held on Thursday, March 30

March 24, 2017

Flyer about eventA Community Discussion on Suicide Prevention will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at St. Joseph's Church, First Street, Scotia.

The evening will include a panel discussion open to all Scotia-Glenville community members regarding suicide prevention.

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Ready to be entertained? Drama Club performing The Drowsy Chaperone March 31 and April 1

Drowsy Chaperone flyermarch 16, 2017

Dozens of high school students in the Drama Club will act their hearts out as they perform The Drowsy Chaperone "comedy within a musical" in the high school auditorium on March 31 and April 1.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

According to Wikipedia, The Drowsy Chaperone "is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors." [Read MORE] camera link icon

Carly Yezzo heading to a national culinary competition as part of the SUNY Delhi team

Carly Yezzomarch 13, 2017

Carly Yezzo, who graduated form Scotia-Glenville and the Career and Technical School (CTE) program at BOCES last year, is heading to a national culinary competition with the SUNY Delhi Hot Food Team.

She will compete in the American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Championship July 9-13 at Disney World in Florida. Carly and her teammates will take on the winners of the three other ACF regional competitions. [Read MORE] camera link icon

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

Student photomarch 6, 2017

The 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 high school team was coached by Irene Berry. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Science and Engineering students put science into action at YMCA pool

Student photofebruary 21, 2017

The 40 or so students in the Science and Engineering courses, taught by Jeffrey Bower, got to put their ideas to practice during a launch of their remote controlled submarines in the pool at the Glenville YMCA.

Bower said the classes were working on the SeaPerch ROV challenge. He took them to the YMCA in two batches. He said the first group of students assembled the kits and the vehicles, using permanent connections like soldering motors; the second group used part of the assembled kits from the first class to develop their own designs.

”I gave them (the second group) the motors already assembled and told them what the challenge was, but I gave them no more directions beyond that,” he said. “The second group came up with some very interesting designs.“ Click on the image above to enlarge it.

Congratulations to Allison Atchley for being selected as a Capital Region Friend of Education

february 16, 2017

Allison Atchley recognized as a Friend of EducationCongratulations to Allison Atchley, Scotia-Glenville’s longtime band director and music teacher, for receiving the 2017 Friends of Education Award from the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA)!

Allison was among 23 Capital Region educators and community leaders honored during the Friends of Education Awards Dinner at the Renaissance hotel in Albany. This award recognizes the selfless contributions of individuals who dedicate themselves to serving our students and school communities. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Congratulations Olivia and Matt!

Student photoFebruary 13, 2016

Olivia Powhida and Matt Dagostino were honored as the Scotia-Glenville winners of the prestigious Capital Zone Physical Education Students of the Year on February 11.

Both have excelled in athletics throughout their Tartan Careers, but it is their leadership and kindness toward others that set them apart.

Congratulations to Matt and Olivia. Click on the photo above to enlarge it.

Reports 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 PowerSchool Portal, please contact the High School at 347-3600; ext 61101.

Here are a few key upcoming high school dates:

February 15, 2017 – College Planning Night – High School – 6:30 PM.

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

Spring Musical "The Drowsy Chaperone"- Fri 3/31/17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat 4/1/17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30pm--H.S. Auditorium

End of Quarter 3: Thursday, April 13

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

Jr/Sr Prom: Friday, May 19

Learn more about Advanced Placement and SUPA course offerings at Scotia-Glenville

February 2, 2017

A parent program was held this evening to explain the 12 Advanced Placement (AP) and two Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) course offerings at Scotia-Glenville beginning this fall. Here is the AP/SUPA presentation (PDF).

Two Scotia-Glenville science research students earn medals at regional competition.

January 28, 2017

Congtratulations to the three Scotia-Glenville students presented their senior research at the 16th annual Junior Science and Humanities Sub-Regional Symposium at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School today.

Student photoBriana Fitzgerald, Libby Hanlon and Vini Silva presented their research. They have done this research through the high school's Science Research class, taught by Christopher Judd. The three-year class is college level and earns the students college credit.

Libby and Vini both placed third in their respective categories and earned medals for the competitive competition.

Spanish Club students create some 'deadly' artwork with the help of a local studio

Student photojanuary 18, 2017

Students in the Spanish Club, with the help of the Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio, created some real "deadly" masterpieces today. The students painted original Day of the Dead skulls and discussed the traditional Mexican holiday that begins on Halloween.

The Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio in Glenville provided the canvases and paint for the project.  [Read MORE] camera link icon

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

All-Sport Booster Club Craft Fair set for Dec. 4 at S-G High School

November 14, 2017

The All-Sport Booster Club Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the high school gymnasium, Sacandaga Road.

If you'd like to set up a table, here is the reservation form (PDF). For more information, contact

Six S-G swimmers headed to states!

Swimmers in Section IINovember 9, 2016

In the photo at left, Olivia Jack is the swimmer in lane five during the 100 M freestyle race where she was the Section 2 Champion with a time of 50.57. She will be competing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships this weekend at Ithaca College.

Also qualifying for the state meet are Miranda Bacon, Kylie George, Natalie Valachovic, Abby Bacon and Portia Gilbert.

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Substance Abuse Forum canceled tonight

The Substance Abuse Forum scheduled for tonight at the high school has been canceled. It will be rescheduled.

The forum was involved a panel discussion about the current substance abuse crisis from local law enforcement, substance abuse and medical professionals.

NYC attorney comes to Scotia-Glenville to discuss distracted driving with health students

October 14, 2016

Student photoFor the sophomores in Janet Rathjens's health classes, driving a car is probably about a year away. Something for them to look forward to - the independence and freedom.

However, they learned today that careening around in a car is a responsibility that comes with an urgency to pay attention to driving and what you are doing behind the wheel.

Shannon Pennock, an attorney from New York City, traveled to Scotia-Glenville today to talk to health classes about distracted driving. Her friend, Joel Feldman, lost his 21 year old daughter Casey in 2009 to a distracted driving accident. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Computer science students participate in Impact Program at Siena College

Student photoOctober 14, 2016

Mathematics teacher Jamie Haver today took a team of students to the Siena College Impact computer science career program.

The students who participated in the college visit are: Joe Rumfelt, Aidan Chaffin, Katherine Frament, McKenzie Munro, Chris Mannolini-Adams, Alyssa McKenna, Sophia Pierce and Alexandra Wolfe.

The Siena Students IMPACT outreach and career exploration event is designed to encourage students to engage in further study and potential career paths in the field of computing. It meshes perfectly with our students who are currently engaging in the online AP computer science course. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Congratulations to the seven S-G alumni inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame  inductionOctober 15, 2016

Seven Scotia-Glenville alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Glen Sanders Mansion today.

The inductees were: Caroline King – 2007 - Track; Shaun Empie – 2000 - Pole Vault; Sarah Bentley – 2002 - Pole Vault; Mark Burchhardt – 2007 - Wrestling; Dwayne Barberis – 2003 - Wrestling; Keelan King 2005 - Track; and Jillian King – 2008-Track.

Jamian Rockhill, director of athletics and physical education, is pictured at right.

Keelan and Jillian are not pictured in the photo at left. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Substance Abuse Forum to be held on Oct. 27 at S-G High School auditorium

Substance Abuse ForumOctober 12, 2016

Please come and learn about the current substance abuse crisis from local law enforcement, substance abuse and medical professionals. Leave with valuable resources!

Share your concerns and suggestions for preventing and helping those struggling with substance abuse. You have the opportunity to be a part of the solution!

The panel will include Laura Combs, Coordinator, Schenectady County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; Dr. Audra Hanley, Physician, Scotia-Glenville Family Medicine; Joanne Egnaczyk-Gonda, Administrator, Conifer Park; and Steve Janik, Police Chief, Town of Glenville.

DATE: October 27, 2016
TIME: 7:00 to 8:30PM
LOCATION: Scotia-Glenville Central High School Auditorium 1 Tartan Way, Scotia NY

Click on the image above to download the flyer (PDF).

November 18 report card will be the last printed card

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).

New SST program at the high school can make a different for students

SST logoOctober 3, 2016

Is your child struggling in school academically, socially, or both?

An SST can help.

The Student Support Team (SST) is a problem-solving team comprised of teachers, parents, school counselors and psychologists, and other staff who work together to provide support to increase student achievement. SST is not a committee, but an individualized team that is different for each student. [Read MORE]

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] camera link icon

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

Congratulations to the Class of 2016; commencement held at Proctor's Theater

Student photoJune 25, 2016

"There is so much I want to say to you today," Superintendent Susan Swartz told the 169 Class of 2016 graduates during commencement ceremonies at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady today. "I want to give you these gifts today."

She said she hoped students would carry with them these gifts: kindness, a sense of wonder, perseverance, humility and the gift of love. "Most things worth having will not come easily. Embrace struggle and persevere."  [Read MORE] camera link icon

NYS Regents schedule - June 2016

june 14, 2016

Read or download the testing schedule for NYS Regents exams, June 14-22 (PDF).

Board of Education recognizes retiring staff members and outstanding students

Student photojune 13, 2016

The Board of Education this evening honored nine staff retiring staff members (who have 209 years of experience between them).

In addition, board members recognized six outstanding students during a special ceremony. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Congratulations to Scotia-Glenville High School's 2016 Scholastic Medal Honor Award recipients

Student photoJune 8, 2016

Congratulations to the 11 Class of 2016 Scholastic Medal Honor Award recipients!

The medals are given to the members of the graduating class who have completed their studies with the highest achievement. They will receive the medals at graduation on June 25 at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady. [Read MORE] camera link icon

Forum about growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse scheduled for June 29 at First Reformed Church in Scotia

Forum flyerJune 6, 2016

The Scotia-Glenville Abuse Prevention Task Force is holding a special forum on drug use from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at the First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 North Ballston Avenue.
The forum will address the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse among local families and children.
Please try to attend!!
Click the flyer above to download or read it.

An American Songbook: Songtime 2016 scheduled for June 10 at the high school

June 6, 2016

The Scotia-Glenville Choralaires will present An American Songbook: Songtime 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, in the high school auditorium.

Admission: Pay what you wish.

Schenectady County looking to hire students to help with tobacco enforcement

Flyermay 25, 2016

Do you know a student between the ages of 15 and almost 18?
If so, Schenectady County may have an offer for them.
The county needs their help pretending to buy tobacco products throughout the county as part of a routine enforcement against stores that sell to minors.
Students, who must live in Schenectady County, will be paid $9 per hour and must be available to work after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Eight SG students inducted into national technical honor society

Student photomay 25, 2016

Fifty-seven Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students from 22 area school districts - including eight from Scotia-Glenville - were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on May 23 and six seniors were recognized for serving two years in the NTHS during a ceremony at the BOCES central administration offices.

It was the largest ever class inducted from the Capital Region BOCES.

To be honored, students had to meet several criteria, including achieving grade point averages (GPA) of 92 or greater at Career & Tech, an overall GPA of 85 or greater at their high schools and had five or fewer absences. [Read MORE] camera link icon

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.

Thanks to our After Prom sponsors!

May 16, 2016

Each year the SGHS PTSA hosts the After Prom event to provide after hour activities in a safe, fun environment for our prom goers, their guests, and all the members of the Scotia-Glenville High School Junior and Senior classes.

We would like to thank the following businesses and organizations that contributed to this year’s event:

Stewart’s Holiday Match Program, Joyful Quilter, Scotia-Glenville Booster Club, Frank & Sons Body Works, O'Connor & Marola Law Firm, SGHS Staff, CDPHP, Precision Auto Repair, Super Suds Laundromat, Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In, Hoskinson Orthodontics, 1st National Bank of Scotia, CME Equipment Transport, Empire Self Storage, Harold Clune Electrical, Thomas Corners Fire Dept., David Coppola, DDS, TrustCo Bank, Charles Palmer Insurance, Culligan Water, Hair & Now, Proctor’s Theatre, Flight Trampoline Park, Dave & Busters, Glenville Mini Sportsplex, Sherri Paull’s Salon, Applebee’s, Stewart’s Shops, Glenville Queen Restaurant, 99 Restaurant, Adirondack Beverage, Chartwells, The Beck Family, The Kalasinski Family, The Jessup Family, Wal-Mart, Hannaford, Target, Price Chopper, Schenectady County Stop DWI program, Glenville Rotary and Pedrick’s.

A special thank you to Boulevard Bowl for a terrific evening!

After Prom offers a fun, safe activity after the Junior-Senior Prom on May 13

May 4, 2016

The High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is once again hosting a fun, free activity for students at After Prom on May 13th-14th. Attending the After Prom gives students a safe place to go where they can continue to have a good time.

This year’s activities include:

Rock n’ Bowl at Boulevard Bowl, 11:30 pm until 2:00 am

Fantastic Prizes (must be a SG Jr. or Sr. & present to win). This year’s raffle prizes include: Apple iPad mini 4 16GB : Beats Solo2 Headphones : Bose SounkLink bluetooth Speaker : GoPro Hero : Fitbit Flex : 24" Westinghouse HD TV : RCA Tablet: College dorm gear: Camping equipment : Gift Cards [Read MORE]

40 students inducted into the National Honor Society

April 20, 2016

Before hundreds of family members and friends, 40 students were inducted into the National Honor Society, becoming the newest inductees from Scotia-Glenville High School.

The honor culminates years of work and achievements by the students. Seniors and juniors are allowed membership into the NHS. The students needed to prove achievement in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service and character. [Read MORE]

Scotia-Glenville students and educator recognized by YMCA

Student photoApril 7, 2016

Twelve Scotia-Glenville students and special education teacher Joy Barcome were honored today by the YMCA at its annual Outstanding Student and Educator Breakfast at The Key Hall-Proctor’s in Schenectady.

They were recognized for exhibiting leadership, citizenship and volunteerism in the community.

Each nominee received a backpack of supplies and certificates of merit from the YMCA, Senator Hugh Farley and the New York State Assembly.

The recipients are shown above:

Front Row: Blaise Piotrowski, Zoe Purvis, Colin Hodge, Lily Holcomb and Joy Barcome

Back Row: Rhys Ten Eyck, Tyler Adams, Vinicuis Silva, Anthony DiCarlo and Maura Hamilton

Kelsey Shaffer, Laura Ciotoli and Joie Prentiss are not pictured.

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Graduation cap clipartNew York state graduation requirements

         An overview of S-G's graduating class

         Scotia-Glenville High School Profile (PDF)


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