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4.46% tax levy increase - meets the state's mandatory
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▪ All seniors will receive “senior privileges” at the beginning of the year, allowing them to not go to study halls and to leave campus. Each student will keep this privilege unless his or her grades decline or they abuse it.
▪ Door security systems and other improvements will be in place. Those will involve a “buzz in” system at all schools for visitors and more cameras.
▪ Grade 6 students will once again take a foreign language exploratory course, offered on alternate days, for a half year.
▪ Students will continue to earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses and University in the High School classes.
▪ A six-day elementary rotation schedule for music, art and physical education will mean more classroom instruction time and allow each library to be open at least four days a week.
May 17, 2013
It has been two years since
Scotia-Glenville has replaced any school buses. The
district would purchase two, 65-passenger school buses,
candidates seeking two unpaid seats on the Board of Education
for three-year terms are:
The Middle School Sign Language Club is selling tee shirts to raise money for One Fund Boston - an organization that is supporting those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon - and to prove that Tartans ♥ Boston. [MORE]
The library and room A-30 were buzzing with the wonders of scientific research as 13 Scotia-Glenville students showed the collaborative work they had done over the past few years in the college-level Science Research course before an audience of family and friends. [MORE]
May 14, 2013
Lincoln Elementary students in kindergarten to grade 3 are learning about the Amazon Rainforest as they cover their hallways walls in bright, vibrant colors highlighted by eagles, birds, turtles, ants, lizards and a host of other native creatures to the forest. [MORE]
2013-14 calendar approved by the BOE
The 2013-14 calendar has been approved by the Board of Education. [download PDF]
No students should attend school on the HS and MS Rating Days scheduled for June 10 and 14, respectively
The high school and middle school have announced test rating/scoring days:
▪ June 10: Rating Day at the High School - NO STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 ATTEND TODAY
▪ June 14: Rating Day at the Middle School - NO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8 ATTEND TODAY
Those days will be used by teachers and staff to grade local exams and other required end-of-year non-Regents student exams. [MORE]
Formal budget hearing, PTA Council Meet the Candidates Night scheduled for May 8
The formal hearing on the 2013-14 budget proposal and the opportunity to hear from the three candidates for two seats on the Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at the Middle School cafeteria.
Scotia-Glenville music groups receive high marks at Baltimore Music Festival
May 1, 2013
Three Scotia-Glenville High School music groups featuring more than 150 students in the Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Choralaires received top scores at the Baltimore Music Festival last weekend, April 25-28. [MORE]
Christian Rizzuto to attend summer pre-med program at University of Pennsylvania
Scotia-Glenville High School student Christian Rizzuto, currently in grade 11, will attend the prestigious summer pre-med program at The University of Pennsylvania. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville Middle School Drama Club
presents “Into the Wood’s, Jr." on Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th at the Anne B. Sterman Auditorium at the Middle School.
The shows are at 7 p.m. both nights.
Tickets are available by contacting the school office ( 518-382-1263/347-3600 EXT. 51101) or Pam Bemis by email and at the door:
· Students and non-resident seniors: $5
· Qualifying S-G senior citizens with a pass from District Office: free
Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Board of Education in May 21 vote
Three candidates are seeking two open Board of Education seats during the May 21 community vote at the high school. The seats each carry three-year terms and are unpaid.
Petitions were due by 5 p.m. today in the business office. [MORE]
20 students inducted into the NYS Business and Marketing Honor Society
The Business Education Department has announced that 20 sophomores, juniors and seniors have been inducted into the 2012-2013 New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society. [MORE]
Common Core testing on the way to S-G
If you find it’s getting harder and
harder to help your child with his or her homework every night, it’s
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]
GradUShare to broadcast Class of 2013 graduation ceremony live on June 22
The Class of 2013 will be stars - right to the end! GradUShare, a local non-profit company, will provide a free live broadcast of the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, from Proctor's Theater. [MORE]
The boys' modified lacrosse team joined forces with the high school's Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness and Nutrition Club after school today in the high school fitness center. Students used the equipment and worked up a sweat. [MORE]
Board of Education adopts 2013-14; also offers retirement incentive to teachers and secretaries in hopes of restoring programs
The Board of Education tonight adopted a $49.1 million spending plan for the 2013-14 school year that increases spending by 2.76 percent and the tax levy by 4.46 percent.
Board members also offered an incentive to retiring teachers and secretaries, a move designed to save money and restore some of the $751,000 in spending cuts made while the budget was being developed over the past six weeks. [MORE]
April 8, 2013
The 30 community members at tonight's Community Budget Forum spoke with one voice on at least one issue: Scotia-Glenville staff should be willing to take a pay freeze in order to preserve programs such as OPAL, elementary music and athletics. [MORE]
The Campaign Against Cancer announced today that it will partner with Scotia-Glenville Middle School on a coin drive from April 8 to May 8 called Coins Against Cancer. [MORE]
Whether writing about December Trouble, their mothers, a friend or The Coral Reef, 20 students shared a part of themselves as they read their original works of poetry during the Honors English 7 Poetry Night before dozens of parents, grandparents and friends. [MORE]
Senior Collin Campbell's good luck won $1,000 for Scotia-Glenville's track and field team from Fleet Feet on Wolf Road in Colonie. [MORE]
These 38 members of the Class of 2014 - all current year juniors - were inducted to the National Honor Society tonight during a ceremony at the high school. [MORE]
Sophomore John Dean won two awards at the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair at RPI. His project was entitled “Creating a Portable Version of a Nintendo 63 Gaming System.” [MORE]
March 25, 2013
Board of Education members tonight said they did not support the additional $519,290 in Tier 3 reductions that Superintendent Susan Swartz presented to the proposed 2013-14 budget tonight, opting to present a budget to the community that exceeds the school district's state property tax levy cap. [MORE]
|A Community Budget Forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at the Middle School cafeteria. The Board of Education expects to adopt the 2013-14 budget in a special session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.|
The high school auditorium stage will be converted to the Iowa State Fair, circa 1946, this weekend as the Drama Club performs the musical State Fair. [MORE]
Staff pay freeze would eliminate reductions
March 19, 2013
Superintendent Susan Swartz presented the first phase of 2013-14 budget reductions, totaling more than $750,000, but offered to restore them if Scotia-Glenville staff accepts a "hard" pay freeze in the coming school year. [MORE]
Chartwells surveying parents and students
March 18, 2013
Chartwells, the company that administers the breakfast and lunch programs at Scotia-Glenville, would like to hear from parents and students about the program. Please reply to these surveys by April 1. [MORE]
Once again this year, for the 12th time, grade 5 students at Glen-Worden Elementary School prepared a breakfast feast for more than 300 at the City Mission in Schenectady. [MORE]
Want to give something back to the Scotia-Glenville community?
March 14, 2013
Why not seek a seat on the Board of Education? You would be working with the school administration to guide the education for the nearly 2,700 students at Scotia-Glenville. [MORE]
Eight S-G seniors and teacher Kathleen Brooks were recognized this morning as "Outstanding Students and Educators" by the Greater Glenville and Schenectady branches of the Capital District YMCA. [MORE]
March 11, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, Superintendent Susan Swartz will continue the arduous process of reviewing the proposed school budget to determine what areas can be reduced by nearly $1.3 million without impacting "the essence" of Scotia-Glenville while continuing to provide opportunities for students. [MORE]
March 5, 2013
The Board of Education will NOT close an elementary school in 2013-14 to fill its budget shortfall but will ask the governor and legislative leaders to restore funding that has cost Scotia-Glenville more than $12 million since 2010. [MORE]
Senior Emily Houlihan has been selected as one of two students or "delegates" from New York State to attend the prestigious National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia from June 26 to July 20. [MORE]
High school wins $2,500 FUTP grant
UPDATE: Of the 12 Odyssey of the Mind teams from Scotia-Glenville who competed on Saturday at Shenendehowa, six of them placed (came in first, second or third) and three of the teams will advance to the state-level competition at Binghamton University on Saturday, March 23. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville Middle School team outdistanced other school teams at the National Science Bowl regional qualifying tournament at the GE Global Research competition this weekend. [MORE]
March 4, 2013
The State Fair musical will be performed by the Drama Club on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. District seniors are free with a district pass from the District Office.
Senior Haley Stuart, who has played on the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band since she was in middle school, was carrying a pretty big trophy around school for the past few days - the Robert Smith Air Shield and British Airways Cup - to recognize the band's first place standing in the World Pipe Band Championship last August. [MORE]
February 25, 2013
Superintendent Susan Swartz presented the first version of the 2013-14 budget tonight, showing a $2.069 million shortfall between the current budget and a "carry over" budget that would maintain all existing programs. [MORE]
February 25, 2013
The Board of Education will hold a special meeting/retreat at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the District Office, 900 Preddice Parkway, Scotia. There will be no business conducted and no opportunity for public comment. Here is the agenda (PDF).
Once again, Glendaal has received a grant from the Fuel Up To Play 60 program to extend and promote the importance of healthy eating and physical activity at the school. The most recent grant totaled $1,500. [MORE]
For more than two hours today, Glendaal's nearly 300 students showed spirit and sweat as they worked through six stations where they "skated" down the hallway on carpet pieces, did jumping jacks and stretches, played trivia and learned the importance of good dental health. [MORE]
The smells of s'mores, blueberry oatmeal squares and Italian vegetables wafted through B-wing after school today as the Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness and Nutrition Club cooked up some treats for Valentine's Day. [MORE]
Grade 9 student Kelsey Jessup is representing Scotia-Glenville in the CASS (Capital Area Art Supervisors) juried 3-Dimension Art Show 2013. The artwork will be on display at the Mohonasen High School art gallery until March 1. [MORE]
The Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at the Middle School to consider raising the income levels allowing for a partial school tax exemption for homeowners over age 65. [MORE]
Two Middle School students were involved in an incident in which five bullets were found. Both have been suspended. This letter is going home today with students about the incident (PDF).
The community heard during a Feb. 4Community Safety Forum that the six Scotia-Glenville schools are receiving a top to bottom review of safety procedures by an outside consultant. [MORE]
Christian Onderdonk-Milne will present their
research papers at the Regional Science Symposium at Burnt
Hills-Ballston Lake HS on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Update: Emily Houlihan received an honors medal at the symposium.
Scotia Glenville’s French Club is hosting its first ever Café Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in high school room B-26 at 2:30 p.m., right after school! We will offer foods such as jambalaya, pralines and sweet tea. For your convenience, you may either dine in or take out. Come join us to celebrate Mardi Gras and be ready to party!
With a fifth straight year of significant state revenue reductions looming, Scotia-Glenville stakeholders are participating in a region-wide event, "Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril – Running Out of Time & Options," on Jan. 31 to draw attention to the fiscal crisis facing public schools. You can join Scotia-Glenville's stakeholder team at this event. [MORE]
A Community Safety Forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Middle School cafeteria. The forum will discuss safety procedures and possible changes at the six schools. The forum will be followed by the Board of Education meeting (location changed to the Middle School).
January 10, 2013
They all agreed...it was so obvious to these grade 7 students. Igniting Minds forces students to stretch their thinking. [MORE]
More than four dozen Scotia-Glenville high school and middle school students will participate in the Schenectady All-County Music Festival on February 2. This year, the festival will be held at Mohonasen High School, Curry Road, Rotterdam. [MORE]
January 8, 2013
Chartwells, the company that administers Scotia-Glenville's breakfast and lunch program, is sponsoring a free breakfast promotion until Jan. 18 at the six schools. Check out the schedule for each school here [MORE]
Glen-Worden's "Kids Giving to Kids" holiday program was able to send 17 boxes full of gifts and gift cards to PS 37 in Staten Island, NY, a school that works exclusively with students who have disabilities. [MORE]
December 27, 2012
Middle School students took to the stage to show off their talents during the Snowcase Showcase talent show held on Dec. 21 in the auditorium. [MORE]
December 21, 2012
High school students today were able to donate $1 to the Caps for Collin fundraiser. The donation allowed the students to wear a cap in school. [MORE]
December 18, 2012
The tragic events from Newtown, Connecticut on Friday remind us all how precious life is and how important it is for parents, schools and communities to continue working together to ensure that schools are safe havens for students to learn and teachers to teach. [MORE] Includes parent resource links.
The NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness and SNACS Nutrition Club hosted 36 students in an after-school Zumba class today at the high school. They learned a new Latin dance and burned off calories and study stress at the same time.
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Middle School students Dakota Rivera and Aidan Chaffin were victorious again at the revamped Scotia-Glenville Spelling Bee and will represent S-G at the Capital Region Spelling Bee on March 13, 2013 at Proctor’s Theatre. [MORE]
Students in Rick Warren's Grade 12 English class went from research to test drives as they explored the ins and outs of five alternative fuel vehicles. [MORE]
Members of the Dance Club did the advance work for this year's Student Council Winter Dance, with a “Superhero” theme featuring Spider Man, Hulk and others straight from the minds of S-G students in grades 6, 7 and 8. [MORE]
December 6, 2012
Seven faculty members at the Middle School agreed to grow their beards to encourage students to bring in canned goods and other non-perishables to be donated to the Scotia Food Pantry. [MORE]
Sacandaga students adopted Sadie, a
therapy dog owned by
grade 5 teacher
Middle School students stepped back into the 1980's for a day during Spirit Week.
High school students converged on Schenectady's City Mission to serve meals to the needy.
More than 2,800 students return to classes at Scotia-Glenville after a restful summer.
Summer program students take a trip across the US.
Class of 2012 says goodbye at annual commencement ceremony at Proctor's Theater...
Middle School students show off their talents at the annual show...
Grade 2 students at Glen-Worden perform a fishy play and recognize area senior citizens..
Grades 4 and 5 compete at first joint field days at the high school...
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