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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
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]
The nearly 50 fifth-graders at Glen-Worden pulled up their sleeves and got into serving breakfast to the dozens of residents at the City Mission.
Check out this story on Spectrum news!
In order to get the tax levy increase below the state maximum of 3.66 percent, Superintendent Susan Swartz presented a series of reductions that would squeeze the budget below that figure for the 2017-18 school year.
"When I look at things that will impact children's education or things that are operational, I will always come down on the operational side," she said, explaining the specific proposed reductions to the Board of Education tonight.
The board expects to adopt a budget by April 3. A public hearing on the spending plan will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. The community will consider the eventual budget proposal during voting from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. [Read MORE]
Help the Scotia-Glenville Education Foundation fund innovative school programs while getting to sample tastes from some of the best restaurants in the area.
A Taste of Scotia-Glenville will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at the high school cafeteria, Route 147, Scotia. Beyond the yummy foods, there will also be a silent auction with items from dozens of local businesses.
Advanced tickets are $15 per person; $18 at the door. For advanced tickets, go to this website: http://www.sgedfoundation.org/a-taste-of-scotia-glenville/tickets [Read MORE]
Superintendent Susan Swartz presented a budget proposal tonight that is $277,580 beyond the school district's maximum tax levy increase of 3.66 percent for the 2017-18 school year.
The $53.648 million revised proposal adds an elementary skills class for 6-7 pre-school students with special needs, increasing social studies teaching staff at the middle school and high school by .25 and adds tuition funding for an increase in the number of students attending the Career and Tech School, New Visions, Tech Valley High School and other BOCES academic programs. [Read MORE]
Board of Education race
on May 16 is a chance to give back to your school district and to
march 17, 2017
Want to help shape the futures of more than 2,700 young people? Want to help your school district maneuver through the annual budget struggles that are facing all school districts?
The seats held by Board of Education president David J. Bucciferro and board members Pamela S. Carbone and William J. Pytlovany are up for re-election on May 16. They have not indicated if they will seek re-election. [Read MORE and download the nomination packet]
Ready to be entertained? Drama Club performing The Drowsy Chaperone March 31 and April 1 at the HS auditorium
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]
Carly Yezzo heading to a national culinary competition as part of the SUNY Delhi team
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]
Grade 6 students Read for the Mission to raise money and donations for the City Mission
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]
S-G, Union basketball players help GW students kick off March Madness reading
READING IS SUPERB. Students held up those words and led the entire student body in a chant of the three words at the beginning of today's pep rally kicking off the March Madness Reading Contest.
"The way to get really good at a skill is to practice it," Diane Skibinski, speech pathologist at the school, told the group. As students read this month, their progress will be logged on a chart outside the main office, said Maureen Palleschi, library media specialist.
Glen-Worden students started the program with a visit from basketball players from Scotia-Glenville and from Union College. [Read MORE]
Board of Education members began their discussion of the 2017-18 school budget tonight as Superintendent Susan Swartz asked them to consider four questions as they began the discussion:
▪ What items are non-negotiable?
▪ What would you like to add if additions are possible?
▪ What are you comfortable letting go?
▪ Where would you like the tax rate to be in August? [Read MORE]
High School Odyssey of the Mind team to compete at states on April 8 in Binghamton
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 includeEmily Adis, Katelyn Adis, Libby Hanlon, Ciara Molumby and Lily Murphy. [Read MORE]
Both Middle School teams place at the regional Science Bowl at GE
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]
Families and staff raise nearly $1,600 for Ronald McDonald House in Albany
Glen-Worden families and staff raised
nearly $1,600 during a reading challenge to benefit the Ronald
House in Albany.
Students collected pledges from family and friends to challenge them read more as part of the challenge.
Southpaw, the mascot of the Valley Cats, also visited grade 1 and 2 classrooms to read with students last month to promote the effort and get students excited about reading.
Reading Specialists Kate Cartier and Debra Passino spearheaded the initiative.
Click on the images above to enlarge the photos.
Superintendent Susan Swartz presented the first glimpse of the 2017-18 budget to the Board of Education tonight, a "rollover" budget would total $53.8 million and raise taxes by 5.58 percent, above the state's maximum tax levy increase for Scotia-Glenville of 3.66 percent.
The budget proposal would increase spending by $1.752 million (3.37 percent) over the current school year's budget ($52.048 million).
"I am relentlessly optimistic, as always," said Swartz, noting that she would hope to avoid budget reductions. "We have certainly been in worse shape over the years. While reductions are never welcome news, we will survive if we have to make a few."[Read MORE]
Schools practice a lot of drills every year to keep students and staff safe and ready
You probably hear your children talk about drills at schools - fire drills, evacuation drills, relocation drills. All school districts in New York must do at least 12 drills each year with a number of other drills optional.
Click on the image above to read more about the drills that schools do each year.
Second-graders at Glen-Worden celebrate 100
100 can be a foreign number to a second-grader, who is all of 7 or 8 years old.
Students inValerie Eagan’s class at Glen-Worden brought in 100 of the same object – 100 rubber bands, 100 pompoms, 100 pennies, 100 straws – all to celebrate the 100th day of school last Wednesday, February 15. They shared their creations with other classes in the building, who did a “museum walk”
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Science and Engineering students put science into action at YMCA pool
The 40 or so students in the Science and Engineering courses, taught byJeffrey 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
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]
Grade 1 students at Lincoln put on a Valentine's performance for dozens of parentsFebruary 17, 2017
Dozens of parents flocked to Lincoln's cafeteria today to hear their grade 1 students belt out a few tunes all around a Valentine's Day theme.
The students' teachers are Maureen Armstrong, Bridget Crowley and Kimberly Weiss.
Check out this link forphotos and videos from today's performance. [Read MORE]
GE engineer talks wind turbine technology with grade 7 science studentsFebruary 15, 2017
Grade 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]
Congratulations Olivia and Matt!
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 at right to enlarge it.
The event was hosted by the Scotia-Glenville PTA Council. [Read MORE]
Report cards/final grades are now available on the PowerSchool portal
Report cards/final grades for the second quarter are now available on PowerSchool for high school and middle school parents. The PowerSchool sign-in page is here.
High School parents: If you need assistance activating your PowerSchool Portal, please contact the High School at 347-3600; ext 61101.
Middle School parents: If you need assistance activating your Power School Portal, please contact the Middle School at 347-3600; ext 51101.
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]
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]
Grade 4 students participating in Nation's Report Card testing on March 2
Three grade 4 classrooms at Sacandaga Elementary will be part of the Nation’s Report Card – they have been selected to take National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP, national standardized tests in March.
Students in grade 4 classes taught by Andy DiCaprio, Cheryl Ladopoulos and David McLear will sit for the 120-minute tests in both Reading and Mathematics on March 2. [Read MORE]
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.
Briana 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.
Glen-Worden PTA Bingo Night a success!
There were raffle baskets donated by the families to raise money for PTA programs as well.
Everybody was a winner at this event! [Read MORE]
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.
BOCES to hold Career and Technical Center open house on January 27
January 23, 2017
Students interested in the dozens of programs offered by the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Center (CTE) are invited to attend an open house on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Albany CTE campus at 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205
The center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for tours and information on many of the approximately 40 programs offered.
Click on the image to read the flyer.
S-G staff raise money and collect winter items for the City Mission
January 20, 2017
Teachers, administration and support staff donated warm clothes and $307 for City Mission.
In this photo, from left, teachers Lisa Coppola and Trish Roeser display some of the warm winter clothing donated by S-G staff for the City Mission. Click the image above to enlarge it.
Founder's Day deadline for tickets extended!
January 20, 2017
Tuesday, February 7 at 6 p.m.
River Stone Manor
Please join us to honor the following individuals who devote so much to the children of our schools:
Glendaal: Jeanne McLaughlin and Betsy Williams
Glen Worden: Christine Lemp and Ashlye Cheely
Lincoln: John Ritter and Ed Dorries
Sacandaga: Mindy Kinney and Brendan Swider
Middle School: Mike Nichter and Rick Matthews
High School: Tracy Beck and Lynn Greene
PTA Council: Doreen Wright and Sarah Hoffman
Return reservation form to your school main office by Monday, January 30th
You can also make reservations and pay online at http://whoozin.com/6Y9-RDY-JYWQ
Download the flyer (PDF).
Scotia-Glenville HS ranked 11th best area school with the best teachers
January 5, 2017
A study cited in today's Times Union ranks Scotia-Glenville High School as the 11th best area school with the best teachers.
Read more about the ranking here - https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools/best-teachers/m/albany-metro-area/
Realistic-looking beehive adorns tree mural in Glen-Worden Library Media Center
January 3, 2017
teachers Adrienne Hall and Jessica Macherone, with the help of
retirees Kathy Krogh and Mia Svec from the Baptist Retirement
Center, designed and painted a beehive that comes out of the
tree mural in the Glen-Worden LMC.
The Bee is Glen-Worden's mascot.
Click on the image to enlarge.
The comments, which are not verbatim but are summarized, will be reviewed by administrators and Board of Education members, several of whom were in attendance.
Thanks again to everyone who shared their thoughts and concerns on those two evenings!
In response to
parents who have asked to share their concerns about bullying in
school, Superintendent Susan Swartz and the high school
administration will meet with parents at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 14 AND at
7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15. Both will be held in the Middle School auditorium.
Swartz will discuss the process for reporting suspected bullying and review how the school districts deals with these issues. She will also review the state-required DASA reporting system and how parents can best utilize it. DASA information can be found here.
Eight Glendaal students attend a Fuel Up to Play 60 forum in Latham
Eight Glendaal students joined hundreds of other students from the Capital Region at a forum to plan strategies in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at a forum held at the Afrim's Sports Dome in Latham.
These students, Fuel Up to Play 60 student representatives, attended the event:
Grade 4: Kemper Elston, Elizabeth LaPoint, Katie Crounse and Angelo Goodell
Grade 5: Kendall Gilbert, Sean McLaughlin, Hailey Cooper and Aidan LaPoint.
Glendaal is a Touchdown School in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. [Read MORE]
Kids Giving to Kids makes the holiday brighter for children at the City Mission
December 16, 2016
Glen-Worden students and staff exhibited
the true meaning of the holidays – they collected toys for needy
children who they will probably never meet.
In lieu of giving a gift to their teachers, students were asked to bring in a gift that would be donated to needy children at the City Mission in Schenectady. Students also decorated a paper ornament and give it to their teachers to them know that a gift had been donated in their honor.
Grade 4 teacher Monica Allin is photographed with two of her students, Mackenzie and Morgan Westbrook. Her grade 4 students helped load the gifts into the car to be taken to the City Mission. Besides Allin, staff members Laura Hoskin, Marian Boorn, and Rachel Delgado also worked on the Kids Giving to Kids program.
Grade 2 students at Glen-Worden bring holiday cheer
Valerie Eagan's grade 2 students brought a little bit of Christmas to Glen-Worden today with two play performances - "Santa's Healthy Christmas" and "The Littlest Elf" - complete with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a cast of elves for the entire school.
"Santa's Healthy Christmas" was about Santa staying healthy and keeping fit and perhaps children leaving him fruits and vegetables Christmas eve instead of cookies. "The Littlest Elf" was about how it is OK to be different. During the play, the littlest elf felt sad because she couldn't help Santa like the other elves could; however, in the end, the littlest elf was the only one able to fit down the chimney to deliver the presents for Santa. She felt better that she could finally do something to help! [Read MORE]
Gingerbread Men make great partners in a kindergarten science experiment!
Melissa Peterson's kindergarten class at Sacandaga Elementary was overrun with Gingerbread Men late last week, as students used them to perform a science experiment.
Each student was given a gingerbread cookie. They first drew a picture of it and then made predictions about what it would look like once it was dunked in water. Students recorded the outcomes on their lab sheets. [Read MORE]
December 1, 2016
The final school lead water reports have been released. They show the following:
▪ One hundred twelve (112) water samples were taken at the middle school. Of those samples, fifteen (15) results showed lead levels higher than 15 ppb (parts per billion) which is New York State’s acceptable level. The range of results was from 16 ppb (a classroom sink) to 110 ppb (a custodial closet sample). Those water sources may not be used for drinking. The district will post signs at each of those sources stating the water is not for drinking but may be used to wash hands. All of the water fountains in the school tested below 15 ppb.
▪ Two hundred thirty-five (235) water samples were taken at the high school. Of those samples, eighty-four (84) results showed lead levels higher than 15 ppb (parts per billion) which is New York State’s acceptable level. The range of results was from 15.1 ppb (an office sink) to 658 ppb (also a sink). Those water sources may not be used for drinking. The district will post signs at each of those sources stating the water is not for drinking but may be used to wash hands. All of the water fountains in the school tested below 15 ppb. [Read about the lead testing at scotia-glenville]
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.
The 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]
Buy your Founder's Day tickets online; there's still time to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond for Scotia-Glenville
November 22, 2016
The PTA Council has a direct way to buy tickets to the Tuesday, February 7 Founder's Day dinner at Riverstone Manor - online at this link - http://whoozin.com/6Y9-RDY-JYWQ
is also still time to nominate somebody for a Founder's Day
recognition at the February 7 dinner. Click on the image above
to nomination somebody who has gone above and beyond for S-G
students and the community.
Click on the image above to nominate somebody for a Founder's Day Award.
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.
Become a substitute at Scotia-Glenville! We're hiring on Nov. 21 and 22
Your child should have come home with this flyer (PDF) about Scotia-Glenville's effort to hire substitute teachers and teaching assistants.
Call TODAY to set up an appointment for a brief interview to become a substitute teacher or teaching assistant!
Interviews will be held from 10 a.m. to 3
Scotia-Glenville High School, 1 Tartan Way (Sacandaga Road), Scotia on Monday, November 21st OR Tuesday, November 22nd.
Six S-G swimmers headed to states!
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.
The votes are in: it's Hillary!
Students in Christy Ferri's grade 3 class at Lincoln Elementary sound like they're listening to mom and dad at home: "I don't like any of them!," "I'm not going to vote at all!" and "I'll never vote for her!"
Those were a few of the comments muttered today before their mock election in the presidential contest. After they voted, they folded them in half and paraded down to the red ballot box at the front door.
By the end of the day, the school-wide tally of 239 student votes was released:
Hillary Clinton: 133 votes - 55.7%
Donald Trump: 94 votes - 39.3%
Jill Stein: 6 votes - 2.5%
Gary Johnson: 6 votes - 2.5% [Read MORE]
Relocation drill CANCELED today
Due to the chance of inclement weather this afternoon - Thursday, November 3, the Glen-Worden Relocation Drill to the Senior Center is canceled. Parents who pick up a child or children need to report to the Glen-Worden main lobby for dismissal (normal dismissal) at the end of the day.
Sac staff and students collect more than 600 items to donate to food pantry
October 31, 2016
The Sacandaga Caring Community raised 606 food items for the Scotia Food Pantry as part of the annual Harvest Run!! The student runners had great weather for their respecive events. Every student in K-2 ran 1.5 K and grades 3-5 ran 3K. The PTA bought farm fresh crisp apples for each student to enjoy after the run. All students finished the Harvest Run, with healthy rosy cheeks! [Read MORE]
Student Council members drop off pet snacks and treats at APFn as well as $450 donation
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]
Substance Abuse Forum CANCELLED due to the weather
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.
More than 125 people turn out to "Walk for the Hive" to benefit the Glen-Worden PTA
The "Walk for the Hive" around the high school track raised $1,190 for the PTA to sponsor events and programs at the school.
A total of 38 families (116 people) and 13 staff and teachers participated in the one-mile trek around the track. The group warmed up with Yoga exercises. [Read MORE]
MS students raised more than $440 for the APF; get to dress as their favorite pooches
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]
Lead water testing results released
Results of testing lead in the water at the four elementary schools have begun being returned to the school district by Pace Analytical, the company hired to test the samples collected in September.
As of today, only results from Glen-Worden and Lincoln have been received.
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.
If lead levels are detected above 15 parts per billion, the school must discontinue use of that tap for drinking water, implement a lead remediation plan and provide building occupants with an alternate water supply for cooking and drinking. [Read MORE]
Lincoln students' imaginations go wild in pumpkin decorating contestUPDATE
The judging was done today - a difficult process to say the very least! The winners are Tyler Bareth in kindergarten for Wild Thing and Joceline Soto of fifth grade for Edward Tulane. Among staff, there was a tie between Tacky the Penguin (Sue Zeglen and Debbie LaFleche) and The Lorax (Elizabeth O’Neill).
Some of them wore glasses and a fireman's hat.
Some had spikes sticking out of them.
Others looked like a fish, a dog, a spooky cat or a rabbit.
One had a North Pole toy factory on top.
They come in every color imaginable - black, green, blue, yellow and the standard - orange.
These were just a few of the more than 50 entries in the Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Lincoln Elementary - in which students and staff let their imaginations run wild with the fruit of the season, pumpkins. [Read MORE]
NYC attorney comes to Scotia-Glenville to discuss distracted driving with health students
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]
Computer science students participate in Impact Program at Siena College
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]
Congratulations to the seven S-G alumni inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame
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 above. Click on the image to enlarge it.
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]
New entry procedures kicking in on October 17 at the four elementary schools
Beginning Monday, October 17, the front doors, as well as all other doors, at the district’s four elementary schools will be locked as soon as students arrive. The doors will remain locked throughout the school day.
Parents and/or guardians and others visiting a school will need to be buzzed in. At each main door is a buzzer and camera. Individuals wishing to enter the school will push the buzzer and be asked for their name. Once the Main Office determines the individual has a legitimate need to be in the school, he or she will be buzzed in through the main door. The individual may be asked to show identification and will sign in with the door monitor as is currently the district’s practice.
The middle and high school will continue to receive visitors following their current procedures.
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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.
"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."
it was balancing a ball on a stick, scooting across mats Army
style, filling a bottle of water by hand or taste testing
healthy snacks, buddy teams of students at Glendaal got a
workout in the name of the Summer Olympics this summer in
There was something for everybody at Camp Cardinal Down Under!...even the chocolate lover. Chocolate chips were part of the healthy snacks? "Dark chocolate is good for your heart," cheered one obviously happy young man.
do you call a bear with no teeth?"
"A gummi bear"
"How do you know the ocean is friendly?"
"It keeps waving."
These were just two of the nuggets of humor shared at today's buddy assembly at Sacandaga Elementary School by teams of students - one student in grade 5 and one in a younger grade. Tall and short. Loud and quiet. The differences were obvious but the jokes and songs brought them together.
Middle School gymnasium was filled with 58 quiet grade 6
students and six staff members for two and a half hours last
Friday evening - as they gathered for the first Reading for the
The event raised $141 as well as 210 bars of soap and 188 washcloths that were donated to the Schenectady City Mission.
Odyssey of the Mind teams composed of 40 Scotia-Glenville
students competed at the regional contest at Shenendehowa High
School on Saturday, March 5; one high school team is headed to
the state's competition on April 2 at Binghamton University.
The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting. Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability.
Cooper knew exactly what her Iroquois rain stick was supposed to
do: "They shook them really hard so plants would grow and they
would have food."
Mia's two-foot-high, bright-colored rain stick, made from a combination of duct tape, cans, rice and macaroni, was among the two dozen displays at the Iroquois Museum in James Saburro's grade 4 classroom at Lincoln Elementary as parents, grandparents and friends flocked to see the students' work.
You may have to search for a while before you find "Comet
Colucciello" shooting across the night sky.
Grade 8 students visiting the Challenger Learning Center Space Simulator at the Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci) in Schenectady named an unknown object in space after their fellow student, Seth Colucciello, who first noticed the long-range object coming at the shuttle while he was on the crew.
Families and staff from Glen-Worden walked around the
Scotia-Glenville High School track four times tonight as a
fundraiser for the PTA; as of the most recent count, $2,200
was raised during the Walk for the Hive.
Forty families and eight staff members - 145 people in all - made the one-mile trek on this brisk evening.
Before the walk began, everybody loosened up with a Zumba workout.