Congratulations to Zarghona Hashimi, whose work was accepted into the 3-D art show at Mohonasen

Congratulations to grade 11 S-G student, Zarghona Hashimi, whose work was accepted in to the Art In Three Dimensions Show held at Mohonasen High School. Her work was one of 64 works selected from 18 school districts. There will be a reception at Mohonasen HS on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:30-8:30 with a presentation at 7:00 pm.

The weather outside is frightful…be sure your children are dressed appropriately; bus garage has no phone service

Because of today’s frigid temperatures, please be sure your children are dressed appropriately. If they are picked up by a bus, keep them inside your home or a car until you see the bus coming. Also, the transportation office has no electricity or phone service. Please call the district office at 518-347-3600 with any questions …

BOE receives update on May 2018 capital project

SEI Design Group architects Matthew Monaghan and Matthew Schools updated the Board of Education on the $14 million capital project approved by the S-G community last May. Here is their January 28, 2019 presentation. They expect state approval in late February with construction bids awarded in mid-April. Work on these parts of the project would …

Sacandaga grade 5 students create Genius Hour projects

Pam Hotaling’s grade 5 class at Sacandaga may be filled with geniuses! The class, as part of a Walking Museum, developed Genius Hour Projects.  Genius hour is an inquiry-driven movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom.  It provides students a choice in what they learn during a …

Claire McDermott reads The Mitten Tree and knits mittens for every kindergartner at Sacandaga

Retired Glen-Worden kindergarten teacher Claire McDermott visited the kindergarten classes at Sacandaga recently. She read the story, The Mitten Tree, about a lonely woman who saw children with no mittens and got busy knitting! In the story, the woman left the mittens on a tree where the children played and delighted in their joy upon …

Is the Middle School a safe place for LGBTQ+ students?

COMMENT: My daughter has been schooling at the SGMS for about 1 semester now (in sixth grade). Our family and friends are supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, but I also understand that many children of that age make fun of other’s sexuality. Is this school considered a safe place for members of this community? RESPONSE: The …

All six S-G schools recognized as ‘Schools in Good Standing’ under the new federal ESSA law

All six Scotia-Glenville schools have been deemed “Schools in Good Standing” by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor to the No Child Left Behind law. “We are very pleased that, on this first release of ESSA data, that Scotia-Glenville met the standards in the various categories considered by the law,” said Superintendent …

Governor releases education aid proposal for 2018-19

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal that includes a $956 million school aid increase for 2019-20. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid would be $27.7 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3.6 percent. The executive budget proposal is the formal beginning of budget negotiations …

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