Is there a link to the GIVE program on this web site?

COMMENT: Is there a link to the GIVE program on this web site? RESPONSE: Yes, there is a page describing the GIVE serving learning program at the high school. It is under the Clubs and Activities link on the high school webpage. It is here – /senior-high-school/clubs-and-activities/#give There is also a separate page dedicated to …

Sacandaga students perform for fellow students to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

Students at Sacandaga performed for their fellow students during a school concert to recognize Music in Our Schools Month last Tuesday. Music in Our Schools Month is a chance to highlight all the wonderful things music programs do for our schools. The performance included fourth and fifth grade students from the Sacandaga 5th Grade Band, …

Congratulations to these Founders Day recipients

The 79th annual Founders Day Dinner was held last night at the Glen Sanders Mansion. Founder’s Day recipients are those school community members who go beyond their usual duties to make the school district a better place. They are chosen by the six PTAs and PTA Council. Each recipient is presented with an Honorary Life …

Sacandaga students work on their literacy skills – with help from some friends from the high school

Whether they were “fishing” for words, chasing ping pong balls with words written on them or collecting gold coins with words on them, Sacandaga’s kindergartners were surrounded with words today. You could call it the Literacy Olympics. Twelve high school athletes, who also excel in the arts, math, science and lot of other areas, were …

Public Displays of Affection (PDA) at the Middle School

COMMENT: Why did my MS child get PDA for hugging her best friend? RESPONSE: As stated in the Middle School Handbook, “Excessive public displays of affection (PDA) – outside of hand holding – are not appropriate anywhere on school property and are subject to disciplinary actions.” Like any other rule infraction, students consequences are dependent …

Two more grades are taking computer-based state tests this year; testing begins on Tuesday, April 2

Once again this year, students in grades 3-8 are being asked to sit for state tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. Last year, students in grade 4 at Scotia-Glenville completed their ELA state exams online; this year, grades 3 and 5 are being added to the ELA computer-based models. Over the next two …

Why do we have the Tartan as a mascot?

COMMENT: As both a former student of Scotia-Glenville and a current resident, I am wondering if the choice of school mascot, the Tartan, has ever been revisited as appropriate and relevant. After researching the name, I can only find references to a specific type of plaid. I also found a reference which stated that sometimes …

RPI Ambassadors bring their love of engineering to students at the Middle School

Whether doing a hands-on lab or getting immersed in the depths of research, students at the Middle School moved outside their comfort zones on Monday. All students in grades 6-8 experienced hours of designing, hypothesizing, testing, questioning, applying their knowledge and working collaboratively thanks to six RPI Engineering Ambassadors: Parth Bhide,  senior; Louis Caponi, junior; …

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