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 …

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 …

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; …

Board of Education adopts $56.95 million budget; still hopes to bring tax increase down

The Board of Education on Monday night unanimously (7-0) approved a $56.95 million spending plan for the 2019-20 school year. The budget is a $966,044 or 1.73 percent spending increase over this school year’s $55.99 million budget. As adopted, the budget would increase the tax levy by 2.91 percent. That is slightly below the state’s …

Empire State Plaza artwork to return to Scotia-Glenville for a reception on March 26

The following students have had their artwork on display in the Empire State Plaza Art Show in the South Concourse. That show ends Monday, March 18. The work created by students is inspired by the ESP Collection in the Empire State Plaza, Albany. The show will come back to Scotia-Glenville and the artists will be …

Congratulations to Mariel Calderon for having her artwork recognized in a regional art show

Congratulations to senior Mariel Calderon. Her work of art has been selected to be in the 20th Annual High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Albany Center Gallery. This year 24 school districts submitted 516 pieces and 106 pieces were selected overall. The Albany Center Gallery will open the exhibit for the public as …

Middle School Spring Dance?

COMMENT: Is there going to be a spring dance at the SGMS? RESPONSE: There is no spring dance, those formal dances were ended a few years ago. There is a Spring Fling scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. The Spring Fling is an outdoor event with a bouncy bounce, various games, dunking booth, food, DJ, etc.

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