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 …

SAVE THE DATE: Founders Day will be held on March 27

The annual Founders Day recognition dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at the Glen Sanders Mansion. Dinner reservations are due by Monday, March 18. The meal choices will be: Sliced sirloin beef with shallot demi glaze Chicken Francaise over wilted greens with lemon beurre blanc Butternut squash ravioli You can …

Taste of Scotia coming to the HS cafeteria on April 1

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Taste of Scotia-Glenville! Monday, April 1, 6 pm-8 pm, S-G High School Cafeteria. Tickets are now on sale. $15.00 for advanced tickets and $18.00 at the door. Buy your tickets at  www.sgedfoundation.org/a-taste-of-scotia-glenville/tickets  This dinner event will feature delicious samples from your favorite local restaurants and a silent auction with items from …

Budget update: spending plan will include elementary mental health and guidance services

Superintendent Susan Swartz on Monday presented a revised draft of the budget to the Board of Education that doesn’t change the bottom line but adds two new programs: mental health services and guidance services for elementary students. The first expands the program added this year to provide mental health services to high school and middle …

Fourth annual Reading for the Mission brings students with pajamas, blankets and good books

Grade 6 students brought their pajamas, blankets and some good books to the fourth annual Reading for the Mission night last Friday, March 8, at the Middle School. During the two-hour program in the gym, 41 grade 6 students got into every position possible as they continued reading. Many toiletries and $135 was raised for …

Grade 6 students earn a free trip to the Great Escape Park!

Congratulations to these grade 6 students, who earned themselves a free trip to the Great Escape Park in Lake George! Dezirae Austin, Julie Cooper, Gianni DeCarlo, Ansley Keith, Anthony Muscatiello, Deena Seenarine, Abigayle Snyder, Ava Spring and Madison Wright participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. They will receive a free admission ticket for …

Petition to run for the Board of Education is now available

The petition to seek a spot on the Board of Education is now available. Those interested in seeking one of the two spots open on the Board of Education during the May 21 community vote. Candidates need to collect signatures from 40 community members and submit the petition to the Business Office, 900 Preddice Parkway, …

BOE members discuss their hopes for 2019-20 budget; support adding elementary mental health services

Board of Education members began their work session on Monday discussing their hopes (if money were no object) and the parts of the budget that should definitely stay in place. With little debate, the board members determined that beginning a mental health program for elementary students, to compliment the one in place for high school …

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