Craig Cultural Night features song, food, dance and more from across the globe

             Craig Elementary held a Culture Night on Dec. 15 to celebrate the many different cultural perspectives of students and their families. Food and activities from around the world were presented with the goal of building understanding and appreciation for each person’s cultural background and experience. The event was sponsored …

Rosendale students build gingerbread communities and knowledge – all on a budget

Interdisciplinary unit highlights different types of communities, understanding money “Every community has different things in it,” said Rosendale second grade student Gabby Fountain. Being part of a community means “to work together,” said her classmate, Andrew Zhang. “A budget is when you have to add up your money,” explained Madison Snow. “You have a total …

School Board Meeting Summary for Dec. 13, 2016

Congratulations to our 2017 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists Prior to the meeting, a reception was held to honor the six Niskayuna High School seniors who are 2017 National Merit Scholarship Contest semifinalists, a prestigious distinction based on PSAT scores. Congratulations to: Elisa Abraham; David Buhrmaster; John Hess; Jad Jacob; Eleanore Lee; and Michael Zhou. These …

District voters approve $5.6 million capital project

Niskayuna Central School District voters have approved a $5.6 million capital improvement project by a vote of 605 in favor (78%) and 172 opposed (22%). Results were announced at Niskayuna High School shortly after the polls closed on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The project will result in health, safety and infrastructure work throughout the district. All …

District shares results of communications surveys

The district is sharing the results of the comprehensive school communications surveys that parents, faculty and staff, and community members took toward the end of last school year. A total of 563 individual surveys were completed across these three groups. District leaders are grateful for the valuable feedback that was provided through the survey, which …

Special Education Director Lynne Rutnik to be Lake George’s next superintendent

Special Education Director Lynne Rutnik has been named the next superintendent of the Lake George Central School District. She is expected to begin in that new role on Jan. 1, 2017. Lake George intends to make the appointment at a special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, Nov. 21. Niskayuna Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, …

Sixteen NHS student-athletes sign Division I and II Letters of Intent

            With pens poised to sign, sixteen student-athletes from the Niskayuna class of 2017 were honored by Principal John Rickert as he read aloud their accomplishments, both athletic and academic. Family, friends, faculty, staff and coaches cheered as the students were announced to sign their Letter of Intent to attend …

District mourns the loss of Niskayuna High School Spanish Teacher Mike Jones

It is with profound sadness that the district shares the news that Niskayuna High School Spanish teacher Mike Jones passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, after a battle with cancer. He spent 22 years as a teacher at the high school and made an impact on countless students and fellow educators. Señor Jones will be …

NHS students educate peers on election with gallery walk

              Niskayuna High School Election Gallery Walk focuses on the issues and the candidates As America goes to vote on Nov. 8, kudos to senior Social Studies classes for the election gallery walk they developed in the high school library, helping build awareness of the candidates and issues involved …

Video: Like a new family…Niskayuna-Hamm, Germany exchange fosters friendship, cultural connections

Embedded YouTube video featuring students from Niskayuna and Germany sharing their thoughts on the importance of cultural exchanges A nearly 20-year friendship in international student exchanges continues as students and teachers from Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium, our partner school in Hamm, Germany, traveled to Niskayuna in September. They will be here until October 9, attending school with …