Hillside students demonstrated mastery of the map in geography bee

Congratulations to Hillside 5th grade student Jackson Beekman, who joined two Niskayuna middle school students in advancing to the next stage of the National Geographic Bee after winning a competition at the school on Friday, Jan. 20. Eighteen Hillside students competed in the event, held in the school’s library. The 2nd place winner was Rebecca …

Niskayuna senior finds inspiration behind the lens

If you hear the name Jad Jacob in Niskayuna, you will also likely hear “Opus 12” mentioned in the same breath. Why? Sixteen-year-old Jacob is the writer, director and editor of the web series Opus 12 which featured classmates and Niskayuna staff in its debut in 2015. “I didn’t know at the time but I …

At annual read-a-thon, Iroquois students turn pages for a great cause

      Students raise $5,200 for double H Ranch To ring in the New Year, Iroquois held its annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon on Friday, January 6th. With 149 students attending, the night was full of comfort and quiet reading for a great cause. Students came prepared and filled the auditorium with cots, …

Experienced educational leader Anthony Albanese named Interim Director of Special Education

Anthony Albanese will be the Interim Director of Special Education until the position is filled on a permanent basis. Longtime educational leader and retired school superintendent Anthony Albanese has been named the district’s Interim Director of Special Education. He began in the role on Jan. 18. The director position became vacant in December when Lynne …

School Board Meeting Summary for Jan. 10, 2017

Iroquois Students First: Original music takes flight Iroquois Music Teacher Dee Steeley and three students shared how the 8th Grade General Music classes are using a program called “Noteflight” to incorporate technology into the music curriculum and help students create original compositions. Noteflight is a user-friendly program that allows students to write music on staff …

Middle school students demonstrate knowledge in National Geographic Bee

   Iroquois and Van Antwerp Champions advance to next stage of competition Middle School students Colin Sanderson (top left) and Nicholas Riendeau (top right) are one step closer to a statewide geographic bee and a chance at a scholarship after winning their school-based competitions that are part of the National Geographic Bee held across the …