Phase I of Smart Schools Investment Plan presented at Feb. 27 Public Hearing

Thirty-day comment period is open The district’s plan for the initial use of Smart Schools technology funding from the state was presented at a pubic hearing at the Board of Education’s Feb. 27 meeting. This first phase of the district’s Smart Schools Investment Plan calls for replacing the district’s aging security camera system. New York …

Van Antwerp hosts No Place for Hate workshop

          On Friday, Feb. 10, Van Antwerp hosted a diversity dance. The event included four workshops aimed at discussing shared values related to diversity and multiculturalism. The workshops were facilitated by counselors, teachers and student leaders participating in Study Circles (Schenectady County Respects Diversity). The evening was capped off with food, …

Niskayuna and Schenectady high school partners hop on CDTA to help the community

Students look to strengthen connection between their schools A group of Niskayuna and Schenectady high school students spent Thursday afternoon spreading warmth and kindness along State Street in the form of nearly 500 scarves decorated with messages of hope tied to street signs, poles, and railings, left for anyone who could use one. A group …

School Board Meeting Summary for February 1, 2017

Hillside Students First: Mindfulness Hillside Principal Shireen Fasciglione, teachers, and students shared with the Board some of the ways that the school is embracing the concept of mindfulness this year. Mindfulness is being fully present, rather than thinking about the past or what happens next. Dr. Fasciglione said it was identified as a way to …