Java Jive features impressive student performances and raises money for an important cause

Evening raises money for Things of My Very Own Java Jive is always a special night and between the performances on May 19 and the cause they benefited, this year was no exception. Congratulations to all of the performers, who are listed below, and the Creative Writing Club for hosting another successful night of song …

School Board Meeting Summary for May 23, 2017

Student Representative Reports Students reported that the prom was a success and the new location for the after prom at ViaPort Rotterdam was very well-received. Applications for sophomores interested in serving as a student representative to the Board are due on Friday. The next Student Forum is Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. Administrative Tenure: …

Love of art and language propels NHS student’s success in statewide logo contest

When the statewide TESOL organization announced a logo contest for its conference this coming fall, Niskayuna High School student Juan Rivera had no trouble finding inspiration – he drew on the people he’s met in different places and his love of art and language. The design he submitted pairs inspirational words and flags from across …

Anthony Malizia named assistant high school principal

At the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 23, Anthony Malizia was appointed to the position of Niskayuna High School assistant principal. Malizia is currently a hall principal at Bethlehem Central High School, where he has provided leadership and support for staff and students in a variety of areas. Malizia will fill the high …

District taking precautions in response to theft of employee computer

The Niskayuna Central School District is taking precautions and contacting parents following the theft of a bag with a laptop computer and some student reports from an employee’s locked car. The theft occurred in Virginia in mid-April when a window of the car was smashed and the bag was removed. The computer was password-protected. It …

Best Musical award goes to Niskayuna High School’s ‘Phantom’

Production also recognized for “Best Set Construction” and “Best Technical Execution” The honor was announced at the region’s high school musical awards at Proctors, a first-of-its kind event, on May 20. The Niskayuna High School production of “The Phantom of the Opera” was named the 2017 Best Musical at the High School Musical Theater Awards …

Niskayuna voters approve 2017-18 school budget

Bus purchase approved, Jaquith and Zhao elected to the Board of Education Niskayuna Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 16, approved the 2017-18 school budget, with 1,713 casting votes in favor of the $81.4 million spending plan and 475 opposed. Voters also approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1,675 to 513. …

School Board Meeting Summary for May 9, 2017

Budget Hearing Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. provided an overview of the $81.4 million school budget proposed for 2017-18 that residents will vote on next Tuesday, May 16. The budget contains a spending increase of 1.19 percent and a tax levy increase of 2.08 percent, which is the district’s limit based on the state tax cap …

Girls 4×800 continues amazing run at Penn Relays

Relay team returns from Philadelphia with a school record, entry into national championship Niskayuna’s All-American 4x800m relay team made their spring season debut in national competition at the prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in late April. Senior Erica Wasserbach and juniors Amelia Kokernak, Sydney Smith, and Abigail Spiers qualified for entry into …

Deborah Marriott named director of student and staff support services

At its meeting on Tuesday, May 10, the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education appointed Deborah Marriott as the district’s director of student and staff support services. As the current director of human resources with the City School District of Albany and a longtime attorney with the State Education Department, she brings extensive experience …