Glencliff gives back to Ghana

Glencliff Elementary students are lucky to have a library full of books to choose from at their school. However, many kids their age, across the world, aren’t so lucky. That’s why Glencliff students are partnering with the African Library Project to give back to a small school in Ghana that is currently without books. The …

Ten takeaways from the “State of the District 2018”

Students, programs, strategic plan, future vision highlighted At the Jan. 23 meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. provided a “State of the District” presentation. This included a snapshot of district demographics, academic results, financial information and the status of initiatives stemming from the District Strategic Plan. Here are ten takeaways from …

Hillside Learning Fair 2018: Registration is Open

Students can now register to participate in the 2018 Hillside Learning Fair via the online form at the link below. The Learning Fair will take place on Thursday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Here: Hillside Learning Fair 2018 Student Registration Form Please note that a separate form must be completed for …

Flu season underway – Health information for families

In an effort to help keep our school community healthy during this flu season, the district wants to share some reminders, as well as a fact sheet from the New York State Department of Health. Influenza (“the flu”) is an infectious disease caused by a virus. Infectious diseases are more readily spread in group settings, …

Two Niskayuna teachers earn National Board Certification

Congratulations to Hillside Elementary teacher Christine Mathews and Iroquois World Language teacher Cindy Yetto, both for earning prestigious National Board Certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently announced this year’s newest Board certified teachers. The performance-based, peer-review process, often referred to as the “gold standard for accomplished teaching,” can be compared to Board …

Iroquois students raise money for local ranch with Read-a-thon

Earlier this month, Iroquois students learned that reading on a Friday night can be fun — especially when it’s for a great cause! On Friday, Jan. 5, Iroquois Middle School held its annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon. Students filled the auditorium with cots, air mattresses, beanbags and sleeping bags for a night of quiet …

Kindergarten registration is Jan. 17 through Feb. 9

A kindergarten registration period for students entering Niskayuna schools next fall will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and go through Friday, Feb. 9. Children who will turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2018, can enter kindergarten this coming September. Families with eligible children who the district is aware of have been sent …

January 22-25, 2018 Exam Schedule

Students should arrive at the exam location 15 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin.  Students will not be allowed to take any personal belongings other than what is needed to take the test into the testing room. Cell phones are not allowed in the testing room for Regents exams.  Busing will be available …

Enrollment and capacity studies presented at Jan. 9 School Board meeting

Enrollment expected to grow; buildings either close to, or slightly above, capacity As part of the Jan. 9 Board of Education meeting, educational consultant Dr. Paul Seversky presented the enrollment projections and building capacity studies that he completed for the district this past summer and fall. These documents will help inform the district’s future planning, …

Welcome to the new niskyschools.org

Welcome to our new website! As you begin to take a look at the new site, allow us to point out a few new and enhanced features: Searchable Staff Directory: For the first time, the district website contains a searchable directory of school staff. This replaces the directories that were posted on each school page …