Board adopts 2018-19 school budget

Tax levy increase is below the district’s cap At its March 27 meeting, the Board of Education adopted an $84.2 million budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year. The community will vote on the budget at Niskayuna High School on Tuesday, May 15. The proposal calls for a 2.64 percent tax levy increase, which is …

Billboards designed by Niskayuna students to be showcased on Consaul Road

Middle and high school health classes are doing their part to raise awareness about topics kids their age could be effected by. A contest sponsored by the Niskayuna Community Action Program (N-CAP), challenged students to develop billboards that make young people think about their choices. Participating high school students were tasked with addressing the topic of marijuana and the middle school students …

Niskayuna seniors named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Four Niskayuna High School seniors have been named U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates by the U.S. Department of Education. Johanne Friedman, MJ Lee, Bryan Zhou, and Skylar Litz are among 4,500 students to receive the designation out of more than 3.6 million graduating seniors nationwide. They are now in the running to represent New York as some …

Delegation from district’s partner school in China visits Niskayuna

Five representatives of the district’s partner school system in China visited the district in Mid-March as the two organizations work to advance a relationship that promises benefits for students and teachers in China and Niskayuna. Niskayuna and the Wisdom Montessori School of Beijing envision a variety of teacher and student exchanges and professional development opportunities. …

School calendar for 2018-19 to be revised

The school calendar that was adopted for 2018-19 is expected to be revised with new dates for the April recess. This is due to a change made with the regional school calendar. The 2018-19 calendar was initially adopted at the Board of Education’s meeting on March 13. A revised calendar will be reviewed by the …

Registration is now open for the 2018 Summer Enrichment Program

Niskayuna Central School District is pleased to offer summer enrichment classes to Niskayuna students from July 9 – August 3, 2018. Classes blend academic subjects with hands-on exploration and are taught by NCSD faculty. The 2018 Summer Enrichment Program course list is available here. Registration: Please enroll your child according to her/his current grade level. …

Get the new Niskayuna Central School District mobile app!

There’s now a fast and easy to engage with our schools through the new Niskayuna Central School District app for use on smart phones and tablets! The free app is designed to be a one-stop destination for the district’s most sought-after information for parents, students, staff and the community — all from the home screen …

An update on community access to the pool from Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.

Dear Community Members: I want to provide an update on the process of examining how to reinstate community access to the pool at Niskayuna High School. I would like to thank those who attended the pool meeting on March 19 and recognize that there is a degree of frustration about this issue. Please know that …

Niskayuna High School art students selected for exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum

A dozen Niskayuna High School students had their artwork selected to be a part the 2018 Reimagining the Four Freedoms Student Exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. The exhibition, running until April 8, commemorates former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union speech, in which he believed every American was …

Varsity baseball team to participate in Coaches vs. Cancer event on Friday, May 4 – tickets on sale now!

The Niskayuna varsity baseball team has been invited to participate in the Friday Night Lights 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer event on Friday, May 4. This is an opportunity for local high schools to showcase their talent and give back to the community. The game (Niskayuna vs. Bethlehem) will take place at 7 p.m.  at Joe …