June 2018 Local & Regents Exams Schedule & Information

June 2018 Regents and local exam schedules are below, including times and locations. Classes are not in session on exam days. The last day of regular classes at the high school is Wednesday, June 6. Students taking exams should arrive 15 minutes early and report directly to the exam location. Cell phones are not allowed …

Creative Writing Club hosting Java Jive on Friday, May 18

The Creative Writing Club will be hosting Java Jive on Friday, May 18. The night, full of poetry and music, will start at 7 p.m. in the New Café. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds will go to the Bethesda House. Please come and support our talented students!

Six Niskayuna High School student-athletes sign Letters of Intent for intercollegiate athletics

Six Niskayuna High School student-athletes committed to competing at the collegiate level on Wednesday, April 25. In a ceremony at the high school, the students were joined by their families, coaches, teachers, and school administrators. High School Principal John Rickert briefly highlighted the accomplishments of each student-athlete, followed by the signing of their letter. A …

Niska-Day 37, ‘Magic is in the Air,’ will be held on May 19

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19, as Niska-Day – the community celebration organized by the Niskayuna Community Action Program (N-CAP) – returns for a 37th year. This year’s Niska-Day theme is “Magic is in the air.” The day will begin with a family fun run starting at Van Antwerp School, followed by the parade, …

Board adopts revised 2018-19 school year calendar

The Board of Education adopted a revised version of the 2018-19 school year calendar at its meeting on Tuesday, April 17. A revision was made to reflect new dates for the April recess. This is due to a change made with the regional school calendar. The last day of school for K-8 was also changed from …

Niskayuna High School receives $1k through the Hannford Helps Schools Program

On Wednesday, April 19, High School Principal John Rickert and Student Activities Coordinator Vince Bianchi accepted a $1,000 check from the Hannaford on Balltown Road as part of the Hannaford Helps Schools Program. Hannaford awards the money to the school that raises the most funds in each community through their program. The funds will be used to …

Niskayuna High School swimming pool will reopen to community on Saturday, April 14

The Niskayuna High School swimming pool will reopen to the community beginning Saturday, April 14. For now, community access will remain limited to nights and weekends. The hours will be the same as in the past, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2:50 p.m. We …

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Continuing Education Program

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Continuing Education Program! The Niskayuna Central School District is pleased to offer a variety of classes and programs to the adults and youth of our community. Many classes are inter-generational, while others are specific to youth or adults.  See a listing of the 2018 Spring Continuing Education …

Mindfulness practices move into elementary classrooms

Mindfulness is both a term and a practice that is catching on in the Niskayuna Central School District. Hillside and Glencliff Elementary schools are using mindful practices in the classroom daily and administrators say they’re seeing a positive impact. Mindfulness essentially means being fully present. When you’re mindful, you are not focused on what happened …

Community and PTO budget presentations to be held in April and May

On Tuesday, May 15, district residents will head to the polls to decide on an $84.2 million budget proposed for the 2018-19 school year. The budget continues all current student programs and contains a series of additions to meet identified needs and priorities, including strengthening support for students and managing class size. The budget calls …