eyewitness to history - and doing the right
thing - visits VA Book Links program
that parents and students have been reading
about came to life on March 26.
continue pursuit of healthcare savings – but
clarify Medicare information in recent news
district is pursuing the possibility of savings
through the Medicare Advantage Plan, but
believes the potential savings referenced in a
recent article were overstated.
and congratulations: Jazz Fest 2012
culminating festival concert highlighted Middle
and High School Ensembles with special guest
artist and highly acclaimed saxophonist, Mr.
continues looking at budget options as process
nears a final stage
March 27 budget work session, the Board of
Education grappled with the program reductions
under consideration to close a $4.1 million
budget gap for next year.
School Drama Club to present first ever student
written play: 'Lord of the Fries'
three-night run of performances of the dark
comedy will begin on April 26.
Learn more/Ticket Information
Continuing Education classes are here!
2012 Continuing Education Catalog is available
at the library, town hall, recreation center,
district office and
right here as a PDF.
celebrates Turn Off TV Night - and diversity
pictures from the March 22 event
continues budget deliberations at March 27
View the March 27 presentation here [PDF].
The Board will meet again on Tuesday, April 3 to
continue its deliberations on a 2012-13 budget
is still available for this summer's Engineering
Institute for Young Women
The weeklong institute for Niskayuna female
students entering grades 7-11 is sponsored by
RPI and the National Science Foundation
Northeast Advanced Technological Education
LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Schools well represented at local St. Baldrick’s
Students, staff, and even a Board of Education
member had their heads shaved at an even that
raised more than $45,000 for childhood cancer
narrows budget gap, closing in on a 2012-13
March 20 budget work session, the Niskayuna
Board of Education made major progress toward
closing a $4.1 million budget gap, leaving only
a handful of issues for further discussion
before finalizing a proposal for the community
to vote on. The Board meets next on March 27.
28 Jazz Fest, featuring student musicians and
guest Mark Beaubriand, free and open to the
concert, featuring Niskayuna Middle and High
School Jazz Ensembles and Studio Singers, will
start at 7 p.m. in the Niskayuna High School
Rosendale students display their knowledge at
annual Learning Fair
Students worked alone or in groups to showcase
on a project or topic of interest at the March
adopts 2012-13 school calendar
The calendar of
the start and end of the year, holidays and
recesses is now available
High School student places in national
As a result of the 2nd place in the
Utrecht/Savannah College of Art & Design
contest, Jenna Corcoran will have a featured
artist profile on the Utrecth website.
VIEW THE PORTRAIT
for March 20 Board of Education budget work
process will continue next Tuesday, March 27,
with a work session in the Van Antwerp
auditorium at 7 p.m. The materials from March 20
are available here:
Budget development update [PDF];
High School staffing - additional context
Potential Level 1 Reductions - Update [PDF]
parents of non-public school students
The deadline to
request district transportation to non-public
schools is April 1.
Click here to access the district's online
form for non-public school transportation. The
form contains more information about the
availability of district transportation for
a new format for VA's annual Career Day
careers in two "career clusters" of interest.
team second in state in Math Counts competition
Team member Alex
Wei will be on the 4-member team that represents
New York State at nationals in Florida.
of BOCES class at NHS named a WNYT "top teacher
Andy Lockwood, who leads the Interdisciplinary
Skills Program (ISP) class at Niskayuna High
School, was also honored at Niskayuna Board of
Education meeting in January.
staff walking in March of Dimes - Join them!
Youth to Youth, a drug prevention program for
students in grades 6-12 has created a team for
the March of Dimes Walk to help raise money and
awareness for babies born prematurely with birth
defects. The team is inviting all members of the
Niskayuna Schools community to join them on on
Sunday, April 29th at 10 a.m. in the Crossings
Click here, or contact or contact Heather
email@example.com for more info.
Iroquois 7th grade holds annual Career Day
The day helps
students make connections between the world of
work, and their education.
State Youth Orchestras’ music director conducts
students in district Orchestra Festival
The event featured
260 young musicians comprising the high school
orchestra and three middle-school orchestras,
who also worked with Helen Cha-Pyo as part of a
3-day residency in the days leading up to the
March 14 festival. The festival and the
residency were supported by Niskayuna Friends of
Read more and view photos
continues budget work at March 13 workshop -
view the presentation
The presentation includes budget
context/background, the current list of
potential reductions, and additional information
about their impact impact.
Police Department announces closure of 'YouTube'
The origin of the
videos posted this past fall was traced to
LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Tracey Newell named state's outstanding middle
school social studies teacher
featured for the achievement in the March 8
edition of The Daily Gazette.
to the cast, crew and pit orchestra of
Thoroughly Modern Millie!
The entire cast, crew and pit orchestra shared
four exciting performances to near capacity
teams succeed at regional Science Bowl; VA
headed to national stage of competition
Teams from Iroquois, Van Antwerp, and Niskayuna
High School each finished in the top four, with
VA heading back to nationals for the eighth
High School student's photo awarded at regional
Emily O'Brien is one of nine Niskayuna High
School students whose work was accepted into the
annual High School Juried Regional show, a
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Engineering Institute for Young Women
Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., Van Antwerp auditorium
Elementary District Band Concert, 7 p.m. NHS auditorium
Elementary District Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.
Nisky C.A.R.E.S. presentation, "Supporting Students with ADHD:
Practical Strategies," 6 p.m., Board Meeting Room
Elementary District Chorus Concert, 7 p.m.
PTO Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Board Meeting Room
Building Project History
school concert information, including dates and which groups are
performing, visit the
Friends of Music
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