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Steve Israel, the second principal of Birchwood Elementary School, explores

New video series: A Niskayuna Tradition of Community, Innovation, Excellence

From the time the Niskayuna Central School District was founded, the community has been committed to having a school system that is at the cutting edge of education and puts preparing students for the future and fostering a passion for learning above all else.

A new video series, under the banner of a “A Niskayuna Tradition of Community, Innovation, Excellence" will feature the achievements of Niskayuna students, staff and community – along with the culture, values, ingenuity and community spirit of the district.

The periodic videos will be posted on this page, as well as the district's Facebook page, Twitter feed, and YouTube channel. (links).


a niskayuna tradition: 4th grade entrepreneur & humanitarian fair



A Niskayuna Tradition: High school academic resource center



A Niskayuna Tradition: WWII veterans speak at iroquois MS