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 …

Attention Alumni: New website contains updated Alumni directory

Graduates in the previous database will need to re-register With this new website, the district has updated the Alumni Directory,  which many Niskayuna graduates have used to keep in touch with classmates and old friends over the year. This marks the first time that alumni will need to create an account with a username and …

Niskayuna High School Orientation for 8th Grade Parents is Tuesday, Jan. 16

An orientation program for parents of Niskayuna High School’s Class of 2022 will be held at the high school on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Please note that this  program was initially canceled due to snow and Jan. 16 is a new snow date from the one …

Hillside students earn top honors for healthy heart event

More than 180 Hillside Elementary students literally jumped at the chance to raise money for a good cause each year. It was recently announced that students raised a total of $19,713.50 for the Jump Rope for Heart event – enough to earn them first place in their New York State division, which is made up …

Student Congress announces grant opportunities for clubs and organizations

Student Congress has opened a grant that allows clubs and organizations within the school to apply for funding. Student Congress is not a fundraising entity but money from dissolved club accounts feed into the Student Congress account at the end of the year. This money is distributed to clubs and organizations that Student Congress will …

Board of Education recognizes Niskayuna High School’s National Merit Scholar honorees

Prior to its Dec. 12 meeting, the Board of Education held a ceremony to recognize the National Merit Scholar Contest Semifinalists and a National Merit Award recipient from the Niskayuna High School Class of 2018. Congratulations to: Skylar Litz, Johanne I. Friedman, Bryan Zhou and National Hispanic Scholar Gabriel A. Kammer. Each of the students …

Superintendent highlights career & technical education opportunities

The letter below was sent to families of students in grades 8-11 via School Messenger on Dec. 13. Dear Niskayuna Famlies: As you know, the Niskayuna High School Program of Studies for 2018-19 was recently distributed to students in grades 8 through 11. As the process of selecting courses for next year begins, I want …

NHS graduate, Foreign Service Officer Seth Wyngowski shares experiences with students

Discusses State Department career, importance of language study Niskayuna High School graduate Seth Wyngowski’s career with the U.S. Department of State has led to assignments around the globe and, on Monday, Nov. 20, it brought him back to Niskayuna on an important mission: to spend time with students. He addressed approximately 200 students in the …

Birchwood students raise money for UNICEF’s hurricane relief efforts

              Funds will be used for hurricane relief On Halloween this year, Birchwood students in the fifth grade classes of Ellen DiRienzo and Amy Isenhart collected more than candy. They raised $559.60 trick or treating for UNICEF. Funds raised through this year’s UNICEF campaign will support children who have …