Video: Many paths to success run right through Niskayuna Schools

Embedded YouTube video featuring many district programs and strategic initiatives There is not just one route to future success for today’s students. Education is changing – but Niskayuna students have access to internships, career and technical training, and experiential learning programs right now. The video above, “This is a Niskayuna Education,” highlights many of these …

District embraces a systematic approach to planning for the future

The strategic plan that the Board of Education adopted last spring resulted in a variety of activity throughout the 2016-17 school year that will shape the future of a Niskayuna education. One of these strategic initiatives is the Instructional Program Advisory Council, or IPAC, which is charged with developing a broad vision for the future …

With laughter, stories and deep appreciation, district retirees thanked for their service

District says farewell to employees with 400-plus years of service to our schools It was an evening of laughter, stories, even some tears, but mostly deep gratitude and appreciation for service to the children of our community. The 20 staff members, covering all areas of the district, who are retiring this year were honored at …

Unique learning experience brings fourth graders together for a good cause

Students raise $7,500 for local charity Children and adults buzzed through the crowd, hopping from table to table to look at the wares, like walking through a bazaar. Voices could be heard through the hustle and bustle, “Highly recommended – I tried it on my own cat.” “Would you like your nails painted?” The voices …

John Moskov named director of pupil personnel services

Currently assistant high school principal, he will lead Special Education, student services At its meeting on Monday, March 20, the Niskayuna Board of Education appointed longtime district educator and current Assistant High School Principal John Moskov as the district’s Pupil Personnel Services director. In this new position, he will oversee the Special Education Department and …

March 17 ‘Leading and Learning’ professional development day showcases faculty and staff expertise

Embedded YouTube video featuring professional development activities on March 17 and interviews with district educators Unique professional development day includes 30-plus workshops created by Niskayuna educators to present to district colleagues On Friday, March 17, Niskayuna teachers and staff participated in workshops and training sessions rivaling what they would find at a national conference – …

Craig Cultural Night features song, food, dance and more from across the globe

             Craig Elementary held a Culture Night on Dec. 15 to celebrate the many different cultural perspectives of students and their families. Food and activities from around the world were presented with the goal of building understanding and appreciation for each person’s cultural background and experience. The event was sponsored …

Video: Class of 2016 welcomes faculty and staff to new year with a message of gratitude

When faculty and staff returned for the opening meeting of the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, September 1, they were greeted by some familiar faces: This video featuring members of last year’s graduating class with a message of thanks. To the class of 2016, we also wish you well wherever your new adventures are taking …

Elementary teachers take a deep invigorating dive into new Science standards

              Professional development sessions led by High School teachers In one Niskayuna classroom on Tuesday, July 12, elementary teachers debated whether a reaction was a physical or a chemical changes. In another, they calculated density. It was the first of a three-day professional development series for elementary teachers across …