A Message from the Superintendent: Safety is our top priority

Dear Families: In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida this week, I am writing to assure you that the safety of your children and school staff is our number one priority and something that we work at constantly. While we cannot detail all aspects of our security plans, I do want to …

Registration now open for the Summer 2018 Engineering Institute for Young Women

Registration is now open for the Summer 2018 Engineering Institute for Young Women. This is a week-long camp for female students entering grades 7 through 9 who have a strong interest in science and engineering technology. It is being offered for a seventh year by the Niskayuna Central School District in partnership with GE Global …

Niskayuna Career & Technical Education Night highlights student opportunities (with video)

Embedded YouTube video featuring video clips and interviews from the Feb. 8 Career & Technical Education Night First-of-its-kind event draws 150-plus From engineering tech to theater tech, the wide range of career and technical education (CTE) opportunities available to students were on display at the first-ever Niskayuna Family Night for Career & Technical Education on …

Ten takeaways from the “State of the District 2018”

Students, programs, strategic plan, future vision highlighted At the Jan. 23 meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. provided a “State of the District” presentation. This included a snapshot of district demographics, academic results, financial information and the status of initiatives stemming from the District Strategic Plan. Here are ten takeaways from …

Flu season underway – Health information for families

In an effort to help keep our school community healthy during this flu season, the district wants to share some reminders, as well as a fact sheet from the New York State Department of Health. Influenza (“the flu”) is an infectious disease caused by a virus. Infectious diseases are more readily spread in group settings, …

Two Niskayuna teachers earn National Board Certification

Congratulations to Hillside Elementary teacher Christine Mathews and Iroquois World Language teacher Cindy Yetto, both for earning prestigious National Board Certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently announced this year’s newest Board certified teachers. The performance-based, peer-review process, often referred to as the “gold standard for accomplished teaching,” can be compared to Board …

Iroquois students raise money for local ranch with Read-a-thon

Earlier this month, Iroquois students learned that reading on a Friday night can be fun — especially when it’s for a great cause! On Friday, Jan. 5, Iroquois Middle School held its annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon. Students filled the auditorium with cots, air mattresses, beanbags and sleeping bags for a night of quiet …

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 …

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 …

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 …