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 …

Junior Prom Information Night is Thursday, April 12

Class of 2019 Junior Prom Information Night Thursday, April 12 7 p.m. in the NHS Little Theater Open to all juniors and parents Guest Speakers John Rickert (Principal) School Policies and Expectations Vince Bianchi (Student Activities Coordinator) Ticket Purchase Procedure and Guest Policy Allison Nunez (NHS Social Worker) Prom Social Issues Sergeant Jordan Kochan (Niskayuna …

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 …

“Camelot” is coming to the NHS stage March 1-3; Opening night proceeds to benefit Puerto Rico

Matinee Magic announced for Saturday, March 3 Tickets for this year’s high school musical, “Camelot,” are now available for purchase online until Friday, Mar. 2.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased online here. The Music Department and Student Congress have announced that opening night proceeds will benefit relief …

Senior Olivia Owens breaks 1,000 career points

Varsity basketball player Olivia Owens is making a name for herself before she graduates this year. The senior scored her one thousandth varsity point on Friday, Jan. 26  —  an accomplishment only one other Niskayuna girls’ basketball player has done. The first was ESPN sports reporter and commentator Kate Fagan. “This is an outstanding accomplishment for …

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, …

January 22-25, 2018 Exam Schedule

Students should arrive at the exam location 15 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin.  Students will not be allowed to take any personal belongings other than what is needed to take the test into the testing room. Cell phones are not allowed in the testing room for Regents exams.  Busing will be available …

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 …

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 …