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 …

Enrollment projection and building capacity studies are available

Enrollment growth expected; Community feedback sought by the district A pair of study documents intended to guide future planning in the district are now available for review by members of the school community. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. announced at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting that the Enrollment Projection/Demographic Study and Pupil Capacity Analysis have …

Fourteen Niskayuna High School student-athletes sign Letters of Intent for intercollegiate athletics

Decorated athletes and scholars ready to compete at the next level They are scholar-athletes, state and sectional champions, student leaders, and Silver Warriors all. And on Wednesday, Nov. 8, a group of 14 Niskayuna High School student-athletes took the next step into their futures by signing their National Letters of Intent in a ceremony at …

District diversity initiative moves forward on multiple fronts

The district diversity initiative is moving forward on multiple fronts. The work has its roots in the 2015 formation of the community-based Environment and Culture Advisory Council (ECAC) that developed the District Diversity Goals adopted last year. The purpose of the initiative is to make sure that all students feel respected, welcome and included at …

Niskayuna High School Seeking Hall of Fame Nominations

Applications due by January 31 Niskayuna High School is accepting nominations for its 2018 Hall of Fame induction in June. The Hall of Fame is a gallery of Niskayuna High School graduates who have made significant contributions to their professions or communities. A committee, made up of citizens, students, faculty and administrators, will select the …

Help shape the future of our schools: Advisory Councils invite community participation

Seven subcommittees focused on priority areas Dear Niskayuna School Community: I am writing to invite you to participate in the process of shaping the future of education for the children of our district alongside fellow community members and colleagues. You may be aware that our district strategic plan calls for advancing our academic programs and …

District updates facilities use procedures and fees

As a school district, we are proud of our many partnerships with community organizations and believe it is important to make school facilities available for community groups when such use does not interfere with school functions. However, it has recently become necessary to update our facilities use procedures, including fees. These changes were prompted by …

Become a school bus driver and earn while you learn

Make a difference in our community Are you a safety-minded person who enjoys children and making a difference? Are you looking for work that follows the school calendar, with holidays off? This may be a great position for you. Part-time bus drivers start at $18.55 per hour. Paid work as a substitute bus monitor is …