NHS students educate peers on election with gallery walk

              Niskayuna High School Election Gallery Walk focuses on the issues and the candidates As America goes to vote on Nov. 8, kudos to senior Social Studies classes for the election gallery walk they developed in the high school library, helping build awareness of the candidates and issues involved …

Eric Hughes named acting director of music

Longtime Niskayuna High School Music teacher Eric Hughes has been named the acting director of the Music Department K-12. The appointment was made at the August meeting of the Board of Education. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. said that the appointment will provide stability for the department during a period of leadership transitions. Hughes served as …

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 …

President Obama honors Niskayuna teacher Daniel Mattoon with national award

Niskayuna High School math teacher Daniel Mattoon was among the 213 mathematics and science teachers from across the nation that President Obama honored on Monday with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for 2016. The recipients were announced by the White House. For about a year Mattoon has known that …

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 …