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 …

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, …

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 …

Van Antwerp students raise money to benefit hurricane victims

A pair of Van Antwerp Middle School students were inspired to help others following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. In September, Chloe Lephart and Jenna Semione asked if they could raise money through a movie event at the school. After receiving approval, students in grades six through eight voted on four different …

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 …

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 …

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 …