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 …

Summer construction at Van Antwerp/District Office to impact parking and building access

Visitors will use the Story Avenue side of the building during roofing work The replacement of the Van Antwerp roof that was part of the facilities project voters approved this past December will begin full-time on Monday, June 26. This is is an important improvement, but the work will impact parking and building access this …

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 …

Video: Many paths to success run right through Niskayuna Schools

Embedded YouTube video featuring many district programs and strategic initiatives There is not just one route to future success for today’s students. Education is changing – but Niskayuna students have access to internships, career and technical training, and experiential learning programs right now. The video above, “This is a Niskayuna Education,” highlights many of these …

District embraces a systematic approach to planning for the future

The strategic plan that the Board of Education adopted last spring resulted in a variety of activity throughout the 2016-17 school year that will shape the future of a Niskayuna education. One of these strategic initiatives is the Instructional Program Advisory Council, or IPAC, which is charged with developing a broad vision for the future …

With laughter, stories and deep appreciation, district retirees thanked for their service

District says farewell to employees with 400-plus years of service to our schools It was an evening of laughter, stories, even some tears, but mostly deep gratitude and appreciation for service to the children of our community. The 20 staff members, covering all areas of the district, who are retiring this year were honored at …

John Moskov named director of pupil personnel services

Currently assistant high school principal, he will lead Special Education, student services At its meeting on Monday, March 20, the Niskayuna Board of Education appointed longtime district educator and current Assistant High School Principal John Moskov as the district’s Pupil Personnel Services director. In this new position, he will oversee the Special Education Department and …

March 17 ‘Leading and Learning’ professional development day showcases faculty and staff expertise

Embedded YouTube video featuring professional development activities on March 17 and interviews with district educators Unique professional development day includes 30-plus workshops created by Niskayuna educators to present to district colleagues On Friday, March 17, Niskayuna teachers and staff participated in workshops and training sessions rivaling what they would find at a national conference – …

VA Science Bowl team headed back to nationals; High School and Iroquois teams also have strong showings at regionals

Niskayuna will again be sending a Science Bowl team to the national competition, as Van Antwerp won first place in the regional competition, which was held on Saturday, March 7, at GE Global Research. All four Niskayuna teams had strong showings in regional play. Iroquois advanced to the final round matchup against Van Antwerp and …

Van Antwerp hosts No Place for Hate workshop

          On Friday, Feb. 10, Van Antwerp hosted a diversity dance. The event included four workshops aimed at discussing shared values related to diversity and multiculturalism. The workshops were facilitated by counselors, teachers and student leaders participating in Study Circles (Schenectady County Respects Diversity). The evening was capped off with food, …