Summer reading recommendations for students in grades 9-12

Dear students and parents: Although summer vacation is a time of leisure and recreation, we ask that students read throughout the months of July and August. Whether in fiction or nonfiction, students are asked by the ELA standards to “analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a …

District seeks community involvement in Capital Project Community Advisory Committee

The Niskayuna Central School District is seeking community members interested in serving on a Capital Project Community Advisory Committee that will shape a districtwide facilities improvement project over the next several years. The focus of the capital project will be to modernize learning facilities based on the strategic direction of academic programs and a projected …

Niskayuna Community Foundation surprises Thomas Caffrey and Richard Desimony with the Murray Award for Excellence in Education

Annual award recognizes excellence in honor of family who helped establish Niskayuna High School in the 1950s The Niskayuna Community Foundation, a geographic fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, surprised two Niskayuna High School teachers on Thursday, May 31, by presenting them with the 15th annual Murray Award for Excellence in …

John Moskov to be assistant principal at Van Antwerp; Jessica Moore to become full-time at Iroquois

At the Board of Education meeting on May 22, Director of Pupil Personnel Services John Moskov was appointed as the assistant principal at Van Antwerp Middle School, beginning in July. Middle School Assistant Principal Jessica Moore, who has been shared between the two middle schools for the past two years, will be in the role …

Birchwood playground now features a “Little Free Library”

There’s a new addition on the playground at Birchwood Elementary and it’s not something you can play on. It’s a Little Free Library! The mini library, donated by the Birchwood fifth grade class of 2017, is meant to encourage reading and serves everyone who visits the playground. Visitors can either take a book home to …

NHS Pool to close June 8 for summer filter room renovations

The pool at Niskayuna High School will be closed from June 8 through mid-August to allow for planned renovations to the pool filter room. This work is part of the health and safety facilities improvements approved by voters in December 2016. This summer, the metal roof decking above the filter/mechanical room will be replaced, the …

Voters approve school budget and bus proposition; Grier and Schlossberg elected to School Board

Niskayuna Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 15, approved the 2018-19 school budget, with 1,186 casting votes in favor of the $84.2 million spending plan and 525 opposed. Voters also approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 1,256 to 454. In the Board of Education election, Howard Schlossberg was elected to a …

Looking to change your career path? Teaching may be right for you!

As a kid, did you want to be a teacher when you grew up? As an adult, that might still be a career option for you. Whether you are heading to college, already have a degree or are considering a shift in careers, the New York State Education Department has multiple pathways to help qualified …

Are you interested in hosting an international student?

Niskayuna Central School District sponsors an International Student program to bring students from around the world into our high school and community. The International Student Program allows Niskayuna students to experience all the diversity of a truly international student population and provides Niskayuna families the opportunity to share their home life with student visitors for …

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