Q&A: Capital Project Planning

Program vision to drive study and capital project committee work The Q&A below is an introduction to the capital project planning process that the district is beginning. The timeline calls for a facilities proposal to go before voters in 2020, with a significant amount of planning and community input scheduled to take place prior to …

IPAC committees deliver reports on high school start time, homework and college and career pathways

A later high school start time will be explored, elementary homework guidelines will be updated, and pathways to college and careers will be promoted based on the work of three subcommittees this past year. These groups were part of the district’s Instructional Program Advisory Council (IPAC), which includes parents, students, residents, teachers and administrators. They …

Art & Design, World Language Departments look to the future

Teams from the Art & Design and World Language departments spent the past year reflecting on their curriculum and programs and identifying potential future advancements. The work was part of a district Program Review Process that was established in 2016 to ensure each department regularly examines its curriculum and offerings to meet student needs and …

Physicals for fall, winter and spring sports to be held this summer

Physicals for fall, winter and spring sports will take place this summer at the high school. The dates are: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Thursday, August 2, 2018 All physicals will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the High School Nurse’s Office. If you do not attend one of the above dates, YOU MUST …

The Class of 2018 is off to make the world a better place

Niskayuna sent its 60th graduating class off into the world on Thursday, June 21, in a ceremony that featured music, some laughter, a little advice, and a lot of reflection on the thoughtful, engaged citizens that the members of the Class of 2018 have become. Commencement exercises took place at Proctors Theatre in downtown Schenectady, …

Board member David Koes, student representatives recognized for their service

It was an evening of farewells – and a welcome – at the Board of Education table on Tuesday, June 19, as outgoing Board member David Koes and senior student representatives Ambreen Aslam and Mariah Mizbani were recognized and new student representatives were appointed. Board President Rosemarie Perez Jaquith presented Mr. Koes with a plaque …

Update regarding June 8 VA lockdown investigation, safety conversations

The Niskayuna Police Department on Tuesday announced that an arrest has been made in following their investigation into the threat at Van Antwerp Middle School on Friday, June 8. The school district thanks the police department for its work on that day and for bringing resolution to this matter. According to the police department, the …

Two host families sought for fall 2018 German exchange

The German Exchange Program at the high school is in its 20th year of friendship with Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium in Hamm, Germany! This October we are expecting a group of 20 German students, and are still seeking 2 open-minded, open-hearted Niskayuna host families, preferably (but not necessarily) with at least one student at the high school. …

Student-athletes break five school records at national track meet

Spiers, Girls 4 x mile and Distance Medley Relay earn All-American honors Members of the Niskayuna boys and girls track teams broke a combined five school records at the New Balance Nationals meet in Greensboro, South Carolina over the weekend. The records were broken by two individuals and three relay teams. Below is a list …

Top seniors receive Medal of Academic Excellence

Twenty five Niskayuna High School seniors received the Medal of Academic Excellence, one of the highest honors a student can receive at the end of their high school career, at Senior Awards Night on Thursday, June 7. The Niskayuna Medal of Academic Excellence is awarded annually to those students in the graduating class who have demonstrated …