District auctioning surplus items

The Niskayuna Central School District is auctioning off surplus items from around the district. The auction is being coordinated through Collar City Auctions until Friday, Feb. 1. Items listed can be found on the Collar City Auctions website.

School Board to participate in Jan. 23 “Planning for the Future” workshop

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., the Board of Education will participate in a “Planning for the Future” workshop with Dr. Paul Seversky from SES Study Team. Dr. Seversky is working with the district’s Capital Project Community Advisory Committee this year and conducting a program delivery study for the district. This Board of Education …

NDNY-FCBA Constitutional Scholars Program essay contest now open

The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association (NDNY-FCBA) Constitutional Scholars Program essay contest is now open to high school students. Subject: The origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution–specifically, one of the seven topics listed on www.constitutionalscholars.org. Eligibility: All students in grades 9 through 12 in the 32 counties that constitute the …

Join us for two Niskayuna Family Nights for Career & Technical Education, Jan. 16 and 22

Come learn about exciting opportunities in our region Last school year, upwards of 150 came to the first-ever Niskayuna Family Night for Career and Technical Education (CTE). In January 2019, two CTE family nights have been scheduled to showcase the programs available to Niskayuna students at the Center for Advanced Technology @ Mohonasen (Jan. 16) …

Our Schools, Our Future Q&A: Program Vision

Q&A with Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. This fall, the district outlined a vision for education in Niskayuna as part of the process of planning for the future of educational programs and facilities improvements. This is first in a series of Q&As with district leaders to help keep the community informed along the way. Why did …

Kindergarten registration is Jan. 14 through Feb. 8

A kindergarten registration period for students entering Niskayuna schools next fall will begin on Monday, Jan. 14, and go through Friday, Feb. 8. Children who will turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2019, can enter kindergarten this coming September. Families with eligible children who the district is aware of have been sent …

NHS and 99.5 The River partnering for Pay Less For The Dress!

Do you have a dress or a prom gown that has been hanging in your closet for a while? Well, we know where you can donate it for a good cause! This year, Niskayuna High School students are partnering with 99.5 The River for their “Pay Less For The Dress” campaign. Every year, the radio …

Changes to Enhanced STAR take effect in 2019

Due to changes New York state made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents age 65+ enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. The deadline to enroll in IVP is March 1, 2019. Prior …

Students raise $3.9k for annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon

Iroquois Middle School students started the new year off right by reading for a good cause. The annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon took place on Friday, January 4, and supports The Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne. The ranch serves critically ill children both in the summer camp program and winter adaptive ski weekends. More than …

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