Capital Project Committee looks at enrollment projections, capacity, and building conditions

Notes from the committee’s Jan. 24 meeting This year, the 40-plus member Capital Project Community Advisory Committee is working with the district architects and a consultant who is conducting a program delivery study, which could potentially identify different school configuration options. The committee’s overall charge is to develop a long-term capital project recommendations that address …

Results of the capital project “Planning for the Future” workshops

As part of planning for long-term facilities improvements, the district is working with a consultant to identify possible options to: Ensure there is sufficient space for students, especially given a projected increase in enrollment; and Provide students with modern learning spaces that support more interdisciplinary and hands-on learning, especially in the early/middle grades; Implement a …

District fills interim director of secondary special education position

Amber McEachron will be the district’s interim director of secondary special education position. She will begin on February 4, 2019. Prior to coming to Niskayuna, McEachron was a school psychologist at Adirondack Enrichment in Queenbury. She was also a committee on preschool education/special education chairperson (K-5) in the Hudson Falls Central School District. McEachron has a …

Preschool Story Time to begin on February 28

Preschool Story Time at Craig Elementary will begin on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Anyone with children entering kindergarten at Craig in the fall of 2019 are encouraged to participate. The preschool story program is designed to introduce your child to the school by familiarizing them with the atmosphere and the staff. It is a fun …

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 …

Registration now open for the Winter 2019 Continuing Education Program

Registration is now open for the Winter 2019 Continuing Education Program! The Niskayuna Central School District is pleased to offer a variety of classes and programs to the adults and youth of our community. Many classes are inter-generational, while others are specific to youth or adults.  See a listing of the Winter 2019 Continuing Education …

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