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 …

Capital Project Community Advisory Committee Meeting Notes for Nov. 20

The meeting included continued conversation of the district’s vision for academic programs and discussion of a preliminary draft of the Pupil Capacity Analysis of district schools. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., emphasized the importance of capital project planning being based on the vision for programs – what students need for the future. Vision informed by program …

District outlines vision for the future

This fall, district leaders have been sharing a vision for the future of education in Niskayuna that is based on the strategic plan and informed by the work of stakeholders over the last three years. The vision is a central part of the capital project planning that is underway. It highlights the direction of district …

Instructional Program Advisory Council Update

The Instructional Program Advisory Council (IPAC) met for the first time this year on Thursday, Oct. 4. A summary is below and the full minutes are available here. IPAC includes parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members. More members are needed on the School Start Times and Multiple Pathways Committees. If you are interested, e-mail …

Capital Project Community Advisory Committee begins its work

August 28 Meeting Notes The Capital Project Community Advisory Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, August 28. The committee is comprised of 40 residents who represent a cross-section of the community, including parents (of students at all schools and levels), parents of graduates and preschool children, grandparents, retirees, and staff members who reside in …

District announces Capital Project Community Advisory Committee

Group will assist in program delivery study, develop facilities recommendations An approximately 40-member Capital Project Community Advisory Committee, representing stakeholder groups across the district, will play a major role in shaping a districtwide facilities improvement project over the next two years. The committee members’ names are listed below. The members include parents of students at …

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 …

Niskayuna Career & Technical Education Night highlights student opportunities (with video)

Embedded YouTube video featuring video clips and interviews from the Feb. 8 Career & Technical Education Night First-of-its-kind event draws 150-plus From engineering tech to theater tech, the wide range of career and technical education (CTE) opportunities available to students were on display at the first-ever Niskayuna Family Night for Career & Technical Education on …

Niskayuna Family Night for Career & Technical Education is Feb. 8

Embedded YouTube video from Capital Region BOCES highlighting career & technical education Please join us for this first-of-its-kind event Did you know that a Niskayuna education can include courses in welding, video game design and HVAC? Our students can also learn about the medical field while on rounds in local hospitals and train to be …

Ten takeaways from the “State of the District 2018”

Students, programs, strategic plan, future vision highlighted At the Jan. 23 meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. provided a “State of the District” presentation. This included a snapshot of district demographics, academic results, financial information and the status of initiatives stemming from the District Strategic Plan. Here are ten takeaways from …

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