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 …

Enrollment and capacity studies presented at Jan. 9 School Board meeting

Enrollment expected to grow; buildings either close to, or slightly above, capacity As part of the Jan. 9 Board of Education meeting, educational consultant Dr. Paul Seversky presented the enrollment projections and building capacity studies that he completed for the district this past summer and fall. These documents will help inform the district’s future planning, …

Enrollment projection and building capacity studies are available

Enrollment growth expected; Community feedback sought by the district A pair of study documents intended to guide future planning in the district are now available for review by members of the school community. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. announced at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting that the Enrollment Projection/Demographic Study and Pupil Capacity Analysis have …

District diversity initiative moves forward on multiple fronts

The district diversity initiative is moving forward on multiple fronts. The work has its roots in the 2015 formation of the community-based Environment and Culture Advisory Council (ECAC) that developed the District Diversity Goals adopted last year. The purpose of the initiative is to make sure that all students feel respected, welcome and included at …