The budget newsletter is available as a pdf here… The newsletter is currently being printed and will be mailed to all community members on May 8. The proposed budget requires no cuts to programs or staffing. It increases the tax levy by an estimated 2.5%, which is below what New York’s Property Tax Cap allows. There are also two propositions, one to create a Capital Reserve Fund and one to purchase two school buses. The community vote will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the High School gym. Posted 5/05/15.
Meet the BOE Candidates Night/Budget Hearing - Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m.
The Board of Education meeting on Thursday, May 7 will feature a Meet the Candidates followed by a public hearing on the adopted budget. There are four candidates running for the Board of Education on the May 19 ballot: Michael Tuttle, George Warner, Michael Charsky and Michael Hiser. The budget statement, required by NYS, is available here... It is also available in all district buildings and Castleton Library. Posted 4/30/15.
10th Annual Senior Citizen Prom - Saturday, May 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Maple Hill High School will host the 10th Annual Senior Citizen Prom on Saturday, May 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All senior citizens in our community are invited to this free event. Light refreshments, music and games will be provided. The event is put on by the Maple Hill High School Key Club. To make a reservation, please call 732-7701 and leave a message for Mrs. VanVliet. Posted 5/05/15.
Boys Tennis Team Earns #3 Seed in Tournament - Monday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m.
The boys’ tennis team has earned the #3 seed in the Class C/D Tennis Tournament. They will host #6 Middleburgh on Monday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. Good luck! Posted 5/06/15.
Half-Day of School on Friday, May 22 Due to Number of Snow Days Used
Due to the number of snow days the district has had to use this year, Friday, May 22 will be a half-day of school. This will allow the district to fulfill its state-mandated 180 days of student attendance while providing families flexibility for planning their Memorial Day holiday. Posted 4/16/15.
The 2nd Annual Wildcats Marathon will be held this spring starting on Friday, Apr. 17. Everyone in our community is encouraged to participate. Participants run or walk at least 25 miles between Apr. 17 and May 18. On Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. everyone will run the last 1.2 miles together at the High School track. For more information, see this flyer, running log and permission form… Posted 4/14/15.
Interested in being a substitute teacher at Schodack schools? Please call the district office at 732-2297, option 1. You do not need to be a certified teacher to be a substitute teacher. If you are a college student pursuing an education degree you can gain classroom experience. If you’re just looking to make a difference in a young person’s life, you can do it just one day. Applications and more information are available on our employment webpage… Posted 3/019/15.
Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Castleton Elementary School in the fall are encouraged to register them now. Orientations will be held in April and May; parents need to have registered their kindergarteners prior to attend the orientations. Registration information and forms are available here... Posted 3/05/15.