Schodack Central School District

1216 Maple Hill Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Robert Horan, Superintendent

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Principal Ron Agostinoni talks about Capital Project VFW Visit Sage College visits students Principals get soaked at CES Community Fair Faculty visit University of Albany Ovarian Cancer Walk Superintendent Bob Horan speaks about Capital Project

Principal Agostinoni Discusses Capital Project in Video

To help explain how a Capital Project would benefit Maple Hill High School students in music, science and arts, Principal Ron Agostinoni has recorded a video for the community...

Local Veterans Share Experiences with 7th Graders

Maple Hill Middle School's 7th grade trip to the Peter J. Andrews Memorial VFW Post 7337 on Oct. 8 was extra special with Historian and Author Andrew Carroll visiting to receive wartime letters written by Mr. Andrews. “I can’t tell you how much this VFW and all the students coming here means to me,” said Anna Perrella, sister of Peter Andrews. Read more...

Sage Colleges Starts Program for Maple Hill Students

A new partnership with Sage Colleges brought college students and professors to Schodack CSD on Oct. 3 to work with students and get them excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). “Our goal is to increase students’ knowledge of STEM and what careers are available in the Capital Region,” said Dr. Lawrence. Read more...

Principals Get Soaked at CES Community Fair

Principals Ron Agostinoni, Jason Chevrier and James Derby shared in the fun at the Sept. 27 CES Community Fair by volunteering to get soaked with cold water. Thanks to the CES PTO and volunteers for making it such a great event once again!

District Visits Science Labs to Help Plan Capital Project

Teachers, administrators and a Board of Education member toured the University at Albany and Tech Valley High School on Sept. 25 to look at science labs and ask their faculty questions. The visits were two of many the district has made to colleges, schools and businesses over the past two years as part of the planning process for the district’s Capital Project.

Students and Community Take Part in Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk

For the second year in a row, the girls varsity soccer team and Schodack CSD community took part in an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk in Albany on Sept. 14 in honor of former Health teacher Jeri Puccio. The group named itself Mima's Marauders/Jeri's Kids in honor of Mrs. Puccio. Great job! Photo gallery available...

Video of Superintendent Horan Speaking About Capital Project

Superintendent Bob Horan spoke about the Capital Project at the Sept. 16 Gr. 3-5 Parents Night. At the request of parents, we have made video available here...

Community Forum to Discuss Capital Project - Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Superintendent Bob Horan, building principals, and BOE President Michael Hiser will discuss the Capital Project during a Community Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium. The evening will feature an overview of the project and leave plenty of time for community questions. Community members who would like to know more about the project are strongly encouraged to attend. A vote on the project will be held Thursday, Nov. 20. Read more on our Capital Project webpage... Posted 10/15/14.

District Technology Committee Seeks Community Members

Schodack CSD is planning to rewrite its Technology Plan this year with a focus on integrating 21st century skills into the curriculum within the next three years. The district is seeking community members for the committee, particularly those who have a background in technology or are involved in a business in the technical field. The first meeting is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please email district Educational Technology Specialist Tim Ryan if interested. Thank you. Posted 10/06/14.

Cake decorating classRegister Now for Fall Continuing Education Classes

Interested in taking a yoga class, learning how to play guitar or practicing cake decorating with your child? Register now for one of our more than dozen Continuing Education classes offered in Schodack schools. Please note, Continuing Education is a self-funded program. Posted 9/04/14.

 

Town of Schodack Assessment Project Impacts Tax Rates

The town of Schodack completed a town-wide assessment improvement project over the past few months that lowered home assessed values for many properties. As a result, homeowners will notice the tax rate has increased. However, the change in tax rate should not impact the total school taxes individuals pay. “When assessments are lowered, it impacts the tax rate,” said Monica Kim, Director of Business Support Services. “It’s important for homeowners to compare how much they paid in taxes from the previous year, not the rate.” Read more… Posted 8/15/14.

School Taxes: Questions and Answers

Question about your school tax bill? Check our School Taxes Question and Answer webpage... Posted 8/18/14.

Information on NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit Program

This fall, homeowners in Schodack CSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because Schodack CSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. A fact sheet with more information is available... Posted 8/05/14.