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

Follow us on FacebookSign up for e-news

Student Athletes volunteer at Equinox Teacher of the Year Sandy Strong MHHS Senior Alex Konig Students donate canned goods to Food Pantry Students gets book signed Cornell University Professor shares research Students sign letters of intent Students build rockets Soccer sod being installed

Boys Basketball Team Volunteers Time at Equinox

As part of an annual tradition, the Maple Hill High School boys basketball team volunteered at Equinox to help prepare Thanksgiving dinners for community members in need throughout the Capital Region. Great job!

Sandy Strock Named Teacher of the Year

Maple Hill High School English teacher Sandy Strock was named Teacher of the Year by the Schodack Faculty Association on Nov. 21. Congratulations!

Alex Konig Wins Good Citizen Essay Contest

MHHS senior Alex Konig was selected at the first place winner of the Ft. Crailo Daughters of the American Revolution 2014 Good Citizen Essay Contest.  Alex was nominated by faculty and selected by peers to represent Maple Hill. Alex received a $100 check and a certificate of excellence from DAR members Doris Roberts and Gloria Waldron Hukle. “As a 1st place winner, Alex will continue in the competition for possible recognition at the district, state and national levels,” said Counselor Teresa Hebert. “Congratulations and good luck Alex!”

Students Help Those In Need Through Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Anchor food pantry received much needed food donations thanks to Maple Hill Middle School students who organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive. "All students did a wonderful job contributing and Ms. Fowler's homeroom won a pizza party for donating the most items," said teacher Maureen Carreau.

Students Learn from Authors at Event

Maple Hill students in grades 6-9 got a chance to learn from six well-known young adult authors at TeenReaderCon held Saturday, Nov. 8 at Shenendehowa Middle Schools. The event featured author discussions about their work, question and answer sessions and autographs.

Cornell University Professor Shares Research With Students

MHHS students learned from a Cornell University professor on Nov. 12 as the school hosted their second lecture in their Science Seminar Series. “Dr. David Putnam, a professor of Biomedical Engineering, came to discuss his research with surgical materials, biolubricants, hemostatic biomaterials and vaccines,” explained Teacher Kaitlin McGann. “The lecture was also broadcast to students at Averill Park High School through our distance learning room.”

Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play Division I Athletics

Seniors Sarah Friess and Tommy Miller signed letters of intent Nov. 12 to play Division I athletics at the College of the Holy Cross and Siena College, respectively. Sarah will run track and field; Tommy will play baseball. "In our code of conduct, it states that athletes should always project a positive image and with Sarah and Tommy you are looking at two of the finest examples of that message here at Maple Hill," said Athletic Director Dave Austin. Congratulations!

Project Based Learning Teaches Students About Aerospace

Middle School students launched rockets on Nov. 6 after spending weeks building them. “The students were introduced to the aerospace world and were instructed on how an aircraft in space needs to be designed,” said Teacher Kristopher Navratil. “Students were also taught about the history of rocketry and the current state of NASA and our space program.”

Soccer Field Receives New Sod Thanks to Booster Club

Thanks to an $800 donation from the Booster Club, goalie boxes in the varsity soccer fields are being resodded at no cost to the district. “This will ensure a safer and better field for our student athletes,” said Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Matt LaClair. “We’d like to thank the Booster Club who does so much for all our athletic teams.”

Community Invited to Gr. 8 Problem Solving Math Conference - Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

Eighth graders will hold a Problem Solving Math Conference on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. The event will feature a keynote speaker followed by student-led problem solving sessions. Refreshments will also be served. “Mary Mosher and I have been working closely with the Siena College Mathematics Department and the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center. By using these two great resources we have been focusing on developing students' problem solving and mathematical thinking through the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. The eighth grade students have been solving various problems over the last eight weeks. As conference attendees, you would be able to see our students shine and learn some math!” said teacher Karen Sweet. Posted 11/24/14.

Donations Needed for Holiday Bazaar - Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 10

The CES PTO is in need of donations for the annual CES Holiday Bazaar, where students can purchase items for 25 cents for their immediate families. Donations can be dropped off in the CES school lobby during school days until Wednesday, Dec. 10. More info on donations available here… Posted 11/26/14.

Join the International Club Trip to London, Paris and Barcelona

The Maple Hill International Club will visit London, Paris and Barcelona in April 2015. Anyone interested in joining them on the trip can read more here… If interested, please email teacher Mark Hoyt for more information. Posted 11/24/14.

Capital Project Approved; Thank You to Everyone for Voting!

The Capital Project was approved Nov. 20 by a vote of 291 to 153. “We would like to thank everyone in our community who came out to vote,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. “This project will help us prepare our students even better for college and careers by providing modern classrooms that encourage collaboration while making us more efficient so we can put more money into programs instead of buildings.” Posted 11/20/14.

Capital Project Newsletter Available

A newsletter detailing the proposed Capital Project is available here… Posted 11/05/14.

Baseball Winter Hitting Program Begins Monday, Dec. 8

The Maple Hill baseball program will hold a four-week Winter Hitting Program starting Monday, Dec. 8 for players ages 7-18. The clinic will be led by Matt Quatraro, Assistant Hitting Instructor for the Cleveland Indians, and Maple Hill coaches. Cost is $50. A registration form with more info is available… Posted 11/07/14.