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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Capital Project Proposal K-Kids food donation All County music students All County music students Wall of Honor Ceremony Kerry and Derrick Golden Students on Veterans Day Flag Football Tournament Dr. David Borton speaks to students Halloween Parade Mix It Up at Lunch Day Fire Prevention Day

Capital Project Update - Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Interested in learning what the district's Capital Project will look like and how it will help improve education for students? Please attend a community forum on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in MHHS auditorium. Superintendent Bob Horan and school principals will show design plans and answer questions. Free babysitting available. Read more...

CES Students Organizes Food Drive

The Anchor food pantry received much needed food donations thanks to Castleton Elementary School. The K-Kids service learning club organized a food drive that resulted in two carloads of food donations. Great job!

MS Students Organize Toys for Tots Drive

Eighth graders Makaila Maier and Sidney Tuttle are running a Toys for Tots drive in our school district. Toys for Tots is run by the U.S Marine Corps Reserve. The mission of Toys for Tots is to collect new, unwrapped toys as Christmas gifts to distribute to less fortunate children. Please take a moment to think about the children that aren't as fortunate as you are and to help to make a difference in these children's lives. There is a box in the middle school lobby for all donations. (Written by Makaila and Sidney.)

Students Sing in All County Music Festival

Congratulations to our students who performed with the Swing Choir and Senior Chorus at the All County Music Festival at Hoosick Falls High School on Nov. 14!

Wall of Honor Recognizes Those Who Serve Community

Maple Hill Middle School held its annual Wall of Honor Ceremony on Nov. 10, an event organized by 7th grade students to honor veterans, first responders and others who serve their community. "Our students did a fantastic job," said Principal James Derby. "We would like to thank all our honorees for their service and everyone who attended who made it such a great night."

MHHS Senior Honored with DAR Award

Senior Kerry Golden was honored with a Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution on Nov. 14 for a 2nd place essay and demonstrating dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Kerry is pictured with her brother, Derrick, a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps who was home for the ceremony. Congratulations!

Kindergartners Learn About Veterans Day

Glenn Niemitalo, a Master Chief in the U.S. Navy, visited his grandson's kindergarten class on Nov. 10 to help students learn about Veterans Day. He led the class in a flag raising ceremony, helped them salute the flag during the playing of "Taps," and finished his visit with a parade around the room. "The students learned the meaning of Veterans Day, as well as what the flag represents and the proper way to unfold and fold it," said Mrs. Golden. "The students enjoyed marching to 'Anchors Away' and saluted Mr. Niemitalo as he left. Thank you for your service Mr. Niemitalo!"

MS Holds Annual Flag Football Tournament

Maple Hill Middle School held its annual school wide Flag Football Tournament on Oct. 29 where 13 teams of 6th, 7th and 8th graders competed for the prestigious golden football. The "Pink Warriors" won the 6th grade division and the "Flaming Hot Pockets" won the 7th and 8th grade division. "A great time was had by all. We would like to thank everyone who helped out in making this event such a huge success," said teachers David Austin and Meghan O'Shea.

Science Seminar Series Teaches MHHS Students About Science in Careers

Retired RPI professor Dr. David Borton spoke to Maple Hill High School students on Oct. 28 as part of the Science Seminar Series, a program that helps students learn how science is used in various careers. "Dr. David Borton spoke to students about his education and the solar powered boat that he built right here at Maple Hill. The students learned about the importance of models in engineering," said Science Teacher Kaitlin McGann.

CES Holds Halloween Parade

CES held its always popular Halloween Parade on Oct. 30 where parents and family members gathered around the school to take photos of their children in costumes. Thank you to parents who shared photos and to everyone for making it such a fun event! More photos...

CES Students Get to Know Others at Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Gr. 3-5 students sat and talked with classmates they normally do not interact with as part of Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 27. The event, organized by the CES K-Kids service learning club, was part of a national campaign to help students break down misperceptions of others by encouraging them to get to know other classmates. Students sat at tables based on their birth months and were given questions that served as conversation starters. Great job!

Firefighters Teach Students About Fire Safety

Maple Hill Middle School students learned about fire safety on Oct. 16 as part of the annual Fire Prevention Day. Thank you to the South Schodack Volunteer Fire Department for visiting with our students and to Sunnyside Garage for donating a car for the Jaws of Life demonstration!

Kindergarten RegistrationRegister Kindergartners Now for 2016-17 School Year

Parents of children who will attend kindergarten in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. Orientation will be held in April and May; parents need to have registered their kindergartners prior to attending the orientation. Registration forms are available here or by calling 732-2523. A child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2016 to attend kindergarten in September. Posted 11/17/15.

Ski ClubSki Club Bus Payment Due by Friday, Dec. 4

Payment for the Maple Hill Ski Club bus is due by Friday, Dec. 4. Cost is $106. Checks should be made out to "Schodack Central School District" and can be turned in to Mr. Hunter at MHHS, Mr. Charlebois at CES or the main office at MHMS. More information here… Posted 11/18/15.


Help WantedSubstitute Teacher and Substitute Teaching Assistants Needed

The district is need of substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants. If interested, please see our Employment webpage... Posted 11/12/15.



ChinaJoin International Club on Trip to China

Interested in visiting China? Join Maple Hill High School’s International Club trip to China over spring break. Read more or email Teacher Mark Hoyt for details. Posted 10/26/15.



Internship scholarshipsInternship Opportunities Sought for Maple Hill High School Students

Maple Hill High School is looking for possible internship placements for our students for a non-paid internship program the school is developing for the 2016-17 school year. The Career Exploration Internship Program would allow students to explore occupations through work experiences in various fields. If you are interested in providing an internship opportunity or have questions about the program, please email teacher Christopher VanDerbeck. Posted 10/05/15.

Student creating artArt Department Creates Facebook Page

Schodack CSD's Art Department has created its own Facebook page to share what students are working on in art classes and to highlight student artwork. Check out their Facebook page here... Posted 9/30/15.