Schodack Central School District

1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Lee Bordick, Interim Superintendent

Follow us on FacebookSign up for e-news

Courtney Morris wins SkillsUSA competition Courtney Morris wins SkillsUSA competition Eileen Hempstead at Canonica Classic National Honor Society Inductees High School artists Middle School play Middle School play Chamber of Commerce visits district Student honored for essay Students complete Rotary Youth Leadership Awards CES students enjoy Read Over/Sleep Over Students at Hoops Against Hunger

National Junior Honor Society Ceremony

Maple Hill Middle School held the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Apr. 27. Congratulations to all our students! More photos.

Senior Wins SkillsUSA Competition

Congratulations to senior Courtney Morris who won first place in the SkillsUSA regional competition for Nurse Assisting. Her performance earned Courtney a place in the National SkillsUSA competition!

Don Hempstead Honored at Canonica Classic

This year's Canonica Classic was a special event as beloved community member Don Hempstead, who passed away Mar. 29, was honored before the game. Mr. Hempstead's son Kevin threw out the first pitch as Don's wife Eileen of 60 years, watched.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to juniors Kassidy Berger, Allison Felts, Connor Hall, Rachel Jung, Sarah Konig, Kylie Salerno, Jordan Scott and Shirah Strock, our newest National Honor Society Inductees! Program available here.

Student Artwork Selected for College Exhibit

Congratulations to MHHS sophomores Jeffrey Huskie and Rhonda McBride whose photography was selected for the 18th Annual High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition at Opalka Gallery! Read more.

CES Students Present at Library About Book

Congrats to Brody Chevrier, Zackary Civerolo and Cole Dubbelde who presented about Newbery Honor book "The Inquisitor's Tale" at the Children's Literature Connection's annual Caldecott-Newbery Tea at the Guilderland Public Library on Mar. 26.

CES Enjoys Sneak Peek of MS Play

CES students enjoyed a sneak peek of the Middle School play "Rumpelstiltskin - Private Eye" on Mar. 23. More photos.

Chamber of Commerce Learns About District

The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce visited Mar. 22 to learn about our Capital Project and how we teach students. The Chamber is celebrating education in March by visiting local schools and colleges. "If there's anything we can do to help you, please be sure to ask," President Kate Ollier told the administrative team.

7th Grader Honored for Patriot's Pen Essay

Congratulations to 7th grader April Jacobs who earned 2nd place in the NYS VFW District 3 Patriot's Pen Essay Contest with her essay on "The America I Believe In". April was honored earlier this month at an awards dinner.

Juniors Complete Rotary Leadership Program

Congratulations to juniors Matthew Reardon, Shirah Strock, Allison Felt, Meg Albanese and Kassidy Berger who were honored for completing the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a program that helps students develop skills to become dynamic leaders in their school and community.

Gr. 2/3 Students Enjoy Night of Reading and Writing

Read Over/Sleep Over was a hit on Mar. 10 as Gr. 2/3 students enjoyed a night of reading and writing. "It was a great event for the kids and families who participated," said Principal James Derby. "Who knew it would be so much fun to sleep at school!"

Hoops Against Hunger Helps Those in Need

The 8th Annual Hoops Against Hunger was a huge success again on Mar. 10 with nearly $4,000 raised and well over 1,000 cans of food (a record) collected for The Anchor food pantry. "I want to thank everyone who helped put the event together," said organizer Pat Austin. "We live and work in a wonderful community!"

School BudgetBOE Adopts 2017-18 Budget; Budget Below Tax Cap

The Board of Education adopted a 2017-18 school budget on Apr. 11 which requires no cuts to programs or staffing and is below New York's Property Tax Cap. The $23,049,965 budget requires a 2.94% tax levy increase. The community budget vote is Tuesday, May 16. A budget newsletter with details will be mailed in early May. BOE presentation. Posted 4/12/17.

 

KiwanisKiwanis Chicken BBQ - Sunday, Apr. 30

Kiwanis will hold its last chicken barbecue of the year on Sunday, Apr. 30 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Castleton Firehouse on Green Avenue. Cost is $10 and includes half a chicken, coleslaw, and a baked potato. Pre-order by calling 732-7240. Walk-ins are also welcome. Posted 4/26/17.

 

NYS AssessmentsNYS Assessments Parent Letter & FAQ

Schodack CSD will administer the NYS Gr. 3-8 Math Assessments on May 2 - 4. We encourage parents to allow their children to take the tests because the results help us improve the education we provide and is useful practice for future tests such as Regents Exams. A parent letter and FAQ with more info is available here. Posted 4/28/17.

 

Wildcat MarathonCommunity Encouraged to Join Wildcat Marathon

The 4th Annual Wildcat Marathon, a fun way for anyone to walk or run a marathon, is taking place again this spring. Individuals simply walk or run 25 miles between now and June 2. The community will then come together on Friday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hill Middle School to walk or run the final 1.2 miles. Food, games and prizes will also be available on June 2. More info. To volunteer, please contact Kolby Flach or Amy Hirschoff. Posted 4/12/17.

Board of Education District Newsletter Available

Schodack CSD mailed a newsletter to our community on Apr. 7 including an update about the Capital Project and stories about what our students are learning. Read it here. Posted 4/07/17.

 

 

Calendar2017-18 One-Page Calendar Available

The one-page 2017-18 school year calendar is available here. Posted 3/31/17.

 

 

 

Jason ChevrierBOE Names Jason Chevrier Next Superintendent

The Board of Education named Jason Chevrier the next school superintendent on March 8. He is expected to start July 1. "I am truly honored," said Mr. Chevrier. "We have such talented faculty and staff who take good care of our kids. We've got a wonderful community that is so supportive of our schools. I look forward to continuing to help make sure our students have the best education possible." Read more. Posted 3/09/17.

Maple Hill Best Graduation Rate in Capital RegionMaple Hill High School Earns Best Graduation Rate in Capital Region

Maple Hill High School had a graduation rate of 99% in 2016, the highest in the Capital Region according to figures released by the NYS Dept. of Education on Feb. 10. More than half (51%) of graduates received an Advanced Regents Diploma. "Congratulations to the administration, faculty and staff for making Schodack Schools one of the highest performing school districts in the Capital Region and State," said Interim Superintendent Lee Bordick. Posted 2/10/17.