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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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 Flag Football Tournament CES Halloween Parade Students speak to NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson Principal Ron Agostinoni talks about Capital Project MHHS wears for Domestic Violence Awareness

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.”

MHMS Flag Football Tournament a Success

MHMS held its annual Flag Football Tournament on Oct. 30. Twelve teams competed for the prestigious golden football. Team "Bazinga" won Gr. 6 division. "Spanish Ballers" won Gr. 7-8 division. “A great time was had by all,” said Teacher Dave Austin. “Ms. O'Shea and I would like to thank everyone who helped out in making this event such a huge success." View a photo slideshow...

CES Halloween Parade

The CES Halloween Parade drew hundreds of parents, grandparents and other family members on Oct. 31. A photo gallery is available. Thank you to all the parents who shared photos!

Students Ask NFL Hall of Famer Questions

MHMS students asked NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson what gave him the drive to succeed and whether the NFL is doing a good job building character during a free distance learning opportunity in October. The event was part of the NFL’s Heart of a Hall of Famer series where students across the country asked the former NY Giants linebacker questions through videoconferencing. “Take advantage of every opportunity that you have to learn something,” Mr. Carson told students.

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...

MHHS Wear Purple to Help Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

Maple Hill High School students, teachers and staff wore purple on Oct. 17 to help raise awareness about domestic violence. Great job!

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 out 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.