Students Support Research Done by NASA Scientists
Maple Hill High School students are collecting data to support research done by NASA scientists on the International Space Station as it orbits earth. “This gives the students the opportunity to be engaged in real space-based research and work in support of NASA’s Human Space Exploration program,” said teacher Len Bacon. Read more...
Middle School Students Participate in GE Wind Turbine Competition
Maple Hill Middle School students attended a GE competition on Apr. 18 to determine which school could create the most efficient wind turbine. Students were introduced to wind turbine blade design, use of a drive train to increase power output, and how we produce electricity from alternative energy sources. "This was our first year competing at the event but the wind turbine team says they are ready to compete again next year," said teacher Kristopher Navratil.
Softball Team Participates in ALS Walk
The softball team participated in the Cherry Blossom Run for ALS in Schenectady for the second straight year on Apr. 26, joining Schodack resident Mike Britt. Great job!
Baseball Team Members Participate in Sean's Run
Members of the baseball team participated in Sean's Run on Apr. 26, an event that raises awareness about the problem of underage drinking and impaired driving. Great job!
District Receives Donation for Equipment to Enhance STEM Learning
Schodack CSD would like to sincerely thank Red-Kap Vice President Jon Kaplan who hand-delivered a $500 check as part of the Educational Alliance Program. "This is the third year we have received the donation," said Superintendent Bob Horan. "The money is used to purchase equipment that can be used to enhance learning in Math, Science and Technology. We are very appreciative of this award."
Peter Aitken and Mary VanVliet Honored for Leadership
High School senior Peter Aitken and teacher Mary VanVliet were honored with volunteer awards on Apr. 15 at the Champions of Character Banquet held at Franklin Plaza. The event, sponsored by Russell Sage College and the Academy for Character Education, honors individuals who show outstanding leadership in their schools and communities. Congratulations!
Middle School Students Present at University at Albany
Six Maple Hill Middle School students spent the afternoon of Apr. 15 at the University at Albany, explaining to professors and graduate students how their computer club repairs old computers. "For these students to be invited to something like this on a college campus is awesome and wouldn't have happened without our business incubator," said Superintendent Bob Horan. Read more and see more photos...
Congratulations to National Honor Society Inductees
Maple Hill High School held its National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Apr. 15. Congratulations to our new inductees!
Solar Boat Business Incubator Helps Teach Students
In the back of the bus garage, the district’s latest business incubator is building a 40-foot boat to show solar powered boats are a practical option. At the same time, the business is helping teach students about solar energy, history and more. "This project has everything educationally," said David Borton, a retired RPI engineering professor who is building the boat. Read more...
Students Create Art for Solar Boat Project
Eighth grade students created flags in art class for the Solar Sal boat that is under construction in the bus garage as part of the district’s business incubator program. Great job! See more photos...