HS Students Donate School Supplies to Boys & Girls Club
As part of Maple Hill High School's United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, students Allison Coster, Kerry Golden, Evan Kulpa, Jayson Leddo and Rhonda McBride donated boxes of school supplies to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County. "They really appreciated it and will use the supplies for their Power Hour study time," said Kerry Golden. Great job!
MS Students Celebrate Earth Week
Eighth grade science classes celebrated Earth Week by heading outside to be good stewards of the environment. Students picked up eight bags of garbage from school grounds and disposed of it properly. "The students saw first-hand that careless garbage tossing is a blight to the landscape and are now less likely to litter themselves," said teacher Maureen Carreau. Great job!
Alumna Honors Teacher as Most Influential in Her Life
Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Carlson was honored by a former student as the most influential teacher in her life and a role model for others. "If it were not for you, I probably would not be studying engineering," wrote Nicole Bureau to Mrs. Carlson. "You believed in me, and it was so contagious that I believed in me too." Read more...
Students' Artwork Selected for Exhibit
Maple Hill High School students Aric Coster, Payton Ferreria and Alysa Kelly had their artwork selected for the 27th Annual High School Invitational Art Exhibit at Hudson Valley Community College. The exhibit runs through April 28 in the college's Marvin Library. Congratulations!
Industry Marketing Manager Shares with Students
As part of the Science Seminar Series, a program that helps students learn how science is used in various careers, Tom Hocker spoke to High School students about his work with 3-D printing as an Industry Marketing Manager at SABIC. Mr. Hocker is a Maple Hill graduate.
SED Commissioner Visits Schodack Schools
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visited Schodack CSD on Apr. 1 to see first-hand the great learning happening in our classrooms. Read more...
MS Students Help Raise Money for Music Program
MHMS students helped raise $810 for the district's music program through a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Apr. 2! "The students that volunteered to serve breakfast did an outstanding job!" said teacher Adam Streeter. "Mrs. Gibney and I were very proud to stand out of the way as our students hosted, collected money, served breakfast, and cleaned and bused tables. It was a great example of MHMS Wildcat Pride!"
WNYT Features 5th Grade Project
Thank you WNYT for visiting Castleton Elementary School on Apr. 1 for a story about our 5th graders using tablets to edit movie presentations of their experiences at the Challenger Learning Center at the Museum of Innovation & Science. Watch the video here...
3rd Graders Hold World Gala Event
Third graders held a World Gala on Mar. 22, the culmination of a four-week research project. Students created tri-fold displays, brought ethnic food to share, and found outfits so they could transform into the young people from the country they studied. Great job! More photos...
Students Help Through Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service
The Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service praised eight Maple Hill High School students who currently volunteer their time with the service. "They give up a lot of time and it is a huge commitment that deserves a special recognition," said Chief Samara Dorward. We couldn't agree more! Read more...
Engaged, Hands-On Learning at STEAM Day
The 4th Annual STEAM Day was once again a huge hit with Gr. 5-8 students today who enjoyed a day of engaging, hands-on learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math at Maple Hill Middle School. Most of the more than a dozen presenters were outside businesses and colleges. More photos...
MHHS "Outstanding Students" Honored by YMCA
Congratulations to MHHS students Kassidy Berger, Madison Bryda, Allison Felts and Noah Roberts and teacher Rico Frese who were recognized Mar. 22 as nominees for the Capital District YMCA Outstanding Student and Teacher awards. The YMCA recognizes students and teachers for their volunteerism and philanthropy by honoring those who go above and beyond the classroom to make a positive impact on their communities.
Donations to Wrestling Program from Morgan Family
Dan Morgan '76 passed away in January. In lieu of flowers, the Morgan Family requested donations be sent to the Maple Hill Wrestling Team. "Dan's family understood how much he valued his time on the Maple Hill squad and how it made him a champion on the mat as well as in life," wrote Wendy Morgan. "Over $3,000 was raised for the team. Donations can be made in Dan's memory to Schodack CSD for Maple Hill Wrestling. He was a great friend, loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him."
Hoops Against Hunger a Record Event
This year's Hoops Against Hunger was the most successful ever, raising $3,746.25 and more than 700 canned goods for The Anchor Food Pantry. "I want to thank the countless number of people who made the event possible," said Pat Austin. "Our amazing small community rallied together and did a great thing for those who really need it."