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!

WildcatsMaple Hill Athletics - Home of the Wildcats

Schodack CSD believes participation in sports provides students unique opportunities and experiences that teach teamwork, good sportsmanship and other qualities supporting a well rounded education.


If you have a question about athletics, please e-mail Athletic Director Dave Austin or call him at (518) 732-7701, ext. 1140.

Important Dates

  • Monday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. - Chemical Health/Meet the Coaches Night (HS Auditorium)
  • Monday, Nov. 9 - First day of practice for JV and varsity sports
  • Monday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. - Fall Sports Awards Night (HS Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 - First practice for modified wrestling
  • Monday, Nov. 23 - First practice for modified boys and girls basketball

Indoor Track to Be Offered This Winter

Varsity girls and boys indoor track will be offered as a school sport starting this winter. Sign ups will be available in physical education classes for anyone who is interested. Section 2 has not released the indoor track schedule yet but Meet the Coaches Night will be held Monday, Nov. 2. The first day of practice will be Monday, Nov. 9. Posted 10/21/15.

Coach Farrell Earns 100th Career League Victories

Congratulations to Coach Jim Farrell who earned his 100th career league victory on Oct. 13 when the boys varsity cross country team defeated Coxsackie and Catskill. Coach Farrell also recorded his 100th career league victory as Maple Hill's girls cross country coach on Sept. 29 with their victory over Greenville. “Congratulations on the outstanding accomplishments, Coach!” said Athletic Director Dave Austin. Posted 10/15/15.

Official Athletic Twitter Accounts

Here is a list of the district's official Athletic Twitter accounts, which are run by coaches or Athletic Director Dave Austin. Posted 4/30/14.

Please Observe No Parking Signs for Sporting Events

The district would like to remind our community to please observe No Parking signs for sporting events, in particular on South Schodack Road and behind the High School. The only parking places for athletic events are the High School and Middle School parking lots. Due to concerns about safety, the district has asked Schodack police to enforce these rules and violators may be ticketed. Posted 4/09/14.

Opportunity for Businesses and Organizations to Support MH Athletics

As part of efforts to raise money to support the districts’ Athletics programs, the Maple Hill Booster Club has started a program where local businesses and organizations can make donations in return for a sign being posted at one of the district’s athletic fields. Two local businesses have already made donations through the program. For more information, click here… Posted 10/01/12.