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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Commencement Ceremony Grade 8 Graduation Grade 5 Celebration Faculy and staff say goodbye to students Locks of Love Students read letters from alumnae in U.S. Air Force Students support Water for South Sudan Mousetrap cars Students honor for artwork Wildcat Marathon CES Field Day Student-made commercial Safety Award

Congratulations to Class of 2015!

Thank you to all the parents who sent photos of the High School Commencement Ceremony on June 26. Congratulations to our newest alumni! View a photo slideshow...

Congratulations to Grade 8 Students!

Thank you to all the parents who sent photos of the Grade 8 Graduation on June 25. Congratulations to our students! View a photo slideshow...

Congratulations to Grade 5 Students!

Castleton Elementary School celebrated Grade 5 students on the last day of school on June 25, dedicating the Morning Assembly to them as students sang, read poems and watched videos of their time at school. As part of a tradition, 5th graders then walked along the sidewalk outside the school where students, teachers, staff and family members cheered them. Congratulations! View a photo slideshow...

Faculty and Staff Say Goodbye to Students

Castleton Elementary and Maple Hill Middle School gave a warm goodbye to students on the last day of school on June 25 as teachers stood outside to congratulate students and waved to them as they left on school buses. Have a happy and safe summer! View more photos...

Students, Faculty and Staff Donate Hair to Locks of Love

Students, faculty and staff helped children suffering from long-term medical hair loss by donating 8 to 10 inches of their hair at the June 24 CES assembly. This is the 11th straight year CES has held the event to benefit Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children. Thanks to Christina and Heather from CC's Family Cuts for volunteering to help out! See more photos...

3rd Graders Receive Letters from Alumnae in U.S. Air Force

Third graders wrote letters and sent a care package to Maple Hill alumnae Captain Brianna Baker who is serving in the U.S. Air Force in Qatar. "Students were thrilled to receive individual letters that Brianna wrote to each of them, as well as a certificate and American flag. The flag was flown over Iraq on an E-8C JSTARS aircraft and then presented to our class," said teacher Christina Yager. "The project was a wonderful way for the students to show kindness and gratitude across many miles! Receiving personal notes in return made it that much more memorable and real for everyone."

7th Graders Help Bring Clean, Safe Water to South Sudan

Seventh graders helped villages in South Sudan have access to safe, clean drinking water by traveling to Rochester on June 19 where they participated in a walk for Water for South Sudan. Students became interested in the cause after reading the novel “A Long Walk to Water” that tells the story of Salva Dut. "We donated $1,401.54 to Water for South Sudan and we were all just thrilled to meet Salva at the event," said teacher Christine Fowler. Great job! Watch a video by Time Warner Cable News...

Middle School Students Use 3D Printers to Create Mousetrap Cars

Maple Hill Middle School students used 3D printers to build mousetrap cars they designed and then tested by racing them and calculating their distance and speed. Great job!

Student Artwork Selected for Exhibit at NYS Capitol

Congratulations to 4th graders Claire Pulver and Abbi Rossman, 6th grader Diana Pugliese and 11th grader Helena Mueller who had their artwork selected for the 25th Annual NYS Art Teachers Association's Exhibit. Students were honored at the NYS Capitol where their artwork was put on display. "Janel (Gregoire) and I couldn't be more proud of their dedication and commitment to excellence," said teacher Sue Pazienza.

Wildcat Marathon Encourages Families to Run

The 2nd Annual Wildcat Marathon had a great turnout again this year as dozens of runners of all ages came out to finish their final leg of the marathon. The event encourages students and families to run by having them log their runs over a six-week period and finishing up together with a final run around the High School track. Click here for photos... Results are available here...

Picture Perfect Day for Field Day

It was a picture perfect day for CES’s annual Field Day on June 3. View more photos...

Marketing Students Create Commercial for Business

Maple Hill High School’s marketing class created an advertising commercial for Waste Management that shows how the company uses waste to create energy. "The students were really excited and I am very proud of them," said teacher Christopher VanDerbeck. "We couldn’t have done it without the help of Bryce and Lindsay Mannion. Bryce was essential in filming and production and Lindsay was excellent in the video. The video is currently being viewed by Waste Management executives and is getting a tremendous amount of positive feedback." Watch the commercial...

District Earns Safety Award for 9th Straight Year

For the ninth year in a row, Schodack CSD was honored with a School Safety Excellence Award from Utica National Insurance Group. The insurance group honors school districts with awards based on categories such as bullying prevention, playground safety and transportation. "The award involves a good preventative safety review every year that is all encompassing," said Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Matt LaClair. "It takes a lot of people from all areas of the school to complete the review. Utica National also adds things each year so it’s always changing and growing to bring attention to new areas we should look at to consistently improve school safety."

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.

Fall Sports Practice Start Dates

Monday, August 17 - Varsity and JV

  • JV Boys Soccer - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • JV Girls Soccer - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • JV Girls Volleyball - 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Varsity Boys Soccer - 9:00 a.m. to noon and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Varsity Cross Country - 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Varsity Girls Soccer - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Varsity Girls Tennis - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball - 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1 - Modified

  • Modified Boys Soccer - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Modified Cross-Country - 3:00 to 4:45 p.m.
  • Modified Girls Soccer - 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Chemical Health and Meet the Coaches Night - Monday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

The Fall Sports Chemical Health and Meet the Coaches Night will be held Monday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School auditorium. Posted 6/19/15.

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.