CES Students Interview Local Veterans
Fifth graders learned first-hand about the experiences and thoughts of veterans on Nov. 9 when four local veterans visited to answer the questions they had written. "These are great questions. Are you sure you're only 5th graders?" said Jim Gibbons. "If we can help you understand how lucky you are to have what you have, then we've done our job." More photos.
Gr. 5 Students Tour Gr. 7 Wall of Honor
Grade 5 students had an opportunity on Nov. 9 to see the Wall of Honor projects that 7th grade students made for this annual event which honors veterans and those who serve their community. More photos.
Students Perform in Elementary Chorus at Regional Concert
Congratulations to students in the Elementary Chorus who participated in the All County Music Festival at Hoosic Valley CSD on Nov. 5!
Photos from Annual CES Halloween Parade
Castleton Elementary School held its annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 31. More photos.
Video of Annual CES Halloween Parade
Here is a video of the Castleton Elementary School Halloween Parade on Oct. 31.
"Pete the Cat" Author Visits CES
Students at Castleton Elementary School were singing and laughing along with author Eric Litwin at the Oct. 24 Monthly Morning Assembly. Mr. Litwin, who is a former teacher, explained to students that he started writing his "Pete the Cat" books to encourage children to read by incorporating music in his stories.
Schools Practice Lockdown Drills to Help Keep Students Safe
To help ensure the safety of our students and staff, Schodack CSD held lockdown drills in all three school buildings on Oct. 19. We would like to thank the Schodack Police Department and New York State Police for their help with the drills. Schools are required to hold four lockdown drills during the school year starting this year. For more information, please see this parent letter that was sent home last month.
Musicians Help Inspire 3rd Graders
Third graders got some inspiration on Oct. 13 as they start to learn how to play recorders when a local group of musicians who use the instruments performed for them. "If kids can learn to read and play music, they can learn to have great fun and wonderful experiences playing music," said Carrie Larson. Read more.