Athletic Director & Girls Basketball Coach Mark Bubniak Leaving District
After five years as athletic director and 13 years coaching Maple Hill girls basketball, Mark Bubniak will be leaving the district to become Athletic Director for Averill Park CSD. "As an alum of Maple Hill it has always been and will continue to be my home,” said Mr. Bubniak. “I'm very proud of what our student-athletes and coaches have accomplished, both in athletics and academics. I wish them nothing but continued success going forward.” Click here to read more... Posted 7/23/14.
Asbestos Abatement to Start in High School Basement on Monday, July 21
To help address any possible concerns, the district would like to inform our community that asbestos abatement will start Monday, July 21 at the High School. Hot and cold water pipes in the basement that have asbestos material on the outside of them are being removed. A doorway will be fenced off with plastic tubes blowing triple-filtered air outside. “All work is taking place in the basement where no students, teachers or staff have access to the area,” said Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Matt LaClair. The work is part of the Capital Project proposition voters approved in May that will allow the High School to move to municipal water. The asbestos work should be completed by August 11. If anyone has questions, please call Mr. LaClair’s cell phone at 813-6414. The district is also currently planning a second phase of the Capital Project that will go to voters this fall. Newsletters and other communications are planned for August and October to inform our community of the project details once they are more developed. Posted 7/18/14.
New Breakfast and Lunch Prices for 2014-15
Parents, please note that the price of lunch will increase by 15 cents and breakfast will increase by 25 cents for the 2014-15 school year. Posted 7/18/14.
- Breakfast (all schools): $1.25
- Elementary Lunch: $2.25
- Middle and High School Lunch: $2.40
Michael Hiser and Michael Charsky Named BOE President and Vice President
Michael Hiser and Michael Charsky were elected Board of Education President and Vice President, respectively, at the Board's July 10 Reorganization Meeting. Congratulations. Posted 7/18/14.
For the fourth year in a row, Schodack CSD was listed as a top 20 district in the Capital Region in the Albany Business Review’s annual Schools Report. Schodack CSD ranked #17 of 85 districts. Maple Hill High School ranked #14 of 87 High Schools in the region, the second highest ranking for a High School in Rensselaer County. Maple Hill High School was ranked #7 in the region for percentage of students going on to college. Click here to see the report... Posted 7/11/14.
Transportation Department Earns 100% DOT Rating
The Schodack CSD Transportation Department received a 100% rating from the Department of Transportation this year. “A 100% DOT rating means that every bus passed its inspection on the first try, something very few districts can say they have,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. Mr. Horan credited the leadership of Transportation Supervisor Mary Mabb, the hard work of mechanics Rick Nusbaum and Dave Sager, and the prep work and reporting of possible concerns by the district’s bus drivers. Congratulations! Posted 7/01/14.
Budget Newsletter Earns 1st Place National Award
The district’s 2013-14 budget newsletter earned a 1st Place Award of Excellence from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Each year, school districts from across the country submit newsletters and other communication pieces for NSPRA’s Communications Awards. “While the budget newsletter has earned an award in each of the past six years, it typically has been a state award. NSPRA is the gold standard in school public relations so the award is truly significant,” said Communications Specialist Jason McCord. “Schodack CSD is the first Questar III school district in five years to earn a 1st place award.” Posted 7/01/14.
The 2014-15 one-page school day calendar is available by clicking here... Posted 5/28/14.
School nurses at Schodack CSD would like to share information about tick prevention. Click here for a brochure… Posted 5/07/14.