Chinese Educators and Students Visit Schodack Schools
Chinese administrators and students visited Feb. 1 to learn about our education system. Exchange students shadowed Schodack students in their classes. Educators visited classrooms and spent time with Schodack administrators and counselors, asking about scheduling, curriculum and how they serve students. More photos...
Students Perform at All County Music Festival
Maple Hill students performed Jan. 31 at the All County Music Festival in Averill Park. "We had students from grades 6-12 perform with some of the best student musicians in Rensselaer County," said teacher Adam Streeter. "They practiced for about three hours on Thursday night and then all day Saturday before performing in an afternoon concert."
Gr. 5 Students Learn to Work Together at miSci Museum
Fifth graders worked together on a simulated space mission at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady. Students took the roles of scientists and engineers as one group went to a space station where they determined coordinates for a comet and then had to relay the data back to students in the control center.
Science Seminar Series Explains How Science is Used in Careers
Guest speaker Patrice Rogers spoke to MHHS students about her job as an environmental engineer and how her chemical engineering background has helped her in her career as part of the Science Seminar Series.
7th Graders Raise Money to Help Create Clean Water in Africa
Grade 7 is learning about two non-profits that provide clean drinking water to people in Africa, Water for South Sudan and The Sky Is Not Limited. Students started a drive to help these two groups. If you would like to donate, please see a 7th grader. Great job!
Capital Project Construction Company Teaches Students
Turner Construction, the construction manager for the district's Capital Project, taught MHMS students how to use 3D computer modeling software. The company is working with students this year to teach them about engineering and building. More photos...
Superintendent Bob Horan Advocates for Student Opportunities
Superintendent Bob Horan spoke in Albany about ending Gap Elimination Adjustment cuts to education on Jan. 11. "The GEA was supposed to be a one-year cut to school funding. It's now been five years," said Mr. Horan. "It's time to finally end the GEA and fully fund Foundation Aid so we can preserve and expand opportunities for students."
CES Students Receive Books Thanks to Donations
There was plenty of excitement for reading at CES when author Chris Grabenstein visited. Students received a surprise when each received a book. Thank you to Kasia Mello & Morgan Stanley, Audiologic Solutions Hearing Center, American Legion Post #1268, Castleton Kiwanis, Brad Rose Landscaping Inc., Schodack PBA, Bud's Florist & Greenhouses, and Friends of the Library for donations to purchase books!
Graduates Return to Maple Hill to Talk with Students and Faculty
Recent graduates returned to Maple Hill High School on Jan. 8 to talk to juniors and seniors about what they can expect when they go to college. The annual event also gives teachers and administrators an opportunity to talk to graduates about their college experience to learn what they can do better to prepare Maple Hill students.
5th Graders Debate Which Book Should Win Newbery Award
As part of an annual project to encourage students to read, 5th graders debated which books should win the Newbery Medal for best children's literature. Teams of students take turns debating, listing specific examples from the books they read that make them worthy of the award. Great job!