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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Storyteller group Art students Art students SWE winners SWE winners HS student artists CES students Alumna Nicole Bureau and teacher Jennifer Carlson Students have artwork honored Students learn from graduate Students volunteer for CVAS

Alumni Join MS Storytellers Group

Maple Hill Middle School's Storytellers group had some special guests for their performance at the library on May 24. "This year's storytelling group did a great job at Castleton Public Library," said teacher Christine Fowler. "Two alumni, Sherwood Ludwig (2012) and Aubrey Kirsch (2013) joined the performance."

HS Students Have Artwork Selected for Regional Exhibit

Congratulations to Maddie Bryda and Kyler Randall whose artwork was selected to be in the 2016 Annual High School Regional Exhibit. Their artwork was on display at the Albany Center Gallery. "This is a very prestigious juried show," said teacher Suzanne Pazienza. "We are very proud and honored to have these students represent Schodack's High school art program."

Students Have Artwork Selected for Legislative Exhibit

Schodack CSD students had their artwork displayed the NYSATA Legislative Exhibit in Albany on May 18. Congratulations!

VFW Recognizes Middle School Students

Maple Hill Middle School students were recognized by East Greenbush VFW Post 7338 on May 16 for their participation in the VFW's Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. The contest encourages students to examine America's history and express their views based on a patriotic theme. Thanks for honoring our students!

Students Earn Society of Women Engineers' Awards

Maple Hill High School juniors Emily Roloson and Andrea Liss were honored with Merit Awards by the Society of Women Engineers on May 12. Congratulations!

Student Artists Have Work Selected for Exhibit

Congratulations to Phoebe Dortic, Alysa Kelly and Andrea Liss whose artwork was featured in the 20th District Congressional Art Exhibition at the Wallace Gallery in Troy. "We are very proud of our student artists who represented Schodack. Congratulations!" said teacher Suzanne Pazienza.

CES Students Raise Money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The CES K-Kids, together with the CES community and Story Place Preschool, raised a total of $3,315.96 during their Penny Wars fundraiser. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Emily and Bella. Kindergarten students raised the highest amount of money with $775.84. Great job!

Alumna Honors Teacher as Most Influential in Her Life

Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Carlson was honored by a former student as the most influential teacher in her life and a role model for others. "If it were not for you, I probably would not be studying engineering," wrote Nicole Bureau to Mrs. Carlson. "You believed in me, and it was so contagious that I believed in me too." Read more...

Students' Artwork Selected for Exhibit

Maple Hill High School students Aric Coster, Payton Ferreria and Alysa Kelly had their artwork selected for the 27th Annual High School Invitational Art Exhibit at Hudson Valley Community College. Congratulations!

Industry Marketing Manager Shares with Students

As part of the Science Seminar Series, a program that helps students learn how science is used in various careers, Tom Hocker spoke to High School students about his work with 3-D printing as an Industry Marketing Manager at SABIC. Mr. Hocker is a Maple Hill graduate.

Students Help Through Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service

The Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service praised eight Maple Hill High School students who currently volunteer their time with the service. "They give up a lot of time and it is a huge commitment that deserves a special recognition," said Chief Samara Dorward. We couldn't agree more! Read more...

Communication Survey for Parents & Students in Grades 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12

As part of the district's continued efforts to improve communication, we are offering parents and students in grades 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12 a short survey about their experiences communicating with Schodack schools. We are focusing on these grades to look at the transitions from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, and the overall experience of our soon-to-be graduates. Click here to take the survey. Thank you! Posted 5/26/16.

Maple Hill in Sectional Games

  • #3 Maple Hill Softball will play #1 Greenville in the Class C Championship on Friday, May 27 at 3:00 p.m. at Luther Forest Athletic Fields (30 Rocket way, Malta). Admission is $6.
  • Track will compete at Group 5 Sectionals on Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Plain High School

2016-17 Student Attendance Calendar Available

The one-page 2016-17 school attendance calendar, which lists school and recess days, is available here. Posted 5/13/16.

Register Now for Maple Hill Sports Academy Summer Camps - Deadline: June 3

Registration is now open for Maple Hill Sports Academy summer camps. These camps teach fundamental skills of baseball, basketball, running, soccer and tennis in an atmosphere that is fun and safe. A registration form is available here. Posted 4/06/16.

Community Invited to Participate in 3rd Annual Wildcats Marathon - Thursday, June 9

Schodack CSD is holding its 3rd Annual Wildcats Marathon this spring. This is a fun way for people of all ages to run a marathon by running or walking at least 24 miles before June 9. Everyone will come together on Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the High School track to finish the last 1.2 miles. Students and community members are encouraged to participate in this free event. More info here. Posted 5/18/16.

Music Parents Association Holds Takeout Dinner Fundraiser - Monday, June 13

The Maple Hill Music Parents Association is holding a Take the Night Off Dinner for Four fundraiser on Monday, June 13. Cost is $35 and includes dinner for four including: chicken parmesan, ziti, salad and brownies. Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 3. Sign up form and more info. Posted 5/16/16.

Interns NeededInternships Needed for Juniors and Seniors

Maple Hill High School will start a new Career Exploration Internship Program next year, creating opportunities for juniors and seniors to learn in unpaid internships. The high school is currently identifying businesses interested in providing internships. Specifically, students are interested in the following fields next year: Architecture, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Equine Studies, Marketing, Mechanical or Computer Engineering, Medical, Nursing, Pharmaceutical, Probation (Juvenile), Psychology/Human Services and Veterinarian. If you or someone you know may be interested in providing an internship, please email Christopher VanDerbeck. More information available here. Posted 5/13/16.

Student creating artCheck Out the Art Department's Facebook Page

Do you have a student taking art in the second half of the school year? Make sure to check out the Art Department's Facebook page to see what they're learning in the classroom. Posted 3/16/16.


Help WantedSubstitute Teacher and Substitute Teaching Assistants Needed

The district is need of substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants. If interested, please see our Employment webpage. Posted 11/12/15.