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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Student Kerry Golden with Maple Hill almuni Geoff Scheilding Students celebrate Earth Week Alumna Nicole Bureau and teacher Jennifer Carlson Students have artwork honored Students learn from graduate SED Commissioner MaryEllen Elia listens to students Students at pancake breakfast WNYT Story on Challenger Students hold World Gala Students volunteer for CVAS STEAM Day Students honored by YMCA Morgan family Canned good donations

HS Students Donate School Supplies to Boys & Girls Club

As part of Maple Hill High School's United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, students Allison Coster, Kerry Golden, Evan Kulpa, Jayson Leddo and Rhonda McBride donated boxes of school supplies to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County. "They really appreciated it and will use the supplies for their Power Hour study time," said Kerry Golden. Great job!

MS Students Celebrate Earth Week

Eighth grade science classes celebrated Earth Week by heading outside to be good stewards of the environment. Students picked up eight bags of garbage from school grounds and disposed of it properly. "The students saw first-hand that careless garbage tossing is a blight to the landscape and are now less likely to litter themselves," said teacher Maureen Carreau. 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. The exhibit runs through April 28 in the college's Marvin Library. 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.

SED Commissioner Visits Schodack Schools

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visited Schodack CSD on Apr. 1 to see first-hand the great learning happening in our classrooms. Read more...

MS Students Help Raise Money for Music Program

MHMS students helped raise $810 for the district's music program through a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Apr. 2! "The students that volunteered to serve breakfast did an outstanding job!" said teacher Adam Streeter. "Mrs. Gibney and I were very proud to stand out of the way as our students hosted, collected money, served breakfast, and cleaned and bused tables. It was a great example of MHMS Wildcat Pride!"

WNYT Features 5th Grade Project

Thank you WNYT for visiting Castleton Elementary School on Apr. 1 for a story about our 5th graders using tablets to edit movie presentations of their experiences at the Challenger Learning Center at the Museum of Innovation & Science. Watch the video here...

3rd Graders Hold World Gala Event

Third graders held a World Gala on Mar. 22, the culmination of a four-week research project. Students created tri-fold displays, brought ethnic food to share, and found outfits so they could transform into the young people from the country they studied. Great job! More photos...

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...

Engaged, Hands-On Learning at STEAM Day

The 4th Annual STEAM Day was once again a huge hit with Gr. 5-8 students today who enjoyed a day of engaging, hands-on learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math at Maple Hill Middle School. Most of the more than a dozen presenters were outside businesses and colleges. More photos...

MHHS "Outstanding Students" Honored by YMCA

Congratulations to MHHS students Kassidy Berger, Madison Bryda, Allison Felts and Noah Roberts and teacher Rico Frese who were recognized Mar. 22 as nominees for the Capital District YMCA Outstanding Student and Teacher awards. The YMCA recognizes students and teachers for their volunteerism and philanthropy by honoring those who go above and beyond the classroom to make a positive impact on their communities.

Donations to Wrestling Program from Morgan Family

Dan Morgan '76 passed away in January. In lieu of flowers, the Morgan Family requested donations be sent to the Maple Hill Wrestling Team. "Dan's family understood how much he valued his time on the Maple Hill squad and how it made him a champion on the mat as well as in life," wrote Wendy Morgan. "Over $3,000 was raised for the team. Donations can be made in Dan's memory to Schodack CSD for Maple Hill Wrestling. He was a great friend, loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him."

Hoops Against Hunger a Record Event

This year's Hoops Against Hunger was the most successful ever, raising $3,746.25 and more than 700 canned goods for The Anchor Food Pantry. "I want to thank the countless number of people who made the event possible," said Pat Austin. "Our amazing small community rallied together and did a great thing for those who really need it."

Drop Off Unused Medication at Police Departments - Saturday, Apr. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Area police stations will take unused or expired medication on Saturday, Apr. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Local locations include the Schodack Police Department and NYS Police station on Route 9. More info is available here… Thank you to law enforcement for helping protect our communities by offering this service! Posted 4/27/16.

School Budget News2016-17 School Budget Adopted; No Cuts to Programs or Staffing

The Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2016-17 school budget at its Apr. 21 meeting. For the third straight year, the budget requires no cuts to programs or staffing. The $21,075,681 budget reduces the tax levy by an estimated 0.3%. The reduction is a result of New York's Property Tax Cap, which is negative next year due to the formula the district is required to use. "Even though we have a negative tax cap, our administrative team put a lot of time and energy into finding efficiencies that do not reduce programs for students," said Superintendent Bob Horan. "If anything, we continue to enhance and improve instruction to ensure our students are successful." The budget presentation is available here… A budget newsletter will be mailed in early May. The community budget vote is Tuesday, May 17. Posted 4/22/16.

School Nurse Shares Information About Fifth Disease

CES School Nurse Heather Brewer would like to share information about Fifth disease, a viral infection that often affects red blood cells. She has seen several cases this year. Information from the NYS Department of Health is available here… Posted 4/28/16.

No SchoolNo School Due to Unused Snow Days - Friday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 31

Due to the lack of snow days used this winter, there will be no school on Friday, May 27 or Tuesday, May 31. Posted 3/28/16.



Register Now for Maple Hill Sports Academy Summer Camps

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.

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.