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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MHHS Students Organize Club Fair

Maple Hill High School held its first ever Student Club Fair on Oct. 2 where students learned about the clubs that are available to them. Congratulations to junior Christy Dean who organized the event!

Science Seminar Series Teaches MHHS Students About Science in Careers

The Science Seminar Series, a program that helps Maple Hill High School students learn how science is used in various careers, started its second year on Sept. 30. "Our first speaker was Dr. Christopher Manley who spoke to students about his experience as a medical chemist and hospital pharmacist," said Science Teacher Kaitlin McGann.

Fire Fighters Teach CES Students Fire Safety

Thank you to the Castleton Fire Department for coming to Castleton Elementary School on Oct. 6 to teach our students about fire safety!

Senior Garrett Renslow Honored by National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to MHHS senior Garrett Renslow who was named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Garrett received the honor by finishing among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Field Lines Painted Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Groundskeeper Chuck Thomas painted the field lines pink again this year.

Solar-Powered Boat Built in Bus Garage Featured on News

Solar Sal, the solar-powered boat built in the bus garage, was featured on Time Warner Cable News as it became the first vessel to transport cargo on the Erie Canal using only alternative energy. Students helped build the boat, learning about photovoltaics in the process, as part of the business incubator program which brings businesses into unused school space to create real-world learning opportunities for students.

View Menus on Smartphones with New App

You can now view school breakfast and lunch menus on your smartphones or tablet with the Nutrislice app. Chartwells Dining Services is using the free app which also includes food descriptions, nutritional values and allergen information. Just search for "School Lunch by Nutrislice" in the Apple App or Google Play stores and select "Schodack CSD".

Kindergartner Shares Love for Bus Driver

A parent shared an email about her child's bus driver, Noelle Zoller. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story!

Hands-on Learning in Principles of Engineering

Engaged learning in Principles of Engineering class has students planning movie trailers and commercials this year to explain various types of engineering.

Flashlight Friday Reading Time Makes Reading Fun

Second graders in Ms. Donato's class had fun reading with Flashlight Friday Reading Time!

Internship Opportunities Sought for Maple Hill High School Students

Maple Hill High School is looking for possible internship placements for our students for a non-paid internship program the school is developing for the 2016-17 school year. The Career Exploration Internship Program would allow students to explore occupations through work experiences in various fields. If you are interested in providing an internship opportunity or have questions about the program, please email teacher Christopher VanDerbeck. Posted 10/05/15.

Ski Club Informational Meeting - Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of students interested in joining the Maple Hill Ski Club are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School library. For questions please email club advisors Scott Charlebois or Kevin Hunter. An informational packet is available here... Posted 10/02/15.

Student creating artArt Department Creates Facebook Page

Schodack CSD's Art Department has created its own Facebook page to share what students are working on in art classes and to highlight student artwork. Check out their Facebook page here... Posted 9/30/15.


Career Expo 2015Career Expo 2015 - Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Students in grades 7-11 and their parents are invited to a Career Expo at Troy Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This free interactive event helps students explore careers in science and technology. Dozens of area businesses and organizations will provide engaging opportunities for students to learn about emerging and conventional careers that use technology in new and exciting ways. A flyer with more info is available here… Posted 9/11/15.

Panel Discussion on Substance Abuse Prevention - Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

A community dialogue on substance abuse prevention will be held Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School auditorium. More information… Posted 10/02/15.

Community Invited to Bee Keeping Workshop - Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Any community members interested in learning about beekeeping basics are invited to attend a free workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Maple Hill High School Room 226. Teacher Janice Balogh will show her new classroom observation bee hive and answer questions about bee keeping. Posted 10/02/15.