Schodack Central School District

1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Lee Bordick, Interim Superintendent

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HS students hold U.S. Presidential Debate Students learn about science careers Author Eric Litwin with students Students welcome police after lockdown drill Musicians perform for students Eighth graders learn about Earth Science Senior Dylan Rossiter speaks to MHMS Newspaper Club Donations for The Anchor Students listen to author Student sing a song

Students Hold 4th U.S. Presidential Debate

Maple Hill High School hosted the 4th U.S. Presidential Debate on Oct. 27 thanks to students in the Debate Club and Presidential Election class. Before a packed auditorium, students portrayed candidates Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Donald Trump while showing their impressive knowledge of each candidate's positions and previous debate answers. More photos.

MHHS Students Learn About Careers in Science

To help MHHS students learn about careers available in science, Dr. Mary Krenceski, Principle Process Chemist for Momentive Performance Materials in Waterford, spoke to students as part of the monthly Science Seminar Series. "Dr. Krenceski spoke with students about the silicone materials she works with and the many uses they have in our everyday life," said Teacher Kaitlin McGann.

"Pete the Cat" Author Visits CES

Students at Castleton Elementary School were singing and laughing along with author Eric Litwin at the Oct. 24 Monthly Morning Assembly. Mr. Litwin, who is a former teacher, explained to students that he started writing his "Pete the Cat" books to encourage children to read by incorporating music in his stories.

Schools Practice Lockdown Drills to Help Keep Students Safe

To help ensure the safety of our students and staff, Schodack CSD held lockdown drills in all three school buildings on Oct. 19. We would like to thank the Schodack Police Department and New York State Police for their help with the drills. Schools are required to hold four lockdown drills during the school year starting this year. For more information, please see this parent letter that was sent home last month.

Musicians Help Inspire 3rd Graders

Third graders got some inspiration on Oct. 13 as they start to learn how to play recorders when a local group of musicians who use the instruments performed for them. "If kids can learn to read and play music, they can learn to have great fun and wonderful experiences playing music," said Carrie Larson. Read more.

Hands-On Science Lesson for 8th Graders

Eighth graders recently had an opportunity for a hands-on Earth Science lesson. "We conducted some field work at Buttermilk Falls," explained teacher Maureen Carreau. "Students were busy collecting rock samples, observing the outcroppings of rock, and analyzing sedimentation rates."

Senior Dylan Rossiter Speaks to MS Newspaper Club

The Maple Hill Middle School Newspaper Club had a guest speaker on Oct. 11 when senior Dylan Rossiter explained his work for his website 518Sports and as a blogger for the Times Union through the New Visions program. "He was an excellent guest speaker, making his former 7th grade teacher proud!" said Teacher Christine Fowler.

Student Allison Felts Organizes Donation Drive for The Anchor

Maple Hill High School junior Allison Felts is collecting personal hygiene and toiletry items for The Anchor to help those in need. Allison's efforts stem from her participation in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) conference last June. "My experience changed my life, along with sparking an incentive to make a positive impact in my community," she explained. "It is my goal to help the less fortunate in our community by collecting toiletry and personal care items." Donations of new items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, lotion and soap can be dropped off in boxes located in the lobbies of all three school buildings. Great job, Allison!

Students Welcome Author to CES

Students welcomed author Jewell Parker Rhodes to Castleton Elementary School on Sept. 29 whose novel "Towers Falling" 5th graders are currently reading. Read more about her visit. More photos.

Video of CES Students Singing Song

Here is a short video of Castleton Elementary students singing a song at the Monthly Morning Assembly on Sept. 29.

District Receives Initial Results of Lead Testing for MHMS

The district has received the first results of lead testing conducted on water fixtures in Maple Hill Middle School. We are still waiting for test results of other fixtures in the Middle School, as well as Castleton Elementary School and Maple Hill High School. We will share full results as we receive them for each school but we want to share the information we have received so far. More info about MHMS tests. Posted 10/26/16.

Maple Hill Wildcat Sectional Information

Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue - Sunday, Oct. 30

The Castleton Kiwanis will hold its first chicken barbecue of the year on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Castleton Fire Department on Green Avenue. Dinners cost $10 and include 1/2 a barbecued chicken, coleslaw and a baked potato. Pick-up times are noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Home deliveries can be pre-arranged. Pre-order by calling 732-7240. Walk-ins are also welcome. Posted 10/24/16.

Students to Be Dismissed 15 Minutes Early for Emergency Closing Drill - Thursday, Nov. 3

Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early on Thursday, Nov. 3 for the annual Emergency Closing Drill. Posted 10/26/16.

BOE Workshop Meeting to Be Held at CES - Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:00 p.m.

The Board of Education workshop meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:00 p.m. will be held in the CES library instead of the HS library. Posted 10/25/16.

Class of 2019 Fundraiser at Scarnato's Ristorante - Thursday, Nov. 10

The Class of 2019 will hold a fundraiser at Scarnato's Ristorante on Thursday, Nov. 10. Twenty percent of eat in or takeout orders will benefit the Class of 2019. Delivery and carry out specials not included. Posted 10/24/16.

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.