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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Chinese educators visit Schodack schools Chinese educators visit Schodack schools Students work together at Museum of Science and Innovation Students learn about environmental engineering Students raise money for non-profits Turner Construction employee teaches student Superintendent Horan speaks about education Students with books Graduates speak to HS students Students debate books

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!

Minor Car Accident Involving Students; No Serious Injuries - Friday, Feb. 5

We want to let our community know about a motor vehicle accident this morning near Maple Hill High School that involved no serious injuries. At approximately 7:35 a.m. a car with two Schodack CSD students was involved in an accident with another vehicle and a school bus at the intersection of Maple Hill Road and South Schodack Road. The students are doing well and their parents were immediately notified. The school bus was not transporting any students at the time and there were no other injuries. Posted 2/05/15 at 8:25 a.m.

Community SurveyPlease Take Community Technology Survey - Deadline Monday, Feb. 8

Our community is invited to participate in a technology survey to help the district plan how it will use NYS Smart School Bond Act funding. The survey should take just a few minutes to complete. Your responses are completely anonymous. The deadline to take the survey is Monday, Feb. 8. The district also surveyed faculty/staff about technology and will survey our students as well. Click here to take the community survey… Thank you! Posted 1/25/15.

Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service Volunteer Ambulance Service Hosts Sub Fundraiser - Sunday, Feb. 7

The Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service is holding its annual Super Bowl Sub Sale. Twelve-inch subs are available for purchase and include turkey, ham or Italian mix. Cost is $7.00 per sub and will be available for pick-up at the Ambulance Hall on Sunday, Feb. 7. All subs must be pre-ordered so we can prepare them for delivery/pick-up on Feb. 7. To place an order, please call 732-2563 or email cvas1956@gmail.com. "The profits from the sub sale allow CVAS to provide training and equipment for its members so we can better serve the community," said Scott Hanrahan. "Thank you for your continued support." Posted 1/15/16.

Yuda BandHS Student Raising Money to Help Student Attend School

Senior Michaela Mueller is raising money to help put a student in Zimbabwe to school by selling bracelets through Yuda Bands. The non-profit organization provides the Guatemalan bracelets for students to sell; money is then used to build scholarship funds for youth in developing nations. Michaela is selling the yuda band bracelets during lunch through Friday, Feb. 12, as is the Middle School Builders Club. If you would like to purchase one, please email Michaela. Great job! Posted 2/03/15.

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.