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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District calendar District calendar Superintendent Bob Horan takes Ice Bucket Challenge Athletic Director Dave Austin takes Ice Bucket Challenge Assistant Superintendent Mike Bennett takes Ice Bucket Challenge Students participate in Youth Choir Principal Ron Agostinoni and Superintendent Bob Horan present at QIII conference Work at Maple Hill High School to provide village water

2014-15 District Calendar Available

The 2014-15 district calendar is now available... As in past years, the district will not be mailing the calendar to save on printing and mailing costs. If you do not have the ability to print the calendar, please visit the district office where we will print one for you.

Dave Austin Named New Athletic Director

Dave Austin was named the new Athletic Director for Schodack CSD at the Aug. 21 BOE meeting. Mr. Austin succeeds Mark Bubniak, who is now the Athletic Director in Averill Park CSD. “We’re excited to have Mr. Austin as our new Athletic Director,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. “He graduated from Maple Hill and has taught and coached here. He will be an outstanding Athletic Director for our schools.” Read more...

Superintendent Horan Takes Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS

Superintendent Bob Horan accepted a challenge from Principal Ron Agostinoni by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support The ALS Association on Aug. 15 (work clothes and all). Watch the video...

Girls Varsity Tennis Team Helps AD Dave Austin Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Athletic Director Dave Austin took the Ice Bucket Challenge with help from the girls varsity tennis team this summer to show support for the ALS Association. Watch the video...

Assistant Superintendent Bennett Takes Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS

Michael Bennett, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Pupil Personnel Services, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge this summer to show support for the ALS Association. Watch the video...

Students Participate in Honor Choirs Over Summer

Congratulations to Willow Coleda, Erika Duraski, Becka Hall, Kate Harrington, Jenna Hoffman, Makaila Maier, Emma McGuane, Kylie Roloson, Ainsley Whittet, Ethan Wilkinson and Jenna Wilkinson who participated in the Elementary and Middle Honor Choirs in August as part of the NYS School Music Association’s Summer Conference. “These students met once a week during the summer and then rehearsed with students from all around New York State,” said teacher Christina Gibney. “Congratulations and well done!”

Administrators Share How District Uses Technology to Engage Students

Principal Ron Agostinoni and Superintendent Bob Horan presented at a Questar III conference Aug. 14 where they shared with area schools how Schodack CSD is integrating technology into curriculum to engage students and provide more opportunities. Watch a video they shared about MHHS’s use of tablets...

Maple Hill High School On Schedule to Have Village Water for School Year

MHHS is on track to have village water when school starts in September as work over the summer is proceeding on schedule. As part of a Capital Project proposition that voters approved in May, 59-year-old water mains in the school's basement are being replaced and the school is being connected to village water. "The village water hookup in front of the school has been completed and workers are installing pipe to connect to the boiler room," said Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Matt LaClair. "Asbestos abatement in the basement is on schedule and we expect the High School to be off well water when school opens in September."

Town of Schodack Assessment Project Impacts Tax Rates

The town of Schodack completed a town-wide assessment improvement project over the past few months that lowered home assessed values for many properties. As a result, homeowners will notice the tax rate has increased. However, the change in tax rate should not impact the total school taxes individuals pay. “When assessments are lowered, it impacts the tax rate,” said Monica Kim, Director of Business Support Services. “It’s important for homeowners to compare how much they paid in taxes from the previous year, not the rate.” Read more… Posted 8/15/14.

Capital Project Vote Planned for Fall 2014

This fall, the Schodack CSD community will vote on a Capital Project proposal that would bring 7th and 8th graders to their own learning community in the High School and 6th grade to CES starting in 2017-18, as the district looks to repurpose the Middle School for business and community uses. “We are very excited about this project,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. “We have an opportunity to bring our Middle and High School students together in one building and create more opportunities for them by becoming more efficient. We also will create more flexible classroom spaces and modern science labs for our teachers, update our technology and improve security at both our schools.” Read more... Posted 8/18/14.

School Taxes: Questions and Answers

Question about your school tax bill? Check our School Taxes Question and Answer webpage... Posted 8/18/14.

Supply Lists for 2014-15 School Year

Suggested supply lists for the 2014-15 school year are now available... Posted 7/07/14.

Information on NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit Program

This fall, homeowners in Schodack CSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because Schodack CSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. A fact sheet with more information is available... Posted 8/05/14.

Interested in Hosting a Chinese Teacher?

Schodack CSD is seeking a host family for a Chinese teacher for part of the fall semester. If interested, please contact the District Office at 732-2297. Posted 8/05/14.

YMCA Hosts Basketball Skills Clinic - Wednesday, Aug. 27

The Greenbush YMCA is offering a functional ball handling and shooting clinic for boys and girls in grades 4-9 on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. It is led by Steve Dagostino, owner and lead trainer of Dags Basketball. Cost is $30 for YMCA members; $35 for non-members. More information… Posted 8/22/14.

Transportation Department Earns 100% DOT Rating

The Schodack CSD Transportation Department received a 100% rating from the Department of Transportation this year. “A 100% DOT rating means that every bus passed its inspection on the first try, something very few districts can say they have,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. Mr. Horan credited the leadership of Transportation Supervisor Mary Mabb, the hard work of mechanics Rick Nusbaum and Dave Sager, and the prep work and reporting of possible concerns by the district’s bus drivers. Congratulations! Posted 7/01/14.