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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Commencement Ceremony 2014 Top 10 Seniors Students with artwork Students donate hair to Locks for Love Students learn about wind turbines Coach Kolby Flach Flag Day event High School Musical Maple Hill Sports Academy group photo

Congratulations to Class of 2014! Share Photos for Gallery

Thank you to everyone who shared photos of this year’s Commencement Ceremony. Click here to see a photo gallery... To include photos, please e-mail photos to Communication Specialist Jason McCord. "Congratulations to the Class of 2014! You've made us proud," said Principal Ron Agostinoni.

Top 10 Seniors Recognized at Board of Education Meeting

Congratulations to this year’s Top 10 Seniors! Pictured (from left to right): Andy Jenkins, Emma Myers, Brendan Smith, Lee Soja, Jordan Healy, Sarah Plitnick and Cameron Renslow. Not pictured: Rachel Baker, Chelsea Decker and Morgan Herrle.

MHHS Students Have Artwork Selected for Exhibit

Congratulations to MHHS students Savannah Huskie, Oteria Ludwig and Kellen Nugent who had their artwork selected for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition at the Troy Art Center. “Students had the opportunity to see work from other schools and meet with Congressman Paul Tonko, who spoke about how important art is in school and the community,” said teacher Gale DellaRocco.

CES Students Donate Hair for Locks of Love

Fifteen CES students helped children suffering from long-term medical hair loss by donating 8 to 10 inches of their hair to this year’s Locks of Love event on June 25. Great job!

3rd Graders Visit General Electric to Learn About Wind Turbines

CES 3rd graders learned first-hand about wind energy with a visit to General Electric on June 12 where they got to see a wind turbine engine and design their own. The field trip was organized by SmartKids NY, a start-up company located in the Middle School basement that provides student opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Varsity Tennis Coach Kolby Flach Steps Down After 17 Years

After 17 years with the Maple Hill boys tennis program, varsity coach Kolby Flach has stepped down to spend more time with his family. Since 2009 when he became varsity coach, Flach has won four Patroon Conference Championships and five Section 2 Championships. Teacher Lucas Ashby will take over as boys varsity coach. “Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication,” said Athletic Director Mark Bubniak.

CES Celebrates Flag Day

A rainy morning couldn’t stop Castleton Elementary School’s annual Flag Day Ceremony on June 13, which was moved inside where students, parents and community members packed the school gym to celebrate Flag Day. Click here for more photos...

Drama Club's "Bye Bye Birdie" a Hit With Community

The MHHS Drama Club production of "Bye Bye Birdie" was a big hit with the community who came out to support students on May 30 and 31. "I'm proud of our students and all the hard work they put into it," said Superintendent Bob Horan. "It was extremely funny and I enjoyed both nights." Click here for photos...

More Than 125 Participants Join Wildcats Marathon

The first ever Wildcats Marathon was a huge success on May 29 with more than 125 people running or walking the final 1.2 miles at the High School track. Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you to all our volunteers who made the event a success! Click here for results and more info...

Maple Hill Sports Academy Summer Camps

This summer, Schodack CSD will again offer its popular Maple Hill Sports Academy camps. The camps are open to boys and girls entering grades 3-9. The goal of the camps is to teach fundamental skills in baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and wrestling in an atmosphere that is fun and safe. Click here for more information...

Supply Lists for 2014-15 School Year

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

5th Annual Maple Hill Golf Charity Event - Register by August 21

The 5th Annual Maple Hill Charity Golf Classic will be held Sunday, Sept. 21 at Winding Brook Country Club. Cost is $80 per golfer with proceeds benefiting the Anchor Food Pantry and Christopher Beebe Memorial Scholarship Fund. Registration is due by August 21. Click here for a registration form with more info... Posted 7/30/14.

Voluntary Soccer Skills Nights for Boys and Girls - August 10 & 17

Boys and girls who plan to try out for modified soccer through varsity are invited to attend a series of instructional skills nights on August 10 and 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the field inside the High School track. Athletes will be able to ask questions and work with coaches and players on skills that they can practice at home to prepare for tryouts. Participation is voluntary and attendance will not be taken. Games will not be played on these nights. Athletes in grades 8-12, as well as community members, can play pickup games through the Town of Schodack on Mondays and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Posted 7/24/14.

Mark BubniakAthletic Director & Girls Basketball Coach Mark Bubniak Leaving District

After five years as athletic director and 13 years coaching Maple Hill girls basketball, Mark Bubniak will be leaving the district to become Athletic Director for Averill Park CSD. "As an alum of Maple Hill it has always been and will continue to be my home,” said Mr. Bubniak. “I'm very proud of what our student-athletes and coaches have accomplished, both in athletics and academics. I wish them nothing but continued success going forward.” Click here to read more... Posted 7/23/14.


Asbestos Abatement to Start in High School Basement on Monday, July 21

To help address any possible concerns, the district would like to inform our community that asbestos abatement will start Monday, July 21 at the High School. Hot and cold water pipes in the basement that have asbestos material on the outside of them are being removed. A doorway will be fenced off with plastic tubes blowing triple-filtered air outside. “All work is taking place in the basement where no students, teachers or staff have access to the area,” said Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Matt LaClair. The work is part of the Capital Project proposition voters approved in May that will allow the High School to move to municipal water. The asbestos work should be completed by August 11. If anyone has questions, please call Mr. LaClair’s cell phone at 813-6414. The district is also currently planning a second phase of the Capital Project that will go to voters this fall. Newsletters and other communications are planned for August and October to inform our community of the project details once they are more developed. Posted 7/18/14.

New Breakfast and Lunch Prices for 2014-15

Parents, please note that the price of lunch will increase by 15 cents and breakfast will increase by 25 cents for the 2014-15 school year. Posted 7/18/14.

  • Breakfast (all schools): $1.25
  • Elementary Lunch: $2.25
  • Middle and High School Lunch: $2.40

Michael Hiser and Michael Charsky Named BOE President and Vice President

Michael Hiser and Michael Charsky were elected Board of Education President and Vice President, respectively, at the Board's July 10 Reorganization Meeting. Congratulations. Posted 7/18/14.

District Ranked in Top 20 of Business Review Schools Report for 4th Straight Year

For the fourth year in a row, Schodack CSD was listed as a top 20 district in the Capital Region in the Albany Business Review’s annual Schools Report. Schodack CSD ranked #17 of 85 districts. Maple Hill High School ranked #14 of 87 High Schools in the region, the second highest ranking for a High School in Rensselaer County. Maple Hill High School was ranked #7 in the region for percentage of students going on to college. Click here to see the report... Posted 7/11/14.

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.

Budget Newsletter Earns 1st Place National Award

The district’s 2013-14 budget newsletter earned a 1st Place Award of Excellence from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Each year, school districts from across the country submit newsletters and other communication pieces for NSPRA’s Communications Awards. “While the budget newsletter has earned an award in each of the past six years, it typically has been a state award. NSPRA is the gold standard in school public relations so the award is truly significant,” said Communications Specialist Jason McCord. “Schodack CSD is the first Questar III school district in five years to earn a 1st place award.” Posted 7/01/14.

2014-15 School Day Calendar Available

The 2014-15 one-page school day calendar is available by clicking here... Posted 5/28/14.

School Nurses Share Tick Prevention Information

School nurses at Schodack CSD would like to share information about tick prevention. Click here for a brochure… Posted 5/07/14.