The district presented a draft of the proposed 2014-15 school budget at the April 8 Board of Education workshop that requires no cuts to staffing or programs next year and would require an estimated 1.41% increase in the tax levy. The BOE is scheduled to adopt a budget on April 24 with a community vote scheduled for May 20. A PowerPoint presentation is available by clicking here... Posted 4/11/14.
Community members will vote on a proposition as part of the May 20 budget vote that would allow the district to address three critical school infrastructure issues over the summer. Click here to read more... Posted 3/24/14.
MHHS Students Selected for Art Exhibit
High School students Devonai Wright and Matt Crawford had their artwork selected for The Sage Colleges’ 2014 High School Regional Art Exhibit. Their artwork was chosen from more than 400 pieces of art submitted by high school students from throughout the region. Congratulations! Posted 4/23/14.
CES Student Cast for Arthur Miller Play
CES student Andrew Currier will perform in Arthur Miller’s play “All My Sons” at the Albany Civic Theatre, which runs May 1-18. Andrew was cast for the performance and has spent weeks rehearsing. Congratulations and good luck! Click here for more info… Posted 4/23/14.
Village Repairs Water Line Under Tennis Courts
The Village of Castleton recently discovered a break in a water line underneath the tennis courts at Castleton Elementary School. The village is currently repairing the water line. There is no cost to the district for these repairs. We will inform our community when the work is complete and the tennis courts can be used again. Posted 4/21/14.
MHHS math teacher Janice Balogh was one of just 23 teachers in the Capital Region to be selected as a Master Teacher by New York State this week. “We are extremely proud of Mrs. Balogh becoming a Master Teacher. Knowing her for the past nine years as an outstanding math teacher for the district, I had no doubt that she would be accepted,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. “Her contribution will not only help Schodack students and teachers but students and teachers in other districts. Read more by clicking here... Posted 4/15/14.
Karen Williams’ class held a Celebrity Ball on April 9 where 2nd graders dressed as famous people like Albert Einstein, Annie Oakley and Willie Mays. Students then answered questions about what they learned about them. The project-based biography lesson taught students researching and public presentation skills. Great job! Click here to see a photo gallery... Posted 4/17/14.
Maple Hill Middle School held its annual Senior Citizens Reception on April 10 where grand parents and other members of our community enjoyed desserts, refreshments and presentations from students about what they have been learning this year. Click here to see a photo gallery... Posted 4/17/14.
CES Students Plant Flowers and Herbs
The CES Agricultural Program conducted a spring planting fundraiser and potting opportunity for students in April. For three days after school, students planted their pre-purchased plugs and were able to bring them home. Students potted lavender, rosemary, thyme, lemon thyme, oregano, begonia and geraniums. “The students were excited to bring some green home right as the weather began to improve,” said teacher Christine Charsky. Posted 4/18/14.
Family Makes Donation to Special Ed Program
The family of Mary Rossetti, who passed away last month, asked for donations to be given to the districtís Special Education department in lieu of flowers. MHHS junior Teresa Monahan presented a $1,100 donation in her grandmotherís name to the district this week. The district would like to thank the family for their generosity and offer its heartfelt condolences for their loss. Posted 4/09/14.
Interested in taking a yoga, Zumba, defensive driving or other Continuing Education class at Schodack CSD? Click here to see the Spring 2014 listing of offerings and registration information... Posted 4/02/14.
Please Observe No Parking Signs for Sporting Events
The district would like to remind our community to please observe No Parking signs for sporting events, in particular on South Schodack Road and behind the High School. The only parking places for athletic events are the High School and Middle School parking lots. Due to concerns about safety, the district has asked Schodack police to enforce these rules and violators may be ticketed. Posted 4/09/14.
Schodack CSD will hold its first ever Wildcat Marathon in May for students in K-12, family and community members, and faculty and staff. Students and anyone interested will complete a log with running/walking miles with a goal to complete 25 miles. On Thursday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m., everyone will meet at the High School track to walk or run the last 1.2 miles together, completing a 26.2 mile marathon distance. Click here to read more… Posted 4/09/14.
The Middle School performances of "Alice in Wonderland Jr." were a huge success, drawing large crowds on March 27 and 28. "I'm extremely proud of all the student performers and their professionalism," said Superintendent Bob Horan. "It was obvious that a lot of time and energy was put into the musical by the students, Mr. and Mrs. Streeter, and parent volunteers. I can't thank them enough." Click here to see photos from the musical performance for CES students... Posted 4/04/14.
U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko visited Maple Hill Middle School on March 17 to learn about the district’s initiative to locate start-up businesses in the school basement and other unused building space. “I love this innovation,” said Mr. Tonko. “It’s very cutting edge to bring businesses in like this. It offers great opportunities for students.” Click here to read more… Posted 3/17/14.
Congratulations to Schodack CSD students Bridget Bennett, Bryan Kern, Julia Keyoskey, Andrea Liss, Isabella Nelson, Mackenzie Otten, Angelina Pusateri and Karsen Randall who had their artwork selected for the Legislative Student Art Exhibit in Albany on March 6. Click here to see photos… Posted 3/14/14.
Superintendent Bob Horan spoke to more than 100 investors and entrepreneurs April 2 at the monthly StartUp Tech Valley meeting, connecting with potential start-up companies for unused space in MHMS. “Schodack School District is one of the only districts in the state that is working with start-up companies to provide them space to grow their business while providing our students with real-world opportunities,” said Mr. Horan. Click here to read more... Posted 4/03/14.
34th Annual Rotary Run - Sunday, May 18
The Southern Rensselaer County Rotary will hold its 34th Annual Rotary Run on Sunday, May 18. Click here for a flyer with more information and a registration form... Posted 3/07/14.