2013-14 School Budget Passed; BOE Members Elected; Thank You to Voters
The 2013-14 school budget was passed by a vote of 470 to 308 on May 21. The proposition to purchase a liquid propane bus was passed by a vote of 438 to 315. Bruce Romanchak (504 votes), Jeanne Strazza (471 votes) and Dan Grandinetti (51 write-in votes) were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Education. Thank you to everyone in our community who came out to vote. Posted 5/21/13.
This school year, Schodack CSD students have had their artwork selected for a number of juried art exhibits. Madison Bennett, Paige Bleau, Elizabeth Briggs, Moira Kelly, Cameron Renslow and Kyle Tedford had their artwork featured in the Legislative Art Exhibit; Jillian Flood, Samantha Giacomino, Alex Grossmann, Hannah Meacham and Amanda Thitz had their artwork featured in the High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition; and Kirsten Geracitano, Oteria Ludwig, Kellen Nugent, Bryce Perry, and Savanna Wemmette had their artwork selected for the Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit. Congratulations to all our students! Click here for a photo slideshow… Posted 5/16/13.
Baseball and Softball Teams Play in Tournaments
The Maple Hill baseball team is the #9 seed in the Section 2 Class C Tournament and will travel to face #8 Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m. The Maple Hill softball team is the #8 seed in the Section 2 Class C Tournament and will host #9 Voorheesville on Wednesday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. Good luck to both teams! Posted 5/20/13.
Hoops Against Hunger Charity Basketball Game - Friday, May 31
Schodack CSD will host the 5th Annual Hoops Against Hunger charity basketball game on Friday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the MHHS gym. The event features faculty and staff from CES and MHMS playing against faculty and staff from MHHS. Admission is $2 and a canned good or non-perishable food item. All proceeds benefit the Anchor food pantry in Castleton. There also will be a concession stand, 50/50 raffle and knockout games at half-time. “Come on out and watch your favorite out of shape and past their prime teachers compete against each other in a fun event for a good cause,” said teacher and organizer Patrick Austin. “We hope to see you there!” Posted 5/16/13.
The Schodack CSD community will host their 1st Relay Recess event on Wednesday, June 5 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the High School track. Relay Recess is an extension of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the Society’s signature event, which brings together communities for fun-filled, activities that educate people about cancer and healthy behaviors, and gives them a chance to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against this disease. If you are interested in helping out or donating, please click here… You can either donate money under your child’s teacher’s webpage or create your own team! For more information, e-mail Zenia Skalij or Carol-Jo Pusateri. Posted 4/12/13.
Groups Selling Luminaria Bags for Relay Recess Event
As part of the June 5 Relay for Life event, the Builders Club and SCCP are teaming up to sell luminaria bags for $5. These are white paper bags that can be decorated and will be lit with candles to line along the track for the night of the event. Each bag is in memory or in support of someone who has fought or is fighting cancer. Forms will be sent home with students and a table will also be set up the night of the event. For questions, e-mail Jacqueline Hill. Posted 5/13/13.
Schodack Police Department Holds Bike Rodeo - Saturday, June 8
The Schodack Police Department Benevolent Association will host a bike rodeo for town residents on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Maple Hill Middle School parking lot. They will teach bike safety, including proper helmet fitting and bike inspections, as well as hold bicycle giveaways for a few age groups. Thank you to the Schodack Police Department for helping to keep our students safe! Posted 5/16/13.
Booster Club Holding Mega-Raffle to Support Modified Sports Program
As part of their efforts to fund a modified sports program, the Maple Hill Athletic Booster Club is holding a mega-raffle with a $10,000 and two $2,500 prizes. Tickets cost $100. The drawing will be October 14. To sell or purchase tickets (you must be at least 18-years-old) please contact Lisa Bryda at email@example.com or 732-7050. Posted 5/16/13.
MHHS Senior Recognized for Artwork
Maple Hill senior Kirsten Geracitano received an honorable mention for her painting she submitted to the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 20th District. The competition featured 40 entries from 19 area school districts. Kirsten was recognized for her work at a reception with U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko at the Arts Center of the Capital Region on May 13. Kirsten is pictured to Mr. Tonko’s left. Congratulations! Posted 5/15/13.
FOX23 News recently ran a fantastic story on MHHS freshman Kyle Hurysz who helps manage the Maple Hill baseball team. Click here to see the story... Posted 5/06/13.
Students Name Scholar Athletes for Excellence in Academics
Congratulations to the boys lacrosse, girls softball, boys tennis, and boys and girls track and field teams who were named Scholar Athlete teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. To receive the honor, each team had to earn a GPA of 90% or better for the quarter. Posted 5/13/13.
MS Students Learn Seat Belt Safety
Maple Hill Middle School students had fun practicing seat belt safety on April 24 with the annual Battle of the Belts competition. The event featured 25 teams racing to put seatbelts on in a vehicle. Once buckled, they had to change seats and repeat until each team member was buckled into each seat. The annual event helps remind students about the importance of wearing seatbelts. Students also researched vehicle safety facts and included the facts on their T-shirt, bookmark and poster designs. Posted 5/06/13.
Locks for Love Hair Cutting Drive - Thursday, June 20
Schodack schools will hold the 9th annual Locks for Love hair cutting drive on Thursday, June 20 from 8:20 to 9:00 a.m. in the CES gym. Anyone is welcome to participate as long as you have 8 to 10 inches of non-chemically treated hair to donate. Please e-mail Ms. Herron or call 732-7755 to register. Thank you. Posted 5/01/13.