Schodack Central School District

1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Lee Bordick, Interim Superintendent

Congratulations to Class of 2015!

Thank you to all the parents who sent photos of the High School Commencement Ceremony on June 26. Congratulations to our newest alumni! View a photo gallery.

Congratulations to Grade 8 Students!

Thank you to all the parents who sent photos of the Grade 8 Graduation on June 25. Congratulations to our students! View a photo gallery.

Stories About Schodack

 

Students in Senior BandStudents Perform in Senior Band at All County Music Festival

Congratulations to students who performed in the Senior Band on Jan. 28 as part of the All County Music Festival held at Lansingburgh CSD.

 

 

Junior ChoirStudents Perform in Junior Chorus at All County Music Festival

Congratulations to students who performed in the Junior Chorus on Jan. 28 as part of the All County Music Festival held at Lansingburgh CSD.

 

 

Students in Jazz ChoirStudents Perform in Jazz Choir at All County Music Festival

Congratulations to students who performed in the Jazz Choir on Jan. 28 as part of the All County Music Festival held at Lansingburgh CSD.

 

 

Principal Ron Agostinoni and Red-Kap Vice President Jon KaplanRed-Kap Provides $500 to Maple Hill High School

Schodack CSD would like to sincerely thank Red-Kap Vice President Jon Kaplan who hand-delivered a $500 check as part of the Educational Alliance Program. "This is the fifth year we've received the donation," said High School Principal Ron Agostinoni. "The money is used to purchase equipment that can be used to enhance learning in Math, Science, and Technology. We are very appreciative of this award."

Senator Kathy Marchione with the Horan familySuperintendent Horan Honored by Senator Marchione

Senator Kathy Marchione honored Superintendent Bob Horan with a moving tribute on the Senate floor on Jan. 24. "Our superintendent Bob Horan was admired, respected, and loved, and is truly missed. We honor his legacy and his life in service to others," said Senator Marchione. Watch the video.

 

Students with author Steve SheinkinMiddle School Students Enjoy Visit by Author

Maple Hill Middle School students learned first-hand what it is like being a writer when author Steve Sheinkin visited the school today on Jan. 13. Read more.

 

 

Graduates speak at panel discussionGraduates Help Students with Transition to College

Maple Hill graduates returned to the High School on Jan. 11 to share their experiences at college as part of an annual panel discussion to help juniors and seniors better prepare for college. "Don't take High School for granted," said Kayla Hanrahan, a freshman at Sacred Heart University. Read more.

 

New HS entrance locationNew Temporary Entrance for High School

The entrance for MHHS has moved to the old District Office entrance as part of the Capital Project starting Tuesday, Jan. 3. All visitors should use this entrance, where the Main Office, Guidance Office, and Nurse's Office are temporary located. More info.

 

 

CES studentsStudents Published in Skribblers Magazine

Congratulations to our latest published authors at CES who had their work included in Skribblers, a magazine that features student stories and artwork! Thank you to the PTO for buying copies of the children's publication for our students. See the student work here.

 

 

Diana Pugliese wins spelling beeDiana Pugliese Wins MS Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 8th grader Diana Pugliese who won Maple Hill Middle School's Spelling Bee on Dec. 22! Diana will represent Schodack CSD at the Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctors Theatre in February. Congratulations also to all our spellers!

 

 

Coach Joseph McCabe and student wrestlersCoach Joseph McCabe Celebrates 50th Year of Coaching

Congratulations to Coach Joseph McCabe who is celebrating his 50th year of coaching! "We are so lucky to have Coach McCabe helping with the wrestling program as much as he does," said Athletic Director David Austin. Read more.

 

 

Students at Leadership SummitGr. 6-8 Student Leaders Attend Youth Leadership Summit

Student leaders in grades 6-8 learned how to be stronger citizen leaders and promote positive character change at the 15th Annual Character Education Youth Leadership Summit in December, organized by The Academy for Character Education at Sage Colleges, which featured engaging workshops and a guest speaker.

 

Senior Noah RobertsSenior Rebuilds Cross-Country Bridge for Eagle Scout Project

For his Eagle Scout project, MHHS senior Noah Roberts rebuilt a bridge on the school's cross-country course. Read more here in an article by senior Dylan Rossiter. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Rossiter.)

 

 

MS Students of the MonthNovember Students of the Month

Congratulations to Jackson Daly, Tobiah Gieser and Angelina Pusateri, Maple Hill Middle School's Students of the Month! Read more.

 

 

HS Students of the 1st quarterStudents of the First Quarter Announced

Congratulations to Makaila Maier, Tyler Hanrahan, Laurel Hay, and Rebecca Leverone, Maple Hill High School's Students of the First Quarter. Read more.

 

 

Students learn about computer programmingStudents in All Grades Learn About Computer Programming

Students learned about computer programming the week of Dec. 5 as part of Hour of Code, a global movement that encourages students to spend an hour learning about computer science. Read more.

 

 

Student internsNew Program Creates Internships for MHHS Students

The new Career Exploration Internship Program is providing real-work experiences for MHHS juniors and seniors by creating internships with local companies. Read more.

 

 

 

Middle School students learn about oil spillsMHMS Students Learn About Impact of Oil Spills

Sixth graders learned about the devastation that oil spills have on ecosystems and the impact on biodiversity during a hands-on classroom activity.

 

 

 

Students and teacher perform at TubaChristmasStudents and Teacher Perform at NYS Holiday Tree Lighting Event

Students Josh Donnelly and Garrett Jensen joined Music Teacher Adam Streeter on Dec. 4 to perform in Albany TubaChristmas at the Empire State Plaza as part of the New York State Holiday Tree Lighting event. Congratulations!

 

 

Students listen to guest speakerGlobal Foundries Manager Visits HS Science Classroom

To help MHHS students learn about careers available in science, Daniel Chumney, a Technical Program Manager for Global Foundries, spoke to students as part of the monthly Science Seminar Series. " Mr. Chumney spoke to students about his background in engineering and about the rapid changes coming in technology," said Teacher Kaitlin McGann.

Family of Bob HoranBob Horan's Family & Schodack Community Celebrate Capital Project

The family of Bob Horan and the Schodack community came together on Nov. 22 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Capital Project that was his vision. "Mr. Horan was a champion for this project because he was a champion for students. For him, it was always about the students," said Principal Ron Agostinoni. Read more.

 

Salerno familyKylie Salerno Finishes in Finals in State Swimming Championships

Congratulations to Kylie Salerno who represented Maple Hill at the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships at Ithaca College on Nov. 19. Kylie made the finals with a 1:00.9 in the 100 yard backstroke.

 

 

Water faucetResults of Lead Testing at Castleton Elementary School

Schodack CSD has received results for lead testing that was conducted at Castleton Elementary School as part of a new state requirement. Here is a parent letter that was sent home with students on Nov. 14. Here are the individual test results. We will share results of Maple Hill High School as soon as we receive them.

 

Horan familyBob Horan Honored as Outstanding NYS Superintendent

Superintendent Bob Horan was named Outstanding New York State Superintendent by the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education at its conference on Nov. 20. Bob's family and several school administrators traveled to the conference in Rochester to accept the award. Read more.

 

Students on field tripAP Students Conduct Marine Research on Field Trip

Students in AP Biology and Environmental Science conducted real life research with a field trip to the Marine Research Facility at Stony Brook University on Long Island. Read more.

 

 

Water faucetResults of Lead Testing at Maple Hill Middle School

Schodack CSD has received complete results of lead testing at Maple Hill Middle School. Here is a parent letter that was sent home with students on Nov. 3. Here are the individual test results. We will share results for Castleton Elementary and Maple Hill High School as soon as we receive them.

 

Noah Roberts accepts awardSenior Recognized in DAR Good Citizen Contest

Senior Noah Roberts earned 2nd place in the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen regional competition on Nov. 12. "Noah was selected by faculty and peers to represent Maple Hill," said Counselor Teresa Hebert. "He was commended for his outstanding academics, superior service to his community and insightful commentary as expressed in his essay on the topic of how good citizenship helps preserve our American heritage.

Local veteransCES Students Interview Local Veterans

Fifth graders learned first-hand about the experiences and thoughts of veterans on Nov. 9 when four local veterans visited to answer the questions they had written. "These are great questions. Are you sure you're only 5th graders?" said Jim Gibbons. "If we can help you understand how lucky you are to have what you have, then we've done our job." More photos.

 

Students learn about Wall of HonorGr. 5 Students Tour Gr. 7 Wall of Honor

Grade 5 students had an opportunity on Nov. 9 to see the Wall of Honor projects that 7th grade students made for this annual event which honors veterans and those who serve their community. More photos.

 

 

Senior chorusStudents Perform in Senior Chorus at Regional Concert

Congratulations to students in the Senior Chorus who participated in the All County Music Festival at Hoosic Valley CSD on Nov. 5!

 

 

Elementary ChorusStudents Perform in Elementary Chorus at Regional Concert

Congratulations to students in the Elementary Chorus who participated in the All County Music Festival at Hoosic Valley CSD on Nov. 5!

 

 

Junior BandStudents Perform in Junior Band at Regional Concert

Congratulations to students in the Junior Band who participated in the All County Music Festival at Hoosic Valley CSD on Nov. 5!

 

 

Students research presidential candidatesMiddle School Students Learn About Issues in Presidential Election

MHMS students dug deep into the issues in this year's election by using Chromebooks and ProCon.org. "Students used the site to learn about the four presidential candidate's positions on 75 issues that should be part of the national conversation and debates," explained Teacher James Farrell. "The students learned the pro and con of each issue then took a quiz on their viewpoints on the same issues. The results matched them to the candidate that shared the most things in common."

Kylie SalernoKylie Salerno Qualifies for States in Swimming

Congratulations to Kylie Salerno who qualified for states on Nov. 4 in backstroke!

 

 

 

Students learn about electionMiddle School Students Learn About Issues in Presidential Election

MHMS students dug deep into the issues in this year's election by using Chromebooks and ProCon.org. "Students used the site to learn about the four presidential candidate's positions on 75 issues that should be part of the national conversation and debates," explained Teacher James Farrell. "The students learned the pro and con of each issue then took a quiz on their viewpoints on the same issues. The results matched them to the candidate that shared the most things in common."

Monica Strain and Allison FeltMonica Strain and Allison Felts Qualify for States in Cross Country

Congratulations to Monica Strain and Allison Felts who finished 2nd and 9th, respectively, in the Nov. 4 Class D Sectional Championship and are headed to states!

 

 

Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Great Season with Section II Title

Congratulations to the boys varsity soccer team on an outstanding season! The team won its first Section II title in five years on Oct. 29 and advanced to the regional final.

 

 

Photos from Annual CES Halloween Parade

Castleton Elementary School held its annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 31. More photos.

 

 

 

Halloween paradeVideo of Annual CES Halloween Parade

Here is a video of the Castleton Elementary School Halloween Parade on Oct. 31.

 

 

 

Presidential DebateStudents Hold 4th U.S. Presidential Debate

Maple Hill High School hosted the 4th U.S. Presidential Debate on Oct. 27 thanks to students in the Debate Club and Presidential Election class. Before a packed auditorium, students portrayed candidates Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Donald Trump while showing their impressive knowledge of each candidate's positions and previous debate answers. More photos.

Blood driveNational Honor Society Organizes Blood Drive

Thanks to the National Honor Society, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York received much needed blood donations on Oct. 28. Each year, students work with the Red Cross to organize two blood drives at Maple Hill High School. Great job!

 

Students learn about careers in scienceMHHS Students Learn About Careers in Science

To help MHHS students learn about careers available in science, Dr. Mary Krenceski, Principle Process Chemist for Momentive Performance Materials in Waterford, spoke to students as part of the monthly Science Seminar Series. "Dr. Krenceski spoke with students about the silicone materials she works with and the many uses they have in our everyday life," said Teacher Kaitlin McGann.

Author Eric Litwin sings with students"Pete the Cat" Author Visits CES

Students at Castleton Elementary School were singing and laughing along with author Eric Litwin at the Oct. 24 Monthly Morning Assembly. Mr. Litwin, who is a former teacher, explained to students that he started writing his "Pete the Cat" books to encourage children to read by incorporating music in his stories.

 

Police visit with kindergartnersSchools Practice Lockdown Drills to Help Keep Students Safe

To help ensure the safety of our students and staff, Schodack CSD held lockdown drills in all three school buildings on Oct. 19. We would like to thank the Schodack Police Department and New York State Police for their help with the drills. Schools are required to hold four lockdown drills during the school year starting this year. For more information, please see this parent letter that was sent home last month.

Musicians teach studentsMusicians Help Inspire 3rd Graders

Third graders got some inspiration on Oct. 13 as they start to learn how to play recorders when a local group of musicians who use the instruments performed for them. "If kids can learn to read and play music, they can learn to have great fun and wonderful experiences playing music," said Carrie Larson. Read more.

 

Earth science field tripHands-On Science Lesson for 8th Graders

Eighth graders recently had an opportunity for a hands-on Earth Science lesson. "We conducted some field work at Buttermilk Falls," explained teacher Maureen Carreau. "Students were busy collecting rock samples, observing the outcroppings of rock, and analyzing sedimentation rates."

 

Students of the MonthSeptember Students of the Month

Congratulations to Gianna Morse, Samantha Dubbelde and Olivia Neumann, the Maple Hill Middle School Students of the Month! Read more.

 

 

Senior Dylan Rossiter speaks to studentsSenior Dylan Rossiter Speaks to MS Newspaper Club

The Maple Hill Middle School Newspaper Club had a guest speaker on Oct. 11 when senior Dylan Rossiter explained his work for his website 518Sports and as a blogger for the Times Union through the New Visions program. "He was an excellent guest speaker, making his former 7th grade teacher proud!" said Teacher Christine Fowler.

 

Donations for anchorsStudent Allison Felts Organizes Donation Drive for The Anchor

MHHS junior Allison Felts is collecting personal hygiene and toiletry items for The Anchor to help those in need. Allison's efforts stem from her participation in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) conference last June. "My experience changed my life, along with sparking an incentive to make a positive impact in my community," she explained. "It is my goal to help the less fortunate in our community by collecting toiletry and personal care items." Donations of new items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, lotion and soap can be dropped off in boxes located in the lobbies of all three school buildings. Great job, Allison!

Speaker talks with studentsHS Students Learn About STEM Careers

Maple Hill High School has begun their third year of the Science Seminar Series, aimed at exposing students to careers in STEM fields. "This year's first speaker was Keith Algozzine, Co-Founder and CEO of Upstate Concierge Medicine and Management, a telemedical services firm," explained teacher Kaitlin McGann.

 

Seniors Honored for Outstanding Success on National Exams

Senior Benjamin Sherwood has been named a Semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by scoring in the top 16,000 of the more than 1.6 million students who took the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT. Additionally, seniors Adam Hacker, Andrea Liss and Emily Roloson were named Commended Students in the program by placing among the top 3 percent of students taking the exam. "We are very proud of these students who have demonstrated their academic talents and potential for future academic success," said Counselor Teresa Hebert. Congratulations!

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes talks with studentsStudents Welcome Author to CES

Students welcomed author Jewell Parker Rhodes to Castleton Elementary School on Sept. 29 whose novel "Towers Falling" 5th graders are currently reading. Read more about her visit. More photos.

 

 

Students sing songVideo of CES Students Singing Song

Here is a short video of Castleton Elementary students singing a song at the Monthly Morning Assembly on Sept. 29.

 

 

 

Students learn about fruits and vegetablesFood Services Make Fruits and Vegetables Fun for CES Students

CES students learned about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables during an event organized by Director of Dining Services Tom McNay on Sept. 21. "Tom did a nice job and we thank him for being a part of the educational process here at CES," said Principal James Derby. "Getting these kids hooked on fruits and vegetables at an early age is essential."

 

HS students learn about college opportunitiesHigh School Students Learn About College Opportunities

Maple Hill High School students had an opportunity to ask dozens of college and university representatives about their programs at the annual Fall College Caravan on Sept. 22. Thanks to the Guidance Office for creating so many great opportunities for our students!

 

 

Opening day of schoolFirst Day of School Photos

Here is a gallery of first day of school photos. Thank you to all our parents who shared your photos!

 

 

 

Students arriving for first day of schoolVideo of CES Students Arriving

Here is a short video of students arriving on the first day of school at CES.

 

 

 

 

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