Schuylerville Drama Club presents The
Schuylerville Drama Club will present The Poisoned Apple on Friday,
March 14 and Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. The performances will be
held in the Schuylerville High School auditorium.
Your help needed in the MakerBot for the
Middle School campaign
Three-dimensional printing is among today’s most exciting
technological advances and Schuylerville Middle School teacher Mark
Belden and his students are embarking on a campaign to purchase a 3-D
MakerBot printer through the
Target gives $500 book donation to
Schuylerville’s Elementary School Library collection will grow a
little larger thanks to a $500 book donation from Target.
Parent Today: low-tech fun for winter days
According to the calendar, it's nearly spring, but Mother Nature
seems insistent on a bit more winter. If you're looking for some ideas
for low-tech activities for elementary school-aged children during these
cold days, check out
this article from Parent Today. Not a Parent Today
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Read Across America Day spotlights Seussical
What does brushing your teeth have to do with being a good reader? As
it turns out, the two can be connected.
District’s talented writers and artists have
work accepted for publication
Nine Schuylerville High School students have had their work accepted
for publication in the juried journal Talent Unlimited.
Runner qualifies for state championships
Congratulations to Schuylerville 10th-grader Suzaan Hanehan, who
qualified to compete in the New York State Indoor Track and Field
Championships to be held in Ithaca.
Navigating the college financial aid forms
It's college search and acceptance season—complete with all the
excitement and anxiety that comes with such a life-changing event. If
financial aid is among the items on your anxiety list, check out the
article from Parent Today that provides information on navigating
college financial aid forms. Not a Parent Today subscriber?
Learn how to set up a free account.
Board of Regents adopts changes to Common
Core and testing
Amid a growing clamor for change, the New York State Board of Regents
adopted several measures meant to improve the implementation of the
Common Core Learning Standards at its meetings February 10-11, 2014.
Governor Andrew Cuomo responded with a call for any changes to await
legislative recommendations from his recently appointed Common Core
Governor’s budget proposal increases
education aid but fails to address GEA issues
If enacted, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal would
increase investments in New York state schools by 3.8 percent or $807
million next year. Schuylerville would see a 2.61 percent increase in
state aid in 2014-2015 under the proposal. However, that increase would
be offset by the state’s continued use of the Gap Elimination Adjustment
(GEA)—an issue that was not fully addressed in the governor’s budget.
Change in procedures for sports physicals
The district has changed the procedures related to sports physicals
for students who are interested in participating in athletics.
Yearbooks on sale now
High School yearbooks and Elementary/Middle School yearbooks are on
sale now. Parents can order online at
www.balfour.com or by using district order forms.
District petitioning to move athletic teams
to Foothills Council
Schuylerville Central School District will be submitting a petition
to move its athletic teams from the Wasaren League to the Foothills
Council. The Council will vote in February on the request. If approved,
the change would begin with the fall 2014 sports season and
Schuylerville would be playing against teams
Schuylerville kindergarten registration for
2014-15 school year
If your child will be entering kindergarten at Schuylerville
Elementary School in fall 2014, please call the school at 695-3255, ext.
1224 to be added to a kindergarten registration enrollment list.
USDA eases portion requirements for school
Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) announced it was making permanent the flexibility that schools
were granted last year relating to meat, meat alternatives (such as
cheese), bread and grain portions for students.
2014-2015 general school calendar available
The general 2014-2015 school year calendar, which includes school
vacation days, conference days and starting/ending dates is now
here to view it online or as a
New iPad initiative enhances learning
opportunities in the digital world
[view youtube video on ipad initiative]
"The iPads make learning fun,” said 11-year-old Cameron Garrison.
“Kids like technology so they look forward to doing their school work.”
Cameron is among a group of Schuylerville students who are participating
in the district’s iPad pilot program. Under the initiative, all
sixth-grade students and some High School science students are using
iPads to expand and enhance classroom learning.
District offers mySchoolBucks online access
and payment options for school meals
Schuylerville parents can now access their children’s school meal
accounts online for free to review purchases made and check account
balances using the mySchoolBucks service. An option to add money to the
accounts using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks is also
available for a convenience fee of 3.95 percent. The system was set up
as an alternative payment option; parents are not required to use the
Cold weather safety
With the extremely cold weather we’re experiencing, the district
presents some tips on cold weather safety.
Schuylerville graduates returning to share
insights with current students
In what has become a tradition at Schuylerville High School,
graduates will return to the district on Friday, January 10, 2014 to
share insights, advice and anecdotes with current freshmen and seniors.
Past “returning graduate” events have been both enlightening and
amusing, with alumni sharing stories on everything from strict college
professors and courses they wish they took in high school to advice on
handling newly found independence and to getting along with crazy
High School students recognized for academic
success in the first quarter
Schuylerville High School Principal Matthew Sickles has announced
students accomplishing notable achievement during the first marking
Middle School honor roll for the first
Schuylerville Middle School Principal Katie Elsworth has announced
the high-achieving students who have made the honor roll for the first
Angry birds and zombies invade Middle School
classrooms as students participate in Computer Science Education
“It’s like playing a video game, but you’re learning to write code
while you do it,” said Schuylerville Aliena Diotte.
Two accomplished Schuylerville musicians
performing on Melodies of Christmas
Two Schuylerville High School students—senior Kelly Meehan and
sophomore Adam Eydelson—were chosen to be part of the Melodies of
Christmas performance and television show this year.
Parents and community members encouraged to
sign up to receive notifications regarding sex offenders
Schuylerville parents and community members are encouraged to sign up
to receive notifications regarding sex offenders who take up residence
in the school district; similar information also is available on a
website maintained by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice.
With the availability of these tools, law enforcement agencies no longer
share sex offender information with school districts.
Board of Regents forming subcommittee to
review Common Core implementation
Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch is establishing a Regents
subcommittee to review the Common Core implementation process in New
Lockdown drills among numerous safety
measures in district
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Schuylerville conducted a lockdown
drill at all three of its schools. The drill was conducted by the
district's safety specialist, New York State police and district
administrators. It lasted approximately 20 minutes during which time the
schools went into complete lockdown as they would if an intruder was on
campus. All school staff and students responded appropriately and
returned to regularly scheduled classes and activities. This is one of
several measures taken by the district to help improve safety and
pinpoint areas where improvements can be made.
New social media outlets mean more
opportunities for cyberbullying and unsafe online usage
With all the new social media outlets, keeping track of your
children’s online behavior is becoming more challenging than ever
before. Check out the
article from Parent Today that provides important information about
such sites as Ask.fm, KIK.com and Formspring. Not a Parent Today
Learn how to set up a free account.
Eighth-grade artists recognized by Lions
Club for Peace Project posters
Congratulations to four Schuylerville eighth-graders—Grace Hanehan,
Julia Rivers, Sidney Gregorek and Alice Voell-White—who were recognized
by the local Lions Club for the artwork they created as part of the
organization's Peace Project art show last month.
Class of 2014 news
Looking for information about the Class of 2014? If so, link to the
senior class webpage for all the latest news. The page contains
links to information on the senior trip, senior class accomplishments,
activities and more. Feel free to bookmark the page for easy reference
in the future.
District excels in food allergy awareness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued
its first guidelines to schools on how to best protect students who have
With new standards and tougher tests, state
adjusts Academic Intervention Service (AIS) requirements
In light of the major changes taking place in classrooms across the
state—including new learning standards and tougher state
assessments—state leaders have lowered the threshold that determines
when a district must provide formal academic support programming to a
Visitor parking and additional student
parking spaces planned
After analyzing the parking situation on campus, the district will
establish seven visitor parking places in the main parking lot; four
will be near the Elementary School and Middle School and three will be
in front of the High School. Also, 18 new student parking places will be
added behind the Administration Building.
Understanding Common Core Standards: Parent
Today articles shed some light