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Principal

Assistant Principal

14 Spring Street

Schuylerville, NY 12871

(518) 695-3255

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Serving students in grades 6-8, Schuylerville Middle School is dedicated to creating independent, confident and well-prepared young adults by addressing their individual social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs. The school is a true community, with collaboration among faculty, staff, students, administrators and parents. The Middle School's supportive environment fosters independence while, at the same time, immerses students in rich, challenging and purposeful educational experiences that will prepare them to become lifelong learners. [MORE]

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Green Ribbon School volunteers beautify the campus for Earth Day

Members of the district's Green Ribbon School Team organized more than 80 volunteers to create sidewalk artwork to greet students, staff and visitors on Earth Day. Special thanks to Green Ribbon School volunteer Deborah McGloine and the Elementary School Art Club for the creations. [see earth day photo gallery]

Fall sports sign-ups and physicals

The fall sports sign-ups and physicals are scheduled as follows: [READ MORE]

Unused snow day lead to extended Memorial Day weekend

Schuylerville Central School District will not hold classes on Friday, May 23, 2014, extending the usual long Memorial Day weekend. [READ MORE]

Easing test anxiety

Over the next two weeks, students in grades 3-8 will be taking state exams in English language arts and math. Our friends at Parent Today offer some tips for easing stress that may occur. [READ MORE]

Parent Today tackles subject of teen heroin use

Today's news coverage is full of stories about the increase in heroin use by teenagers; in fact, it's become a major concern just across the state border in Vermont. Check out the article from Parent Today that provides information on this subject, as well as resources you can use. Not a Parent Today subscriber? Learn how to set up a free account.

Robotics Team heading to first competition of the year

Schuylerville’s Robotics Team will be competing in its first competition of the season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)...[READ MORE]

Middle School honor roll for the second marking period

Schuylerville Middle School Principal Katie Elsworth has announced the high-achieving students who have made the honor roll... [READ MORE]

High 5 students recognized for raising academic averages

The Schuylerville students listed below are being recognized as High 5 students for increasing their academic averages... [READ MORE]

Overwhelming generosity in MakerBot campaign means Middle School can purchase 3-D printer

“I am at a loss for words after experiencing such generosity from our parents, residents, staff and even people outside our community,” said Mark Belden, Schuylerville Middle School technology teacher. “I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for the support that will allow us to purchase a state-of-the-art 3-D printer for our students.” [READ MORE] 

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 panel. [READ MORE] 

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. [READ MORE

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. [READ MORE

2014-2015 general school calendar available now

The general 2014-2015 school year calendar, which includes school vacation days, conference days and starting/ending dates is now available. Click here to view it online or as a PDF file.

New iPad initiative enhances learning opportunities in the digital world
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"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. [READ MORE]

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 service. [READ MORE]

Cold weather safety

With the extremely cold weather we’re experiencing, the district presents some tips on cold weather safety. [READ MORE]

Angry birds and zombies invade Middle School classrooms as students participate in Computer Science Education Week

“It’s like playing a video game, but you’re learning to write code while you do it,” said Schuylerville Aliena Diotte. [READ MORE]

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. [READ MORE]

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 York. [READ MORE]

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. [READ MORE]

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 subscriber? Learn how to set up a free account.

District excels in food allergy awareness activities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued its first guidelines to schools on how to best protect students who have food allergies. [READ MORE] 

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 student. [READ MORE]

Daily Announcements information
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April 22, 2014

Green Ribbon School Earth Day activities.

Board of Education Meeting: BOCES board election and budget vote. 3 p.m. Administration Building.

April 30, 2014

Grades 3-8 New York State Mathematics exam.

May 1, 2014

Grades 3-8 New York State Mathematics exam.

May 2, 2014

Grades 3-8 New York State Mathematics exam.

May 5, 2014

Fall sports sign-ups for Middle School students. During physical education classes.

Green Ribbon School National Screen-Free Week activities.

May 6, 2014

Fall sports sign-ups for Middle School students. During physical education classes.

Elementary and Middle School Art Show. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Elementary and Middle Schools.

Dollars for Scholars Barbecue Fundraiser.

Dollars for Scholars Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.

May 7, 2014

Green Ribbon School National Bike/Walk to School Day activities.

Green Ribbon School Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Elementary School Library.

May 9, 2014

End of grades K-12 marking period.

May 12, 2014

District Budget Hearing. 6 p.m. Administration Building.

Board of Education Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.

May 13, 2014

Black Horses Booster Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m. High School Cafeteria.

May 14, 2014

Grades 5 & 6 Advanced Band Spring Concert. 7 p.m. High School Auditorium.

May 15, 2014

Grades 6-12 Progress Reports posted on Parent Portal.

May 20, 2014

Budget Vote & Board of Education Elections. Noon-9 p.m. Elementary School Lobby.

Dollars for Scholars Ice Cream Social.

Grades 7 & 8 Band/Chorus Spring Concert. 7 p.m. High School Auditorium.

May 23, 2014

No school (unused snow day).

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day. No school.

May 30, 2014

Grade 8 Dinner & Dance. 6:30 p.m. Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria.

[link to all middle school events]

 

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