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]
Middle School honor roll for the third marking period
Schuylerville Middle School Principal Katie Elsworth has announced the high-achieving students who have made the honor roll for the third marking period. [read more]
High 5 students recognized for raising academic averages
Schuylerville recognizes the following learners as High 5 students for increasing their academic averages a minimum of five points from the second to third quarter. [read more]
Voters approve district's proposed 2013-2014 budget
By a margin of 639 to 265, Schuylerville residents approved the district's proposed $32.06 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The budget is projected to carry a 1.66 percent tax levy increase, which is below the district's maximum allowable tax levy of 3.62 percent. The proposal represents a spending increase of 3.52 percent. [read more]
No school Friday, May 24, 2013
Schuylerville students will have an extra long Memorial Day weekend this year. There will be no classes held on Friday, May 24, 2013 due to an unused snow day. Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day.
State exams scheduled for April in English Language Arts and math will test new learning standards
Schuylerville students in grades 3-8 will be taking New York State exams in the coming weeks. The English Language Arts (ELA) tests will be given Tuesday, April 16 through Thursday, April 18, 2013. The mathematics exams are the following week, from Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, April 26, 2012. These state exams are generating a lot of conversations and media coverage, as they will—for the first time—test students on more difficult content that is part of the new Common Core State Standards. [read more]
Board of Education adopts $32 million budget proposal to present to voters
Schuylerville’s Board of Education has adopted a $32.06 million budget proposal for the 2013-2014 school year. The proposed spending plan will be presented to district voters on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. [read more]
School budgets 101: A detailed look at the challenges faced by New York Schools
School budgets in New York are particularly intricate, with multiple formulas to figure out school aid, tax levy caps and tax bills. If you'd like to delve into the details and learn more about some of the biggest challenges schools throughout New York State are facing, please take a few moments to read through [read more]
Understanding New York's property tax levy cap
In June 2011, New York State leaders responded to calls for property tax relief by enacting a law that placed new restrictions on how school districts (and municipalities) may increase their tax levies. Although often referred to as a “2 percent tax cap,” the law does not, in fact, restrict any proposed tax levy increase to 2 percent. [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 a minimum of five points from the first to second quarter. [read more]
New All-Sports Booster Club formed to support district athletic teams
Schuylerville's new All-Sports Booster Club is now organized and fully operational. [read more]
District facing budget gap between $642,000 and $1 million
Schuylerville is facing another year of extreme challenges as district officials work through the process of developing the 2013-2014 budget proposal to present to voters in May. [read more]
Teachers become the students on superintendent’s conference day
While Schuylerville students are relaxing on a day off from school on Monday, March 18, 2013, teachers and other staff members will claim their seats in the district classrooms for a broad variety of staff development training opportunities. [read more]
Dollars for Scholars expands penny drive to Middle School
Dollars for Scholars has extended its penny drive beyond the Elementary School into Schuylerville Middle School. Money collected at each grade level is put into a bank certificate of deposit and used for scholarships when the classes graduate. Collection jugs are located in each grade 6 classroom and in Mrs. Kenyon-Smith's computer lab for grade 7 and Ms. Luke's art room for grade 8. [See more information on Dollars for Scholars]
Clean out your closet for a cause
Members of the Schuylerville Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club are helping the homeless in Saratoga County by participating in the Teens for Jeans program. [read more]
Board adopts 2013-2014 school calendar
The general calendar for the 2013-2014 school year (start date, school breaks, holidays, etc.) is now available. Click here to view a PDF version.
District hosting All-County Choral Festival
Schuylerville is hosting the All-County Chorus Music Festival Friday, January 25 through Saturday, January 26, 2013. [read more]
Cold weather safety
With the extremely cold weather we’re experiencing, the district presents some tips on cold weather safety: [read more]
New All-Sports Booster Club forming in district
Schuylerville parents are invited to become involved in the district’s new All-Sports Booster Club. [read more]
Schuylerville district leaders and Board of Education advocating for change
Schuylerville Central School District—like school districts throughout New York—is facing a fiscal crisis. The downturn of the national economy, coupled with new mandates and the state's tax levy limit, has challenged public schools to continue to provide a high-quality education to all students with significantly fewer resources. As a result, districts are making devastating cuts to educational programs as they adjust to rising costs that are outpacing revenues. [read more]
Middle School announces MVPsSchuylerville Middle School is recognizing students throughout the school year who stand out as role models for the school's character education "words of the month." [read more]
Parent letter regarding security in Schuylerville's schoolsSuperintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman is sending home a letter with students today regarding school security. Click here to download and read the letter. [PDF file]
Supporting our children this weekWe are all struggling to deal with the senseless tragedy that occurred Friday at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Members of our crisis teams and other key personnel are working to offer any necessary supports to help our students this week. Meanwhile, we continue to look at security measures in all of our school buildings and remain diligent in tending to the safety of children and staff. [read more]
Resources for talking with children about tragic eventsSchuylerville Central School District extends its deepest sympathies to those affected by the school shootings in Connecticut. In light of light of these events, and remembering other similar tragedies in recent years, the district offers as a resource some suggestions on the best ways to talk to our kids about the events we all may see in the news. [read more]
Middle School honor roll for the first marking periodSchuylerville Middle School Principal Katie Elsworth has announced the high-achieving students who have made the honor roll for the first marking period. [read more]
Flu information for district familiesThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the flu season is beginning earlier than usual this year. With this in mind, Schuylerville Central School District is providing information to parents and community members regarding the flu. [read more]
Middle School announces October MVPsSchuylerville Middle School is recognizing students throughout the school year who stand out as role models for the school's character education "words of the month." For the month of October, 19 students were honored for their exemplary behavior related to the concept of respect...[read more]
Congratulations to Schuylerville's cross country teamCongratulations to the members of the district's cross country team for their performance in state-level competition. The girls team placed sixth in state. [read more]
Who will be president...of the class?
While the presidential candidates tour the country to campaign for office, Schuylerville Middle School students will be doing their own campaigning on a local level.[read more]
Middle School forming team for the 5K Rundead for Special Olympics
Schuylerville Middle School students are invited to participate in the 5K Rundead for Special Olympics, also known as the "zombie run." The 5K race takes place on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Saratoga Springs State Park. [READ MORE]
Parent Portal informationThe district is expanding its green initiatives (and saving in mailing costs) by posting grades 6-12 progress reports and report cards on an Internet-based "parent portal" system. The first set of progress reports will be posted Friday, October 12, 2012. Click here for updated Parent Portal information.
District recognized for superior energy efficiencyIn recognition of the district’s “superior energy performance,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Schuylerville Central School District as an “Energy Star.” Receiving the 2012 Energy Star certification means the district performs in the top 25 percent of organizations/businesses with similar facilities nationwide... [READ MORE]
New York State Department of Health releases 2012-13 flu guide for parentsThe New York State Health Department has released its flu guide for the 2012-2013 school year. Click here to download a copy. [PDF file] [READ MORE]
Healthier options in the lunch line
As Schuylerville students returned to school, they may have discovered an even greater variety of nutritious food choices in the cafeterias. The changes come as the result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, [read more]
Transportation Department earns near perfect passing rating on state school bus safety inspection
Schuylerville’s Transportation Department has once again earned a near-perfect score (98.7 percent) on its New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) bus safety inspection. [read more]
District wins three statewide communications awards
Schuylerville Central School District's website has captured an award of honor in the New York State School Public Relations Association's (NYSPRA) 33rd Annual Communications Contest. [read more]
Plenty of smiles accompanied the shiny sneakers, backpacks and lunchboxes as students and staff excitedly made their way onto campus to start the 2012-2013 school year. [read more] [view photo gallery]Whether it’s Haitian children in need or children closer to home, Schuylerville students and staff show a true spirit of compassion and giving. [READ MORE]
Staffing changes and additions for the 2012-2013 school year
Schuylerville Central School District extends a warm welcome to its newest staff members. Several other staffers have changed positions with the start of the 2012-2013 school year. [READ MORE]
Bus numbers changing for some district studentsPlease be aware that the bus numbers for some district students are changing due to the delivery of two new buses to the district after transportation-related letters were sent home to families. Here's a run-down of the changes: [READ MORE]
Aaron Grady hired as new assistant principalThe district welcomes Aaron Grady as a new assistant principal for Schuylerville Middle School and Schuylerville High School. [READ MORE]
District mourns death of student Nicholas Giovannone
Counselors available at High School
Black and orange going green
Among all the black and orange around the district, you’re bound to see a more and more green emerging as a group of parents and community members have been dedicating themselves to a Green Ribbon School initiative. [READ MORE]
New athletic code of conduct adopted for 2012-13The Schuylerville Board of Education recently adopted a new athletic code of conduct that will go into effect at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. [READ MORE]
District ranks second in the region for four-year graduation ratesSchuylerville Central School District is ranked number two in the region for percentage of students graduating within four years, according to a report released by the New York State Education Department (SED). The ranking takes into consideration the graduation rates of more than 65 districts in seven counties (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties). [READ MORE]
Odyssey of the Mind program encourages creative problem-solving and teamwork
"Odyssey of the Mind is a great program. It helped me develop leadership skills, learn to think outside the box and know that it's okay to be a little different," said one Schuylerville Jr.-Sr. High School student. "We'd like more people to know about it and get involved." [READ MORE]
District introduces Parent Portal
Parents of Schuylerville students in grades 4-12 now have the ability to access school-related information about their children through a web-based application called Parent Portal. [READ MORE]
Sex offender registry
New York State Law permits law enforcement authorities to share certain information with school districts relating to paroled sex offenders who take up residence in the school district. [Read More]
May 23, 2013
Green Ribbon School World Turtle Day activities.
May 24, 2013
No school (unused snow day).
May 27, 2013
Memorial Day. No school.
May 30, 2013
Outdoor Education Parent Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Elementary School Music Room.
June 3-7, 2013
Grade 6 Outdoor Education.
June 3, 2013
Grades 4 & 8 New York State Science Written exam.
Spring Sports Recognition Ceremony. Modified at 6:30 p.m.; junior varsity and varsity at 7:30 p.m. High School Auditorium. View parent letter [PDF].
June 4, 2013
Green Ribbon School Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location TBA.
Dollars for Scholars Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
June 14, 2013
Grade 8 Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria.
Grade 8 Dance. 7:30 p.m. High School Gymnasium.
June 17, 2013
Board of Education Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
June 20, 2013
Last Day of School. Students in grades K-8 dismissed at 11 a.m.
Grades K-5 Report Cards sent home with students.
June 21, 2013
Superintendent's Conference Day. Staff reports.
June 26, 2013
Grades 6-12 Report Cards posted on Parent Portal.