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District mourns death of student Nicholas Giovannone
Counselors available at High School                         

Additional resources for Schuylerville parents and teens on dealing with grief

August 6, 2012

District officials are deeply saddened to report the death of Nicholas Giovannone, a 16-year-old Schuylerville student who would have entered his senior year in the fall. Nicholas died in an automobile accident over the weekend.

“On behalf of the Schuylerville School District, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to Nicholas’s family at this difficult time,” said Schuylerville High School Principal Matt Sickles. “Nick was a great kid who worked hard and was well-liked by his classmates. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile that put others at ease. Nick will be sincerely missed by his fellow students, teachers and all of the other people whose lives he touched.”

In addition to taking classes at Schuylerville, Nicholas was part of the Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Operation program at Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.

The district’s crisis team has arranged for grief counselors to be available to any student or staff member needing support from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schuylerville High School this week (August 6-10, 2012). Parents should feel free to contact the Student Services Center at (518) 695-3255, ext. 2239 for advice on handling grief that their children may be experiencing.