Have you re-registered for the Basic STAR
More than 20,000 New Yorkers who are eligible for tax savings
under the Basic STAR program have not yet completed the required
re-registration process. The deadline is December 31, 2013.
Schuylerville urges all homeowners to take advantage of these tax
savings, which exempts the first $30,000 of the full value of a primary
residence from school taxes for homeowners earning less than $500,000.
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.
Adirondack Phantoms December 14 hockey game
to highlight Schuylerville athletes and Robotics Team members
Schuylerville fall athletes and members of the district's
Robotics Team will be recognized at the Adirondack Phantoms hockey game
on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Class of 2014 news
Looking for information about the Class of 2014? If so, link to
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.
Three fall sports team named Wasaren League
Congratulations to three fall athletic teams for prowess on the
playing fields. The girls varsity soccer team and boys varsity soccer
team were named Wasaren League champions and the varsity golf team was
named league co-champion.
Understanding Common Core Standards: Parent
Today articles shed some light
Whether or not you agree with the new
standards or state testing, it is the reality our children are facing
right now. Our friends over at Parent Today have provided some valuable
resources for parents to better understand the Common Core initiative
and navigate through the all the changes in today's educational
landscape. [READ MORE]
Secure college plans without application
fees during Instant Admission Days
Seniors who plan to attend a local community college after graduation
are encouraged to complete the application process during Instant
Admission Days organized by the district's Student Services Center.
District wins five statewide communications
Schuylerville Central School District has been
recognized for outstanding achievement in educational communications by
the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA). The district
won five awards in NYSPRA's annual communications contest
Schuylerville’s Green Ribbon School Project
receives national recognition
Schuylerville Central School District’s Green
Ribbon School (GRS) Project has received national recognition from
Green Ribbon Schools, a reward and recognition program provided by
the non-profit organization Cyberways and Waterways.
Opening of 2013-2014 school year runs
plenty of smiling students with shiny new sneakers, backpacks and school
supplies making their way through the doors of Schuylerville Elementary,
Middle and High Schools. The supplies were unpacked, books were
covered, locker combinations were memorized and students started
acquainting themselves with their new teachers and classmates. All in
all, opening day for classes ran extremely smoothly and everyone quickly
settled into their new routines.
opening day photo gallery]
Preparing for the first day of school
The latest issue of Parent Today discusses how can we prepare our
children's minds for the first day of school and what can we tell our
children that will help them succeed in this school year and beyond.
Read the article. Not a Parent Today subscriber?
Learn how to set up a free account.
Grades 3-8 test scores reflect new era of curriculum
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the State Education
Department (SED) released results of the grades 3-8 exams that students
took last spring—completely revamped math and English Language Arts
(ELA) tests that reflect the new, more difficult Common Core Learning
Standards. Developed by education, business and state leaders from
across the country, these standards were designed to better prepare
students for success in college and careers. As expected, the massive
changes in curriculum, testing and scoring practices resulted in a
significant decrease across the state in student proficiency levels
compared with previous years.
District ranks first in the region for
four-year graduation rates
Schuylerville Central School District ranked number one 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 30
districts within the local Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex
(WSWHE) BOCES region. Schuylerville’s graduation rate for students who
entered ninth grade in 2008 (pupils that SED terms the “2008 cohort”)
was 93.2 percent. [read
Information on admission to athletic events and
availability of athletic passes
In response to requests from the Schuylerville community, the district
is charging admission to varsity football and boys and girls varsity
basketball home games and also is offering season passes.
Schuylerville Transportation Department
recognized for skill and safety
Members of Schuylerville Central School District’s Transportation
Department have been recognized for skill and safety by the New York
Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) and the New York State
Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).
Congratulations to Schuylerville's 17
Advanced Placement (AP) scholars
Congratulations to Schuylerville's 2013 graduates who have received
Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards from the College Board. The
awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated
college-level achievement through AP courses and exams.
District's Field Day military reunion
footage used in ESPN "Going Home" national video
A tear-jerker video clip taken at the district's 2012 Field Day is
now part of a national video called "Going Home" airing on ESPN. [read
High-level education official visits district
Dr. James Dawson, a member of the New York State
Board of Regents, visited the district earlier this month...
[view photo gallery]
Dollars for Scholars: more than 50 years of giving
When Joan Alheim was graduating from
Schuylerville High School in 1956, she received a scholarship from the
district’s Dollars for Scholars organization. Today, she and a small
group of committed volunteers carry on the tradition of giving, awarding
scholarships to deserving seniors.
Parent Portal information
The 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
In 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...
SAFER: Generations of
district residents helping each other
Mike McLoughlin, president of the
Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief (SAFER) board of directors,
recounts an anecdote he heard years ago—a story that illustrates the
tradition of caring that permeates the Schuylerville community.
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]