Middle School honor roll for the second marking
Schuylerville Middle School Principal Katie Elsworth has announced
the high-achieving students who have made the honor roll...
High 5 students recognized for raising academic
The Schuylerville students listed below are being recognized as High
5 students for increasing their academic averages...
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
Schuylerville tops region’s schools for
distance learning opportunities
A small group of Schuylerville students in a business management
class recently learned about product placement and cross-promotions—for
instance, it’s no accident when a movie star is onscreen...
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.
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
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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.
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.