Schuylerville High School is committed to providing a rich and rewarding educational experience to each of our students in grades 9 through 12. The High School is a close-knit community of students, staff members, parents and community members who work together to promote this goal. While we are proud of the wide range of learning opportunities we are able to offer our students, we are especially passionate about the relationships that characterize our school and shape our culture. Our success in meeting the individual needs of our students stems from [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.
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. [READ MORE]
Class of 2014 news
Looking for information about the Class of 2014? If so, link to the 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 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]
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. [READ MORE]
Three fall sports team named Wasaren League champions
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. [READ MORE]
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. [READ MORE]
District wins five statewide communications awards
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 [READ MORE]
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. [READ MORE]
Opening of 2013-2014 school year runs smoothly
There were 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. [see opening day photo gallery]
New state law means homeowners must re-register for Basic STAR program by December 31, 2013 to continue receiving tax breaks
If you’re a Schuylerville homeowner who has benefited from lower property taxes under the state’s Basic STAR program, it’s important to note that you must re-register with the New York State Tax Department in order to continue receiving the exemption in 2014 and beyond. [READ MORE]
Talking with children about social media
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 more]
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. [read more]
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). [read more]
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. [read more]
High School students recognized for academic success in the fourth quarter
Schuylerville High School Principal Matthew Sickles has announced students accomplishing notable achievement during the fourth 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 third to fourth quarter. [read more]
Schuylerville's top 10 graduates for 2013
Schuylerville’s faculty and staff agree that the Class of 2013 is one of the most academically gifted and self-motivated groups ever. Approximately 150 students will graduate on June 22, 2013, including the following top 10: [read more]
Dollars for Scholars: more than 50 years of givingWhen 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. [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.
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]
December 22, 2013-January 3, 2014
Holiday Recess. No school.
December 27, 2013
SAT registration deadline for January 25 exam. For details, go to www.sat.collegeboard.org.
January 6, 2014
January 7, 2014
SAT registration deadline for March 8 exam. For details, go to www.sat.collegeboard.org.
Green Ribbon School Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Elementary School Library.
Dollars for Scholars Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
January 9, 2014
Grade 11 Student & Parent Night. 7 p.m. High School Chorus Room.
January 13, 2014
Board of Education Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
January 14, 2014
Deadline to submit senior will, parent ads and winter sports photos for inclusion in yearbook.
Black Horses Booster Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m. High School Cafeteria.
January 16, 2014
Grade 10 Parent and Student Night. 7 p.m. High School Chorus Room.