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]
Four district teachers nominated for Saratoga County Teacher of the Year—vote now!
Congratulations to four Schuylerville teachers—Amy Jordan, Amy Dunbar, Scott Varney and Tom Bryson—who were nominated for the title of Saratoga County Teacher of the Year. Final voting is taking place now at http://saratogatodaynewspaper.com/index.php/teacher-of-the-year-vote, so cast your ballot! [READ MORE]
Fall sports sign-ups and physicals
The fall sports sign-ups and physicals are scheduled as follows: [READ MORE]
Unused snow day lead to extended Memorial Day weekend
Schuylerville Central School District will not hold classes on Friday, May 23, 2014, extending the usual long Memorial Day weekend. [READ MORE]
Cinderella’s Closet provides free high-fashion prom dresses
Enter Cinderella’s Closet in Schuylerville High School and you’d almost think you were in a bridal salon or formal wear store. The room sparkles with more than 200 prom dresses—all available for free to Schuylerville students who are attending the prom or another formal event. [READ MORE]
High School wins Stewart’s grant
Schuylerville’s junior class will benefit from a $250 grant from Stewart’s Shops. The funding will be used to offset the costs of the after-prom party, which has been funded in the past only through private donations. [READ MORE]
Parent Today tackles subject of teen heroin use
Today's news coverage is full of stories about the increase in heroin use by teenagers; in fact, it's become a major concern just across the state border in Vermont. Check out the article from Parent Today that provides information on this subject, as well as resources you can use. Not a Parent Today subscriber? Learn how to set up a free account.
Grades 6-12 progress reports posted on Parent Portal
Progress reports for students in grades 6-12 are now posted on Parent Portal and will be mailed on Friday, March 14, 2014. For more information, please call the Middle School at (518) 695-3255, ext. 2265 or the High School at (518) 695-3255, ext. 2232.
High School students recognized for academic success in the second quarter
Schuylerville High School Principal Matthew Sickles has announced students accomplishing notable achievement... [READ MORE]
Robotics Team heading to first competition of the year
Schuylerville’s Robotics Team will be competing in its first competition of the season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)...[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... [READ MORE]
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 drinking from a Pepsi can. And the potential for profit drives partnerships like the recent one between Covergirl cosmetics and the latest Hunger Games movie. [READ MORE]
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. [READ MORE]
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? Learn how to set up a free account.
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 panel. [READ MORE]
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. [READ MORE]
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. [READ MORE]
Yearbooks on sale now
Indoor track team breaks multiple school records
Schuylerville’s indoor track team members are running over school records from previous seasons. So far this season, eight records [read more]
District petitioning to move athletic teams to Foothills Council
Schuylerville Central School District will be submitting a petition to move its athletic teams from the Wasaren League to the Foothills Council. The Council will vote in February on the request. If approved, the change would begin with the fall 2014 sports season and Schuylerville would be playing against teams [read more]
2014-2015 general school calendar available now
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. [READ MORE]
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 service. [READ MORE]
Cold weather safety
With the extremely cold weather we’re experiencing, the district presents some tips on cold weather safety. [READ MORE]
Schuylerville graduates returning to share insights with current students
In what has become a tradition at Schuylerville High School, graduates will return to the district on Friday, January 10, 2014 to share insights, advice and anecdotes with current freshmen and seniors. Past “returning graduate” events have been both enlightening and amusing, with alumni sharing stories on everything from strict college professors and courses they wish they took in high school to advice on handling newly found independence and to getting along with crazy college roommates. [READ MORE]
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 period. [READ MORE]
Two accomplished Schuylerville musicians performing on Melodies of Christmas
Two Schuylerville High School students—senior Kelly Meehan and sophomore Adam Eydelson—were chosen to be part of the Melodies of Christmas performance and television show this year. [READ MORE]
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. [READ 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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
April 14-21, 2014
Spring recess. No school.
April 22, 2014
Green Ribbon School Earth Day activities.
April 23, 2014
National Jr. Honor Society Induction Ceremony. 7 p.m. High School Auditorium.
April 28, 2014
Fall sports sign-ups for High School students. During physical education classes.
April 29, 2014
Fall sports sign-ups for High School students. During physical education classes.
May 3, 2014
SAT administered. For details, go to www.sat.collegeboard.org.
May 5, 2014
AP Exam: Psychology. Noon. High School.
Green Ribbon School National Screen-Free Week activities.
May 6, 2014
Dollars for Scholars Barbecue Fundraiser.
Dollars for Scholars Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
May 7, 2014
AP Exam: Calculus. 8 a.m. High School.
Green Ribbon School National Bike/Walk to School Day activities.
Green Ribbon School Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Elementary School Library.
May 8, 2014
AP Exam: English Literature & Composition. 8 a.m. High School.
May 9, 2014
AP Exam: English Literature & Composition. 8 a.m. High School.
End of grades K-12 marking period.
SAT registration deadline for June 7 exam. For details, go to www.sat.collegeboard.org..
ACT registration deadline for June 14 exam. For details, go to www.actstudent.org.
May 13, 2014
Black Horses Booster Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m. High School Cafeteria.
May 14, 2014
AP Exam: U.S. History. 8 a.m. High School.
Sports physicals for High School students.
May 15, 2014
AP Exam: World History. 8 a.m. High School.
Grades 6-12 Progress Reports posted on Parent Portal.
May 17, 2014
Junior Prom. Introductions: 5 p.m. at the High School. Prom: 7 p.m. at The Vista, Clifton Park.