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]
Residents to decide on school budget proposal for the 2013-2014 school year
Schuylerville residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 to vote on a proposed $32.06 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year. Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at Schuylerville Elementary School. Community residents also will select Board of Education members, consider two propositions and vote in the Schuylerville Public Library board of trustees election. [read more]
Corrected school budget notice
Please note that there is an error on the school budget notice printed in the district's budget newsletter that was mailed to residents. The contingency budget number is listed as $12,262,604; it should be $16,262,604. A corrected version in postcard format will be sent to residents. [View pdf of corrected budget notice]
Five candidates running for two Board of Education seats
Five candidates—Robert Thivierge, Denise Zdobnikow, William Corrigan, Louis Maggiore and Jon Beaulac—are running for two Board of Education seats; terms begin July 1, 2013 and run for five years. [read more]
Self-defense class for women and girls offered Thursday, May 9, 2013
Schuylerville's Green Ribbon School Team is offering the seminar, "Empowering Women Through Self-Defense: A Workshop for Women and Girls (12+)" on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Schuylerville Middle School gymnasium. [read more]
No school Friday, May 24, 2013
Schuylerville students will have an extra long Memorial Day weekend this year. There will be no classes held on Friday, May 24, 2013 due to an unused snow day. Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day.
Basketball coach Matt Sgambati stepping down
After more than a decade of leading Schuylerville’s varsity basketball team, Matt Sgambati is stepping down as the team’s coach. [read more]
Board of Education adopts $32 million budget proposal to present to voters
Schuylerville’s Board of Education has adopted a $32.06 million budget proposal for the 2013-2014 school year. The proposed spending plan will be presented to district voters on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. [read more]
School budgets 101: A detailed look at the challenges faced by New York Schools
School budgets in New York are particularly intricate, with multiple formulas to figure out school aid, tax levy caps and tax bills. If you'd like to delve into the details and learn more about some of the biggest challenges schools throughout New York State are facing, please take a few moments to read through [read more]
Understanding New York's property tax levy cap
In June 2011, New York State leaders responded to calls for property tax relief by enacting a law that placed new restrictions on how school districts (and municipalities) may increase their tax levies. Although often referred to as a “2 percent tax cap,” the law does not, in fact, restrict any proposed tax levy increase to 2 percent. [read more]
High School students recognized for academic success in the second quarter
Schuylerville High School Principal Matthew Sickles has announced students accomplishing notable achievement during the second marking period. [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 a minimum of five points from the first to second quarter. [read more]
New All-Sports Booster Club formed to support district athletic teams
Schuylerville's new All-Sports Booster Club is now organized and fully operational. [read more]
Teachers become the students on superintendent’s conference day
While Schuylerville students are relaxing on a day off from school on Monday, March 18, 2013, teachers and other staff members will claim their seats in the district classrooms for a broad variety of staff development training opportunities. [read more]
Robotics Club wins awards at regional competition
Congratulations to the Schuylerville Robotics Club for winning two awards in its very first regional competition. The team took home the Highest Seeded Rookie Award and the Rookie Inspirational Award—a great accomplishment for the newly formed group. [read more]
Driver Education Program sign-ups
Registration for the summer 2013 will begin on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the High School Student Services Office. Students must register by Thursday, March 28, 2013. [read more] [download pdf of parent letter & registration form]
District facing budget gap between $642,000 and $1 million
Schuylerville is facing another year of extreme challenges as district officials work through the process of developing the 2013-2014 budget proposal to present to voters in May. [read more]
Quiz Team qualifies for national competition for the third year in a row
What are the two asymptotes of the equation “y=1/x”? What four-letter Hawaiian word meaning “fast” has lent its name to a very popular online reference and research site? What is the process by which leaves emit water through stomata? Just a few the questions posed in the most recent Academic Bowl—a Jeopardy-type competition testing high school students’ knowledge of history, literature, mathematics... [read more]
Board adopts 2013-2014 school calendar
The general calendar for the 2013-2014 school year (start date, school breaks, holidays, etc.) is now available. Click here to view a PDF version.
Cold weather safety
With the extremely cold weather we’re experiencing, the district presents some tips on cold weather safety: [read more]
New All-Sports Booster Club forming in district
Schuylerville parents are invited to become involved in the district’s new All-Sports Booster Club. [read more]
Seeking photos for High School yearbook
Schuylerville parents are invited to e-mail photographs of high school students for use in the High School yearbook. [read more]
Schuylerville district leaders and Board of Education advocating for change
Schuylerville Central School District—like school districts throughout New York—is facing a fiscal crisis. The downturn of the national economy, coupled with new mandates and the state's tax levy limit, has challenged public schools to continue to provide a high-quality education to all students with significantly fewer resources. As a result, districts are making devastating cuts to educational programs as they adjust to rising costs that are outpacing revenues. [read more]
Sports teams recognized for academic achievement
Congratulations are extended to four fall 2012 varsity sports teams that have achieved the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Team Award. [read more]
Parent letter regarding security in Schuylerville's schoolsSuperintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman is sending home a letter with students today regarding school security. Click here to download and read the letter. [PDF file]
Supporting our children this weekWe are all struggling to deal with the senseless tragedy that occurred Friday at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Members of our crisis teams and other key personnel are working to offer any necessary supports to help our students this week. Meanwhile, we continue to look at security measures in all of our school buildings and remain diligent in tending to the safety of children and staff. [read more]
Resources for talking with children about tragic eventsSchuylerville Central School District extends its deepest sympathies to those affected by the school shootings in Connecticut. In light of light of these events, and remembering other similar tragedies in recent years, the district offers as a resource some suggestions on the best ways to talk to our kids about the events we all may see in the news. [read more]
High School students recognized for academic success in the first quarterSchuylerville High School Principal Matthew Sickles has announced students accomplishing notable achievement during the first marking period. [read more]
High School students commit to helping neighbors near and farSchuylerville students are once again showing their commitment to helping those in need, helping to provide warmth and comfort to neighbors near and far. [read more]
Flu information for district familiesThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the flu season is beginning earlier than usual this year. With this in mind, Schuylerville Central School District is providing information to parents and community members regarding the flu. [read more]
Schuylerville athletes excellingSchuylerville students are excelling on the fields, on the courts and on the creeks....and gaining recognition for their efforts. [read more]
Robotics Team awarded $6,500 grantCongratulations to Schuylerville’s Robotics Club for winning a $6,500 grant from NASA. The funding will be used toward the group’s trip to the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition... [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.
Mikaela Thomas named National Merit Scholarship semifinalistCongratulations to Schuylerville senior Mikaela Thomas, who has been named a semifinalist in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. [READ MORE]
District recognized for superior energy efficiencyIn 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... [READ MORE]
Science, technology, gracious professionalism…and a little “coopertition” for good measureThere’s a new competitive spirit growing in Schuylerville. It won’t be found on the football field…nor on the basketball court. [READ MORE]
New York State Department of Health releases 2012-13 flu guide for parentsThe New York State Health Department has released its flu guide for the 2012-2013 school year. Click here to download a copy. [PDF file] [READ MORE]
Honor Society groups baking up some help for SAFER
Schuylerville’s National Honor Society members are baking up some goodies to sell during Glen Falls National Bank’s Community Appreciation Day [read more]
Healthier options in the lunch line
As Schuylerville students returned to school, they may have discovered an even greater variety of nutritious food choices in the cafeterias. The changes come as the result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, [read more]
Transportation Department earns near perfect passing rating on state school bus safety inspection
Schuylerville’s Transportation Department has once again earned a near-perfect score (98.7 percent) on its New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) bus safety inspection. [read more]
District wins three statewide communications awards
Schuylerville Central School District's website has captured an award of honor in the New York State School Public Relations Association's (NYSPRA) 33rd Annual Communications Contest. [read more]
Plenty of smiles accompanied the shiny sneakers, backpacks and lunchboxes as students and staff excitedly made their way onto campus to start the 2012-2013 school year. [read more] [view photo gallery]Whether it’s Haitian children in need or children closer to home, Schuylerville students and staff show a true spirit of compassion and giving. [READ MORE]
Staffing changes and additions for the 2012-2013 school year
Schuylerville Central School District extends a warm welcome to its newest staff members. Several other staffers have changed positions with the start of the 2012-2013 school year. [READ MORE]
High School student schedules now available onlineClass schedules for Schuylerville students in grades 9-12 have been posted and are available for viewing on the district's Parent Portal system. For more information, please call the Student Services Center at (518) 695-3255, ext. 2239.
Bus numbers changing for some district studentsPlease be aware that the bus numbers for some district students are changing due to the delivery of two new buses to the district after transportation-related letters were sent home to families. Here's a run-down of the changes: [READ MORE]
Congratulations to district's AP scholarsCongratulations to Schuylerville's 2012 graduates who have received Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards from the College Board. [READ MORE]
District ranks second in the region for four-year graduation ratesSchuylerville Central School District is ranked number two 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 65 districts in seven counties (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties). [READ MORE]
New athletic code of conduct adopted for 2012-13The Schuylerville Board of Education recently adopted a new athletic code of conduct that will go into effect at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. [READ MORE]
A new look for the High School building
Phase 4 of the district's construction project will include changes to the front of the current High School building. Orange panels will be added to the front of the structure. [READ MORE]
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]
May 18, 2013
Junior Prom. Introductions: 5 p.m. at the High School. Prom: 7 p.m. at The Vista in Clifton Park.
May 20, 2013
Board of Education Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
May 21, 2013
Budget Vote & Board of Education Elections. Noon-9 p.m. Elementary School lobby.
Dollars for Scholars Ice Cream Social fundraiser.
May 22, 2013
Green Ribbon School Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location TBA.
May 23, 2013
FFA Field Trip to Ridin-Hy Ranch.
May 24, 2013
No school (unused snow day).
May 27, 2013
Memorial Day. No school.
May 29, 2013
High School Spring Concert. 7 p.m. High School Auditorium.
June 1, 2013
SAT administered. For details, go to www.sat.collegeboard.org.
June 4, 2013
Green Ribbon School Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location TBA.
Dollars for Scholars Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
Spring Ensemble Concert. 7 p.m. High School Auditorium.
June 5, 2013
Authentic Research Symposium. 7 p.m. High School Auditorium.
June 8, 2013
ACT administered. For details, go to www.actstudent.org.
June 10, 2013
Last day of regular classes for grades 9-12.
June 11, 2013
Regents exam: Comprehensive English. 8 a.m. High School.
Regents exam: Living Environment. Noon. High School.
June 12, 2013
Regents exam: U.S. History & Government. 8 a.m. High School.
Regents exam: Integrated Algebra. Noon. High School.
June 13, 2013
Regents exam: Global History & Geography. 8 a.m. High School.
Regents exam: Physical Setting/Physics. Noon. High School.
June 14, 2013
Regents exam: Physical Setting/Earth Science. 8 a.m. High School.
Regents exam: Algebra 2/Trigonometry. Noon. High School.
Regents Competency Test (RCT) in Mathematics. Noon. High School.
June 17, 2013
Regents Competency Test (RCT) in Global Studies. 8 a.m. High School.
Regents Competency Test (RCT) in Reading. Noon. High School.
Board of Education Meeting. 7 p.m. Administration Building.
June 18, 2013
Regents exam: Physical Setting/Chemistry. 8 a.m. High School.
Regents Competency Test (RCT) in U.S. History & Government. Noon. High School.
June 19, 2013
Regents exam: Geometry. 8 a.m. High School.
Regents Competency Test (RCT) in Science. Noon. High School.
June 20, 2013
Regents Competency Test (RCT) in Writing. 8 a.m. High School.
June 21, 2013
Superintendent's Conference Day. Staff reports.
Graduation Rehearsal. Noon. Saratoga City Center.
June 22, 2013
Graduation Ceremony. 10 a.m. Saratoga City Center.
June 26, 2013
Grades 6-12 Report Cards posted on Parent Portal.