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Camp Invention is coming to Scotia-Glenville Central School District this summer!
Camp Invention is a great way to keep your child inventing, discovering, exploring and achieving while having fun this summer.
Glendaal Library Media Specialist Deb Byrne will oversee the program this year.
Call 800-968-4332 or visit www.campinvention.org to register!
Tonight's Jumpin' Jacks fireworks at Collins Park are canceled and rescheduled to July 12.
The Scotia Police Department said all related activities in Collins and Freedom parks scheduled for Friday night have been canceled due to unsafe conditions of the Mohawk River caused by Thursday night's and Friday's heavy rains.
The height and current of the river have made it unsafe to transport the fireworks crew and the fireworks to the site on the island.
The first class that started kindergarten in this century - in September 2000 - walked across the stage at Proctor's Theater today ready to conquer whatever may come next.
They may become freshman at college, begin a new job, start military service or take time to think about their next steps.
The Class of 2013 received their diplomas - 239 of them - today in front of thousands of family members and friends. [MORE]
June 21, 2013
Remember, it will be broadcast live through Gradushare - you don't have to miss a thing! Check out more here.
June 21, 2013
With summer arriving, students and families will be able to grab a free lunch every Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Collins Park, Schonowee Avenue, Scotia. The program begins next Monday, June 24, and ends on Friday, August 16.
Just come to lunch – no sign-up is necessary!
Sponsored by Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM). Lunch provided by Campus Kitchens of Union College.
The Westbrook sisters - kindergartners Mackenzie and Morgan and Maya in grade 2 - already have that giving spirit: they began the Scotia-Glenville-wide effort to collect items for the families torn apart by tornados in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20 and 30.
And they made the effort personal - the girls donated their birthday gifts to children in Oklahoma that they may never meet. [MORE]
June 17, 2013
The third "How to UNMake a Bully" student-featured video has debuted at Glendaal. This video shows how students can manage and overcome stress and cope with new things in their lives, like a new school, new class and a new diagnosis. [MORE] YouTube video
June 12, 2013
Check out the results of the budget exit poll! Thanks to the 341 voters who completed the poll, shared their thoughts and helped us better understand our Scotia-Glenville community. [MORE]
The Board of Education recognized 19 Scotia-Glenville staff members who are retiring with a combined 337 years of experience.
The board also recognized five members of the Class of 2013 with Outstanding Student Leadership Awards. [MORE]
JUNE 10, 2013
June 6, 2013
The Scotia Glenville Varsity Sports Awards Night was held last night at Union College. The Senior Varsity Plaque winners were recognized along with team highlights and the announcement of the 2013 Tartans of the Year: seniors Cassie Broadhead and Mitchell Forshey. [MORE]
May 31, 2013
Dozens of high school students were recognized today at the annual awards assembly. Check out all of the awards and scholarship winners, including the Scholastic Honor Award recipients pictured below: [MORE]
Seniors and parents - please consider these few reminders to make it the best day for everybody! [MORE]
Because of the heavy rains, the 85th annual Scotia Memorial Day parade is canceled. There is no makeup date. Next year's Memorial Day parade is scheduled for May 21, 2014.
May 22, 2013
Songtime 2013 will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at the Scotia-Glenville High School auditorium.
The Choralaires - the high school's premier vocal group - will present The Music of Disney and also featuring Robert Ray's Gospel Mass.
Tickets to this annual program are $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students and seniors.
The Middle School Sign Language Club is selling tee shirts to raise money for One Fund Boston - an organization that is supporting those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon - and to prove that Tartans ♥ Boston. [MORE]
The library and room A-30 were buzzing with the wonders of scientific research as 13 Scotia-Glenville students showed the collaborative work they had done over the past few years in the college-level Science Research course before an audience of family and friends. [MORE]
May 14, 2013
Lincoln Elementary students in kindergarten to grade 3 are learning about the Amazon Rainforest as they cover their hallways walls in bright, vibrant colors highlighted by eagles, birds, turtles, ants, lizards and a host of other native creatures to the forest. [MORE]
The 2013-14 calendar has been approved by the Board of Education. [download PDF]
The high school and middle school have announced test rating/scoring days:
▪ June 10: Rating Day at the High School - NO STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 ATTEND TODAY
▪ June 14: Rating Day at the Middle School - NO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8 ATTEND TODAY
Those days will be used by teachers and staff to grade local exams and other required end-of-year non-Regents student exams. [MORE]
The formal hearing on the 2013-14 budget proposal and the opportunity to hear from the three candidates for two seats on the Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at the Middle School cafeteria.
May 1, 2013
Three Scotia-Glenville High School music groups featuring more than 150 students in the Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Choralaires received top scores at the Baltimore Music Festival last weekend, April 25-28. [MORE]
Scotia-Glenville High School student Christian Rizzuto, currently in grade 11, will attend the prestigious summer pre-med program at The University of Pennsylvania. [MORE]
April 30, 2013
The Scotia-Glenville Middle School Drama Club
presents “Into the Wood’s, Jr." on Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th at the Anne B. Sterman Auditorium at the Middle School.
The shows are at 7 p.m. both nights.
Tickets are available by contacting the school office ( 518-382-1263/347-3600 EXT. 51101) or Pam Bemis by email and at the door:
· Students and non-resident seniors: $5
· Qualifying S-G senior citizens with a pass from District Office: free
Three candidates are seeking two open Board of Education seats during the May 21 community vote at the high school. The seats each carry three-year terms and are unpaid.
Petitions were due by 5 p.m. today in the business office. [MORE]
The Business Education Department has announced that 20 sophomores, juniors and seniors have been inducted into the 2012-2013 New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society. [MORE]
If you find it’s getting harder and
harder to help your child with his or her homework every night, it’s
Schools in New York and 44 other states have begun to implement the Common Core Learning Standards – a set of standards that will be consistent from state to state. The goal is to ensure that students from coast to coast are college- and career-ready when they graduate from high school. Download the flyer above and watch a video for parents. [MORE]
The Class of 2013 will be stars - right to the end! GradUShare, a local non-profit company, will provide a free live broadcast of the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, from Proctor's Theater. [MORE]
The boys' modified lacrosse team joined forces with the high school's Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness and Nutrition Club after school today in the high school fitness center. Students used the equipment and worked up a sweat. [MORE]
The Board of Education tonight adopted a $49.1 million spending plan for the 2013-14 school year that increases spending by 2.76 percent and the tax levy by 4.46 percent.
Board members also offered an incentive to retiring teachers and secretaries, a move designed to save money and restore some of the $751,000 in spending cuts made while the budget was being developed over the past six weeks. [MORE]
April 8, 2013
The 30 community members at tonight's Community Budget Forum spoke with one voice on at least one issue: Scotia-Glenville staff should be willing to take a pay freeze in order to preserve programs such as OPAL, elementary music and athletics. [MORE]
The Campaign Against Cancer announced today that it will partner with Scotia-Glenville Middle School on a coin drive from April 8 to May 8 called Coins Against Cancer. [MORE]
Whether writing about December Trouble, their mothers, a friend or The Coral Reef, 20 students shared a part of themselves as they read their original works of poetry during the Honors English 7 Poetry Night before dozens of parents, grandparents and friends. [MORE]
Senior Collin Campbell's good luck won $1,000 for Scotia-Glenville's track and field team from Fleet Feet on Wolf Road in Colonie. [MORE]
These 38 members of the Class of 2014 - all current year juniors - were inducted to the National Honor Society tonight during a ceremony at the high school. [MORE]
Sophomore John Dean won two awards at the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair at RPI. His project was entitled “Creating a Portable Version of a Nintendo 63 Gaming System.” [MORE]
March 25, 2013
Board of Education members tonight said they did not support the additional $519,290 in Tier 3 reductions that Superintendent Susan Swartz presented to the proposed 2013-14 budget tonight, opting to present a budget to the community that exceeds the school district's state property tax levy cap. [MORE]
|A Community Budget Forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at the Middle School cafeteria. The Board of Education expects to adopt the 2013-14 budget in a special session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.|
The high school auditorium stage will be converted to the Iowa State Fair, circa 1946, this weekend as the Drama Club performs the musical State Fair. [MORE]
March 19, 2013
Superintendent Susan Swartz presented the first phase of 2013-14 budget reductions, totaling more than $750,000, but offered to restore them if Scotia-Glenville staff accepts a "hard" pay freeze in the coming school year. [MORE]
March 18, 2013
Chartwells, the company that administers the breakfast and lunch programs at Scotia-Glenville, would like to hear from parents and students about the program. Please reply to these surveys by April 1. [MORE]
Once again this year, for the 12th time, grade 5 students at Glen-Worden Elementary School prepared a breakfast feast for more than 300 at the City Mission in Schenectady. [MORE]
March 14, 2013
Why not seek a seat on the Board of Education? You would be working with the school administration to guide the education for the nearly 2,700 students at Scotia-Glenville. [MORE]
S-G students and a teacher recognized by Y
Eight S-G seniors and teacher Kathleen Brooks were recognized this morning as "Outstanding Students and Educators" by the Greater Glenville and Schenectady branches of the Capital District YMCA. [MORE]
March 11, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, Superintendent Susan Swartz will continue the arduous process of reviewing the proposed school budget to determine what areas can be reduced by nearly $1.3 million without impacting "the essence" of Scotia-Glenville while continuing to provide opportunities for students. [MORE]
March 5, 2013
The Board of Education will NOT close an elementary school in 2013-14 to fill its budget shortfall but will ask the governor and legislative leaders to restore funding that has cost Scotia-Glenville more than $12 million since 2010. [MORE]
Senior Emily Houlihan has been selected as one of two students or "delegates" from New York State to attend the prestigious National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia from June 26 to July 20. [MORE]
March 5, 2013
UPDATE: Of the 12 Odyssey of the Mind teams from Scotia-Glenville who competed on Saturday at Shenendehowa, six of them placed (came in first, second or third) and three of the teams will advance to the state-level competition at Binghamton University on Saturday, March 23. [MORE]
March 4, 2013
The Scotia-Glenville Middle School team outdistanced other school teams at the National Science Bowl regional qualifying tournament at the GE Global Research competition this weekend. [MORE]
March 4, 2013
The State Fair musical will be performed by the Drama Club on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. District seniors are free with a district pass from the District Office.
March 1. 2013
Senior Haley Stuart, who has played on the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band since she was in middle school, was carrying a pretty big trophy around school for the past few days - the Robert Smith Air Shield and British Airways Cup - to recognize the band's first place standing in the World Pipe Band Championship last August. [MORE]
February 25, 2013
Superintendent Susan Swartz presented the first version of the 2013-14 budget tonight, showing a $2.069 million shortfall between the current budget and a "carry over" budget that would maintain all existing programs. [MORE]
February 25, 2013
The Board of Education will hold a special meeting/retreat at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the District Office, 900 Preddice Parkway, Scotia. There will be no business conducted and no opportunity for public comment. Here is the agenda (PDF).
February 25, 2013
Once again, Glendaal has received a grant from the Fuel Up To Play 60 program to extend and promote the importance of healthy eating and physical activity at the school. The most recent grant totaled $1,500. [MORE]
February 15, 2013
For more than two hours today, Glendaal's nearly 300 students showed spirit and sweat as they worked through six stations where they "skated" down the hallway on carpet pieces, did jumping jacks and stretches, played trivia and learned the importance of good dental health. [MORE]
February 14, 2013
The smells of s'mores, blueberry oatmeal squares and Italian vegetables wafted through B-wing after school today as the Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness and Nutrition Club cooked up some treats for Valentine's Day. [MORE]
February 11, 2013
Grade 9 student Kelsey Jessup is representing Scotia-Glenville in the CASS (Capital Area Art Supervisors) juried 3-Dimension Art Show 2013. The artwork will be on display at the Mohonasen High School art gallery until March 1. [MORE]
The Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at the Middle School to consider raising the income levels allowing for a partial school tax exemption for homeowners over age 65. [MORE]
Two Middle School students were involved in an incident in which five bullets were found. Both have been suspended. This letter is going home today with students about the incident (PDF).
February 6, 2013
The community heard during a Feb. 4 Community Safety Forum that the six Scotia-Glenville schools are receiving a top to bottom review of safety procedures by an outside consultant. [MORE]
Christian Onderdonk-Milne will present their
research papers at the Regional Science Symposium at Burnt
Hills-Ballston Lake HS on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Update: Emily Houlihan received an honors medal at the symposium.
Scotia Glenville’s French Club is hosting its first ever Café Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in high school room B-26 at 2:30 p.m., right after school! We will offer foods such as jambalaya, pralines and sweet tea. For your convenience, you may either dine in or take out. Come join us to celebrate Mardi Gras and be ready to party!
With a fifth straight year of significant state revenue reductions looming, Scotia-Glenville stakeholders are participating in a region-wide event, "Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril – Running Out of Time & Options," on Jan. 31 to draw attention to the fiscal crisis facing public schools. You can join Scotia-Glenville's stakeholder team at this event. [MORE]
A Community Safety Forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Middle School cafeteria. The forum will discuss safety procedures and possible changes at the six schools. The forum will be followed by the Board of Education meeting (location changed to the Middle School).
January 10, 2013
They all agreed...it was so obvious to these grade 7 students. Igniting Minds forces students to stretch their thinking. [MORE]
More than four dozen Scotia-Glenville high school and middle school students will participate in the Schenectady All-County Music Festival on February 2. This year, the festival will be held at Mohonasen High School, Curry Road, Rotterdam. [MORE]
January 8, 2013
Chartwells, the company that administers Scotia-Glenville's breakfast and lunch program, is sponsoring a free breakfast promotion until Jan. 18 at the six schools. Check out the schedule for each school here [MORE]
Glen-Worden's "Kids Giving to Kids" holiday program was able to send 17 boxes full of gifts and gift cards to PS 37 in Staten Island, NY, a school that works exclusively with students who have disabilities. [MORE]
December 27, 2012
Middle School students took to the stage to show off their talents during the Snowcase Showcase talent show held on Dec. 21 in the auditorium. [MORE]
December 21, 2012
High school students today were able to donate $1 to the Caps for Collin fundraiser. The donation allowed the students to wear a cap in school. [MORE]
December 18, 2012
The tragic events from Newtown, Connecticut on Friday remind us all how precious life is and how important it is for parents, schools and communities to continue working together to ensure that schools are safe havens for students to learn and teachers to teach. [MORE] Includes parent resource links.
The NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Fitness and SNACS Nutrition Club hosted 36 students in an after-school Zumba class today at the high school. They learned a new Latin dance and burned off calories and study stress at the same time.
Click on the photo to enlarge it.
Middle School students Dakota Rivera and Aidan Chaffin were victorious again at the revamped Scotia-Glenville Spelling Bee and will represent S-G at the Capital Region Spelling Bee on March 13, 2013 at Proctor’s Theatre. [MORE]
Students in Rick Warren's Grade 12 English class went from research to test drives as they explored the ins and outs of five alternative fuel vehicles. [MORE]
Members of the Dance Club did the advance work for this year's Student Council Winter Dance, with a “Superhero” theme featuring Spider Man, Hulk and others straight from the minds of S-G students in grades 6, 7 and 8. [MORE]
December 6, 2012
Seven faculty members at the Middle School agreed to grow their beards to encourage students to bring in canned goods and other non-perishables to be donated to the Scotia Food Pantry. [MORE]
While grade 5 teacher Jeannine Dowdle would have been comfortable with a couple of rats in her science classroom, her therapy dog Sadie made a bigger splash for sure today when she was introduced to the 380 students at Sacandaga Elementary School. [MORE]
The Board of Education has approved an extension of Superintendent Susan Swartz's contract with a 2% pay increase and merit incentive plan based on her performance. [MORE]
Middle School students and staff collected food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, painting supplies, blankets, clothes and other non-perishables to send to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Members of the National Junior Honor Society stand with the items. Guidance Counselor Aimee McGinnis is the NJHS advisor. Click the photo to enlarge it.
UPDATE Scotia-Glenville staff helped to "Fill a Bus" with holiday items today for the Schenectady City Mission Holiday Store during the Superintendent's Conference Day at the high school. [MORE]
Senior Cassie Broadhead, who has played on
S-G’s varsity basketball team since eighth grade, plans to sign
a letter of intent to play for the Division 1 BYU Cougars next
She will attend on a full four-year athletic scholarship.
The ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the lobby of the New Gym in the rear of Scotia-Glenville High School, Sacandaga Road, Scotia. [MORE]
The High School Drama Club collected $750 during its performances of "A Haunting We Will Go" on Nov. 2, 3 and 4 that has been donated to the American Red Cross to go toward Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
As of Friday, Nov. 16, all www.MyNutriKids.com accounts that allow parents to pre-pay for their child's breakfast or lunch at Scotia-Glenville will transition to www.mySchoolBucks.com. The programs operate in a similar fashion.
Current MyNutriKids users should have received an email from the company about the change. No action should be required on the part of current users.
The Board of Education will hold a
special meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at
the District Office, Preddice Parkway, Scotia.
Board members will interview candidates for the high school dean/athletic director position.
The meeting will be held in executive session; there will be no public session.
If Tuesday's election were held by voice vote, Barack Obama would have easily sailed to re-election at Lincoln Elementary today. His name was echoing through the hallways at Lincoln Elementary today as students marched to the mock presidential convention. [MORE]
The November 5 Board of Education
meeting is canceled and will be rescheduled within the
next two weeks.
Instead, at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, Board of Education members will interview two candidates for the Fine Arts director position. That meeting will be held at the District Office, Preddice Parkway, Scotia.
The meeting will be held in executive session; there will be no public session.
Doors at Glen-Worden were locked for a short time today because of a possible threat against one of our students from an individual outside of the school. Here is the letter being sent home by Principal Mark McCarthy today. [MORE] PDF
All that huffing and puffing heard in the hallways and fields at Sacandaga today was for a good cause: collecting food items to help the needy and the Scotia-Glenville food pantry. [MORE]
October 23, 2012
The annual All Sports Booster Club Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 in the new gymnasium at S-G High School. Here is the letter to crafters, reservation form and gym layout. [MORE]
The Board of Education tonight accepted the final auditor reports from Marvin and Company for the school's district's 2011-12 finances.
It was a time of "Material Girl" Madonna, Michael Jackson's Moonwalk, Pac-Man and The Huxtables on The Cosby Show. Scotia-Glenville Middle School students only study the 1980s in history books these days. But today was part of Spirit Week and 80's Decade Day. [MORE]
Early Drill - Friday, October 5, 2012
All Scotia-Glenville students will be released 15 minutes early on Friday, Oct. 5 so that the school district can participate in the annual test of its School Emergency Management Plans.
As students across New York State prepare for the Common Core Learning Standards, being implemented in 45 states, there will be an increase in testing in schools to better determine where students are academically and where they need assistance. [MORE]
The Oct. 1 Board of Education meeting has been canceled. Board members will hold a work session/retreat at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at the District Office.
Area community members have begun the Scotia-Glenville Education
Foundation. It is in its infancy and can use your support and
participation. An organizational meeting was held this month and
future meetings are being planned in October.
Check out the foundation's website.
About 15 high school students converged on the City Mission of Schenectady tonight to help serve meals to residents and others who come to the mission. [MORE]
The Odyssey of the Mind program will hold informational meetings on Monday, Sept. 17 for elementary students and on Tuesday, Sept. 25 for MS/HS students. Check here for more information. [MORE]
More than 2,800 students returned to classes today at Scotia-Glenville's six schools. Check out some of the scenes from Opening Day. [MORE]
August 28, 2012
This welcome letter from new Middle School Principal Robert Cosmer will be mailed this week to parents. Read it here. [MORE] PDF
These Open Houses will be held in the next few weeks:
6 - Tuesday, Aug. 28:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
7 and 8 - Wednesday, Aug. 29:
8-10 a.m. - NEW grades 7 and 8 students
10 a.m. to 12 - grade 7 and 8 student agendas and lock sales.
The Board of Education tonight adopted school tax rates for Glenville that are 3.24% higher than the 2011-12 school year. That figure is slightly above the 2.93% predicted when voters considered the $47.829 million budget in May. [MORE]
Student school lunch prices and a-la-carte prices will increase by 5 cents in the 2012-13 school year. Elementary lunches will be $1.70 and secondary lunches will be $1.90. Lunch programs will become more healthy this year under federal legislation. Read more about it here. [MORE]
HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
The Scotia-Glenville 2012-13 district calendar will be mailed to homes by the end of August. It shows events for each day, such as Meet the Teacher Nights, PTA meetings, etc. The calendar is available here. [MORE]
The first day of school is Thursday, Sept. 6 - right around the corner! Here are classroom supply lists for grades 9-12. [MORE]
It's a fair bet that many of those attending "The Nifty Fifty United States" program at Lincoln Elementary today didn't know that Minnesota has 10,000 lakes. Or that the first traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio. Or that the first McDonald's restaurant opened in Illinois. [MORE]
The testing page has been updated with the state results released today for Scotia-Glenville, grades 3-8. [MORE]
Board of Education President Pamela Carbone was elected to a fourth one-year term as board president during tonight's 2012-13 board reorganizational meeting. Colleen Benedetto was elected to a first one-year term as vice president.