Want to apply for a job at Scotia-Glenville? The district is no longer using the OLAS service. Applications and essay materials are available by checking out the job postings page. [MORE]
2012-13 school year
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.
2012-13 school year
Contracts with three school district labor unions whose agreements were going to expire on June 30 were extended at Monday's Board of Education meeting. [MORE]
"There is so much more out in front of you...Please promise me that you will never stop growing and challenging yourselves," Superintendent Susan Swartz told the Class of 2012 during today's 105th Scotia-Glenville commencement exercises at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady- including MPG video files of selected moments from the ceremony. [MORE]
English teacher Alexandra "Lexie" Marquis has been involved with the annual talent show for 10 years - almost as long as the grades 6, 7 and 8 students in the show have been alive. [MORE]
The 29-member Scotia-Glenville Secretarial Association has agreed to forgo one day's worth of pay during the 2012-13 school year as a recognition of the school district's difficult budget situation. [MORE]
The ONLINE Summer Reading Program
begins July 1! Packets must be picked up by students going into grades 4, 5 and 6 before the end of the school year at their Library Media Center. [MORE]
The Board of Education last night recognized five graduating seniors with Outstanding Student Leadership Awards and 16 retiring staff members for their many years of service to the students of Scotia-Glenville. [MORE]
Peter J. Bednarek, who lives in Glenville and has a child at Glendaal Elementary, has been named the new principal at the senior high school. He is expected to begin around July 15. His annual salary will be $107,000. [MORE]
The school district was notified by police this morning shortly before 6:30 a.m. that there had been an incident in the area of the high school/middle school/Sacandaga elementary campus involving a man with a knife who had been involved in a domestic altercation. [MORE]
About a dozen community members attended a meeting at the Sacandaga Elementary School library to hear about educational foundations and the prospect of beginning one at Scotia-Glenville. A blog and Facebook page have already been set up by interested community members to continue the discussion. Please check them out. [MORE]
Thank you to the 523 Scotia-Glenville community members who shared their views and opinions with us after they voted on May 15 during balloting for the 2012-13 budget and Board of Education candidates. Here is a summary of the exit survey. [MORE] PDF
June 5, 2012
There were no fisherman in sight at Glen-Worden today...thank goodness! That would have been a problem for all the sea creatures swimming around the stage and cafeteria. [MORE]
June 4, 2012
The 2012 Summer Youth Sports Camps will be held this summer. They are sponsored by the Scotia-Glenville All Sport Booster Club. The registration deadline is June 15. Here is the PDF brochure that was sent home with students. [MORE]
Fourteen students in the high school Science Symposium class will make presentations of their work at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, in room A-30 at the senior high school, Sacandaga Road, Scotia. [MORE]
Under beautiful and sunny skies, the 400 students in grades 4 and 5 at all four elementary schools held a first-ever combined field days today at the high school. [MORE]
Scotia-Glenville's teachers and administrators have agreed to concessions that will save the school district about $90,000 in the 2012-13 school year. The labor unions concessions are equal to one day’s pay for each employee. [MORE]
Scotia-Glenville will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the Sacandaga Elementary School library, Wren Street, for community members interested in forming an educational foundation. [MORE]
Again this summer, students entering grades 1-6 will use their imaginations and hands-on problem-solving skills to explore the worlds of science, technology, fantasy and more at Camp Invention. ACT FAST: Camp cost is reduced for a short time. [MORE]
The Board of Education has adopted the official calendar (PDF) for the 2012-13 school year.
The 2012-13 budget was APPROVED tonight by the community tonight.
The vote was 1,371 to 521. [MORE]
Today's Cross Country run for grades 4, 5 and 6 is CANCELED because of the wet conditions. The event is rescheduled to Wednesday, May 23, 4 p.m., at the high school.
This flyer that summarizes the 2012-13 budget was sent home with elementary and middle school students today. Copies were also placed around the high school. [MORE] PDF
Scotia-Glenville high school and middle school students held the first walk today.
Elementary and middle school students at S-G will "walk" with thousands of other students during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser on Friday, May 11. [MORE]
Twenty-eight Scotia-Glenville elementary and middle school students were recognized for their commitment to education and health at the 27th annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards. [MORE]
Superintendent Susan Swartz has announced additional administrative changes beginning July 1 for the 2012-13 school year. [MORE]
Eight Scotia-Glenville High School students and a high school guidance counselor recently received the annual YMCA Outstanding Student and Educator Awards. [MORE]
Scotia-Glenville students will "walk" with thousands of other students during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday, May 11. [MORE]
The second Annual Health Fair featuring health and wellness presenters will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 in the new gymnasium at the high school. [MORE]
The public hearing on the proposed 2012-13 budget was held at 7
p.m. tonight at the Middle School, Prestige Parkway, Scotia.
Here is the presentation from the hearing (PDF).
The hearing was followed by the PTA Council's Meet the Candidates Night.
English 12 students discussed the benefits and shortcomings of solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, tidal power, biomass energy and nuclear power with a high school class in London during the 90-minute Annual Cross Atlantic Alternative Energy Debate today. [MORE]
The Middle School Drama Club will perform Annie Jr.
Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28
TAKE NOTICE: The Scotia village and police departments along with the Glenville Police Department will conduct an emergency drill in the neighboring SG industrial park that involves perhaps landing a helicopter on either the Middle School side parking lot or the High School football field around 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. Please keep these areas clear at that time.
Scotia-Glenville's athletes and coaches enjoyed a successful winter season and several teams were named as NYS Scholar Athletic Teams. [MORE]
Forty-five students were inducted into the National Honor Society tonight during a ceremony at the senior high school. [MORE]
Superintendent Susan Swartz has announced the first part of the administrative reorganization that will become effective July 1. Staff at Lincoln Elementary, Glen-Worden Elementary and the Middle School have been informed of their new principals. [MORE]
This was more than just baking some cookies. The 19 grade 8 students in Cheryl Miller's Home and Career Skills class today showed off the results of their Entrepreneurship - Cookie Project marketing plans. [MORE]
Nineteen Scotia-Glenville students have been inducted into the 2011-2012 New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society. [MORE]
Again this summer, students entering grades 1-6 will use their imaginations and hands-on problem-solving skills to explore the worlds of science, technology, fantasy and more at Camp Invention. [MORE]
Senior Sarah Dean won highest honors in the Biology and Environmental Science division at the Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for her scientific studies into the predatory nature and activities of dragonflies. She will participate at a national symposium in May. [MORE]
The Drama Club put on mini-performances of "The Wizard of Oz" at the four elementary schools this week, a preview to the musical's debut at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, in the high school auditorium, Scotia-Glenville High School, Route 147, Scotia. [MORE]
The Board of Education tonight agreed that the 2012-13 budget would keep the tax levy increase at the 2.93 percent maximum allowed by the state Property Tax Levy Cap. The typical homeowner with a $160,000 assessment would see a $95 annual tax increase (less than $8 per month) next year. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville Lions Club has contributed $1,500 toward Sacandaga Elementary School’s annual grade 5 trip to the Frost Valley YMCA Environmental Education Center in the Catskills from September 12 to 14. [MORE]
The final 2012-13 budget reductions totaling $567,956 were presented by Superintendent Susan Swartz tonight after hearing from 29 speakers out of a crowd of more than 100 parents, students, staff and community members. A total of 40.3 staffing reductions have been proposed in the budget. [MORE]
CCNA Discovery Class teacher Theresa Carr put it aptly: "it's like threading a needle."
Her students learned to cut, splice and reuse fiber optic cable - a strand about the size of a human hair - in the CCNA Discovery Class, a course offering in the high school's business department. [MORE]
Before dozens of parents, students and community members, Superintendent Susan Swartz tonight presented the second phase of budget reductions - a total of $550,487 - as she and the Board of Education grapple with preparing the 2012-13 budget. [MORE]
The high school went on “lockout” for about 20 minutes this afternoon due to a potentially dangerous situation involving one of our families. [MORE]
March 10, 2012
The final score of Saturday's regional final game was Jamesville-DeWitt, 58, to Scotia-Glenville's 45. Congratulations go out to the S-G boys basketball team and to all of our winter athletes for an amazing season! Thanks for making us proud! [MORE]
The Drama Club will perform "The Wizard of Oz" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, in the high school auditorium, Scotia-Glenville High School, Route 147, Scotia. [MORE]
march 9, 2012
Here is the schedule for the June New York State Regents exams, to be administered June 12-21. [MORE] PDF
Maybe Glendaal teachers out-distanced their colleagues on the hardwood this year, but the March Madness Teacher Basketball Tournament did much more: it spurred enthusiasm and school spirit from the more than 1,500 students, parents, teachers and staff cheering in the bleachers. [MORE]
Superintendent Susan Swartz tonight presented the first $1.12 million worth of budget reductions, including 23.2 positions, to the Board of Education before dozens of community members, staff and students. A second wave of $1.2 million in reductions will be presented next Monday, March 12. [MORE]
The "Weird Science" team from Glen-Worden placed first out of nine teams to win Saturday's Odyssey of the Mind regional competition in that category. The team moves on to the state Odyssey of the Mind competition in Binghamton on March 31. Here is more information, including the complete list of final performances. [MORE]
Superintendent Susan Swartz discussed mandated and non-mandated programs with the Board of Education tonight. She will release the preliminary 2012-13 budget on Monday, March 5 and begin detailing the $2.3 million in reductions ($848 per student) needed to meet the state's property tax levy cap of 2.93 percent. [MORE]
Here's a story in the Baltimore Sun about the challenges facing public education. [MORE]
Is your child ready to enter kindergarten in September? Registration packets were mailed in January and February to the families of students in the district's database. In-person kindergarten registration of children began a few weeks ago. [MORE]
Students at Glendaal today were hopping, crawling, dancing, munching, working in groups and participating in a host of other activities at Winter Activity Day. [MORE]
Just like every other school district in New York, Scotia-Glenville will need to make sharp reductions in order to comply with the state's property tax levy cap - cuts that may add up to more than $848 per student in the 2012-13 school year. [MORE]
In light of recent changes to the state Open Meetings Law, supplemental files to Board of Education agendas will be posted before each meeting. The files will be accessible through highlighted links on the posted agendas.
The 72nd annual Scotia-Glenville PTA Council's Founders' Day dinner was held tonight. Several community members were recognized for their contributions to the children of Scotia-Glenville. [MORE]
Students in grades 3-8 will take NYS tests this spring in English Language Arts (April 17-19) and mathematics (April 25-27). Here is a guide from the state about the exams, including sample questions. [MORE] pdf
Junior Victoria Savoie, who is studying to become a Nurse Assistant at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School, donated blood for the first time as part of the SkillsUSA blood drive at the school. [MORE]
Hundreds of Sacandaga students stayed after school today - but not because they had to. They just wanted to learn new things while having fun at the PTA's Fabulous Friday. [MORE]
While others were taking it easy and munching on leftovers, three Scotia-Glenville HS freshmen - Lydia Zhou, Maddy Carroll and Amanda Duane - spent 10 hours of their holiday break painting huge monkey and tree caricatures on the wall in the Lincoln School gym. [MORE]
Gary Comley, the interim principal at the middle school, will be out of the office until mid-February. In his absence, several administrators will assume new responsibilities. [MORE]
Seniors Sarah Dean and Corey McKenna took top honors in Saturday's regional science research symposium. They will represent Scotia-Glenville at the statewide science symposium on March 19 and 20 at the University at Albany. [MORE]
The Senior Scholarship Packet for the Class of 2012, which contains local scholarship offerings, will be available on January 30 by visiting the high school guidance website and clicking on Scholarships and Awards link on the left.
About 15 members of the newly-formed Student Nutrition and Activity Council (SNAC) took to the smaller gymnasium after school today to work out on the climbing wall and "vertical junkyard" along with physical education teachers Robert Leto and Michael Turgeon. [MORE]
January 26, 2012
Grade 7 science students heard about the challenges of wind power from a GE official who has overseen the installation of the huge electricity-generating wind mills/turbines. [MORE]
All high school students are expected to attend school this Regents week, Jan. 24-27, even if they are not scheduled for an exam. [MORE]
The Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges in Troy has recognized the Glendaal student video, "How to Unmake a Bully," with a Champions of Character award. [MORE]
Glendaal Elementary School and Scotia-Glenville High School have received Fuel Up to Play 60 grants totaling $4,916 that will be used to boost healthy lifestyle programs at the two schools. [MORE]
This year’s Junior/Senior class prom will take place on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 7-11 pm at the Albany Marriott, Wolf Road, Colonie. Tickets will be on sale from April 25-May 4. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville PTA Council's Founders Day dinner will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the River Stone Manor. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 6 pm with dinner at 6:30. Dinner choices include Rosemary chicken, sirloin of beef or grouper and the cost is $26 per person. Reservations are being taken at all school offices until Friday, January 20. No reservations will be accepted after that date.
December 20, 2011
The deadline to register for NYSSMA's Piano Only Festival is January 4. The festival will be held at the College of St. Rose on March 9 and 10. The registration form can be downloaded here (PDF). Questions? Contact the Fine Arts office at 382-1208/347-3600 ext. 75501.
The 16 school Spelling Bee student winners plugged away through dozens of words and 19 rounds during today's District Spelling Bee at the Middle School. [MORE]
Students in English 12 classes this week checked out and drove two electric vehicles as part of a unit they are studying on alternative energy and its day-to-day practical and economical applications. [MORE]
Gary Comley, a former Mont Pleasant Middle School principal and associate superintendent at Schenectady High School, has been named as the Interim Middle School principal. [MORE]
"Three cheers for parents" is the final sentence cheered by the grade 5 students who performed the play Kids and Parents at Sacandaga today. In the end, they realized that their parents were not be as strict as they thought after all. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville School District will hold a series of student winter concerts this month on December 7, 14, 15, 19 and 20 featuring thousands of students. All concerts will be held at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium and are free and open to the public. [MORE]
The Choralaires will host a free Sing-A-Long at
7 p.m. on Friday, December 9, at the high school auditorium, Sacandaga Road/Route 147, Scotia. While admission is free, the group is accepting donations to the Animal Protective Foundation of Scotia. [MORE]
The four elementary schools will combine their grades 4 and 5 Field Days this year into one large event at the high school. The events will tentatively be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. [MORE]
More than 100 vendors are expected at the Scotia-Glenville All Sports Booster Club's annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, December 4, at the High School's new gymnasium. The PTSA will also be selling Tartan Wear.
This letter is being mailed today to parents of students in grades K-5 regarding a Level 3 sex offender who has moved to an apartment on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia. It is also being posted on the Middle School and High School websites. [MORE] PDF
Students and their families gathered tonight to honor the 95 grade 8 students who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society for the 2011-12 school year. [MORE]
The Glen-Worden PTA has launched a new website that highlights activities and information about the parent-run organization. It is maintained on Google.com by the PTA. Check it out. [MORE]
November 15, 2011
The federally National School Lunch Program provides free and reduced-price meals to more than 31 million children every school day. A study by current and former Iowa State University researchers confirmed that school lunches improve the health outcomes of children who reside in low-income households. [MORE]
A total of 23 Glendaal Elementary School students in grades 3-5 ran in the Stockade-athon's Duck Pond Run around Iroquois Lake today. The students are in the Running Club. Every student finished the one-mile course. [MORE]
A consultant this month will review instruction at the Middle School, and in particular programs working with students with disabilities, as the school is named to the first year on the federal School in Need of Improvement list. [MORE]
"Opportunity Knocks," a community forum about the new Malta-based chip-fab plant GlobalFoundries, will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the high school auditorium. How can the area benefit by this Tech Valley growth and opportunity? Here's a flyer about the program. [MORE] PDF
High school families can order the Acropolis 2012 yearbook online with a credit card at https://secure.smart-pay.com. Click on Locate Your School in the lower right.
You can now connect to Scotia-Glenville through Facebook. Ask us questions. Find out the latest. Become a fan by 'liking' us. [MORE]
November 7, 2011
The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. It will last for about three minutes. During that time, an audio message indicating that "This is just a test" will be broadcast simultaneously on most broadcast radio and television, cable television, satellite radio and television and video services. [MORE]
A free scholastic chess tournament will be held Dec. 3 in the Sacandaga Elementary School cafeteria for all area students and their families. Learn to Play chess nights are also being held at each school. [MORE]
The Drama Club will perform "Dolls," an original play written by local playwright Richard Messina, on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Performances are at the high school auditorium, Route 147, Sacandaga Road. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville Babe Ruth League is holding a Thanksgiving Pie and Tea Bread Sale to raise funds to restore the flood-damaged baseball field at Scotia's Collins Park. [MORE]
Students and staff at Sacandaga donated 619 items to the Scotia-Glenville Food Pantry as part of the school-wide collection effort during Harvest Run held today. [MORE]
The 18-member Scotia-Glenville bicycling team raised $6,948 for the American Diabetes Association during the Tour de Cure in Saratoga Springs. [MORE]
Students in grades 2 and 3 this fall were asked by Lincoln Elementary Physical Education teacher Mark Gatta to bring in recipes that used applies as an ingredient. Those recipes are now a book. [MORE]
The Scotia and Glenville police department are asking all trick-or-treaters to celebrate Halloween between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, October 31. Check here for safety tips and other information. [MORE] PDF
The Drama Club will perform "Dolls," an original play written by
local playwright Richard Messina, on Friday, Nov. 4
at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.;
and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
All performances are at the high school auditorium, Route 147, Sacandaga Road. [MORE]
Students in Judi McClure's Studio in Art class at the Middle School took a page out of art history with their own renditions of Grant Wood's American Gothic portrait from 1930. [MORE]
October 21, 2011
The Capital Region Region BOCES and Questar III BOCES have released easy-to-read information about New York State's so-called "property tax levy cap." Here is information and a downloadable brochure. [MORE]
The Capital Region Career & Technical
School's annual fall Open House will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 19
at the Schoharie campus (174 State Route 30A,
All are welcome.
MS students today were provided a letter to take home regarding an incident in the cafeteria. [MORE] PDF
The High School PTSA will sell Tartan Wear at the upcoming homecoming football game against Amsterdam at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. Enjoy the game and support the PTSA's only fundraiser! Here's more information about Tartan Wear. [MORE]
Junior Adin Kovacik has been selected to perform at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference in Rochester, NY in December. [MORE]
Several S-G middle and high school students competed in the New York State BMX Championship on September 25 in New Paltz. [MORE]
Attention Parents: Interested in serving on an Initial Interview Committee to search for the new Middle School Principal? Let us know by October 5. [MORE]
Bicycle riders with The Ride for Missing Children - Greater Capital District came to Lincoln Elementary to stress child safety and abduction prevention as hundreds of students held signs encouraging them. [MORE]
Middle School students received a letter today about a lock down at the school this morning. Police notified the school about an unsafe adult on a bike nearby. Here's the letter. [MORE] (PDF)
MS parents please note: The Middle School's Meet the Teacher Night has been changed to Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. It was originally scheduled for the following night, Sept. 28.
September 12, 2011
The Board of Education has adopted the state-mandated Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan. The new evaluation program begins in the 2011-12 school year for teachers of English Language Arts and mathematics in grades 4-8 and their principals and for all teachers and principals in the 2012-13 school year. [MORE]
Reminder: The Fitness Center will not be open for community use until November 7. [MORE]
Check out these Opening Day photos from Scotia-Glenville's six schools. [MORE]
Open Houses will be held at the Middle School: GRADE 6 on Tuesday, August 30 and GRADES 7 and 8 on Wednesday, August 31. Both are from Noon to 3 p.m. [MORE]
Monday, August 29, 2011
Because of a power outage, the district offices at 900 Preddice Parkway in Scotia will be closed today. Call the individual schools in advance to see if they are open.
August 25, 2011
Board of Education extends Superintendent Susan Swartz's contract and increases her salary by 2 percent. [MORE]
August 22, 2011
The Board of Education approved a tax rate increase of 1.86% for the 2011-12 school year - the same rate that was proposed before the May vote on the budget. [MORE]
August 22, 2011
School lunch prices will increase by 5 cents during the 2011-12 school year. Elementary lunches will be $1.65 and secondary lunches will be $1.85. No other food prices are changing. [MORE]
August 19, 2011
Families can sign up for federal free and reduce breakfasts and lunches at any time during the year. Packets are available in your child's school office or download the 2011-12 application and the parent letter with questions and answers about the program (in PDF).
August 19, 2011
The August 22 Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Middle School library instead of the District Office. Check out the agenda [MORE]
Here's the Middle School Parent Survival Guide for the 2011-12 school year [MORE] PDF
August 8, 2011
The state Education Department today released results of the standardized tests in English Language Arts and mathematics that were taken in May by students in grades 3-8. The state also indicated several changes that were made this year regarding the tests. [MORE]
District Calendar available online
The detailed district calendar is available here for the 2011-12 school year. It will be mailed to homes in a few weeks. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville All Sports Booster Club and The Varsity Club will host the annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at the High School. Here is a letter about the fair (PDF) and a table reservation form (Word) for anyone wishing to sell crafts.
July 26, 2011
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, August 8, has been canceled. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, August 22, at the District Office.
July 11, 2011
Board of Education President Pamela Carbone and Vice President John Yagielski were unanimously re-elected to their respective offices for the 2011-12 school year at tonight's BOE reorganizational meeting. Here are the other annual appointments. [MORE] PDF
2010-11 school year
June 27, 2011
The Board of Education and Scotia-Glenville Teachers’ Association (SGTA) have agreed to a two-year contract that includes a small increase in salaries while switching employees out of two popular HMO insurance plans. [MORE]
June 25, 2011
Thousands of parents, grandparents and friends attended the 104th annual commencement for the 200 graduates in the Class of 2011 at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady. [MORE]
June 22, 2011
There was a lot of writing, reading and artwork spread throughout the cafeteria at Glen-Worden today as the Write Like an Artist Art Show and Author Reading was held by grade 5 students. [MORE]
June 22, 2011
The grade 8 Great Escape trip was canceled today because of the weather; student tickets will be returned on Thursday so they can be used another time. Here is Mrs. Keller's letter to parents. [MORE] PDF
June 20, 2011
Camp Cardinal was held today for the nearly 300 students at Glendaal with a strong focus on team building and physical activity. [MORE]
June 16, 2011
Grade 4 students from Jeannine Dowdle's class at Sacandaga read from popular children's books to students in nine classrooms throughout the building this week. [MORE]
Students in Sandy Belfance's and Laura O'Keefe's grade 2 classes at Glen-Worden put on a play, "Three of a Kind," and had breakfast with seniors from the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. [MORE]
Craig T. Shull, a grades 7 and 8 mathematics teacher at Ichabod Crane Middle School since 2003 and a 1999 Scotia-Glenville graduate, has been hired as the new assistant principal at the Middle School effective July 5. His 2011-12 salary will be $73,000. [MORE]
Principal James Dunham, a fixture at Glen-Worden since 1992, will be honored at a Super Send Off Celebration to be held from 4-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at the Glen-Worden playground. [MORE] PDF
June 13, 2011
June 8, 2011
Members of the High School PTSA After Prom Party Committee would like to acknowledge and thank the dozens of community sponsors and supporters for their contributions to the 2011 After Prom Party on May 17-18. [MORE]
Two high school students - junior Michael Curcio and senior Macee Maddock - have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. [MORE]
June 8, 2011
The Board of Education has settled a contract with the 83 members of the union representing the school district's school aides and monitors. [MORE]
Scotia-Glenville senior Bruno Pinhiero is among the first 28 students to graduate from Tech Valley High School in East Greenbush. [MORE]
June 6, 2011
Songtime 2011 set for Friday, June 10
The S-G Choralaires presents...
Songtime 2011: Glee!
Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., HS auditorium
Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for students
June 6, 2011
The Sacandaga Elementary grades K-3 Field Days and Picnic Lunch has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 15. The picnic lunch planned for Wednesday, June 8, will be carried over to next Wednesday.
The Board of Education will meet on Monday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office. It will be an executive session to discuss personnel; no public session will be held.
During the 2011 Summer Youth Sports Camp, children can participate in everything from wrestling and cheerleading to rollerblading and basketball. Applications should be returned to the HS athletic office by June 17. [MORE] PDF
March 31, 2011
Scotia-Glenville's library media specialists have many suggestions for summer reading. Suggested summer reading from Scotia-Glenville's library media specialists. [MORE]
Glen-Worden students experienced the joys of the circus firsthand - through a week-long residency at the school with a coach from Circus Smirkus. [MORE]
Each of the nearly 300 students at Glendaal Elementary School will receive free basketballs this week thanks to the generosity of the U.S. Marine Corps-Fox Company based at the Stratton Air Base in Glenville. [MORE]
Balloting for the You Choose program has begun at the new Key Bank Branch on Saratoga Road (Route 50) in Glenville. The ballots are available at Key Bank. They must be returned to the bank by Saturday, June 4. [MORE]
May 19, 2011
Six Glendaal students will receive the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award for showing their physical fitness and love of activity. They exercised for at least 60 minutes per day - at least five days a week - for six weeks. [MORE]
May 18, 2011
Chinese acrobat Li Liu, who has been practicing her trade since age 6, performed for the nearly 400 students and staff at Sacandaga today. [MORE]
The 2011-12 budget was approved tonight and three Board of Education candidates - William Pytlovany, David Bucciferro and Pamela Carbone - were elected. [MORE]
Students in grades 4 and 5 at Glendaal are working on a video called "How to Unmake a Bully" as part of a year-long character education focus on bullying. Check out the trailer. [MORE]
Glendaal's recent talent show featured a school spirit video developed by Mike "Mr. Mike" Feurstein and directed by teachers Maryanne Reidy and Leanna Leffler that includes every staff member and student. Check it out. [MORE]
Here is the official calendar (PDF) adopted by the Board of Education for the 2011-12 school year. [MORE]
Join the NY Teen Safe Driving Coalition for a free screening of the new movie, The 5th Quarter on Thursday, May 12th at 7 p.m. at Scotia Cinema. You must pre-register. [MORE]
Students in the college-level Science Research course will present their work to date on a variety of topics during a symposium from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in room A-30 at the Senior High School. The event is free. [MORE]
The Scotia-Glenville Health Fair and Physical Education Open House will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the high school’s new gym. Admission is free. [MORE]
Middle School reports cards have been reissued and should arrive in mail boxes beginning today. [MORE]
Three Scotia-Glenville High School GIVE service learning students were on hand at the grand opening of the Key Bank on Saratoga Road today to explain the programs and projects that they hope the bank will help to fund through their You Choose program. [MORE]
Students in Rick Warren's English 12 class will participate in the Cross Atlantic Alternative Energy Debate with students at the Oaks Park High School in London on April 27. UPDATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS [MORE]
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, April 25 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the middle school library. Here is the agenda for April 27. [MORE]
Students in Rick Warren's English 12 class will participate in the Cross Atlantic Alternative Energy Debate with students at the Oaks Park High School in London on April 27. [MORE]
Four candidates filed petitions by the 5 p.m. deadline today to seek three seats on the Board of Education during community voting on May 17. [MORE]
After years of planning and a year and a half of construction, the new Middle School library was formally shown off to the community tonight during a ribbon cutting and PTA-sponsored reception. [MORE]
Students in Trish Roeser's Glendaal class today hosted the Boat Museum they created to show how much they have learned about the Erie Canal and how it works. [MORE]
Senior Kristin Libby placed fourth in a statewide archery tournament after learning the sport during physical education classes this year. The win qualifies her to compete in archery nationals on May 13 and 14. [MORE]
April 6, 2011
As of July 1, several administrators will move to new positions as part of the reorganization included in the 2011-12 budget. [MORE]
April 4, 2011
The Board of Education unanimously adopted a 2011-12 budget tonight. The $47.1 million plan carries an estimated 1.86 percent tax increase and cuts overall spending by nearly $250,000 from the current budget. [MORE]
Also tonight, Board member Benjamin Conlon also announced he is not seeking re-election on May 17. [MORE]
March 28, 2011
The Community Forum on the Budget was held before tonight's Board of Education meeting. The board agreed to restore funding for the grade 6 foreign language, 1-2-3 Success and summer school programs. [MORE]
MArch 26, 2011
Scotia-Glenville Odyssey of the Mind teams from Glen-Worden and the Middle School competed in the state-wide Odyssey tournament at SUNY Binghamton today. [MORE]
March 21, 2011
In addition to considering the 2011-12 budget proposal, three seats on the Board of Education will be decided during school district voting on May 17, 2011. [MORE]
The nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program for children entering grades 1 through 6 will be offered from July 25-29 at the Middle School. [MORE]
March 14, 2011
Scotia-Glenville will join Schenectady County and six other school districts to apply for a state efficiency grant to study ways to share services and reduce costs. [MORE]
MArch 12, 2011
For the 10th year in a row, Glen-Worden's grade 5 students converged on the City Mission in Schenectady to serve more than 300 meals to the men, women and children who reside there and stop in for breakfast every day. UPDATED WITH PHOTOS. [MORE]
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 learned about the limitations and excesses of technology and cyberbullying through the Virtually Me! production today. [MORE]
March 10, 2011
Fourth- and fifth-graders have been seen painting on the walls at Lincoln Elementary all this week...but this is no graffiti. [MORE]
March 10, 2011
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 learned about the limitations and excesses of technology and cyberbullying through the Virtually Me! production today. [MORE]
Scotia-Glenville's Middle School team placed fourth in the academic part of the Science Bowl today held at the GE Global Research facility in Niskayuna. [MORE]
March 5, 2011
Students on 14 teams from the four elementary schools and middle school faced off today in the Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind competition. UPDATED WITH FINAL RESULTS: Glen-Worden, Middle School teams going on to states. [MORE]
Glendaal Principal Thomas Eagan serves lunch to celebrate student success in the Drop Everything and Read program. [MORE]
NYS Comptroller's office issues audit of district finances for 2009-10. District receives generally good results with concern about the approval process for warrants before being paid. [MORE]
Superintendent Susan M. Swartz tonight presented a school budget for the 2011-12 school year that included a wide-ranging list of potential reductions. The Board of Education asked her to return on March 7 with additional reductions. [MORE]
The S-G varsity cheerleading team placed first at the 2011 All-Star Cheer & Dance Nationals in Florida. [MORE]
February 23, 2011
Chartwells, the company that provides student breakfasts and lunches at S-G, will offer special free lunch days during March at each of the six schools. [MORE]
February 16, 2011
Four S-G nordic skiers are headed to the state championships. Girls and boys teams place second in team scores at regional competition. [MORE]
February 16, 2011
Families whose children attend private schools must compete a transportation form for the 2011-12 school year by April 1. Download or read the PDF form here. [MORE]
February 16, 2011
A letter was mailed today regarding a level 3 (high risk) sex offender who has moved to a location on Mohawk Avenue in the village of Scotia (PDF) [MORE]
February 14, 2011
Superintendent Susan Swartz presents a carry-forward budget for 2011-12. Board of Education requests that the tax rate for 2011-12 be kept at a 2% increase maximum. [MORE]
february 11, 2011
february 6, 2011
Middle school student Paige Nash recognized for her painting during Black History Month. [MORE]
February 4, 2011
High school students collect more than 200 food pantry donations during Souper Bowl on Friday, February 4. [MORE]
February 4, 2011
Glendaal students get in the spirit by exercising at the top of every hour during Superbowl Spirit Day today. [MORE]
February 4, 2011
The winter 2010-11 newsletter was mailed to homes in Scotia-Glenville today. Read or download it here (PDF).
February 4, 2011
Lincoln students in grades 2 and 3 and their families come together during Art Night to study and draw like Monet. [MORE]
february 3, 2011
would slice more than
$2 million in state aid from Scotia-Glenville during the 2011-12 school year. [MORE]
February 2, 2011
Scotia-Glenville students to participate in
All-County Music Festival on February 11 and 12 at Schalmont
February 1, 2011
Several Scotia-Glenville school supporters are honored at the 71st Founders Day dinner held at River Stone Manor in Glenville. [MORE]
January 31, 2011
High school students to bring items for food pantry donations during Souper Bowl Friday on Friday, February 4. [MORE]
January 31, 2011
Glendaal Elementary School students get in the spirit by exercising at the top of every hour during Superbowl Spirit Day February 4. [MORE]
January 24, 2011
American Heart Association recommends CPR training in high
schools. Scotia-Glenville has taught it for the past year. [MORE]
January 24, 2011
The Wren Street
building entrance at the middle school will open beginning on
Tuesday, January 25. The entrance has been closed since September
because of the library construction.
January 13, 2011
New York State Board of Regents approves Common Core Learning Standards for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 - schools to begin using them in 2011-12 school year. [MORE]
December 22, 2010
Sacandaga students get together once a week after school to
learn about and play chess under the watchful eye and guidance
of grade 8 student Zach Calderon. [MORE]
December 20, 2010
The English Regents exam, with a new format this year, will be given on Tuesday, January 11, instead of during Regents week. All juniors at Scotia-Glenville will take the exam. [MORE]
December 20, 2010
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December 17, 2010
Fifteen students competed in the annual Spelling Bee today. Sophie Calderon and Aidan Chaffin will represent Scotia-Glenville at the Regional Bee on February 9. [MORE]
December 13, 2010
Michael Dutkowsky presented his elementary organization study to the
Board of Education tonight. The board will discuss it further on
Jan. 10. View the presentation, report and budget reduction ideas. [MORE]
December 3, 2010
Stop • Think • Click Internet safety program scheduled for Monday, Dec. 13 at the middle school. FBI agent to discuss cyberbullying and other Internet issues. [MORE]
DECEMBER 3, 2010
Check out this brochure (PDF) of suggested books you could give as gifts for the holidays from Scotia-Glenville's library media specialists.
November 29, 2010
November 17, 2010
Scotia-Glenville will join 20 other school districts to administer federal Race to the Top funding. S-G will receive $81,249 over four years. [MORE]
November 16, 2010
The high school is expected
to reopen Wednesday after students were sent home early on
Tuesday because of a power failure.
All activities were cancelled. [MORE)
November 16, 2010
Grade 3 students at Lincoln participate in health survey
and receive dental check-ups. [MORE]
November 15, 2010
Scotia-Glenville is launching a new website today. [MORE)
November 3, 2010
Newsletter incorrect - Thanksgiving recess is Nov. 24-26 [MORE]
November 1, 2010
District Tartan Report newsletters were mailed today. [MORE]
Students at Sacandaga celebrate Halloween in high fashion. [MORE]
October 26, 2010
Scotia-Glenville Drama Club to put on 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' on Nov. 5-7 [MORE]
October 25, 2010
S-G to supply student height, weight information to the state Health Department [MORE]
October 14, 2010
Sacandaga students collect 417 food items for Concerned for the Hungry at Harvest 3K Run. [MORE]
October 15, 2010
Fuel Up to Play 60
is a comprehensive program that focuses on promoting healthier
eating for children and increased physical activity.
What is Fuel Up to Play 60? (PDF)
September 29, 2010
Rachel's Challenge comes to the Middle School [MORE]
September 13, 2010
Memorial fundraiser to be held in honor of Paul Lasher [MORE]
September 9, 2010
Opening Day pictures [MORE]
September 1, 2010
Wren Street entrance to Middle School to be closed due to construction [MORE]
August 17, 2010
Here is a brochure to help parents and children deal with grief (PDF) [MORE]
Board of Education sets 2010-11 tax rates [MORE]
July 10, 2010
Download the high school
supply lists (PDF) [MORE]
They are also available on the High School's Edline page.
State changes the method of determining test scores on state standardized tests [MORE]
2009-10 school year
June 26, 2010
Class of 2010 graduates at Proctors. [MORE]
May 13, 2010
Four juniors work in labs at SCCC, studying microbiology. [MORE]
May 13, 2010
Ellen Sinopoli dancers visit Lincoln. [MORE]
april 29, 2010
Lincoln students go 'Wild about Reading' during PARP program. [MORE]
April 28, 2010
Glendaal students create Presidential Wax Museum. [MORE]
April 19, 2010
Five candidates filed petitions to seek three seats in the May 18 board elections on the Scotia-Glenville Board of Education in the May 18 board elections. [MORE]
march 29, 2010
Glendaal and Glen-Worden students compete at state Odyssey of the Mind. [MORE]
March 8, 2010
Grade 5 students at Glen-Worden serve breakfast at City Mission [MORE]
March 3, 2010
Sacandaga grade 4 students participate in World Maths Day. [MORE]
Grade 1 students at Lincoln celebrate foreign languages. [MORE]
February 12, 2010
Glendaal students try out new snowshoes. [MORE]
February 4, 2010
Glendaal student leads efforts to raise $650 for Haiti relief efforts. [MORE]
Scotia-Glenville has received the federal Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant. It was one of three school districts in New York state to receive the grant. [MORE]