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Guilderland seeks solutions for schools

District projects $129k budget gap next year, while focusing on long-term vision

School district leaders again sought community input before budget deliberations begin, but this year, residents had new insight on the excess capacity of its buildings.

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It’s a wonder

Voorheesville Middle School Drama Club to present a musical twist on a classic this weekend

Two years ago, Stefanie DeFronzo took a summer workshop at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham and played the white queen in the musical “Wonderland.”

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Student takes a stand against bullying

Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley wins anti-bullying competition

When Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley decided to take a stand against bullying after years of enduring it at school, his voice was head throughout the Capital District.

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UPDATED: Guilderland teacher sentenced for stealing union funds

Former GTA treasurer receives jail time, felony probation

A Farnsworth Middle School teacher will be serving jail time for stealing more than $100,000 from the Guilderland Teacher’s Association during the 2012-13 school year.

Guilderland Central School District calls for bids on upgrades

Capital improvements proceed through fog of building study

Capital improvements totaling more than $17 million are proceeding as planned, despite uncertainty over whether Guilderland school district will continue using all its buildings.

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North Colonie honors veterans

The Battle of the Bulge was remembered at this year’s Veterans Day Celebration

Students and teachers in the North Colonie school district invited community members to honor veterans for its thirteenth annual Veterans Day Celebration at Shaker High School on Wednesday, Nov. 5, where honored guests spoke of the Battle of the Bulge and eight veterans received the North Colonie Patriot Award.

Poet lends voice to children’s school

Director will portray Emily Dickinson to raise money

Emily Dickinson will be brought to life next month as her poems are recited as part of a local school benefit.

District given food for thought

North Colonie board members get a taste of new meals being served in schools to fit federal regulations

During the North Colonie Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, Board members were treated by the school district’s food services department to a taste of the new school cuisine.

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Resilience follows unthinkable tragedy

Guilderland Elementary School grieves over slain students, plans to memorialize boys

After the initial shock of hearing about the quadruple murder at a home on Western Avenue wore off, Guilderland school district officials were faced with tackling how to address the varying needs of grieving students and staff.

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Great gourds

Students and school faculty show off their pumpkin-carving creativity at Shaker High School

Pumpkin decorating got competitive as students and faculty of North Colonie schools got together recently to show off their artistic talents for the Art Department’s sixth annual Great Pumpkin Challenge at Shaker High School.

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Siena dedicates its new Grotto

Construction project finished in time for the students’ return

Students of Siena College may only know their campus’s Grotto from the noise of construction early in the morning.

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Guilderland Central School District plans ‘community summit’

Cross section of district sought to develop solutions for tackling financial woes

Guilderland school district leaders are looking to community members for solutions addressing excess capacity and waning resources after setting aside scenarios from a recent building capacity study.

South Colonie voters OK capital project

Residents voted 610-186 in favor of district’s $18.8M plan to renovate its school facilities

South Colonie residents voted on the school district’s $13.8 million capital project on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and the results were overwhelmingly in the project’s favor.

North Colonie may see enrollment boom

Board of education members discuss possible impact as housing developments near completion

At the North Colonie School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, board members considered routes to take as the possibility of higher enrollment arises with several housing developments finishing construction and beginning to sell to new residents.

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Vote set for South Colonie capital project

Residents will have the chance to decide on the $13.8M funding for building improvements

South Colonie Central School District residents will vote Tuesday, Oct. 21, to decide if the school district will get the $13.8 million funding for its capital project; a five-year, two-phase building plan announced earlier this year.

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