Vendor mailing error affects Voorheesville and Bethlehem school districts
Plummeting test scores have been a widespread concern this year, but at least two area districts had more to worry about after the results were mailed out.
District allowed 46 seniors to drop P.E. class this year under state regulations
Some Bethlehem High School students were given the opportunity to opt out of physical education class this year in a new pilot program that could potentially be expanded to help cut costs for the district.
Guilderland’s Trick-or-Treat Street offers festive indoor activities for local families
Guilderland High School is preparing to host its 10th annual Trick-or-Treat Street Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will see the school’s halls, cafeteria and gymnasium transformed into a Halloween haven.
District scales back proposal for repairs, more projects likely in coming years
Voorheesville High School desperately needs a reconstructed, modern roof, according to district officials, and technology upgrades at all its buildings to prepare for the planned shift to computer-based testing and evaluations.
Guilderland Class of 1978 holds auction to benefit Make-A-Wish
The Guilderland Class of 1978’s reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12, will honor more than 20 deceased classmates through an online auction benefitting the Northeast New York Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Voorheesville school chef offering dinners to go as a ‘fun’ way to boost revenue
Two weeks ago, Voorheesville Central School District opened its doors and kitchen to the community through a new “Meals to go” dinner program, which is aimed at keeping its school lunch program in the black.
BCCF’s homecoming event will once again precede BC game
For the second year running, the Bethlehem Central Community Foundation will be sponsoring a Homecoming Jamboree before the big game.
Institute dedicated to providing college-level courses celebrates 20th anniversary
The Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning, or HILL, in Delmar, was founded in 1993 to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for the adult community in the Capital District.
Consultant says study will not to be ‘all about closing schools’
Guilderland Central School District held a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3, to have Paul Seversky, a consultant with the planning service at Madison-Oneida BOCES, discuss the goals and methodology of a district-wide building capacity study he will soon begin.
Agreement inked that sets stage for largest public school solar project in state
Educators in the South Colonie Central School District think the future is looking bright when it comes to the electricity bill.
School unveils $64M business school building, details new major
Business students at the University at Albany will not only have a state-of-the-art building in which to attend classes this fall, but will soon have the choice of a new major.
YMCA joins in to help stuff backpacks in yearly drive for families in need
As school supply lists grow longer with each passing year, so have the number of Bethlehem families who need assistance providing those items for their children.
BC student starts a fundraiser to buy police dogs ballistic vests
Bethlehem High School senior Rachel Piccolino decided to take her canine adoration to the next level by raising money through local animal shelters and hospitals to purchase ballistic vests for police dogs.
Around 70 percent of students are below the grade, new baseline established
State Education Commissioner John King Jr. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, released results of April assessment test results in mathematics and English language arts for third- to eighth-grade students, and only 31 percent of students statewide met or exceeded proficiency standards.
With Elsmere nearing its goal, PTA begins fundraising in earnest
As a parent-driven effort to upgrade the Elsmere Elementary School playground nears its fundraising goal, the drive to do the same at Glenmont Elementary is officially shifting into gear.
- Voorheesville MS drafts pilot policy for electronic devices
- Local rapper writes SUNY anthem
- SCCC chairwoman reappointed to national committee
- SCCC School of Music Open House
- School board approves three-year agreement with Guilderland Teachers
- Schalmont seeks community input on superintendent search
- BCSD informs parents about centralized bus stops for 2012-13
- BOU to hold B-ball fundraiser
- BC to hold budget forum
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