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Niskayuna Central School District

School board candidates answer questions

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Tuesday, Oct. 10, voters will head to the high school to cast ballots for one of three candidates running to replace former school board member Pat Lanotte, who resigned in July. Brian…



Niskayuna Central School District

3 candidates pursuing open school board seat

As of 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, three candidates had filed the appropriate paperwork to run for a single seat on the Niskayuna Central School Board of Education. Brian Backus, Christina Calabrese and Noney Grier will face off in a…


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Niskayuna High School hosted Freshman and New Student Orientation on Wednesday. Students toured the building, found their lockers and attended brief class sessions.

Kindergarteners, freshmen get feet wet at orientation

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Thousands of pairs of new sneakers squeaked down the halls in Niskayuna schools on Sept. 6, as the 2017-18 academic year kicked off. The elementary schools opened their doors to first- through fifth-graders….


Niskayuna Central School District

Committee to examine high school start time issue

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter An advisory committee to the Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education will form a subcommittee to explore delaying the start time for high school students. Over the summer, an online petition started circulating asking…


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Rosendale Elementary School students wait to buy snacks from the snack cart in the school's cafeteria in Niskayuna on Jan. 13

District implements changes to lunch program

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — This fall, the kids will get back on the bus, and the food service program at Niskayuna’s elementary and middle schools will get back on the National School Lunch Program. High school students…


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Niskayuna mailing snafu causes confusion over school transportation

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna Central School District sent out 4,200 memos last week that contained incorrect information. Another 4,200 notifications with correct information were posted on Friday. The mailing is a transportation memo detailing bus route information. Instead of going out…



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Graduate establishing 3-D archive of Union artifacts

Zachary Matson In early June, Sonia Sandoval set up shop inside the rustic Adirondack room in the old Niskayuna home of conservationist Paul Schaefer, now a Union College research center. She placed a Faro Focus 3-D scanner — it looks…


Niskayuna Central School District

Nisky revises school calendar, Thanksgiving affected

NISKAYUNA – In order to meet state requirements and keep two beloved traditions, Niskayuna Central School District has added more instructional time to its 2017-18 calendar.   At the Aug. 15 regular Board of Education meeting, the board approved the…