Education

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Bill Miorin has been a bus driver with Niskayuna Central School District for 15 years.

Help wanted: District needs bus drivers

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The wheels on the bus can only go ’round and ’round if there’s someone in the driver’s seat. Niskayuna Central Schools are among area districts facing a shortage of bus drivers, creating challenges…



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Judge William Fillmore assesses the entries at the 2017 Capital Area Media Arts Festival held at Niskayuna High School.

Festival showcases media arts

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — From movies to video games to photographs, students from 15 area high schools put their creativity on display at Niskayuna High School for the 2017 Capital Region Media Arts Festival. Nine of the…


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The Niskayuna High School Freshman Leadership Team aims to spend the next four years making a difference in the community. Their next event is a used cell phone drive to benefit Hope Phones.

Philanthropic freshmen to collect phones

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter They may be little fish in a big high school pond, but Niskayuna’s Class of 2020 aims to make a big splash. From the moment the freshmen leadership group, including class officers and self-selected students,…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna High School students Greg George, 16, left, Johanne Friedman, 17, and MJ Lee, 16, did a study on the effects of stess on high school students Thursday, April 13, 2017.

High levels of anxiety found at Niskayuna High

Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter A significant majority of Niskayuna High School students feel “inadequate” compared to their peers, according to a survey conducted by a team of students for an AP English project. The survey – which juniors Greg George,…


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Rosendale Elementary School Principal Joe DiCaprio enters a surprise pep rally on the eve of his football tryout.

Leading by example

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has announced that he wants to play football until he is 45 years old, which would make him one of the oldest active professional players in history. “The…


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District plans kindergarten readiness

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Niskayuna school officials plan to revamp the district’s voluntary summer sessions to focus on kindergarten readiness rather than middle school enhancement. The new summer program will be for incoming kindergartners to gain classroom experience they…


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Principal Dr. Shelley Baldwin-Nye presents a coupon for a Stewart's ice cream cone to a Glencliff Elementary student at the school's annual learning fair.

Students show off love of learning

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter There may have been snow on the ground, but knowledge was budding and blooming in March as Niskayuna elementary school students hosted family, friends and neighbors at their annual learning fairs. Each year, students…