Education

INDIANA NASH/GAZETTE REPORTER
Students who participated in Niskayuna's Poetry Out Loud competition. 
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.

Poetry Out Loud

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Silence reverberated through the theater before Emily Decesare shattered it with “Domestic Situation” by Ernest Hilbert. “Maybe you’ve heard about this. Maybe not./A man came home and chucked his girlfriend’s cat/In the wood chipper. This…




Niskayuna Central School District Superintendent Dr. Cosimo Tangorra Jr., seen here at the teacher pep rally on August 31, 2015, will travel to China later this fall to meet with leaders of Beijing-based Wisdom International Education Group, exploring a partnership with the private Chinese school that wants to model its curriculum on the Niskayuna district as it grows to serve older students.

Niskayuna considers partnership with Beijing school

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education resolved Tuesday to explore further a partnership between the district and a Montessori school in Beijing. Wisdom International Education Group, which manages the Montessori school, wants to expand its elementary…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna hosted Shenendehowa in a wrestling match Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Shen Wrestlers Edge Nisky

In a closely contested Suburban Council wrestling matchup Dec. 8, Shenendehowa beat Niskayuna 38-36. Scoring pinfall victories for Shenendehowa were Cody Deuel (113), Mike Dimonda (120), Nick Hotaling (126) and Jacob Weyrauch (220). Kiernan Shanahan (145) added a technical fall victory…




Photo provided: Helen Leet, a Niskayuna graduate who received a 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

Niskayuna grad receives scholarship

NISKAYUNA — Schenectady County Community College Early Childhood major Helen Leet has received a 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship. The national scholarship is for members of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges and academic programs….




Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter
Olivia Owens grabs a rebound during a Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 Niskayuna girls' basketball practice.

Pushing for a well-rounded offense

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Developing a well-rounded offense is going to be the season-long challenge for the Niskayuna girls’ basketball team in its 2016-17 campaign. “In order to win games, we need five girls on the court…