Education

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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…


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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…


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Patricia Lanotte is running for her second term on the Niskayuna School Board.

Lanotte resigns seat on school board

Gazette staff report The Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education released a statement on Monday, July 17, announcing the resignation of board member Patricia Lanotte. The vacancy will be filled by a voter-elected candidate. Lanotte was elected to the…


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Newly elected Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education member Jennifer Zhao reads the oath of office.

Board fills posts, addresses codes

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It was a busy night for the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education on July 14 as it held both its organizational and regular meeting. The board appointed leaders and vendors for…


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Abby Weber finally "graduated" from kindergarten. With 34 years of service to Glencliff Elementary School, Weber retired this year.

Abby Weber: Leaving a legacy

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter REXFORD — She said there were only 21 students in the classroom, but on the last day of school it felt like many more. Nevertheless, Glencliff Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Abby Weber handled the bounding…


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STEAM powered: Girls spend week at science camp

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette The theme for this year’s Engineering Institute for Young Women was “the sun,” a fitting theme, as the program aims to keep girls’ interest in math and science shining bright. Throughout the week, 40 middle school girls…


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Melanie Anchukaitis took students on trips to Spain during her 36-year career at Notre Dame -Bishop Gibbons High School.

It’s adios for Mrs. A

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Spanish teacher Melanie Anchukaitis bid adios after 36 years of helping students conjugate verbs and understand Spanish culture. She leaves behind a legacy of service, caring and inspiring students to see beyond…


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14 of the Niskayuna Central School District's 20 retirees gathered for the 2017 Retiree Recognition Night on June 13.

District honors 20 retirees

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Family, friends and district officials gathered on Tuesday, June 6 to honor 20 retirees who, put together, have given a combined 416 years of service to the Niskayuna Central School District and its parents and…