Education

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Eric Hughes was honored with one of two annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education presented by the Niskayuna Community Foundation.

Teachers Hughes, Lester receive Murray Award

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Two of Niskayuna High School’s best were honored with the 14th annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education on June 1. Niskayuna Community Foundation board members Tina Lee and Cindy Pillippe, along with school officials,…


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Niskayuna schools earn No Place for Hate designation

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter At a time when ratcheting up the rancor is the order of the day, Niskayuna schools are just saying “no” to hurtful rhetoric and behavior. Students, teachers and principals attended a ceremony in Albany to…


John Moskov. Photo courtesy of the Niskayuna Central School District.

Familiar face takes new position at school

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter His new title sounds vague and perhaps vaguely impersonal. But John Moskov, the recently appointed director of pupil personnel services for the Niskayuna Central School District, knows precisely the needs of special education students and…




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Niskayuna senior has always had stage presence

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter On May 20, Lucy Skrebutenas was attending a prom in another district when she received word that Niskayuna’s production of “The Phantom of the Opera” won Best Musical at the High School Musical Theater Awards;…


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Local high schools earn state recognition

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Niskayuna and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Senior High Schools were named Friday as Reward Schools by state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. This is Niskayuna’s fourth consecutive year on the list. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake has also been…





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The weather was dreary but spirits were high as Niskayuna High School Juniors filed into the school for the traditional walk-through. From there, prom-goers headed to the Albany Marriott for dinner and dancing. After-prom was held at ViaPort.

Student have a ball at prom, ViaPort

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Constant rain didn’t make a dent on the high spirits of Niskayuna High School juniors as they celebrated their prom on May 13. Students packed the halls waiting to check in and walk across the…