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School board elects officers

NISKAYUNA — At an organizational meeting July 9, the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education voted to elect Patricia Lanotte president and Debra Gordon vice president. The board also formally welcomed new members Rosemarie Perez-Jacquith and David Apkarian to…


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PHOTO: Niskayuna students program own game

From left, Niskayuna students Ian Keat and Andrew Liu created a video game as part of the “Introduction to Computer Programming” course offered through the district’s summer enrichment program. Through the week-long course, students entering grades 6-8 gained experience creating…


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Booklet recounts school history

NISKAYUNA — The historical overview of the Niskayuna Central School District produced by the 60th Anniversary Committee is now available to anyone who would like a copy. This 72-page booklet features photos from throughout the district’s six decades, along historical…


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School board seeks two for audit panel

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education is seeking two community members to serve on the Audit Committee to help provide oversight of the internal and external audit functions of the district. The Board of Education recently…




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Camp builds girls’ appreciation for STEM studies

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Michael Petrone’s students at Iroquois Middle School are good at solving problems in the STEM field. As a tech teacher, he witnesses boys and girls alike solving problems, building inventions and confidently creating….





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Congratulations, Class of 2014!

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna High School seniors, swishing in silver and scarlet gowns and matching caps, greeted their graduation with all the energy and bravery of good warriors. “There’s a real sense of pride in their…