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Niskayuna school board candidates David Apkarian, Jennifer Zhao and Rosemarie Perez Jaquith answered audience questions at the PTO Council-sponsored Meet the Candidate Night.

Candidates field questions at forum

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — School district residents had the chance to meet Niskayuna Board of Education candidates and listen to them answer audience questions for an hour and a half on May 2. First-time candidate Jennifer Zhao…

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Students stopped at a variety of education stations where they learned about animals, nutrition, beekeeping and composting at Rosendale Elementary School's annual Earth Day celebration.

Rosendale Elementary observes Earth Day

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Good stewardship of the earth is everybody’s responsibility and students across the Niskayuna Central School District got to take part in a variety of Earth Day activities. At Rosendale Elementary, students spent an hour of…

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3 candidates running for 2 spots on school board

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The race is on. There are two spots on the Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education, and three candidates filed the proper paperwork to run. We caught up with each of the candidates and…

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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,…