Glencliff elementary



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Trish Marki holds a red tail hawk during one of two Silent Wings Birds of Prey shows at Glencliff Elementary School.

Science excites at annual Glencliff event

BY VANESSA LANGDON For Your Niskayuna REXFORD — Goo, raptors, electricity and more were on hand Jan. 22 at Glencliff Elementary School for the annual family science night. The Parent Teacher Organization-sponsored event brought students and their families together for…



Hailey Bishop, left, second grade, and her buddy Hannah Kraig, a fifth grader, play basketball together during Glencliff's annual Get Along Gathering. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Younger, older students pair to learn

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter REXFORD — On one of the last warm days of summer, Glencliff Elementary School students got a little extra recess. Actually, they got a lot of extra recess. It was Glencliff’s annual Get Along Gathering,…


Jean Winkler, then the new Rosendale Elementary School principal, is shown in August 2014. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Rosendale principal named district ELA head

After just one year as principal at Rosendale Elementary School in Niskayuna, Jean Winkler has been named the district’s K-12 English Language Arts director. While John Yagielski headed the district as interim superintendent, he led a reorganization that included moving…




William and Lillian Joralemon, uncle and niece, colored together before lunch on Special Person Day. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Sharing special people… and gratitude

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter REXFORD — Second-graders at Glencliff Elementary School prepared for Thanksgiving with a tradition so special, they couldn’t keep it for themselves. It was the third annual Special Person Day, held each year the day before…


Glencliff principal Shelley Baldwin-Nye shakes hands with a new kindergartner. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

District helps newcomers feel at home

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Kindergartners, the newest of the new, clambered off the bus at Glencliff Elementary School for their first-ever day of class on Monday. As they made the leap from the bottom bus step to…


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Glencliff Elementary sign to reconnect school with nature

  By REBECCA ISENHARTGazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Monday morning at Glencliff Elementary, students celebrated the upcoming installation of a brand-new map for the hiking trails at their school, hand-painted by three high school students who volunteered for the project.Niskayuna High School…