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Niskayuna STEAM Bus mobile classroom at Hillside Elementary on Monday morning. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna STEAM bus makes first school visits

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter Niskayuna first-graders started coding on Monday, thanks to the district’s new roving science and technology bus. The vehicle, created by a team of high school students who converted it into a mobile classroom, visited three of the…


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Hillside Elementary School students Mia Morrow and Vivian Reeves participated in this year's Jump Rope for Heart.

Pouring their heart into jumping rope

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Their hearts were bursting with generosity again this year as Hillside Elementary School students tied on their tennis shoes and picked up jump ropes for the annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Last year the…



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Caroline Drapeau, a Rosendale student, questions Dumbledore (otherwise known as Principal Joseph Dicaprio) during the school's Hogwarts Night. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

Harry Potter: still enchanting kids

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- On the evening of October 21, two Niskayuna elementary schools were transformed in the image of perhaps the most famous wizarding school: Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hillside Elementary students and Rosendale Elementary…


Children and their parents get a lesson in safely crossing the street in front of a school bus at Hillside Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 25. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Young students learn about school buses, new routines

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — For the youngest of Niskayuna’s students, this fall isn’t “back-to-school,” as every advertisement and school supply store professes this time of year. It’s just school, a first foray into something new, foreign and…






Hillside Elementary School in Niskayuna has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Feds designate Hillside a Blue Ribbon School

By NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Just as exceptional teachers can be role models to their students, exceptional schools can be models for other schools to follow. Hillside Elementary School, one of five elementary schools in the Niskayuna Central…


Pre Schoolers cover their ears as Niskayuna Fire District 1 firefighter/paramedic John Baker, right, revs up a rescue saw. Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

Fire Prevention at Hillside Elementary

Niskayuna Fire District 1 firefighters put on a a fire prevention demonstration for the Niskayuna Recreational Park Summer Program at Hillside Elementary School Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Photos by Daily Gazette photographer Peter R. Barber.