Niskayuna Central School District


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Niskayuna High School hosted Freshman and New Student Orientation on Wednesday. Students toured the building, found their lockers and attended brief class sessions.

Kindergarteners, freshmen get feet wet at orientation

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Thousands of pairs of new sneakers squeaked down the halls in Niskayuna schools on Sept. 6, as the 2017-18 academic year kicked off. The elementary schools opened their doors to first- through fifth-graders….


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Rosendale Elementary School students wait to buy snacks from the snack cart in the school's cafeteria in Niskayuna on Jan. 13

District implements changes to lunch program

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — This fall, the kids will get back on the bus, and the food service program at Niskayuna’s elementary and middle schools will get back on the National School Lunch Program. High school students…


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Niskayuna mailing snafu causes confusion over school transportation

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna Central School District sent out 4,200 memos last week that contained incorrect information. Another 4,200 notifications with correct information were posted on Friday. The mailing is a transportation memo detailing bus route information. Instead of going out…


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Nisky revises school calendar, Thanksgiving affected

NISKAYUNA – In order to meet state requirements and keep two beloved traditions, Niskayuna Central School District has added more instructional time to its 2017-18 calendar.   At the Aug. 15 regular Board of Education meeting, the board approved the…


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14 of the Niskayuna Central School District's 20 retirees gathered for the 2017 Retiree Recognition Night on June 13.

District honors 20 retirees

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Family, friends and district officials gathered on Tuesday, June 6 to honor 20 retirees who, put together, have given a combined 416 years of service to the Niskayuna Central School District and its parents and…


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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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Rosendale Elementary School students wait to buy snacks from the snack cart in the school's cafeteria in Niskayuna on Jan. 13

Nisky schools look to replace sweet, salty snacks

By  Zachary Matson NISKAYUNA — Students at Niskayuna elementary schools can choose from a long list of tasty snacks at the end of their lunch period, including Fruit Gushers, Cheetos, Oreos and four different flavors of Doritos. But a committee of…



Niskayuna Central School District Superintendent Dr. Cosimo Tangorra Jr., seen here at the teacher pep rally on August 31, 2015, will travel to China later this fall to meet with leaders of Beijing-based Wisdom International Education Group, exploring a partnership with the private Chinese school that wants to model its curriculum on the Niskayuna district as it grows to serve older students.

Niskayuna considers partnership with Beijing school

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education resolved Tuesday to explore further a partnership between the district and a Montessori school in Beijing. Wisdom International Education Group, which manages the Montessori school, wants to expand its elementary…