Niskayuna Central School District

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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…




Violinists Kalyana Duggal, left, a senior, and junior Samantha Liu are stand partners in the Niskayuna High School Chamber Orchestra. (Geraldine Freedman/For The Daily Gazette)

Music is key at Niskayuna, Shenendehowa

BY GERALDINE FREEDMAN/For The Daily Gazette There was a time not so long ago when school districts dropped their arts programs to balance their budgets. But at two local high schools, music is thriving. “We’ve very fortunate,” said Eric Hughes,…


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LGBTQA forum slated for March 15

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Community Action Program in conjunction with the Niskayuna Central School District and Visibility Club will be sponsoring a forum on LGBTQA youth, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 at the Van Antwerp School…


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School district to get philanthropic award

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District will receive the Philanthropic Leadership Award at the Schenectady JCC’s fourth annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala on Nov. 15. The district was chosen for the honor because of its work…