Niskayuna Schools

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Rosendale 4th graders attended the reception for student artists in the 8th annual Empire State Plaza Art Exhibition and posed with keynote speaker Jillian Hirsch

Students’ art on display

By Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — More than 80 Niskayuna Central Schools students were selected to have their art displayed on the South Concourse of the Empire State Plaza for the eighth annual K-8 Empire State Plaza Art Collection…


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Niskayuna CSD, Chinese school near partnership deal

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna school officials are closing in on a formal partnership with a private Montessori school in China to share curriculum and establish an exchange program for students and teachers. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr….


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Rosendale Elementary School drama club members rehearse for their sold-out Feb. 10 performance of The Reluctant Dragon.

‘Dragon’ kills ’em at Rosendale

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Rosendale Elementary School Drama Club raised the curtain on its inaugural performance when more than 30 students, a principal and four teachers took the stage Feb. 10 in a production of “The Reluctant…



Niskayuna Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr. says the mistake gives district officials an opportunity to 'tighten up' their data-reporting procedures. (Marc Schutlz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna graduation rate really 94%

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A data-reporting error created the appearance of a five-point dip in the Niskayuna School District’s graduation rate released earlier this month, when actually the rate dropped just one percentage point. The numbers originally…






Niskayuna High held a teacher pep rally at the school on Monday morning with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", being performed by music teacher Theresa J. Fitzmaurice and bandmembers. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

District gets an early, but energetic start

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On the last day of summer vacation, while kids in Niskayuna slept in, their teachers danced. It was the annual welcome for teachers, referred to affectionately as “Pep Rally,” and rightly so. Friends…


Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra talks with community members during a recent library meeting. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

New superintendent on community listening tour

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Cosimo Tangorra has spent his summer acclimating to his new position as superintendent of the Niskayuna Central School District. Key among his orientation activities has been a series of “Listening and Learning Tour”…