Niskayuna Schools


A student hangs a piece of bark on the fourth-grade longhouse. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Longhouse project builds enthusiasm

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Oct. 15, the first day of an annual lesson that has become a rite of passage at Rosendale Elementary School, all three fourth-grade teachers and their students dressed for a day of…



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…


From left, Priti Irani, Samir Mennon and Darius Irani address the Niskayuna Board of Education on Sept. 9, 2014. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Salvaggio case serves as learning experience

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — After the Niskayuna Board of Education parted ways in April with its superintendent, Susan Kay Salvaggio, many people wondered whether its actions were legal. Plenty of school district residents had their own opinion…


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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School panel sets special session

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education will hold a special study session on board operations and policies at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. The meeting will take place in the board room at the district offices,…


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School board elects officers

NISKAYUNA — At an organizational meeting July 9, the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education voted to elect Patricia Lanotte president and Debra Gordon vice president. The board also formally welcomed new members Rosemarie Perez-Jacquith and David Apkarian to…


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PHOTO: Niskayuna students program own game

From left, Niskayuna students Ian Keat and Andrew Liu created a video game as part of the “Introduction to Computer Programming” course offered through the district’s summer enrichment program. Through the week-long course, students entering grades 6-8 gained experience creating…