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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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Students fiddling with their tassels after graduation in 1986.

Class of ’86 looks back to its roots

  BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- As the Reunion Committee of the class of 1986 prepared for their 30-year celebration this summer, they came to realize that their classmates didn’t rest on their laurels after graduation. However, they’ve also…







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…


Students brace themselves to run for the playground equipment as soon as the ribbon is cut. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Ribbon cut on new Birchwood playground

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter On Friday, Sept. 18, families from the Birchwood school community gathered to celebrate the school’s brand-new, colorful playground, which had just been completed with special flooring earlier in the week. The playground is more than…


Hailey Bishop, left, second grade, and her buddy Hannah Kraig, a fifth grader, play basketball together during Glencliff's annual Get Along Gathering. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Younger, older students pair to learn

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter REXFORD — On one of the last warm days of summer, Glencliff Elementary School students got a little extra recess. Actually, they got a lot of extra recess. It was Glencliff’s annual Get Along Gathering,…