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Eric Hughes was honored with one of two annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education presented by the Niskayuna Community Foundation.

Teachers Hughes, Lester receive Murray Award

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Two of Niskayuna High School’s best were honored with the 14th annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education on June 1. Niskayuna Community Foundation board members Tina Lee and Cindy Pillippe, along with school officials,…




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Niskayuna students trying out virtual reality equipment in GE's Brilliant Factory Lab as a part of the Engineering Institute program. July 15, 2016.

An Atmosphere of Curiosity

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Atmosphere was the theme for this year’s GE Engineering Institute for Young Women, which had a group of 39 students looking a little deeper into the air around them and at the possibility…



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…


Retirees line up for a photo after speeches were read about each. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Sixteen retirees lauded at ceremony

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Sixteen faculty and staff from the Niskayuna School District received a grateful send-off at the yearly retiree recognition night Tuesday, June 9. As friends, family and colleagues watched, administrators warmly thanked each retiree…