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Students and teachers at Rosendale Elementary School put up a bulletin board featuring a turkey with feathers that feature things kids and grownups are thankful for.

Expressing thanks . . . on turkey feathers

For the past six years, students and faculty at Rosendale Elementary School have let their thankful feathers fly in a grand Thanksgiving display. More than 375 paper “feathers” surround a turkey head in a 5-foot-wide bulletin board. Each feather features…


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Students stopped at a variety of education stations where they learned about animals, nutrition, beekeeping and composting at Rosendale Elementary School's annual Earth Day celebration.

Rosendale Elementary observes Earth Day

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Good stewardship of the earth is everybody’s responsibility and students across the Niskayuna Central School District got to take part in a variety of Earth Day activities. At Rosendale Elementary, students spent an hour of…


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Kate Martin, a second grade teacher at Rosendale Elementary, teaches students how to plot out their communities for the Gingerbread community project. 
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

Students collaborate on ‘gingerbread’ community

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- The holiday season comes with an assortment of traditions. For second graders at Rosendale Elementary, it means the Gingerbread project. “You’re going to have to compromise, you’re going to have to make decisions,” said…


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Shannon Thompson, the new library media specialist at Rosendale Elementary works to prepare the stacks (and herself) for the first day of school.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

First day jitters not just for students

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Well before the leaves have a chance to start changing, bright yellow buses begin rattling down the neighborhoods of Niskayuna, picking up young students for their first day in the classroom. For most…




Friends from different Harry Potter "houses" put their differences aside to pose for a photo. Photo: Kate Bunster

Hogwarts Holiday a huge hit at Rosendale

By Kate Bunster Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — After seeing the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in any of the “Harry Potter” movies, it’s pretty difficult not to look at your own school and yawn. But on Oct. 23, Rosendale…


Fourth-grade teacher Roseann Maurantonio is surprised during an assembly as she is announced as the winner of a 2014 Milken Educator Award and $25,000, with Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Education Awards, right, during an assembly at Rosendale Elementary School in Niskayuna on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Photo by Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer

For Niskayuna teacher, a big ‘thank you’

Rosendale educator wins Milken Award, $25,000 prize Read the previous version of this story and see the photo gallery here. By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A $25,000 Milken Educator Award, an honor that some call the Oscars of education,…



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…