Rosendale Elementary

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Rosendale Elementary School Principal Joe DiCaprio enters a surprise pep rally on the eve of his football tryout.

Leading by example

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has announced that he wants to play football until he is 45 years old, which would make him one of the oldest active professional players in history. “The…


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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…




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Caroline Drapeau, a Rosendale student, questions Dumbledore (otherwise known as Principal Joseph Dicaprio) during the school's Hogwarts Night. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

Harry Potter: still enchanting kids

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- On the evening of October 21, two Niskayuna elementary schools were transformed in the image of perhaps the most famous wizarding school: Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hillside Elementary students and Rosendale Elementary…



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Students honor veterans

By Kate Bunster Gazette Reporte NISKAYUNA — Rosendale Elementary students were off on Veterans Day, so they observed the holiday the day before. The children gathered in the Rosendale gym to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans,…


Joseph R. DiCaprio will start as the new principal of Rosendale in December.

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New principal chosen for Rosendale Elementary School

By Kate Bunster Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Board of Education announced Joseph R. DiCaprio as the new principal of Rosendale Elementary School at its Nov. 10 meeting. He will begin this role Dec. 14, taking the place of…


The Giving Thanks Turkey at Rosendale Elementary School is made up of about 400 feathers. Photo: Kate Bunster

Giving Thanks Turkey a feather in school’s cap

BY KATE BUNSTER Gazette Reporter With Halloween in the past, it’s time to start thinking about the next holiday. Thanksgiving is approaching and Rosendale Elementary School is wasting no time this year getting their students and faculty in a grateful…


Jean Winkler, then the new Rosendale Elementary School principal, is shown in August 2014. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Rosendale principal named district ELA head

After just one year as principal at Rosendale Elementary School in Niskayuna, Jean Winkler has been named the district’s K-12 English Language Arts director. While John Yagielski headed the district as interim superintendent, he led a reorganization that included moving…