Photo provided by Cheri Hart:
Lucy Hart, a Van Antwerp Middle School student, dressed as a brown bat to give elementary students a presentation on the benefits of bats and how to observe them. Here, she poses with a parent and student on the tour. 
Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Students conduct wildlife tours

  NISKAYUNA- A few ‘guest’ animals joined ranks with the wildlife at Reist Sanctuary on October 29. Seven Niskayuna students, mostly from Van Antwerp Middle School and one from Hillside Elementary, dressed to represent the woodland animals found in the…

One Van Antwerp student works to finish up one of three murals during Community Day, assisted by Niskayuna parent and muralist Kevin Clark. 
Friday, October 7, 2016.

Annual celebration unites, entertains Van Antwerp

Community Day at VA BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Community Day at Van Antwerp Middle School had kids out Geocaching, painting murals, playing pickleball and getting out of their comfort zones with new people and new activities. “We do…

Schenectady High School senior Draven Rodriguez plays with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, at home Wednesday. Photo by Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer

Schenectady High senior a portrait in the absurd

Lasting impression? Yearbook photo with cat, lasers will help with that By MARK MCGUIRE Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Draven Rodriguez is the type of kid who thinks ahead. When the Schenectady High School yearbook came out last spring, the then-junior…

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Glencliff Elementary sign to reconnect school with nature

  By REBECCA ISENHARTGazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Monday morning at Glencliff Elementary, students celebrated the upcoming installation of a brand-new map for the hiking trails at their school, hand-painted by three high school students who volunteered for the project.Niskayuna High School…