Van Antwerp Middle School

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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…

Lina Newstead posed behind the counter of her store across from Van Antwerp middle school in the 1970s for Dave Feiden. (Photo Courtesy of Dave Feiden)

Memorial in works for beloved store owner

BY VANESSA LANGDON For Your Niskayuna NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna residents are banding together to get a memorial for their beloved Lina Newstead. The longtime owner of Newstead’s passed away decades ago but her memory still lives on in those that…

Participants work at Upcycle Camp at Van Antwerp Middle School. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Upcycle Camp: Reducing, reusing and recycling

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter On a recent summer afternoon at Van Antwerp Middle School in Niskayuna, the hallways smelled faintly of cleaning products. Empty classrooms had spotless floors, and desks and chairs were stacked in the otherwise-immaculate hall. But…