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2006 - 2007

June 29 2007
SHS teacher takes part in exclusive Discovery Network Institute
Standhart bringing innovative technology ideas to the classroom

June 28 2007

2007 Valedictorian Receives Award from SED  Congratulations to Peter Runfola, Recipient of Chancellor McGovern Scholarship

June 21 2007
Union College President To Address 6th Graders
As They Move On, Move Up
 Research Project Connects Kids with Union

June 19 2007
Second-Grader Named Principal, For a Day

Wishes Come True For Two King Students Mon.

June 14 2007
SCSD Names Teacher of the Year  
Congratulations to MPMS Teacher Dodi Cechnicki

June 13 2007
SED Releases Math Results
Elementary and Middle School Students On Track
Students Across District Show Improvement

June 12 2007
Congratulations to the SHS Class of 2007 IB Full Diploma Candidates 
Candidates and Colleges

June 12 2007
Three SHS Students To Be Recognized by Community Organization 
Brisport, Seber and Ragucci are exceptional honorees


June 07 2007
Sponsor-A-Scholar Provides Resources, Support for College-Bound Students 
Congratulations to SHS
 Sponsor-A-Scholar Seniors

JUNE 04 2007

Sch'dy Elementary Schools Take Huge Strides
NYSED Recognizes Performance of 8* Sch'dy Elementary Schools

June 4, 2007
Top Ten Graduates of the Class of 2007

May 22, 2007
Girls Track & Field Team
Undefeated, League Champs

May 21, 2007
The SCSD Athletic Hall of Fame and Reunion Dinner will be held September 12
Barry Kramer and Pat Riley
to Speak

May 21, 2007
After 33 Years, Gary DiNola Set to Retire 
Sch'dy leader looks forward to spending time with family, enjoying hobbies

May 17, 2007
Two Schenectady Grads
Are Named Top Athletes at SCCC 
Congratulations to Nicole Pallotolo & Daniel Smalls

Budget Vote Results
Budget Passed
Thank you  for your support!

Schenectady Voters Approve the $140 Million 2007-08 Budget Proposal. 
837 -  yes    281 - no

Board Seats
Maxine Brisport (802 votes) & Jeff Janiszewski (763 votes) were re-elected to three year terms on the Board of Education

May 15 2007
SHS Class Wins Award 
e-Comm Class Named Winner of ScoresUp.com Teenage Money Matters Contest  

May 14 2007
SHS Team Wins Rube Goldberg Contest 
Student Product on Display at Schenectady Museum

May 14 2007
Sch'dy Students Take Nine Awards in Journalism Competition
  Works Published in Daily Gazette

MAY 14

BMEA Names SHS Senior  Outstanding Business Student 
Congratulations Nick Isabella

MAY 11 2007
MPMS Teacher is Recognized  
Wal-mart Names Bernice Rivera Teacher of the Year

MAY 11  2007
Gazette Journalism Contest 
SHS Students Take Nine Awards

MAY 9 2007

Nicholas Ragucci Recipient of Award at Human Rights Commission Event Six  District Members Recognized

MAY 3 2007
to Fifth Grader Alex Velez,Winner of the First Annual  Elementary Chess Tournament 

APRIL 26 2007
Pleasant Valley Students  Enjoy Parlor Chat with Former Students
A Walk Back to 1922

APRIL 20, 2007
Choir Presents First School Performance 
300 Students Enjoy the Sounds of SSFA's Inspiration Choir

APRIL 16 2007
Sixth Grader Makes Impression,  Is Invited to Meet Stories that Dance Costume Designers

More than 30 Teachers Traveled to Italy for Professional Development Expedition 

SHS Yearbook Staff Recognized with
Award of Excellence

APRIL 05 2007
Literacy top priority at Fulton Early Childhood Center

Susan Gorman picked to lead new school

APRIL 03 2007
Battle of the Bulge Final Weigh-In Wednesday
Winners To Be Announced

APRIL 03  2007
SHS English Teacher Named Outstanding Educator by YMCA

Nancy Huth, the teacher kids never forget

MARCH 21 2007
Students Learn Art of Floral Design 

Free Program Brings Lessons to young students

Former SHS Basketball Star Rocky Collier leads all scorers with 22 points in Delaware loss, NCAA Tournament Sunday  
Story Here   |  More on Collier

Former SHS Basketball Star
Takes Division I Team to the Big Dance
 Rocky Collier to play on the ESPN Stage Sunday More Here  Gazette Story |  03.16.07

SHS Graduate  is Coming to A Theater Near You 

MD Walton in "Reign Over Me" Opposite Adam Sandler;
Opens in Theaters March 23
Story Here  | Gazette Story | 03.14.07

FEBRUARY 27 2007
SHS Graduate Gears Up for Nationwide
Tour in Hairspray  Brittney Griffin Gets the Call, She's Off to Dance  More  Times Union Storyy|03.15.07

SHS Graduate  is Coming to A Theater Near You 
MD Walton in "Reign Over Me" Opposite Adam Sandler;
Opens in Theaters March 23 Story Here

Diversity Fair
One Community Celebrating Diversity  March 31 Schenectady High School

MARCH 12 2007

More than 250 Employees Participate in  Weight-Loss Competition
Battle of Bulge

March 2007
Students come together after school to write
Writing Center offers young writers a chance to be published. More

MARCH 09 2007
Opera comes to Yates

Group performs as birthday present to Mr. Roe.

MARCH 07 2007
Schenectady Names Head Football Coach
Carmen DePoalo to be appointed to post
Wednesday Evening

FEBRUARY 27 2007
SHS Graduate Gears Up for Nationwide Tour in Hairspray
Brittney Griffin Gets the Call; She's Off to Dance  More

FEBRUARY 26 2007
Principal Scott to be recognized for excellence in teaching
Yates Arts-In-Education Magnet School Principal Valarie Scott will be the 2007 recipient of SUNY Albany's Bertha Brimmer Medal. More

SHS Students Compete in Regional Science Bowl in Rochester 
Enjoy competition and visiting area colleges

FEBRUARY 16 2007
Zoller students learn about Jazz during "Informance"
Band performs for students as part of a Jazz Informance - a sort of music lesson wrapped up in a Jazz concert. More

FEBRUARY 16 2007
Father-and-son team bring African performance to WIEC
Zorkie Nelson and his son Felix, both from the West African nation of Ghana, dance and drum for students. More

FEBRUARY 16 2007
Van Corlaer Students Hope to Cheer Patients Up with Gifts & Therapy Dogs  

Students to Visit Albany VA Medial Center with Their Furry Friends

FEBRUARY 15  2007
Woodlawn Students Develop Creative Skills for Proctor's Production 
More About Stories That Dance

FEBRUARY 15 2007

Schenectady Adds Chinese Mandarin to Curriculum
Pilot Program Kicks-off with Chinese New Year Celebration at Howe on Friday  More

FCCLA students teach others how to prepare for an emergency
Adult education students learn how to better prepare themselves and others for a disaster situation. More

Schenectady senior among two from Career & Tech School Lodging Management program to win state championship.

Garden Educator brings healthy choices to the classroom

Partnership with Community Gardens teaching students how to eat right. More
See story on Capital News 9

JANUARY 30 2007
Voters approve capital project
Schenectady residents approved a $48.2 million capital project referendum on Jan.30
1,041 - Yes  238 - No

FEBRUARY 07 2007
Congratulations SCS-TV
Production Club 
Training Video Wins First Phase of Corporate Competition More

FEBRUARY 01  2007


Congratulations to SHS Teacher Sara Telban,
WNYT-13's Educator of the Week
Play the Video>>

JANUARY 30  2006

Central Park Science Teacher Selected for NASA Program
Ms. Hartkern to participate in Spaceward Bound 2007  More

JANUARY 26  2007

Van C
orlaer Elementary School Second Graders to Send Flat Stanleys on Adventures Across the State More Here

JANUARY 24 2007

SUNY Chancellor visits Yates School
Visit part of 6th grade college project More

Retired Teachers Co-Author Book
Retired SCSD Teachers Fran Gordon and Faye Tischler Co-Author Children's Book.  Learn more about the book and schedule of signings here.

JANUARY 09 2007

Siena Student-Athletes to Partner with Oneida Middle School 
Mentor Program Kicks Off with Meet and Greet Session Wednesday  More

JANUARY 05 2007
Zoller Elementary School Opens New Cafeteria 

JANUARY 05 2007
Schenectady Leaders Join 100 Day Count to Gov. Spitzer's Educational Reform Plan  More

JANUARY 02 2007
IB Graduates Return for Celebration  Students speakers offer encouragement and advice More

IB Graduation

International Baccalaureate Students to Return for Special IB Ceremony  More

DECEMBER 15 2006
Voters to go to the polls Jan. 30
Project to have no impact on taxes More

DECEMBER 14 2006
MTV Celebrity Captures Attention of  Central Park Students with Experiences,

DECEMBER 12 2006
Grant Provides Opportunities for Spanish Classes 
Mont Pleasant 8th Graders to Publish Book, Visit U.N. Thanks to Jordan Grant  More

DECEMBER 12  2006

MTV Celebrity, Teen Life Coach
Slated to Meet with Central Park Students  December 14  More

DECEMBER 08  2006
Local Theater Helps Yates Magnet Raise Money for Programs & Opportunities

DECEMBER 06  2006
Howe 4th Graders Enjoy Meeting Trucker Pals

DECEMBER 04  2006

Paige 4th Graders in Stitches Over New Hobby
Kids meet during lunch   More

NOVEMBER 30 2006

Schenectady Technology Leaders Present at State Conference More

NOVEMBER 20 2006
Congratulations to Paige Teacher
Fourth grade teacher Charlene Boynton is Recognized in Who's Who Publication  More

NOVEMBER 20  2006

Central Park Middle School Raises Flag of Distinction  

NOVEMBER 16  2006
Testimony of Superintendent Ely
before Assembly Standing Committee on Education, "The Future of New York State's Public Education System." Read Testimony

NOVEMBER 17 2006
In the Times Union Today
Career Center
Students Prepare for Working World  Read

NOVEMBER 16  2006
Schenectady HS teacher Sara Telban, is named WNYT, Channel 13's Educator of the Week  More

NOVEMBER 13  2006
Congratulations SHS Teacher, Mr. Menis 
First Place in Road Race

NOVEMBER 09  2006
Moonlight Serenade
About 200 Schenectady senior citizens came out for dinner, entertainment More

NOVEMBER 01  2006
Students Prepare for Professional World 
Eight Career Center Students Attend Professional Luncheon  More

OCTOBER 26  2006
Jazz Group to Hold Music Clinic at the Academy of Culture & Communication at PV
Music Teachers Combine Lessons and Performance:  Jazz Informance

OCTOBER 25 2006
Russian Educators to Visit Monday Afternoon
Laying the Groundwork for Cultural Exchange Program  More

October 24 2006
Tutoring program involves whole community More

OCTOBER 23  2006
Paige ESL Teacher Receives Grant to Implement Creative Idea  Students Learn English Using Artifacts More

OCTOBER 19  2006

SSFA Production of Broadway Bound
November 1 - 4  More Here

OCTOBER 19 2006
Schenectady High School's Fabulous Fems are Still Walking

Hafele & Holcomb Making Strides for Cancer

OCTOBER 18 2006

Yates Kids
Say "Thanks" to Bus Drivers    Story Here

OCTOBER 17  2006
Golden Retriever Brings Help, Comfort to Young Students
Therapy Dogs Help Students Read

OCTOBER 06  2006

Schenectady Recognized as Pioneer in National Program
Cisco Networking Academy Program Celebrates 10 Years  More
In the Times Union, 10.11.06, Story Here

Homecoming 2006 -
October 6 & 7
Reception Honoring Undefeated Nott Terrace & MPHS Football Teams  More


Legislators Back
to School Week Brings Policymakers to Schenectady Schools
Students Learn About Law-Making

SEPTEMBER 14  2006
Yates Principal Honored
Valarie Scott Earns American Heart Association Diversity Award  More

Parent liaison to provide 'customer service' to parents
Canavan joins district team, set to work
with school PTOs

SEPTEMBER 7 2006   
Hamilton students receive backpacks, school supplies

Junior League launches Operation Back-to-School
 for fourth year

AUGUST 30  2006
Administrative Changes and Appointments for 2006 - 2007

AUGUST 23  2006
Two SHS Teachers Honor Memory of Lory Tansky with Cancer Awareness Campaign  Down the Final Stretch and $1000 Short.  You can help !!!!

AUGUST 16  2006
SHS Wrestler Ranked 4th in State
Congratulations Scott Harvey

AUGUST 15  2006
Literacy Summer Program Featured in Times Union
Immigrant Kids Get Language Help

AUGUST 11 2006

Teachers participate in Breast Cancer Walk
Donations still being sought

AUGUST 09 2006
SSFA Summer Film Festival Featured n the Times Union

Students go Hollywood for their summer vacation
VIDEO: See a short film

AUGUST 08  2006
Students Receive Literacy Help in Summer Academy
New American Summer Academy

JULY 27  2006
Students Showcase Talents in Summer Film Festival
Annual Festival of Short Films
Press Release

JULY 25  2006

Elementary School Awarded Instruments

The Academy of Culture & Communication at PV is
Awarded Several Musical Instruments from the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation 

Press Release

JULY 14 2006

Pandemic Flu Info.
Schenectady County Public Health Services is hosting a public information session on pandemic influenza preparedness on August 2






2007-2008 News

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