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Daily Gazette, July 14 2017
Schenectady High grad spreads message of belief at camp

Rashaun Freeman remembers the day it all clicked.

It was his junior season at Schenectady High School, and providing the inspiration was University of Texas big man James Thomas, who just a few years before had helped lead the Patriots to a state basketball championship.  

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WNYT:  Schenectady City School District kicks off Summer Enrichment Program

Daily Gazette, July 8, 2017
Summer education program pilot starts Monday

Around 650 elementary school students will head back to class Monday for a four-week long summer enrichment program, an initiative district officials hope will go districtwide next year.  Read Story Here

Times Union, June 23 2017
Graduation 2017 Photo Gallery

Times Union, June 22 2017
Anger diverted into energy

Lakeesha Scruggs has her sights set on continuing her education at one of the historically black colleges in the Atlanta area.

That wasn't always the case for this feisty Schenectady High School student who admits she had anger problems.  Read Story Here

Daily Gazette, June 22, 2017
For immigrant family Schenectady graduation is dream come true

For over 20 years, Noorullah Khwajezada of Pakistan traveled to the United States to spend six months working from a food cart in New York City.

He rented an apartment in Queens and woke up each morning at 3 or 4 to take his cart into the heart of the city to sell coffee and hot dogs. His days lasted 12, 13, sometimes 14 hours. All the while he endured over 6,800 miles of separation from his wife and four daughters, who still lived in Pakistan.  Read Story Here

Daily Gazette, June 19 2017
8th-grader runs Schenectady schools for a day

Clad in shirt, tie, dress pants and shoes, Mont Pleasant Middle School 8th grader Alex Ally dropped into a social studies class Monday morning.

With Schenectady Superintendent Larry Spring at his side, 13-year-old Alex quietly observed the room for barely two minutes before he and Spring stepped out as quietly as they had arrived.

“So what did you see?” Spring asked Alex as they moved back into the hallway.
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Daily Gazette, June 17 2017
Despite family struggles, Schenectady student headed to college

It’s the way the story usually unfolds on the big screen or in books: the student works hard, finishes school and goes on to the beautiful college campus to study heady ideas.

“As cliché as it sounds, in movies and books it’s always that’s what you do: you go to school and high school and graduate and go to college. It’s what you do,” said 17-year-old Keylynn Belrose-Westfall, who graduates from Schenectady High School next week. “I only saw that in movies; I never saw people around me do that.”  Read Story Here

June 14 2017:  Daily Gazette:  Hamilton Elementary students visit Tang

June 05 2017:  Daily Gazette:  Schenectady grad hopes to return to alma mater, as a teacher

June 02 2017:  Daily Gazette:  School gets mobile tech facility  

May 17 2017:  Daily Gazette:  Group brings music, inspiration to students 

May 16 2017:  News 10:  Group reminding kids, teachers about the importance of music, arts

May 17 2017:  Daily Gazette:  Avramidis sets Pats record

May 15 2017:  WAMC: 

Officials Gather in Schenectady to Celebrate Receipt of Increased School Aid

May 15 2017:  
News 10:  Schenectady schools thankful for increase in state funding

May 15 2017:  Times Union:  Schenectady School District seeks more funding from state

May 15 2017:  CBS6:  Schenectady school district announces impact of funding increase

May 14 2017:  Daily Gazette:   Police brutality at center of district-wide common read

May 07 2017:  Daily Gazette:  Students talk it through with peer mediation

May 05 2017  Daily Gazette:  Schenectady Wins Suburban Council Division Title

April 28 2017:  WTEN10:  Schenectady hires former NBA player to coach girls basketball

APRIL 30 2017 Daily Gazette:  Artistic expression on view along Schenectady street

April 17 2017
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady schools to expand after-school orchestra program

April 06 2017
Daily Gazette:  Schdy school budget:  'A wide range of possibilities'

April 03 2017
Daily Gazette:  Find out how much your school would get from $64.5M bond

April 03 2017
Daily Gazette:  No budget extenders for districts as deadlines approach

April 02 2017
Daily Gazette:  3 Sch'dy school board seats up for grabs

March 31 2017
Daily Gazette:  Schools wish list stands at $5 million

March 31 2017
Daily Gazette:  Gazette All-Area Boys' Basketball Team

​March 28 2017
Daily Gazette:  SCCC music students win Texas competition

March 22 2017
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady schools fret loss of after-school programs

March 12 2017
Daily Gazette:  $54M+ school project would focus on 5 elementary schools

March 11 2017
Daily Gazette:  For Sch'dy students, a chance to get back on track

March 03 2017
Time Warner Cable News:  Black Ink Comic Book Documentary Seeks Support

March 11 2017
Daily Gazette:  For Sch'dy students, a chance to get back on track

March 01 2017 
WNYT:  SHS Basketball Player John Ryals is named to the WNYT All-Star Team

February 26 2017
Daily Gazette:  All aboard:  Making dreams come true one student at a time

February 25 2017
Daily Gazette: Schenectady native score big on Shark Tank

February 21 2017
CBS6:   Schenectady set for Saratoga Springs rematch after win over CBA

February 20 2017
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady's strategy pays off at track sectionals

February 19 2017
Daily Gazette:   Sch'dy schools make cafeteria upgrades with surplus cash

February 06 2017
Daily Gazette:  Room a safe haven for anxious MLK Jr. Elementary students

February 05 2017
Daily Gazette:  With city life outside, a calm place at MLK Elementary

February 11 2017
Daily Gazette:  Sch'dy schools budget proposal eyes added support

February 11 2017
Daily Gazette:  Teachers give input on school budget ideas

February 03 2017
Daily Gazette:  Expect to see Chiarito in winner's circle again

January 27 2017
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady Hall of Fame inductees announced

January 22 2017
Daily Gazette:  Obama's Legacy lives on in young people of color

January 17 2017
Time Warner Cable News:  Hamilton Elementary Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

January 17 2017
News 10: Hamilton Elementary School teacher named Schenectady Teacher of the Year

January 19 2017
Times Union:  Schenectady teacher of the year from Hamilton Elementary

January 18 2017
Daily Gazette:  Elementary school writing coach named 'Teacher of the Year

January 17 2017
Daily Gazette:  Young gives sound advice to Patriots

January 12 2017
Times Union:  Mentoring friendship 'an easy fit

January 11 2017
Times Union:  Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar marks National Mentoring Month

December 27 2016
Times Union:  Patriots' Jenkins drops 30 on Nisky

​December 27 2016
Daily Gazette: District to plan for 'full funding'

December 31 2016
Times Union (Blog):  Class AA Boys is a Logjam at the top

December 23 2016
Daily Gazette:  New glory days for Schenectady hoops

December 21 2016
Daily Gazette:  Patriots' defense smothers Burnt Hills

December 16 2016
Daily Gazette:  Piotrowski is always looking a frame ahead

December 14 2016
Daily Gazette:  Patriots know how to finish

December 15 2016
Daily Gazette: If these kids could give .... and receive

December 12 2016
​Daily Gazette:  Schenectady, Niskayuna schools look to expand partnership

December 11 2016
Daily Gazette:    Second-graders make gift bags for ill children

December 05 2016
Daily Gazette:  Suburban Council more wide open this season

December 02 2016
Daily Gazette: Education Foundation awards $26K in teacher grants

December 01 2016
Times Union Editorial:  Help communities succeed

Daily Gazette:  
Hometown Health clinics up and running at two district schools 

Times Union:  Schools offer medical services

CBS6:  Local students offered new option for health care

Time Warner News:  Sick at School?  Students now have option down the hall

WGY:  Schenectady Schools Open County's First School-Based Health Centers

PYX106:  Better Health for Schenectady Kids

November 17 2016
​CBS6:  Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced

November 17 2016
​Daily Gazette:  High school musicians excited for Gazette Holiday Parade

November 11 2016
Times Union:  Oneida Middle School celebrates reopening Photo Gallery

October 30 2016
Daily Gazette:  Stars on Stage:  Six high school performers ready for limelight

October 09 2016
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady teacher teams key to freshman transition

October 09 2016
​Daily Gazette:  AVID students take extra steps to succeed

October 06 2016
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady girls' soccer has sister act

October 06 2016
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady girls' soccer has sister act

October 03 2016
Daily Gazette:  Griffin goes from golf hacker to team anchor

September 28 2016
​Daily Gazette:  School renovation project may be slated for Schenectady voters

September 2016
Daily Gazette:   Backpack program provides students with fuel to succeed

September 11 2016
Daily Gazette:  August graduates lift 2016 Schenectady High success rate

September 09 2016
Daily Gazette:  New year, new middle school for some Schenectady students

August 29 2016
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady teachers 'guardians of equity' at orientation

August 24 2016
Times Union:  Redistricting attempts to balance enrollment, poverty and capacity

August 23 2016
Daily Gazette:  Schenectady football looks to bounce back

July 18 2016
WRGB:  Schenectady native Rashaun Freeman gives back

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