Van Schaick celebrates National Character Counts Week October 16-20

The students wore a special color each day to represent one of the traits of character. Children had the opportunity to receive pink hair extensions or feathers for a $10 donation to Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Students also made fall decorations for the Albany Ronald McDonald House, wrote cards to senior citizens and military …

Abram Lansing third graders travel way “down under” with Google Expedition

The library at Abram Lansing Elementary School transformed into an underwater journey through the eyes of third grade students in Ms. Fitzpatrick’s class using virtual reality viewers from a Google Expeditions kit. After adjusting their goggles, students “dove” right in. The “whoas” and “wows” were genuine, as they found themselves underwater surrounded by coral reef …

Cohoes school chief among “superintendents to watch”Dr. Jennifer Spring

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has named Cohoes City School District Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Spring a ‘superintendent to watch’ for the 2017-18 school year. Nationally, 21 superintendents were chosen based on criteria “demonstrating dynamic leadership with a strong emphasis on communication.” Three superintendents were selected from New York state. “I am extremely humbled …

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