NYSPHSAA honors Cohoes spring sports scholar-athletes

At the end of each sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams and individuals that excel in the classroom. To receive the scholar-athlete team recognition, the team’s average GPA for 75 percent of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90. Individuals with a 90 or above …

Albany Med professionals discuss cystic fibrosis at Harmony Hill

Healthcare professionals from Albany Medical Center on May 17 visited Harmony Hill School to educate students and teachers about cystic fibrosis (CF). The visit was arranged, in part, to create a more informed, supportive environment as fourth grader Tayler Stopera battles the disease. “Our goal is to teach them what CF is, so it’s accepted …

A few spots available for summer music program

Space is running out for the district’s summer music program, open to students entering grades 4-8. Families who have already submitted a registration form are guaranteed a spot. Students have two options to choose from. Both programs are free of charge. Please return completed forms to your school’s main office as soon as possible. Park Playhouse 75 …

No school on contingency days May 25 and 29

Because the district did not use all of its allotted snow days this year, school will not be in session on our designated contingency days, Friday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 29. Additionally, the district will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Cohoes residents approve budget, capital reserve proposition

By a vote of 313 to 164, residents of the Cohoes City School District approved a $42,922,173 budget for the 2018-19 school year. The approved budget calls for a 2.6 percent increase in spending from the 2017-18 school year and a 2.92 percent tax levy increase, which is within the district’s calculated tax levy “cap.” …

Harmony Hill raises $2,700 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Harmony Hill School on May 10 presented an oversized check in the amount of $2,695.17 to kindergartener Lucas Santoro, who accepted it on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Throughout the month of March, students, faculty and staff collected change for Pennies for Patients, a fundraising program that benefits LLS. The school’s fundraising efforts were …

Author Matthew Cordell visits Abram Lansing

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Matthew Cordell on Thursday visited Abram Lansing Elementary, where he talked about the process of writing a book, his family, creating characters, and how he became an author. “Kids are always the best audience,” Cordell said. “They’re always excited to learn about new things.” Cordell is the recipient of the …

Hundreds of Cohoes students volunteer on Global Youth Service Day

Hundreds of Cohoes students in grades 8-12 on May 10 were doing good deeds throughout the city as part of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). Established in 1988, GYSD celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young …

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