Cohoes grad details Peace Corps experience

Casey O’Neill, a 2012 Cohoes graduate, returned to the high school on Friday to discuss her experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in the country of Moldova. For the past year and a half, O’Neill has been living in a village in the small Eastern European country, working on community development. “Transportation, infrastructure, language. It …

Cohoes pre-K performs Baby Shark (Video)

Embedded YouTube video of pre-K performing Baby Shark Simple songs like Baby Shark help students learn language and literacy skills through an engaging, multi-sensory approach.

Van Schaick students ‘believe’ in making a difference

“We believe that we can make a difference.” That’s the mantra students and staff at Van Schaick Grade School have taken to heart this holiday season. First, students participated in a Macy’s fundraising campaign, with $1 going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter to Santa written. Then, each class made a blanket to donate to …

Robot coding project at Harmony Hill heads for the finish line

Students in Brenda Geis’s fourth grade classroom at Harmony Hill have spent months writing code and constructing robots. Recently, those two components merged as students applied their code to the robots. On command, the bots made short movements left, right, backward, and forward. “They were excited. A lot of jumping and screaming,” Geis said. The …

District wins state grant to add pre-K for three-year-olds at Harmony Hill

The Cohoes City School District has been awarded a New York State Education Department (NYSED) grant for $137,761 that will allow the district to add a pre-K classroom for 18 three-year-olds at Harmony Hill School. Currently, Harmony Hill is the district’s only elementary school without a pre-K classroom for three-year-olds. “There is currently a waiting …

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