CHS students learn about “V-Health”

The decisions you make today affect your vascular health in the future. That was the message to students participating Wednesday in “V-Healthy Day” at Cohoes High School. As part of the event, sponsored by the Center for Vascular Awareness, local health professionals gave a brief presentation on vascular health, then students rotated through education stations. …

Van Schaick celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

Van Schaick Grade School students and staff packed the gym Thursday morning to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The event was especially meaningful to Van Schaick parents Jeff and Caroline Stallmer, whose sons Oliver and Oscar have Down syndrome. “It’s just amazing for the school to support these guys and bring together kids with …

Two CHS students receive rotary leadership award

Cohoes High School students Shannon Cepiel and Hannah Ragule were recently honored for completing the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. Cepiel and Ragule, both juniors, met once a month for seven months at Skidmore College with about 30 other high school students from around the region. Each month, the group worked collaboratively on projects …

Harlem Wizards coming to Cohoes High School

The world famous Harlem Wizards are bringing their trick hoops and alley-oops to Cohoes! The high-flying team will take on a team of teachers and principals at Cohoes High School on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets for the family-friendly event are $10 for students, $12 for general admission and can be purchased online: https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/144009 …

Van Schaick raises $2,600 for Jump Rope for Heart

Embedded Youtube video of Van Schaick students jump roping Van Schaick Grade School just wrapped up its Jump Rope for Heart fundraising campaign, bringing in $2,589 for the American Heart Association! The school was recently awarded 1st place in the small schools division for their 2017-18 fundraiser, which brought in almost $2,800. 

A message about online safety

There has been some talk in our schools about an online phenomenon known as the “Momo Challenge,” which includes disturbing images and messages relating to violence and self-harm. To the best of our knowledge, this is not a real threat and there have been no reported instances of harm to children connected to this social …

NYSPHSAA honors Cohoes winter 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 …

Cohoes athletics receives grant from J.J. Watt Foundation

Cohoes athletes will be sporting some fresh uniforms this spring thanks to one of the NFL’s biggest stars. District leaders were notified last week that they’d won a $2,720 grant from the J.J. Watt Foundation. The money will be used to purchase new uniforms for our modified baseball and softball teams, as the grant specifies …

All Cohoes schools recognized as ‘in good standing’

All Cohoes schools were listed in good standing under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor to the No Child Left Behind Act. New York State now uses multiple indicators of success to measure school/district performance and to identify those that need additional support. Under ESSA, schools receive annual ratings for subgroups of …

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