CMS summer work packets and 2019-20 supply lists

Our students made significant progress this year in ELA, math and science and we want to keep that momentum going in order to prevent a “summer slide.” Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t practice newly learned skills during their summer vacations see their abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students …

School staff, first responders recognized for aiding cardiac arrest victim

Several Cohoes community members were recognized at Wednesday’s board meeting for providing life-saving first aid to a school employee who went into cardiac arrest. On May 22 at about 4 p.m., Sean Van Sleet, a cleaner at Harmony Hill School, was making his usual rounds. He exited a pre-K classroom on the second floor and …

Van Schaick Field Day

A little rain wasn’t going to stop our Van Schaick students on Tuesday from going all out at their Field Day! They had a blast with the inflatable bouncy obstacle course, giant velcro dart board, relay races, face painting, and photo booth.  See more photos on our public Facebook album.

Prevent “summer slide” with these free reading opportunities

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. The effects of summer slide are cumulative, as researchers estimate that by the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two-year lag in reading achievement. Thankfully, we …

NYSPHSAA honors Cohoes spring 2019 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 …

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