A message on the passing of CMS student Sean Harden

It is with our deepest sympathy that we inform you of the passing of Sean Harden, a sixth grade student at Cohoes Middle School. Sean previously attended Harmony Hill School. He had been hospitalized since the beginning of the school year as he courageously battled a sepsis infection. Mark Perry, Harmony Hill Principal: “Sean was such …

Threat at CHS investigated, deemed not credible by Cohoes police

Shortly before dismissal Monday afternoon, Cohoes High School administrators were made aware that students overheard a classmate make a threat about another student. Administrators immediately called Cohoes police, who visited the home of the student who allegedly made the threat. Police have deemed it not credible. The district works closely with Cohoes police to respond …

Freedom Writers author delivers powerful message to local 9th graders

Renowned educator and New York Times bestselling author Erin Gruwell delivered an inspirational message of hope Monday morning to an auditorium full of ninth grade students from four local districts. Gruwell’s book The Freedom Writers Diary is a true-life story of how her unique teaching method enabled 150 students to use writing as a pathway to …

Van Schaick wraps up a busy week!

Van Schaick Grade School had a busy week to say the least! Oct. 21-25 was Character Education Week, with students wearing different color shirts each day to represent a positive character trait they aim to exemplify. Throughout the week, students could earn a yellow character brick by “getting caught” demonstrating one of the traits. They …

CMS students lead 3rd Annual Real Kids Wear Pink Day

Lead by Cohoes 8th grader Carli O’Hara, kids from across the Capital Region united Friday in the fight against breast cancer for the 3rd Annual Real Kids Wear Pink (RKWP) Day. Carli and her RKWP team members were joined by a news crew, photographers, videographers, local politicians and prominent community partners aboard a pink CDTA …

Threat at CMS investigated, deemed not credible by Cohoes police

Shortly before dismissal Thursday afternoon, Cohoes Middle School administrators were made aware of a threat of violence from one student to another. Administrators immediately called Cohoes police, who visited the homes of the students involved. Police have deemed the threat not credible. As a precaution, there will be an increased security presence on Friday at …

Bestselling author, educator Erin Gruwell to visit CHS Oct. 28

Renowned educator and New York Times bestselling author Erin Gruwell will visit Cohoes High School on Monday, October 28. Gruwell’s book The Freedom Writers Diary is a true-life story of how her unique teaching method enabled 150 students to use writing as a pathway to communicate their personal stories and change the course of their …

CHS students prepare for future with PSATs/SATs, UAlbany trip

A majority of Cohoes High School sophomores, juniors and seniors on Wednesday morning took critical college entrance exams while freshmen got to experience campus life firsthand. For the second year in a row, the district partnered with College Board to offer the SAT and PSAT free of charge during regular school hours. “This is all …

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