A letter regarding district safety and security from Dr. Spring

Dear Cohoes School Community, In light of the recent tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I want to reassure parents that safety is our district’s top priority. The district works closely with safety/security professionals and the Cohoes City Police Department to make sure our schools are secure. With their guidance, …

New IDs will give students access to meal accounts, bus passes

During the week of February 12, new photo ID cards will be issued to all Cohoes middle and high school students. The cards will give students access to their meal plans and also act as their CDTA bus passes. “This is a great opportunity to streamline our ID system,” CDTA transportation coordinator Tom Kostrzebski said. …

Cohoes BOE appoints Huneau as new Athletic Director

Jeff Huneau, who has taught in the Cohoes City School District for more than 15 years, has been named the district’s new athletic director. The appointment was announced at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. “Jeff is a longtime dedicated Cohoes teacher and coach who is beloved by the community. We are so thrilled to have …

Cohoes High School student ambassadors begin planning improvements to school climate

Cohoes High School administrators held the first of a series of planning meetings with a newly identified group of 27 student ambassadors who will be charged with working together to create a more supportive, positive school climate. The students, representing grades 9-12, were selected upon recommendations of advisors, social workers and counselors and the administration, …

New Future-Ready Pathways program puts students on track to graduate with Regents diploma and associate’s degree

New York State Education Department Smart Transfer grant will provide $839,301 over four years for early college high school initiative Earlier today, the entire Cohoes High School Class of 2021 learned of the school’s new Future-Ready Pathways program–a collaboration between the district, Hudson Valley Community College and University at Albany–that provides year-round mentoring and support …

CHS students one step closer to earning HVCC credits

On Thursday, September 14, Cohoes City Clerk Lori Yando provided more than 50 Early College High School foreign language students with certificates of residency, making it possible for them to earn Hudson Valley Community College credits for the successful completion of the HVCC French and HVCC Spanish courses they are taking this year. he certificate …

New local law makes attendance compulsory for Cohoes five year-olds

Earlier this week Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that makes attendance for kindergarteners enrolled in school in Cohoes and Watervliet mandatory. In accordance with New York State law, school attendance is compulsory for children ages six and above. The exceptions are New York City, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, Yonkers, and now Cohoes and …

New grade weighting policy aims to promote student growth, achievement at Cohoes High School

During the 2016-17 school year, an academic committee met regularly to investigate grade weighting and class rank at Cohoes High School. The group examined student performance, course selections, grade point averages and grade weighting as it relates to academic rigor and class rank. The committee, led by Cohoes High School Principal Bryan Wood, determined that …

Abram Lansing teacher selected for prestigious Teach Like a Champion fellowship

First grade teacher Jennifer Crucetti is one of just eight teachers nationwide to be selected to participate in the Teach Like a Champion fellowship, which recognizes, supports and develops outstanding classroom teachers following Doug Lemov’s Teach Like A Champion principles and techniques. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this fellowship and so grateful for …

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