March is Community Month at CHS

For the entire month of March, Cohoes High School students are teaming up to participate in programs that encourage healthful habits, building respect, developing creativity, inspiring diversity, establishing connections, informing their futures, protecting our environment, and serving our community. Each week in March will focus on a different community theme and will include a variety …

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 …

Adult mentors needed to serve as role models for Cohoes students

The Cohoes City School District is in search of positive role models for students in grades 6-12. Whether you’re interested in career mentoring for the district’s new Future-Ready Pathways program or you’d like to make an impact in the life of one of our adolescent students, you can make a difference by enrolling in one …

Staff and students hold district-wide benefit for Cohoes Fire Relief Fund

Last Friday, all school buildings held a district-wide holiday sweater day to benefit the Cohoes Fire Relief Fund. Students and staff wore their favorite or ugliest holiday sweaters and were encouraged to donate money to help fire victims. The effort collectively raised over $2,000 to donate to the fund at Pioneer and KeyBank. View Facebook …

Abram Lansing 4th graders participate in UAlbany SHAPE Project

SHAPE stands for Student Health and Physical Environment. The study, administered by students at UAlbany and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, tracked Ms. Mentzer and her class as they carried small air beams for 48 hours to record data on air quality. Ms. Mentzer and her students also filled out symptom diaries to …

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 …

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