4th Annual MENtors Walk draws big crowd

Hundreds of male mentors, from dads and grandads to older brothers and uncles, turned out Wednesday morning for the elementary schools’ 4th Annual MENtors Walk. Abram Lansing and Harmony Hill families gathered at Veterans Memorial Park while Van Schaick families met up at the pond. Following a performance by a four-piece band and a proclamation …

Free breakfast and lunch for all Cohoes students

District leaders were recently informed that in 2019-20 all Cohoes students will be eligible to receive breakfast and lunch for free under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Last year, only our K-8 students qualified under the parameters of the grant. “This is fantastic news for all of our families,” Superintendent Jennifer Spring said. “Research shows …

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 …

Abram Lansing celebrates achievement, performing arts

Abram Lansing students were hyped Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the achievements of their classmates and to show off their talents. The assembly started with some Irish step dancing led by 4th grade teacher Kristin Callaghan (see our Instagram @cohoesschools for a video). Then, Lansing students Isabelle Knight (Grade 3) and London Shatraw (Grade 4) were …

Cohoes students recognized for P.E. leadership

Students representing four Cohoes schools were recognized on May 6 at the 34th Annual Capital Zone NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Leadership Awards Ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. Students who received this award were selected by their physical education teachers on the basis of leadership skills. The students – from …

Author Dashka Slater visits Abram Lansing

Dashka Slater, an award-winning journalist who writes for publications such as The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones, visited Abram Lansing Elementary School on Thursday. Slater enthusiastically read her children’s picture book Escargot for a crowd of pre-K to first grade students. The book, about “a snazzy little snail who wants to be a pet,” …

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 …

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