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 …

Abram Lansing students create huge “drip” painting

After watching a couple videos about abstract impressionist painter Jackson Pollock, Abram Lansing students recently tried their hands at a technique he made famous: “drip” painting. Over the course of a few days, every student in the school dripped and splashed paint on a massive canvas on the floor of McKenna Robinson’s art room. “I …

Registration open for summer music/theatre program

Registration for the 2019 summer arts education program is open now through April 18. The program is limited to the first 75 students (currently in grades 3-8) who register. The program, covering instruction in dance, acting and voice, will meet July 8-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cohoes Middle School and culminate in a showcase presentation on the …

Junior Drama Club presents “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Jan. 18-20

Embedded YouTube video of Little Mermaid Jr. preview Showtimes Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 – 7pm Sunday, Jan. 20 – 2pm matinee Cohoes HS Auditorium Admission: $5 Lead roles Ava Hotaling – Ariel Joe McCormick – Prince Eric Eli Thivierge – Sebastian  Claire D’Angelico – Flounder Julia Szozda – King Triton Samantha Huelle – Ursula …

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