Partnership with TSL announced for before- and after-care

Cohoes school leaders announced on Tuesday a partnership with TSL Adventures to operate before- and after-care programs at the district’s three elementary schools. The programs had been run by the Cohoes Community Center, which closed abruptly on Friday, October 26. “While this transition is happening under somewhat unfortunate circumstances, we feel fortunate to get a new …

10/29 update on before- and after-care programs

District leaders on Monday met with local service providers and have selected a new agency to partner with for before- and after-care programs. We will be working out the logistics this week in anticipation of starting the transition to the new provider on Monday, November 5. District administrators, board members, city council members, teachers, students and other …

Update on before- and after-care programs

Cohoes City School District Superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Spring is working with the Cohoes Community Center Board President and Mayor Shawn Morse on a solution to restore before- and after-care programs at Abram Lansing, Harmony Hill and Van Schaick Elementary Schools. School district administrators will be volunteering their time to supervise the program on Monday and …

Author Matthew Cordell visits Abram Lansing

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Matthew Cordell on Thursday visited Abram Lansing Elementary, where he talked about the process of writing a book, his family, creating characters, and how he became an author. “Kids are always the best audience,” Cordell said. “They’re always excited to learn about new things.” Cordell is the recipient of the …

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 …

Abram Lansing third graders travel way “down under” with Google Expedition

The library at Abram Lansing Elementary School transformed into an underwater journey through the eyes of third grade students in Ms. Fitzpatrick’s class using virtual reality viewers from a Google Expeditions kit. After adjusting their goggles, students “dove” right in. The “whoas” and “wows” were genuine, as they found themselves underwater surrounded by coral reef …

Walking School Bus program coming to Abram Lansing and Harmony Hill

The Cohoes City School District, in partnership with St. Peter’s Health Partners Community Health Programs, is launching a new Walking School Bus for students who attend Abram Lansing and Harmony Hill. The Walking School Bus (WSB) is a group of children walking to school together with adult supervision. Students are picked up at their front …

Hundreds turn out for second annual MENtors walk

Hundreds of male mentors, from dads and grandads to older brothers and uncles, turned out for the elementary schools’ second annual MENtors Walk-Your-Child-to-School event this morning. Abram Lansing and Harmony Hill students and their mentors gathered in Lansing Park and welcomed Albany County District Attorney David Soares, while Van Schaick families joined Mayor Morse in …

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