Rep. Tonko delivers Library of Congress books to CMS

Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) on Thursday delivered more than 30 sports-related books to Cohoes Middle School. The books came from the Library of Congress (LOC) as part of their Book Surplus Program. The LOC receives about 20,000 books per day, but can only house about 10,000. The surplus books are distributed around the country to …

CDTA Reminder: Students must have ID

Just a reminder, students are responsible for having their district-issued ID’s, which serve as their CDTA bus passes. Drivers recently reported students frequently boarding CDTA busses without ID. If a student has lost or misplaced their ID, the cost for a replacement is $10. Students must immediately report lost or stolen cards for deactivation to …

CMS students tee off in P.E.

Middle school students on Thursday wrapped up a two-week crash course to the game of golf, taught by a local PGA pro. The Golf in Schools program featured station-based learning, allowing students to work on a wide range of golf shots. Some of the stations included elaborate inflatable targets, such as a dart board and …

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 …

CMS summer work packets and 2019-20 supply lists

Our students made significant progress this year in ELA, math and science and we want to keep that momentum going in order to prevent a “summer slide.” Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t practice newly learned skills during their summer vacations see their abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students …

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 …

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 …

Students beautify Cohoes on Global Youth Service Day

Cohoes students in grades 8-12 were doing their part Monday morning to beautify the city on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). With rakes and shovels in hand, they volunteered their time at parks, schools, churches, retirement communities and other areas throughout Cohoes. After the clean-up, barbecues were held at the middle school and high school. …

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