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. …

CMS donates to local veterans

Cohoes Middle School students and staff recently collected 300 brand new items to donate to the Veterans Miracle Center of Albany. About VMC: “The Veterans Miracle Center’s mission is to offer veterans and active-duty military personnel real solutions that will enhance their lives. We seek to provide clothing, personal care and hygiene products, houseware items, …

CMS announces 3rd quarter honor rolls

Cohoes Middle School has announced high honors (91.5-100 percent average) and honors (84.5-91.49 percent average) students for the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year. High Honor Roll Grade 6 Mohammad Ahmadzai, Landon Bastian, Kalliann Briggs, Keegan Copenhaver, Christian DeChiaro, Kaelynn Dooley, Jackson Felt, Samantha Figueroa, Shae Fontaine, Clare Frank, Brooke Godfrey-Fogarty, Luca Grestini, Erin …

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 …

Cohoes athletics receives grant from J.J. Watt Foundation

Cohoes athletes will be sporting some fresh uniforms this spring thanks to one of the NFL’s biggest stars. District leaders were notified last week that they’d won a $2,720 grant from the J.J. Watt Foundation. The money will be used to purchase new uniforms for our modified baseball and softball teams, as the grant specifies …

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