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 …

Gerhard named School Psychologist of the Year

Laura Gerhard, a school psychologist at Harmony Hill, has been named the New York Association of School Psychologists Chapter J School Psychologist of the Year. The chapter is comprised of Albany, Schenectady, Columbia, Rensselaer and Schoharie Counties. Gerhard was nominated for the award by her colleagues. “She is a true asset to Cohoes,” said Natalie …

John Gray and his dog Keller visit Harmony Hill

Local newscaster/author John Gray visited Harmony Hill School on Friday with his dog Keller. The visit was part of the grand prize of a contest sponsored by Fur-Ever Friends Doggie Daycare, which recently opened in Cohoes. Harmony Hill student Rozzy Annely submitted the winning entry. All three elementary schools received copies of Gray’s book “Keller’s …

Harmony Hill’s “Stuck for a Buck” brings in $2,000 for LLS

Harmony Hill School students and staff “stuck” together Friday to raise money for a good cause. For the second year in a row, Principal Mark Perry and first grade student Lucas Santoro were duct taped to a wall in the gym as part of the school’s Stuck for a Buck fundraising efforts for The Leukemia …

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 …

Harmony Hill collecting bottles and cans for Clynk Challenge

Harmony Hill School is participating in the CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge now through March 22. Donated bottles and cans are being accepted and for every $1.00 raised in the Challenge period, the school receives a bonus $.50 match from Hannaford, plus an opportunity to win a $1,500 grand prize! Bottles and cans can be …

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 …

Stuck for a Buck earns Harmony Hill “Rookie of the Year” honors

Harmony Hill’s Kiera Hovey and Sharon Laughlin recently accepted, on behalf of the school, a “Rookie of the Year” award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The award was in recognition of the school’s Stuck for a Buck fundraising efforts last March. Those efforts were inspired by 1st grader Lucas Santoro, who is a …

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