Veterans honored at Harmony Hill

In celebration of Veterans Day, Harmony Hill School hosted a breakfast and recognition program Friday morning for family members who have served in the military. More than 30 veterans were recognized. The program included a rendition of the national anthem sung by fifth grader Roz Annely, as well as performances by the Cohoes High School …

A message on the passing of CMS student Sean Harden

It is with our deepest sympathy that we inform you of the passing of Sean Harden, a sixth grade student at Cohoes Middle School. Sean previously attended Harmony Hill School. He had been hospitalized since the beginning of the school year as he courageously battled a sepsis infection. Mark Perry, Harmony Hill Principal: “Sean was such …

4th Annual MENtors Walk draws big crowd

Hundreds of male mentors, from dads and grandads to older brothers and uncles, turned out Wednesday morning for the elementary schools’ 4th Annual MENtors Walk. Abram Lansing and Harmony Hill families gathered at Veterans Memorial Park while Van Schaick families met up at the pond. Following a performance by a four-piece band and a proclamation …

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 …

School staff, first responders recognized for aiding cardiac arrest victim

Several Cohoes community members were recognized at Wednesday’s board meeting for providing life-saving first aid to a school employee who went into cardiac arrest. On May 22 at about 4 p.m., Sean Van Sleet, a cleaner at Harmony Hill School, was making his usual rounds. He exited a pre-K classroom on the second floor and …

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 …

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 …

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