Van Schaick wraps up a busy week!

Van Schaick Grade School had a busy week to say the least! Oct. 21-25 was Character Education Week, with students wearing different color shirts each day to represent a positive character trait they aim to exemplify. Throughout the week, students could earn a yellow character brick by “getting caught” demonstrating one of the traits. They …

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 …

Van Schaick Field Day

A little rain wasn’t going to stop our Van Schaick students on Tuesday from going all out at their Field Day! They had a blast with the inflatable bouncy obstacle course, giant velcro dart board, relay races, face painting, and photo booth.  See more photos on our public Facebook album.

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 …

Van Schaick “peeps” make a difference

“The Peeps at Van Schaick Grade School Make a Difference to Others” They certainly do! Students and staff teamed up last week to put together treat bags for local homeless shelters. Van Schaick families donated all of the treats, which filled bags that were colorfully decorated by students.  

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