Third Graders Read to Fourth Graders Students at Elementary School Concert Student teacher and alunmna Natalia Casale works with student Students make holiday wreaths Student teacher and alunmna Natalia Casale works with student Gr. 8 Pancake Fundraiser Gr. 8 Pancake Fundraiser Kindergarteners on field trip Students learn about geology 1st graders read to Lee Bordick

3rd Grade Shares Books They Wrote with 4th Grade

Third graders shared books they wrote about Australian animals with fourth graders on Dec. 18 as part of a class project that integrated Social Studies and English Language Arts. Read more...

Students Perform for Community at Winter Concerts

Family and friends packed Gardner-Dickinson School for both the Gr. 1-5 and Gr. 6-8 Winter Concerts this year. Awesome job!

Research Project Teaches 3rd Graders Inquiry Skills

As part of a research project that taught students how to find answers to their questions about Senegal, third graders learned first-hand about the West African country from special guests. "We did the whole process of inquiry: wonder, investigate, construct, express and reflect," said Library Media Specialist Linda Fecura. "It encourages creativity and helps students become independent learners. Students did a great job." Read more…

Students and Faculty Work Together to Create Wreaths for Fundraiser

To help raise money for the Gr. 8 class trip to Washington, DC, students and teachers worked together to make holiday wreaths for a community fundraiser. Great job!

7th Graders Work on Reading and Writing Skills

To help build their reading and writing skills, 7th graders read the novel “The Skin I’m In” this year, a story about a 13-year-old who overcomes bullying. Students then wrote news articles based on the story as part of a hands-on activity that encouraged students to think deeper about what they read with the help of student teacher and alumna Natalia Casale. Read more...

Community Supports Fundraiser for Gr. 8 Trip to Washington, DC

The Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser was a huge success on Nov. 22, raising money for the Grade 8 class trip to Washington, DC. Thank you to everyone in our community for your support!

Dozens of Items in Lost and Found

Is your child missing a jacket, glove or other piece of winter clothing? Please check with School Nurse Tricia Gibbs as there are dozens of items in the school’s Lost and Found. Thank you.

Ms. Mahoney Shares Kindergarten Photos

Kindergarten teacher Gina Mahoney shared photos from a field trip to Liberty Ridge, Harvest Festival, pumpkin painting, vocabulary building, working with numbers and reading with partners.

Parent Shares Experience as Geologist with 3rd Graders

Geologist and parent Matt Bell spoke to third graders on Nov. 21 to help them with their science unit on rocks and minerals. Mr. Bell shared why geologists need to identify rocks and minerals in the field. “Mr. Bell had samples of rocks and minerals that students could come up and look at and try to identify, and he gave every third grader a goody bag of rocks and minerals to take home,” said teacher Lauren Curran. “The students were really excited about his presentation!”

1st Graders Read to Superintendent Bordick

A group of first graders showed off their reading skills on Nov. 21 by visiting Superintendent Lee Bordick to read him books.

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News & Events

Notification Information for Emergency Closings

To help ensure parents are informed as soon as possible when school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the district posts information on the district website, Facebook, Twitter, eNews and local media. Learn more.... Posted 12/09/14.


Yankee Candle Orders Benefit Wynantskill PTO

The Wynantskill PTO’s Yankee Candle store is open for business through the holidays. Just visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter code 99839374. The PTO earns 40% on all sales. Thank you. Posted 12/04/14.


Capital Project Approved; Thank You to Everyone for Voting!

The Capital Project was approved by our community on Dec. 2 by a vote of 119 to 17. “We would like to thank everyone in our community who came out to vote,” said Superintendent Lee Bordick. “This project is an investment in the future for the community and the school district.” Posted 12/02/14.


New Report Card Format Provides More Information

Parents will notice a new format for report cards, which will be sent out for the first quarter on Monday, Nov. 10. The new report cards provide more detailed information about students’ academic strengths and challenges. It also ensures consistent grading practices for all grade levels. Here is a flyer that explains the new format... Posted 11/04/14.


School Taxes: Questions and Answers

Question about your school tax bill? Your NYS Property Tax Rebate Check? Check our Schools Taxes Questions and Answers webpage... Posted 9/02/14.


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