Student tries a tanagram Science Fun Night Science Fun Night Mother's Day Celebration Poster winners Field trip to Bronx Zoo Athletes of the Month Flame performs for students School dance Principal and Superintendent of the Day A students with her penguin presentation Safety award

Hands-On Learning Makes Ancient China Unit Fun

As part of their studies on ancient China, students in Social Studies class enjoyed hands-on learning by using tangrams, squares cut into seven geometrical shapes. "As part of the unit, students learned that in ancient China people enjoyed puzzles such as tangrams," explained Mrs. Horacek. "Students accepted the challenge and had a great time creating cats, birds and rabbits using a square, parallelogram and various sized triangles."

Students Enjoy STEM Activities at Science Fun Night

Students in grades 2-5 enjoyed a night of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning on May 11 as Gardner-Dickinson School held Science Fun Night. Students designed circuits from aluminum foil, tested egg drop protective boxes they created, built marble runs and tried other fun challenges. Eighth graders also volunteered to help with the activities and a raffle featured science kit prizes for students. View more photos...

Hannaford Donates $1,000 to Gardner-Dickinson School

Gardner-Dickinson School received a $1,000 donation from Hannaford Supermarkets as part of its Hannaford Helps Schools program. Wynantskill Principal Mary Yodis and PTO President Sue Czubek joined Hannaford representatives Rose Marie Cooper and Mary Ellen Ratcliffe for the check presentation. "Thank you to the Wynantskill community and the PTO for their outstanding support of the program," said Ms. Yodis.

1st Graders Hold Mother's Day Celebration

First graders in teacher Bethany Wallace’s class held a Mother’s Day Celebration on May 8 where students read poetry to their moms and grandmothers then painted their fingers and toes. Great job! View more photos...

Students Receive Certificates for Earth Day Poster Contest

Congratulations to 5th graders Hailey Morey and Hailey Barnes who received certificates from state Senator Kathleen Marchione for their entries in the NYS Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest!

6th Graders Take Field Trip to Bronx Zoo

Sixth graders took a field trip to the Bronx Zoo on May 9 as part of a class trip which related to what they've learned in science class.

Student Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to Karley Duda, Kassidy Feehan-Littlejohn and Sawyer Wilson, Student Athletes of the Month for April! “On top of her talent, Karley is also willing to help out teammates when asked,” said Athletic Director Laurie Albright. “Kassidy is a carefree person that makes her coaches smile every day at practice and games. Sawyer is an exceptionally hard worker and always gives his best effort in practice and in the games.” Read more…

Students Enjoy Special Concert from Musicians Who Have Disabilities

Gardner-Dickinson students enjoyed a special concert on May 5 when Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, visited the school. The renowned musical group has been featured in “People” magazine and ABC TV’s “Good Morning America.” “We are very lucky to have Flame with us today,” teacher Jeanine Mitchell told students. “Their mission is to bring Flame’s music and message to the rest of the world to help change how the public perceives people with disabilities and increase the awareness and acceptance of all people.”

Thank You to PTO for Organizing Dance

Thank you to the PTO for organizing a great Girl’s Choice Sadie Hawkins Dance for fathers and daughters on May 1.

Students Named Principal and Superintendent of the Day for Good Character

Congratulations to Gaetano Tedesco and Isabella Hug who were selected as Principal and Superintendent of the Day, respectively. Gaetano and Isabella were selected for the awards as part of Gardner-Dickinson’s character education program that rewards good character. Congratulations!

2nd Graders Create PowerPoint Presentations About Penguins

Second graders in Mrs. Carmody and Ms. Cronin’s classrooms completed a research project this year about penguins. They then shared the PowerPoint presentations they created with families and guests. Great job! View more photos...

District Earns Highest Level Safety Award

Wynantskill UFSD was recently awarded the highest level Safety Excellence Award from Utica National Insurance Group. The insurance group honors districts with awards based on categories such as bullying prevention, playground safety and transportation. “Safety and health concerns continue to be a priority in our school districts,” said Mark Aquino from Utica National. “Districts that go ‘above and beyond’ to provide a safe, healthy and focused culture for learning are to be applauded, and we’re pleased to count Wynantskill Union Free School District among them.”


News & Events

Superintendent Candidates Announced; Community Meetings - May 26, 28 & June 1

The Wynantskill UFSD Board of Education is proud to announce the following semifinalists for the Superintendent of Schools position: Brian Dunn, Thomas Reardon and Brad Zilliox. Mr. Dunn, Dr. Reardon and Mr. Zilliox will visit Gardner-Dickinson School on Tuesday, May 26, Thursday, May 28 and Monday, June 1, respectively. They will meet with faculty and staff during the day and with the community at meetings scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Community members are encouraged to attend the community meetings where they can meet the semifinalists and ask them questions. Read more about the candidates here… Posted 5/22/15.

PTO Holds Royal Knight Adventure – Friday, May 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Wynantskill PTO will hold a Royal Knight Adventure on Friday, May 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cost is $5. Permission slips are due by Wednesday, May 27. A flyer and permission slip is available here... Posted 5/21/15.

Gift basketPTO Holding Gift Basket Raffle Fundraiser

The Wynantskill PTO is holding a basket raffle fundraiser to help them fund field trips and other activities for students. Baskets will be on display with tickets sold at school events such as Field Day. Tickets can also be sent into school. Drawing will be held Thursday, June 18. For more information, click here... Posted 5/19/15.


3rd Quarter Honor Rolls Announced

The 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls were recently announced. Congratulations to our students! Posted 4/27/15.

Camp InventionRegister Now for Camp Invention at Gardner-Dickinson

Gardner-Dickinson welcomes Camp Invention, a week-long summer enrichment program designed and taught by educators that promotes engagement with STEM through hands-on activities. The camp will be held at Gardner-Dickinson School from Aug. 3 to 7 for children entering grades 1 - 6. For more information, see this flyer. To register, click here or call 1-800-968-4332. Hurry, spots are limited! Posted 3/03/15.

Register Kindergarteners Now for 2015-16 School Year

Gardner-Dickinson School has started phone registration for children who will attend kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year. Children must be 5-years-old on or before Dec. 1, 2015 to attend kindergarten next year. To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at (518) 283-4600 ext. 10 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration forms are available here... Posted 1/08/14.

Substitute Teachers and Aides Needed

Gardner-Dickinson School is currently in need for substitute teachers and aides. For application forms, please visit our Employment webpage... Posted 2/26/15.

School Taxes: Q&ASchool 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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