Gr. 8 Pancake Fundraiser Kindergarteners on field trip Students learn about geology 1st graders read to Lee Bordick All County Music students Students collect canned goods All County Music students Student Athletes of the Month Veterans Day ceremony Students use text evidence

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!

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.

Elementary Chorus and Junior Band Perform in All County Music Festival

Congratulations to our Elementary Chorus and Junior Band students who participated in the Rensselaer All County Music Festival at Berlin Central School District on Nov. 13 and 15. Students had the opportunity to practice and perform with students from schools throughout the county.

Gr. 6 Collecting Canned Goods for Local Food Pantry

A local food pantry is receiving much needed canned good donations thanks to a food drive organized by sixth grade students. “It’s extremely important for our children to realize how fortunate they are and how great it feels to help those in need,” said teacher Laura Horacek. Great job!

School Recognized for Good Sportsmanship

Gardner-Dickinson School was recognized for good sportsmanship by the NYS Public High School Athletic Association. The school received a banner, which is on display in the school gym, as part of the organization’s “Stay in the Game” program that recognizes schools that display good sportsmanship.

Student Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to Athletes of the Month Amaya George, Justin Cioffi and Max Marte. “Amaya is a true leader by example. Justin’s work ethic is a role model to his peers. Max’s most recent accomplishment was running a 5K in under 26 minutes,” said Athletic Director Laurie Albright. Read more...

Gardner-Dickinson School Thanks Community's Veterans

Gardner-Dickinson School thanked our community’s veterans on Nov. 7 with an assembly in their honor in the school gym. Students, faculty and staff showed their appreciation with music and presentations. Veterans and their families then enjoyed a breakfast made by the school’s Food Services staff. Thank you again to all our veterans and their families for their service! View a photo gallery...

Text Evidence Helps Students to Build Reading and Writing Skills

Second graders worked on their reading and writing skills by using text evidence, a learning standard that teaches students to think deeper about what they read by citing specific examples from their text. “Our 2nd graders found text evidence from a story titled ‘Super Storms’,” said Teacher Kate Cronin. “Students then wrote poems about the descriptive words they found.”

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News & Events

Community Vote on Capital Project - Tuesday, Dec. 2 from Noon to 9:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in the school band room, the Wynantskill UFSD community will vote on a proposed Capital Project that would improve instructional space, create classrooms for a pre-kindergarten program, and address infrastructure needs with no impact on taxes. A newsletter providing details is available here.... Read more on our Capital Project webpage… Posted 11/04/14.


School Picture Retake Day - Thursday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

School Picture Retake Day will be held Thursday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the main Conference Room. Order forms will be available soon in the main office. If you have any questions, please contact pto@wynantskillufsd.org. Posted 11/17/14.


GD’s Got Talent Show Auditions – Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Auditions for the GD’s Got Talent Show will be held Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The Talent Show will be held Friday, Jan. 23 and is open to all Gardner-Dickinson students and staff. A permission slip with additional information is available here… For questions, please email Darcy Mack. Posted 11/19/14.


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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