Students with projects Veggies from school garden North Greenbush Town Fair run First day of school photo Times Union covers Kindergarten Supply Drop Off Day Kindergarteners take their first school bus ride

Students Earn Awards for Health Projects About Stress and Self-Esteem

Congratulations to Nikkita Alcombright, Gavin Bonesteel, Ryleigh Haynes, Caitlin Kelley, Patrick Leinfelder, Austin Millette, Alexis Nash, Kevin Pangburn and Madison Rifenberick who won second place awards at the Schaghticoke Fair this summer for projects they made in Health Class about stress and self-esteem!

Students Enjoy Fresh Vegetables Grown in School Garden

Gardner-Dickinson students enjoyed fresh vegetables at lunch thanks to the school garden. Teacher Peter Mesh organized the garden project behind the school which students helped plant. Thank you to Mr. Mesh and volunteers who helped tend the garden, particularly Janet Bodine who worked on it almost daily over the summer!

Parents and Students Participate in North Greenbush Town Fair Runs

A number of Gardner-Dickinson students and parents participated in the 1 mile or 5K run at the North Greenbush Town Fair in September. Congratulations to everyone who participated! A photo gallery is available…

Parents Share Photos of 1st Day of School

Thank you to the parents who sent photos of the first day of school for our community to enjoy!

Times Union Covers Kindergarten Supply Drop Off Day

Thank you to the Times Union for sending photographer Lori Van Buren to cover our Kindergarten Supply Drop Off Day on Sept. 2 for an article with photos.

Kindergarteners Visit School to Help Ease Concerns

Dozens of kindergarteners got a chance to ease their first day of school anxieties by attending the annual Kindergarten Supply Drop Off on Sept. 2. Students met their teachers, dropped off school supplies in their classrooms and took a quick ride on the school bus as their parents helped reassure them.


Precautionary Information for Parents About Enterovirus EV-D68

At the recommendation of the NYS Health Department, we would like to advise parents about the signs of enterovirus EV-D68, a respiratory illness that has been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York including the Capital Region. Precautions include following the same common sense steps to prevent flu and other contagious illnesses. Read more… Posted 9/16/14.

Architect Provides Preliminary Presentation on Capital Project

On Sept. 10, the Board of Education and community members heard a preliminary presentation about a Capital Project for Gardner-Dickinson School that would have no impact on taxes. Major elements of the preliminary plan include adding classroom space for K-5 and a pre-kindergarten program, creating a stage off the gym, installing solar panels on the school roof at no cost to the district, and addressing infrastructure needs. Read more... Posted 9/11/14.

District Receives Grant Funding to Improve Assessments

Wynantskill UFSD and a group of 10 other area school districts will receive a total of $399,314 in state grant funding this year to review and improve student assessment practices. The grant provides resources for districts to organize review teams of teachers and administrators with the goal of developing more high-quality assessments that measure student learning and school and educator effectiveness. This may include essay writing, project-based learning activities and experiments where students demonstrate knowledge and skills. Posted 9/12/14.

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As part of continued efforts to improve communication, Wynantskill UFSD has launched district Facebook and Twitter pages Please note, this is at no cost to the district and something many schools have done to connect with their communities. Visit our Facebook and Twitter page to learn more. Posted 9/02/14.

School Taxes: Questions and Answers

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

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed

Wynantskill UFSD is seeking substitute school bus drivers. Individuals must have a clean license and the ability to meet a physical performance test. Training is available but a Class B license with P and S endorsement is preferred. If interested, please contact Transportation Supervisor Bonnie Cole by e-mail or by calling (518) 283-4600 ext. 25. Posted 8/019/14.

Information on NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit Program

This fall, homeowners in Wynantskill UFSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because Wynantskill UFSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. more information is available here.... Posted 7/17/14.

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