Principal of the Day

Student is Principal of the Day

Principal of the Day

Fifth grader Andrew Denio was Principal of the Day on Feb. 4 as a reward for the school’s Bee Program.

The program encourages students to be kind, safe, respectful and responsible.

Andrew visited classrooms and rewarded peers with good behavior by sharing cupcakes.


Students try food

Author Visits Gardner-Dickinson

Students interview each other

Gardner-Dickinson students learned tips about writing and sampled foods from around the world on Jan. 8 as part of an Arts in Education activity.

Children’s Author Alicia Klepeis, who has written 98 books, met with grades 3 and 6 where she told students about her career as a writer and encouraged them to write. She also brought dozens of foods from around the world to try including seaweed from Korea, canned eel from Japan and stroopwafels from Holland.

Ms. Klepeis also met with 7th graders where she worked with them on writing biographies by asking students to interview each other. “Interviews are a great way to practice writing,” Ms. Klepeis explained.

Thank you for visiting our students!

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Students pose for photo with police lieutenant

School Practices Safety Procedures

Students pose for photo with police lieutenant

Wynantskill UFSD held a lockdown drill on Dec. 20 to help keep students and staff safe.

The drill allows the district to practice safety procedures and ensures police are familiar with our building in the event of an emergency.

Thank you to the Town of North Greenbush Police Department for assisting us with this drill and their commitment to keeping our students safe.

Students at Technology Awareness Day

Students Show off Coding Skills

Students at Technology Awareness Day

Five fifth graders attended NERIC’s Technology Awareness Day on Dec. 14 to show off their coding skills using a program called Scratch.

“The students learned how to code with Scratch with Bill Strang and their teachers last year,” explained Teacher Kristin Gilooly. “The students presented their original games and were able to explore other technology in education.”

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Students writing

Gr. 1 Starts Writing Stories

Students writing

First graders practiced writing on Oct. 2 as they learned about Skribblers, a magazine that publishes student stories and artwork.

Students learned about different types of stories and brainstormed ideas that they could write about.

“Writing is your power to get your ideas out,” said Managing Editor Dr. Tammy Ellis Robinson. “I’m sure you have lots of great ideas. I can’t wait to read what you write.”

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Students with Troy Lodge of Elks

Elks Lodge Donates Books to Students

Students with Troy Lodge of ElksThird and fifth graders received dictionaries and thesauruses from the Troy Lodge of Elks 141 on Sept. 27, something the organization does every year for Gardner-Dickinson students.

Thank you so much for visiting our school and for your generosity!

Student with teacher

Student Selected Teacher of the Day

Student with teacherCongratulations to 4th grader Jesse Graiff who was selected Teacher of the Day after completing so many math problems over the summer.

Jesse assisted teacher Tim Flannery as a reward after participating in an online contest created by teacher Peter Mesh that encouraged students to practice math over the summer.

Great job!

Students look at art

Students Receive Art From Other Countries

Students look at art

Third graders enjoyed art work created by students from Pakistan, China, Poland, Canada and other countries as part of the OneWorld Classrooms Global Art Exchange.

Gardner-Dickinson students created art earlier this year which was sent to students in other countries.

On May 29, students received artwork through the program, including descriptions from the students who made the art.

The project also ties into Gr. 3 curriculum which includes global social studies.

Student artwork