Completed cookbook to be fundraiser
The private Bethlehem Children’s School is putting together a cookbook made up of local family favorites
Middle schoolers to perform ‘Annie Jr.’ four times
America’s favorite redheaded orphan is coming to Bethlehem, and audiences have rarely seen such dedication from a cast.
District: Students balk at meals; participation down as food waste up
The Niskayuna Board of Education unanimously approved terminating the district’s participation in the National School Lunch Program effective April 1. The district’s lunch program is at a net operating loss of almost $70,500 from the start of this school year through December.
Satellite campus touted as boon for education and downtown businesses
Three years after discussions began, SCCC announced Friday, Jan. 18, its footprint is expanding into the county’s building at 112 State Street in Albany. The college is renovating nearly 10,000 square feet of former Albany County offices on the second floor for classrooms and will lease the space from the county.
Area school administrators grade governor’s education proposals
Gov. Cuomo linked education to the economic recovery of the state and laid out several proposals to enhance the quality of the state’s public schools. Area school administrators say district funds are tapped and are wondering how initiative will be funded.
High schoolers collect iPods to donate to Alzheimer’s patients
In a time when technology makes the generation gap seem larger than ever, a group of high school students are working to leverage modern gadgets to bridge that divide.
School district renting out theater as alternative revenue source
Municipalities take heed. Your tax problems may be solved thanks to the groovy tunes of The Beatles.
BC building sale sees some opposition at community meeting
The sale of Bethlehem Central’s former administration building to School’s Out, Inc. was met by opposition from some neighbors of the building at a recent meeting to discuss the deal with the community.
School’s Out to buy old admin offices, but town approval still needed
After more than a year on the market, the Bethlehem Central School District may be close to selling its former administration building.
Birchwood PTO holds event rallying for nature park restoration
The Birchwood PTO on Friday, Dec. 7, sponsored a Nature Exploration Event and Nature Park Rally at the Niskayuna school, which is competing for grant funding to restore its nature trail.
BC-led program connects students from across the globe to fund businesses
last year, Bethlehem Central Middle School teacher Bill Reilly didn’t just rely on a textbook. Instead, he began a global micro-lending bank operated by the school’s sixth-graders through their social studies classes.
Scotia-Glenville students test drive alternative-fuel vehicles
Scotia-Glenville students in Rick Warren’s 12th-grade English class went from researching alternative fuel motor vehicles to seeing four models up close on Friday, Dec. 7.
Saratoga Academy leasing Maritime Center for new middle school
The Saratoga Academy for the Arts and Science and Maritime Center officials announced on Monday, Dec. 3, an agreement to create a new middle school serving fifth to eighth graders, at the Alplaus facility along the Mohawk River.
Brown School hosts ceremony paying tribute to local vets
Brown School students gathered to sing songs and show off special projects to local veterans at a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9. This year’s event hit close to home for an English teacher at the school, whose son is being deployed to Afghanistan.
SJCC PTO honors longtime early childhood educator with celebration
The Parent Teacher Organization at the SJCC organized a retirement celebration for Ellen Carpenter, of Schenectady, who taught youngsters for more than three decades and helped shape programing.