Dr. Michael Mugits, Superintendent
171 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, NY 12183
Phone: (518) 273-1422 • Fax: (518) 270-0818
Changes Ahead for Schools in Adopted State Budget
Aid restored in the recently adopted state budget will lessen, but not end the financial challenges for public schools. In 2014-15, Green Island Union Free School District will regain 40% of the $357,603 in state aid lost to the gap elimination adjustment and also realize an additional $17,469 in Foundation Aid. [MORE] _____________________________________
Video Explains the Tax Cap [VIDEO]
Please visit our Budget Page for More Information on the 2014-15 Budget [BUDGET]
Debra Desnoyers Named Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year in the Capital District
is a pleasure to announce that our school district has been
informed that one of our teachers, Debra Desnoyers, has been
acknowledged as the Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the
Year in the Capital District area. Debra has earned this
distinction through her commitment to developing the future of
learners in Green Island. Congratulations Debra! Here's the
letter of notification.
Students Make Public Service Annoucements _______________________________________
Kayla Carey, Brittany Chambers, Samantha Peppin and Sarah Putnam, students in Mrs. Michaels’ Business Communication class, recently created public service announcements as part of a New York State Association of Traffic Safety Boards’ contest targeted toward teen drivers. For the contest, students wrote and performed a 30-second radio PSA warning teenagers about the dangers of one of the contest focus areas: drowsy driving, improper safety belt use, driving distractions, impaired driving, or speeding. These recordings were sent to the NYS Association of Traffic Safety Boards and entered into a state-wide contest. Contest winners will be announced later in the spring; six winners from around the state will each receive a monetary prize and the honor of having their PSA heard on the radio.
Fund Calendar Contest Please see this link to the
Here's a link to the website:
Valerie Zakrzewski, an 11th grader at Heatly, has been selected as one of 13 talented artists who will have their winning artwork printed in the American Kidney Fund’s 2015 calendar that will distributed nationwide. All winners will receive a gift card and a tablet to help with their schoolwork. The cover art winner will also win a trip to Washington, D.C., to be recognized during the American Kidney Fund’s annual gala, The Hope Affair, this fall.
Please see this link to the drawing[DRAWING]
Here's a link to the website: http://www.kidneyfund.org/patient-programs/kids-programs/calendar-art-contest/vote/#prettyPhoto
Can you tell that we've been celebrating the contributions that Dr. Seuss made to so many readers over the years? Today was hat day in the elementary grades in a week-long "Read Across America" event. [PHOTOS]
Wednesday, March 5
was the first day of our Pre-Kindergarten program. We are
excited about including these four year old children in our
learning community at Heatly. This early intervention program
will help make a great preparation for Kindergarten. The program
is funded by a grant from the state education department.
Welcome Pre-K. [PHOTOS]
The state investment in schools would increase by $807 million or 3.8 percent next year if enacted as outlined in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget. Locally, Green Island UFSD would see a 6.5% increase in state aid under his proposal. The increase includes funding that the governor has earmarked for the launch of several new education initiatives. [Learn more]
Congratulations to Cayla Heffern for being selected as the Troy Record's Athlete of the Week on the basis of her excellent performance in a thrilling overtime victory over Class C Waterford-Halfmoon last week. [Article]
Heatly freshman Cameran Henderson was named the Player of the Week by the Times Union. The freshman guard came through with a game-high 28 points Friday, December 13, leading the Hornets to a 63-33 victory over New Lebanon.
On October 19, 2013, Michaela Hogan and other students in grades 3-12 from the Capital District assembled to demonstrate their knowledge of equipment unique to students with visual impairment on the basis of their commitment toward individual improvement and success in the classroom. [MORE INFO AND PHOTO]