At the January 7, 2016 Board of Education meeting a new administrative structure was put in place. Dr. Teresa Thayer Snyder, who was appointed interim Superintendent in July, was appointed Superintendent. Her position will be a part time position. Erin Peteani remains as Principal and Jodi Mazzeo will assume the role of the Associate Principal. Ms. Mazzeo has served as a part time administrator and will now be assuming a full time role. She will still serve as the District’s Director of Special Education and the Director of Physical Education. At the February meeting, Brian Ford was appointed as the District’s Athletic Director.
Presale has been extended until 2/14/2016. The presale cost of yearbook is $40.00. After the presale the cost goes up to $45 with no option for personalization.
Please see Mrs. Bouchey or Mrs. Lawlor if you need another order form or have any questions.
The Albany County Sheriff's Department Canine Unit participated in a Hold in Place drill here today. Please see the below letter that is being sent home for more information.
Dr. Teresa Snyder held two assemblies for JR/HS students this week. Please take a look at the attached powerpoint for more information.
The Safe School Committee would like to remind all of the established drop off and pick up procedures. As the temperature drops, please provide your child with proper attire for recess and arrival/dropoff. Any student needing jackets, hats, mittens or any other garment, can see Mrs. Hardy, social worker or Mrs. Valentine, school nurse.
Notice Regarding Safe Arrival & Dismissal
Beginning on the first day of school, safe traffic patterns will be enacted during arrival and dismissal of students. The area in front of the school on Hudson Avenue is only for drop off or pick up, not for parking or standing. Please have children disembark from the car on the right hand side onto the sidewalk and then move the car forward so the next party can drop off. Please do not stop in the traffic lane or double park. If a parent feels the need to walk a child into the building, please park north of the school by the River Park or in the Ford lot and walk back to school. The local police will be assisting in making the pattern a safe one for the children by directing the traffic to move forward smoothly. Drivers who do not comply with the posted traffic rules may be ticketed. Thank you for your help in making arrival and dismissal safe.
Thursday, 12/10/2105, the Heatly Middle School Chorus visited the Green Island Senior Center. The Chorus sang two pieces on their own with solo's by Victoria Bell and Zoe Benoit. Then the seniors joined the chorus in a holiday song sing-a-long. Thank you to Mrs. Alix and the Seniors for inviting us to perform for them. Pictured is the MS Chorus members, Mrs. Alix, and Mrs. Persons, a local senior citizen.
Olivia Diaz, Grade 8
Olivia is doing a great job in keyboarding this year according to Mrs. Michaels. She is always interested in doing her best work and isn’t afraid to ask questions to be sure she understands. Olivia is a polite and friendly girl and is respectful to both adults and her classmates.
Marcel Walls, Grade 11
Marcel Walls was nominated by Ms. Meglino, his English teacher. She said, “Marcel has really turned things around this quarter. I’ve seen a huge change in his work ethic and his academic performance. He has been handing in high-quality work and consistently participates in class discussions.”
Razzano, Grade 9
nominatedby several of her teachers. Mr. Manning said she is
“carrying a 99% average in Global History and is very studious when
it comes to all things tied to the classroom.” Mrs. Hildenbrandt
noted that although Morgan is involved in extra-curricular
activities, she still does all her work done, routinely gets the
highest score on tests and always has her homework done. Morgan is
also a standout in math. According to Mr. Grolley, “She is always
striving to do HER best. She is constantly asking questions,
completes her homework and scores well on tests and quizzes. She
doesn’t just rely on her natural ability, she works hard in class .
. .” Mr. Fong added his praise by saying, “Morgan is a good choice
for Student of the Month. She works hard in art and always tries to
go above and beyond with her assignments.”
Devin Lazzaro, Grade 10
Devin was nominated to be November Student of the Month by Mrs. Bokor, his English teacher. In her nomination, Mrs. Bokor said, “He always comes to class prepared; he works hard, does what he needs to do, is polite, and is a hilarious reader!” Devin is well thought of by all his teachers and is known for his excellent work ethic and self-motivation.
Brooke Cornwell, Grade 8
Mr. Manning nominated Brooke for her
work this year in Social Studies 8. He said, "she is very studious,
completes all assignment with a top-notch effort, and she is a great
addition to the class-room.” Brooke is also doing a great job in
Keyboarding. She currently has a 98% average and works hard every
day to perfect her typing technique. Brooke is always polite and
respectful and has a strong work ethic. Congratulations, Brooke, on
the great work you’re doing in 8th grade!
Stephen LaFountaine, Grade 9
Stephen’s teachers are proud of the effort and maturity he has brought to his school work this year. Mrs. Starr commented that Stephen works hard all period in Science and is a pleasure to have in class. Mrs. Michaels is also happy with Stephen’s work in Business Communication. He recently took part in a debate in class and stayed after school several times for extra research time. He put together great arguments and represented his side well. His attitude in class has been positive and polite. Stephen should be proud of the growth he has made over the past year.
WWe are very pleased to announce that our business teacher, Marilyn Michaels was selected as the "Teacher of the Year" by the Business and Marketing Educators Association of the Capital District. Marilyn is very deserving of this distinguished honor, and it was appropriately awarded by the organization during Teacher Appreciation Week. Congratulations Marilyn!
Parents can visit www.engageny.org for information.
Dr. Teresa Snyder
171 Hudson Avenue
Green Island, NY 12183
Phone: (518) 273-1422
Fax: (518) 270-0818