To ring in the New Year, Iroquois held its annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon on Friday, January 6th. With 149 students attending, the night was full of comfort and quiet reading, which raised a total of $5,200 for the Double H Ranch. Read more
An orientation program for the parents of students who will enter 9th grade in September 2017 was held at the High School on Thursday, Jan. 5. View the presentation from the orientation program [PDF]
Tech Valley High School, located on the campus of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, represents a high school option that current 8th grade students and families may wish to consider. Students and families who are interested in learning more about Tech Valley High School are encouraged to visit the school's website, attend an upcoming information session (see below), and talk with their middle school counselor. Read more
Iroquois Middle School held a "Tweens and Social Media" Parent Info Night on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Access helpful resources and links shared at the meeting
The school district's Parent/Student Portal is now open for
parents to complete the new, online "Returning Student Registration"
process that was announced last spring.
This online process is replacing the Emergency Contact Card that has been sent home at the start of the year in the past. READ MORE | PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN PAGE
Iroquois students had something else to cheer at Jam Day this year: the surprise presentation of a statewide award of excellence to one of their teachers. Acting New York State Civil Service Commissioner Lola Brabham took the stage to recognize English teacher Frank Adamo with an Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award. Read More
Iroquois Social Studies teacher Dennis Frank received the Capital District Council for the Social Studies' prestigious Robert J. Neiderberger Award. It is given each year to an area educator who, over the years, has made a significant contribution to social studies education. Read More
The presentation that was given at the June 1 orientation evening for 5th grade parents is available right here [PDF]. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Jessica Sanderson was appointed assistant middle school principal at the May 24 Board meeting, following thorough search and selection process. Read more
On May 23, letters were distributed in homeroom about the process of student placements for the 2016-17 school year. View the letter [PDF]
On May 23, letters were distributed to 8th grade students in homeroom regarding the June 20 Moving Up Ceremony and Class party. View the letter [PDF]
For all the latest, including notes from the PTO and Principal, upcoming events and how to join the Iroquois Purple Heroes Relay for Life team, look no further than the Iroquois PTO May newsletter, available right here as a PDF
The 15th Java Jive event at Iroquois - an "open-mic-poetry-coffeehouse-night-of-awesomeness" as teacher Laurie Farinia put it - raised $800 for the Best Buddies Program on Friday, May 6 and featured original poetry and acoustic music from students and teachers. VIEW PICTURES
Students from Iroquois and Van Antwerp participated in this extracurricular program founded by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Olympics of the Visual Arts presents a series of problems that require utilizing historical references, brainstorming, problem solving, and creative solutions. READ MORE
The Iroquois PTO's April newsletter contains important information about PTO activities, the learning fair and club showcase and a calendar of upcoming events. View the newsletter [PDF]
For Grade 6 and 8 parents: The Niskayuna Central School District and the Niskayuna Community Action Program are conducting the Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) Survey on April 14, 2016. Your child's class had been selected to participate in this survey. The PNA survey measures alcohol, tobacco, and drug use; the factors that place students at risk for problem behaviors; and the factors that protect students from problem behaviors. If your child did not share the parent informational letter with you, a copy can be found here.
Summer enrichment classes blend academic subjects with hands-on exploration and are taught by NCSD faculty. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. read more or Download 2016 Summer Enrichment Program Brochure and Registration Form [PDF]
The voices of more than 500 Niskayuna choral students filled Proctors Theatre on Wednesday, March 9, during the annual District Choral Festival that brings the choral programs of the middle and high school together for one large concert. [read more and view pictures]
In what has now become tradition, Niskayuna will be sending one of its four Science Bowl teams to Nationals in April. The Iroquois Middle School team came out on top on Saturday, March 5 at the Regional Science Bowl held at GE Global Research in Niskayuna. [Read more]
On Tuesday, March 1, Niskayuna's instructional leaders held an informal conversation for parents interested in learning more about the state's grade 3-8 assessments. Read more and view the presentation
Female students entering grades 7 through 9 in the district next fall who have a strong interest in science and engineering technology can now register for the Summer 2016 Engineering Institute for Young Women. The weeklong camp is being offered for a fifth year by the Niskayuna Central School District in partnership with GE Global Research. read more
The sixth-grade 6/7 Team at Iroquois Middle School held their
first Gallery Walk event of the year on Feb. 10. At the gallery,
students presented different projects which they created in their
reading and science classes.
Read more and see photos
To ring in the New Year, Iroquois held its ninth annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon Friday, Jan. 8. The night was full of comfort and quiet reading for the 152 students in attendance. Students came prepared, filling the cafeteria with cots, yogibo's, saucer chairs, beanbags and sleeping bags. read more
In January, Niskayuna middle school students competed in
school-wide National Geographic School Bees.
Students in grades 6-8 at Iroquois and Van Antwerp competed for school titles. The competition began in individual classrooms, then finalists moved on to school-wide contests where they were tested in a series of challenging geography questions prepared by the National Geographic Society. read more
Middle School students received accolades for their vision of a redesigned Niskayuna 100 years from now at the regional Future City competition at Proctor's on Jan. 9. The team won third place overall and and received awards for "best design and construction of a bridge," "best futuristic personal transportation system. READ MORE
Tech Valley High School information sessions are scheduled for February 1 and February 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tech Valley. The sessions are for those 8th grade students who are interested in potentially applying to be part of its 2016-17 freshman class and their parents. For more information, please contact your child's school counselor.
Niskayuna High School held an orientation for the parents of current 8th grade students on Tuesday, January 6. The program featured information about the course selection process and each academic department. VIEW THE PRESENTATION
On January 4, TSL Adventures began before- and after-school programs at Niskayuna's middle schools. Families can now enroll children in these programs, which are open from 7 to 8:45 in the morning and from afternoon dismissal through 6 p.m. For more information and registration details, please click here.
Seventh-grade girls from Iroquois and Van Antwerp Middle Schools participated in the Girls STEM Summit at the HVCC TEC-SMART Campus in Malta on Dec. 16. Each of the girls were able to choose three workshops to attend throughout the summit. Read more
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Iroquois held a parent forum called "Teens, Technology and the Transition from Child to Young Adult." View the presentations: Teens, Technology and the Transition from Child to Young Adult |Social Media | Social media presentation with videos that were shared
It was tough to miss Iroquois 8th grade students making a difference in the greater community on Friday morning, September 25. All 208 students in the class fanned out to 14 different sites in the Niskayuna/Schenectady area, mostly nonprofit organizations, for the annual 8th Grade Community Service Day. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
This year, the district is utilizing its Parent Portal to provide parents with online access to individual student results on the assessments students currently in grades 4-9 took last spring. This new approach allows the district to provide parents with the results earlier than if they were mailed. READ MORE
The latest edition of the quarterly "Niskayuna Libraries" newsletter is now available. It contains highlights from each school library and a link to the new Nisky Book Nook site - a great resource for anyone looking for summer reading suggestions.