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Times Union golf all-stars

Times Union golf all-stars

First team

Reed Boduch, Jr., Greenwich: Medalist at Wasaren League Invitational. Qualified for state team, finishing eighth.

Nolan Crowley, Jr., Saratoga Springs: Medalist in Section II Class A tournament. Second in Section II state qualifier. Averaged 36.5.

Adam DeSorbo, Sr., Fonda: Medalist in Section II Class C/D tournament. Finished sixth in Section II state qualifier.

Austin Fox, Sr., Bethlehem: Was Section II state qualifier medalist for unprecedented third consecutive year. Averaged 35.1 per nine-hole round.

Paul Goetz, So., Shenendehowa: Tied for third in state qualifier and Section II Class A tournament. Nine-hole stroke average of 38.1.

Second team

Ryan Bloomer, So., Hoosick Falls

Ryan Davis, Sr., Bethlehem

Ryan Lovelass, So., Galway

Aidan Seery, Jr., Guilderland

Ethan Wager, Jr., Johnstown

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, members of the Greenwich FBLA, FFA, and NHS chapters in conjunction with the Greenwich Elk’s Club held a very successful Breakfast with Santa.
Members of the Greenwich Elks Club volunteered to cook a delicious pancake breakfast that was served by members of the National Honor Society. FFA and FBLA volunteers assisted children with the creation of numerous crafts. Local craft vendors were on hand and FBLA also sold Make-A-Wish ornaments to benefit local Wish Kids. Cliff Oliver took photos as children lined up to meet Santa and share their Christmas lists with him. Event attendees were also treated to some Christmas songs performed by the Pooh’s Corner Singers.
The Greenwich Fire Department was instrumental in escorting Santa from an undisclosed location to the event. The Department remained on standby to return Santa to his sleigh at a moment’s notice should an emergency arise at the North Pole.
Thank you to Cliff Oliver, Steve Patrick, the Greenwich Elks, Pooh’s Corner Singers, Stewart’s Shops, the Greenwich Fire Department, and of course Santa for making this year’s breakfast a huge success. All proceeds raised will benefit Greenwich’s Operation Santa along with other community projects throughout the upcoming year.

New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP)

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Responding to the call to strengthen our nation’s K-12 STEM education, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) in partnership with The State University of New York and Math for America in 2012. The program creates a state-wide network of the highest-performing STEM teachers that are dedicated to sharing expertise with peers and attracting the brightest minds to a career in STEM. Through participation in the NYSMTP, selected STEM teachers receive $15,000 stipends annually over four years. 

This year, we are pleased to announce that we will also be accepting teachers from grades K-5 who are listed as the teacher of record for any STEM class.

Attached you will find an informational flyer about the program. 

 Selected Master Teachers make a commitment to engage in professional development work in addition to their regular school responsibilities. Master Teachers meet regularly (evenings and weekends) to participate in activities that lead to individual and collective professional growth. Your school will

benefit from the professional engagement of a Master Teacher in your community in myriad ways.

 

We invite your help in changing the landscape of teacher education in New York State by sharing this email and the attached information with your outstanding K-12 STEM teachers in your professional community. You can also nominate teachers directly through the link on the website listed below.

 

The next round of admissions for the Capital Region cohort, hosted through the University at Albany, is currently open and will close on February 24, 2018.

                                                                             

More information about the program, the nomination form, and the application are available at www.suny.edu/masterteacher/

We will also be holding  a series of informational sessions around the Capital Region in January.  These sessions will be led by current Master Teachers. Both prospective applicants and administrators are invited to attend. To sign up, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfyKRmJqevMzVEiCiE3lkabIc14B9fsY2wezehSXS3-oTPpg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

If you or your teachers have any questions, please contact me at jhogan2@albany.edu.

 

Sincerely,     

Jennifer A. Hogan

Regional Director, Capital Region
NYS Master Teacher Program
School of Education
ED 124
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222

Important Community forum TONIGHT in Greenwich

Hometown vs. Heroin and Addiction Coalition 

December 7th

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Greenwich High School Auditorium

Please join us for a community forum on addiction.  Hear real life experiences of what addiction can do to an individual and a family.  Attendees will learn about how to get help for a friend or a loved one struggling with the disease of addiction, treatment options, what families can expect through the    treatment and recovery process, as well as other valuable       resources in the community.  You will walk away with the   feeling of HOPE.  Recovery from addiction is possible!

Sponsored by the Hometown vs. Heroin and Addiction Coalition

NYSED Weekly 12/6/17

ACTION REQUIRED (reminder)

Disaster Displaced Student Survey

  • First, thank you.  This information is important as we explore ways to support districts and seek additional funding to best serve incoming students and families, and it is critical that we gather complete data to accurately address districts’ needs.
  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) is requesting that Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) complete the “Disaster Displaced Student Survey” linked below regarding the number of students displaced by the recent Hurricanes (Harvey, Irma and Maria) and Earthquakes. To keep an ongoing count, we are asking that you submit this survey every Thursday until further notice.
  • Click here to access the survey: Disaster Displaced Student Survey
  • For your reference, here is a link to NYSED’s recent Guidance Memorandum on Students Displaced by Recent Hurricanes: Students Displaced by Recent Hurricanes

 

MUST KNOW

Memo and Guidance on 2018-21 District Instructional Technology Plans Released (see attachment)

  • All New York State public school districts are required to submit instructional technology plans per Part 100.12 of Commissioner’s Regulations.  NYSED has released a memo titled, “Tech Plan Memo” (attached) to provide information to public district administrators on the 2018-2021 Instructional Technology Plans (ITP).
  • The memo and related guidance are posted to the Office of Educational Design and Technology’s website.
  • 2018-21 District Instructional Technology Plans will be due to NYSED by October 26, 2018.
  • Questions regarding District Instructional Technology Plans may be directed to the Office of Educational Design & Technology, at 518-474-5461, or edtech@nysed.gov.

 

FYI

State Archives Annual Student Research Awards Contest

  • The New York State Archives invites students statewide to enter the 28th Annual Student Research Awards Contest.
  • The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects.
  • The deadline for entries is July 1, 2018. Three awards will be presented in the Fall of 2018.
  • Questions may be directed to the State Archives at 518-474-6926 or archedu@nysed.gov.

FYI

Students Encouraged to Apply for 2018 Summer School of the Arts

Greenwich Make-a-Wish

Once again, the Class of 2021 (9th grade) and Mrs. Belden’s Business Ownership class will be selling MakeaWish stars as a class community service project. 
 
Stars are $1 each (or more, if you want to make a larger donation) and can be purchased from any freshman, Business Ownership student, Class Advisor Mrs. Sloan-Haynes, and the LMC’s very own Mrs. Carner.
 
Stars will be displayed in the LMC throughout the holiday season.
 
For more information about the MakeaWish Foundation, visit: www.wish.org

Greenwich Junior High BTCOD Award winners for November

The Greenwich Central School BTCOD Award
Greenwich Central School is pleased to announce it’s Junior High BTCOD Award winners for November. Congratulations to Robert Barnes, Benjamin Holmes, and Reegan Mullen!
So, what is the BTCOD Award? It stands for “Beyond the Call of Duty.” These students demonstrate both the attitude and actions which allow them to put “110 percent” effort toward their education and their school community.
Greenwich Central School is proud of these awardees, and hopes that they can continue the pursuit of excellence, now and in the future.

Washington County to host New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps Training

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Betty Little, Assemblymember Carrie Woerner, Washington County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Henke, Greenwich Town Supervisor Sara Idleman the Washington County, NY – Department of Public Safety and New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services invite you to participate in the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program at the Middle Falls Fire Department at 1034 State Route 29, Greenwich on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM!
 
With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. 
 
The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The 1.5 hour long training course will provide an introduction to responding to different types of disasters and “Active Shooter / Active Violence”.
 
Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. Each family in attendance will receive a Citizen Preparedness Kit, so pre-registration to attend is necessary to ensure enough supplies are on hand.
 
Questions or looking for more information? Call us at (518)747-7520 or email us publicsafety@co.washington.ny.us ! 
 
We look forward to seeing you and members of our communities there! #beaware #prepare #nycitizenpreparednesscorps
 
Tim

Timothy R. Hardy, ENP

Deputy Director

Girls Basketball Preview

PS Girls Basketball Preview

Greenwich: The Witches will have less experience this season after losing four-year point guard Sabrina Whitehouse and leading scorer Olivia Barnes to graduation. Coach Jason Slater returns some key veterans — freshman Molly Brophy, now in her third varsity season, and 6-foot junior Emma Brophy are reliable scorers, and seniors Gabbie Wiss and Devin Drew provide leadership. If the team jells, Greenwich could surprise some teams.

Important Community Forum on Addiction Thursday Night in Greenwich

Hometown vs. Heroin and Addiction Coalition 

December 7th

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Greenwich High School Auditorium

Please join us for a community forum on addiction.  Hear real life experiences of what addiction can do to an individual and a family.  Attendees will learn about how to get help for a friend or a loved one struggling with the disease of addiction, treatment options, what families can expect through the    treatment and recovery process, as well as other valuable       resources in the community.  You will walk away with the   feeling of HOPE.  Recovery from addiction is possible!

Sponsored by the Hometown vs. Heroin and Addiction Coalition

Foothills Tennis All Stars announced

Queensbury leads tennis all-star team

Tennis

League champion Queensbury (12-0) led the way on the Foothills Council Girls Tennis All-Star team, with Olivia Fraser, Deanna Lebel and Julia Milza all making the first team.

Katie Holodook of South High, Caitlyn Whiting of Hudson Falls and Maddy Brophy of Greenwich also made the first team.

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