School Bulletins 08.08.19

Save the date! CHS Annual 70’s Alumni Party

Grads/attendees/teachers of Columbia High School 1970-1979: mark your calendar to attend the annual Alumni Party/Summer Get-Together on Saturday, August 17, 2019. ALL alumni welcome! Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way (off Route 9J), Schodack Landing. Camping available, reserve now; sites are going fast! Watch for further details here and on our FB page: SEVENTIES REUNION. Contact: Caroline Lynch Zeyak at 518-928-3223 or

APHS Class of 1989 30th Year Reunion

Planning is in the works to celebrate our 30th year reunion. August 17th is the tentative date and we are currently looking into possible venues. An email address has been set up for questions, or to contact the planning committee. For classmates who are not on Facebook, please send an email to: and provide your contact information. For those without access to a computer, you may call or text 518 378-5318. Friends and family of alumni, please spread the word and forward the email address to classmates. We are hoping for a great turnout!

Clinton Heights Area 18th Annual Reunion

The Clinton Heights Annual Reunion will be held at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike on Friday, September 6th, 2019 (the Friday after Labor Day) from 3:00PM to 7:00PM.  Please come and join us if you grew up in Clinton Heights, Hampton Manor, Prospect Heights, Clinton Park or Hillview in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond.  Everyone is welcome.  If you are in contact with anyone who has left the area, please give them a call also.  This is an informal gathering.  There is no charge but donations to cover expenses would be appreciated.  Please join us for another great afternoon.  For more information, please call Mona Orciuoli at 518-465-9564 or Pam Sanford Dundon at 518-766-9289.

7th Annual CHS 60’s Reunion

Summer is coming and Labor Day will follow, which means the 7th annual CHS 60’s Reunion will be Saturday, September 7, 2019. Please mark your calendar and save the date. As always, we meet every year the first Saturday after Labor Day. All classes from the 60’s including ‘60 to ‘69 along with all pre ‘60’s classes are invited to attend. We will meet again at the East Greenbush Firehouse pavilion on Phillips Road from 4 to 9 PM. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and soda, along with food will be available at reasonable prices. Pictures from previous reunions are available for viewing at courtesy of Paul Kardos ‘63. No reservation is required. All are asked to pay $5 to cover expenses and the surplus will be donated to CoNSERNS-U for their back to school program. Please share this information with your classmates and encourage them to join you on the 7th. Have a great Summer. Hope to see you in September!

~Bob Flynn ‘63

Columbia High School Class of ‘69 50th Reunion

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Columbia High School, East Greenbush. Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th year class reunion at Nassau Sportsman Club – outdoor pavilion at 370 Boyce Road,Nassau, NY 12123. The date is September 14, 2019 at 4pm. Food will be served at 5pm. Please RSVP by August 14th with a check payable for $35.00 pp to Colleen Thompson.  15 Thompson Court, Rensselaer NY 12144.

Catholic Central High School 50th Class Reunion

The Class of 1969 50th Class reunion for Catholic Central High School will be held at Franklin Terrace on October 4th, 2019.

If you haven’t received an invitation or have not been contacted please see website

Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion

The Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion will be held on Friday, November 29th, 6:30-11:30 pm at The Century House in Latham.

Details on Columbia High School Class of ‘79 Facebook page.

Wynantskill UFSD- Register Kindergartners Now for 2019-20 School Year

Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Gardner-Dickinson School in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2019 to attend kindergarten in September.

To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at 518-283-4600 ext. 10, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms and registration information are also available at

Registering your child for kindergarten now will make sure your child is ready to start the school year by ensuring all the necessary pvaperwork is on file. It also helps Wynantskill UFSD plan for the upcoming school year by providing school officials a better estimate of how many kindergarteners will attend school.

Local Student Graduates from Space Camp

Huntsville, AL – Emily Walsh of Averill Park, NY recently attended Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge®, U.S. Cyber Camp® and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

This program is specifically designed for trainees who have a passion for space exploration. Emily spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon or Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Emily and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.

Guilderland Native Serves Those Who Serve in Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii –A Guilderland, New York, native and 2004 Guilderland High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Petty Officer 1st Class Micol Zabala serves as a Navy hospital corpsman within the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean.

As a Navy hospital corpsman, Zabala is responsible for assisting medical providers in the daily medical care of active duty service members, their dependents and retirees.

Zabala credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned in Guilderland.

Roger Williams University Announces Spring 2019 Graduates

BRISTOL, RI (07/30/2019)– The following local residents were among the students who received their degrees in May as part of the Class of 2019:

Garrett Alpaugh of Wynantskill (12198) graduated with a degree in B.S. in Legal Studies .

Kaila Kutz of Castleton on Hudson (12033) graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in B.A. in Psychology .

Local transfer students to attend SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (08/01/2019)– More than 600 transfer students, including several from the area, have reserved places at SUNY Oswego for fall 2019. Classes will begin Aug. 26.

Adam Tatar of Cayuga Court in Averill Park last attended Hudson Valley Community College, and is an intended finance major

Garrett J. Axtmann of Bame Road in Castleton last attended Hudson Valley Community College, and is an intended marketing major

Caroline Flynn of NY Highway 2 in Cropseyville last attended Hudson Valley Community College, and is an intended wellness management major

Austin A. McCarroll of Wilder Avenue in Hoosick Falls last attended SUNY Oneonta, and is an intended criminal justice major

Claudia Becker of Ridgewood Drive in Mechanicville last attended Adirondack Community College, and is an intended communication and social interaction major

Jessalyn Rodgers of County Route 21 in Schodack Landing last attended Hudson Valley Community College, and is an intended wellness management major

Jake M. Soucy of P.O. Box 71 in Valley Falls last attended Hudson Valley Community College, and is an intended cinema and screen studies major.

Area students to attend SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (08/01/2019)– Local students are among the more than 1,500 students who have reserved places as freshmen at SUNY Oswego. Fall 2019 classes begin Aug. 26.

Connor E. Mcgarvey of South Old Post Road in Castleton on Hudson last attended Maple Hill High School, and is an intended computer science major

Molly K. DeMarco of Bloomingdale Avenue in East Greenbush last attended Columbia High School, and is an intended history major

Lana K. Miller of Northern Sites Drive in Mechanicville last attended Shenendehowa High School, and is an intended graphic design major

Marcus Tobin of Walnut Street in Mechanicville last attended Mechanicville High School, and is an intended accounting major

Emily J. Cahill of Cynthia Lane in Nassau last attended Columbia High School, and is an intended wellness management major

Olivia R. Mangione of Finch Court in Rensselaer last attended Rensselaer High School, and is an intended childhood education major

Kira J. Weston of Rockcut Road in Rensselaer last attended Rensselaer High School, and is an intended zoology major

Samia B. Montgomery of 4th Street in Troy last attended Lansingburgh School District, and is an intended political science major

Thomas R. Pemrick of Whitman Court in Troy last attended La Salle Institute, and is an intended broadcasting and mass communication major

Rachel J. Kane of Van Woert Court in Wynantskill last attended Troy High School, and is an intended zoology major

University of Rhode Island graduates more than 3,400 students at commencement

KINGSTON, RI (08/01/2019)– At the University of Rhode Island’s 133rd Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2019, about 3,400 undergraduate and 740 graduate students became the University’s newest alumni.

The following students from your area graduated from the University of Rhode Island:

Macie Bentley of Petersburg (12138), received a Bachelor of Science Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design Cum Laude

Ian Thomas Cooper of East Greenbush (12061), received a Doctor of Pharmacy Magna Cum Laude

Michael Evans of Castleton (12033), received a Doctor of Pharmacy Master of Business Administration Magna Cum Laude

Eleanor Genovese of East Greenbush (12061), received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management Cum Laude

Hannah Q Letzelter of Rensselaer (12144), received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Summa Cum Laude

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