School Bulletins 08.15.19

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.

Raychelle Adadjo Wins Statewide Music Competition

Congratulations to incoming Columbia High School freshman Raychelle Adadjo whose original musical composition was selected as a winning entry at a statewide competition through the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) this past spring.

Ms. Adadjo’s piece, which she composed as a member of Goff Middle School’s 8th Grade Band, is titled “Soaring at Sunset” for clarinet and strings.

As a winner, she will have her composition performed at the state music conference this coming December in Rochester, N.Y. She will also receive written feedback on her composition from NYSSMA.

The competition had three different divisions: Elementary, Middle School and High School. Ms. Adadjo is one of only 11 students from across the state to be selected as a winner.

Union College announces 2019 Dean’s List honorees

SCHENECTADY, NY (08/05/2019)– The following area students were named to the 2019 Dean’s List at Union College. Comprised annually, the Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point average of 3.5 for the entire academic year and meet certain other requirements.

Joseph Bott, of Wynantskill, NY; Bott is a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in Biochemistry.

Lauren Elder, of Wynantskill, NY; Elder is a member of the Class of 2019, majoring in Biology and Visual Arts.

John Germinerio, of Wynantskill, NY; Germinerio is a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

Margaret Hayes, of West Sand Lake, NY; Hayes is a member of the Class of 2022, majoring in Liberal Arts.

Jolie Ngo, of Troy, NY; Ngo is a member of the Class of 2022, majoring in Neuroscience.

Jennifer Rem, of Troy, NY; Rem is a member of the Class of 2019, majoring in Neuroscience.

Aric Sanchez, of Rensselaer, NY; Sanchez is a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in Leadership in Medicine.

Madeline Schaeffer, of Troy, NY; Schaeffer is a member of the Class of 2022, majoring in English.

Conor Willsie, of Averill Park, NY; Willsie is a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in Electrical Engineering.

William Simard of West Sand Lake to Participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program

TUSCALOOSA, AL (08/09/2019)– University of Alabama student William Simard of West Sand Lake, NY (12196), will participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program for fall 2019. Simard will be working at Rheem Water Heaters.

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