School Bulletins 10.10.19

News from Averill Park CSD

French teacher Mr. Jeff Brown was interviewed by the French C8 television network for their DirectAuto program. Most of the interview took place inside Mr. Brown’s 1986 Citroen ambulance as they drove through Manhattan. This is a great example of how our staff members are passionate about the subjects they are teaching!

The new Grab-and-Go Breakfast Cart is up and running in the high school. We know that our students can be busy throughout the day and we are doing everything we can to make sure they start off on the right foot with a variety of nutritious options to choose from.

Recently our high school cafeteria received a makeover, offering flexible seating to students during lunch. The area will also serve as a student union throughout the day and the new configuration will make the space usable in a number of other capacities.

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – averillpark.k12.ny.us. You can also follow AP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent

Mission: Meeting the needs of and creating opportunities for every student every day. #AP_EveryStudentEveryDay

Sponsorships Available for HighSchool Juniors or Seniors

Local leadership consultant, Chrissy Chromczak (Founder and President of Chrissy Leads) is offering 5 students, in their junior or senior year of high school, sponsorships to attend an event called Live2Lead Capital District at June Farms in West Sand Lake. Chrissy works with the one of the most influential leadership experts, John C. Maxwell, and is bringing this world class leadership and personal growth event to our community on October 11th, 2019. Live2Lead is an experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways bringing the best leadership teaching to intentional and active leaders everywhere. With the incredible lineup of John C. Maxwell, Rachel Hollis, Marcus Buckingham, Chris Hogan and Angela Ahrendts, this event is fantastic for students to share with each other and expand upon the ideas presented or for anyone in a leadership position who wants to continue to be a positive and transformational leader for their teams. For information on the speakers, please visit www.l2lalbany.com. To be considered for the sponsorship, you may email your letter of intent to Chrissy at chrissy@nullchrissyleads.com.

Athletic Department Seeking Nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020

The Averill Park Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Averill Park Athletic Booster Club, is pleased to announce that the nominating period for the Averill Park Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is now open. The Hall of Fame recognizes former athletes, coaches, teams, and contributors who have made significant contributions to the Averill Park athletic program through their service, performance, dedication, commitment, and accomplishment.

The Hall of Fame committee is comprised of administrators (past and present), coaches (past and present), and community members. For information regarding the committee, Hall of Fame guidelines, and nomination forms please see the Hall of Fame link on the Averill Park Athletics page at www.averillpark.k12.ny.us.

Any member of the public can nominate an athlete, coach, team (not eligible until 2022), or contributor for induction assuming the criteria as outlined in the guidelines are met. Nomination forms are available by going to the Hall of Fame link on the Averill Park Athletics page at www.averillpark.k12.ny.us or by contacting the Athletic Department at (518) 674-7000.

The nomination period will run from September 15th through November 15th. The 2020 induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy.

Registration for Community Education programs is open!

Averill Park Community Education released its Fall 2019 calendar of classes in the Advertiser and online (www.familyid.com). This “Fall” session includes classes that run between September and January. Register in whatever way is easiest for you: online, through the mail or in person at the AP School District Office.

We’ve got some great new programs, as well as our fabulous returning ones! Corrections to the paper brochure (all changes have been made on Family ID):

· Chair Yoga (Wednesdays) runs 5:30-6:30p.m.

· Zumba Gold (Wednesdays) runs 6:30-7:30p.m. in the WSL Cafeteria

· Introduction to Ballroom & Social Dancing (Thursdays) runs 7:00-8:30p.m.

· Family Yoga (Tuesdays) runs 6:30-7:30p.m.

Columbia High School Class of 1989 30th Reunion

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

CH Evans Brewery (Albany Pumpstation)

Albany, NY

Please email Jeff LaBarge at jlabarge1206@nullgmail.com for more details before October 1st

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. Payment of $50 can be mailed to: Columbia High School Reunion c/o Robin Devito, 2022 Main St., Delanson, NY 12053 or electronically to Venmo account Lauren-Clemenzi.

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 www.wynantskillufsd.org.

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.

Jake Bornt, of West Sand Lake, Named to Assumption College Football Team

WORCESTER, MA (09/24/2019)– The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Jake Bornt, of West Sand Lake, has earned a spot on the 2019 Greyhounds Football team. Bornt, Class of 2023, is competing during the fall season.

Dermot Coughlin, of Castleton, Earns Spot on Assumption College Men’s Cross Country Team

WORCESTER, MA (09/25/2019)– The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Dermot Coughlin, of Castleton, is competing on the 2019 Greyhounds Men’s Cross Country team. Coughlin, Class of 2020, is competing during the fall season.

Students Enroll at St. Lawrence University

CANTON, NY (09/25/2019)– St. Lawrence University welcomed the following first-year students to the Class of 2023.

Lucia I. D’Acchille of Valley Falls. D’Acchille attended Greenwich Central High School.

Jahsendah A. Dann of Troy. Dann attended Troy High School.

Jeffrey P. Vincent of Hoosick Falls. Vincent attended Hoosick Falls High School.

Grace M. Wysocki of Hoosick Falls. Wysocki attended Hoosick Falls High School.

New York Army National Guard Soldier Reenlistments

LATHAM, NY (09/26/2019)– Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Sergeant John Tirinato from Castleton, N.Y. (zip code 12033) reenlisted to continue service with the Joint Force Headquarters.

Sergeant Jacob Pratt from East Greenbush, N.Y. (zip code 12061) reenlisted to continue service with the Company C, 1-171st Aviation Regiment.

Sergeant Dioscielo Lucerorostocki from Averill Park, N.Y. (zip code 12018) reenlisted to continue service with the Company G (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Batttalion.

Specialist Michael Matatt from Hoosick Falls, N.Y. (zip code 12090) reenlisted to continue service with the Company C, 2-108th Infantry.

Staff Sergeant Steven Munk from Troy, N.Y. (zip code 12180) reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry.

Staff Sergeant Steven Quinn from Rensselaer, N.Y. (zip code 12144) reenlisted to continue service with the Medical Command.

Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes Olivia Brownell

NEW LONDON, NH (09/26/2019)– This fall, Colby-Sawyer proudly welcomed Olivia Brownell of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.. Brownell is majoring in business administration.

Destiny Maier of Troy, NY Chooses Buffalo State

BUFFALO, NY (09/26/2019)– Buffalo State is pleased that Destiny Maier of Troy, NY has joined our college community as a full-time, first-year student. Maier is part of a freshman class of more than 1,500 students. Welcome, Destiny!

A1C Diana Byzova

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diana Byzova graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

She is a 2019 graduate of Shaker High School, Latham, New York. She earned an associate degree in 2019 from Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York.

Richard Matriculates into Hamilton College

CLINTON, NY (09/30/2019)– Samuel Richard, of Hoosick Falls (12090), recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College.

Richard, a graduate of Hoosick Falls Central School, was selected from a pool of 8,339 applicants to the college, and joins a class of 474.

SUNY Oneonta Welcomes New Red Dragons

ONEONTA, NY (09/30/2019)– This fall, SUNY Oneonta welcomed approximately 1,400 freshmen and 400 new transfer students hailing from across New York, as well as from 13 other states and countries.

The newest Red Dragons officially joined the Oneonta family by walking through the historic pillars of Old Main during the traditional Pass Through the Pillars ceremony on the campus quad the night before classes began.

Mathematics

Michael Lachance of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Biology /

Ryan Stuto of Castleton on Hudson, NY (12033) – Bachelor of Arts in Sociology /

Ryan Baker of Wynantskill, NY (12198) – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry /

Julia Haworth of Wynantskill, NY (12198) – Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education (1-6) /

Kate Aluise of Castleton on Hudson, NY (12033) – Bachelor of Arts in Sociology /

Samantha Bertrand of Troy, NY (12180) – Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education (1-6) /

Emily Benoit of Averill Park, NY (12018) – Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Childhood Education (B-6) /

Lia Casale of Troy, NY (12180) – Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Childhood Education (B-6) /

Jayda Stell-Gulley of Eagle Bridge, NY (12057) – Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Childhood Education (B-6) /

Julia Foy of Troy, NY (12180) – Bachelor of Science in Business Economics /

Isabella Bisceglia of Melrose, NY (12121) – Bachelor of Science in Biology /

Hadley Chan of Sand Lake, NY (12153) – Bachelor of Science in Physics /

Rachel Faden of Troy, NY (12182) – Bachelor of Science in Biology /

Aliana Curet of Troy, NY (12182) – Bachelor of Science in Biology /

Genna LaRose of Averill Park, NY (12018) – Bachelor of Science in Biology /

Margaret Bell of Troy, NY (12180) – Bachelor of Science in Biology /

Emma Crawley of Poestenkill, NY (12140) – Bachelor of Science in Biology /

Leah Tubbs of E Greenbush, NY (12061) – Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education (1-6) /

Danielle Muth of Wynantskill, NY (12198) – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science /

Grace Hudgins of Castleton on Hudson, NY (12033) – Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Social Studies /

Owen Joyce of Averill Park, NY (12018) – Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Social Studies /

Ryan LaRose of East Greenbush, NY (12061) – Bachelor of Science in Business Economics /

Adell Lownsbury of Nassau, NY (12123) – Bachelor of Science in Business Economics /

Todd Scaccia of Nassau, NY (12123) – Bachelor of Science in Business Economics /

Emily Hurd of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies /

Tyler Price of Stephentown, NY (12169) – Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies /

Ryan Bruno of Troy, NY (12180) – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice /

Haley Honsinger of Troy, NY (12180) – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice /

Ryan Strevell of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice /

Lauren Leary of Mechanicville, NY (12118) – Bachelor of Science in Dietetics /

Alise Dowling of Mechanicville, NY (12118) – Bachelor of Science in Digital and Studio Art /

Justine Katras of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Digital and Studio Art /

Megan Farrell of East Nassau, NY (12062) – Bachelor of Science in Economics /

Catherine LaPorta of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability /

Lauren Obermayer of East Greenbush, NY (12061) – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability /

Kieran Teator of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability /

Sam Haita of Stephentown, NY (12168) – Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science /

Cole Herrington of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Food Service and Restaurant Administration /

Kelly Roberts of Troy, NY (12182) – Bachelor of Science in Mathematics /

Davontae Forman of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Media Studies /

Alexander Headley of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Media Studies /

Michalena Depasquale of Mechanicville, NY (12118) – Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry /

Shaylie Williams of Troy, NY (12182) – Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry /

Isabelle Bollman of Rensselaer, NY (12144) – Bachelor of Science in Political Science /

Timothy Geddis of East Nassau, NY (12062) – Bachelor of Science in Political Science /

Nelan Sanchez of Mechanicville, NY (12118) – Bachelor of Science in Political Science /

Tyler LoPresti-Castro of Nassau, NY (12123) – Bachelor of Science in Professional Accounting /

Nicholas Maggio of Wynantskill, NY (12198) – Bachelor of Science in Psychology /

More than 300 Students Are Summer 2019 Graduates at Hudson Valley Community College

TROY, NY (09/27/2019)– More than 300 students recently completed the requirements for graduation from their academic degree or certificate programs at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. The college announced those students who completed graduation requirements at the conclusion of the Summer 2019 term. These encompass students from around the Capital Region and around the globe, graduating from more than 80 degree or certificate programs.

Graduates include:

Melkon Abdo of Troy who graduated in the Computer Information Systems academic program.

Jonathan Arensmeyer of East Greenbush who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Jacob Bates of Troy who graduated in the Liberal Arts and Science – Humanities and Social Science academic program.

Krysten Berg of East Schodack who graduated in the Radiologic Technology academic program.

Dawson Bevis of Hoosick Falls who graduated in the Public Administration Studies academic program.

Jacqueline Bornt of Wynantskill who graduated in the Early Childhood Administration academic program.

John Bortz of Troy who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Onandi Brooks of Troy who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Zachary Buono of East Greenbush who graduated in the Health and Wellness Studies academic program.

Dylan Burns of Wynantskill who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Kelsie Christian of Nassau who graduated in the Radiologic Technology academic program.

Steven Clarke of Troy who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Crystal Clements of Castleton on Hudson who graduated in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography academic program.

Gabriel Constanza of Cropseyville who graduated in the Physical Sciences academic program.

Anthony D’Ambro of Mechanicville who graduated in the Criminal Justice academic program.

Sarah Davis of Castleton on Hudson who graduated in the Radiologic Technology academic program.

Jonathan Deck of Averill Park who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Christine Dougherty of Rensselaer who graduated in the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography academic program.

Robert Draiss of East Greenbush who graduated in the Civil Engineering Technology academic program.

Nicole Duclos of Troy who graduated in the Surgical Technology academic program.

Jennifer Edwards of Hoosick Falls who graduated in the Early Childhood academic program.

Connor Eveland of East Greenbush who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Katelyn Fredricks of Troy who graduated in the Teaching Assistant academic program.

Brendan Gerrain of Schodack Landing who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Alana Gerus of Sand Lake who graduated in the Environmental Science academic program.

Zachary Gregware of Wynantskill who graduated in the Overhead Electric Line Worker academic program.

Nathan Hall of Troy who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Justin Hammill of East Greenbush who graduated in the Cybersecurity academic program.

Skylar Hawkins of Rensselaer who graduated in the Criminal Justice academic program.

Chase Honsinger of Castleton who graduated in the Overhead Electric Line Worker academic program.

Christopher Hughs of Poestenkill who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Meghan Hunziker of Troy who graduated in the Criminal Justice academic program.

Malik Johnson of Troy who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Matthew Jukes of Troy who graduated in the Overhead Electric Line Worker academic program.

Daniel Keegan of Wynantskill who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Jordan Kennedy of Averill Park who graduated in the Theatre Arts academic program.

Jennifer Knapp of Troy who graduated in the Special Education Assistant academic program.

Alison LaPointe of Melrose who graduated in the Dental Hygiene academic program.

Laura MacDonald of Troy who graduated in the Early Childhood academic program.

Kathleen Mahar of Nassau who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Nicholas Malatesta of Wynantskill who graduated in the Criminal Justice academic program.

Jesse Marra of Troy who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Louis Mastropietro of Mechanicville who graduated in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.

Kolin Melton of Rensselaer who graduated in the Liberal Arts and Science – Humanities and Social Science academic program.

Natalie Mercedes of Rensselaer who graduated in the Fine Arts academic program.

Virginia Merrill of Rensselaer who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Julia Milos of Troy who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Christopher Moffre-Spoor of Troy who graduated in the Environmental Science academic program.

Riley Nevins of Johnsonville who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Jorden Newkirk of Rensselaer who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Elvira Nigmatzyanova of Troy who graduated in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography academic program.

Chad Novak of Poestenkill who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Thomas O’Carroll of East Greenbush who graduated in the Engineering Science academic program.

Brendan O’Donovan of Rensselaer who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Michael Peart of Troy who graduated in the Construction academic program.

Marcello Penk-Masucci of Troy who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Jennifer Pollay of Troy who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Ryan Porter of Mechanicville who graduated in the Computer Information Systems academic program.

Alessandro Puccio of Castleton on Hudson who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Kyler Randall of Castleton on Hudson who graduated in the Liberal Arts and Science – Math and Science academic program.

Skylar Riccardi of Castleton on Hudson who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Ryan Rifenburg of Schaghticoke who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Amanda Rollyson of Cropseyville who graduated in the Liberal Arts and Science – Humanities and Social Science academic program.

Mark Ryan of Troy who graduated in the Computer Information Systems academic program.

Marisol Sanchez Martinez of Troy who graduated in the Radiologic Technology academic program.

Brad Schneider of Troy who graduated in the Overhead Electric Line Worker academic program.

Zackary Shepard of East Nassau who graduated in the Physical Education Studies academic program.

Aaron Siegel of Troy who graduated in the Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program.

Ethan Simmons of Troy who graduated in the Construction Technology – Building Construction academic program.

Joseph Stagnitta of East Greenbush who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Carson Stewart of East Greenbush who graduated in the Individual Studies academic program.

Adam Tatar of Averill Park who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Megan Utama of Mechanicville who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Emily VanInwegen of Stephentown who graduated in the Radiologic Technology academic program.

Conway Vumbaco of Troy who graduated in the Business Administration academic program.

Jackson Wenstrom of Averill Park who graduated in the Exercise Science academic program.

Caroline White of Castleton on Hudson who graduated in the Human Services academic program.

Christina Wright of Troy who graduated in the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic academic program.

Hein Zaw of Rensselaer who graduated in the Computer Information Systems academic program.

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