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Algonquin Middle School – Warriors of the Month

September 2019

Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits.

Students are selected for these honors based on the Algonquin “Warrior Way,” a set of three guiding principles that focus on respect for self and others, putting forth personal best effort in all activities and working to make our school and community a better place each day.

Congratulations go out to the students listed below for their outstanding contributions to the Algonquin Middle School community during the month of September:

Grade 6 Warrior Wall Students: None for September

Grade 7 Warriors of the Month Students: Carly Hunter, Ayla Locci, Chayce Moak, Cecilia Rifenburgh, Delaina Stevens, Nathan Webster

Grade 8 Warrior Way Students:,Spencer Agan, Paula DeAndres, Eleanor Garrison, Caroline Nero, Benjamin Stewart, Hannah Stewart

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News from Averill Park CSD

Averill Park CSD held a professional development day with keynote speaker George Couros in attendance. Throughout the day, staff members led sessions that focused on showcasing different methods of teaching and new technology being used in the classroom. It was an inspiring and eye-opening day that left a lasting impact on many of our educators. Thank you to everyone involved in making the day possible!

The varsity girls cross country team ran in the rain from the high school to West Sand Lake Elementary to deliver empowering quotes and inspire young girls involved in Girls on the Run. Way to go team!

Bryanna Swinson was named the Spectrum News Athlete of the Week recently. New York State Senator Daphne Jordan presented Bryanna with a certificate and she will also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Great job Bryanna!

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – 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

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

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 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 ( 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 ’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.

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Cub Scout Pack 528’s Annual Haunted House

Please help support Cub Scout Pack 528 by attending our annual Haunted House. This year the scouts are fundraising so they can attend a sleepover at Fort Henry in Lake George, NY.

Where: Poestenkill Elementary School

When: October 25th, 2019: 7pm – 9pm

Cost: $5/person or $20/for 4 or more people

Don’t forget cash for the bake sale and games!

HVCC Sets Nov. 16 Open House

Hudson Valley Community College will host an open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, November 16. The event will begin with registration in the Siek Campus Center at 8:30 a.m. and will run until 12:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in full- or part-time study at Hudson Valley is welcome to attend the open house. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be present, as will faculty from the college’s more than 80 academic programs.

Attendees also will be able to tour the campus and speak with representatives from several of the college’s student services and academic support offices, including Financial Aid and Athletics.

Each year, more than 10,000 students attend Hudson Valley. Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $2,400 per semester.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (518) 629-7309, or register online at Pre-registration is highly recommended and closes at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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