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Your Community 02.06.20

Olivia Lang Named to Fall 2019 Provost’s List at Hofstra University

HEMPSTEAD, NY –  Olivia Lang of Castleton, NY achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2019 semester, earning a spot on the Provost’s List at Hofstra University.

Lydia Murphy named to Dean’s List at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, PA – Lydia Murphy, a sophomore Biochemistry major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with High Distinction for the Fall 2019 semester. Lydia is a 2018 graduate of Averill Park High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Murphy (Rhonda) from West Sand Lake, NY.

Students Named to University of Hartford Dean’s List

WEST HARTFORD, CT –  The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2019. James McDade of Averill Park (12018); Melissa Schupp of Averill Park (12018); Tanner Retell of Mechanicville (12118); Matthew Pappa of Nassau (12123); Hailey Mason of Sand Lake (12153); Renee Parry of Schaghticoke (12154); Lily Sencer of Troy (12182); Serena DeJulio of Wynantskill (12198).

SUNY Oneonta Welcomes New Red Dragons

ONEONTA, NY  – This spring, SUNY Oneonta welcomed 252 new students hailing from across New York, as well as from four 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.

Karis Granger of Averill Park (12018) Bachelor of Arts in Spanish; Emma Hadley of Castleton (12033) Bachelor of Science in Business Economics; Courtney Iannone of Troy (12180) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design; Luka Newton of Mechanicville (12118) Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry; Samantha Thomas of Buskirk (12028) Bachelor of Science in Geography.

University of New Hampshire’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 Semester

DURHAM, NH    The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2019 semester. Zachary Marx of Castleton On Hudson, NY earning Highest Honors and majoring in Social Work; Haley D’Angelo of East Greenbush, NY earning Highest Honors and majoring in BiomedSci:Med&VetSci; Julia Lindemann of East Greenbush, NY earning Honors and majoring in Nutrition; Nina Smith of East Schodack, NY earning Highest Honors and majoring in Health Management & Policy; Rhianna Martin of Rensselaer, NY earning Highest Honors and majoring in HumanDevelopmnt&Family Studies.

Jadyn Lee Named to New York Institute of Technology Presidential Honor List

OLD WESTBURY, NY – Jadyn Lee of West Sand Lake has been named to the Fall 2019 Presidential Honor List at New York Institute of Technology. Lee, who is studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, was one of 1,086 students to be honored. To qualify for the Presidential Honor List, a student must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 and complete at least 12 credit hours without any incomplete grades.

Seton Hall University Fall 2019 Dean’s List

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ –  Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for the Fall 2019 Dean’s list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. Isabella Maddalone of West Sand Lake (12196). Kyle Reasor of Averill Park (12018). After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C”, qualify for the Dean’s List.

Crew 2528 Adopts a Family for the Holidays

POESTENKILL – Thank you to Boy Scout Venture Crew 2528 of Poestenkill, NY who adopted a local family of six for this past holiday season. The Crew worked with the Averill Park Kiwanis to select a family in need. Once they received the genders, sizes and ages of the individual family members, the Crew used their own funds to shop for items they thought this family would need and also some items they thought they would love. Members of the Crew were fortunate enough to have been invited to deliver the gifts to the family themselves. They got to see the excited faces of this thankful family as they enjoyed the gifts. Thank you Crew 2528. We are fortunate you are part of our community.


What’s New at the Sand Lake Town Library

SAND LAKE – Did you know that Sand Lake Town Library has museum passes available to library card holders? You can now enjoy popular local museums and save some money. Check out the library passes! Several new passes are available. They provide free or reduced admission and can be checked out for 3 days, available on a first come-first served basis.

Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children.

The Clark Institute, Williamstown, MA. 1 pass admits one adult per day.

MassMoCA, North Adams, MA. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children

Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci), Schenectady, SNY. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 youths to museum and planetarium. Available soon.

Norman Rockwell, Museum Stockbridge, MA. 2 passes at discount rate of $12.

USS Slater, Albany, NY. Pass allows 2 adults and 2 children on tours (seasonal)

The passes cannot be reserved and must be returned to staff at the Circulation Desk at Sand Lake Town Library.

News from Averill Park CSD

AVERILL PARK – The English Language Arts Department achieved one of its highest passing and mastery rates ever for the state ELA exam in January. The exam is a NYS graduation requirement and is taken by all juniors, as well as accelerated sophomores. This year, 95% of our students passed the exam and 72% achieved mastery, scoring an 85 or better. Great job everyone!

Algonquin Middle School TEAM students were able to participate in distance learning recently. Students conducted a video conference with RPI and were shown The Forge, where the university has its 3-D printers and laser cutter. They learned about uses for 3-D printers, as well as careers in the expanding Engineering and Computer Science fields.

Bravo to the 38 students who performed at the 2020 RCSMA All-County Festival! Twenty-two students represented Averill Park High School and another 16 represented the middle school.

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

Missing Jacket

TROY – At Gilead Lutheran Church’s Community Dinner/Food Pantry on Thursday January 30th a jacket was mistakenly taken from the FREE rack in the entryway. If you have it, please return it to the church or call me at 518-279-3576 and I will gladly come and pick it up. It was an honest mistake and we just need to get it back. Thank you. Lisa

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