GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is social intelligence.

When you have a keen sense of social intelligence, you understand your own thoughts, feelings, and motivations, enabling you to better understand others’ feelings and motivations.  You understand the power dynamics of a social situation and you are skilled at getting people to cooperate with each other.

How’s your sense of social intelligence?  Can you “read” a room?

The Drama Club schedule next week is:

Next Friday is opening night of “Oliver Twist”.  We will have rehearsals Monday through Thursday after school until 5 pm. Everyone must attend each day.  All your lines should be memorized and you will need your costumes.

You will also need a ride home at 5PM as the late bus will be gone.

March Survivor Book Club is coming next week.  Our book this month is Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.  The story follows Elisabeth, an apprentice at a magical library who must form an alliance with her sworn enemy, a sorcerer named Nathaniel Thorn to save her kingdom from evil.  Along the way, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught and everything she thought she knew about sorcerers, the libraries she loves and the gray areas between good and evil.  For Elizabeth has a power she never guessed and a future she could have never imagined.  Join us next Tuesday, March 17 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

EPIC Club’s next visit to the Capital District Regional Food Bank is on Tuesday, March 24th from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto in room 231 for more information about this fun volunteer activity. Remember, doing good for others makes you feel good!

Pizza, tossed salad, fruit & milk

Alexander Johannesen

Jagen Sathiyaseelan

Modified Sports start Monday.  Remember, if you do not have a current physical and a signed gray card, you will not be allowed to try out.  

Formerly known as Dogs for Defense, the military K9 Corps has been serving selflessly and protecting our soldiers since 1942.  From guarding supply depots during WWII to sniffing out contraband and land mines to tracking criminals to performing search & rescue at Ground Zero, highly trained K9 soldiers can do it all.  Today, National K9 Veterans Day, we honor those four legged heroes who have served and died for our country.  

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful Pi Day weekend!


  GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is social intelligence.

 Social intelligence is what allows us to function as humans. We are social beings and rely on each other’s cooperation. By understanding ourselves and others, we can find ways to collaborate for mutual benefit. Strong leaders often possess social intelligence in abundance. In order to motivate people, leaders must form relationships and inspire others to want to do what needs to be done.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

The Drama Club schedule this week and next  is as follows:

Today:  Act I, Scene 3 and Act II, Scene 1

Next week is the week of the show. We will have rehearsals Monday through Thursday after school until 5 pm. Everyone must attend each day.  You’ll be off-script, so all your lines should be memorized and you will need your costumes next week. You will also need a ride home at 5PM as the late bus will be gone.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Monday & Thursday this week.

Student Council will meet tomorrow morning at 8:00 in Ms. Tambasco's room, 202.  Smile...we will be taking our yearbook picture!​  

Open Gym for softball will be held this evening from 6-8 PM at Glencliff.

This is the last week for open gym before Modified Sports start on Monday.

March Survivor Book Club is coming next week.  Our book this month is Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.  The story follows Elisabeth, an apprentice at a magical library who must form an alliance with her sworn enemy, a sorcerer named Nathaniel Thorn to save her kingdom from evil.  Along the way, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught and everything she thought she knew about sorcerers, the libraries she loves and the gray areas between good and evil.  For Elizabeth has a power she never guessed and a future she could have never imagined.  Join us next Tuesday, March 17 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

EPIC Club’s next visit to the Capital District Regional Food Bank is on Tuesday, March 24th from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto in room 231 for more information about this fun volunteer activity. Remember, doing good for others makes you feel good!

Crispy chicken sandwich, tater tots, carrot sticks, fruit & milk

Eve Bratten

Have a thrilling Thursday!


  GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

There is a half day of school today for K-8 parent/teacher conferences.  6th, 7th & 8th graders will be dismissed today at 12:45.  Students will have all of their classes including lunch; each period will be 25 minutes long.  There will be NO Access.  

There are NO after school clubs and NO late bus today.

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is social intelligence.

Social intelligence helps us build relationships and to form friendships and alliances. People with social intelligence can “read” other people’s faces and know what motivates them. Social intelligence builds over time and as a person ages. In that sense, it is not only a character strength, but also a skill that can be improved.

Consider these words from Abraham Lincoln...“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

And just like that, Math Olympiads is over for the year!  Great job to all the math-letes who participated.  Our team leaders for the fifth and final contest yesterday were Sydney Markham, Evelyn Mok, Isabelle Mok, Megan Breslin, and Ella Lovegrove.  Great job ladies!  Our overall team leaders for the year are Sydney Markham and Ella Lovegrove. Awesome work!  We will miss our 8th grade teammates but are looking forward to seeing our 6th and 7th graders, along with some new friends next school year. 

The Drama Club schedule this week and next  is as follows:

Today:  half day, no rehearsal

Thursday:  Act I, Scene 3 and Act II, Scene 1

Next week is the week of the show. We will have rehearsals Monday through Thursday after school until 5 pm. Everyone must attend each day.  You’ll be off-script, so all your lines should be memorized and you will need your costumes next week. You will also need a ride home at 5PM as the late bus will be gone.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Monday & Thursday this week.

Student Council will meet on Friday morning at 8:00 in Ms. Tambasco's room.  

We will be taking our yearbook picture that morning!​  

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Open Gym for softball will be held tomorrow from 6-8 PM at Glencliff.

This is the last week for open gym before Modified Sports start on March 17.

Varsity, JV & Freshman sports started this week.  Remember, if you do not have a signed gray card and a current physical, you will not be able to practice.  Shuttle buses will take you to your practice; if you’re not sure which bus to take, check in the Main Office.

March Survivor Book Club is coming next week.  Our book this month is Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.  The story follows Elisabeth, an apprentice at a magical library who must form an alliance with her sworn enemy, a sorcerer named Nathaniel Thorn to save her kingdom from evil.  Along the way, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught and everything she thought she knew about sorcerers, the libraries she loves and the gray areas between good and evil.  For Elizabeth has a power she never guessed and a future she could have never imagined.  Join us next Tuesday, March 17 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Hot dog, baked beans, carrots, fruit & milk

Mr. Hanchar

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is social intelligence.

Social intelligence refers to a person’s ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships. It includes an individual’s ability to understand and act on the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of other people.  Examples of social intelligence include knowing when to talk or listen, what to say and what to do. Timing is a big part of social intelligence. For example, someone who is lacking in social intelligence may tell a funny joke – but at the wrong time because they haven’t perceived the situation correctly.  

Math Olympiad Contest # 5 will be held today during lunches in room 102.  Questions?  See Mrs. Toohey.

The Drama Club schedule this week and next  is as follows:

Monday Act I, Scene 2

Wednesday, half day, no rehearsal

Thursday Act I, Scene 3 and Act II, Scene 1

Next week is the week of the show. We will have rehearsals Monday through Thursday after school until 5 pm. Everyone must attend each day.  You’ll be off-script, so all your lines should be memorized and you will need your costumes next week. You will also need a ride home at 5PM as the late bus will be gone.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Open Gym for softball will be held today & Thursday from 6-8 PM at Glencliff.

This is the last week for open gym before Modified Sports start on March 17.

Varsity, JV & Freshman sports started yesterday.  Remember, if you do not have a signed gray card and a current physical, you will not be able to practice.  Shuttle buses will take you to your practice; if you’re not sure which bus to take, check in the Main Office.

March Survivor Book Club is coming next week.  Our book this month is Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.  The story follows Elisabeth, an apprentice at a magical library who must form an alliance with her sworn enemy, a sorcerer named Nathaniel Thorn to save her kingdom from evil.  Along the way, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught and everything she thought she knew about sorcerers, the libraries she loves and the gray areas between good and evil.  For Elizabeth has a power she never guessed and a future she could have never imagined.  Join us next Tuesday, March 17 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Chicken or cheese quesadillas, beans, corn, lettuce tomatoes, salsa, fruit & milk.

Sydney Sui & Lauren Davis

There is a half day of school tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11 for K-8 parent/teacher conferences.  6th, 7th & 8th graders will be dismissed tomorrow at 12:45.  Students will have all of their classes including lunch; each period will be 25 minutes long.  There will be NO Access.

Have a terrific Tuesday!


  GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

All members of Art & Anime Clubs should report to Mr. Colby’s room now to have your yearbook pictures taken.

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is social intelligence.

When you are socially intelligent, you are aware of what the people around you are feeling and you try to understand why they do what they do.  Individuals with this strength might be described as attuned, insightful, aware, understanding, discerning and empathetic.

Please congratulate the Iroquois Science Bowl Team on an awesome 2nd place finish at the regional competition on Saturday.  The team raced their car in the morning and then completed the academic portion in the afternoon.  After only one loss in the early rounds, they entered the final against Acadia Middle School.

The final round was incredible with both teams alternating the lead in the first half. Our team fought honorably and finished only a few points behind Acadia.

Please congratulate: James Lian, Arin Khare, Kai Vernooy, Michael Vulakh

& Simran Utturkar

Club de Espanol meets Monday after school in room 250.

Homework Club meets Monday after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets Monday after school in room 249.

The Drama Club schedule this week and next  is as follows:

Monday Act I, Scene 2

Wednesday, half day, no rehearsal

Thursday Act I, Scene 3 and Act II, Scene 1

Next week is the week of the show. We will have rehearsals Monday through Thursday, until 5 pm. Everyone must attend each day, need costumes next week, need to have all of your lines memorized. Plan now for your ride home.

Brookdale Volunteers!  You’re off to see the seniors on Monday after school.  Take shuttle #54 and make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Math Olympiad Contest # 5 will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 3/10 during lunches in room 102.  Questions?  See Mrs. Toohey.

Open Gym for softball will be held Tuesday & Thursday from 6-8 PM at Glencliff.

This is the last week for open gym before Modified Sports start on March 17.

Varsity, JV & Freshman sports start Monday.  Remember, if you do not have a signed gray card and a current physical, you will not be able to practice.  Shuttle buses will take you to your practice; if you’re not sure which bus to take, check in the Main Office.

March Survivor Book Club is coming next week.  Our book this month is Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.  The story follows Elisabeth, an apprentice at a magical library who must form an alliance with her sworn enemy, a sorcerer named Nathaniel Thorn to save her kingdom from evil.  Along the way, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught and everything she thought she knew about sorcerers, the libraries she loves and the gray areas between good and evil.  For Elizabeth has a power she never guessed and a future she could have never imagined.  Join us next Tuesday, March 17 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

To celebrate National Meatball Day, lunch today is:

Pasta with meatballs & tomato sauce, steamed broccoli,  fruit & milk.

Zach Mravlja

National Napping Day was established in 1999 on the day after we “spring forward” to help us get some much needed rest after losing an hour.  Studies show that quick 10-20 minute naps improve your mood and your productivity.

So, find yourself a cozy spot and catch some “zzz”...just not during class, please!

Have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is cheering others’ successes,

Being happy for other people when they succeed isn’t always everyone’s initial reaction. Sometimes we become jealous or envious of others’ victories – or even to experience schadenfreude, deriving pleasure from another person’s misfortune. People who have these reactions to the success or misfortune of others are known as “haters.” It’s important to remember that these are natural emotions and in small doses can be helpful in showing us how we feel about things, for better and for worse.  

It’s a mad dash to get the sets done in time for the opening night of “Oliver Twist”!  To that end, Art Club will meet today after school until 5PM.  Art Clubbers should arrange their own rides home, and as usual, new members are always welcome to help out!  See Mr. Colby for details.

Hey 7th Grade!  Your Social is tonight from 7 - 9 PM.  $5.00 at the door gets you basketball, foosball, ping pong, snacks and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Club de Espanol meets Monday after school in room 250.

Homework Club meets Monday after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets Monday after school in room 249.

Brookdale Volunteers!  You’re off to see the seniors on Monday after school.  Take shuttle #54 and make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Pizza, tossed salad, fruit & milk.

Abigail Duffy & Aayan Afghan

Talha Seraj, Christian LaFleche, Caleb Miller, Ana Van Slyke, Taitum Bonilla,

Jai Bachwani, Ms. “Jodi”,  Mrs. Toohey & Sra. Yetto

Happy National Oreo Cookie Day

More than 450 billion Oreos have been sold since their introduction in 1912.

They are sold in more than 100 countries.

Oreos are exactly 71% cookie and 29% creme filling.

More women than men dunk; more men eat the whole cookie in one bite.

Are you a dunker, a biter or a twister?

Remember that hour we gained in the fall?  Well, we’re losing it over the weekend.  But the good news is, it will stay light longer!  Spring is almost here!

Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is cheering others’ successes,

There is a saying, “no man is an island.”  We all need each other.  Sometimes your friends need your encouragement and sometimes you need theirs.  Having a network of people — whether it’s family members, friends or teachers —to encourage you and celebrate your success is something to be valued. Consider it your duty to cheer others on and embrace the Other People Matter Mindset.

 Drama Club meets today after school in the auditorium to rehearse

Act I, Scene 1.  Don’t forget your script!

Join us today after school for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you want to attend so we will have enough supplies!

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

It’s a mad dash to get the sets done in time for the opening night of “Oliver Twist”!  To that end, Art Club will meet tomorrow after school until 5PM.  Art Clubbers should arrange their own rides home, and as usual, new members are always welcome to help out!  See Mr. Colby for details.

Hey 7th Grade!  Your Social is tomorrow night from 7 - 9 PM.  $5.00 at the door gets you basketball, foosball, ping pong, snacks and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Open gym for Softball will be held tonight at Glencliff from 6-8PM.  Attendance is voluntary, but 7th or 8th grade girls planning on trying out for any level of Softball should attend and start getting in shape before sports begin (Varsity & JV next Monday and Modified on Monday, March 16.)

Pancakes, sausage, hash browns, warm cinnamon apples & milk.

Maria DiPiazza, Daneila Foti-Manzoni & Hainuo Hodgkins

Did you know that 15 million pounds of this crunchy, cheesy snack are produced every year?  Cheese Doodles were invented in the 1930’s and are still enjoyed around the world.  So grab a bag in celebration and turn your fingers a day-glo color of orange not known in nature!

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020

(It is the only day in the year that is also a sentence!)

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is cheering others’ successes,

a great way to improve our own health, happiness, and relationships. People can take active steps to be more genuinely happy for the achievements of others by: telling others about the success of your friend; noticing when your reaction is envy or jealousy – and asking yourself why that is; reminding yourself that appreciating  excellence in others is a character strength; asking your successful teammates and classmates what they do to prepare for games or tests.

There will be a Modified Boys Lacrosse meeting today after school from 3:45-5:00 in Mr. Adamo's room (239).   As the meeting will go later than the late bus, parent pick up is promptly at 5:00.  Please contact Coach Adamo if you are unable to attend at fadamo23@gmail.com.

   The Drama Club rehearsal schedule this week is as follows:

Today: Act II, Scene 2 & 3

Tomorrow: Act I, Scene 1

Report to the auditorium at dismissal and don’t forget your script!

Join us tomorrow after school for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you want to attend so we will have enough supplies!

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Hey 7th Grade!  Your Social is this Friday night from 7 - 9 PM.  $5.00 at the door gets you basketball, foosball, ping pong, snacks and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Grilled cheese & tomato soup, green beans, fruit & milk.

Please be advised...there will be only one lunch line until further notice.  

You’ll still be able to get some select “Grab & Go” items, but only on the main line.

Isabella Ross

Happy National Grammar Day, an observance dedicated to encouraging the use of correct grammar. The estimated number of words in the English language is 1,025,109. That’s a lot of words to keep track of and use correctly!  So, let’s try to get our “there”, “they’re” and “their” right today!  And for an entertaining look at why it’s important to use proper grammar, check out Weird Al Yankovic’s video

“Word Crimes” at  https://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

There is a Faculty & Staff Meeting this morning at 8:00.  This means no teachers will be available to meet with you before Advisement.  Please do not come in expecting to see them.  The only students who should be here early are 6th grade chorus and  WIRO.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is cheering others’ successes.

Imagine you find out a friend received the opportunity you both have always wanted. After the initial disappointment, would the bitterness linger or would you celebrate with them?  Cheering others’ successes is one of five elements of the “other people matter” mindset. It is grounded in being happy for others when they make progress and then generating excitement when they do succeed — even when we don’t have skin in the game. When we encourage & cheer on  others, they will return the favor and encourage us on our path to success.

And don’t forget...in order to play a sport, you MUST have a signed gray card and a current physical.  If your physical is not up to date, the school doctor will be in the Health Office this morning to give Sports Physicals.   This is your only chance to have a school physical before spring sports start.

There will be a Modified Boys Lacrosse meeting tomorrow from 3:45-5:00 in Mr. Adamo's room (239).   As the meeting will go later than the late bus, parent pick up is promptly at 5:00.  Please contact Coach Adamo if you are unable to attend at fadamo23@gmail.com.

   The Drama Club rehearsal schedule this week is as follows:

Wednesday: Act II, Scene 2 & 3

Thursday: Act I, Scene 1

Report to the auditorium at dismissal and don’t forget your script!

Join us on Thursday after school for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you want to attend so we will have enough supplies!

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Hey 7th Grade!  Your Social is this Friday night from 7 - 9 PM.  $5.00 at the door gets you basketball, foosball, ping pong, snacks and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Taco salad w/ beef, chicken or beans, rice, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa,

fruit & milk.

Please be advised...there will be only one lunch line until further notice.  

You’ll still be able to get some select “Grab & Go” items, but only on the main line.

National Anthem Day commemorates the day the United States adopted “The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key as its National Anthem. “Hail Columbia” and “My Country’ Tis of Thee” held honorary places as patriotic songs, but, we didn’t have an officially declared anthem until a congressional resolution, signed by President Herbert Hoover, named “The Star Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the United States of America on March 3rd, 1931.

Have a terrific Tuesday


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is cheering others’ successes.

So, why does this matter? Being supportive of people who succeed is good for our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Envy and jealousy often derive from a common place: a sense of inadequacy and a lack of self confidence.  When people cheer each other on, it begins a reciprocal process that forges stronger relationships and those relationships are the foundation for strong bonds on a team, in school or in business.

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club  is cancelled this afternoon.  We’ll see you next week!

Brookdale Volunteers! You are off to see the seniors this afternoon after school. Take Shuttle #54 and make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

   The Drama Club rehearsal schedule this week is as follows:

Monday:  Act II, Scene 2 & 3

Wednesday: Act II, Scene 2 & 3

Thursday: Act I, Scene 1

Report to the auditorium at dismissal and don’t forget your script!

Join us this Thursday, March 5th for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you are hoping to attend so we will have enough supplies!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

There will be a Modified Boys Lacrosse meeting this Wednesday from 3:45-5:00 in Mr. Adamo's room (239).   As the meeting will go later than the late bus, parent pick up is promptly at 5:00.  Please contact Coach Adamo if you are unable to attend at fadamo23@gmail.com.

And don’t forget...in order to play a sport, you MUST have a signed gray card and a current physical.  If your physical is not up to date, the school doctor will be in the Health Office tomorrow morning to give Sports Physicals.  Check with Nurse Gravelle today to see if you need a physical.  This is your only chance to have a school physical before spring sports start.

Hey 7th Grade!  Your Social is this Friday night from 7 - 9 PM.  $5.00 at the door gets you basketball, foosball, ping pong, snacks and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Turkey & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries,broccoli, fruit & milk.

Please be advised...there will be only one lunch line until further notice.  

You’ll still be able to get some select “Grab & Go” items, but on the main line.

Reilin Lyu, Duncan Munro & Martin Ryan

There is a Faculty & Staff Meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00.  This means no teachers will be available to meet with you before Advisement.  Please do not come in expecting to see tham.  The only students who should be here early are 6th grade chorus and  WIRO.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week.

GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 28, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is zest/enthusiasm, strengths that have strong connections to your physical and mental vitality as well as your general well-being. When you are enthusiastic and positive about life, there’s no room for negativity.  As Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton says, “Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something.  It is our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.”

Today is the last day EPIC Club will be collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.  Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the EPIC boxes in the Main Lobby and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.

Thank you!

Art Club will attempt another extended meeting today after school until 5PM in room 118.  All are welcome to come help us prepare the scenery for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist”. Participants must arrange their own ride home at 5 o’clock...no late bus on Friday.  See Mr. Colby for details.

Hey Drama Club!  Don’t forget, you have a rehearsal tomorrow morning in the auditorium from 10:00-11:30.  

Join us next Thursday, March 5th for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you are hoping to attend so we will have enough supplies!

There will be a Modified Boys Lacrosse meeting next Wednesday, March 4th from 3:45-5:00 in Mr. Adamo's room (239).   As the meeting will go later than the late bus, parent pick up is promptly at 5:00.  Please contact Coach Adamo if you are unable to attend at fadamo23@gmail.com.

And don’t forget...in order to play a sport, you MUST have a signed gray card and a current physical.  If your physical is not up to date, the school doctor will be in the Health Office next Tuesday morning to give Sports Physicals.  Check with Nurse Gravelle by Monday to see if you need a physical.  This is your only chance to have a school physical before spring sports start.

Pizza, tossed salad, fruit & milk.

Please be advised...there will be only one lunch line until further notice.  

You’ll still be able to get some select “Grab & Go” items, but on the main line.

Alex & Nicolas Marin, Ms. LaFountain & Mrs. Leto

Aria Bose-Mullick, Miles Bisnett & Tom Canestari

Happy Leap Day, Saturday, February 29! Enjoy the extra day!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 27, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is zest/enthusiasm,

character strengths that can be directly tied to high levels of success, happiness, and achievement. Enthusiasm is contagious. One person’s enthusiasm can

spark others to think, speak, and act with more energy and conviction. Groups that are enthusiastic about what they are doing are much more likely to spend longer periods of time working towards the group’s overall goals.  As only The Boss, Bruce Springsteen could have said it, “You can’t start a fire without a spark.”

Please join us this evening for the Annual 8th Grade Ziti Dinner.  Funds raised help support the 8th grade educational field trip this spring. Dinners cost $9.00 and include ziti, salad, roll & desert.  You can dine in-house or order take-out.  Sit-down service will begin in the Italian-themed cafeteria at 5PM and take-out will be available for pickup at 4.  Buon Appetito!

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!  Let the good times roll and come to Club Francais today after school in room 237 for a Mardi Gras celebration.  

Don’t forget your beads!

There is no Drama Club rehearsal today because of the Ziti Dinner, but don’t forget to be here on Saturday morning from 10-11:30.  

Art Club will attempt another extended meeting tomorrow after school until 5PM in room 118.  All are welcome to come help us prepare the scenery for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist”. Participants must arrange their own ride home at 5 o’clock...no late bus on Friday.  See Mr. Colby for details.

Tomorrow is the last day EPIC Club will be collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.  Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the EPIC boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231 by tomorrow.  Thank you!

Join us next Thursday, March 5th for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you are hoping to attend so we will have enough supplies!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting today after school in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting, you must get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen,  mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

There will be a Modified Boys Lacrosse meeting next Wednesday, March 4th from 3:45-5:00 in Mr. Adamo's room (239).   As the meeting will go later than the late bus, parent pick up is promptly at 5:00.  Please contact Coach Adamo if you are unable to attend at fadamo23@gmail.com.

And don’t forget...in order to play a sport, you MUST have a signed gray card and a current physical.  If your physical is not up to date, the school doctor will be in the Health Office next Tuesday morning to give Sports Physicals.  Check with Nurse Gravelle by Monday to see if you need a physical.  This is your only chance to have a school physical before spring sports start.

Baked potato, chili & cheese sauce, broccoli, fruit & milk.

Please be advised...there will be only one lunch line until further notice.  

You’ll still be able to get some select “Grab & Go” items, but on the main line.

Liam Berry & Huma Iqbal

Hang in there...tomorrow’s Friday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY,  FEBRUARY 26, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is zest/enthusiasm.

Why do these character strengths matter?  We feel good when we are energized by an activity or opportunity and we like to spend time with people who are excited about life.  Those who demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm are

more likely to complete tasks and exceed minimum requirements as a result of their passion.  Oprah Winfrey put it this way, “Passion is energy.  Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

The Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist” is just about one month away.

The rehearsal schedule this week is as follows:

Today: Act I, Scene 2

Tomorrow: No rehearsal (Ziti Dinner)

Saturday: 10-11:30 AM

Meet in the cafetorium at dismissal and don’t forget your script!

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!  Let the good times roll and come to Club Francais tomorrow after school in room 237 for a Mardi Gras celebration.  

Don’t forget your beads!

Art Club will attempt another extended meeting this Friday after school until 5PM in room 118.  All are welcome to come help us prepare the scenery for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist”. Participants must arrange their own ride home at 5 o’clock...no late bus on Friday.  See Mr. Colby for details.

Please join us tomorrow evening for the Annual 8th Grade Ziti Dinner.  Funds raised help support the 8th grade educational field trip this spring. Dinners cost $9.00 and include ziti, salad, roll & desert.  You can dine in-house or order take-out.  Sit-down service will begin in the Italian-themed cafeteria at 5PM and take-out will be available for pickup at 4.  Buon Appetito!

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program until this Friday, February 28th.  That’s the deadline to bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the EPIC boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Join us next Thursday, March 5th for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you are hoping to attend so we will have enough supplies!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

There will be an informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing Modified Baseball after school today after school in the gym.  The meeting should last about 15 minutes. Any questions, see Coach Flynn or contact Coach Bianchi.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting tomorrow in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting, you must get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen,  mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

There will be a Modified Boys Lacrosse meeting next Wednesday, March 4th from 3:45-5:00 in Mr. Adamo's room (239).   As the meeting will go later than the late bus, parent pick up is promptly at 5:00.  Please contact Coach Adamo if you are unable to attend at fadamo23@gmail.com.

And don’t forget...in order to play a sport, you MUST have a signed gray card and a current physical.  If your physical is not up to date, the school doctor will be in the Health Office next Tuesday morning to give Sports Physicals.  Check with Nurse Gravelle by Monday to see if you need a physical.  This is your only chance to have a school physical before spring sports start.

Crispy chicken sandwich, fries, “ABC” salad (apples, beets, carrots), fruit & milk.

Please be advised...there will be only one lunch line until further notice.  You’ll still be able to get some select “Grab & Go” items, but on the main line.

Elaina Castillo & Alex Nevells

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


 

GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 25, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project phrase for this week is zest/enthusiasm.

Those who demonstrate zest and enthusiasm bring an energy and level of intensity to individual and group work. These people are often identified as early

leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project. Look for these people to recruit new group members and generate ideas.

Consider these words from Winston Churchill, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.”

The Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist” is just about one month away.

The rehearsal schedule this week is as follows:

Wednesday: Act I, Scene 2

Thursday: No rehearsal (Ziti Dinner)

Saturday: 10-11:30 AM

Meet in the cafetorium at dismissal and don’t forget your script!

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

Art Club will attempt another extended meeting this Friday after school until 5PM in room 118.  All are welcome to come help us prepare the scenery for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist”. Participants must arrange their own ride home at 5 o’clock...no late bus on Friday.  See Mr. Colby for details.

Please join us this Thursday evening, February 27th, for the Annual 8th Grade Ziti Dinner.  Funds raised help support the 8th grade educational field trip this spring. Dinners cost $9.00 and include ziti, salad, roll & desert.  You can dine in-house or order take-out.  Sit-down service will begin in the Italian-themed cafeteria at 5PM and take-out will be available for pickup at 4.  Buon Appetito!

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program until this Friday, February 28th.  That’s the deadline to bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the EPIC boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Join us next Thursday, March 5th for an amazing Crafty Afternoon in room 200 for our first "Just Craftin' Around" event.  We will be making personalized bookmarks.  All are welcome to join in the fun!  Just sign up outside Mrs. Skinner's room if you are hoping to attend so we are sure to have enough supplies!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

There will be an informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing Modified Baseball after school on Wednesday in the gym.  The meeting should last about 15 minutes. Any questions, see Coach Flynn or contact Coach Bianchi.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  This date is different from the originally scheduled date.  If you can't make the meeting, you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen,  mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

There will be a Modified Boys Lacrosse meeting next Wednesday, March 4th from 3:45-5:00 in Mr. Adamo's room (239).   As the meeting will go later than the late bus, parent pick up is promptly at 5:00.  Please contact Coach Adamo if you are unable to attend at fadamo23@gmail.com.

Nachos, choice of meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, fruit & milk


GOOD MORNING & WELCOME BACK

TODAY IS MONDAY,  FEBRUARY 24, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project word for this Valentine’s week is enthusiasm.

Zest/Enthusiasm is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations.

Individuals with this character strength are often described as energetic, excited, spirited, animated, passionate & upbeat.  We feel good when we are energized by an activity or opportunity – and we like to spend time with people who are excited about life. As author Norman Vincent Peale put it,  “If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”

Great job to all the math-letes who came out for Math Olympiad Contest #4.  Leading our team with 2 points was Ella Lovegrove, Megan Breslin, Sydney Markham, and Evey Mok.  Awesome job!  Mrs. Toohey is looking forward to seeing all of you at the 5th and final Math Olympiad contest of the year on Tuesday March 10th in Mrs. Toohey's room, 102, during LUNCH.

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249 to work on the upcoming issue of The Iroquois Arrow.

The Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist” is just about one month away.

The rehearsal schedule this week is as follows:

Monday: Act I, Scene 1

Wednesday: Act I, Scene 2

Thursday: No rehearsal (Ziti Dinner)

Saturday: 10-11:30 AM

Meet in the cafetorium at dismissal and don’t forget your script!

Brookdale Volunteers!  You are off this week.  

We’ll meet next Monday to visit the seniors.

Please join us this Thursday evening, February 27th, for the Annual 8th Grade Ziti Dinner.  Funds raised help support the 8th grade educational field trip this spring. Dinners cost $9.00 and include ziti, salad, roll & desert.  You can dine in-house or order take-out.  Sit-down service will begin in the Italian-themed cafeteria at 5PM and take-out will be available for pickup at 4.  Buon Appetito!

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program until this Friday, February 28th.  That’s the deadline to bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the EPIC boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

There will be an informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing Modified Baseball after school on Wednesday, February 26  in the gym.  The meeting should last about 15 minutes. Any questions, see Coach Flynn or contact Coach Bianchi.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 27 in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  This date is different from the originally scheduled date.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

 Hot dog, baked beans, carrots, fruit & milk.

Have a great week!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 14, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word for this Valentine’s week is love.

Love is vital for the well being of society. The world is endlessly interconnected. We are all dependent upon each other for survival and happiness. Love produces positive feelings, which help negate loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Without love, we cannot form strong relationships with our families, friends, or communities. A world without love and connection is a dangerous world.  

Today is the last day your Student Council will be selling chocolate roses before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  

The School Store will be open an extra day this week: today during lunches to meet all your shopping needs!

EPIC is still collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

There will be an informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing Modified Baseball after school on Wednesday, February 26  in the gym.  The meeting should last about 15 minutes. Any questions, see Coach Flynn or contact Coach Bianchi.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 27 in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  This date is different from the originally scheduled date.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

Did you enjoy the Erg experience in PE these past 2 weeks?  Why not take it to the next level?  Niskayuna Rowing invites you to attend crew practice for a week this winter to see what it’s all about.  Practices are at the high school every weekday except Wednesday from 3:40 -5:30.  Take the shuttle at dismissal, meet at The Crossroads and make sure you have a ride home.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Boys Varsity Swim & Dive @ 2:30

Pizza, tossed salad, fruit & milk.

Carter Lott & James Lian

Stella Hawron, Jenna Dhanessur, Rukhsar Mehmood, Ava Schewe, Aden Eldridge,

Elicia Esmeris, Christina Hill, Xuning Ying, Serenity Lynn, Owen Orsini, Grace Murphy, Mrs. Swayne, Mrs. Picker, Mr. Rizzi & Mrs. Walter

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful winter break!  

See you on Monday, February 24th!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 13, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is love.  Love is always reciprocal, never one-sided.  That means crushes, stalking, and celebrity worship do not fall into this strength. What is contained in this strength are: romantic love and friendship; love between parents and children; and emotional bonds between family members, friends, mentors, teammates, or coworkers.   In the words of author Maya Angelou, “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Survivor Book Club is tonight at 7:00 in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  Join us for a spirited discussion of this novel about self discovery and healing. Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Valentine's Day is tomorrow...are you ready?  Your Student Council will be selling chocolate roses today & tomorrow before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  

The School Store will be open an extra day this week: today & tomorrow during lunches to meet all your shopping needs!

The Drama Club rehearsal schedule this week is:

Today: Act II, Sc. 2 & 3

Don't forget your script!

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Craftin’ Around with Mrs. Skinner is rescheduled for after Winter Break.  

Stay tuned for specifics.

EPIC is still collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

There will be an informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing Modified Baseball after school on Wednesday, February 26  in the gym.  The meeting should last about 15 minutes. Any questions, see Coach Flynn or contact Coach Bianchi.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 27 in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  This date is different from the originally scheduled date.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

Did you enjoy the Erg experience in PE these past 2 weeks?  Why not take it to the next level?  Niskayuna Rowing invites you to attend crew practice for a week this winter to see what it’s all about.  Practices are at the high school every weekday except Wednesday from 3:40 -5:30.  Take the shuttle at dismissal, meet at The Crossroads and make sure you have a ride home.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Sports dismissals today include:

Boys Modified Basketball @ 2:30

Grilled cheese, tomato soup, roasted cauliflower, fruit & milk.

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Christiano

Happy Belated Birthday to Ms. Middleton

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY,  FEBRUARY 12, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is love.  Love is always reciprocal, never one-sided.  That means crushes, stalking, and celebrity worship do not fall into this strength. What is contained in this strength are: romantic love and friendship; love between parents and children; and emotional bonds between family members, friends, mentors, teammates, or coworkers.   In the words of author Maya Angelou, “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Valentine's Day is Friday...are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses tomorrow, Thursday & Friday before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  

The School Store will be open an extra day this week, Thursday & Friday during lunches to meet all your shopping needs!

Contest # 4 in the Math Olympiad will take place today, but NOT after school .  Math-letes should to report to Mrs. Toohey’s room, 102, during their lunch periods, instead of at dismissal.  See you then!

The Drama Club rehearsal schedule this week is:

Wednesday:  Act II, Sc. 2 & 3

Thursday: Act II, Sc. 2 & 3

Don't forget your script!

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

 Mrs. Skinner invites all to join her in room 200 on Thursday after school for an afternoon of Craftin’ Around.  You’ll be making personalized bookmarks!

EPIC’s will be visiting the Regional Food Bank tonight from 5-7 PM.  

See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

EPIC is still collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Survivor Book Club is this Thursday at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  Join us for a spirited discussion of this novel about self discovery and healing. Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Pancakes, sausage, tater tots, fruit & milk.  

Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing Modified Softball should attend an informational meeting  with Coach Watson today after school in room 241.  The meeting will take about 20 minutes. If you have any questions, email Coach Aldous (jaldous@niskyschools.org)

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting tomorrow in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

There will be an informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in boys modified baseball after school on Wednesday March 26 in the gym.  The meeting should last about 15 minutes. Any questions, see Coach Flynn or contact Coach Bianchi.

Did you enjoy the Erg experience in PE these past 2 weeks?  Why not take it to the next level?  Niskayuna Rowing invites you to attend crew practice for a week this winter to see what it’s all about.  Practices are at the high school every weekday except Wednesday from 3:40 -5:30.  Take the shuttle at dismissal, meet at The Crossroads and make sure you have a ride home.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Sports dismissals today include:

JV Girls Basketball @ 2:25

Emily Lucier, Mrs. “Counselor” Carroll & Mrs. Porter

Have a wonderful Wednesday


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 11, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Contest # 4 in the Math Olympiad will take place tomorrow, but NOT after school .  Math-letes should to report to Mrs. Toohey’s room, 102, during their lunch periods, instead of at dismissal.  See you then!

The Drama Club rehearsal schedule this week is:

Wednesday:  Act II, Sc. 2 & 3

Thursday: Act II, Sc. 2 & 3

Don't forget your script!

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

 Mrs. Skinner invites all to join her in room 200 on Thursday after school for an afternoon of Craftin’ Around.  You’ll be making personalized bookmarks!

Survivor Book Club is this Thursday at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  Join us for a spirited discussion of this novel about self discovery and healing. Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Valentine's Day is Friday...are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses tomorrow, Thursday & Friday before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  

EPIC’s will be visiting the Regional Food Bank tomorrow from 5-7 PM.  

See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

EPIC is still collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Hard or soft tacos, rice, corn, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa,  fruit & milk.  

Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing Modified Softball should attend an informational meeting  with Coach Watson tomorrow after school in room 241.  The meeting will take about 20 minutes. If you have any questions, email Coach Aldous (jaldous@niskyschools.org)

Conditioning workouts for Modified Softball have been moved to Hillside tonight from 7:50 - 8:45.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting this Thursday in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

Did you enjoy the Erg experience in PE these past 2 weeks?  Why not take it to the next level?  Niskayuna Rowing invites you to attend crew practice for a week this winter to see what it’s all about.  Practices are at the high school every weekday except Wednesday from 3:40 -5:30.  Take the shuttle at dismissal, meet at The Crossroads and make sure you have a ride home.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Sports dismissals today include:

Alpin Ski Racing all day for Sectionals

Freshman Girls Basketball @ 2:40

Freshman Boys Basketball @ 2:45

Modified Girls Basketball @ 3:15

Cora Zhang

Have a terrific Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is love.

Love means you value close relationships with others and being close to people.  People with this character strength might be described as devoted, dedicated, committed, loyal steadfast & supportive.  Actress Katherine Hepburn put it this way,  “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only what you are expecting to give – which is everything.”

Contest # 4 in the Math Olympiad will take place on Wednesday, but NOT after school .  Math-letes should remember to report to Mrs. Toohey’s room, 102, during their lunch periods, instead of at dismissal.  

See you at lunchtime on Wednesday!

The Drama Club rehearsal schedule this week is:

Monday: Act I, Sc. 3 & Act II, Sc. 1

Wednesday:  Act II, Sc. 2 & 3

Thursday: Act II, Sc. 2 & 3

Don't forget your script!

Brookdale Volunteers!  You are visiting the seniors after school today.  Meet at shuttle #54 and make sure you have a ride home at 4:35.

Homework Club meets today after school in the counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249 to work on the next issue of The Iroquois Arrow.

 Mrs. Skinner invites all to join her in room 200 on Thursday after school for an afternoon of Craftin’ Around.  You’ll be making personalized bookmarks!

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

Survivor Book Club is this Thursday at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  Join us for a spirited discussion of this novel about self discovery and healing. Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Valentine's Day is Friday...are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses this Wednesday through Friday before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  

EPIC’s will be visiting the Regional Food Bank this Wednesday from 5-7 PM.  

See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

EPIC is still collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Chicken nuggets, smiley fries, carrots,  fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing Modified Softball should attend an informational meeting  with Coach Watson this Wednesday after school in room 241.  The meeting will take about 20 minutes. If you have any questions, email Coach Aldous (jaldous@niskyschools.org)

Did you enjoy the Erg experience in PE these past 2 weeks?  Why not take it to the next level?  Niskayuna Rowing invites you to attend crew practice for a week this winter to see what it’s all about.  Practices are at the high school every weekday except Wednesday from 3:40 -5:30.  Take the shuttle at dismissal, meet at The Crossroads and make sure you have a ride home.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting this Thursday in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Happy Birthday to:  Amanda Burger & Rishi Ray Majumder

Happy Belated Birthday to:  Jaeda Moon & Bella Stiles

Have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is forgiveness.  The ability to reconcile differences and move forward positively is a trait of any effective society. When people work together, conflict is inevitable. However, when people value each other’s contribution and believe in the group’s goal, they become more capable of moving past conflict toward genuinely positive behavior. A group member’s willingness to forgive imperfections of both other members and the group as a whole contribute to overall success.

8th Grade Orchestra lessons today are cancelled.

Art Club meets this morning at 8:00 in room 118 to continue working on the sets for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist”.  All are welcome.  

Hey 6th grade!  Don’t forget to join us tonight for the 6th Grade Social from 7-9pm in the gym.  $5.00 at the door gets you basketball, foosball, ping-pong, snacks and dancing to the spinning of DJ Chaz.  

This social is for Iroquois 6th graders ONLY.

Survivor Book Club is coming up next Thursday, February 13 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  When the camp is finally liberated, Gerta finds herself completely alone in a displaced person's camp.  With the help of fellow teen survivors, Gerta finds her way back to the life she thought she had lost forever along with a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had.  Join us next week for a spirited discussion.  

Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Valentine's Day is next week... are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Lunch today is:

Pizza, tossed salad, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Did you enjoy the Erg experience in PE these past 2 weeks?  Why not take it to the next level?  Niskayuna Rowing invites you to attend crew practice for a week this winter to see what it’s all about.  Practices are at the high school every weekday except Wednesday from 3:40 -5:30.  Take the shuttle at dismissal, meet at The Crossroads and make sure you have a ride home.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Sports dismissals today include:

Boys Varsity Top 8 Bowling Sectionals:  all day

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:00

Modified Swim & Dive @ 3:10

William Madsen, Corinne Boyle & Lou Chicatelli

Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives.

Because when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do.

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

We will be following a 2 hour delay schedule today.  You will have all of your classes including lunch.  Each period will be 27 minutes long and you will not have Access today.  Your teachers will dismiss you at the end of each period.

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Annual 8th Grade Ziti Dinner has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27, same time, same place.  

Hope to see you then.

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is forgiveness. Forgiveness has benefits that range from better health to developing positive relationships to

realizing that everybody has faults and nobody is perfect.  Remaining bitter and angry increases your stress levels.  Forgiveness helps us release that resentment, and repair or strengthen our relationships.  Consider these words from author Maya Angelou, “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive.  Forgive everybody.”

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

There is NO Drama Club rehearsal this afternoon and Saturday’s rehearsal has been cancelled.

Join Mrs. Skinner in room 200 next Thursday, February 13th after school for an afternoon of Craftin’ Around.  You’ll be making personalized bookmarks!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Art Club meets tomorrow morning at 8:00 in room 118 to continue working on the sets for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist”.  All are welcome.  

Survivor Book Club is coming up next Thursday, February 13 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  When the camp is finally liberated, Gerta finds herself completely alone in a displaced person's camp.  With the help of fellow teen survivors, Gerta finds her way back to the life she thought she had lost forever along with a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had.  Join us next week for a spirited discussion.  

Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Hey 8th grade musicians!  If you auditioned for a high school select ensemble for next year and have been wondering if you got in...wonder no more!  The final lists are posted on the bulletin boards by the music lesson rooms.  Congratulations!

Valentine's Day is next week... are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Lunch today is:

Chicken & waffles, hash browns, peaches,fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Did you enjoy the Erg experience in PE these past 2 weeks?  Why not take it to the next level?  Niskayuna Rowing invites you to attend crew practice for a week this winter to see what it’s all about.  Practices are at the high school every weekday except Wednesday from 3:40 -5:30.  Take the shuttle at dismissal, meet at The Crossroads and make sure you have a ride home.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys Modified Basketball @ 2:50

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is forgiveness.

Forgiveness does not mean rolling over and allowing yourself to be hurt or insulted. It does not mean that you forget the transgression. By forgiving someone, you're not admitting that what they did was okay.  And forgiveness is not contingent on the other person apologizing.  Writer Robert Brault suggests looking at it this way, “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the

apology you never got.”

This week’s schedule for Drama Club rehearsals is:

Today:  Act I, Scene 2

Thursday:  No rehearsal

Don’t forget your script!

MathCounts practices will resume today and will continue on Mondays & Wednesdays through March 4th.

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Please join us this Thursday evening for the Annual 8th Grade Ziti Dinner.  Funds raised help support the 8th grade educational field trip this spring. Dinners cost $9.00 and include ziti, salad, roll & desert.  You can dine in-house or order take-out.  Sit-down service will begin in the Italian-themed cafeteria at 5PM and take-out will be available for pickup at 4.  Buon Appetito!

Survivor Book Club is coming up next Thursday, February 13 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  When the camp is finally liberated, Gerta finds herself completely alone in a displaced person's camp.  With the help of fellow teen survivors, Gerta finds her way back to the life she thought she had lost forever along with a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had.  Join us next week for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Hey 8th grade musicians!  If you auditioned for a high school select ensemble for next year and have been wondering if you got in...wonder no more!  The final lists are posted on the bulletin boards by the music lesson rooms.  Congratulations!

Valentine's Day is next week... are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Mac & cheese, peas, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Alpine Skiing at 2:20

Boys Bowling (Suburban Council) @ 2:45

Aidan Page, Nolan Payne & Mrs. Boncskowski

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is forgiveness.  Forgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. People who forgive easily have the ability to consider things from another’s perspective.  Those with this character strength are often described as compassionate, merciful, kind-hearted, gracious and understanding.  

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.”

This week’s schedule for Drama Club rehearsals is:

Tomorrow:  Act I, Scene 2

Don’t forget your script!

MathCounts practices will resume tomorrow and will continue on Mondays & Wednesdays through March 4th.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Please join us this Thursday evening for the Annual 8th Grade Ziti Dinner.  Funds raised help support the 8th grade educational field trip this spring. Dinners cost $9.00 and include ziti, salad, roll & desert.  You can dine in-house or order take-out.  Sit-down service will begin in the Italian-themed cafeteria at 5PM and take-out will be available for pickup at 4.  Buon Appetito!

Survivor Book Club is coming up on Thursday, February 13 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  When the camp is finally liberated, Gerta finds herself completely alone in a displaced person's camp.  With the help of fellow teen survivors, Gerta finds her way back to the life she thought she had lost forever along with a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had.  Join us next week for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Valentine's Day is next week... are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Nachos, choice of meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Open Softball conditioning workouts with Coach Watson will be held tonight from 7:50-8:45 PM at Glencliff Elementary School.  Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing softball in the spring should attend.

Contact Coach Watson or Coach Aldous with questions.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Girls Freshman & Modified Basketball @ 2:40

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:45

Our Kitchen Manager, Ms. Fran Skaats

Have a terrific Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY, THE FIRST DAY OF QUARTER 3

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is forgiveness, the ability to move past being injured, and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice it. Those who demonstrate forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has hurt them.  Consider these words from author Dave Willis,  “Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong, it makes you bitter.  Forgiving doesn’t make you weak, it sets you free.”

Congratulations to the Iroquois MathCounts team on their first place win in this weekend’s competition at GE.  The competition involved three rounds of written tests and then a head-to-head countdown in which Iroquois had 4 of the top contenders, placing first by the widest margin in three years.  Our team bested 17 schools and 105 math-letes to qualify for the State competition at RPI in March.  

Way to go math-letes!

This week’s schedule for Drama Club rehearsals is:

Monday:  Act I, Scene 1

Wednesday:  Act I, Scene 2

Don’t forget your script!

Brookdale Volunteers!  Meet at shuttle # 54 after school for your afternoon with the seniors.  Make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club is cancelled today...See you next week.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Survivor Book Club is coming up on Thursday, February 13 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Our book this month is What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, the story of Gerta, a teenager who lost everything in a Nazi concentration camp, including her family, her music and even her true identity.  When the camp is finally liberated, Gerta finds herself completely alone in a displaced person's camp.  With the help of fellow teen survivors, Gerta finds her way back to the life she thought she had lost forever along with a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had.  Join us next week for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always appreciated, but never required.

Valentine's Day is fast approaching.  Are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Pasta with meatballs, broccoli, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Alpine Ski Team @ 2:20

Michael Isaacson & Mrs. Sapp

Have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is supporting others when they struggle.  On a group level, it’s critically important that we help each other out.  Everyone faces tough days now and then and needs support from friends, family, colleagues and even strangers. And when we help others, we feel good about ourselves and our group and are more likely to commit to a lifetime of supporting others.. According to veteran & author John Holmes,  “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching.  Are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

Pizza, tossed salad, fresh veggies, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Congratulations to 8th grader Austin Haight for rolling games of 216, 224 and 184 for a 624 triple in our Varsity Bowling match against Albany High.  Austin will be joining the varsity team as they begin postseason play at the Suburban Council Championships next Wednesday and Sectionals next Friday.  Way to go Austin!

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:30

Melina Boretti, Grace Bousman & Emma Brooksby

Sami Chowdhrey, Julia Mongelli & Ryan Spain

Happy National Backward Day. Today provides an opportunity to reverse our ways, our direction or simply our shirt.  Dessert for breakfast, perhaps? There are many ways to celebrate this fun day, so just let your imagination be your guide.

Fun Fact: Leonardo da Vinci wrote backwards. Not only did the artist and inventor write from right to left, but he also wrote his letters backwards.

!dnekeew lufrednow a & yadirF citsatnaf a evaH


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is supporting others when they struggle. While we focus a lot on self-improvement, an important part of living a happy and fulfilling life includes being part of a close-knit community where you can share, help, and support the people you care about and they do the same for you.  It also includes being kind to strangers and helping those in need or who may be going through tough times.  

In the immortal words of the late boxer, Muhammad Ali, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

The schedule for Drama Club this week is as follows:

Today:  Act II, Scenes 2 & 3

Don’t forget your script!

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Valentine's Day is a couple of weeks away.  Are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

Grilled cheese on whole wheat, tomato soup, cucumber slices, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys Modified Basketball @ 2:50

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is supporting others when they struggle.  Talking through a problem is a common way to help a person who is going through a tough time. Remember to validate, rather than dismiss their feelings, help them rethink the situation by providing alternative scenarios and carefully point out logic or thinking errors that may blocking them from healing.

According to author Steve Maraboli, “The best way to help someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”

The schedule for Drama Club this week is as follows:

Today:  Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1

Tomorrow:  Act II, Scenes 2 & 3

Don’t forget your script!

Anime Club meets today after school in room 118.  

Join us for the second installment of “Ponyo”.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Valentine's Day is a couple of weeks away.  Are you ready?  Your Student Council is here to help!  They will be selling chocolate roses on Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.  They cost $1.00 each and come in four flavors: red, white, milk & dark chocolate.  They will be for sale in the mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and upstairs outside the School Store.  

BBQ chicken sandwich or veggie burger, chips, baked beans, fruit crisp & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing Modified Lacrosse this spring should attend a mandatory informational meeting today after school in the Media Center.  The meeting will end at 3:45.  Get a ride or take the late bus home.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Alpine Skiing @ 2:35

Boys Bowling @ 2:50

Ms. Calcutti

January 29 is National Puzzle Day, the perfect day to do a little brain exercise. Whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, or Sudoku, puzzles engage our brain in more ways than one. Scientists have discovered that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we utilize both sides of the brain, improving memory, cognitive function and problem solving skills in the process.

Have a wonderfully puzzling Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is supporting others when they struggle.  The research is clear...when we help others we also help ourselves. Individuals who are “givers” and help other people lead more meaningful lives – with a true sense of their values and purpose in life.  

Author Ralph Waldo Emerson put it this way: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Open Softball conditioning workouts with Coach Watson will be held tonight from 7:50-8:45 at Glencliff Elementary School.  Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing softball in the spring should attend.

Contact Coach Watson or Coach Aldous with questions.

The schedule for Drama Club this week is as follows:

Wednesday:  Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1

Thursday:  Act II, Scenes 2 & 3

Don’t forget your script!

Anime Club meets Wednesday after school in room 118.  

Join us for the second installment of “Ponyo”

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Nachos (beef, chicken or beans), rice, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing Modified Lacrosse this spring should attend a mandatory informational meeting after school this Wednesday in the Media Center.  The meeting will end at 3:45.  You can get a ride or take the late bus home at 4:00.

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in joining the Tennis Team must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 13th in room 120 from 3:30pm-4pm.  If you can't make the meeting you need to get the information about trying out from Coach Trefethen, mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

7th & 8th Grade students interested in competing in JV or Varsity outdoor track MUST declare their intentions by emailing Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org by February 23rd at the latest. He will review your physical education scores to determine if you qualify. If you do not send the email or don't have high enough scores, you will have a place on the modified team.

JV/Varsity practice begins on Monday, March 9th at 3:45 PM at the HS. Modified practice will begin on Monday, March 16th at 3:45 PM at the HS. All students need a valid gray card to be eligible. Any questions, please contact Coach DeRocco.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys High School Swim & Dive @ 2:40

Boys Freshman & Modified Basketball @ 3:00

Boys Bowling @ 3:10

Raheemah Osmani


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is supporting others when they struggle.  There are many different ways to help people who are struggling. These can include: listening while they describe an event and their feelings about it, taking action to help people in need, or simply just being there and sitting together in silence.  Supporting other people when they struggle is a critical piece of being human. There is a Chinese saying that sums this up: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

Homework Club is cancelled today.  We’ll see you next week!

The schedule for Drama Club this week is as follows:

Today:  Act I, Scene 2

Wednesday:  Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1

Thursday:  Act II, Scenes 2 & 3

Don’t forget your script!

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249 to work on the next issue of The Iroquois Arrow.

Brookdale Volunteers are at the Senior Center today after school.

Take shuttle #54 to Brookdale and make sure you have a ride home at 4:35.

Anime Club meets Wednesday after school in room 118.  

Join us for the second installment of “Ponyo”

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

And EPIC’s next Food Bank visit will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto if you’d like to participate in this fun volunteer activity!

Open Softball conditioning workouts with Coach Watson will be held tomorrow night from 7:50-8:45 at Glencliff Elementary School.  Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing softball in the spring should attend.

Contact Coach Watson or Coach Aldous with questions.

Popcorn chicken bowl, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn,  fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing Modified Lacrosse this spring should attend a mandatory informational meeting after school this Wednesday in the Media Center.  The meeting will end at 3:45.  You can get a ride or take the late bus home at 4:00.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Alpine Skiing @ 2:20

Boys Bowling @ 3:10

Isaac Chiccarelli

Have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is perseverance.   Persistence is directly connected to how well you succeed in life.  Those who persevere through setbacks often reap the benefits of success by refusing to give up.

Perseverance is also connected to bravery.  Persisting in a task and failing can result in depleted self esteem.  Therefore, it takes bravery to persevere in a task

despite the fear of failure.  Consider these words from renowned soccer player, Pele:  “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and, most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Drama Club meets today after school in the auditorium to rehearse Act I, Scene 1.

Don’t forget your script!

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Student Council will meet tomorrow morning in Ms. Tambasco's room, 202, at 8:00.  See you there!

​Art Club will hold a special 2 hour meeting after school tomorrow in room 118 from 3:15-5pm.  Join us as we tackle large canvas scenery for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist.” The late bus does not run on Friday, so all students who stay for the meeting will need to arrange for a ride home at 5pm.  

See Mr. Colby for details!

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

The deadline to register for NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Vocal and Instrumental (except piano) is tomorrow.  The adjudications will take place at Voorheesville High School in April.

Please note: This festival does NOT include Jazz solos! Students wishing to perform Jazz solos will be attending the May festival at the SUNY/SCCC School of Music (information to follow next month.)

All registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

Penne & tomato beef sauce, garlic breadstick, baby kale caesar salad, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Early sports dismissals today include:

Girls Modified Basketball @ 3:00

Boys Bowling @ 3:10

Sehaj Singh

Have a cursive Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is perseverance.  Individuals with this strength might be described as persistent, hardworking, devoted, committed, gritty & industrious.  They know that hard work pays off, are willing to try things again and again in spite of previous failures and are not concerned with how long something takes as long as it is done right.  As Winston Churchill put it,

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Drama Club meets today & tomorrow after school in the auditorium.

Today:  Act III, Scene 2

Tomorrow: Act I, Scene 1

Don’t forget your script!

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Student Council will meet Friday morning in Ms. Tambasco's room, 202 at 8:00.  See you there!

​Art Club will hold a special 2 hour meeting after school on Friday in room 118 from 3:15-5pm.  Join us as we tackle large canvas scenery for the Drama Club production of “Oliver Twist.” The late bus does not run on Friday, so all students who stay for the meeting will need to arrange for a ride home at 5pm.  

See Mr. Colby for details!

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

The deadline to register for NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Vocal and Instrumental (except piano) is this Friday, January 24th.  The adjudications will take place at Voorheesville High School in April.

Please note: This festival does NOT include Jazz solos! Students wishing to perform Jazz solos will be attending the May festival at the SUNY/SCCC School of Music (information to follow next month.)

All registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

Hot dog, tater tots, baked beans, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys Bowling @ 2:35

Alpine Skiing @ 2:35

Camren Mance

Have wonderful Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is perseverance. Those who persevere are able to set goals for themselves and then take active, calculated steps toward those goals. People demonstrating high levels of perseverance are able to handle significant, sometimes repeated, setbacks in pursuit of goals.  Inspirational author Mary Anne Radmacher put it this way:  

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

Thank you and congratulations to all the math-letes who came out for the Math Olympiad contest last week.  This is the most devoted team we have had in awhile at Iroquois!  The lead scorer for our team was 7th grader Ella Lovegrove with an impressive 3 points on a VERY difficult contest.  Honorable mentions with a score of 2 were Sydney Markham, Evey Mok, Lily Leslie, and Moudgalya Bandaru.  Looking forward to seeing the team again on Wednesday, February 12th.  Remember to report to Mrs. Toohey's room during your lunch period that day as you will be taking the contest during lunch instead of after school.

Drama Club meets tomorrow and Thursday after school in the auditorium.

Tomorrow:  Act III, Scene 2

Thursday: Act I, Scene 1

Don’t forget your script!

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

EPIC is collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

The deadline to register for NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Vocal and Instrumental (except piano) is this Friday, January 24th.  The adjudications will take place at Voorheesville High School in April.

Please note: This festival does NOT include Jazz solos! Students wishing to perform Jazz solos will be attending the May festival at the SUNY/SCCC School of Music (information to follow next month.)

All registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

Hard or soft tacos, rice, corn, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Open Softball conditioning workouts with Coach Watson will be held tonight from 7:50-8:45 at Glencliff Elementary School.  Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing softball in the spring should attend.

Contact Coach Watson or Coach Aldous with questions.

Have a terrific Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is prudence.  On a group level, prudence is crucial – especially today, as shortsightedness has crept into many parts of life. Prudent individuals will produce a prudent society. And, as always, we need leaders who can think long-term and create the world we want our descendants to inherit. This is why the Roman senator and historian Tacitus said, “Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.”

Anime Club will have its first meeting of the new year at 8:00 this morning in room 118.  New members are always welcome - come join us as we pick and begin a new film.

EPIC Club is heading to The Edge tonight for some “epic” rock climbing!

 See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

EPIC is also collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Today is the deadline to hand in your registration forms for Piano NYSSMA! The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

Additionally, the deadline to register for NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Vocal and Instrumental (except piano) is next Friday, January 24th.  Those adjudications will take place at Voorheesville High School in April.

Please note: This festival does NOT include Jazz solos! Students wishing to perform Jazz solos will be attending the May festival at the SUNY/SCCC School of Music (information to follow next month.)

All registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted fresh veggies & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:45

There is a Faculty Meeting on Tuesday morning at 8:00.  You know what that means...NO teachers will be available to meet with you before Advisement.  Please do not come in early expecting to see them.  The only students who should be here early on Tuesday morning are 6th Grade Chorus members and WIRO.  

Thank you for your cooperation.

Rhianna Fisher & Michael Polsinelli

Kolton Swiecicki, Emilie Jeannot, Sadie Stewart,

Mme Degroult-Elias & Mrs. Seligman

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day--Monday, January 20, 2020

Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful 3-day weekend.  See you Tuesday.


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is prudence.  People with this strength think about their future, have a plan and prepare for things to come.  And even though they have a plan, they understand the importance of being flexible and adapting to changing situations.  They ignore distractions and control impulsive behavior that could lead them down the wrong path.

Ancient Roman statesman & philosopher Cicero put it this way,

 “Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought and those to be shunned.”

Drama Club meets after school today in the auditorium to rehearse

 Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1.  Don’t forget your script!

Venez au Club Francais and Frenchify your life today after school in room 237.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Anime Club will have its first meeting of the new year at 8:00 tomorrow morning in room 118.  New members are always welcome - come join us as we pick and begin a new film.

EPIC Club is heading to The Edge tomorrow night for some “epic” rock climbing!

 See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

EPIC is also collecting items for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by tomorrow.  

Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Chicken tenders, waffles, hash brown patty, peach crisp & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:15

Boys Varsity Swim & Dive @ 2:40

Boys Bowling @ 3:10

National Nothing Day was created in 1973 as a day to provide Americans with one National day when they weren’t celebrating, honoring or observing anything.

Chill...the pressure’s off!

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is prudence.  

Prudent people are skilled at self-management.  Whether working toward an athletic record, academic grade, or purchasing a car, foresight and planning are necessary. But long-term goals, even with a plan, can only be obtained by overcoming impulses and desires that steer you away from your goals. Prudence provides the  wisdom to know which character strength to leverage, at

which time, to achieve your desired end state.

Hey mathletes!  Math Olympiad contest #3 takes place today after school in Mrs. Toohey’s room.  Report to room 102 immediately at dismissal.  Good luck!

Drama Club meets after school this week on the following days:

Today:  Act I, Scene 2

Tomorrow:  Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1

Don’t forget your script!

Venez au Club Francais and Frenchify your life tomorrow after school in room 237.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas and the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon the invention as it evolved and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club for a discussion of Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin tonight at 7PM in the Media Center.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

Anime Club will have its first meeting of the new year at 8:00 on Friday morning, in room 118.  New members are always welcome - come join us as we pick and begin a new film.

If you haven’t been to The Edge for a night of EPIC rock climbing, you’ll want to save this Friday, January 17th.  See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

EPIC will also start collecting for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by this Friday, January 17. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Meatball sub, carrots, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Alpine Skiing @ 2:20

Boys Bowling @ 3:10

Eva Adams, Kevin Tully & Eliana Garmil

Bagels have a long and delicious history going back to Poland in the 1600’s and it’s still pretty much the same as it was then! Toppings and flavors may have changed, but a bagel is a beigel is a beygal.  Bagels made the jump to the USA with immigrants from Eastern Europe and although they were instantly popular in NYC, it took awhile for them to catch on in the rest of the country.  

How popular are they?  Last year, 354 million bagels were sold in the US.  

Happy National Bagel Day!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is prudence.   Individuals with this strength might be described as farsighted, judicious, practical, careful, sensible.  They are able to overcome impulses that distract them from their plans & goals.  According to Confucious, “A man exercising no forethought will soon experience present sorrow.”

Mrs. Connors and Mrs. Bonczkowski would like to thank all of the participants who attended the annual Iroquois Read-a-Thon this past Friday night, along with many parents and our amazing Iroquois staff who made the event a success.

101 students attended the Read-a-Thon, raising more than $5,700 for Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch.  That brings our total amount raised over the past 13 years to $57,000 for the ranch!  Well done and thanks!

Drama Club meets after school this week on the following days:

Wednesday:  Act I, Scene 2

Thursday:  Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1

Don’t forget your script!

Venez au Club Francais and Frenchify your life Thursday after school in room 237.

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

Hey mathletes!  Math Olympiad contest #3 takes place tomorrow after school in Mrs. Toohey’s room.  Report to room 102 immediately at dismissal.  Good luck!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas and the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon the invention as it evolved and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club for a discussion of Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin tomorrow at 7PM in the Media Center.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

If you haven’t been to The Edge for a night of EPIC rock climbing, you’ll want to save this Friday, January 17th.  See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

EPIC will also start collecting for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by this Friday, January 17. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Nachos w/ beef, chicken or beans, rice, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Open Softball conditioning workouts with Coach Watson will be held tonight, 7:50-8:45 PM at Glencliff Elementary School.  Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing softball in the spring should attend.

Contact Coach Watson or Coach Aldous with questions.

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:15

Boys Modified Basketball @ 2:40

Boys Varsity Swim & Dive @ 2:40

Boys Bowling @ 2:55

Kasper Matia, Daniel Shahata & Kamryn Duggins

Have a terrific Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is prudence. Prudence is the ability to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason. It's a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and

have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive, more a strength of the head than of the heart.  It means you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful, thoughtful everyday choices.  

Club de Espanol meets today after school in room 250.  

Hope to see you there, amigos!

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249 to work on the next issue of The Iroquois Arrow. 

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Drama Club meets after school this week on the following days:

Monday:  Act I, Scene 1

Wednesday:  Act I, Scene 2

Thursday:  Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1

Don’t forget your script!

Brookdale Volunteers are visiting the seniors today after school.  Take shuttle # 54 and make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.  

Hey mathletes!  Math Olympiad contest #3 takes place Wednesday after school in Mrs. Toohey’s room.  Report to room 102 immediately at dismissal.  Good luck!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas and the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon the invention as it evolved and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club for a discussion of Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin next Wednesday, January 15  at 7PM in the Media Center.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

If you haven’t been to The Edge for a night of EPIC rock climbing, you’ll want to save next Friday, January 17th.  See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

EPIC will also start collecting for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Starting Monday, please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by next Friday, January 17. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Chicken patty, curly fries, broccoli, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Open Softball conditioning workouts with Coach Watson will be held on Tuesdays, 7:50-8:45 PM at Glencliff Elementary School.  Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing softball in the spring should attend.

Contact Coach Watson or Coach Aldous with questions.

Modified Swim & Dive @ 2:40

If you’re ever out on the ocean, you might just run into a rubber ducky. In 1992, 28,000 rubber ducks on their way by boat to the U.S. went overboard during a storm. It’s been said that the ducks floated north to the Arctic, got trapped in the ice, and were slowly thawed out into the Atlantic Ocean. There are thousands still out there, floating up onto beaches all over the world.

Be on the lookout and be sure to celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day today!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strengths of the week are hope & optimism.  People with these traits see the good in people and situations.  Even setbacks are learning experiences on how not to do something next time.  Optimistic people set goals and work to achieve them.  Their enthusiasm is contagious and they are good leaders.  How optimistic are you? And what will you do to ensure that next week is better than this week?  

Art Club  meets this morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby's room, 118.  

Come join us as we begin work on the sets for the Drama Club production of

“Oliver Twist.”  New members are always welcome.

The annual Iroquois Read-A-Thon is tonight!  If you plan to attend, be sure to pick out a great book, get your WARM, comfy clothes or pajamas ready, gather up your gear (sleeping bag, pillow, saucer chair, etc)  and your donations, and get ready to raise some money for Double H Ranch. Please do not arrive before 6:30 p.m.

You MUST you have a permission slip handed into Mrs. Connors or Mrs. Bonczkowski in order to attend.  You will not be able to attend the event without a permission slip. Please make arrangements to be picked up promptly at 9:30 pm. We look forward to a great night!

Club de Espanol meets Monday after school in room 250.  

Hope to see you there, amigos!

Newspaper Club meets Monday after school in room 249 to work on the next issue of The Iroquois Arrow. 

Homework Club meets Monday after school in the Counseling Center.

Drama Club meets after school next week on the following days:

Monday:  Act I, Scene 1

Wednesday:  Act I, Scene 2

Thursday:  Act I, Scene 3 & Act II, Scene 1

Don’t forget your script!

Brookdale Volunteers will be visiting the seniors on Monday after school.  Take shuttle # 54 and make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

 

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas and the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon the invention as it evolved and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club for a discussion of Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin next Wednesday, January 15  at 7PM in the Media Center.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

If you haven’t been to The Edge for a night of EPIC rock climbing, you’ll want to save next Friday, January 17th.  See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

EPIC will also start collecting for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Starting Monday, please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by next Friday, January 17. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted fresh veggies, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

Today is the last day to check out the Lost & Found before it is donated or tossed. If you are missing something, now is the time!  Next week, everything will have been disposed of and those tables will be empty!

Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Freshman Girls Basketball @ 2:30

Freshman Boys Basketball @ 2:45

JV Girls Basketball @ 3:10

Carlin Tysz & Mrs. Barmash

Theodore Corwin, Toby Cooper, Jonas Erickson,  Kai Vernooy & Mrs. Brierly

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project character strengths of the week are hope & optimism.  Optimistic people are sometimes regarded as naïve.  And, yes, there are some people who are illogically optimistic, which can be detrimental.  But optimism is not about wearing rose-colored glasses or hiding from reality.  It’s about staying focused on the good in any situation, allowing you to be aware of the opportunities in front of you and go through life with less cynicism.  

You can’t be hopeful & cynical at the same time!

Hey 6th graders!  Today is your last chance to join 6th Grade Chorus.  If you would like to join, just show up this morning at 8:00 in the cafetorium and start singing!

 Questions? See Mrs. Wilson.

Recycling Club will not meet this week.  We’ll see you on the 16th!

Come out and support your friends and fellow students as they compete in the Iroquois Geo-Bee today after school in the auditorium.  Ten competitors, two from each team, will take the first step in qualifying for the National Geographic Geography Bee held in Washington, DC later this year.  Come cheer them on and see if you know any of the answers!  You can leave in time to catch the late bus or you can get picked up when the Bee is over.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Art Club will meet tomorrow morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby's room, 118.  

Come join us as we begin work on the sets for the Drama Club production of

“Oliver Twist.”  New members are always welcome.

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club for a discussion of Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin next Wednesday, January 15  at 7PM in the Media Center.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

If you haven’t been to The Edge for a night of EPIC rock climbing, you’ll want to save Friday, January 17th.  See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

EPIC will also start collecting for the Nisky NOW weekend backpack program.

Starting Monday, please bring your donations of bandaids & lip balm to the donation boxes in the Main Office and outside Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  Thank you!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by next Friday, January 17. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Breaded chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

This is the last week for you to check out the Lost & Found before it is donated or tossed. If you are missing something, now is the time!  Next week, everything will have been disposed of and those tables will be empty!

Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Modified Basketball @ 3:00

Boys Bowling @ 3:10

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is optimism.  On a group level, optimism is crucial to the success of the group.  Optimists are strong leaders who look

at potential obstacles as opportunities, rather than threats.  Without hope and optimism, we would not be able to overcome hardships. We would be stuck where we are.  Optimists are inspiring; their example is contagious. And by sharing and achieving their vision,despite setbacks, they help us all achieve more.

The Iroquois Read-a-Thon is this Friday!  Have you signed up yet? Why not?

It’s a lot of fun and all for a great cause, the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned TODAY.  Get to it!

Recycling Club will not meet this week.  We’ll see you on the 16th!

Drama Club meets today after school in room 204.  Don’t forget your script!

Come out and support your friends and fellow students as they compete in the Iroquois Geo-Bee on Thursday after school in the auditorium.  Ten competitors, two from each team, will take the first step in qualifying for the National Geographic Geography Bee held in Washington, DC later this year.  Come cheer them on and see if you know any of the answers!  You can leave in time to catch the late bus or you can get picked up when the Bee is over.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have one last chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up tomorrow morning at 8:00 in the cafeteria!  Questions? See Mrs. Wilson.

Art Club will meet on Friday morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby's room, 118.   Come join us as we begin work on the sets for the Drama Club production, “Oliver Twist.”  New members are always welcome.

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club for a discussion of Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin next Wednesday, January 15  at 7PM in the Media Center.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

If you haven’t been to The Edge for a night of EPIC rock climbing, you’ll want to save Friday, January 17th.  See Mrs. Leto for more info and a permission slip.

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Congratulations to 8th grader Austin Haight for bowling games of 188, 204 and 206, a 598 triple, yesterday at a Varsity Bowling match against Ballston Spa.  NIskayuna won the match 29 - 3.  Way to go Austin!

Pasta Alfredo, broccoli, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

This is the last week for you to check out the Lost & Found before it is donated or tossed. If you are missing something, now is the time!  Next week, everything will have been disposed of and those tables will be empty!

Mahima Mukherjee & Mr. Fisk


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is optimism.  People with this character strength keep a positive attitude despite setbacks – and often find ways to convert

what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieve their goals. Due to their future oriented mindset, they are often hard working, conscientious, and look at obstacles as learning opportunities.  Former President Barack Obama put it this way, “Don’t let your failures define you—let them teach you.”

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have one last chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up this morning or Thursday morning at 8:00 in the cafeteria!  Questions? See Mrs. Wilson.

EPIC Club is going to the Regional Food Bank tonight from 5-7 PM.  See Mrs. Leto asap if you are interested in going along on this fun volunteer trip!

And if you haven’t been to The Edge for a night of EPIC rock climbing, you’ll want to save Friday, January 17th.  See Mrs. Leto for a permission slip.

Recycling Club will not meet this week.  We’ll see you on the 16th!

Drama Club meets tomorrow after school in room 204.  

Don’t forget your script!

Come out and support your friends and fellow students as they compete in the Iroquois Geo-Bee on Thursday after school in the auditorium.  Ten competitors, two from each team, will take the first step in qualifying for the National Geographic Geography Bee held in Washington, DC later this year.  Come cheer them on and see if you know any of the answers!  You can leave in time to catch the late bus or you can get picked up when the Bee is over.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

The Iroquois Read-a-Thon is this Friday!  Have you signed up yet? Why not?

It’s a lot of fun and all for a great cause, the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned bytomorrow.  Get to it!

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club for a discussion of Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin on Wednesday, January 18 at 7PM in the Media Center.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

There will be open Softball conditioning workouts with Coach Watson on Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM at Glencliff Elementary School starting tonight for any interested 7th and 8th grade girls.  Please feel free to contact Coach Watson or Coach Aldous with any questions.

Early Sports dismissals today include:

Modified Girls Basketball @ 2:30

Freshman/Mod9 Girls Basketball @ 2:40

JV Girls Basketball @ 3:00

High School Boys Bowling @3:10

Hard or soft tacos, rice,corn, black beans, lettuce, tomato, salsa, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Ethan Quintero & Arin Khare

Have a terrific Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is optimism.  Individuals with this strength are often described as positive, confident, encouraging, cheerful, heartening and inspiring.  They have a clear picture in their head of what their future will look like and they set goals to get there.  As Winston Churchill put it, “I am an optimist.  It does not seem too much use being anything else.”

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

Drama Club meets today & Wednesday after school in room 204.  

Don’t forget your script!

Brookdale Volunteers!  You are off today!  

You’re next visit with the seniors will be next Monday, January 13.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have one last chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up tomorrow morning or Thursday morning at 8:00 in the cafeteria!  Questions? See Mrs. Wilson.

EPIC Club is going to the Regional Food Bank tomorrow night from 5-7PM.  See Mrs. Leto asap if you are interested in going along on this fun volunteer trip!

The Iroquois Read-a-Thon is this Friday!  Have you signed up yet? Why not?

It’s a lot of fun and all for a great cause, the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned by Wednesday.  Get to it!

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can understand what it means to tinker, fiddle, and innovate. But mostly, Grandin asks us to look at the world in different ways, use our imaginations and keep an open and inquisitive mind.

Join us at Survivor Book Club on Wednesday, January 18 at 7PM in the Media Center.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Early Sports dismissals today include:

Alpine Ski Team @ 2:35

Hamburger, cheeseburger or veggieburger, lettuce, tomato, green beans,

NYS French fries, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is optimism, the perfect character strength to kick off a new year.  People with this strength are future oriented.

They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. They keep a positive attitude despite setbacks – and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieve their goals. Businessman and author Harvey Mackay said it this way,  “An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere.”

Homework Club meets Monday after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets Monday after school in room 249.

Drama Club meets Monday & Wednesday after school in room 204.  

Don’t forget your script!

Brookdale Volunteers!  You are off on Monday!  

You’re next visit with the seniors will be next Monday, January 13.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have another chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up either next Tuesday, January 7th or next Thursday, January 9th at 8AM in the cafeteria!

This is your last opportunity to join! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wilson.

The Iroquois Read-a-Thon is in one week!  Have you signed up yet?  What are you waiting for?  It takes place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the cafetorium.  You’ll spend 100 minutes quietly reading and raising money for the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned by next Wednesday. Start looking for some good books to read!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

NYS pizza, tossed salad, assorted fresh veggies, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Ayden Helwig

Daniel Mun, Jordan Ronan, Simone Pillai, Advait Bhave & Michaela Katz

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!


GOOD MORNING & WELCOME BACK

TODAY IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is optimism, the perfect character strength to kick off a new year.  Optimistic people  expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.  They don’t let setbacks get them down and they learn from their mistakes.  Consider these words from Winston Churchill,

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Drama Club meets today after school in room 204.  Don’t forget your script!

Take the late bus home at 4PM today.

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have another chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up either next Tuesday, January 7th or next Thursday, January 9th at 8AM in the cafeteria!

This is your last opportunity to join! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wilson.

Have you signed up for the Iroquois Read-a-Thon yet?  What are you waiting for?

The Read-a-Thon takes place on January 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the cafetorium.  You’ll spend 100 minutes quietly reading and raising money for the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned by Wednesday, January 8th. Start looking for some good books to read!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

French toast sticks, sausage, hash brown, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Savannah Zheng &  Ms. Tritto

Have a fabulous first day back...enjoy the very short week!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019

IT IS A “B” DAY

Get comfortable!  It’s Pajama/Sweats day!

 Student Council members: Hope to see you at our Holiday Party this morning at 8:00 in room 202.

Art Club meets this morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.

All are welcome; no pass is necessary.

Our Positivity Project word of the week is self control.  Self control is the chief element of self respect and self respect is the chief element of courage.  

In the words of Civil War General Robert E. Lee, “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.”

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have another chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up either Tuesday January 7th or Thursday January 9th at 8AM in the cafeteria!

This is your last opportunity to join! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wilson.

Have you signed up for the Iroquois Read-a-Thon yet?  What are you waiting for?

The Read-a-Thon takes place on January 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the cafetorium.  You’ll spend 100 minutes quietly reading and raising money for the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned by Wednesday, January 8th. Start looking for some good books to read!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted fresh veggies, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Freshman Boys Basketball @ 2:45

Haley Garrett, Bryan Yetto & Joshua Johnson

Nicholas Contreras-Perez, Lillian Smullen, Broderick Bianchi, Abigail Carroll, Sam Smith, Zach Apkarian, Nick Gruda, Max Ferran, Andrew Watkins, Sydney Markham, Nathan Gill, Sam Utter,  Carolyn Kelly, Angelina Kollar, Afnan Azam, Sofia Rodriguez, Jack Adams, Ariah Fiore, Ms. Baggetta, Ms. Tritto & Mr. Yager

Have a wonderful Holiday Recess!  See you on January 2nd!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019

IT IS AN “A” DAY

It’s time to show your school spirit!

Today is Ugly Sweater Day

Tomorrow is Pajama/Sweats day

We can't wait to see you all in your festive finery!

 Student Council members: don't forget about our Party tomorrow morning at 8:00 in room 202.  See you there!

Our Positivity Project word of the week is self control, the character strength that allows you to monitor your behavior to help you achieve your goals and to improve your relationships with those around you.  You don’t give in to your impulses and you never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.  Remember, you are in control only if you control yourself.  

And if you don’t control yourself, someone else will control you.  

Venez au Club Francais!  Come to French Club and “Frenchify” your life today after school in Mme Macko’s room, 237.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Art Club meets tomorrow morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.

All are welcome; no pass is necessary.

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have another chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up either Tuesday January 7th or Thursday January 9th at 8AM in the cafeteria!

This is your last opportunity to join! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wilson.

Have you signed up for the Iroquois Read-a-Thon yet?  What are you waiting for?

The Read-a-Thon takes place on January 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the cafetorium.  You’ll spend 100 minutes quietly reading and raising money for the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned by Wednesday, January 8th. Start looking for some good books to read!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Hot dog, potato wedges, honey-glazed carrots, grape slushie & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:35

Boys Modified Basketball @ 2:35

High School Bowling @ 2:40

Huiling Lu, Reuben Stevens & Masum Shah

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2019

IT IS A “B” DAY

It’s time to show your school spirit!  This week we’re having three spirit days:

Today is Crazy Hat/Headband day

Tomorrow is Ugly Sweater Day

Friday is Pajama/Sweats day

We can't wait to see you all in your festive finery!

 Student Council members: don't forget about our Party on Friday morning at 8:00 in room 202.  See you there!

Our Positivity Project word of the week is self control.  Those who exemplify this strength have the ability to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised. They understand that through discipline and restraint, there are greater, long-term goals that they can accomplish. People with this strength are able to implement extended planning techniques in pursuit of difficult task completion.  Self-control helps them delay the short-term gain in pursuit of a greater, long-term success.  In the words of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius,

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”

MathCounts meets today after school in room 104.  

Don’t forget your calculator!.

The Drama Club cast list for the Iroquois Middle School production of “Oliver Twist” is posted on the Drama Club bulletin board in the computer lab hallway.  The first meeting is today after school in Mr Jesep's room, 204.

Venez au Club Francais!  Come to French Club and “Frenchify” your life tomorrow after school in Mme Macko’s room, 237.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

EPIC Club’s trip to the Regional Food Bank tonight has been cancelled.  

Our next trip will be on Tuesday, January 7 from 5-7 PM.  

See Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Art Club will meet Friday morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.

All are welcome; no pass is necessary.

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have another chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up either Tuesday January 9th or Thursday January 11th at 8:00 in the cafeteria! This is your last opportunity to join! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wilson.

Have you signed up for the Iroquois Read-a-Thon yet?  What are you waiting for?

The Read-a-Thon takes place on January 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the cafetorium.  You’ll spend 100 minutes quietly reading and raising money for the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned by Wednesday, January 8th. Start looking for some good books to read!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Pasta w/ meatballs, garlic breadsticks, broccoli, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Freshman Boys Basketball @ 2:40

Modified Boys Basketball @ 2:40

Alpine Ski Racing @ 2:35

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019

IT IS AN “A” DAY

There is a Faculty Meeting this morning before school.  

NO teachers will be available to see you before Advisement.  

Please do not come to school early expecting to see them.  

The only students who should be here early are 6th grade chorus and WIRO.

Our Positivity Project word of the week is self control.  If you are a person with this character strength, you have control of your own personal choices – and the outcomes of those choices. Self control gives people the power to diet, study for an exam or practice a musical instrument. Some studies suggest self-control is like a muscle: it gets stronger the more it’s used.  Self control does not mean a lack of thoughts, feelings, or impulses; it just means you have command over them.

It’s time to show your school spirit!  This week we’re having three spirit days:

Wednesday 12/18: Crazy Hat/Headband day

Thursday 12/19: Ugly Sweater Day

Friday 12/20: Pajama/Sweats day

We can't wait to see you all in your festive finery!

 Student Council members: don't forget about our Party on Friday morning at 8:00 in room 202.  See you there!

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 104.  

Don’t forget your calculator!.

The Drama Club cast list for the Iroquois Middle School production of “Oliver Twist” is posted on the Drama Club bulletin board in the computer lab hallway.  The first meeting is tomorrow after school in Mr Jesep's room, 204.

Venez au Club Francais!  Come to French Club and “Frenchify” your life Thursday after school in Mme Macko’s room, 237.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

So you missed out on joining 6th grade chorus? You have another chance to join! If you're in 6th grade and would like to join chorus, show up either Tuesday January 9th or Thursday January 11th at 8:00 in the cafeteria! This is your last opportunity to join! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wilson.

EPIC Club’s next two trips to the Regional Food Bank will be tomorrow and Tuesday, January 7 from 5-7 PM.  

Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Have you signed up for the Iroquois Read-a-Thon yet?  What are you waiting for?

The Read-a-Thon takes place on January 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the cafetorium.  You’ll spend 100 minutes quietly reading and raising money for the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp.  You must have a permission slip signed and returned by Wednesday, January 8th. Start looking for some good books to read!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Taco pizza, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.   Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Freshman Boys Basketball @ 2:00

Modified Boys Basketball @ 2:40

Shane Goldberg

Have a terrific Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019

IT IS A “B” DAY

There is a Faculty Meeting tomorrow morning before school.  That means NO teachers will be available to see you before Advisement.  Please do not come to school early expecting to see them.  The only students who should be here early are 6th grade chorus and WIRO.

Our Positivity Project word of the week is self control.  What does self-control mean?  Well, pretty much what it sounds like.  It means you have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors and you think before you act. Individuals with this character strength can be described as disciplined, poised, composed, cool, measured and restrained.  

Plato put it this way: “The first and best victory is to conquer self.”

Club de Espanol meets today after school in room 250.  

Hope to see you there, amigos!

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

MathCounts meets today and Wednesday after school in room 104.  

Don’t forget your calculator!

Brookdale Volunteers!  You are at Brookdale today for some more festive fun with the seniors.  Your shuttle has changed...you should meet at shuttle # 54 from now on.  Make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

The Drama Club cast list is now posted for the Iroquois Middle School production of “Oliver Twist” on the Drama Club bulletin board in the computer lab hallway.  The first meeting will be this Wednesday after school in Mr Jesep's room, 204.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Still have some holiday shopping to do?  Please visit the Shop2gether event at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay St. in Schenectady this evening from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  The Open Door will donate 15% of your purchase price to the Iroquois PTO.  Flyers are available on the PTO website or in the Main Office.  You must present the flyer at the time of purchase.

 Please join us tonight in the Media Center at 7PM for December Survivor Book Club for a discussion of The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, sibling authors from the Palyku tribe in Western Australia.  It’s the story of Beth Teller and her detective father who are trying to solve the mystery of a suspicious fire in a small, remote town that has left only an unidentifiable body and a survivor who speaks in riddles.  And there’s another riddle...Beth Teller has been dead ever since an accident and her father is the only person who can see and hear her.  Intrigued?  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  

EPIC Club’s next two trips to the Regional Food Bank will be this Wednesday, December 18 and Tuesday, January 7 from 5-7 PM.  

Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Honey BBQ chicken wings, celery sticks w/ranch dressing, roll, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Modified Wrestling @ 2:50

High School Alpine Ski Racing @ 2:35

Helen Hao


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Anime Club meets this morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.  

We’ll be having our first Anime/Manga Drawing Challenge. 

All are welcome to come and check it out!

Our Positivity Project word of the week is humility.

 Individuals with this strength are likely to think, feel, or behave in the following ways: • Actions speak louder than words. • I prefer to let my actions speak for themselves. • An unhealthy craving for awards and accolades will make you less likely to obtain them. • Do what’s expected of you and don’t tell people you did it. • Give credit where credit is due. All achievements take a team effort. • “One-upping” people is sad. If others want to brag, I just let them without needing to talk about myself.

Congrats to all the mathletes who came out for Math Olympiads Contest #2!  

It was extremely difficult; all  your hard work and effort are appreciated.  Leading the team was Isabelle Mok with an impressive 3 out 0f 5. Scoring notable mentions were Sydney Markham, Evelyn Mok, and Ella Lovegrove.  

Great job everyone.  We hope to see you in January for contest #3.

Club de Espanol will meet on Monday after school in room 250.  

Hope to see you there, amigos!

Homework Club meets Monday after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets Monday after school in room 249.

MathCounts meets Monday after school in room 104.  

Don’t forget your calculator!

Brookdale Volunteers!  You are at Brookdale ton Monday for some more festive fun with the seniors.  Meet at shuttle #37 at dismissal and make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Still have some holiday shopping to do?  Please visit the Shop2gether event at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay St. in Schenectady next Monday, December 16th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  The Open Door will donate 15% of your purchase price to the Iroquois PTO.  Flyers are available on the PTO website or in the Main Office.  You must present the flyer at the time of purchase.

 Please join us at December Survivor Book Club for a discussion of The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, sibling authors from the Palyku tribe in Western Australia.  It’s the story of Beth Teller and her detective father who are trying to solve the mystery of a suspicious fire in a small, remote town that has left only an unidentifiable body and a survivor who speaks in riddles.  And there’s another riddle...Beth Teller has been dead ever since an accident and her father is the only person who can see and hear her.  Intrigued?

We’ll meet in the Media Center next Monday, December 16th at 7PM.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  

EPIC Club’s next two trips to the Regional Food Bank will be next Wednesday, December 18 and Tuesday, January 7 from 5-7 PM.  

Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Pizza, tossed, salad, fresh veggies, fruit & milk.  

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Freshman Girls Basketball @ 2:30

Modified Swimming @ 3:00

Kirsten Felicitas & Tianning Hodgkins

Javen Schmidt, Mazzy Russo, Jesse Angrist, Christian Clarke-Smerk & Mrs. White

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is humility. Individuals with this strength might be described as unassuming, unpretentious, modest, down to earth, pure and deferential.  Consider these words from writer Ernest Hemingway, “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”  

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

 

Are you ready for some dodgeball?  We will be having the first ever Iroquois Dodgeball Showdown today after school in the gym!  For a $5.00 donation you can take on your classmates and staff members in an organized dodgeball tournament!  There will be music, games, and snacks for sale.  Interested students can sign up during lunch periods today or bring $5 after school!  Remember that PE attire is required to play.  All money raised will go towards the school's Adopt-A-Family program.  See ya there!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Anime Club meets tomorrow morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.  

We’ll be having our first Anime/Manga Drawing Challenge. 

All are welcome to come and check it out!

Congrats to all the mathletes who came out for Math Olympiads Contest #2!  

It was extremely difficult; all  your hard work and effort are appreciated.  Leading the team was Isabelle Mok with an impressive 3 out 0f 5. Scoring notable mentions were Sydney Markham, Evelyn Mok, and Ella Lovegrove.  

Great job everyone.  We hope to see you in January for contest #3.

Still have some holiday shopping to do?  Please visit the Shop2gether event at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay St. in Schenectady next Monday, December 16th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  The Open Door will donate 15% of your purchase price to the Iroquois PTO.  Flyers are available on the PTO website or in the Main Office.  You must present the flyer at the time of purchase.

 Please join us at December Survivor Book Club for a discussion of The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, sibling authors from the Palyku tribe in Western Australia.  It’s the story of Beth Teller and her detective father who are trying to solve the mystery of a suspicious fire in a small, remote town that has left only an unidentifiable body and a survivor who speaks in riddles.  And there’s another riddle...Beth Teller has been dead ever since an accident and her father is the only person who can see and hear her.  Intrigued?

We’ll meet in the Media Center next Monday, December 16th at 7PM.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  

EPIC Club’s next two trips to the Regional Food Bank will be next Wednesday, December 18 and Tuesday, January 7 from 5-7 PM.  

Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Baked potato bar (choice of broccoli, chicken, cheese, taco meat, corn) fruit & milk.  New York State Harvest of the month: carrots

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Ashley Sanchez & Jasraj Singh

Have a thrilling Thursday!  


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is humility. How does this represent what you’ve learned about being humble:  If you want to feed the homeless, then feed the homeless..but when you put it on social media, you are also feeding your ego.  Humble people do things because they are the right things to do.  They expect nothing in return and do not look to boost their reputation.  

Are you doing things for the right reasons?

 

 Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!  6th graders and WEB leaders are invited to our annual holiday screening of “Elf” today after school in the cafetorium.  Cost is $5.00 per person and all proceeds go to our Adopt-A-Family fundraiser.  There will be popcorn and baked goods for sale.  You can take the late bus home at 4 PM or be picked up when the movie ends at 5:15.  

The Drama Club auditions wind up today after school in the Media Center.

MathCounts meets today after school in room 104.  

Remember to bring your calculator.

The next Math Olympiad contest is today after school in room 102.  

All “mathletes” should report to Mrs. Toohey’s room with a pencil at dismissal.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

 

Are you ready for some dodgeball?  We will be having the first ever Iroquois Dodgeball Showdown tomorrow after school in the gym!  For a $5.00 donation you can take on your classmates and staff members in an organized dodgeball tournament!  There will be music, games, and snacks for sale.  Interested students can sign up during lunch periods today and tomorrow, or bring $5 after school!  Remember that PE attire is required to play.  All money raised will go towards the school's Adopt-A-Family program.  See ya there!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Anime Club meets Friday morning at 8:00 in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.  

We’ll be having our first Anime/Manga Drawing Challenge. 

All are welcome to come and check it out!

Still have some holiday shopping to do?  Please visit the Shop2gether event at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay St. in Schenectady next Monday, December 16th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  The Open Door will donate 15% of your purchase price to the Iroquois PTO.  Flyers are available on the PTO website or in the Main Office.  You must present the flyer at the time of purchase.

 Please join us at December Survivor Book Club for a discussion of The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, sibling authors from the Palyku tribe in Western Australia.  It’s the story of Beth Teller and her detective father who are trying to solve the mystery of a suspicious fire in a small, remote town that has left only an unidentifiable body and a survivor who speaks in riddles.  And there’s another riddle...Beth Teller has been dead ever since an accident and her father is the only person who can see and hear her.  Intrigued?

We’ll meet in the Media Center next Monday, December 16th at 7PM.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  

EPIC Club’s next two trips to the Regional Food Bank will be next Wednesday, December 18 and Tuesday, January 7 from 5-7 PM.  

Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Piano NYSSMA registration is here!  The Piano Solo Festival will take place in March at the College of St. Rose, but now is the time to register!

The registration form can be found on the district website: https://www.niskayunaschools.org/academics/k-12-programs/music-department/

The completed form and applicable check made payable to Niskayuna Friends of Music should be submitted to the District Music office by Friday, January 17, 2020. Registration forms are also available in the main office and outside room 124.

Grilled cheese, tomato soup, tossed, fruit & milk.

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Madeline Farina & Ayden Coso


 

GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is humility.  So, why does humility matter? It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team.  Humble groups, composed of humble people, do what’s necessary without making a big deal of it; always remaining focused on what’s next.  Consider these words from Mother Teresa, “ I can do things you cannot.  You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.”

There is a voluntary Student Council meeting this morning in room 202 at 8:00 for any members who would like to make posters for the upcoming Dodgeball Showdown  (more info later in the announcements).

The Drama Club auditions are tomorrow after school in the Media Center.

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 104.  

Remember to bring your calculator.

The next Math Olympiad contest is tomorrow after school in room 102.  

All “mathletes” should report to Mrs. Toohey’s room with a pencil at dismissal.

Recycling Club meets Thursday after school in room 236.

 

Attention all 6th graders and WEB leaders!  Please join us for our annual holiday screening of “Elf” tomorrow after school in the cafetorium.  Cost is $5.00 per person and all proceeds go to our Adopt-A-Family fundraiser.  There will be popcorn and baked goods for sale.  You can take the late bus home at 4 PM or be picked up when the movie ends at 5:15.

 

Are you ready for some dodgeball?  We will be having the first ever Iroquois Dodgeball Showdown after school on Thursday!  For a $5.00 donation you can take on your classmates and staff members in an organized dodgeball tournament!  There will be music, games, and snacks for sale.  Interested students can sign up during lunch periods today, tomorrow  or Thursday, or bring $5 after school!  We will meet in the gym on Thursday after Access.  Remember that PE attire is required to play.  All money raised will go towards the school's Adopt-A-Family program.  See ya there!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Still have some holiday shopping to do?  Please visit the Shop2gether event at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay St. in Schenectady next Monday, December 16th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  The Open Door will donate 15% of your purchase price to the Iroquois PTO.  Flyers are available on the PTO website or in the Main Office.  You must present the flyer at the time of purchase.

Nothing’s been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died.  Her dad is drowning in grief and he is also the only one who can see and hear her since the accident.  But now, they have a mystery to solve that will take them to a remote Australian town, the scene of a suspicious fire, a mystery Beth hopes will remind her detective father that he needs to reconnect with the living.  All that remains after the fire are an unidentifiable body and a witness who speaks in riddles wandering nearby.  Please join us at December Survivor Book Club for a discussion of The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, sibling authors from the Palyku tribe in Western Australia.  

We’ll meet in the Media Center next Monday, December 16th at 7PM.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  

EPIC Club’s next two trips to the Regional Food Bank will be next Wednesday, December 18 and Tuesday, January 7 from 5-7 PM.  

Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Nachos, beans, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit & milk.

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  Mrs. Dashew organized it all, so everything is easy to see.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys Freshman Basketball @ 2:00

Boys H.S.Bowling @ 3:10

Yahya & Zakriya Rahimi


 

GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is humility.  Humble people have a realistic sense of their abilities and achievements. They acknowledge their mistakes and limitations and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments.  True humility is a sign of strength; it is a quiet confidence in who you are. It requires honest self-reflection on your strengths and weaknesses and self-control over ego, arrogance, and vanity.  Chronicles of Narnia author, C.S. Lewis said it this way:

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

The Drama Club auditions scheduled for this afternoon are rescheduled for Wednesday after school.  It won’t be in the auditorium; stay tuned for the new location.

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

Brookdale Volunteers!  You are off to Brookdale after school today for some holiday festivities with the senior!  Meet at shuttle # 37 at dismissal and make sure you have a ride home from Brookdale at 4:35.

MathCounts meets today and Wednesday after school in room 104.  

Remember to bring your calculator.

The next Math Olympiad contest is this Wednesday after school in room 102.  

All “mathletes” should report to Mrs. Toohey’s room with a pencil at dismissal.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

 

Attention all 6th graders and WEB leaders!  Please join us for our annual holiday screening of “Elf” on Wednesday after school in the cafetorium.  Cost is $5.00 per person and all proceeds go to our Adopt-A-Family fundraiser.  There will be popcorn and baked goods for sale.  You can take the late bus home at 4 PM or be picked up when the movie ends at 5:15.  

Nothing’s been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died.  Her dad is drowning in grief and he is also the only one who can see and hear her since the accident.  But now, they have a mystery to solve that will take them to a remote Australian town, the scene of a suspicious fire, a mystery Beth hopes will remind her detective father that he needs to reconnect with the living.  All that remains after the fire are an unidentifiable body and a witness who speaks in riddles wandering nearby.  Please join us at December Survivor Book Club for a discussion of The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, sibling authors from the Palyku tribe in Western Australia.  

We’ll meet in the Media Center next Monday, December 16th at 7PM.  

Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  

EPIC Club’s next trip to the Regional Food Bank will be next Wednesday, December 18 from 5-7 PM.  Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Chicken & biscuits with gravy, peas, fruit & milk.

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  Mrs. Dashew organized it all, so everything is easy to see.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Freshman Girls Basketball @ 2:40

Modified Girls Basketball @ 2:45

Gadiel Santana & P.J. Lucier


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 6, 2019

IT IS A “B” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is kindness.  On a group level, kindness is very important. In addition to empathy and sympathy, how kind you are is reflected in your level of social responsibility. That means people who develop kindness possess a strong personal ethical responsibility to care for other people. And, their acts of kindness towards others lead to additional acts of kindness by those who have been helped.  

In the words of author Mark Twain, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

All Iroquois students & staff are cordially invited to our annual Adopt-a-Family social tonight from 7-9PM in the gym. The theme this year?  The 80’s!  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  $5.00 at the door gets you snacks, foosball, basketball, ping pong and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  Monetary donations will also be happily accepted for this wonderful cause.  And in keeping with our 80’s theme, we will be selling 80’s jelly bracelets this morning before Advisement in the Main Lobby and outside the school store.  The cost is five bracelets for one dollar.  All proceeds from our Adopt-a-Family holiday activities go to help make the season a little happier for some of our Iroquois families  We hope to see you at the dance!

 

Attention all 6th graders and WEB leaders!  Please join us for our annual holiday screening of “Elf” next Wednesday, December 11 after school in the cafetorium.  Cost is $5.00 per person and all proceeds go to our Adopt-A-Family fundraiser.  There will be popcorn and baked goods for sale.  You can take the late bus home at 4 PM or be picked when the movie ends at 5:15.  

EPIC Club’s next trip to the Regional Food Bank will be Wednesday, December 18 from 5-7 PM.  Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Pizza, tossed salad, fresh veggies, fruit & milk.

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  Mrs. Dashew organized it all, so everything is easy to see.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Freshman Girls Basketball @ 2:30

Srinika Elugoya & Gabe Marzitelli

Richard Romeo & Declan Hall

Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS THURSDAY,  DECEMBER 5, 2019

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Our Positivity Project word of the week is kindness.  Individuals with this strength are described as caring, thoughtful, considerate, selfless, compassionate and generous.  Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people and then act to help those people.  In the words of aviator Amelia Earhart, “No kind action ever stops with itself. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up to make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”

All Iroquois students & staff are cordially invited to our annual Adopt-a-Family social this Friday night from 7-9PM in the gym. The theme this year?  The 80’s!  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  $5.00 at the door gets you snacks, foosball, basketball, ping pong and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  Monetary donations will also be happily accepted for this wonderful cause.  And in keeping with our 80’s theme, we will be selling 80’s jelly bracelets today & tomorrow mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and outside the school store.  The cost is five bracelets for one dollar.  All proceeds from our Adopt-a-Family holiday activities go to help make the season a little happier for some of our Iroquois families  We hope to see you at the dance!

Drama Club auditions are cancelled  today.  They are rescheduled for Monday after school, same time, same place.  Good luck!

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  

Olympics of the Visual Arts will have a kick-off meeting this evening at the NHS Little Theater at 5:30.  If you are interested in an extra-curricular visual arts problem-solving experience, O.V.A. is for you.  See Mr Colby or Ms. Chwazik with questions, or come to the meeting at the high school this evening.

EPIC Club’s next trip to the Regional Food Bank will be Wednesday, December 18 from 5-7 PM.  Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Lunch today is all New York State!

French toast sticks, sausage links, pepper strips, raspberry yogurt, fruit & milk.

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  Mrs. Dashew organized it all, so everything is easy to see.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Early sports dismissals today include:

Boys Bowling @ 3:10

Kristal Lin, Sophia Cusano, Aiden Evanoff

Mr. Jesep & Sra. Caffrey

Have a tasty Thursday!


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER 4, 2019

IT IS  A “B” DAY

Today is a half day for 6th grade only.

6th graders will be dismissed at 11:45, after their lunch period.

Our Positivity Project word of the week is kindness.  

This character strength is grounded in the belief of a common humanity in which others are worthy of care, attention, affection, and compassion. Aristotle defined kindness as, “helpfulness towards someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped.”

Art Club meets today after school in room 118 to finish the decorations for the Adopt-A-Family Dance this Friday.  Anime Club will not meet this week.

MathCounts meets today after school in room 104.

Drama Club auditions continue today & tomorrow. Please check the Drama Club bulletin board to see which date you have been rescheduled for.​

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Take the late bus home at 4 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  

Olympics of the Visual Arts will have a kick-off meeting tomorrow evening at the NHS Little Theater at 5:30.  If you are interested in an extra-curricular visual arts problem-solving experience, O.V.A. is for you.  See Mr Colby or Ms. Chwazik with questions, or come to the meeting at the high school tomorrow evening.

All Iroquois students & staff are cordially invited to our annual Adopt-a-Family social this Friday night from 7-9PM in the gym. The theme this year?  The 80’s!  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  $5.00 at the door gets you snacks, foosball, basketball, ping pong and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  Monetary donations will also be happily accepted for this wonderful cause.  And in keeping with our 80’s theme, we will be selling 80’s jelly bracelets Thursday & Friday mornings before Advisement in the Main Lobby and outside the school store.  The cost is five bracelets for one dollar.  All proceeds from our Adopt-a-Family holiday activities go to help make the season a little happier for some of our Iroquois families  We hope to see you at the dance!

EPIC Club’s next trip to the Regional Food Bank will be Wednesday, December 18 from 5-7 PM.  Please see Mrs. Leto for more info about this fun volunteer activity.

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Grilled cheese, tomato soup, tossed salad, fruit & milk.

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  Mrs. Dashew organized it all, so everything is easy to see.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Amelie Knox, Siddh Nohwar & Athena Masse

Have a wonderful Wednesday


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS TUESDAY,  DECEMBER 3, 2019

IT IS STILL AN “A” DAY

We are on a two-hour delay schedule today.  There is no breakfast served this morning.  You will have all your classes except Access.  Each period will be 27 minutes long.  Do not pay any attention to the bells today; your teachers will dismiss you.  

A reminder:  there is a half day tomorrow, Wednesday, 12/4, for 6th grade only.

6th graders will be dismissed at 11:45, after their lunch period.

Our Positivity Project word of the week is kindness.

Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people, and then act to help those people. Kind people are selfless. A true act of kindness is different from helping another person in order to simply gain something for yourself. An individual with the strength of kindness helps others because it’s the right thing to do, not because they expect any reciprocal treatment or gain in reputation.

If you ordered winter plants from the PTO Fundraiser, today, Tuesday 12/3/19, is your pick up day.  Your order will be available in the Main Lobby from 3:30- 5:30 PM.  See you then!

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 104.

Drama Club auditions continue tomorrow and Thursday.. Please check the Drama Club bulletin board to see which date you have been rescheduled for.​

Take the late bus home at 4 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  

All Iroquois students & staff are cordially invited to our annual Adopt-a-Family social this Friday night from 7-9PM in the gym. The theme this year?  The 80’s!  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  $5.00 at the door gets you snacks, foosball, basketball, ping pong and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz.  Monetary donations will also be happily accepted for this wonderful cause.  All proceeds from our Adopt-a-Family holiday activities go to help make the season a little happier for some of our Iroquois families.  Hope to see you there!

Attention all Iroquois students!  Are you interested in attending this year’s Read-a-Thon?  If so, start looking for your next good book to read! It will take place on Friday, January 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM in the auditorium.  We will be quietly reading for 100 minutes and you will be raising money for the Double H “Hole in the Woods” camp. Permission slips are available with your English or Reading teacher and in the main office.   If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Connors in room 100 or Mrs. Bonczkowski in room 203. You must have a permission slip handed in by Wednesday, January 8th in order to attend.

Don’t miss this great event!

Hamburger, veggie burger, baked beans, NYS potato chips, fruit & milk.

And don’t forget the “Grab & Go” line for a sandwich, salad or veggies & hummus.

Thanks for sharing your unwanted unopened lunch items on our Share Table!

And while you’re in the cafeteria, take a look at the Lost & Found.  Mrs. Dashew organized it all, so everything is easy to see.  We’ve got winter jackets, hoodies, books, lunch bags and a large selection of water bottles.  All of them once belonged to somebody.  Please claim them before they are donated or tossed.

Welcome back!  Have a terrific Tuesday and a wonderful week!


Monday, December 2, 2019

Stay warm & safe!