John Carmello
Superintendent of Schools
475 First Street
Troy, NY 12180


Mission Statement
Troy Schools will provide a strong educational and social foundation to graduate all students, college and career ready.

Troy Middle School 8th Grade students 'move up'

June 23, 2016 - On Thursday, June 21, students in 8th Grade celebrated the end of their days as Troy Middle School students and the beginning as Troy High School students. Family and friends packed the Veterans Memorial Auditorium as each student was individually recognized. The TMS Orchestra kicked things off with the processional "Pomp and Circumstance" followed by the "Star Spangled Banner." The 7/8 Grade Chorus sang "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars, Ari Levine and Phillip Lawrence. Keynote speakers included Class of 2016 Valedictorian Swetha Thiagarajan, Gold One student Connor Dwyer and Gold Two student Everett Alaskey. Photo Gallery

Troy CSD welcomes new director of technology

June 17, 2016 - The Troy City School District is pleased to introduce Erin Sheevers as the new director of technology. In a district where the integration of technology into the classroom is a priority, Sheevers brings with her a wealth of experience and ideas to continue moving the District forward. Learn more.






Senior walk inspires Troy's youngest students

June 16, 2016 - Graduating seniors walked the halls of each elementary school today to inspire Troy's youngest students with their achievment. Students dressed in their cap and gowns and were greeted by the entire school. Troy Record

Check out the video from School 14.







Elementary schools celebrate World Ocean Day

June 15, 2016 - Troy’s elementary schools participated in World Ocean Day. Students participated in various activities including a live video conference with underwater cinematographers Tom Campbell and Beth Davidow. Tom and Beth shared their experiences from their office in Arizona and discussed ways to achieve goals. To check out their presentation, click here.






Mentor program up and running at Carroll Hill School

June 9, 2016 - Back in November, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, former first lady of New York State, visited Troy’s Carroll Hill School to discuss the New York State Mentoring Program. Now, with the program in full swing, Mrs. Cuomo’s brainchild is proving to be beneficial to both the students as well as the mentors. Learn more.







Troy CSD announces 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

June 8, 2016 - The Troy City School District is pleased to announce Swetha Thiagarajan as its Valedictorian and Owen Miller as its Salutatorian for the Class of 2016. Learn more.










Local author visits School 16

paratoreJune 8, 2016 - Fourth Grade students gathered at School 16 to hear local author Coleen Paratore talk about her writing process for the more than 20 books she wrote. Having grown up in Troy and a current resident, Paratore also discussed what it was like to grow up here. Troy Record.







Girls Softball State Semifinals - Saturday, June 11

June 7, 2016 - The Flying Horses will play Section VIII’s Clarke in the semifinals on Saturday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Moreau State Park in South Glens Falls. If they win, Troy will play in the state championship game at 5:30 p.m. GO TROY! Troy Record

Parent Cafe - June 15

June 3, 2016 - Please join the District Social Emotional Development and Learning Committee (SEDL) along with the Rensselaer County Probation and CEO in exploring "Restoritive Justice" as a method for meeting the emotional and behavioral needs of our students. The Parent Cafe will be held June 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Griswold Heights. Please see the flyer for details.

Troy Softball wins Section 2 Class A Championship

June 1, 2016 - On Friday, May 27, the Troy Softball team beat Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2-0 in the Section 2 Class A Championship game at Luther Forest in Malta. The lady Flying Horses move on to the state tournament on Saturday, June 4 at 3 p.m., also in Malta. Times Union | Troy Record

Photo: Lori Van Buren, Times Union







Register for the Summer Music Program by June 13

May 26, 2016 - Students entering Grades 4 – 8 this fall are invited to participate in a free Summer Music Program at School 14. The program runs July 11 – July 19, Monday – Friday, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Students will collaborate with their peers to produce a musical performance for the community on Friday, July 29. This year’s production is “Pirates! The Musical.” Registration ends June 13. Please see the flyer for details.




District textbook return: NEW LOCATION

May 25, 2016 - Please return District issued textbooks to the Troy City School District Bookloan Office located at School 12 - 475 First Street. Hours are June 1 - 24, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and June 27 - August 31, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Returns are due by June 30 to avoid a $10 late fee per book. The full cost of the book will be charged for non-returned or damaged books. Contact 518-328-5445 with questions.

Troy sweeps 2016 Music in the Parks

May 25, 2016 - Troy High School and School 18 received several first place trophies at the 2016 Music in the Parks. The student festival was held May 20-21 in Agawam, MA. Learn more.








School 14 hosts International Night

May 23, 2016 - On May 17, visitors at School 14 took a trip around the world! International Night displays the artwork and research of various countries. In addition, the event featured a potluck dinner with various ethnic foods contributed by School 14 families and local restaurants. Thanks to everyone for participating! More photos on the District's Facebook page.






Troy High School student’s essay wins first place scholarship

narelys chumMay 20, 2016 - Troy High School senior Narelys Chum was selected as the 2016 First Prize winner of the Big Mind Learning Scholarship for her essay titled, “Planting Change.” Her essay is about her story of overcoming tremendous adversity to become the young woman she is today. Learn more.







Troy High School student achieves top ACT score

finnianMay 18, 2016 - Finnian Jacobson-Schulte, a junior at Troy High School, earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Learn more.







Troy voters approve Budget and Capital Project, three Board members re-elected

May 17, 2016 - Troy City School District residents have approved a $112.9 million budget for the 2016-17 school year as well as a $23.3 million Capital Project - both with a 0-percent tax levy increase. Three members were re-elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms effective July 1, 2016: Anne Wager-Rounds, Ann Apicella and Michael Tuttman. Learn more.

Troy High student takes second place in OVA competition

May 12, 2016 - May 16, 2016 - Troy High School Sophomore Maddie Schaeffer took second place in the Illustration category of the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Olympics for the Visual Arts. Learn more.









THS students complete internship program

May 13, 2016 - On Thursday, May 12, the 2015-2016 Career Discovery Experience (CDE) internship students, along with their mentors, gathered at Troy High School to commemorate their experiences over the year at the annual breakfast reception.CDE gives students the opportunity to explore occupations through work experiences in such fields as business/industry, science and technology, health care, governmental entities or private not-for-profit agencies. Learn more.




Phase 1 of TMS Orientation completed via video conferencing technology

May 13, 2016 - This week, 6th Grade Assistant Principal Bryan Cartwright and 6th Grade School Counselor Cathy Boice held a video conference with each of the District's 5th Grade classrooms. The meeting served as Phase 1 of three phases to help incoming middle school students feel comfortable moving up. On May 19, parents are invited to attend an Orientation Night at 6 p.m. at TMS. Students are also scheduled to tour the building the following week.




Summer Food Programs

May 13, 2016 - The Rensselaer County Youth Department sponsors the Summer Lunch Program, providing nutritious free meals for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the City of Troy during the summer while school is out of session. Please click here to find locations. Call 211 for date and mealtime changes. You can also visit the USDA website to find additional locations for free lunches.

Firefighter teaches fire safety to School 2 students

May 12, 2016 – School 2 students welcomed Troy Firefighter Jared Collins of Engine 3 to their classrooms to talk about fire safety. Collins discussed the importance of having a fire escape plan. He also wore his gear to help students become familiar with what firemen look like on the job in hopes of quelling any fears. Troy Record.







Carroll Hill School students learn computer programming from local entrepreneurs

May 6, 2016 – On May 5, third grade students at Troy’s Carroll Hill School became computer programmers.
With the assistance of a couple of local entrepreneurs as well as special guest U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, students used computer programing software to create animations and even spell their name with LED lights.

Learn more.






Kindergarten Orientation - Friday, May 13

May 2, 2016 – Kindergarten Orientation will be held Friday, May 13, at 12 p.m. Students entering Kindergarten in the fall, and their families, are invited to attend the event at the elementary school in which they will be attending. Meet the teachers, learn about the program and ride the school bus. Learn more.

School 14 raises more than $2K for charity

April 26, 2016 – On April 21, the students of Troy’s School 14 presented a check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the amount of $2,028. Students raised the funds themselves by collecting spare change and by asking for donations. Students also had an opportunity to meet the child whose wish was granted by the money they donated the previous year. Learn more.

WRGB - Channel 6





School 16 students experience learning with disabilities

April 25, 2016 – 5th grade students at School 16 participated in hands-on exercises aimed at developing acceptance and understanding of various disabilities. These students, who will enter middle school in the fall, participated in activities that would help them see firsthand what it’s like to have a learning disability, physical disability or Autism. Learn more.







Hillside North partners with School 2 to share history of North Central Troy

hillside northApril 21, 2016 – On April 21, elected officials, community partners and neighborhood residents were welcomed to a presentation by School 2 Youth Ambassadors. Students shared the historical richness of the Hillside North neighborhood by portraying important figures from more than a century ago. Learn more.






Brian Dunn Receives 2016 Principal of the Year Award

brian dunnApril 21, 2016 – On April 20, the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) recognized Troy Middle School Principal Brian Dunn as the 2016 Capital Region Principal of the Year during its Annual Education Awards Dinner. Learn more. | Troy Record








Marro-Giroux elected to Questar III Board of Education

April 20, 2016 – On April 19, component school districts in the Questar III BOCES district elected Mary Marro-Giroux to the Board of Education. Mrs. Marro-Giroux is a current member of the Troy City School District Board of Education. Her first term was 2009-2012 before being re-elected in 2014. Learn more.  







RPI Engineering Ambassadors visit Troy High School

April 18, 2016 – On Friday, April 15, Troy High School once again welcomed the RPI Engineering ambassadors into many of its science classrooms to teach students about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and the latest breakthroughs in the field. This is the fourth year the group has collaborated with the District. Learn more.







THS Junior College Night a success

April 15, 2016 - On April 6, nearly 60 high school juniors and parents attended the first annual Troy High School Junior college Night to gain a better understanding of the college admission process. Representatives from area colleges participated in a panel discussion and led various breakout sessions. Learn more.








District closed Friday, April 22

April 15, 2016 - The Troy City School District Board of Education and Superintendent John Carmello have announced the district will be closed on Friday, April 22, giving students and staff an extra day off for Spring Break. Enjoy!

Troy CSD Board adopts $112.9 million budget

April 8, 2016 - On Tuesday, April 5, the Troy City School District Board of Education unanimously adopted the proposed 2016-2017 budget of $112,909,509. The tax levy will be $36,109,217, representing a 0-percent tax levy increase and nearly $47,000 below the allowable tax cap. Learn more by visiting our Budget webpage.

2016-2017 Student Attendance Calendar now available

April 7, 2016 - The Troy City School District Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 Student Attendance Calendar on April 5. It contains scheduled closings throughout the year to help you plan accordingly. 2016-2017 Student Attendance Calendar available here.

School 2 presents 'Annie KIDS'

annie kidsApril 1, 2016 - The School 2 cast received a standing ovation for their premier performance of Annie KIDS, a charming musical based on Little Orphan Annie. If you missed it on March 31, please come to the show this Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at School 2. Admission is free. Learn more.

A photo gallery is available on Facebook.







School 14 boosts student confidence with pep rally

March 31, 2016 -  School 14 hosted a pep rally today to get students in Grades 3-5 feeling confident about themselves and their ability to succeed.The pep rally served as the culmination to the school’s “March Madness” in which each week students practiced ways to focus. These include: working diligently; using strategies; checking work; and showing stamina.

WNYT- Channel 13 | TWC News




Troy High School drama students take on 'Cinderella'

March 31, 2016 -  Cinderella will take the stage in the Collar City this weekend as Troy High School’s drama club presents its take on the fantastical fairytale.

The cast and crew of the springtime play have been hard at work after school hours since winter preparing to wow the crowds the weekend with their production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Troy Record





Community to vote on $23.3 million Capital Project, no future tax impact on residents

March 24, 2016 - On March 23, 2016 the Troy City School District Board of Education adopted a proposal for a $23.3 million Infrastructure Upgrade Capital Project. This includes necessary improvements to each building’s infrastructure as well as the construction of several playgrounds. This projects has no future tax impact on residents. Learn more by visiting






‘Bella’ the therapy dog teaches students to be mindful

bellaMarch 23, 2016 - School 14 students in Anthony Mauriello’s 2nd Grade class welcomed an unlikely guest to their classroom this week. Her name is “Bella” and she’s a therapy dog. The purpose of her visit was to teach students about “mindfulness.” This means being aware of ones thoughts, feelings, sensations and their surrounding environment. Learn more.






21st Century Program stitches up confidence

March 22, 2016 - The City of Troy got its name as the “Collar City” as it was the birthplace of the detachable shirt collar, and later of the Arrow shirt. Today, Troy Middle School students in the 21st Century Program are continuing the tradition of sewing each Wednesday after school. Learn more.







Board of Education Meetings now on YouTube

March 21, 2016 - As of December 15, 2015, video recordings of the Troy City School District Board of Education Meetings will be posted on YouTube. Please allow two weeks after each meeting for videos to appear. Please see the Troy CSD Board of Education YouTube Channel for videos.


School 2 to present 'Annie KIDS' on March 31

March 21, 2016 - School 2 to present 'Annie KIDS' on Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. Learn more.





Schedule Change: No Elementary Early Dismissal on April 6

March 21, 2016 - New this year, students will have an unlimited amount of time to complete the New York State Assessments for Grades 3 - 8. Therefore, the Elementary Early Dismissal scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, will be canceled.

THS Drama Club to present 'Cinderella,' April 1 - 2

March 15, 2016 - Please join us on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. as the Troy High School Drama Club presents Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. See the flyer here.

School 2 celebrates 'Living Literacy Day'

March 17, 2016 - On March 16, School 2 celebrated the second annual “Living Literacy Day”. Faculty and staff dressed up as familiar storybook characters and discussed the importance of reading with students. The entire school also particpated in DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Time. Learn more.  







Changes to NYS Assessment Program

March 16, 2016 - On Tuesday, March 15, district leaders hosted an open dialogue regarding the New York State assessment program and what it means to students and families in the Troy City School District. Click here to view the presenation.

Troy Middle School celebrates Pi Day with the SUNY Polytech 'Pi Patrol'

March 15, 2016 - In honor of Pi Day, Troy Middle School hosted one of the first visits of the Pi Patrol, a new mobile math and science education program from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which changed its name for the day to “SUNY PI.” Educators and outreach staff from the college engaged students in hands-on lessons and activities before treating participants to a pizza-Pi party. Troy Record





Nominating Petitions available for BOE candidates

March 9, 2016 - Residents who are interested in running for a Board of Education position should contact the BOE Office at 328-5070 or email to request nominating petitions.

Nominating petitions must be submitted to the District Clerk at School 12 (475 First Street) no later than April 27 at 5 p.m. in order to appear on the ballot for the May 17 election.

School 16 celebrates 'Read Across America Day'

March 8, 2016 - On March 2, School 16 students joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 19th Annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day. As part of the full-day Dr. Seuss themed event, special guests visited the classrooms to read to students. Troy Record | CBS-6 | TWC Albany





RSVP for Parent Cafe – March 15

March 2, 2016 - Troy CSD’s Social Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL) Committee is hosting an evening Parent Cafe on March 15th at CEO in Troy. Learn how the school district can support your child’s emotional and behavioral needs. Learn more.

TMS Odyssey of the Mind team advances to state competition

February 29, 2016 - On Saturday, 12 teams from Troy City School District competed in the Region Four Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at Coxsackie-Athens High School. One team from Troy Middle School took first place in their division and will advance to the state Odyssey of the Mind tournament in Binghamton on April 2. Learn more.

CBS-6 | Daily Mail/Register Star | Troy Record





2016-2017 Budget Draft 2 presented to Board

February 25, 2016 - During the February 24 Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent John Carmello presented Draft 2 of the 2016-2017 School District Budget. Draft 2’s budget of $109,716,960 increased from the first draft due to a 10-22 percent increase in prescription rates, but savings were found in Teachers’ Retirement System and utilities like gas, fuel and electric. At this time, the District is proposing a zero-percent tax rate increase. The District is currently looking at additional ways to save. Final state aid numbers have yet to be released, but the District is actively advocating for an increase in state aid and restoration of Foundation Aid. Learn more.

Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement

As of September 1, 2016, all public and private school students entering 7th and 12th grades in New York State must be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school. This must be administered before your child begins school in September 2016. Please click here for details.

Troy High School celebrates 'Black History Day'

February 16, 2016 - Troy High School celebrated its Annual “Black History Day” on Friday, February 12, in honor of Black History Month. Myriad guest speakers visited classrooms. During 4th period, students in the Spoken Word Poetry Club gave special black history themed presentations, many about embracing diversity. The presentations were broadcasted to the entire District via state-of-the-art video conferencing technology. Troy Record | Photo Gallery





Voters approve sale of ‘School 1,’ authorize School 14 parking lot construction

February 5, 2016 - On February 9, 2016, residents in the Troy City School District voted in favor of two propositions that would approve the sale of the former School 1 building and allow the district to pay for the construction of a parking lot at School 14. Officiall vote tallies are as follows: Proposition 1 - 405 (Yes), 60 (No) Proposition 2 - 366 (Yes), 99 (No). Learn more.

LAST UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2016 : Investigation finds no evidence of data leak

February 10, 2016 - On the afternoon of February 4, Troy City School District officials were alerted to a possible computer virus on a District server containing confidential student data.

After a comprehensive and thorough analysis performed by an independent, experienced cybersecurity firm, it has been determined there is NO evidence that any student data was lost, leaked, exposed or compromised in any fashion.  This is due in part to the District’s own firewall systems and anti-virus protections.
The District considers student privacy and the security of student data to be critically important, and we will continue to do everything possible to safeguard student information. Learn more.

Winter 2016 Parent Engagment Newsletter available

February 1, 2016 - The Winter 2016 Parent Engagement Newsletter is here! This edition includes tips for the Winter Break, changes to the SAT, helping your child respond appropriately to peer pressure, dates to remember and more! Click here for the newsletter.

2016-2017 Budget Draft 1 presented to Board

January 28, 2016 - At the January 20 budget workshop, the Board of Education received Draft 1 of the proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year. Each year the Troy City School District must create a budget for the following school year that is both educational sound and fiscally responsible. It must be responsive to taxpayers, while providing resources that will allow us to continue our progress in helping our students succeed. This year is no different, and we are now presented with new and intensified challenges. Learn more.

Troy Riverfront P-TECH welcomes State, local officials

hochulJanuary 13, 2016 - On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 the Troy Riverfront Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) welcomed New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul, three members of the Board of Regents and other local and state officials. Guests were impressed with the work of students as a model for future educational programs. Learn more.

TWC News | Troy Record | Times Union





Troy CSD seeks public input on 2016-2017 budget development

January 12, 2016 - Troy City School District invites and encourages community members to attend three Board of Education workshops in which initial drafts of the 2016-2017 School District Budget will be presented and discussed. Click here for dates and locations.

Upcoming special Board of Education meetings

January 11. 2016 - The Board of Education will hold the following special meetings in addition to the regular BOE schedule:

    Wednesday, 1/13 at 7 pm (TMS)
    Purpose: Building Condition Reports (no action)

    Monday, 1/25 at 6 pm (TMS)
    Purpose: Contractual Matter (BOE only)

    Wednesday, 2/10 at 6 pm (TMS)
    Purpose: Canvass the Votes of 2/9

Guest speakers present on BOCES, Building Condition Survey

January 11, 2016 - The January 6, 2016 Board of Education Meeting included two presentations from guest speakers. Questar III BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Gladys Cruz discussed the BOCES services Troy utilizes to provide opportunities for students. Michael Fanning of Mosaic Associates and Scott Swenson of Engineered Solutions discussed the findings of the District’s Building Condition Survey. Learn more.

Troy Record: Fourth-grader 'badgers' her way to success in Troy spelling bee

January 6, 2016 - Elisabeth McDonald, Gavin O’Connor and Satya Groff were the top finishers in the Enlarged City School District of Troy’s Tenth Annual Spelling Bee in the Troy Middle School auditorium, earning entry into next month’s Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctors in Schenectady. The winner of that event will get an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June. Read the full article in the Troy Record.

Superintendent John Carmello welcomes back students

January 6, 2016 - On Monday, January 4, students began their day with a message from Superintendent John Carmello. The message, delivered to all students via state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology, encourages students to put their best foot forward in 2016. He encourages students to believe in themselves and to believe that with hard work comes success. We Can. We Will. End of Story.





Troy CSD schools to receive additional non-fiction books

non-fictionDecember 24, 2015 - Students throughout Troy will now have a greater selection of non-fiction books in their school libraries. This is thanks in part to a few well-written students and to an ambitious and hard-working grant writer. Learn more.







School 14 students get history lesson in LEGOS

legosDecember 21, 2015 - Creatacor welcomed first-graders from Troy's School 14 to its facility on Friday to explore and experience the Lego Americana Roadshow. The exhibit brings larger-than-life Lego replicas of some of the country's most well-known landmarks to malls across the country. Times Union.






'Hoops for the Stars’ motivates Troy CSD elementary students

hoops for the starsDecember 16, 2015 - On December 12, 150 parents and students from Troy City School District’s elementary schools attended the Siena Men’s Basketball Game vs. the University at Albany at the Times Union Center as part of the Hoops for the Stars (HFTS) Program. This season, 5 additional home games have been chosen in which Troy CSD’s elementary schools will receive 200 tickets per game. Learn more.  






SEFCU’s donations keep Troy CSD’s students warm this winter

sefcuDecember 3, 2015 - On December 3, the State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU) generously donated nearly 200 sets of hats, mittens and scarves to the Troy City School District. These items will go to Troy CSD students in need. Learn more.







Registration open for Troy’s new 3-year-old Pre-K program

Pre-KDecember 3, 2015 – This week the Troy City School District opened up registration for its new Prekindergarten (Pre-K) program for 3-year-old children. This expansion of the current program was made possible by a $30 million grant from the New York State Education Department, awarded to 34 districts including Troy CSD in September 2015. Registration is open December 1 - 15. Learn more.






Community to vote on School 1 sale, parking lot construction

December 3, 2015 - On December 2, the Troy City School District Board of Education approved a resolution that would authorize two propositions to be presented to voters on February 9, 2016. There is no tax impact for either of these propositions. The propositions include the approval of the sale of School 1, and the authorization to expend funds to construct a parking lot at School 14. Learn more.

Former NYS First Lady Matilda Cuomo visits Carroll Hill School

matilda cuomoNovember 24, 2015 - On November 24, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, former first lady of New York State, visited Troy’s Carroll Hill School to discuss the New York State Youth Mentoring Program and to visit classrooms.

Beginning as soon as January 2016, students from Carroll Hill School will be matched up with trained and vetted volunteer mentors from local organizations. Learn more.

Principal Karen Cloutier presents to Board of Education

November 23, 2015 - Principal Karen Cloutier provided an update on School 14 to the Board of Education on November 18.  Cloutier. The largest elementary school in the district, School 14 has seen improvements both in assessment data and behavioral data. In addtion, Cloutier presented a video created by School 14 students in which they sing about efficacy and proficiency to the tune of "Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson and featuring Bruno Mars. Learn more.




Troy CSD family engagement survey available online

November 16, 2015 - Troy City School District parents are invited and encouraged to participate in a survey to assess the current functioning of our schools from the perspective of our families. The survey will identify areas of success and areas in need of improvement within each school. Please complete one survey for each school that you have children enrolled in. The survey should take approximately five to 10 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey.

Kaitlin DelSignore signs with Universtiy of Maryland, Baltimore County

kate delsignoreNovember 16, 2015 - On November 13, surrounded by her family and coaches, Troy High School senior Kaitlin DelSignore signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC is an NCAA Division I school and honors college. Learn more.





Troy Riverfront P-TECH students impress Congressman Tonko

tonkoNovember 11, 2015 - On Tuesday, November 10, the Troy Riverfront Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) welcomed U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko to learn about the program and to witness Project Based Learning in action. In addition, representatives from various organizations were also in attendance including the Business Council of New York State, the Center for Economic Development (CEG), GE Healthcare, Hudson Valley Community College and Questar III BOCES. Learn more




ACTION NEEDED: Tell Troy City Council to save our School Resource Officers

SRONovember 9, 2015 - Dear Troy Residents: The Troy City Council has proposed a plan that would eliminate three School Resource Officer positions, and we need you to take action NOW, before their final meeting on November 12. These officers are a vital part of our school community and are critical to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students and staff. Please click here to let the Council know you oppose their plan, it takes just one minute and you can do it all online:




Fall Parent Engagement Newsletter available

parent engagementNovember 3, 2015 - Parents, the fall issue of the Parent Engagement Newsletter is here! It features upcoming events, information about the "growth mindset" that you've been hearing so much about, tips on keeping your child engaged during the holidays, ways to help your child develop healthy relationships and more! Click here to learn more.

THS Drama Club presents 'The Perfect Dog' - November 6 & 7

November 2, 2015 - Troy High School Drama Club will present "The Perfect Dog" on Friday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 7, at 2 p.m in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Please see the flyer for details.

Career Expo 2015 builds student interest in STEM

career expoOctober 28, 2015 - On October 22, Troy Middle School hosted Career Expo 2015 - an interactive an innovative exploration of career for students interested in improving the world through science and technology. The event welcomed 20 exhibitors from various local organizations and roughly 200 guests. Students had the opportunity to browse the room while learning about careers in STEM and participating in hands-on activities. The event also featured two panel presentations on the topics of careers in technology and careers in health care. Learn more.

Principal Ford reports to Board on School 16

October 27, 2015 - During the October 21 Board of Education meeting, Principal Tracy Ford provided an update on the current state of School 16. His presentation included performance and discipline data, as well as the school’s efforts for School Turnaround. Learn more.

P-TECH students featured in STEM13 Report

October 21, 2015 - Tenth Grade Troy Riverfront P-TECH students were recently featured in WNYT's STEM13 Report that highlights the program partnership with GE Healthcare. Watch the STEM13 report here. | Watch the commercial here.







P-TECH students explore STEM careers in video gaming industry

vicarious visionsOctober 14, 2015 - On October 13, ninth grade students in Troy Riverfront Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) visited Vicarious Visions, a video gaming software development company in Menands. Students hand on opportunity to tour the facility and learn about careers in the industry.Vicarious Visions is best known for their creation of games such as Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk, Spider-Man, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance for various platforms. Learn more.

Troy Middle School students host Q&A with Mayoral Candidates

October 7, 2015 - On October 6, the Troy Middle School Student Council welcomed the four mayoral candidates for the City of Troy. Students conducted research on the candidates prior to the event and then developed questions in regards to topics such as the City’s crime rate, taxes, debt, and parks and recreation. This exercise was an opportunity for students to become informed on current issues in their own community, engage in civic and political discourse and to share the information they’ve learned with their friends and family. Troy Record | WRGB-Channel 6 | WNYT-Channel 13



October 7 Board of Education Meeting to begin at 7:15 p.m.

October 6, 2015 - The October 7 Board of Education Meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. at Troy Middle School. This is a change from the originally posted time of 6:30 p.m.

YWCA honors two of Troy CSD’s ‘Resourceful Women’

ywcaOctober 1, 2015 - On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, The YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. (YWCA-GCR) honored two of Troy CSD’s own at their annual Resourceful Women’s Luncheon in Troy. Troy High Alternative Learning Program (ALP) teacher Rita Cao-Garcia as well as Administrator and former School 18 Principal Cynthia Kilgallon were honored in front of hundreds at the Hilton Garden Inn. Learn more.

Troy Record: Carroll Hill School celebrates 50 years

September 30, 2015 - Carroll Hill Elementary School, which opened in 1965, celebrates 50 years this year as a community school in Troy. At a celebration Monday evening, principal Casey Parker – who has lead the school for the past decade – observed that some historic and cultural things that occurred in 1965 included the premiere of the film The Sound of Music, civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. walked in Selma, Ala., and Lyndon B. Johnson was president. Read the full article in the Troy Record.

Troy schools celebrate 'Dads Take Your Child to School Day'

September 23, 2015 - Thank you to all the dads, uncles and grandfathers who participated in School 18 and School 2's "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" on September 22. This event emphasizes the importance of male involvement and positive role models in our children's lives. This event is a state-wide initiative sponsored by NYS Office of Children and Family Services and NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. School 14 is hosting the event on Friday, October 2. WNYT - Ch. 13 | Times Union



Troy community kicks off school year

September 21, 2015 - This past weekend hundreds of Troy community members, students and families came out at various locations to kick off the 2015-2016 school year. Troy Middle School started things off with a massive block party at Prospect Park on Friday, September 18. Saturday’s festivities included another block party at School 2 and a carnival at Carroll Hill School. Learn more.




TMS Principal Brian Dunn reports to Board of Education

September 17, 2015 - On September 16, Troy Middle School Principal Brian Dunn provided remarks to the Board of Education on the current status of the school and the plans for the future. Learn more.

Troy Record: Horses flying defense comes up big in upset win

September 9, 2015 - Troy High School football coach Bob Burns has high hopes for his Flying Horses squad with good reason. After Friday’s night’s Class A opening 20-6 win over visiting Queensbury, his defense has already shown that it can contain one of the most explosive offenses in the Capital Region. Read the full article in the Troy Record.

Textbook pickup for private, parochial school students

September 9, 2015 - Parents/Guardians of Private & Parochial students who have not picked up their textbooks can do so during the month of September, MondayFriday 7:30 a.m. uto 2 p.m.

Universal Pre-K Orientation - Tuesday, September 8

September 3, 2015 - Universal Pre-kindergarten Orientation will be held Tuesday, September 8, at 9 a.m. for School 2, School 12 and School 14. The first day of School is Wednesday, September 9, at 7:45 a.m. (An error in the District calendar incorrectly lists the Orientation for Wednesday).

NYSDOT: Construction on Hoosick Street, August - October

August 28, 2015 - The New York State Department of Transportation will be making improvements to Hoosick Street (Rt. 7) between 8th Street in the City of Troy and Hillcrest Ave in the Town of Brunswick. Parents/Guardians will be notified of any potential changes to bus routes. Please see the flyer for details.

Troy to host Career Expo 2015 - October 22

August 28, 2015 - Career Expo 2015 will be held Thursday, October 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Troy Middle School. Students in grades 7-11, Parents/Guardians, Community Members, Business Leaders, Teachers,
School Counselors and Administrators are invited to come learn about careers in science and technology. Please see the flyer for details.

Test results show incremental progress

August 20, 2015 - At the August 19 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent John Carmello discussed Troy CSD's results on the New York State assessments in Grades 3-8 in ELA and Math. This is the third year the Common Core Aligned assessments were administered. The 2015 results show incremental growth in both subjects. See the full presentation here.

Second cohort of P-TECH students complete Summer Bridge program

p-tech summer bridgeAugust 18, 2015 - The second cohort of Troy Riverfront Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) recently marked the conclusion of the Summer Bridge Program with a picnic and final project presentation. The program serves as orientation for incoming freshman and includes team building exercises and visits to program partner sites. Please visit the P-TECH page to learn more about this and other activities throughout the three-week summer program.

Troy Middle School students program robots at RPI

rpi roboticsAugust 8, 2015 -- Last week, nineteen 7th and 8th grade Troy Middle School students participated in the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) Summer at Rensselaer Program – Summer Robotics Camp at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Students learned how to program robots to use touch, color and ultrasonic sensors. Learn more.

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