On October 18, School 2 hosted a grand opening celebration of their Community Schools Wing. The newly renovated space will serve as a hub for support services for both children and their families. It includes private areas for medical and dental screenings, family support, career resources and meeting spaces.
School 14, School 18 and Carroll Hill School have been selected as “Project Schools” with the Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) of Columbia University. Troy CSD is the only district in the greater Capital Region to be selected. This extremely competitive professional development opportunity welcomes embedded staff development by the Lucy Calkins’ staff at the TCRWP.
Whitsons, our food service provider, is conducting a brief survey to receive feedback on our school nutrition program and how we can improve our services. We need your input regarding the current program and any changes you would like to see implemented. We will use this information to develop new options and services. Students, parents and teachers can click on the link above to take the survey by October 12.
On September 26, the NYS Education Department released the results of its Grades 3-8 English language arts and math assessments, which were administered at public schools statewide this past spring. Overall, Troy City School District saw an increase in both English and math proficiency and is scoring higher than other high needs districts across the state.
Students in the 21st Century After School Program and their families are invited to “Lights on After School,” an Open House showcasing our program. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Please click the link above for details.
Troy CSD and the Parent Network of the Capital Region will offer several parent trainings over the course of the school year on a variety of topics relating to students with disabilities and other challenges. The first training will be Tuesday, October 23, “Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): The Basics. Click the link above for details.
The Troy City School District is asking resident taxpayers to complete a brief survey regarding the Alternative Veterans’ Tax Exemption Program. The Board of Education is considering three levels of the exemption. If enacted, those who qualify would see their taxes lowered and all others would see their taxes slightly increase. Click the link above for more information and to take the survey.
Troy High School will host its Open House on Thursday, September 27, 6 – 9 p.m. Students and their families are invited to come meet the teachers, administrators and tour the classrooms.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 25, 6-9 p.m. for Troy Middle School’s Open House. Come meet your child’s teachers, administrators and other parents.
The 21st Century After School Program for students in Grades 5 – 8 will begin on September 17. Parents/Guardians must register their child in advance. Please click the link above to register.