Guilderland Central School District

Track-and-field events sometimes come down to physics and psyche, pushing by increments.

Without a coach, Shayla Lyons has perfected her shot put technique watching YouTube videos; her school has no track facilities, so she practices in a parking lot — the challenges have made her a champ.

The high sun and heavy humidity didn't stop Guilderland athletes from placing near the top during state championships for outdoor track and field.

Each year, in what looks like it could be a session from the United Nations, students who have come to school at Guilderland from many foreign lands, gather together with their families for a shared meal.

Raising money was the goal, jailbreak was the game last Friday afternoon at Guilderland Elementary in Guilderland to help raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that often affects the lungs. Two Guilderland students — second-grader Avery Schorr, and fourth-grader Braeden Schorr — have cystic fibrosis.

A two-mega-watt array will supply power to the school's facilities from a 20-acre field near Dunnsville and Becker roads.

Longtime science teacher Alan Fiero notices that kids these days have less physical stamina. He gets them out of their seats and into the field for hands-on learning.

Ray Bach, Guilderland

The school district's business leader hopes that, by the time Guilderland gets serial bonds for its capital project "Moody will have noticed we've built back up our reserves."

"Both of these units were an absolute joy," the school district's negotiator said of Guilderland's office workers and teaching assistants.

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