Guilderland Central School District

Elementary students gave author Jeff Kinney a rock-star welcome in Guilderland last Thursday. 

Brenda McClaine was a math teacher at Guilderland when she stole over $100,000 in union funds. She was sentenced last week to six months, served on weekends, so she will coninue working at the district office.

Guilderland High school Assistant Principal Ann-Marie McManus said the school wants to be the first stop for prevention and intervention when it comes to illegal drug use.

Local school leaders are in the throes of figuring out how to put new graduation options into place for current high school seniors. They see both advantages and drawbacks to the plan adopted this month by the state’s Board of Regents, which governs education in New York.

The Guilderland girls’ soccer team was knocked out of the Class AA playoffs on Oct. 28 with a 5-to-0 loss to Niskayuna at home in the quarterfinals.

The Guilderland girls' volleyball team won in three straight sets (25-11, 25-21, and 25-16) against Shaker on Oct. 28.  The boys won their matchup against Colonie on Friday to advance in the playoffs.

On Oct. 13, the Guilderville swim team competed against Albany at home for Senior Night.

For national Mix It Up at Lunch Day, athletes from the College of Saint Rose and high school students in Guilderland sat in the seats of a local middle school, where lunch tables can represent social boundaries.

Children and teens stepped into characters with their costumes last week, seeking sweets and new personas at Guilderland and Voorheesville schools.

Local school administrators weigh in on proposition No. 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot, which asks voters whether the state should use a large bond to invest in new technology used in school districts.

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