Chasity McGivern, the Capital Region area representative for the ASSE International Student Exchange, interviewing families for the 2020-21 school year to host high school students from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia, or Africa.

David Hoffman has been appointed the associate dean for academic initiatives at Maria College in Albany. Hoffman, who holds a doctorate in bioethics with a concentration in health ethics and policy from Albany Medical College, will also continue in his role as associate professor for ethics and health policy at Maria.

Laurie Carbo-Porter, Ph.D., RN, has been named dean of nursing at Maria College.

The Helderberg Kiwanis Club donated school backpacks for 27 students at Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Each pack included school supplies and new sneakers.

Blessing for the upcoming school year on Sunday morning at the Helderberg Reformed Church in Guilderland Center

Berne-Knox-Westerlo secondary school has been upgraded and the neighboring elementary school will be renovated, in phases, throughout the school year, as part of a $20 million bond project.

KNOX — It’s spring and with it comes rain, robins, Easter, and vacation!  We covered it all during April!

GUILDERLAND — Signs-ups begin on Jan. 17 for Guilderland High School students interested in playing spring sports.

Spring sports start March 6, and include boys’ and girls’ track and field, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, softball, baseball, boys’ tennis, and unified basketball.

The United States Department of Education advocates use of the “Run, hide, fight” protocol for schools to practice in case of being targeted by a shooter; our local schools are practicing lockdowns — hiding — only.

Lynnwood Elementary students role-played in scenes about bullying and respect with Union College hockey players trying to beat the image of aggression in their sport.


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