There will be a short presentation regarding the Capital Project underway prior to the November 1, 2018 Mechanicville School Board Meeting. The presentation will begin at 6:30PM in the Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria followed by the Board of Education Meeting at 7PM.
Hello Parents! We hope this finds all of our students and their families enjoying their summer. Here at Mechanicville Jr./Sr. High School there are so many changes taking place to grow and enhance our district. As part of our capital project, there is much work being done this summer to the 9-12 end of the building. A new cafeteria and athletic complex is being finished- the auditorium flooring has been given a makeover, and there has been extensive and what will be ongoing work in the high school classrooms, hallways, and restrooms in regard to renovation work has and will continue to be ongoing throughout the year. Improvements to the infrastructure, security, and network are a few things that have been happening around our building. Starting this 2018-19 school year, we are excited to be offering a breakfast program before the school day for all student in grades 6-12 as well as the opportunity to offer new lunch options for our students, one option which will allow students to pre-order a customized meal online! Details will follow in regard to these programs. Also starting this September we will have an amended start time where our school day will begin at 8:03am, keeping the dismissal time of 2:25pm the same. This time change was prompted by requests from many students and parents to allow for all staff to be available each day until a minimum of 2:53pm for questions, extra help, meetings, or other such need after the school day ends, all students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with staff. Duration of blocks will change by 5 minutes from 78 minutes to 73 minutes per block to allow for this opportunity. This change will minimize student schedule impact, increase accessibility of staff for students, and keep our district well above the mandated time for students in the classroom. Please note that our first day of classes for students will be on Thursday, September 6th. Also note that drop off this year will occur under
We hope this summer finds everyone enjoying some great weather and preparing for a new school year. As we make preparations for this upcoming 2018-19 school year, please note that we will have a change in start time at the Jr./Sr. High School. Our start time has been moved to 8:03am and dismissal will stay the same at 2:25pm. If there are any questions in regard to this schedule, please contact our office at 518-664-9881. Thank you and stay safe this summer!
On June 19th, 2018 Christine Starks, Grade 1 teacher at Mechanicville Elementary School was named the TCT Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Year! Ms. Starks was originally nominated by a parent and received teacher of the month from TCT for March of 2018. From all the monthly recipients she was chosen as this years 2017-18 Teacher of the Year! Congratulations Ms. Starks!!
Reminder for Seniors that the MES walk through will take place tomorrow (Friday) morning. Seniors should report to the High School Cafeteria with both cap and gown at 9AM - buses will load at 9:15 and walk through will take place at 9:30. Graduates will return to the high school no later than 10am and will be dismissed. We hope you will join your fellow graduates for this memorable occasion!
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Next Monday (June 11) is locker clean out for all HS students - all items in lockers need to be removed on or before this date -- all personal belongings, texts, notebooks, binders, garbage, etc. need to be removed by the end of the day on Monday as lockers will be both cleaned out and secured for testing after school on this date. Thank you.
Attention all High School Students - Please note that Chromebooks will be collected during Block 2 on Thursday of this week - please be sure to have your device with you for collection. For seniors with Leave at that time, please be sure that you turn in your device to the IT department in their office across from the MS office on or before that date. Thank you.
We will be hosting a community presentation targeted for parents to show, present, and discuss what these devices are, what they can do, and most importantly what you can do at home so that we can work together to educate our students on the dangers of vaping and reduce this growing trend. This presentation will take place at 7 pm on Thursday May 31 in the Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium.
On Wednesday May 16, 2018 students and their advisors traveled to the University at Albany for the annual No Place For Hate Recognition Ceremony. Students from both Mechanicville Jr/Sr High and the Elementary school joined other local schools to celebrate their efforts to make their school communities a better environment to learn in. Mechanicville City School District is one of over 1,800 schools across the country that successfully completed the program by implementing at least 3 school-wide activities to promote unity and respect in order to reduce bullying and foster a prejudice-free school. Mechanicville Jr/Sr High received the distinguished Gold Star designation for their efforts this year. Great job Mechanicville at making your school one that embodies No Place for Hate in your schools!