Jump Rope for Heart Students learn dental health Students learn about each other Alumnus Cam Smith with Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin Pre-K Committee discusses ideas Students learn about High School choices Spelling Bee winner with family Spelling Bee contestant

Jump Rope for Heart Raises $3,400

Wynantskill UFSD would like to thank Liza and Shay Kerwin for organizing this year's Jump Rope for Heart as well as everyone who supported the event. "This year, approximately 70 students and families attended and we raised $3,400 for the American Heart Association," said Ms. Kerwin.

2nd Graders Learn About Dental Health

Second graders learned about the importance of dental health on Feb. 8 when dental hygienists from Cooney Orthodontics visited the school. Thanks for spending time with our students!

"Start With Hello" Program Confronts Student Isolation

Gardner-Dickinson joined hundreds of schools across the country by participating in Start With Hello, a program that confronts social isolation in schools. "No one at Gardner-Dickinson should feel isolated," said Principal Mary Yodis. "It's not okay for one child to eat alone. It's not okay for one child to have to play alone." Read more.

GD Alumnus Learns About Legislature in Career Exploration Program

Gardner-Dickinson alumnus Cam Smith, currently a senior at Tech Valley High School, spent time learning about the state legislature recently during a visit with Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin. The visit was part of I-Term, a program that gives students the opportunity to explore careers.

Pre-K Committee Has Initial Discussions

More than a dozen community members and educators came together on Jan. 26 for the first Pre-K Planning Committee Meeting. The group brainstormed ideas in an initial step towards creating a pre-kindergarten program for 2018-19.

8th Graders Learn About High School Choices

Eighth graders learned about their options for High School on Jan. 12 when representatives from Averill Park, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Troy, and Tech Valley High School visited the High School Fair. Read more.

Ryan Bates Wins Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 5th grader Ryan Bates who won Gardner-Dickinson's Spelling Bee on Jan. 10! Ryan's winning word was "ravine". The runner-up was 6th grader Lauren Czubek. More photos.

Video of Spelling Bee

Gardner-Dickinson held its annual Spelling Bee on Jan. 10. Watch a video of the event.

Food Services Program Earns High Marks

Wynantskill UFSD's Food Services program received high marks from the NYS Education Department's Office of Child Nutrition this month during a routine audit. Read more.

Kindergartners Honored for Reading Progress

Kindergartners were honored at the Dec. 15 Board of Education meeting for their dedication and progress in reading as part of the Royal Recognition program. Great job!


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Board Announces 5-Year Contract for Dr. Reardon

The Board of Education announced at the Feb. 16 meeting that it has agreed to a new 5-year contract for Superintendent Thomas Reardon. "Dr. Reardon has been excellent in all aspects of his performance," said Board President Andrew Lanesey. "He has developed excellent relationships with everyone: students, staff, parents, and the community at large." Read more. Posted 2/17/17.

Join the Community Book Club

Community members are invited to join the Adult Community Book Club to go along with this year's Parents As Reading Partners program. The book is "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban." Copies of the book are available at the North Greenbush Public Library. Learn more here or email Library Media Specialist Linda Fecura with questions. Posted 2/22/17.

Kindergarten RegistrationRegister Kindergartners Now for Fall

If your child will attend kindergarten at Gardner-Dickinson this fall, please register your child now by calling Ms. Fazioli at 283-4600 ext. 10 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1 to attend kindergarten this fall. Forms are available on our Registration webpage. Posted 1/05/17.

Kindergarten RegistrationSubstitute Nurses Needed

The district is in need of school nurses substitutes. If interested, please email School Nurse Tricia Gibbs or call her at 283-4600 ext. 18. Posted 2/22/17.


Earn Equipment for District Through AdvantEdge Card

Did you know using your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card can help Wynantskill UFSD receive free supplies and equipment? Check to see if your card is registered to earn points for Gardner-Dickinson here. Posted 2/21/17.


District Receives Best Rating in Comptroller's Review

Wynantskill UFSD received the best rating in State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's recent annual review of school districts' financial stability. More info. Posted 2/03/17.


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