Tag Archives: high school
Stillwater HS to Cooperate with Prevention Council
Article on page 8 of the 08/11 issue.
Banzai Literacy Program at MHS – by Sandy McBride
High school education prepares students for college and for the job market. The curriculum offers courses in the sciences, language arts, foreign languages, physical education, math and music, providing them with the skills necessary to pass college courses. Programs offered through BOCES teaches them such job skills as machine technology, cosmetology, auto repair and culinary arts among others. There are all kinds of learning tools available in our schools for young people who will soon embark on that often intimidating journey called life in the real world
Mechanicville Senior Prom – May 8th, 2015
The Express Newspaper – May 7, 2015
Rachel’s Challenge- How To Be A Better Person – by Sandy McBride
“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.”
These words were written by 18 year old Rachel Joy Scott in 1999.
Today’s high school kids are too young to remember the feeling of horror and helplessness that gripped our nation on April 20 of that year when the news broke that two teen-age gunmen had gone on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Twelve students and one teacher died in that attack.
Read the entire article in the May 1st issue of the Express.
Charlies Brown Performed at Mechanicville HS – by Sandy McBride
Exploring the timeless trials of being a kid, as those trials were depicted for many years in the comic strips of the late, great Charles M. Schulz, the Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School Drama Club entertained their audiences last weekend at four performances of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!”
With snappy dialogue, song and dance in the format of a fast-paced series of vignettes, these students brought to life the beloved Schulz characters Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Woodstock and Peppermint Patty.
Full Story in the March 27th issue of the Express.
Waterford/Halfmoon HS Band Performs at Disney-by Michael Bielawski
Waterford – The Waterford/Halfmoon High School band took take a trip to Florida to play music for tourists and relatives during their February vacation, as they have been doing every other year since 2000. At the Feb 6 board meeting band director Melvin Byron spoke to the board and The Express about the trip.
The trip is arranged by Disney Youth Services. “It’s a great thing that they do because it allows groups like ours and a lot of other schools to be able to afford to go down there,” said Mr. Byron. He thinks it’s a great experience. “I’ve found Disney fascinating for years but it’s always nice to see it through eyes that have never been there before.”
The entire article is in the March 20th edition of the Express.
Winter Concert at Mechanicville HS – by Sandy McBride
It was standing room only at the Paul N. Luther Auditorium last Wednesday evening for the annual Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School Winter Band Concert. Conducted by instrumental music teacher Michael Jeffery, three bands . . . the 6th grade band, the 7th and 8th grade band and the high school band . . . delighted their packed house audience as each of them in turn performed a selection of classics and holiday favorites. The show concluded with nearly 20 MHS alumni musicians joining the high school band on stage for a beautiful rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”.