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The Little Mermaid March 31 - April 2 @ CHS

Catskill High School Presents Disney’s beloved musical The Little Mermaid March 31st and April 1st at 7:00 p.m. and April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students & senior citizens - call 518-943-2300 to purchase. See show poster...

 

Board of Ed. Candidate Petitions Now Available

Nominating petitions for Board of Education candidates are available from the Board Clerk now through April 17, 2017 business days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Board Clerk, Judy Enck, is located in the superintendent’s office building at 343 West Main St. in Catskill and may be reached at jenck@catskillcsd.org or 518-943-4696. For this year’s election, there are five seats open on the Catskill Board of Education. Learn more...

 

Student Council Meets their Serviceman Pen Pal

Specialist Kazanjian with student council membersCatskill Elementary School’s Student Council enjoyed a special visitor when their pen pal, U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Kazanjian, stopped by to have lunch with the students on March 2. The students have been writing to him since he was stationed overseas with the 173rd Airborne. “It’s just real nice that they take the time to write to you, especially at such a young age, and even if you don’t have the time to write back,” said Kazanjian, who was visiting Catskill while on leave prior to heading up to the Adirondacks for his new assignment at Fort Drum. “Now that I am stationed in New York, I have time to stop by and visit the kids who are writing to me.” Learn more...

 

Winter Sports Awards

Catskill High School held it's 2016-17 Winter Sports Awards night March 2nd in the CMS auditorium. The event honored the Catskill Cats' most outstanding student-athletes. See list of awardees...

 

Read Across America (and CES Too!)

Lt. Fracello reads to studentsNothing gets kids interested in reading more than a great story. On Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, Catskill Elementary School participated in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, which celebrated literacy at our school by bringing in special guests to read to our students. CES enjoyed sixteen volunteers from the community who stopped by and read some exciting books to students in every grade. There were many stories by Dr. Seuss, of course, and books by other children's authors as well. Guest readers included folks like Lt. Frascello from the Catskill Police Department (pictured) and Greene County legislator Gene Hattan. Learn more...

 

“Outside the Lines” Annual Art Exhibition

Be sure to check out the great artwork of Catskill's Elementary, Middle and High school students, along with students from across the county, now on display at The Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery on Main St. in Catskill. The “Outside the Lines” exhibition runs March 4 – April 15, 2017. Learn more about the show...

 

Flag Commemorates Service, Appreciation

Donald Osborne and Annemarie Barkman with the flag dislay outside the superintendent's office.A symbol of freedom and service with a bit of history behind it now hangs in the Catskill Central School District office. This United States flag, which flew in combat missions over Afghanistan, was given to Catskill Central Schools by Air Force personnel as a “thank you” to our students and staff. A few years ago, students in the Middle School/High School after-school program mailed holiday cards and well-wishes to Catskill graduates serving in the armed forces. The idea, spearheaded by Donald Osborne, a teaching assistant at CHS and with the after-school program, was to show appreciation for our servicemen and women stationed far away from home. Read full article...


Child Find Notice

Notice is hereby given to all district residents with children between birth and age 21; If your child is disabled or you suspect he/she may be disabled, you may be entitled to special education and related services without cost to you. Please contact the school’s Special Education Office at 518-943-0574 ext. 3307 for information.

Notice is in compliance with IDEA “Child Find” requirements Education Law 4402 (1) (a)

 

Students' Lunch Fundraiser Helps Fight Hunger

Students prepare salad during FACS classCatskill High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) program cooked up a special lunch for faculty and staff as a fundraiser for Matthew 25, a food pantry serving people in need in the Catskill area. On February 16, approximately 75 students took part in planning, preparing, or delivering 50 meals that staff at school and in the district offices purchases. They served up pizza with meat or vegetarian options, salad, and custard for dessert. Together, students and staff raised $250 to help fight hunger in our community.
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CES Chorus Sings at Pro Chorus at Albany Devils gameHockey Game

Our Catskill Elementary Chorus was invited to perform "God Bless America" at the opening of the Albany Devils Hockey game at the Times Union Center on February 17th! Afterward, the group stayed to watch the game and was able to cheer our Albany Devils on to a 4-0 victory over Wilkes-Barre. Thanks for the support of the many parents and teachers who came to hear the children sing and share this fun night with us!

 

 

Choral Students Join Honors Performance Series

Superintendetn Annemarie Barkman, Jenna Murray and Caitlin Van Loan, chorus teacher Michelle Storrs, Board president Kyle LylesAt the February 15th Board of Ed. meeting, CHS students Jenna Murray and Caitlin Van Loan were recognized for their acceptance into the Honors Performance Series, which brings together some of the most talented young musicians to perform under the direction of a master conductor at one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world. As part of their experience, the two sopranos headed to NYC for several days of rehearsals, leading up to a performance at Carnegie Hall on February 5th. Pictured here are Jenna and Caitlin with interim superintendent Annmarie Barkman, CHS chorus teacher Michelle Storrs, and Board president Kyle Lyles.

 

Superintendent Search Update

We are pleased to announce the Catskill Board of Education is entering negotiations with a final candidate.  With Questar BOCES leading the search, the Board interviewed three finalists on February 1.  The Board carefully considered the excellent input from the stakeholders’ committee and the results of the staff/community survey. Learn more...

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 School Year

This March, Catskill Central School District will be conducting registration for students entering Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten in September, 2017.
In order to be eligible to enter Kindergarten this coming fall, a student must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2017 and be a resident of the Catskill Central School District. Please note that our Kindergarten program is a full-day program.
In order to be eligible to enter Pre-Kindergarten this coming fall, a student must be four years of age on or before December 1, 2017 and be a resident of the Catskill Central School District.  Please note there is no transportation provided for our half-day Pre-Kindergarten program.

Parents who will be registering a child for Kindergarten or Pre-Kindergarten will need to provide certain documents at their scheduled registration appointment. Learn more...

 

Board of Education Adopted Goals for 2016 - 2017

CATS CAN:

 

1. Reduce referrals, in school and out of school suspensions by 10%

2. Decrease course failures by 10% each quarter from the previous year.

3. Increase the graduation rate of grade 9 cohorts from the previous year.

4. Increase by 5% proficiency and mastery on state assessments.

5. Read on grade level by the end of grade 2.

 

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