Catskill Central School District
Reflecting Academic Excellence
News & Announcements
School Milk Issue
Nov. 29 - Our goal at Catskill is to keep you informed and your children safe. On Monday, November 28th, a student purchased his/her lunch at school, and according to the student and a teacher present, the student opened the milk, started to drink and discovered that the milk was not a liquid consistency. The student made a video of the milk and then reported the issue to the Principal, Assistant Principal and School Lunch Manager. The milk’s expiration date was December 2, 2016. Out of the 400 milks served on November 28th, no other issues were reported. The remaining cartons of milk were returned to the dairy for testing, and none of the milk with this date will be served in the cafeteria. Please note: the milk we serve is temperature tested daily and all health and safety practices are followed.
Catskill Welcomes New Director of Special Education
Please welcome Rochelle Sarikey to Catskill Central Schools as our new Director of Special Education. Ms. Sarikey comes to us from the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District where she served as their Director of Special Education and Pupil Services for ten years. She also has experience as an assistant principal, a special education teacher, and a first grade teacher.
Ms. Sarikey was appointed by the Catskill Board of Education on November 16th and began here on December 1st. She is excited to become a Catskill Cat!
Catskill CSD Superintendent Search: Invitation to Apply
The Catskill CSD Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead our urban-rural school district located in New York’s Hudson Valley. Perched on the shores of the Hudson River at the northern end of the Catskill Mountains, the district serves 1,550 students in three school buildings.
CHS Students Tapped for Area All-State
Congratulations to sophomores Jenna Murray and Edward Donahue. On November 18 and 19, these two students participated in the NYS School Music Association Zone 9 Area All-State Festival for Concert Chorus. Zone 9 represents Greene, Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, and Orange counties.
Jenna and Edward were two of only four students from Greene County who were selected to participate in this group based on the high marks each received during their solo performances for NYSSMA judges this past April.
Board Swears In Student Council Officers
At the November 16 Board of Education Meeting, the newly elected officers of the Catskill Elementary Student Council were sworn into office by Board President Kyle Lyles and Interim Superintendent Annemarie Barkman. After taking their oath of office, fifth graders Emily Allen (President), Devin Fitzmaurice (Vice President), Ian Fitzmaurice (Treasurer), and Gavin Near (Secretary) were each presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Board.
Catskill Schools Honor Veterans
Both Catskill Elementary School and Catskill High School honored our veterans with special Veterans Day Assemblies held November 10th. Area veterans were invited to attend, and In the audience were local men and women representing service in every major conflict the United States has been involved in over the past seventy-five years – World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The events included remarks from staff and veteran guest speakers, as well as student performances of patriotic songs.
Gallery Art Show Features Works By Catskill Teacher
You can check out the talents of Catskill High School art teacher Wendy Doney, whose artwork is the feature of From Pen to Paint, a gallery art show at Columbia-Greene Community College, running now through December 23. See flyer...
Board of Education Adopted Goals for 2016 - 2017
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.