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Catskill Central School District

Reflecting Academic Excellence


News & Announcements


Moving Up Program Updates

  • The Grade 8 Moving Up program is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25th, at 9:00 am.
  • The Grade 5 Moving Up program is scheduled for Thursday, June 26th, at 9:00 am.

ASP Cat Food 2013 - 2014
Location: CHS Cafeteria.  Time: Serving begins at 5:00pm. 
Cost: Free to students, staff, and parents

April 23-April Showers

May 6 -Healthy Eating

May 21- May Flowers

June 3 -Good Bye BBQ


CES Math Workshops with Senior Math Specialist Heide Bromley

*April 23 at 6:00pm

*May 21 at 6:00pm

Location: CHS Library

Free Dinner Served at 5:00pm

Click here to download flyer.


STEM is fun and empowers GIRLS to make a difference in the world. This free event is open to girls in grades 4-8. Learn from talented women on how to be the next generation of women leaders in STEM.
WHERE: Hudson Valley Community College’s
TEC-SMART located in NYSERDA’s
Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®),
345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY 12020
Free Parking Available
WHEN: April 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Click here to download the flyer.


STEM Career Expo

As part of our continuing effort to inform students, families and community members about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) we are joining with NEATEC, Troy Riverfront P-Tech and several local school districts working to expand STEM education – Brunswick, Lansingburgh, Schodack and Troy - to sponsor a STEM Career Expo. This year’s event will be held at Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy on May 7, 2014 beginning at 4:30 p.m. until 7:30. Of particular interest will be two panel presentations about high demand careers in technology and healthcare that students and their families will want to attend. This event is open to all students and their families as well as board members, guidance departments, teachers and school leaders. I urge all of you to publicize this event and encourage your stakeholders to visit with representatives of the emerging technology businesses that will be in attendance. Information can also be found at


American Legion Baseball is Holding Tryouts for Potential Players ages 13 to 18 in 2014.

Date: Sunday, April 27th Time: 1:00 pm

Location: at the Ricky Cramer Field

For more information: The contact person is Sam Perez 518-965-1280.


New York State Math Assessments
New York State Math Assessments Grades 3-8 April 30, May 1 and May 2



Clean Sweep Day   Saturday May 3

Catskill Village Hall 8:30am-1:00pm

Click here to download flyer.


Future Freshman Event

Date: May 6th

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Catskill Middle & HIgh Schools
Please click here to download the flyer.


2014 Catskill Spring Rush Triathlon

Click here for the 2014 Catskill Spring Rush Triathlon website.

Date: June 7, 2014
Time: 8:30AM


Catskill Elementary Summer School

Reading and Math Summer Program

July 1st to August 7th          8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Monday through Thursday and Friday, July 25th

Click here for Registration Form.

Click here for Summer School Flyer.

Click here to read letter from Dr. Farrell.


Annie Sirago, Kindergarten Teacher in Catskill Elementary School has been selected as one of Channel 13's "Top Teacher."
Her profile interview aired on the six o'clock WNYT news on April 2nd.

Click here to watch.


Emily Pruden, CHS senior, has been selected as one of Channel 13's "Thirteen Kids Who Care."
Her profile interview aired on the six o'clock WNYT news on March 10th.

Click here to watch.


2014 Budget Vote and School Board Election

Click here for information regarding 20014 Budget Vote and School Board Election

Click here for Budget information from BOE Mtg-March 31, 2014

Click here for Budget Information from BOE Mtg-April 2, 2014

Click here to Budget Information from BOE Mtg-April 22, 2014


Click here for the 2013-2014 Bus Routes for:

Information Regarding Testing

Dear [Parent/Guardian]:
Beginning in April, our elementary and middle school students will be taking the 3-8 NYS Assessments in ELA, Math and Science. Click here to view the schedule. To help students prepare for these tests, I want to share with you some important tips to make your child feel as confident and comfortable as possible on testing days.

Reading and writing on a regular basis is one of the most important factors for success on any assessment, regardless of the content area. The more a child reads and writes the more likely they will be to reach their highest potential on any test. Encourage your child to read different kinds of texts to help them increase their vocabulary development and become familiar with different styles of writing that will help them to become stronger students overall.
Some students become anxious when tackling standardized tests. While it is important to acknowledge the value of a test, it is equally important to remind them that a test is simply one measure of performance. The more relaxed and prepared a student is about an exam, the more likely they are to perform their best and truly demonstrate their best learning.
There has been much publicity recently about state testing and the Common Core and there is a lot of misinformation being presented. The Common Core State Standards adopted by the Board of Regents in 2010 emphasize critical thinking, careful reading of fiction and non-fiction, writing with evidence, effective communication of ideas, and real-world problem solving in mathematics.
While testing has become an integral part of students’ education at every level, we recognize the concerns you may have about the upcoming testing and want to not only alleviate any fears your child may have, but also any concerns you may have about the use of these assessments in placement or grading.

We do not use these assessments as a sole determination in any type of program placement. We simply look at them as another measure of performance we have, in addition to many other valuable measures. Each child is unique; we look at the whole child in school, not how they perform on any single assessment. We certainly do not want any of our students to stay home simply to avoid taking one of these tests for fear of this.

[Superintendent/District Administrator]



2014 New York State Safe Teen Driver Summit-May 2nd-May 3rd

Click here to download the flyer for the 2014 New York State Safe Teen Driver Summit



ONGOING SALE Location: Catskill Elementary School, Room 188 Time: 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

Sale will be ongoing during the next few weeks, until items are depleted.

Location: Catskill Elementary School Room 188

**Cash or Checks payable to Catskill CSD**

For Questions contact: Cheryl Rabinowitz, Director of Technology or 518-943-0574 ext. 188       

Please note: All Items are in working condition but are sold "as is".



The Catskill Central School District Distributes a Monthly Newsletter Magazine.
The newsletters focus and celebrate the very positive events occurring in the Catskill Central School District. This newsletter is not to replace any of the excellent building and departmental newsletters that are currently distributed in the schools, but to continue to enhance and showcase the great work of our students and staff district-wide. As time progresses, we anticipate the Catskill CSD magazine will continue to grow with additional news and photo contributions from students and staff.

Community Action of Greene County Inc. needs volunteers!
Many opportunities, some including retail experience. Flexible schedules available! Questions? Call Bethany at (518) 943-9205 ext 1121


The Fitness Center, located in the Catskill High School, is open for public use Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and weekends 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $1.00 per use.  Please use the entrance located on the side of the building between the auditorium and the gym.  An attendant is on duty during the times open.


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Catskill Central School District Goals


The mission of the Catskill Central School District is to provide all children with the opportunity to fully develop their academic and creative potential, and to assist them in becoming mature, humane, responsible and productive members of society.


The Board of Education set the following goals for the 2012-13 year:

  1. Provide educational opportunities for all students to achieve high academic success
  2. Collaborate with our community 
  3. Communicate with all stakeholders