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5th Grade on the Water

How many schools can say PE class looks like this? Catskill is a river town, and to take advantage of the unique opportunity this provides, we have a large fleet of canoes and kayaks for our students to experience our local waterways in. 5th graders walked from Catskill Elementary School to the Catskill Creek waterfront […]

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Catskill’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition Second Year in a Row

We did it again! Catskill Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 24th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music […]

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Senior Signing 2023

The Class of 2023 took another step forward into adulthood at our Senior Signing ceremony held May 24 at Catskill High School. Their families, school staff, and the entire CHS student body filled the auditorium to watch as, one by one, our seniors took to the stage to sign their names and symbolically commit to […]

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Art Club at Albany Institute of History & Art

Catskill High School’s Art Club took a field trip to the Albany Institute of History and Art to view the many exhibits there, including the museum’s Hudson River School permanent collection and the current exhibits of fashion, tulips, and the watercolors of Hudson River School artists William and Sara Hart. Students spent time perusing the […]

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Letter from Dr. Wilson Addressing Concerns at CMS

May 24, 2023 Dear Catskill Middle School Families, This letter is  in response to inquiries we have been receiving from parents about an alleged situation reported to involve students at CMS. Concerns were reported to school administrators on Friday, May 19, and we began an investigation at that time. The investigation is ongoing and law […]

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Greetings From Dr. Wilson

May 18, 2023 – Greetings Catskill CSD community, at last night’s meeting, the Board of Education appointed me as Catskill Central School District’s interim superintendent for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. I am happy to take the reins of our District because I know that, together, we truly do provide a great place for […]

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Board Appoints Dr. Wilson as Interim Superintendent

At the May 17, 2023 Board of Education meeting, the Board appointed Dr. Dan Wilson to serve as interim superintendent of schools for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, effective immediately. Also at the meeting, the Board approved a settlement and separation agreement with Melissa Barrow, who has resigned from her position as Catskill’s […]

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Collecting Data on the Hudson River

Catskill High School’s Marine Biology and College Biology classes headed out into the field on May 11 to conduct research on the Hudson River Estuary at the Cohotate Preserve in Athens. Students took water samples, seined the river for fish and other aquatic animals, and enjoyed a beautiful spring day on the river.

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Voters Approve 2023-24 School Budget

On May 16, Catskill Central School District voters approved the 2023-24 school budget and elected Deborah Johnson, Ryan Osswald, and Joseph Izzo to the Board of Education. May 16, 2023 voting results: Catskill Central School District 2023-24 Budget: PASSED 427 yes – 162 no Catskill Public Library proposition: PASSED 436 yes – 153 no Board […]

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Lauren Liberti Showcases EPICH Research at UAlbany

Catskill High School’s Lauren Liberti and other students in Questar III BOCES New Visions: Emergency Preparedness, Informatics, Cyber & Homeland Security (EPICH) program held their end-of-year showcase at University at Albany, SUNY‘s state-of-the-art College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, where the EPICH program is based. Student projects covered a variety of issues, including […]