Cohoes City School District



July 2017

Blue card day, fall sports physicals

We've moved! Cohoes City School District offices relocate to Page Avenue building


June 2017

Harmony Hill's pool day at Lansing Park [photos]

Van Schaick Field Day Fun [photos]

Final Round of the Annual Egg Drop Contest [photos]

Van Schaick Class of 2010/2017 returns to offer words of advice

The FREE summer meals program begins Monday, June 26

Summer school at Cohoes H.S. starts Monday, July 10

Girls' track ends season with strong showing at state meet

Abram Lansing teacher selected for prestigious Teach Like A Champion fellowship

Annual 5th Grade Egg Drop Contest underway at Harmony Hill

Annual CHS Science Research symposium held June 8

Seven CHS seniors plan to serve in U.S. Military after graduation

Ricci, Ragule, Smith and Stratton headed to states

Cohoes unified basketball brings opportunity, triumph to new group of student athletes


May 2017

Excelsior Scholarship makes college possible for low and middle income students

Cohoes Rotary in search of host families

Girls' track places 3rd overall at prestigious Eddy Meet

Google Breakout EDU box makes its way to Mr. Huneau's classroom [photos]

Cohoes residents approve $41.8 million school budget, elect two to Board of Education

2017 Junior-Senior Prom [photos]

CHS announces 3rd quarter high honor, honor rolls

CMS 3rd quarter high honor and honor rolls

Annual Cohoes CSD English as a New Language (ENL) picnic held April 25

Cohoes High School recognized in national high school rankings

Outstanding academic achievement from the top seniors in the Class of 2017


April 2017

New online system for requesting use of school facilities launches May 1

Cohoes CSD Board of Education candidates on the ballot May 16

Changes to arrival procedures at Abram Lansing aim to ease congestion on James Street

Harmony Hill joins in GYSD with 8th and 12 graders [photos]

Van Schaick Energy Club holds recycled linens drive to benefit The Animal Support Project (TASP)

Board approves $41.8 million 2017-18 proposed budget

CDTA transportation survey results

Seven CHS seniors accepted to Siena College

Assistant Superintendent Peggy O'Shea to be honored with Excellence in District Administration Leadership Award


March 2017

Change in June Regents exam schedule

May 30 now a regular school day

District offers new 'parent connections' meet-ups for UPK, kindergarten families

Cohoes City School District considers CDTA busing option for middle, high school students

4th Graders Debate: Who owns the land? [photos]

Van Schaick students save "Paws" the mascot from the evil Purple Pirate Pete

Varsity cheerleaders place in several regional competitions, sectionals

Harmony Hill celebrates Grandparents Day, Dr. Seuss


February 2017

Harmony Hill's Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser [photos]

Interested in serving on the Cohoes CSD Board of Education?

CMS announces second quarter honor and high honor rolls

Serious sledding in P.E. at Harmony Hill [photos]

Your feedback can help improve the Cohoes City School District website

Colonial New York comes to life at Harmony Hill School

CHS announces second quarter honor and high honor students

Lady Tigers are Colonial Council bowling champs!

Elementary and middle schools present Seussical Jr. for two performances this week, Feb. 9-10

Harmony Mills Pediatrics now offers walk-in sick clinic for Cohoes students

CHS International Club welcomes you to dinner! Multicultural Fair & Potluck

Challenge Accepted! Designing creative cellphone stands in Technology 8



January 2017

Spirit Tree Connections teaches Van Schaick staff how to help students deal with stress and anxiety

Governor outlines school aid proposal and educational initiatives in Executive Budget Proposal

Harlem Wizards vs. Cohoes Teachers at CHS [photos]

New January Academy will help students catch up on missed work

PBIS Skate Night [photos]

New Parent Cafés aim to connect families to schools


December 2016

7th & 8th grade girls take STEM field-trip to SUNY Polytech [photos]

Harlem Wizards visit Harmony Hill [photos]

Holiday Concert photos

Threats made on social media under investigation

Regents review classes in the four content areas begin next week at CHS

First Tiger Pride Party [photos]

RPI Engineering Ambassadors visit CHS science classes [photos]


November 2016

Engineering challenge! Building a bridge with school supplies

CMS announces first quarter honor and high honor students

CHS announces first quarter honor and high honor students

CHS students visit the American Museum of Natural History [photos]

Cohoes wins state prek grant for three year-olds, enrollment opens Nov. 28

9th graders pledge to make CHS "No Place for Hate"

POW/MIA ceremony held on Nov. 10 at Harmony Hill

Cohoes athletes sign letters of intent to play NCAA Division 1 athletics

Van Schaick 4th graders ask, "What happened to all the trees?"

Candy Corn Challenge brings engineering into elementary classrooms

Take Your Parent to School Day [photos]

Van Schaick second graders take virtual field-trip to learn about spiders

Water test results in Cohoes schools

Socktober movement at Harmony Hill helps homeless warm their feet


October 2016

Students 'Dance Crazy' after school at Abram Lansing

Harmony Hill Halloween Cross Country Meet [photos]

How we communicate weather-related announcements

Harmony Hill PTA's McDonald's Night [photos]

District calls on school community to take action, work together to reduce chronic absenteeism

Water testing for lead in Cohoes schools - Letter to families

CHS science classes participate in “Day in the life of the Hudson River Estuary” at Peebles Island

Cohoes City School District awaiting water test results

Harmony Hill PBIS Dance [photos]

The fire department is looking for a name for its new mascot! [photos]

Van Schaick 'goes pink' for breast cancer awareness month [photos]

Elementary-wide soccer tournament at Harmony Hill [photos]

Student in possession of carbon pellet gun at Cohoes High School

Tree planted outside Cohoes High School in memory of Brittany Knight

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Cohoes High School

Homecoming Pep Rally at CMS [photos]

Harmony Hill PTA Family Fun Night [photos]


September 2016

Cohoes elementary students to learn engineering

Update on meningitis vaccination requirement for students in grades 7, 12

"Go Home Early" evacuation drill set for October 7 at all school buildings

Harmony Hill's PBIS walk: Friday, September 16 [Facebook photo gallery]

MENtors walk-your-child-to-school event at West End Park [Facebook photo gallery]

Van Schaick superheroes assemble to kickoff a new year! [Facebook photo gallery]

Van Schaick MENtors walk-your-child-to-school event [Facebook photo gallery]

"Scrapaluffagus" scrap metal mastodon now living outside Abram Lansing

Harmony Hill - Welcome back students! [photos]

Elementary schools call on “MENtors” to walk their child to school

Cohoes High School teacher placed on administrative leave

Abram Lansing Elementary School first day photos

Van Schaick Grade School first day photos

Welcome letter from Principal Bryan Wood

Welcome back 6th graders


August 2016

Meet Cohoes City School District's new K-12 instructional technology integration specialist: Jennifer Sangiacomo

New traffic pattern at Cohoes High School

Cohoes and Lansingburgh win $60K consortium grant to educate homeless students, become trauma-sensitive districts

Cohoes City School District appoints Russ Grestini as senior custodian

9th Grade Transition/Orientation events - August 8, 2016

Cohoes City School District audited by Office of the State Comptroller


July 2016

CHS Q4 honor and high honor students

CMS French students visit Clark Museum, National Bridge State Park

Community gardens need volunteers to tend and harvest vegetables

CMS Q4 honor and high honor students


June 2016

Van Schaick students host 2nd annual book swap before summer vacation

8th Grade Promotion [photos]

Harmony Hill's 5th grade Moving On [photos]

Harmony Hill's field-trip to Lansing's pool [photos]

5th Grade Moving Up ceremony at Van Schaick [photos]

Board of Regents extends special education safety net

Van Schaick Field Day 2016 [photos]

Letter to families regarding Brittany Knight's death

Student Death

Expect changes to the Cohoes football program in 2016-17

Zhane Smith qualifies for Federations in 400m dash

Retirees honored at June 15 BOE meeting

Van Schaick spring concert [photos]

Van Schaick students pledge to be kind to the planet [photos]

Mrs. Slater's "Authors" [photos]

Isabelle DeChiaro named Colonial Council MVP

Girls’ outdoor track stars moving on to state qualifiers

Laura Tarlo appointed assistant principal of Cohoes High School


May 2016

16 first-year teachers focus on Teach Like a Champion classroom management techniques

Cohoes City School District tests water for lead, copper

Top students in the Class of 2016 announced

Cohoes voters approve $41.4 million school budget; elect four to Board of Education

2016 Prom-goers at Cohoes Falls [photos]

The Cold War: Building the Berlin Wall in 8th grade social studies [photos]

Four candidates running for the Board of Education

Global Youth Service Day was May 6 [photos]

CMS Global Youth Service Day 2016 [photos]


April 2016

Cohoes Middle School announces third quarter honor and high honor students

Cohoes High School announces third quarter honor and high honor rolls

Cohoes elementary schools to host color run on June 11

Isabelle DeChiaro is News Channel 13's athlete of the week

Board approves $41.4 million 2016-17 proposed budget

Scotia Glenville Children's Traveling Museum visits Van Schaick fifth graders

Hillary Clinton comes to Cohoes High School

2016-17 state budget includes $1.5 billion education funding increase, end to GEA


March 2016

Abram Lansing welcomes "Auggie" as their new service dog

Cohoes athletic director honored by New York State Athletic Administrators Association

Elementary March Madness [photos]

Dominic Wagner receives 'honorable mention' for portrait of Sitting Bull

Van Schaick 4th Grade Debate [photos]

Varsity Boys' Basketball team builds camaraderie off the court

Van Schaick 2nd trimester Tiger Pride Party [photos]

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! [photos]


February 2016

Schools now required to teach CPR

New course selections in social studies, math and English at Cohoes High School

Scavenger hunt at State Museum leads PAGE students through New York history

English Language Learners write acrostic poems, learn about American culture

Scheduled server maintenance will interrupt district website, SNN service

Cohoes High School announces second quarter honor and high honor rolls

Cohoes Middle School announces second quarter honor and high honor students

Mr. Michael's 8th graders meditate to focus their minds

New courses, changes to schedule open doors for higher achievement in Cohoes classrooms

Four open board seats in May election

2016-17 UPK and Kindergarten registration packets are now available 

Jr./Sr. Prom date moved to May 14


January 2016

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

Harmony Hill Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's sets new record [photos]

REMINDER: Free breakfast and lunch for all students at Abram Lansing, Harmony Hill and Van Schaick

Information regarding the district's phone system, website and SNN service

Cohoes school board expected to adopt resolution calling for change in mandatory attendance age

Gov. Cuomo outlines school aid proposal and education agenda for 2016-17

Information for incoming Kindergarten families


December 2015

Harmony Hill 4th grade carol singers visit The Eddy [photos]

Harmony Hill 3rd grade Egyptian Bazaar [photos]

Abram Lansing Annual Sing-Along [photos]

Harmony Hill Annual Sing-Along [photos]

Van Schaick Holiday Concert [photos]

Kelman Recycling surprises Van Schaick family with tickets to Yankee Stadium

Harmony Hill ugly sweater contest [photos]

Cohoes High School announces first quarter high honor and honor roll

Cohoes High School wins grant to promote positive behavior and attendance

The Harlem Wizards are coming to Cohoes High School!

Feedback sought on new draft statewide science standards

How we communicate weather-related announcements

Cohoes Middle School parents asked to complete school climate survey

Ninth graders read self-authored children's books to Harmony Hill students

President signs new federal education law


October 2015

Approved efficiency plan means rebate checks for Cohoes homeowners

Homecoming fun at Van Schaick and Abram Lansing

Response to Food Inspection issues at Abram Lansing and Harmony Hill elementary schools

Cohoes High School grows PAGE program to keep students on track for graduation

Cohoes City School District wins competitive grant to expand pre-K opportunities


September 2015

"Go Home Early" evacuation drill set for Oct. 9 at all school buildings 

Five Cohoes students participate in Young Women in Harmony Chorus

Harmony Hill launches a new year with the annual PBIS kickoff celebration

Chrysler Drive for the Kids fundraiser comes to Cohoes Middle School

Grades K-12 Halloween Poster Contest Sponsored by the City of Cohoes Youth Bureau

All Cohoes elementary students can receive free breakfast & lunch at school

Cohoes sixth- and ninth-graders attend transition day


August 2015

Cohoes faculty and staff kick off a new school year

Cohoes administrators begin yearlong professional development activities to foster student success

Cohoes City School District hires two part-time school safety officers


July 2015

Changes to immunization requirements for 2015-16 school year

Cohoes City School District community mourns loss of central office secretary

Safe summer student banners on display throughout Cohoes [photos]

CMS announces fourth quarter high honor and honor roll

8th graders travel to Washington D.C.