Catskill Teachers Association 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for a Claus
Keep It Local Certifi-Cats Fundraiser
The CES PTA has teamed up with 41 LOCAL businesses to create our brand new fundraiser! Buy a gift certificate to one or more of these local businesses, and they will donate $5 for each one sold back to the CES PTA!
Buy a gift certificate for yourself, as a gift, to a place you always go to! The CES PTA appreciates your support and so do these generous local businesses! Proceeds support programs and event for our CES students!
The deadline for this fundraiser is December 1st! Gift Certificates will be available the week of December 8th. Please e-mail CESPTA@catskillcsd.org with any questions.
Click HERE to download PTA Order form.
Click HERE to download Business Descriptions.
Working to Improve Assessments
A consortium of local school districts led by Questar III BOCES will receive $399,314 in grant funding to review and improve student assessment practices this school year.
Questar III received a “Teaching is the Core” grant from the New York State Education Department to work with Brunswick CSD, Cairo-Durham CSD, Catskill CSD, Coxsackie-Athens CSD, Hoosick Falls CSD, Hudson City SD, New Lebanon CSD, North Greenbush CSD, Rensselaer CSD, Tech Valley High School, and Wynantskill UFSD.
As part of this grant, each district will organize a review team comprised of teachers and administrators to identify and improve high-quality assessments. This grant will advance a priority of New York’s Commissioner of Education John B. King and the State Board of Regents to eliminate or modify locally adopted tests that are redundant or do not advance teaching and learning.
Through this process, districts will identify and implement performance-based assessments that can be used to measure student learning and school and educator effectiveness. This may include essay writing, completion of projects, real-world problem solving and conduct of experiments where students demonstrate knowledge and skills.
Districts will also establish a parent engagement program to share information concerning how parents can support learning at home and how assessments inform instruction and help children learn.
“Ultimately, high-quality assessments – and the feedback they provide to teachers, students and parents – are an integral part of excellent teaching and advancing student achievement,” said Questar III District Superintendent James N. Baldwin.
Click HERE to download the Teaching to the Core Grant Announcement.
Early Dismissal due to Parent Teacher Conferences
- Due to Parent Teacher conferences on 11/20, 11/21 and 11/24, Catskill Elementary School's dismissal will be at 11AM.
Please click here to download Columbia-Greene Continuum of Care Panel Discussion.
Catskill Teachers Association
2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for a Claus
Toy Donations and proceeds from the race will
benefit local Food Pantries:
Community Action of Greene County,
God’s Storehouse & Matthew 25 Food Pantry
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Place: Race will start and end at Catskill High School (341 W. Main St.)
Registration: Pre-registration cost is $15 until Nov. 15th and $20 after.
Day of race registration is from 9:00 until 10:15am
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM.
Awards: This is a Fun Run/Walk. Many raffles & prizes up for grabs!
Prizes for best individual holiday attire and best holiday group attire.
Donations: Please bring a Toy for a Child in our Community.
Ages of children range from infant to age 14.
T-shirts: Long sleeve t-shirts guaranteed for all pre-registered runners.
Contact: Email us at CTArunwalk@yahoo.com
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.
Please click here for the October 14 issue
Please click here for the November 14 issue.
The Fitness Center, located in the Catskill High School, is open for public use during the summer Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. When school is in session, the Fitness Center is open for public use Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 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
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 2014-15 year:
- Provide educational opportunities for all students to achieve high academic success
- Collaborate with our community
- Communicate with all stakeholders
Success 4 All Targets, 2014-2015
--- District cohort graduation rate will increase 3%
--- Grade 3-8 ELA and Math proficiency and mastery rates will increase 3%
--- Regents proficiency and mastery rates will increase by 3%
--- STAR Reading and Math will increase 3%
--- Middle and High school students failing 1 or more courses will decrease by 10%