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Congratulations to Catskill High School Girls Basketball Scholar Athlete 2015-Gina Giles

Congratulations to Catskill High School Boys Basketball Scholar Athlete 2015-Nicholas Hernandez

 

Guidelines for Selection
*A basketball player who has made a significant contribution to his/her basketball program

*Demonstrates a high standard of academic achievement

*Has shown good citizenship and moral character

*Demonstrates sportsmanship and leadership ability

 

 

Click here to visit the Catskill Music Parent and Student Association


 

 

Catskill Central School District (CSD) is part of a consortium of local school districts led by Questar III BOCES that received a $399,314 “Teaching is the Core” grant from the New York State Education Department to review and improve student assessment practices this school year.  Wynantskill UFSD will work with Brunswick CSD, Cairo-Durham CSD, Coxsackie-Athens CSD, Hoosick Falls SD, Hudson City CSD, New Lebanon CSD, North Greenbush CSD, Questar III BOCES, Rensselaer City CSD, Tech Valley High School, and Wynantskill UFSD.

 

As part of this grant, each District has organized a review team comprised of teachers and administrators to identify and improve assessments. Through the assessment review process, a total of 453 teacher created assessments were collected and reviewed throughout the Questar III region.  The recommendations given to the region as a result of the 453 assessments reviewed were to keep/maintain 317 assessments, revise 60 assessments and eliminate or significantly revise 76 assessments.   

 

As the process continues, Districts will now develop an action plan to address the results of the assessment review including identifying and implementing 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 skills, and 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 former Questar III District Superintendent James N. Baldwin.

 

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.

 

 

Project Safe Point in conjunction with Green County Public Health and Family Planning is offering a Free Training. Please click HERE to download the flyer.

 

APPR Notification Letter & APPR Notice & Release

Please click HERE for the APPR Notification Letter

Please click HERE for APPR Notice & Release

 

Please click HERE to read a letter from Dr. Farrell-Superintendent . As you may be aware, the United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak that includes several confirmed cases in New York State. At this time there are NO suspected or confirmed cases in the Catskill Central School District but we are reminding parents/guardians to ensure that their children are up-to-date with their vaccinations. Please take this opportunity to review your child’s immunization records with your family physician or licensed health care provider.

 

The Catskill Police Department Announced an Advisory of a Possible Scam is targeting residents of the Town and Village of Catskill. Please click here to read the Advisory.

 

Click here to read about some upcoming events sponsored by Reality Check-Tobacco Free Action of Columbia and Greene Counties.

 

Click here to read about the 4 + 1 Multiple Pathways to Graduation from High School.

  • Please click here for the Catskill Central School District Vision Statement for
    English as a New Language Students
  • Please click here to read the Catskill Central School District's Mission Statement
    and Targets in Vietnamese.
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    and Targets in Urdu.
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    and Targets in Spanish.
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    and Targets in Russian.
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    and Targets in Hindi.
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    and Targets in Chinese.

Please click links below for newly released 2016 test schedules and updated 2015 test schedules. The 2016 test schedules are for the 2015-16 school year, including the Grades 3-8 testing programs and the Regents Exam schedules for January 2016 and June 2016. The updated 2015 test schedules include, based on field requests, the addition of the Integrated Algebra Regents Exam in June 2015* (which required a change in day for the Physical Setting/Earth Science Regents Exam), as well as the addition of Algebra 2/Trigonometry and Chemistry in August 2015.

 

Catskill CSD COMPUTER Sale

Dates: Ongoing Time: 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

 Location: Catskill Elementary School Room 129

      **Cash or Checks payable to Catskill CSD**

                                  For Questions, please contact:  Cheryl Rabinowitz, Director of Technology

crabinow@catskillcsd.org or 518-943-0574 ext. 188
Please click here to download the flyer with more details.

 

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: 

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