Coxsackie-Athens High School
This year, our students will have access to over 40 college-credit bearing courses, allowing for the completion of many, if not all, of the SUNY General Education requirements prior to high school graduation (at 1/3 the price). Struggling learners have flexible access to Rti "extra help" labs taught by a content-certified teacher. Our Distance Learning Program, now running in three rooms all day, has expanded career pathways electives, giving our students access to over 20 new electives, including sequences in American Sign Language and Mandarin Chinese. Internally, the talented faculty at C-A has created even more new electives.
We open this year as a fully 1-to-1 iPad high school, soon-to-be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and currently 8th in the nation for the effective use of technology within instructional program for schools our size. A student-run Tech Help Team will now provide support for this platform. Our transition to the Common Core in Mathematics is facilitated by the continuation of extended instructional time for all students in our Regents sequence courses. While only in our second year as an official Project Lead the Way school, our new Robotics program is already winning competitions throughout the region, as are many of our amazing athletic teams.
CA Senior Meghan Ames attended September's Papal visit to New York City at the mass held in Madison Square Garden. Meghan's first-person account of the historic event was published in the C-A Circuit - click here for a link to the story and Meghan's photos.
While unfortunately on Saturday, September 26th, at the Homecoming Dance, we did have a student dislocate her knee by accident, one of our 9th graders, Dakota Anatriello, jumped into action and helped the team that assisted the injured student. Dakota serves as a junior volunteer with the local ambulance service. As soon as the injury occurred, he helped to get doors open, meet and guide the ambulance to the proper location outside of the building, and even assist the EMTs with getting proper supplies as they attended to our injured student. Dakota received a certificate of commendation from the school for his level-headed and extraordinary help at the Homecoming Dance. Well done, Dakota!
On September 30, 2015, 51 of Coxsackie-Athens’ juniors and seniors attended the Hudson Valley Community College college fair with Mrs. Essex and Ms. Zumbolo. Students talked and interacted with college admissions counselors and military representatives from over 160 colleges and organizations. Students received information on, and signed up for, majors and programs, scholarships, admission requirements, the application process, financial aid, open houses, clubs, and intercollegiate sports. Students also went on an official tour of the HVCC campus and had lunch in the campus center.
A college representative from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will be in Student Services on Tuesday, October 13 at 8:30. Please see Mrs. Mousseau if you'd like an appointment.
The 15th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program will be awarding 175 merit scholarships totaling $4.5 million. Come down to the Student Services office to see if the institution that you are planning to attend is one of them and get the info to apply.
Attention Seniors: Math SAT prep classes will begin Tuesday, October 13. If you have not yet signed up with Mrs. McIntyre, you will need to by October 9th. A list of scheduled dates and times are available in room 250. If you have signed up fopr Math please see Miss Bryan to sign up for the English section before the 1st day of class which begins on 10.13.
Members of SADD - yearbook photos are Friday at 8:40 in the auditorium. WE are having a meeting to choose officers on Friday during 10th period in Mrs. Roberg's room.
Prom Committee members - yearbook pictures are Friday at 9:30 in the auditorium.
The CA Girls Varsity Volleyball team made it 4 wins in a row yesterday by defeating Hudson 3 games to 1. The girls Senior Game saw stars Lizzie Dufkin, Brianna Weeks, Rachel Reeves, Melody Irwin and Sam McCarten shine in the limelight. Keep it going ladies.
Homecoming Week and all of the excitement that came along with it is over for this year...wouldn't it be nice if we could keep that CA spirit all through the year? Did you like what Homecoming Week had to offer? Do you have an idea for events that should have been included? Would you like to make sure there is a Winter SPirit Week and Pep Rally? Are you interested in doing some meaningful community service? Do you want to make sure the '15-'16 school year is the greatest? Well, then you should join the High School Student Council atr our next meeting, Tuesday, 10.13 during 10th period in the auditorium. Please see Mrs. Weinstein with any questions or if you are interested in joining but unable to attend.
Attention all students in grade 9-12: The first meeting of the Coxsackie-Athens High School Interact Club is about to take place. What is Interact, you say? Well, it is a Rotary sponsored service club for young people. The word interact stands for international action, and today there are more than 150,000 people in about 100 countries that belong to Interact clubs, spreading international understanding through a wide array of Interact service activities. If you are interested in becoming part of your school's club, come to the organizational meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 9th in room 270 at 2:35. If you cannot make the meeting but would like to be involved, see Mr. Perlee or Mrs. McIntyre! Hope to see you there!
Attention, everyone! Clubs and activities pictures will be taken tomorrow in the auditorium. The schedule will be posted on the auditorium doors as well as the bulletin board outside of Mr. Dial's room. If you are part of a club, please be sure to stop by and check the times.