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.
Congratulations to Valedictorian, Clarence Chan!
Congratulations to Salutatorian, Benito Flores!
Your CA Indians brought home the Class B 2nd place plaque after falling in a battle against reigning State Champs Hoosic Valley on Wednesday, May 25 at the Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy. Hoosic Valley jumped out first with two runs scored on a double. The Indians struck back in the second, thanks to Vinny Multari's Grand Slam blast. Gil Bell started that inning off with a base hit while Adam Evans and Justice Middaugh walked to load the bases. Vinny Multari stepping in and nailed one over the wall in left center field of 'The Joe' to give CA a 4-2 advantage. The score remained 4-2 until the bottom of the 3rd when Hoosic Valley rallied for 3 runs. Hoosic tacked on another run in the 4th. CA sliced the lead to 6-5 with a run in the top of the 5th when James Squier singled, went to 2nd on a ground out and scored on Adam Evans' double. From there your Indians fought to hold Hoosic, but time wasn't on our side and the game ended at 8-5. Be sure to congratulate your Indians and coaches when you see them - it was season for the record books! CA closes out with a final record of 16-6. Thanks for a great season, boys! And a special thanks to all the CA fans who followed the Indians to Troy to show your Indian Pride! Click here for a few photos.
Twice a year the C.A. High School Drama Club sponsors a field trip to N.Y.C. to see a Broadway show. On Wednesday, May 18 a group of drama and music students had the opportunity to see a new Broadway production entitled Bright Star. This musical features a score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and follows a young soldier just home from World War II and a brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. This group of students was even treated to a surprise performance by Steve Martin on banjo during intermission. Another group of students enjoyed a show entitled Finding Neverland. This musical is based on the film of the same name and follows the story of author J.M. Barrie and his relationship with a widow who eventually became his inspiration to write Peter Pan. It was a beautiful day to enjoy a great theater with these two amazing shows.
As summer comes closer, the amount of mental and behavioral health supports for many families in the area dwindles due to school breaks. Please remember that the Mobile Crisis Assessment Team is a valuable service. Please click here for more information.
Interact Club members help at the first "Taste of the Hudson Valley" event. These girls received praise from the Coxsackie-Athens Rotary Club for their help. The volunteers, (Jordan Mogul, Gianna Deyo, Julia Dorr, Hannah Boehm, Rachel Dorr and Tiffany Gao) arrived early and left late, to help the Rotarians set up and clean up. During the event, the girls did everything from greet guests, serve beverages, help the elderly with stairs and one was even the official photographer for the event!! The girls listened to and catered to the chair people's every whim, even changing plans as the night went on! It was our first time running an event like this, so there were a few little hiccups but the girls helped to overcome these, all while with big, happy smiles.
Coxsackie-Athens High School senior Rachel Dorr has been named a 2016 GE STAR Award recipient in the 4-Year School Category, which will result in an individual scholarship and an award to help further education at Coxsackie-Athens.
CAHS students Shayna Howe, Sydney Weinstein and Anna Marino received the Silver Award for Girl Scouts on May14th during an awards ceremony & reception at the New York State Museum in Albany. This is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve and their project was "Train the Teen" which they completed last August.
Two 9th grade C-A students, Sara O'Leary and Maeve Rozitske, were accepted into Dudley Observatory's Rising Star Intern Program for the 2016-2017 school year! Over 50 applications were received but only 15 students and teachers were selected across the Capital Region. The interns will be working with local astronomers who will teach them how to operate a telescope, how to navigate the night sky, and the science behind celestial objects visible in our own backyard. At the conclusion of the program, they will get to keep a 6" Dobsonian (mirror-reflecting) telescope and have agreed to assist Miss Kardas at Star Gazing events at C-A. The next attempt at this year's event will be on Tuesday, May 10th (cloud date Thursday, May 12th) beginning at 8:30pm in front of the high school.
Congratulations to Senior Lillian Ecker, who was recently honored as the Coxsackie Hose Company #3's Firefighter of the Year! Thank you for your dedication and hard work to this important community service, Lillian!
Please click here for information on how you can earn college credit this summer through the 'College In the High School' program at CGCC
Congratulations to C-A Sophomore Sophia Saccoccie for winning the gold medal in skiercross at the 2016 United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association Nationals held at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Sophie was the best out the 25 girls across the nation in her age group! Well done, Sophie!
Please click here for a link to the addition of the High School Guide to Program Planning that includes next year's distance learning classes.
When your student is out sick, please contact Mrs. Proper at 731.1802 or email@example.com to report the absence. This will prevent the automated call from the school to report the absence, however, a written excuse is required by New York State to excuse the absence and an excuse can only be accepted within 3 days of the absence. If your student will be out longer than initially expected and you would like to request homework, please contact the Student Services office at 731.1810.