District to host Summer Books Bash for incoming students in grades K-8

This summer, the district is hosting several Summer Books Bash events for students entering grades K-8 this fall. The Summer Books Bash will be held for several weeks in July and August. The events are meant to bring the community together and provide resources for families. We will begin and end the summer season with …

District develops draft of ARP-ESSER funding plan

This spring, both the federal government and New York state released requirements for school districts that are receiving money through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP-ESSER). Before posting this plan, a funding overview was presented at the June 14 Board of Education Meeting. The presentation can be viewed here. On June …

Graduation ceremony restrictions lifted

Dear senior parents/guardians, I am pleased to share that the COVID-19 restrictions for our graduation ceremony have been lifted following information released by Governor Cuomo’s office. Upon learning of the lifted restrictions, the district worked with the Cool Insuring Arena and Warren County Public Health to ensure these changes comply with all of the requirements. …

WHBI named a 2021 Promising Practice School from Character.org

On Tuesday, June 1, the William H. Barton Intermediate School (WHBI) was notified that it was named a 2021 Promising Practice School from Character.org! The WHBI was one of only 170 schools internationally that received this accreditation. “We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice” …

WHBI robotics team wins VEX Robotics World Championship

The fifth grade WHBI robotics team, the Radical Robots, won the VEX Robotics Excellence Award at the virtual world tournament (the highest award you can win in Vex Robotics) after successfully being crowned the New York state champions for the second consecutive year. The Vex IQ Worlds Tournament occurred over a couple of weeks in …

Grade 5 to 6 presentation information

The 5-6 Parent Information Night presentation was held on June 2. If you have any questions or need a copy of the presentation, please email one of the individuals below: Mr. Brannigan, QMS Principal (mbrannigan@queensburyschool.org) Ms. Montgomery, QMS Assistant Principal (tmontgomery@queensburyschool.org) Ms. Carnevalla, Grade 6 Counselor (rcarnevalla@queensburyschool.org) Stay tuned for more information this summer. We look forward …

QHS sophomore Jimar McMaster speaks to QMS students about living with a visual impairment

QHS sophomore Jimar McMaster visited Lauren Surber’s middle school class yesterday to speak about his experience with the visual impairment he’s been living with since birth. “His speech was incredible, relatable and shared some beautifully poignant messages that stuck not only with me, but my current 7th graders as well,” said Lauren Surber. Jimar participates …

Five Queensbury teams earn NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete status for fall II season

On Friday, May 21, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced its fall II 2021 scholar-athlete teams and individuals. To receive scholar-athlete team recognition with a certificate, the team’s average GPA for 75% of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90. The following Queensbury teams achieved this status: …

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