Queensbury UFSD’s graduation rate jumps to 92%

Queensbury’s graduation rate increased to 92% for the 2021-22 school year, according to a report released Thursday by the state Department of Education. Queensbury’s graduation rate is above the state average of 87%.  “We are proud to say that our graduation rate increased this year to 92%,” said Superintendent Kyle Gannon. “We are very pleased …

WHBI named New York State School of Character

The William H. Barton Intermediate School has been named a New York State School of Character by character.org, a national advocate and leader for character. The Queensbury intermediate school was one of only three schools in the state to get this recognition. Character.org certifies schools and districts each year at the state level that have …

Montgomery makes All-America teams

Queensbury graduate Maddie Montgomery, a member of the William Smith College lacrosse team, was named to USA Lacrosse Magazine’s 2023 Division III Women’s Lacrosse Preseason All-America Teams Tuesday, Jan. 24.  Montgomery, a 2019 graduate of Queensbury High School, earned a spot on the first team. The midfielder was on the magazine’s All-America teams after last …

Brannigan named new Director of Social and Emotional Learning

The Queensbury Union Free School District Board of Education intends to appoint Michael Brannigan to the position of Director of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and School Development.  The Director of SEL and School Development establishes protocols and procedures, collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and staff, to ensure the effective implementation of a systemic SEL program …

QHS literary magazine recognized for excellence

Seeing Blue, Queensbury High School’s art and literary magazine, has received the rank of “Superior” in the 2022 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines program by the National Council of Teachers of English. Magazines from middle school, high school and higher education were welcomed for the 2022 contest. Schools in 42 states and …

Abigail York chosen for The Post-Star’s 2023 Teen Excellence Award

Queensbury High School senior Abigail York was chosen for The Post-Star’s 2023 Teen Excellence Award. Abigail was one of 22 honorees and the only Queensbury student selected.  An awards breakfast will be held at SUNY Adirondack in the Northwest Bay conference center located in Adirondack Hall at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023.   Abigail said …

Queensbury UFSD launches Athletics Hall of Fame

Queensbury Union Free School District is excited to announce the creation of a new Athletics Hall of Fame, which will recognize and honor athletes, coaches, teams, administrators, staff and community members who have made significant contributions to the district’s athletics program.  To be considered for the inaugural class, nominees must have graduated from Queensbury in …

QHS student encourages equality with Martin Luther King Jr. poem

Queensbury High School student Meredith Clark wants people to continue to make Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. proud. “Each and every day,” according to the poem she wrote. Meredith will read her original poem during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration “Expressing The Dream Through The Arts” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Christ …

Queensbury UFSD Madrigal Singers perform in France

The Queensbury UFSD Madrigal Singers spent winter break singing in France, where they performed three concerts and visited Omaha Beach in Normandy. Twenty-two students and 14 chaperones traveled to Caen, the Loire Valley and Paris, where they sang, bonded and entertained the French. The vocalists performed three formal concerts and also entertained passersby on the …

Queensbury graduate pens new novel

Mikaela Bee never thought she would be a writer when she was a student at Queensbury Union Free School District.  But the 31-year-old author has just released her fifth thriller titled, “Hazardous Conditions.” “Writing was definitely not part of the picture at all until about a couple years ago,” said Bee, who still uses Mikaela …

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