Members of NYS Education Department visit QHS on Oct. 14

On Thursday, Oct. 14,  we were proud to welcome Commissioner of Education, Betty A. Rosa, Regent Beverly L. Ouderkirk, and Senior Deputy Commissioner Jim Baldwin to Queensbury High School.

The purpose of their visit was for the group to view our high school’s renovated spaces and hear about our district programs from students.

“It was an honor to welcome Dr. Rosa, Regent Ouderkirk, and Senior Deputy Commissioner Baldwin onto our campus and into our high school. I am always proud to be a Spartan but to have had the opportunity to show them firsthand our spaces, students and staff, was really special. I am so proud they were able to meet with our stellar students and hear directly from them,” said Superintendent of Schools Kyle Gannon. 

After a brief orientation in the Queensbury Room, the group enjoyed a walking tour of the Arts and Humanities Wing, including our music spaces, extended learning spaces and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) spaces.  Particular stops included visiting Mr. Aleva’s science class, Mrs. Johnson’s chemistry class,  and Mr. Grieco’s innovation class.

After the tour, the group headed back to the Queensbury Room to visit student pathway tables to learn more about our programs like International Baccalaureate (IB), New Visions, Vex Robotics, PLTW, and CTE BOCES.

The afternoon ended with entertainment provided by QHS Concert Band, Orchestra, and the Madrigals, and delicious offerings from our Food Services Department. 

A photo of Dr. Rosa with Vex Robotics students

A photo of Regent Ouderkirk with IB students

A photo of the Madrigals performing