March 26, 2015

Jonathan Burns, Principal

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0450

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Acadia is one of three middle schools located on the main campus. It opened in 1953. The three middle schools buildings are attached and share core areas such as gym, libraries, etc., however, they function as separate schools.

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Posted 3/24/15Acadia Library’s community puzzle brings tri-building students together.

Acadia Library’s community puzzle brings tri-building students together. [MOREMore photos]

 

Posted 3/17/15JT Sterle

On March 21, Acadia 7th-grade student JT Sterle will be performing at the American Protégé International Competition Winners’ Concert. The American Protégé has various international competitions and receives thousands of competitive applicants from around the world via video submission, all of which must be unedited. The piano competition requires two repertoires and all have to be played from memory. JT has won 2nd place two years in a row. The Shenendehowa Fine Arts program sends its congratulations to JT on this incredible distinction.

Posted 3/11/15Algebra Honors Math

Algebra Honors students using the Chromebooks to complete their group statistics project.

Posted 3/11/15

Open Mic EventAcadia students beat the winter blues with a hot open mic event in the Acadia cafeteria. Talent ranged from karoke to juggling! Good times were had by all!

Posted 3/11/15Invention Day

Acadia’s Team 7-2 enjoyed an Invention Day. Whether working independently or collaborating as a group, students identified a problem, designed a solution or improvement to a solution, researched an idea to make sure that it hadn’t been invented yet, and then prepared a poster to display the invention. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 3/4/15Acadia International Food Festival

Acadia International Food and Culture Festival will be held on Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. in the Acadia Cafeteria . Go to http://goo.gl/forms/H9l6r8HBrj to RSVP.

Posted 3/2/15The royal treatment

Acadia students who demonstrate outstanding lunch behavior are rewarded by the Royal Treatment to recognize their good efforts – tablecloth, flowers and cookies. Congratulations to our recipients! [MOREMore photos]

Posted 3/2/15JP Night

On Friday, February 20th, Acadia’s Team 6-2 staff and students attended JP Night at the University of Albany men’s basketball game. Proceeds from the evening were donated to help JP Honsinger in his battle against Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare neuro-degenerative disease.

Posted 3/2/15

The MS health department coordinated a GO RED fundraiser and raised more than $400 for the American Heart Association.

Go RedGo Red

Posted 2/17/15MS Technology Night

The Middle School Technology Committee held the first annual Middle School Technology Night on Wednesday January 21st. The evening helped parents become more familiar with how their child is learning in classrooms that use a variety of computer technology for direct instruction and the ancillary software sites that support their learning. (Chromebooks, BYOD, Google Drive, School Network, Parent / Student Portal, etc). [MORE More photos]Spirit week

Posted 1/22/15

Ceris Winston is one of 28 students (300 applicants) who won the 19th annual Black History Month Creative Expressions essay contest. She is the only winner from Shen. The winners were videotaped at the College of Saint Rose reading clips from their essays. The kids will be featured in PSA spots on several local television and radio stations throughout February.

Posted 1/22/15MS Geography Bee

Championship rounds of the Acadia, Gowana and Koda 2015 National Geographic Bee.

Posted 1/16/158th grade  Technology students experience the first hand effects of static electricity.

Gr. 8 technology students experience the first-hand effects of static electricity.

 

 

 

Posted 1/16/15NJHS Donation

National Junior Honor Society raised more than $1,900 for Floyd Warriors by selling bracelets and sponsoring Wear Pink for The Day.

Posted 1/6/15

The first annual Middle School Technology Night will be held on Wednesday January 21st, 6:30-8:00 (snow date Tues. Jan. 27th). We would like to request that everyone register online at Bit.ly/shenPTN. Please come join us and become more familiar with how your child is learning in classrooms that use a variety of computer technology for direct instruction and the ancillary software sites that support their learning. Our team is eagerly waiting to present to you with the latest classroom technology that your children are using each day in the middle school (Chromebooks, BYOD, Google Drive, School Network, Parent / Student Portal, etc). No prior knowledge of technology or materials are necessary for this evening.

POsted 1/6/15Non fiction reading

Mrs.’s Dale’s sixth graders explore nonfiction titles in Acadia Library. [MOREMore photos]

POsted 1/6/15Plastics engineer

Acadia 7th grade technology class received a lecture from a plastics engineer Shawn Carvey on the production methods, formulas, applications and problems of plastics, including 3d printing.

POsted 1/6/15Cellabration

Acadia Laura Picardi’s science classes (Team 7-2) enjoyed a “Cellebration” during each class. Each student created a plant or animal cell at home. Parents were welcomed into the classroom as students voted for Most Accurate and Most Creative cell. During the “cellebration” a group of students performed a cell rap and all enjoyed a piece of cell cake created by students in each class. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 12/18/14Coats

Acadia team 7-1 is proud to share that we have collected and donated over 125 winter coats for our first (soon to be annual) “Kill the Chill” winter coat drive to Captain!
Teachers, faculty, students and families donated new and gently used winter wear for the less fortunate.

Posted 12/18/14Youth court presentation

Acadia sixth graders in Critical Inquiry are studying justice and learned about Youth Court from Supervisor Phil Barrett, Councilwoman Amy Standaert, Youth Court Coordinator Sandy Roth, and Youth Court Director Kindra McHale. The students recently read an article in class about the benefits of Youth Court in cutting down the recidivism of crime in teens.

Posted 12/11/14Acadia’s 7th grade winter chorus concert

Acadia’s 7th grade winter chorus concert.

 

Posted 11/24/14NYS Education Department as a “Reward School.”

The University of the State of New York Education Department recognized Acadia Middle School for having the highest achievement in the state with no significant gaps in student achievement and as such, has been recognized by the NYS Education Department as a “Reward School.” Acadia team 8-1 had a fantastic team day outing at Wonder Works!

 

Posted 11/24/14

Acadia team 8-1 had a fantastic team day outing at Wonder Works!

 

Posted 11/24/14The Acadia Mentor-Mentee Program prepares a delicious pre-Thanksgiving feast after school in the FACS cooking room!

The Acadia Mentor-Mentee Program prepares a delicious pre-Thanksgiving feast after school in the FACS cooking room! [MOREMore pics]

Posted 11/14/14

The Acadia International Food Fest will be held on March 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Posted 11/14/14Acadia's Team 6-2 made a large donation to Karyl's Kupboard, Captain's food bank.

Acadia's Team 6-2 made a large donation to Karyl's Kupboard, Captain's food bank.

Posted 11/8/14

The Tri-building Talent Show now has a webpage, go to the Extra-curricular Club page for the link.

Posted 11/5/14Acadia Team 6-2 spends an adventured filled day out on Shenendehowa’s low ropes course. Students worked together to problem solve and team-build, as they faced challenges and took risks.

Acadia Team 6-2 spends an adventured filled day out on Shenendehowa’s low ropes course. Students worked together to problem solve and team-build, as they faced challenges and took risks.

Posted 11/5/14Acadia students participating in the middle schools Olweus Bully Prevention Program

Acadia students participating in the middle schools Olweus Bully Prevention Program, where students and select faculty and staff meet bi-monthly to explore ways to reduce bullying incidents. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 10/29/14NJHS

NJHS Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 10/29/14

New Student LuncheonAcadia School Counselor new student luncheon.

 

Posted 10/23/14Acadia Yearbook Club students already working hard on the 2014-15 yearbook!

Acadia Yearbook Club students already working hard on the 2014-15 yearbook! [MOREMore photos]

Posted 10/23/15The Acadia Mentor Club had a wonderful time canoeing on Round Lake!

The Acadia Mentor Club had a wonderful time canoeing on Round Lake! [MOREMore photos]

 

Posted 10/16/14Food Festival

Mark your calendars for March 26 when Acadia will host its second annual International Food Festival! Last year was much fun – and delicious – and we look forward to another night where we celebrate Acadia and the world’s diversity thru a sharing of international cuisine. More details to follow as we get closer to the actual event.

Posted 10/16/14

Acadia 7th graders enjoying a beautiful day at the Bronx Zoo!

Posted 10/1/14Acadia students had a great time dancing at Acadia’s Welcome Back Dance!

Acadia students had a great time dancing at Acadia’s Welcome Back Dance!  [MOREMore photos]

Posted 9/8/14

Opening day at Acadia! [MOREMore photos]

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3/25/15 - Accelerated Technology Informational Meeting for interested gr. 7 students and their guardians, 8 a.m.,Gowana Auditorim

4/3/15 - Good Friday, No School

4/6/15-4/10/15 - Spring Recess, No School

4/14/15 - NYS ELA Assessment Gr. 3-8, thru 4/16

4/17/15 - Third Qtr Ends

4/22/15 - NYS Math Assessment Gr. 3-8, thru 4/24

4/24/15 - Science and Health Discovery Night, 6:30pm, HSE

4/25/15 - Community Conversation, 9:30a.m., Acadia

4/30/15 - MS/HS Report Cards Distributed

5/1/15 - MS Tribuilding Gr. 8 Dance, 7pm, Green Gym

5/5/15 - Acadia Gr. 5 Orientation, 6:30pm, Cafe

5/7/15 - Koda Gr. 5 Orientation, 6:30pm, MS Aud.

5/12/15 - Budget Hearing, 7pm, Gowana Library

5/16/15 - Community Conversation, 9:30am, Cheryl's Lodge

5/19/15 - School District Budget Vote, 7am-9pm, Gowana Gym

5/20/15 - NYS Science Performance Assessment Gr. 4/8

5/25/15 - Memorial Day, No School

6/1/15 - NYS Science Written Assessment, Gr. 4/8

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