July 05, 2015
Jonathan Burns, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0450
Acadia’s grade 7/8 Memorial Day trip to Washington, D.C. Students recited the speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” at the Lincoln Memorial.
Acadia team 7-1 held a ropes course and community service day in May. Rotations of small groups worked on cooperation and teamwork while on the ropes course and a community clean-up with groups cleaning the campus trails and around buildings.
Acadia Middle School had four of the 25 finalists for the
Invention Convention 2015:
Katie Gargano for Got Mail!, Katie Roche for Booklight Glasses, Ashley Shields for Ice Tape & Get a Grip! String Instruments and Matthew Van Dusen for Page Pedal. A reception and awards ceremony for Invention Convention 2015 was held in May at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, during which 100 student inventors were celebrated as semi-finalists, and 25 students were announced as finalists; the finalists are pictured here with the event’s guest speaker General Electric (GE) Optical Engineer Mark Cheverton and representatives from some of the event’s sponsors: Matt Brockbank, Quirky; Peter Dorgan, M&T Bank; Susan Farley, Heslin, Rothenberg, Farley & Mesiti; Tobi Saulnier, 1st Playable Productions; Ricki Shapiro, GE; Benny Smith, Price Chopper. The honored inventors were chosen from more than 1,174 submissions from 41.
Acadia Team 6-2 had a team day to celebrate and pass on kindness. Students participated in various activities throughout the day. 
Acadia’s Team 6-1 Acceptance Day and Cultural Luncheon had an international flair. Students from the International Club gave presentations about China, Pakistan, Singapore and the Dominican Republic which included games, language lessons and traditional dancing. A World of Difference Club involved the students in workshops designed to help them get to know themselves and other students in the classroom. Students on Team 6-1 thoroughly enjoyed the celebration of cultural diversity.[ ]
2015 Physical Education Student Leadership Award recipients.
The Middle School Ambassador Select Singers performed at the Statue of Liberty.
Middle School Ambassador Select Singers performing for the Senior Citizens Banquet in Jonesville in May.
Middle School Semi
Formal on Friday night [
Acadia Middle School students learn about simple machines, forces of motion, and energy in technology class through the construction of a ping pong ball launcher.
Eight Acadia students were selected as semi-finalists in the 2015 Invention Convention. Matthew VanDusen, Andrew Nguyen, Katie Roche, Madison Wronowske, April Styczynski, Ava Carioto, Ashley Sheilds and Katie Gargano were among 100 students selected out of 1,500 entries in the regional competition. All the students will have their projects on display at the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium from May 2-May 21. 
The Acadia National Junior Honor Society raised $500 for textbooks for students in Uganda through a Bingo for Books fundraiser. NJHS members donated money as well as the prizes which included 70+ cakes/cupcakes. 
In March, a group of Acadia 8th-grade girls from team 8-2 went to meet with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at RPI for a day of tours, Q&A sessions, and a STEM activity involving liquid nitrogen.
Acadia's annual 7th-grade Dodgeball Tournament 
Acadia Team 7-2 had another successful fundraising campaign this year, raising $4,500 for Niemann-Pick Type C research, in support of JP Honsinger and his family. The kids celebrated their successes with an evening lock-in full of food, games and fun. 
Acadia Library’s community puzzle brings tri-building students together. 
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.
Algebra Honors students using the Chromebooks to complete their group statistics project.
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. 
6/18/15-6/24/15 - Local Exams, Half Day Gr. 6-8
6/24/15 - Last Day of School
2015 Summer Walk-Through Schedule
Grade 6, Team 1:Home Page
Grade 6, Team 2: Home Page
Grade 6: Critical Inquiry
Grade 7, Team 1:Home Page
Grade 7, Team 2:Home Page
Grade 8, Team 1:Home Page
Grade 8, Team 2:Home Page
AIS Math - Miss Priester
UNIFIED ART TEACHERS:
Mr. McQuade, 6th-grade Physical Education