Squadron bear

Air Force Squadron Thanks Students for Their Kindness

Tamarac Elementary students received a pleasant surprise when one of the teddy bears they sent to troops overseas was returned by an Air Force squadron who signed the bear for students. The bear also arrived with a poster of a combat plane and a note that said the stuffed animal had flown in the plane…. Read more »

Tamarac seniors Carissa and Heatly

Students’ Excellence in Russian Studies Earns Them Trips to Country

Two Tamarac High School students will be heading to Russia after being selected for all-expense paid trips based on their knowledge of the Russian language and culture. Carissa Seror, a junior in Russian IV, was selected to participate in a 6-week intensive summer program that is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. The… Read more »

Student Artwork Selected for Exhibit

Tamarac High School students Rebecca DeRubertis, Karryn Knockwood, Diana Lang and Cierra Sweet and recent graduate Corry Loveday were selected for this year’s Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit. The exhibit runs through May 10 at WMHT in the Rensselaer Technology Park; viewing times are Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from… Read more »

Teachers honored with award

Elementary Teachers Honored with Team Leadership Award

Tamarac’s 5th grade teachers were honored on April 10 with a Team Teaching Leadership Award by the Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges. Each year, the academy honors educators who foster positive character development in schools and communities during its Champions of Character Awards. “A true team, they create a positive, caring, inspirational… Read more »

Students perform skit

Students Perform Skit for Community Celebration at SUNY Albany

The 2nd and 3rd grade Odyssey of the Mind team, coached by Kim Fortun and Michelle Rose, was invited to perform their skit-solution at the Persian Speaking Cultural Community celebration of Nourouz (the Persian New Year) on March 24 at the University at Albany. Their performance, which won 2nd place at the March 9 regional… Read more »

Tamarac seniors Griffin, Mariano, O'brien and O'keefe

Students Honored with Outstanding Student Awards

Seniors Sean Griffin and James Mariano and sophomores Lauren O’Brien and Michaela O’Keefe were honored on March 26 with Outstanding Student Awards by the Capital District YMCA. Lauren also earned the overall Outstanding Student Award for all of Rensselaer County. “The awards are based on qualities of leadership, citizenship and volunteerism in the community. It… Read more »