Church donations

Local Church Works With District to Provide for Families in Need

Local families in need received food, cooking items and presents this year thanks to the efforts of the Redeeming Love Gospel Church in Troy, which worked with School Counselor Sue Grimmick to identify families that needed assistance. Members of the church brought dozens of bags filled with items for a “Christmas breakfast” that were then… Read more »

Tamarac Students with magician

Students Learn Anti-Bullying Message Through Magic

Tamarac Elementary and Middle School students learned an anti-bullying message in December when magician James Warren performed, using magic as a catalyst for his anti-bullying message. For example, Mr. Warren tore a newspaper into pieces, comparing it to how a bully tries to hurt others. He then used magic to turn it back into one… Read more »

Tamarac Students Bring Holiday Cheer to Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home

Tamarac students brought some holiday cheer to the Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home in Troy on Wednesday, December 19 as part of their annual holiday visit. Students sang holiday songs with residents and members of the Kids Care program gave out wrapped presents to everyone. Great job! Click here to see a photo slideshow…

Students adopt family

Students Create Happy Holiday for Local Families in Need

The Grade 9 National Junior Honor Society created a happy holiday for three local families in need this year by buying and wrapping presents for them. As part of a holiday service project, students “adopted” three families from the Hope 7 Community Center in Troy. “This project struck a chord with the students because the… Read more »

Local Police Agencies

Educators Review Safety Procedures With Local Police Agencies

In response to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, school administrators met with state police and the sheriff’s department on Dec. 20 to review school safety procedures. “We have student safety plans in place but we wanted to sit down and see if there was anything additional we could do. You can never be too safe… Read more »

District’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation Plan Approved by New York State

The State Education Department has approved the district’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan. The district submitted its plan, which both the district and Brittonkill Teachers Association (BTA) had to agree to, more than a month ago. The state’s approval means the district avoids losing a portion of its state aid, which Governor Andrew Cuomo… Read more »

Tamarac Modified Basketball Girls

Girls Modified Basketball Team Donates Gifts to Family in Need

The Tamarac 8th grade girls’ modified basketball team helped create a happy holiday for a community family in need this year by providing presents through an Adopt-A-Family program. Team members Maeve Doin, Kayla Doody, Jillian Galvin, Camille Gardner, Zoe Gliosco, Madison Gragnano, Lauren Kazunas, Lauren Lockrow, Caitlyn Roden, Gursimran Sahota, Gabrielle Tarbox, Grace Warrington and… Read more »