How the District Is Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

Like everyone across the country, Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD’s heart goes out to everyone in the community of Newtown, Connecticut who were impacted by Friday’s unspeakable tragedy. In response, the district has made counselors and social workers available to our students and anyone who needs help. However, given the tragic circumstances of Friday’s news, the district… Read more »

State Aid budget graph

Continued State Aid Cuts Would Mean Deeper Program Cuts

If New York State continues to cut state aid to public schools, the district will have to make deeper and deeper cuts to programs over the next few years. That was the warning at a November Board of Education meeting where budget projections showed the district faces a $686,529 budget shortfall for the 2013-14 school… Read more »

Anti-bullying speaker

Students Hear Powerful Anti-Bullying Message from Speaker

Tamarac High School’s Student Senate recently invited a powerful speaker to talk with students about the pressures of growing up and how they can help each other instead of turning to drugs or bullying others. “I know that each day you’re not just walking into a school, you’re walking onto your own personal stage,” speaker… Read more »

Tamarac students support Shen and Shaker HS

Students Show Support for Shenendehowa and North Colonie

Tamarac students showed their support for Shenendehowa and North Colonie schools on Dec. 11 by wearing their school colors green and blue to honor two students who were tragically killed, and two others who were injured, in a car crash on Dec. 1. The Student Senate also made two large cards that will be delivered… Read more »

Tamarac senior Nadia Yaqoob

Tamarac Senior Creates New Webpage for Booster Club

The Booster Club has a new website thanks to Tamarac senior Nadia Yaqoob. Nadia redesigned the group’s website this year after learning web design in the Business Education Web Design & Development course last year. Nadia also created a webpage for the wrestling team last year and managed the webpage. “Nadia is very talented and… Read more »

Homeless walk

Students Volunteer and Contribute to Winter Walk for the Homeless

Members of the Tamarac freshman class participated in this year’s Joseph’s House Winter Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, Dec. 1. The snowy walk took place in downtown Troy and traced the footsteps of those less fortunate. “Our students walked with other community members to raise awareness of the hardships some of our neighbors face,”… Read more »