Troy City School District

February 2017 E-News

Tell us what you think!

In an effort to ensure that the programs and services provided by the Troy City School District best meet the needs of our students and families, we invite you to participate in a brief survey. Click here to take the survey. The password is Family2016.

Troy High School graduation rates on the rise

The New York State Education Department released the 2016 Graduation Rates last week. At 83 percent, Troy High School is up 7 percentage points from 2015. Troy High School is also 4 percentage points above the statewide graduation rate, and 12.3 percentage points above the statewide average for urban-suburban high needs districts.

Register for spring Adult & Continuing Education courses

Registration is now open for Adult & Continuing Education courses through the Troy City School District. Courses include yoga, GED prep, Algebra and more! See a full course catalog here.

Nominating Petitions available for 2017-18 School Board

Residents interested in running for a Board position should contact the District Clerk at 328-5070 or boe@troycsd.org to request Nominating Petitions. A minimum of 100 qualified signatures must be filed by April 26 for a candidate to appear on the May 16 ballot.
John McCorkle takes first place in Shakespeare contest

P-TECH students teach human body systems

Ninth Grade P-TECH students taught their classmates about the various body systems last week. Working in groups, students researched the skeletal system, respiratory system, digestive system and more to create presentations for their class. The project helps student learn the material and improve their presentation skills while owning their own learning.

Troy High kicks off statewide campaign against teen dating violence

Troy High School was selected by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) to help kick off February as Teen Dating Violence and Awareness and Prevention Month due to the activities of the We As Voices and Educators (WAVE) Club. Learn more.

School 14 welcomes The Tang Museum

This week, School 14 welcomed visitors from The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College to teach 2nd Grade students some “visual thinking strategies.” Learn more.

Hour of Code Continues

The Troy Record visited School 16 on February 7 to learn about the “Hour of Code.” This global movement teaches computer programming skills to student and is offered at each school in the Troy City School District. Learn more.

Dates to Remember

Board of Education Workshop

WHEN

Wednesday, February 15, 6 p.m.

WHERE

Carroll Hill School

THS College Night

WHEN

Thursday, February 16, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE

Troy High School

No School - Winter Recess

WHEN

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24
WHERE
District wide

School 18 PTA Mtg. Open Forum Common Core Conversations and Author Night

WHEN
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE
School 18

Early Dismissal

WHEN

Wednesday, March 1
Elementary Early Dismissal, 12:05 p.m.
Secondary Early Dismissal, 1:15 p.m.

WHERE

District wide

Board of Education Meeting

WHEN

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE

Troy Middle School

THS Pops Concert

WHEN

Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

THS 9th Grade Orientation

WHEN
Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m.

WHERE
Troy High School

Board of Education Meeting

WHEN

Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m.

WHERE
Troy Middle School

School 2 Half Day

WHEN
Friday, March 17, 10:20 a.m.
WHERE
School 2 only

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences

WHEN
Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23
WHERE
CHS, School 2, School 14, School 16 and School 18

Elementary Early Dismissal

WHEN
Thursday, March 23, 10:20 a.m.
WHERE
CHS, School 2, School 14, School 16 and School 18

No School - Professional Development Day

WHEN
Friday, March 24

WHERE
District wide