Troy City School District

March 2019 E-News

Two Troy teams advance to the Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

On Saturday, March 9, eight teams from Troy City School District competed in the Region Four Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at Coxsackie-Athens High School. For the third year in a row, the team from School 18 took first place in their division and will be going to the state final tournament. The Troy High School team finished second place in their division and will also advance to the state tournament in Binghamton on April 23. Learn more.

Troy High Boys Basketball win Section 2, Regional East Championships

The Troy High School Boys Basketball Team claimed the 2019 Section 2 Class A Championship on Saturday, March 3 in a 69-55 win over Gloversville. The team then went on to with the Class A East Regional Championship 78-56 against Jamesville-Dewitt. Their next game is the NYSPHAA State Semi-Final on Friday, March 15 at 1:15 p.m. at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton vs. Pittsford Mendon. Advance tickets available here.

2019-2020 Budget development in process

During the March 6 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent John Carmello presented Draft 2 of the 2019-2020 school district budget. At $113,429,159, Draft 2 has a budget gap of $803,240. The District’s final tax cap is 1.89 percent. Draft 3 will be presented on April 3. The community will vote on a Board approved budget on May 21. Visit our Budget web page for more information.

Troy High School Graduation rates rise, exceed statewide averages

With 296 graduates, Troy High School’s 2018 graduation rate is at 88 percent, up one percentage point from 2017. Troy High School is also five percentage points above the statewide graduation rate, and 15 percentage points above the statewide average for urban-suburban high needs districts. Learn more.

Board adopts Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

During the February 6 Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to adopt “Level B” of the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption. The determination was made with input from the public through a survey offered September 24 – October 26, 2018. Property owners in the Troy City School District should speak to their assessor to determine the impact on their tax bill. Learn more.

Troy schools celebrate 'Read Across America Day'

March 1 was “Read Across America Day” celebrating literacy and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Troy’s elementary schools welcomed dozens of very special guest readers including City of Troy Mayor Patrick Madden who officially proclaimed March 1, 2019 as Read Across America Day in Troy. Learn more in the Troy Record.

School 12 ALP counselor featured in TU’s Women@Work Educators issue

School 12 school counselor Elizabeth Voneitzen was recently featured in the Times Union’s Women@Work Educators issue.

Troy schools partner with Capital Roots to bring local produce to cafeterias

New this year, Troy City School District has partnered with Capital Roots’ “Farm to School” program to bring fresh and local produce to our cafeterias while teaching students the importance of supporting the community. Learn more.
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P-TECH Applications due April 18

Eight Grade students interested in the Troy Riverfront P-TECH program must submit their application packets by April 18. Learn more.

Can drive - Saturday, March 16

Please donate your rinsed bottles and cans at our next bottle drive to be held at the Troy Middle School Parking Lot on Sunday, March 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Donations to benefit the 6th Grade Class. In addition, if you need a bulk pick-up, or can’t make the bottle drive, please call or text Keith at 518-701-7082.

Undefeated Masterminds team needs your help getting to nationals

The undefeated Troy High School Quiz Bowl team is once again qualified to compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournament in Atlanta this spring. Please consider making a donation to help make this opportunity a reality. Click here to make a donation and view their feature story on Channel 10 - WTEN.

Troy CSD launches attendance campaign

The Troy City School District encourages students of all grade levels to attend school every single day that school is in session. Attendance is a strong indicator of academic success. While we understand that the occasional absence may be unavoidable, many parents do not realize how quickly absences can add up and the long lasting impact it can have. Visit www.troycsd.org/attendance to learn how you can help ensure your child gets to school each day.
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Dates to Remember

Board of Education Meeting

WHEN

Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m.

WHERE

Troy Middle School

No School - PD Day for Staff

WHEN

Friday, March 22

WHERE
District wide

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences/ No Empire State After School Program

WHEN

Thursday, March 28, 5 - 8 p.m.

WHERE

CHS, School 2, School 14, School 16, School 18

Elementary Half Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences

WHEN

Friday, March 29
10:20 a.m. Dismissal

11:30 - 2:05 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences

WHERE
CHS, School 2, School 14, School 16, School 18

NYS Grades 3-8 ELA Assessments

WHEN

Tuesday, April 2 - Thursday, April 4

WHERE
CHS, School 2, School 12, School 14, School 16, School 18, TMS

Board of Education Meeting - Budget Draft 3 Presentation

WHEN

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE
Troy Middle School

THS Drama Club performance of "Sister Act"

WHEN

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Early Release Day

WHEN

Wednesday, April 10

Elementary dismissal - 12:05 p.m.

Secondary dismissal - 1:15 p.m.

WHERE

District wide

School 2 Performance of "Willy Wonka"

WHEN
Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 6 p.m.

WHERE
School 2

Board of Education Meeting

WHEN

Tuesday, April 16, 6 p.m.

WHERE
School 12

District Closed - Good Friday

WHEN

Friday, April 19
WHERE
District wide

No School - Spring Break

WHEN

Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26
WHERE
District wide

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School 14 is now on Facebook

Fans of School 14 can now follow them on Facebook. Be sure to "like" their page at www.facebook.com/troyschool14.