January 28, 2015

Robin Gawrys, Principal

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0460 Fx 518-383-1490

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Gowana Middle School building

Gowana is one of three middle schools located on the main campus. It opened in 1953. The three middle schools buildings are attached and share core areas such as gym, libraries, etc., however, they function as separate schools.

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Posted 1/26/15

Come on Gowana let’s get into the school spirit!!!! Gowana’s Student Council and Community Club are sponsoring a spirit week! This week’s spirit week days are:
Tuesday January 27th – Comfy clothes Day
Wednesday January 28th – Twin or Multiplicity day
Thursday January 29th – Crazy Hair and Crazy Hat Day
Friday January 30th – Super bowl Day – Wear your favorite football team apparel

Posted 1/23/15as a part of the historical fiction unit

as a part of the historical fiction unit, Gowana students listen to a presentation by Mrs. Quattrocci about the Holocaust and her family members who were involved.

Posted 1/22/15MS Geography Bee

Championship rounds of the Acadia, Gowana and Koda 2015 National Geographic Bee.

Posted 1/16/15NJHS Donation

National Junior Honor Society raised more than $1,900 for Floyd Warriors by selling bracelets and sponsoring Wear Pink for The Day.

Posted 1/6/15

The first annual Middle School Technology Night will be held on Wednesday January 21st, 6:30-8:00 (snow date Tues. Jan. 27th). We would like to request that everyone register online at Bit.ly/shenPTN. Please come join us and become more familiar with how your child is learning in classrooms that use a variety of computer technology for direct instruction and the ancillary software sites that support their learning. Our team is eagerly waiting to present to you with the latest classroom technology that your children are using each day in the middle school (Chromebooks, BYOD, Google Drive, School Network, Parent / Student Portal, etc). No prior knowledge of technology or materials are necessary for this evening.

Posted 12/23/14fundraiser winners

Congratulations to Gowana’s students who were the top magazine fundraisers!

Posted 12/23/14Gowana musicians

Gowana musicians serenade the Main Office staff.


Posted 12/23/14Two

"Two" entertains and provides character education for Gowana 7th grade students.

Posted 12/23/14Staff greet

Gowana faculty and staff greet the students with holiday carols.


Posted 12/11/14Selfies

Mrs. Drury's 7th graders taking book selfies after their book talk in the Gowana Library !

Posted 12/11/14Chorus

Gowana’s 7th grade winter chorus concert


Posted 11/14/14New Studehnt Lunch

Gowana 7th and 8th grade New Student Luncheon. [MOREMore photos]

Posted 11/14/14

Gowana FACS class are learning about consumer rFACSights using BYOD to research apps to help consumers.We found apps to scan bar codes on food for nutrition facts, food allergies, search recipes, compare food costs. We also found many other ways to save money or get coupons. [MOREMore photos]


Posted 11/14/14

Gowana Student CouncilStudent council students collected food to donate to Captain's Food Pantry during the Thanksgiving Season!



Posted 11/14/14

Halloween ExperimentsGowana Team 6-2 Super Scientists, enjoy some fun with Halloween experiments.

Posted 11/14/14Readers Theatre

Gowana's Team 6-2 students perform a Reader's Theatre presentation.


Posted 11/8/14

The Tri-building Talent Show now has a webpage, go to the Extra-curricular Club page for the link.

dioramasPosted 10/29/14

6th-grade Gowana students researching and presenting Hunter-Gatherer Dioramas

Book fairPosted 10/29/14

Gowana students enjoy the Book Fair.

KaraokePosted 10/29/14

6th and 7th-grade students at Gowana singing karaoke at our activity night

Posted 10/29/14NJHS fundraiser

Gowana's NJHS organized a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

Posted 10/29/14

Gowana students take selfies after their book talk in the library!


Posted 10/3/14Gowana student enjoys her prize for participating in our fundraiser

Gowana student enjoys her prize for participating in our fundraiser.





Posted 10/2/14Gowana Grade 6 students enjoy a team event at Ellms Tree Farm.

Gowana grade 6 students enjoy a team event at Ellms Tree Farm. [MOREMore photos]


Posted 9/15/14Kona Ice

Students on both Gowana 6th grade teams enjoy Kona Ice on the 2nd day of school

Posted 9/15/14Gowana project

Students on Team 6-2 work on a getting to know you project during the first week of school



Posted 9/8/14First day of school

Gowana students glad to be back at school to visit with friends.





Gowana's Deli LinePosted 9/8/14

Gowana students enjoying the deli line on a hot September day.


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1/17/15 - Community Conversation with Superintendent, 9:30am, Arongen

1/19/15-Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School

2/3/15 - Informational session on enrichment and acceleration options for students, 7 pm, MS auditorium (Gowana entrance)

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