December 18, 2014

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 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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Announcements heading

11/27/14-11/28/14 - Thanksgiving Recess, No School

12/25/14 - Christmas, No School

12/24/14-1/2/15 - Winter Recess, No School

1/1/15 - New Year's Day - No School

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

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

Staff pages heading

Gowana TEAMS:

Grade 6, Team 1:Home Page

Grade 6, Team 2:Home Page

Grade 6: Critical Inquiry

Grade 7, Team 1:Home Page

Grade 7, Team 2:Home Page

Grade 8, Team 1:Home Page

Grade 8, Team 2:Home Page

AIS Math - Miss Priester

Accelerated Courses:

Math AE, Ms. Romano; Accelerated Math 7H, Ms. Miller; Geometry Honors, Mr. Frisbie;

Department Webpages:



Social Studies


Fine Arts

World Languages (LOTE/ESL)


Gowana Unified Arts:

Speech Department

AIS Read 180 - Mrs. Marotta

Family and Consumer Science (FACS) - Mrs. Sayers

TechnologyMr. Soltys; Mr Redman; Mr. Symonds; Mr. Banco; Mr. Stehle

Languages Other Than English (LOTE):

Ms. Griswold; Mrs. Delwiche-Spanish, Mrs. Cisler-French,


Mrs. Preston


Shen band; Shen Orchestra; Mrs. Tallman , orchestra; Mrs. Arthur-MS Orchestra; MS Choral

Physical Education;

6th-grade Physical Education