December 09, 2013
Robin Gawrys, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0460 Fx 518-383-1490
Holocaust survivor and author Johanna Reiss gave presentations to all sixth grader who had read her book, The Upstairs Room. Ms. Reiss, now 81, hid from the Nazis for three years from age 10 -13. Shown on the screen are her rescuers, Johan, Dientje, and Opoe Oosterveld. All three were inducted into the Yad Vashem as heroes in 2004. Ms. Reiss signed a book for every one of the sixth grade students. Many thanks to the PTA at the Middle School.
Inducted NJHS members from Gowana.
Gowana FACS students sewed eye glass cases to be donated to local nursing homes. 
Gowana students participate in a costume contest during Student Council's and Community Club's Halloween Dance.
Students and staff enjoy music and dancing on Halloween during lunches at Gowana.
Gowana students enjoy dry ice lab in Science class on Halloween.
The Gowana Community Club sponsored The Pink Hair for Hope Team raising $1,280.00 for breast cancer research by providing pink hair extensions to Gowana students. Amazing Job Gowana!!!
Gowana’s School Counselors welcome all new students to the district with a special luncheon.
Auditions for the Middle School musical, “Disney’s Camp Rock” will be held on Nov. 4, 5 & 6, in Room 915. Students need to only attend 1 audition date. Music will be supplied at the audition. Audition forms are available outside Room 915.
Team 6-2 at Gowana had a great team building field trip to Ellm's farm. 
Gowana team 6-1 students have their favorite independent reading books in hand for a lesson on identifying genres.
Students on Team 6-2 in Gowana enjoyed learning about books that others have read, during their "Living Book Fair."
Gowana’s Critical Inquiry students engaged in a lively discussion around the subject of homework during their weekly Socratic Seminar.
The Middle School 7th
Graders were treated to a visit from Beth Bidwell and the Birds of
Prey on October 8, 10, and 15.
6th grade Gowana students work together to improve their math skills
On October 1st, the Middle School had its first meeting of the Art Club with Mr. Green and Mrs. Wheeler. 127 students came to this wonderful after school activity!
Student work that is displayed in the Gowana Library. Book displays are done by students in Laura Belcastro's reading classes. Students read, prepared and presented to classmates and visitors in book fair fashion, the parts of the chosen story. [MORE]
Gowana team 6-1 go on a field trip to Ellm's Farm for some Fall fun. 
learn about anti-bullying rules.
Gowana students use new “Main Entrance” on way to walk-thru
12/19/13 - MS/HS Mid Quarter Grades Posted
12/23/14-1/3/14 - Holiday Recess, No School
1/19/14 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
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
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