April 18, 2015
Robin Gawrys, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0460 Fx 518-383-1490
Gowana/Acadia Odyssey of the Mind participants!
Kindness is rewarded here at Gowana. These Gowana students understand and practice kindness every day!
Gowana students enjoy harmonizing with Mr. Conover after Joe Salin's presentation.
Gowana science 7-2 students having fun observing and researching the microscopic world of the Protista Kingdom.
Algebra Honors students using the Chromebooks to complete their group statistics project.
Gowana gr. 8 students practice language with headbands in Spanish class.
The MS health department coordinated a GO RED fundraiser and raised more than $400 for the American Heart Association.
The Middle School Technology Committee held the first annual Middle School Technology Night on Wednesday January 21st. The evening helped parents become more familiar with how their child is learning in classrooms that use a variety of computer technology for direct instruction and the ancillary software sites that support their learning. (Chromebooks, BYOD, Google Drive, School Network, Parent / Student Portal, etc). [ ]
Gowana students enjoy twin / multiplicity day as part of our winter spirit week. [ ]
More than 120 cans were collected by Gowana's Gr. 6 World of Difference club members. Cans were donated to the Helping Hands Food Pantry located at the Jonesville United Methodist Church. The World of Difference Club encourages students to act as stewards of the environment and community issues while empowering them to enhance their 21st century skills. Working with Mr. Andersen and Mrs. Erno, 6th grade students identify issues of concern and create sustainable, reproducible improvements in local communities by investigating how others have impacted communities around the world
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.
Championship rounds of the Acadia, Gowana and Koda 2015 National Geographic Bee.
National Junior Honor Society raised more than $1,900 for Floyd Warriors by selling bracelets and sponsoring Wear Pink for The Day.
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.
Gowana’s students who were the top magazine fundraisers!
serenade the Main Office staff.
and provides character education for Gowana 7th grade
Gowana faculty and staff greet the students with holiday carols.
Mrs. Drury's 7th
graders taking book selfies after their book talk in the
Gowana Library !
Gowana’s 7th grade winter chorus concert
Gowana 7th and 8th grade
New Student Luncheon. [
Gowana FACS class
are learning about consumer rights
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. [ ]
Gowana's Team 6-2 students perform a Reader's Theatre presentation.
The Tri-building Talent Show now has a webpage, go to the Extra-curricular Club page for the link.
students researching and presenting Hunter-Gatherer
enjoy the Book Fair.
6th and 7th-grade
students at Gowana singing karaoke at our activity night
organized a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.
Gowana students take selfies after their book talk in the library!
Gowana student enjoys her prize for participating in our fundraiser.
Gowana grade 6 students enjoy a team event at Ellms Tree Farm. 
Students on both
Gowana 6th grade teams enjoy Kona Ice on the 2nd day of
Students on Team
6-2 work on a getting to know you project during the first
week of school
Gowana students glad to be back at school to visit with friends.
Gowana students enjoying the deli line on a hot September day.
3/25/15 - Accelerated Technology Informational Meeting for interested gr. 7 students and their guardians, 8 a.m.,Gowana Auditorim
4/3/15 - Good Friday, No School
4/6/15-4/10/15 - Spring Recess, No School
4/14/15 - NYS ELA Assessment Gr. 3-8, thru 4/16
4/17/15 - Third Qtr Ends
4/22/15 - NYS Math Assessment Gr. 3-8, thru 4/24
4/24/15 - Science and Health Discovery Night, 6:30pm, HSE
4/25/15 - Community Conversation, 9:30a.m., Acadia
4/30/15 - MS/HS Report Cards Distributed
5/1/15 - MS Tribuilding Gr. 8 Dance, 7pm, Green Gym
5/5/15 - Acadia Gr. 5 Orientation, 6:30pm, Cafe
5/7/15 - Koda Gr. 5 Orientation, 6:30pm, MS Aud.
5/12/15 - Budget Hearing, 7pm, Gowana Library
5/16/15 - Community Conversation, 9:30am, Cheryl's Lodge
5/19/15 - School District Budget Vote, 7am-9pm, Gowana Gym
5/20/15 - NYS Science Performance Assessment Gr. 4/8
5/25/15 - Memorial Day, No School
6/1/15 - NYS Science Written Assessment, Gr. 4/8
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
Algebra - Ms. Romano
Gowana Unified Arts:
Languages Other Than English (LOTE):