April 25, 2015
Sean Gnat, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0470
March 2015 Koda GEMS
Kezhuang (Jenny) Lian
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). [ ]
Seokhyun (Erik) Hwang
Koda Gr. 7 students and members of the Tribuilding Sewing Club made three quilt tops for the Shen Quilt project held at Karigon on MLK Day.
On Tuesday, January 20th, Koda Critter Club was joined by Koda’s Mentor Club in a demonstration by our local K-9 Trooper. Trooper Krul visited our two groups in the Acadia Library, where he discussed the training and job of his K-9 partner Frey. 
December 2014 Koda
Championship rounds of the Acadia, Gowana and Koda 2015 National Geographic Bee.
The Koda Future Cities Team competed last weekend and won best Sim City Model and Most Innovative Design for Environmental Sustainability. Team members: Kaylee Park, Shrutthi Kannaathaal, Chris Du, Joe Friedman, Andrew Bay, Shawn Oh, Erik Hwang, Srineeth Jayanthi, Yeonwoo Kim, Jeffery Wang, Sean Hwang, Angela Dominelli, Trevor Campbell, and Brian Hartley and advisor Joe Sliwinski. 
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.
Koda student council members Zachary Mancini and Caitlyn Reynolds show off the more than 50 winter coats collected by the Koda student council to be donated to needy families.
Koda November Gems
Mrs. Drury's 7th
graders taking book selfies after their book talk in the
Gowana Library !
Koda’s 7th grade winter chorus concert
Koda MS students Joeyann McGibbon, Krishma Mall, Jacob Yang, and Andrew Sealing Help student council advisor Mrs. Vadney load up all of the food collected by the Koda MS Student Council. All of the food will go to local food pantries.
Walmart representatives Jill W, Tricia
M, and David D present Koda staff members with $50 gift
cards to buy school supplies as part of their Teacher
Rewards program. 20 Koda staff members received $50 gift
6th grade Koda teacher Erin Smith reacts after receiving a $50 gift card from Walmart. 20 Koda staff members received $50 gift Cards from Walmart as part of their Teacher Rewards program.
Thomas (T.J.) Novitsky
The Koda Student Council collected and donated books to the Akuffo Tom School in Ghana, Africa. As a thank you, the African school named their library the Koda Library. 
The Tri-building Talent Show now has a webpage, go to the Extra-curricular Club page for the link.
Koda students quietly reading in "Nick's Nook."
Koda 6th graders participate in a team building field trip and have some fun at Ellms farm in Charlton, NY. 
The Koda mentor club enjoys an afternoon hayride and apple picking at Riverview Orchards. 
Kavipriya Kovai Palanivel
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
(Daily Announcements/Clubs/ Koda Gems)
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
Gr. 7, Sp. Ed: Ms. King
Grade 8, Team 1: Home Page
Grade 8 Team 2:Home Page
AIS Math - Miss Priester
Algebra - Ms. Romano
Koda Unified Arts:
Family and Consumer Science (FACS) -