April 18, 2014

Sean Gnat, Principal

970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0470

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Koda Middle School building

Koda is the newest of three middle schools located on the main campus. It opened in 1999. 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 3/25/14Koda Cafe

The 10th annual Koda Café was held on Thursday 3/6 and a great time was had by all! [MOREMore Pictures]

Posted 3/25/14

Koda geography bee winners

Geography bee winners

Posted 3/15/14Gems

January/February Koda Gems

Peter Firlet
Leah Gardner
Samuel Garrity
Harry Gould
Nicholas LampmanGems
Sarah MacGregor
Jennifer McLaughlin
Douglas Ngo-Hatchie
Zachary Rupert
Tiemogo Sangare
Dylan Urbanski
Brianna Woodworth

Posted 3/11/14Math counts trophy

The Middle School Mathcounts Club participated in the annual regional Mathcounts Competition at the GE Research Center in Niskayuna. The club is coached by middle school teacher Jennifer Sprague and high school students Phillip Sun and Jerry Qu. Koda was represented by Seonwoo Kim, Atharv Gawde, Bhrugu Patel, Matthew Vigilante, Mihir Chakravarthi, Chae-won Hwang, Jonathan Indajang and Taeyeon Kim. Seonwoo Kim placed in 4th out of over 100 students and will represent the Capital Region in the upcoming state competition at RPI in March. The Koda team of Seonwoo Kim, Bhrugu Patel, Matthew Vigilante and Atharv Gawde finished in 4th place overall in the team competition. Representing Acadia was Stanley Liu, Shrivali Banerjee, Cathy Shi and Jeffrey Qu. Gowana was represented by Shashank Patil, Fahad Ijaz, Ian Murray and Maximilian Trauring. Congratulations to all!!!

Posted 2/7/14

Koda MS will hold a Scholastic book fair next week from 2/10 – 2/14. Books may be purchased online until February 25th by following the link below. Contact the main office if you have any questions.

Posted 1/28/14Koda Gems

Koda December GEMS:
Evan Bean
Trevor Campbell
Mireya Echevarria
Gabrielle Godlewski
LKoda Gemsily Gould
Aidan Hickey
Taylor Leggett
Sean Maloney
Christina Newsome
Rahul Shah
Dana Silberstein
Bryan Spence

MS QuiltsPosted 1/28/14

FACS teachers Jen Nicholls and Claudia Sayers as well as middle school student in Family and Consumer Sciences participated in the “Shenendehowa Quilt Project.” This is a community eMS Quiltsvent that is held annually and completes quilts for various local and national organizations.


Posted 12/19/13Holiday Picture

Happy Holidays to all of you, from all of us at Koda!


Posted 12/19/13

Koda November Gems:Koda Gems
Alyssa Bonaro
Mathieu DiPersio
Angel Ferrand
Megan Keating
Christopher Lavallee
Taylor Leggett
Katie MastromarchiKoda Gems
Jennifer McLaughlin
Luke Pauly
Bhargavi Ramamurthy
Aiden Strain
Isabella Torres
Andrew Walentowicz

Posted 12/5/13Food Drive

The Koda Student Council collected over six hundred pounds of food for the Jonesville food pantry in November.Student council advisors Mr. Mruz and Mrs. Vadney stand with student council member Joseph Friedman.

Posted 12/5/13Turkey Dinner

The Koda mentor club enjoys a turkey dinner and fun and games in the Koda cafeteria.

Posted 12/5/13

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Posted 12/5/13Holocaust Survivor Presentation

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.

Posted 11/12/13

The Koda Gems are awarded for the month of September to the following students who personify the Middle School guiding principles of Be Here, Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible, and Set Goals. Pictured are: Mathilda Tristan, Abigail Gregory, Emily LaBrecque, Anthony Mastroianni, Ben Labonte, Zachary Rupert, Joseph Friedman, Christian Lovato Henriquez, Justin Kipp, Chidera Anameze, Gillian Austin, Lauren Daigle, Julieta Feleder. Not pictured – Julianne Muller.

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Posted 10/11/13Chrome books

Mrs. Vadney’ s Koda 7 Science classes get busy with their new chromebooks! [MOREMore photos]


Posted 10/11/13Open house and book fair

Koda Open House and Book Fair.[MOREMore photos]



Posted 10/9/13MS Art club

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!

Posted 9/20/13

Koda Book Fair starts Monday 9/23!! Click here to shop and place an order!

Posted 7/9/13

2013-14 School Supply Lists


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3/8/14 - Community Conversations, 9:30am, HSW cafe.

3/10/14 - MS/HS Mid Qtr Grades

3/20/14-3/22/14 - MS Tri-building Musical

3/21/14 - Superintendent's Conference Day, No School

3/22/14 - SHENsational! Global Expo 2014, 10-2pm, HSW

4/1/14-4/3/14 - NYS Gr. 3-8 ELA Exams

4/14/14-4/18/14 - Spring Recess, No School

4/25/14 - Annual Science and Health Discovery Night, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. Click here for more info.

4/26/14 - Community Conversations, 9:30am, Gowana Lib.

4/29/14 - MS/HS Report Cards Dist.

4/30/14-5/2/14 NYS Gr. 3-8 Math Exams

5/2/14 - MS Tribuilding Gr. 8 Student Council/Community Club Dance, 7pm, Green Gym

5/6/14 - Acadia Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

5/7/14 - Gowana Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

5/8/14 - Koda Gr. 5 Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

5/17/14 - Community Conversation, 9:30am, Cheryl's Lodge, Turf Park

5/20/14 - Annual District Budget Vote and Board Election, 7am-9pm, Gowana Gym

5/21/14-5/30/14  - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 Science Performance Exam

5/23/14 - HS/MS Mid Qtr Grades Posted

5/26/14 - Memorial Day, No School

6/2/14 - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 Science Written Exam

6/7/14 - A Green and White Night, 6:30pm, Hilton Garden Inn

6/19/14 - Gr. 6-8 Half Day, Local Exams Given

6/20/14 - Gr. 6-8 Half Day, Local Exams Given

6/23/14 - Gr. 6-8 Half Day, Local Exams Given

6/24/14 - Gr. 6-8 Half Day, Local Exams Given

6/25/13 - Gr. 6-8 Half Day, Last Day of Classes

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Koda Connections

(Daily Announcements/Clubs/ Koda Gems)


Grade 6, Team 1:

Mrs. Maher; Mrs. Smith; Mr. Shaver; Mrs. Hanson; Mrs. Shanahan; Mrs. St. John

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

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)


Koda Unified Arts:

Career Technical Education - CTE

Family and Consumer Science (FACS) -

Ms. Wood; Mrs. Sayers; Mrs. Nicholls


Mr Redman; Mr. Symonds; Mr. Banco; Mr. Stehle


Mrs. Hull


Mrs. Cisler, French


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

Speech Department

Physical Education;

Mr. Martin; 6th-grade Physical Education