April 18, 2014
Sean Gnat, Principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0470
The 10th annual Koda Café was held on Thursday 3/6 and a great time was had by all! 
Koda geography bee winners
January/February Koda Gems
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!!!
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
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 event that is held annually and completes quilts for various local and national organizations.
Happy Holidays to all of you, from all of us at Koda!
Koda November Gems:
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.
The Koda mentor club enjoys a turkey dinner and fun and games in the Koda cafeteria.
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.
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.
Mrs. Vadney’ s Koda 7 Science classes get busy with their new chromebooks! 
Koda Open House and Book Fair.
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!
Koda Book Fair starts Monday 9/23!! Click here to shop and place an order!
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
(Daily Announcements/Clubs/ Koda Gems)
Grade 6, Team 1:
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
Koda Unified Arts:
Family and Consumer Science (FACS) -
Mrs. Cisler, French