Coxsackie-Athens High School

ENGAGE, EMPOWER, ENABLE 
 
There is no question that Coxsackie-Athens High School is quickly becoming a leader in our region when it comes to building a high school experience that breaks with outdated practice and brings to the forefront relevant opportunities that will truly prepare our graduates to be ready for today’s world. 

This year, our students will have access to over 40 college-credit bearing courses, allowing for the completion of many, if not all, of the SUNY General Education requirements prior to high school graduation (at 1/3 the price).  Struggling learners have flexible access to Rti "extra help" labs taught by a content-certified teacher. Our Distance Learning Program, now running in three rooms all day, has expanded career pathways electives, giving our students access to over 20 new electives, including sequences in American Sign Language and Mandarin Chinese.  Internally, the talented faculty at C-A has created even more new electives.  

We open this year as a fully 1-to-1 iPad high school, soon-to-be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and currently 8th in the nation for the effective use of technology within instructional program for schools our size.  A student-run Tech Help Team will now provide support for this platform. Our transition to the Common Core in Mathematics is facilitated by the continuation of extended instructional time for all students in our Regents sequence courses.   While only in our second year as an official Project Lead the Way school, our new Robotics program is already winning competitions throughout the region, as are many of our amazing athletic teams.

Our faculty and staff have set high performance targets for the upcoming year and will now work in both departmental and, for the first time ever, grade-level teams.  Teams will meet and collaborate each day, prior to the arrival of students, in order to focus on developing and implementing high-quality, interdisciplinary, and student-centered instruction, as well as to provide common interventions for students who are at-risk.
 
Our success over the past few years, as well as in the years to come, is a result of the collective work of everyone in our school community.  We encourage you to become involved in any way that you can.   If there is anything that you or your child needs, please never hesitate to reach out. We look forward to another successful year working with you. 
 
Heath C. Quiles (formerly Hanley)
Principal
Coxsackie-Athens High School
quilesh@cacsd.org
(518)731-1801 
 

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  • Fossil Project 2017

    Mrs. Space invited Dr. Lisa Amati, New York State Paleontologist, as a guest speaker in her Regents Earth Science classes on Thursday, March 9th. Dr. Amati spoke to the students about what a paleontologist studies and why they study it. She discussed for example how people in her field focus on mass extinctions in the fossil record because it might help to understand why there is a mass extinction happening in our world today! Dr. Amati also brought with her fossils from the NYS Museum teaching collection that were aligned to the project that students are currently working on in class. Students were given the opportunity to touch the ancient organisms that they have been researching as well as take pictures of the samples to use in their upcoming presentations. The fossil collection consisted of stromatolites, brachiopods, trilobites, eurypterids, and more! Dr. Amati answered student questions and corrected misconceptions about the organisms and the time period in which they lived. Students will present what they learned in class on Wednesday, March 22nd.

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  • Bard College Program in Hudson Civic Academy

    Program Highlights

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  • Junior Chorus at the Greene County All County Spring Music Festival

    Congratulations to the following 7th-9th Grade Chorus students who were selected to perform as part of the Junior Chorus at the Greene County All County Spring Music Festival: Eliza Baxter, Naomi Ferenczy, Julia Munn, Caty Elberth, Casey Matter, Erin Mogul, Rachel Restko, Robert Burch, Dylan Dillberg, Gavin Hanse, Anthony Patti. The concert will be held at Coxsackie-Athens High School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24th

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  • All County Spring Music Festival

    Congratulations to the following Senior Band students who were selected to perform as part of the Senior Band at the Greene County All County Spring Music Festival: Patricia Anderson, Brandon Arsenault, Lucas Bruce, Myles Clark, Shayla Farris, John Ferenczy, Liana Frauenberger, Tiffany Gao, Hannah Lindstrom, Declan McSherry, Alexis Myer, Giovanna Natalie, Benjamin Pacuk, Maeve Rositzke, Maggie Squier, Allison Wallace, and Hannah Warner. The concert will be held at Coxsackie-Athens High School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24th.

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  • K-12 Art Show

    The K-12 art show will be at the Athens Cultural Center on Second Street in Athens. It can be viewed from 1-4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays during March. There will be a reception on March 23 from 3:30 to 5:30.

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  • CA High School Clubs & Activities

    Are you making the most of your High School career? When you look back, will these truly the best years of your life? Get involved! There are fabulous opportunities at CA - there is something for everyone, whatever your interests. Click here for more info!

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  • Seniors With the "Late Arrival" Privilege Should LOOK HERE for Information on Arrival Times During School Delays!

    Please click here for the appropriate arrival times during delays.

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Upcoming Events

HS Daily Announcements

  • Attention Juniors:  Siena College will be having a JUNIOR JUMPSTART on Friday, March 31st from 12:45 – 4:15 pm.  This is a great opportunity for Juniors to meet admission counselors, tour the campus and attend workshops packed with helpful information.  Students can register at siena.edu/visit. 

    Seniors:  The Coxsackie-Athens Booster Club has created a new scholarship program to encourage and reward students who make significant public service contributions to their communities.  Please come to student services for information and applications. Deadline for applications is May 26th.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

    The Air and Waste Management Association is sponsoring multiple grants in honor of Earth Day 2017.  Please stop in to Student Services for more information.

     
    Up Stage Productions is presenting 4 students $250.00 each who have demonstrated appreciating for the performing arts.  Please pick up more information in Student Services.

    Bard College Program in Hudson Civic Academy – For program highlights, please see the HS Website.  Brochures can be found in Student Services.

    Scholarship Sweepstakes — Beginning mid-March, students can enter to win a $2,500 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award.  They are giving away a total of $100,000 in scholarships to 40 individuals.  New for 2017 - Parents of eligible students can enter to win on behalf of their students.  Scholarship Search — Students and families can search over 3 million scholarships online. Articles and Videos — Read up on college planning and financial aid topics, including understanding the award letter. Visit CollegeCovered.com/Assist brought to you by Discover Student Loans for free and valuable planning and paying for college tips and resources including Scholarships Sweepstakes, Scholarship Search and related articles and videos.  Copies of the flyer are available in Student Services.

    CAPCOM is offering two different scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors.  Please go to Student Services for more information.

     The Uel Wade Music Scholarship has been awarding thousands of dollars to talented high school musicians since 1996.  Interested students are encouraged to check out more information at www.uelwade.org.  Don't delay, the deadline is April 9.

    The Kiwanis Club of Catskill is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a senior based on community service, rather than academic rank.  Please stop in to Student Services for an application. 

    Information on the Beecher Scholarship hosted by the Greene County Historical Society is in Student Services.  The winner will receive $1,000 based on a 3-5 page essay related to the history of Greene County.  Please stop in for more information. 

    As in past years, the Coxsackie Knights of Columbus will be offering a $500.00 scholarship to any graduating senior.  Please stop to see Mrs. Weinstein in Student Services for more information about this scholarship.

     Please stop in to Student Services to see the new scholarship for female students graduating in 2018.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      *Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarship : Awarded to runners from track or cross country who are planning to attend college.      
     
     *Center for Donation & Transplant Amy Bindelglass Memorial Scholarship : Awarded to a student who creates the most creative marketing campaign to recruit their peers to join the Donate Life Club to raise awareness about donation.

    The Margaret King Moore Mayflower Prize from the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York is presenting a $1,620 scholarship to a high school Junior or Senior based on a 500 word essay.  For more information, please stop by Student Services.

    Farm Credit East is offering several $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture, commercial fishing or the forest products industry.  For more information, please stop in to Student Services.                         

     
    The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs is hosting a scholarship to graduating seniors who have been active in their local fair or outdoor amusement business and who intend to pursue a higher education.
    Please stop in to Student Services for more information.

     Have you played soccer for the Capital District Youth Soccer League in the past, for at least two seasons, as a Junior or Senior?  If so, you are eligible for a $750 scholarship.  Come to Student Services for more information. 

    Attention Seniors!  
    Have you been in to Student Services recently to see the scholarship available to you?  There are currently 16 opportunities to assist you with your college expenses, the most recent of which is the Albany City Lodge Knights of Pythias Achievement Awards granted annually to 100 seniors who made the greatest progress in extra curricular activities and / or community endeavors.  Deadlines will be here soon, stop in to Student Services today!
     
    The Town & Country Women's Network will again sponsor a scholarship for a CA student entering a post secondary program this year.  Please stop in to Student Services for information. 

    Please come to Student Services for information on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Morra Scholarship application which is due from applicants by April 1, 2017.   This scholarship is specifically for those pursuing education in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, forestry or natural resources. 

     Attention Seniors:  If you are planning to pursue a career in civil engineering, please stop in to Student Services because a new scholarship opportunity is available.

     The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to seniors entering college.  Stop in to Student Services for more information.

    HVCC College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming HVCC students in a number of different programs.  Please stop in to Student Services for more information.

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  • Attention Juniors:  The SAT Prep course will be running from April 4th to May 4th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Interested students should sign up with Mr. Guile by March 31st. Review books will cost approximately $20 and are a requirement for the course. These books may be purchased from Mr. Guile.

    Do you want a free prom ticket? All you have to do is answer the trivia question! The trivia question is located on our main page of Scores Up.  Each week on Monday, we will create a new trivia question and the contest will re-set. At the end of the week on Friday, we will draw a name, only if you answered the question correctly though.  Prom tickets are $55 dollars so this is a great deal.

     

     

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  • There will be an Open House at Columbia Greene Community College for students, parents and the community on Saturday, 3/25 from 10 am to 12 noon.  Students and parents can get information about academic programs, admissions, financial aid, student life and athletics.  There will be tours and door prizes. For more information, please call 518 828-4181 extension 5513.

    The Columbia-Greene Workforce New York is recruiting students between the ages 15 to 20 for employment through the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program.  This is a grant-funded program for youth.  Individuals must meet certain income guidelines to be eligible.  Youth generally work six weeks during the summer and job placements are available in various worksites throughout both Columbia and Greene counties.  Please see your Counselor for more information.

     The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 25-30 and July 23-28, 2017.   The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.    For more information,  visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website: (http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu.

    Attention 11th & 12th graders: Money and permission slips for the Prom will be collected during all three lunches on Tuesday, March 21st and Thursday, March 23rd.  Tickets are $55 each and Prom packets can be picked up in Student Services or from Mrs. DeRose.

     The "ProStart Invitational" is the premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts for New York State and Vermont.  The 2017 "ProStart Invitational" will be held in New Rochelle, NY, March 24 & 25, 2017. The competition is one of The New York State Restaurant Association’s largest and most beloved events. Top industry and post-secondary representatives from around the nation annually attend and this year Coxsackie-Athens is sending 3 Seniors with their Questar team to design and sell their restaurant concept to the judges.  Good luck to Rayden Drobner, MaKenna Martin and Ashley Robinson.

    The New Baltimore Summer Parks Program is now hiring youth counselors for the summer of 2017. If you are interested, please stop by Students Services for an application.

     

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    Attention all Prom Committee members:  Our next meeting will be Friday, March 24th. Yankee Candle orders will be collected that day so please keep selling!  

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  • Mr. Herwick and Mr. Kowalski would like to congratulate all of the cast, crew and orchestra members of the Addams Family on their outstanding performances this past weekend.  Great job!

     Congratulations to the following Senior Band students who were selected to perform as part of the Senior Band at the Greene County All County Spring Music Festival:  Patricia Anderson, Brandon Arsenault, Lucas Bruce, Myles Clark, Shayla Farris, John Ferenczy, Liana Frauenberger, Tiffany Gao, Hannah Lindstrom, Declan McSherry, Alexis Myer, Giovanna Natalie, Benjamin Pacuk, Maeve Rositzke, Maggie Squier, Allison Wallace, and Hannah Warner.  The concert will be held at Coxsackie-Athens High School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24th .

    Congratulations to the following 7th-9th Grade Chorus students who were selected to perform as part of the Junior Chorus at the Greene County All County Spring Music Festival:  Eliza Baxter, Naomi Ferenczy, Julia Munn, Caty Elberth, Casey Matter, Erin Mogul, Rachel Restko, Robert Burch, Dylan Dillberg, Gavin Hanse, Anthony Patti. The concert will be held at Coxsackie-Athens High School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24th

     

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