Acclaimed Author Ben Mikaelsen, whose writing has touched young people and families far and wide, is coming to Niskayuna for a special presentation for students and parents on Wednesday, May 10. This event is geared toward students in grade 5 and older, along with their parents. Read more
More than 95 seventh grade students from Iroquois and Van Antwerp Middle Schools attended a thought-provoking art field trip to Mass MoCA and The Clark Art Institute on Thursday, March 9. [read more]
Please note the following:
The concert scheduled for Thursday, March 16, will take place as planned at 7 p.m.
The concert scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 has been rescheduled to Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m.
On Friday, Feb. 10, Van Antwerp hosted a diversity dance. The event included four workshops aimed at discussing shared values related to diversity and multiculturalism. Read more.
An orientation program for the parents of students who will enter 9th grade in September 2017 was held at the High School on Thursday, Jan. 5. View the presentation from the orientation program [PDF]
Tech Valley High School, located on the campus of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, represents a high school option that current 8th grade students and families may wish to consider. Students and families who are interested in learning more about Tech Valley High School are encouraged to visit the school's website, attend an upcoming information session (see below), and talk with their middle school counselor. Read more
Van Antwerp PTO is participating again in a gift card program. The PTO buys gift cards at a discount and sells them at face value. There is no extra charge to you. You get full price for your card and the school still makes money! Learn how to order.
Van Antwerp is announcing the availability of Niskayuna spirit wear. View the Order Form [PDF]
Van Antwerp will be hosting their annual Ice Cream Social and
Book Fair 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the Van Antrwep Cafeteria.
Ice cream and toppings will be served free of charge with our thanks to the Niskayuna CoOp market, Gillette Creamery and the VA PTO! Books are available for purchase as part of our Scholastic Book Fair.
No reservations needed. Come and join us for a great evening of friends, ice cream and books! This is a parent and student event. Please do not drop off children unattended.
Volunteers are needed to set up, scoop, serve, and clean up. Please contact Mr. Rakoczy at email@example.com to sign up for a time or complete the form here and have your child drop it off to the Main Office.
This year, Van Antwerp Middle School has a number of students with serious allergies to peanuts or tree nuts which require attention from the Van Antwerp school community, faculty, staff, students and families to facilitate lunch and snacks. The school is instituting building-wide procedures to help lessen the possibility of allergic reactions by those with peanut or tree nut allergies. [Read more]
Welcome back to school! Please use the links below for information and resources in preparation for the new school year. Most documents are PDFs.
Middle school students will bring a copy of one book they read over the summer to school when they return in September. For more information, resources, and recommended titles, please see this letter [PDF].
The school district's Parent/Student Portal is now open for parents to
complete the new, online "Returning Student Registration" process that was
announced last spring.
This online process is replacing the Emergency Contact Card that has been sent home at the start of the year in the past. READ MORE | PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN PAGE