New York State Regents Exams will be held June 11 - 20. Click here for a schedule of exams... Posted 5/02/13.
Tamarac Secondary School Grades 9 - 12
Choralaires Take Home Trophy
The THS Choralaires travelled to Toms River HS North on Saturday, June 1st to participate in the Music in the Parks festival. They performed two songs for a panel of college music professors. They were awarded the highest ranking of superior. Devon Rooney was also honored with a solo award (out of six performing groups, only two soloists were chosen) for her performance in the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond". Posted 6/03/13.
For the fourth year in a row, a Tamarac High School student has won an award in the Rod Serling Video Festival, a competition featuring films created by students from school districts across the country and Canada. Tamarac senior Marissa Macey won the Best Cinematography Award for her video “Jar of Hearts.” She was honored during a ceremony held May 17 at Binghamton High School. Her video was also broadcast on Binghamton’s PBS station. Congratulations! Click here to see the video… Posted 5/23/13.
Girls Basketball Team Adds Championship Plaque to Trophy Case
The Tamarac girls varsity basketball team added their 2013 Wasaren League Championship plaque to the district’s trophy case on Tuesday, May 21. The championship was the first for the girls varsity basketball program since 1985, ending a 27-year drought since the last championship. Congratulations! Posted 5/23/13.
For anyone who missed the award winning videos at the May 15 Districtwide Art Show, they can be viewed along with other videos created by our students on the Art Department’s website by clicking here... “We have some very talented and hardworking students in the TV Studio that have produced some great work this year,” said teacher Mark Spitzer. Posted 5/16/13.
In an effort to keep students safe on Prom Night and beyond, Tamarac’s SADD chapter organized a mock DWI crash at the school on May 10 for juniors and seniors. Students, parents, police and emergency responders participated in the fake crash. “Our goal is to show you what could happen if you or one of your friends made a bad decision,” Eagle Mills Fire Chief Glenn Myers told students. “Live your life. Love your life. But not just for tonight, for the next 50 years,” added Deputy Jim Phelps. Thank you to the Center Brunswick, Eagle Mills, Mountain View and Pittstown fire departments, Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department, Mohawk Ambulance, Kneer’s Auto, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, and C.W. Whalen & Sons for their help with the event and their commitment to keeping our students safe. Click here for a photo slideshow... Posted 5/10/13.
Tamarac High School has announced the 3rd quarter honor roll. Click here to see a list of students... Congratulations to all our students! Posted 5/09/13.
Tamarac Students Participate in RPI Research Program
A group of Tamarac students in grades 6-9 participated in a nine-week research program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute focused on environmental and sustainability challenges in different countries. Students had an opportunity to work with RPI student mentors, produce a 10-page written report and present their research at a symposium at RPI. Congratulations to Tamarac student researchers Hanieka Balint, Liam Fitzgerald, Lily Fitzgerald, Kora Fortun, Trevor Kozak, Grace Morton and Hayley Rosen! Posted 5/07/13.
One of Tamarac’s students will get a chance to perform for First Lady Michelle Obama in May as part of the Angels, a cheerleading team made up of students with special needs from across the region. Eddie Vendetti, who attends Tamarac’s Life Skills program, is a member of the cheerleading team that normally cheers for the Challenger flag football team. The Angels were invited by the White House to perform for Mrs. Obama as part of her physical fitness initiative. Click here to see a story that appeared on WTEN… Congratulations Eddie! Posted 5/02/13.
Two Tamarac High School students will be heading to Russia after being selected for all-expense paid trips based on their knowledge of the Russian language and culture. Junior Carissa Seror will participate in a U.S. Dept. of State program and sophomore William Heatley will travel to Tula, Russia after finishing second in a regional competition. Click here to read more… Congratulations! Posted 4/30/13.
Tamarac High School students Brent Legenbauer, Danielle Levchuk and Evania Osepa participated in the Olympics of the Visual Arts on April 23, joining hundreds of students from across the state. The event provides students an opportunity to participate in individual or group artistic problem solving. Click here to read more... Posted 5/03/13.
National Junior Honor Society Raises Money for March of Dimes
Tamarac’s National Junior Honor Society fundraised for the March of Dimes “March for Babies” and participated in the three mile walk at the University at Albany on April 28. Money raised supports programs to help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to prevent premature births and birth defects. Tamarac freshman Tea Claus was also presented with an award at the event for individually raising more than $500 for the cause. “I feel very lucky to work with a group of students who have such a positive and generous spirit, and who truly want to make a difference,” said teacher and NJHS advisor Allison Maloy. Posted 5/02/12.
Tamarac High School students Rebecca DeRubertis, Karryn Knockwood, Diana Lang and Cierra Sweet and recent graduate Corry Loveday were selected for this year’s Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit. The exhibit runs through May 10 at WMHT in the Rensselaer Technology Park; viewing times are Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Click here to see a photo slideshow of the exhibit opening… Congratulations! Posted 4/26/13.
Students Honored with Outstanding Student Awards
Seniors Sean Griffin and James Mariano and sophomores Lauren O'Brien and Michaela O'Keefe were honored on March 26 with Outstanding Student Awards by the Capital District YMCA. Lauren also earned the overall Outstanding Student Award for all of Rensselaer County. “The awards are based on qualities of leadership, citizenship and volunteerism in the community. It was a nice event and so wonderful to see all of the students recognized,” said High School Counselor Patricia Poupore, who nominated students and accompanied them to the ceremony held at Hudson Valley Community College. Congratulations! Posted 3/29/13.
Educators from Tamarac schools visited Maple Hill High School on Jan. 10 to observe their Distance Learning classroom as the district explores the possibility of creating its own. Distance Learning allows schools to work together through videoconferencing technology to offer courses they would not be able to offer on their own. “It’s nothing new for our students to learn this way. Seven or eight years ago when we started Distance Learning it was new to them but now with FaceTime and Skype, it’s not new,” said Maple Hill High School Principal Ron Agostinoni. “Our students have been very successful in these classes.” Click here to read more… Posted 1/15/13.
As part of the district’s continued efforts to address bullying and harassment, the district has created a webpage that provides parents with characteristics of bullying, ways to stop it and contact information to report concerns. Click here to see the webpage… Posted 10/18/13.
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