How the RBERN supports districts

Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in public schools in New York State. In response to this increasing need to provide quality education to all students, the Board of Regents made significant changes to Commissioner Regulations Part 154 in September 2014, changing the legal requirements to educating ELLs. The Capital District Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN)… Continue reading

Youth attend leadership conference

From March 21-23, 2015, over 200 Hispanic students from high schools across New York State traveled to Albany to participate in the 25th Annual Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI). The  purpose of this Institute is to develop an in-depth knowledge of the New York State legislative process and develop leadership skills of Latino/Hispanic Youth.

00015.MTS.Still001Siena College hosted the 2015 PR/HYLI… Continue reading

Exhibit features 34 student artists

Art Invitational PosterThe opening reception of the 26th anniversary Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit will be held tomorrow, March 31, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy. The exhibit will run through April 18.

This year’s program features artwork from 13 local school districts, including 30 student visual artists and four video… Continue reading

Cooking their way to scholarships

Culinary teams from Rensselaer Educational Center and Columbia-Greene Educational Center

Culinary teams from Rensselaer Educational Center and Columbia-Greene Educational Center

Culinary Arts students from Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center (CGEC) in Hudson and Rensselaer Educational Center (REC) in Troy competed in the ProStart competition at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY on March 13 and… Continue reading

QIII Aviation grad earns CFI

Bernie Watt, a former Aviation student at Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center (CGEC) recently passed his practical test to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).

Bernie Watt photoWatts’ interest in aviation began in his early teens. At 14, he took a discovery flight with Questar III Aviation teacher, John Mahony and fell in love with flying. Two years later, as… Continue reading

QIII welcomes new staff in March

Questar III welcomed the following new staff members in March:

Adult LPN program
Mary Sebast, LPN Clinical Instructor

Central Office
Danielle Bouton-Wales, Project-Based Learning Coordinator – STEM
Melissa Macaluso, Special Education Specialist

Maple Hill Middle School
David Banker, Teaching Assistant
Christina Bradley, Teaching Assistant

Sackett Educational Center
Marianne Desario, Teaching Assistant… Continue reading

Students earn awards at SkillsUSA

Questar III’s career and technical education (CTE) students excelled at the 2015 SkillsUSA regional competition on March 18. The regional competition took place at Schenectady County Community College, Modern Welding and Stratton Air National Guard Base.

Students serviced automobiles, prepared dinners, styled hair and delivered speeches as part of the annual competition testing job-related and technical skills.

Congratulations to the 19 Questar III students who earned awards at… Continue reading