For the past seven years, students at Questar III Rensselaer Academy have had the opportunity to work with the Center for Creative Education as part of the Arts in Education program. This year, the culminating project consisted of students performing a variety of dance, musical, and spoken word pieces. Each performance part of the theme “Finding Your… Continue reading
Questar III students at Red Mill Elementary School in Rensselaer had a hand in creating something special to raise awareness about disabilities. March was Disabilities Awareness Month, and while special education teachers Jeannette Hallock and Emily Bluhm were at a conference at the Perkins School for the Blind, they saw tactile quilts that students there made. These quilts are made from… Continue reading
The University at Albany’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is offering a free program for families with autistic children on May 20 at Questar III’s Central Office in Castleton.
The evening program will discuss ways to improve your child’s communication abilities.
Please register using the form at http://www.albany.edu/autism/files/Parent_trainings_Func-Comm_Spr_2015_revised.pdf
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Eric Maassmann enrolled in the Academy for Information Technology (AIT) program at Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center because it fit well with his future goals and allowed him to kick start his education and career.
A 2008 graduate of Cairo-Durham High School, Maassmann said the AIT program challenged and engaged his interests.
“The time in class… Continue reading
On April 21, component school districts’ boards of education unanimously approved Questar III’s proposed administrative budget for the 2015-2016 school year. Continue reading
Questar III welcomed the following new staff members in April:
Adult LPN program
Andrea M. Christensen, LPN Clinical Instructor
Patricia Robertson, Health Occupations Teacher
Berlin Pre-K Program
Victoria Styer, Pre-K Teaching Assistant
Melissa J. Macaluso, Special Education Specialist
George Washington Elementary
Stacey Shelhamer, Teaching Assistant
Maple Hill Middle School
Abigail Fox, Teaching Assistant
Sackett Educational Center
Ayla Mertturk, School Psychologist… Continue reading
Courtney Galuski is the Special Education Reading Resource Teacher at George Washington School. She’s been with the BOCES for almost three years, and loves that she is able to help students who really need it the most.
Q: What is your role at Questar III, and where do you work?
A: I am the Special Education Reading… Continue reading
The Questar III Board of Education appointed Dr. Gladys I. Cruz as district superintendent at its April 16th meeting. Effective May 1, 2015, Cruz will serve a dual leadership role – acting as both a field representative of the commissioner of education and chief executive officer of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Continue reading
Melony Coons is the sole proprietor of a successful business at the age of 23. Learn how this Ichabod Crane graduate, who completed the cosmetology program at Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center, is expanding her hair salon. Click the link below to read this story from the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation.