QIII mourns Bob Gibson’s passing

Bob and Donna Gibson celebrate his award for school board service in October 2014.

Bob and Donna Gibson celebrate his award for school board service in October 2014. More photos…

Questar III BOCES Board President Robert “Bob” Gibson passed away on July 3.

Questar III District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz said the region lost an extraordinary… Continue reading

GWS students earn awards

GWS_Awards_2015_9Dozens of awards were handed out to students at Questar III’s George Washington School last week. Students earned awards for attendance, progress, achievements, friendship, and service among other things.

Speaking at the ceremony, Principal Chris Martel thanked all the families of students for their support in school and at home to ensure students success. Each teacher who handed out awards… Continue reading

QIII welcomes new staff

Questar III would like to welcome the following new staff in the month of June.

Central Office:
Michael Galuski- Laborer, summer
Sarah Lichorowiec- Evaluator- Teaching is the Core Grant
Marcin Margiewlewski- Network Technician, summer
John Valenti- Regional Scorer – TRS- Daily/Hourly
Joyce Valenti- Regional Scorer –TRS- Daily/Hourly
Zachary Whiteman- Network Technician, summer

Columbia-Greene Educational Center:
Colin Wadsworth- Laborer- summer

Special Education:
Catherine Stever- Substitute Teacher Assistant… Continue reading

Summer online learning to begin

Questar III’s summer online high school credit recovery courses will begin on July 6. In the face of increased requirements, limited resources, and scheduling conflicts, online learning is a cost-efficient and effective way for school districts to help their students get on track for graduation. Course content is provided by Apex Learning, and courses are taught by New York State-certified teachers employed by Questar III.

Questar III offers credit… Continue reading

RA students earn awards

RA_Awards_2015_16Students at Questar III’s Rensselaer Academy were recognized for their achievements during the 2014-2015 school year in an award ceremony June 5. Awards were given to students in the following categories:



Related Service Awards
Physical Education
Occupational Therapy Completion Certificates
Speech Completion Certificates
8th Grade Completion Certificates

Building Wide Awards

Questar III retirees honored


Ed Fallon and his wife with Questar III Board President Robert Gibson and District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz

As the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close, Questar III would like to recognize those staff who are retiring at the end of the school year. Speech language pathologist Liz Zwink and School Psychologist Ed Fallon were… Continue reading

Graduates honored at Sackett

Graduation_2015_29Six seniors are ready to close the book on high school as they graduate from Questar III’s Sackett Educational Center. The graduates were honored with a ceremony June 11th where they heard from Social Studies teacher Joel Bova, Principal Kimberly Rockenstyre, junior Callie Shackshober and several members of their own class.

Family and friends filled the gymnasium at Green Meadow Elementary… Continue reading

2015 Adult Education graduation

AdEdGrad1Cheers and clapping filled the auditorium at Ichabod Crane High School as 28 adults received their high school equivalency diploma June 16.

Questar III District Superintendent Dr.  Gladys I. Cruz and Director of Strategic Initiatives Jim Church spoke the graduates and congratulated them on their achievement. Several graduates also spoke at the ceremony.

English for Speakers of Other Languages student… Continue reading