Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Schuylerville: Green Ribbon School Project Receives Recognition

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Schuylerville Central School District’s Green Ribbon School (GRS) Project has received national recognition from Green Ribbon Schools (, a grassroots project based in Texas that offers a web-based platform for recording and rewarding a school's accomplishments in four cornerstone areas. These areas are natural classrooms, health and fitness, nature and adventure, and EcoCampus.
Schuylerville was one of just 25 schools nationwide to complete all the necessary requirements to receive its Green Ribbon School designation for the 2013-14 school year.
A banner to recognize the GRS Team's accomplishments was presented Nov. 17 at the Schuylerville Board of Education meeting. It will be displayed in the elementary school. 

“The banner is a reminder of the hard work these volunteers put in to help promote health in our students, school, community and environment,” Superintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman said.  

GRS was started four years ago when Schuylerville parent Cindy Wian proposed the program as a way to promote Hudson Crossing Park’s environmental mission in partnership with the school community.

“Our motto is 'Growing. Learning. Leading ... it's in our Nature!', and it reflects exactly the evolution we see this program experiencing as it moves from one of a few eager volunteers planting seeds to students, teachers, staff, families and community members all stepping forward to learn and lead in exciting new ways,” Wian said.

The next step for the district is to apply to New York state to be nominated as one of the schools awarded the federal Green Ribbon School designation by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Schuylerville Green Ribbon School Project is led by Deborah McGloine, Angela Meislin, Kristen Long and Cindy Wian. To learn more about GRS, sign up for email updates on activities and programs (, or visit the group’s Facebook page ( 

--Jennie Grey

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  1. You're a should investigate why Ryan Sherman left his job at Argyle CSD. He had an affair with a teacher, which the BOE never found out about, and he left in fear of losing his job. I'm guessing he's never told anyone at Schuylerville about this. While on the job, he was down in an Albany "no tell" motel sleeping with his employee. I am so sick of reading about him in the newspapers, and being quoted with some bullshit statement as if he's some important community member. He's a piece of shit. Period.