The Ballston Spa Board of Education is scheduled to appoint Mr. Anders Rasmussen as the new Wood Road Elementary School (WRES) Principal on July 11, 2018. “Mr. Rasmussen was selected from a strong pool of candidates and proved to be uniquely qualified to lead our largest elementary school,” indicated Interim Superintendent Denise Jones.
Kindergarten students had the opportunity to visit the Ballston Spa Village on May 29, 2018. The field trip is the final part of the "My Community" unit in which students learn about members of their community. The tour included a stop at the Mayor's office, bank, police department, post office, fire department, and library. The students were amazed by the giant safe in the bank, thrilled to sit in a police car, and excited to bang the gavel at the Mayor's office.
Wood Road Walk-thru - Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 12 p.m.
Wood Road Meet the Teacher Night - Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Wood Road's student council will host a lemonade stand to support the Foundation for Childhood Cancer on Friday, June 1st. Alex's Lemonade Stand teaches youth a valuable lesson, even when you are young you can do big things! Alex's Lemonade Stand was created by a young girl named Alex, who was battling cancer. Her mission.... to fight childhood cancer one cup at a time. The organization was founded in 2000 by Alex and her family. Unfortunately, Alex lost her battle with cancer. However, her name and legacy live on in every cup of lemonade sold during lemonade week!
The lemonade stand will be available during lunch on Friday, June 1st, and will cost 50-cents per cup. We hope that Wood Road students feel a sense of pride and joy as they help others in need.
When: Saturday May 12th 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Location: The Wood Road Elementary School Complex
Both Competitive (ribbons for top 20 Boys/Girls divisions) & Recreational runs available.
Participants should wear a plain white t-shirt and sunglasses/goggles for color dash powder.
On March 27th, author Matt McElligott will visit our school to speak to all students. Matt is a Capital District native who writes and illustrates picture books and chapter books for all ages. He is an enthusiastic speaker who excites students about reading and writing, and shares stories of his career as a working writer and illustrator. Learn more about Matt McElligott here. If you would like your child to have a book signed by McElligott, complete this form with payment to your child's teacher by Wed., March 14th.
Back to school orientations and events start on August 30th at the Middle School, the elementary schools on September 4th and 5th, and the High School on September 5th. Classes start for all students on September 6, 2018.
The District is pleased to welcome Kenneth Slentz as the new Superintendent of Schools.
The Ballston Spa Board of Education appointed Mr. Anders Rasmussen as the new Wood Road Elementary School (WRES) Principal on July 11, 2018.