Heatly accomplishments: Students excelling in the classroom and in our community
Last year, 81 percent of Heatly graduates went on to higher education or the military.
Approximately 71 percent of students at Heatly Jr./Sr. High participate in an interscholastic sport or after-school club.
So far for the 2011-12 school year, two Green Island teams received NY State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards. To achieve this, team members must collectively have a grade point average of 90 or higher.
A Heatly student has qualified for a National Merit Scholarship, of which the top 50,000 students in America receive based on test scores. About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Heatly students are excelling in online classes through an international program called Virtual High School. Students are taking classes including Russian, Oceanography, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and more.
Two Heatly elementary students recently won the Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest. The district also entered two chairs into University at Albany’s “Chairs that Tell a Story” contest. The chairs, designed by a number of Heatly students, will be on display at the University Libraries on May 21.
The Heatly Chorus competed for the third year in a row in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) festival on May 3. At the festival, the group was awarded a bronze rating. The same group also performed at the Troy Victorian Stroll this year.
Heatly students give back to the community. The Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team raised donations for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and organized a food drive for the local food pantry. Another group of Heatly students painted a mural, titled “Garden with Care,” to brighten up a wall behind the Senior Center. Just recently, the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society volunteered at the Senior Citizen Center's annual Easter Luncheon. Students brought goodie bags they had made, helped serve meals, and cleaned up after the luncheon.