Region 5-NYSMSA


Region 5 includes schools in...

  • Albany County
  • Columbia County
  • Delaware County
  • Greene County
  • Otsego County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County

Welcome to Region 5 of the NYSMSA

This site is meant to provide updates to middle level educators in Region 5 of New York State. Feel free to contact me any time for information, assistance, support or to be a part of our weekly e-mail blast (posted here as well). Regional upates are also posted under "News and Notes" at the bottom of the page.

We encourage you to share the great things happening in your school here or at our regional principals' meetings.

Director: Luke Rakoczy

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Region 5- News and Notes

Last Updated January 30, 2012

Thanks to everyone that attended last Thursday's region 5 principals meeting. We are looking to schedule another in March. Please use the Doodle calendar distributed in an e-mail with the last E-blast. It will give us a better sense of when you are available. I'm doing my best to come up with a good shared time. I've attached some resources from our agenda below.

I. Presenation of anti-bully contest from Clear Channel (info coming soon)

II. Discussion of schedules and visit to H.C. Crittenden M.S.
a. The ABC's of H.C. Crittenden, Code of Conduct and contact info

III. Discussion of program, homework, APPR, etc.

a. Recent article on homework that synthesizes the key arguments.


Last Updated 1-20-11

Reminder: Regional Principals Meeting
January 26, 2012

7:45-9:30 or so...

Cap. Region BOCES- 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.

Let me know if you can make it!


Updated on 12-2-2011


Last Updated 12-9-11

Reminder: Regional Principals Meeting
January 26, 2012

7:45-9:30 or so...

Cap. Region BOCES- 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.

Updated on 12-2-2011

Share Best Practice With Colleagues! Submit to In-Transition!

We are currently accepting submissions for In Transition, The Journal of the NYS Middle School Association. We encourage region 5 middle schools to share best practice, research summaries or write articles for publication! Information for how to submit can be found here . Submissions are due on December 15. See the "In Transition" link at for archived copies with past examples of submissions.


The following came from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform and the leadership has asked that we forward to our State Networks: 

Kareen,Teaching Ambassador Fellow, located in Washington state, and Geneviève a Washington D.C. Teaching Ambassador Fellow, have written a blog based on the roundtables they have been conducting with middle level educators over the last few months (including roundtables held with STW after the October Forum Convening and at the AMLE conference).

Please check out the blog and spread the word about it. ]