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As 2016 draws to a close, take a look back at some of the stories that shaped Questar III this year.

Questar III launches The Leading Edge
At its opening day program for staff on September 1, Questar III launched a new framework for goal-setting, innovation and growth.

Board selects developer, location
At a special meeting on October 26, the Questar III Board of Education issued a preliminary award to VIP Structures of Syracuse to build a state-of-the-art facility to replace the Rensselaer Educational Center in Troy.

Pinning Down Success
Ni-za ‘liek Morris has racked up dozens of wins on the mat, and thanks to staff at Rensselaer Academy, he’s racking up wins in the classroom too.

Students learn how to learn
Find out how strategies for thinking differently have had a profound impact on students at Sackett Ed Center and Rensselaer Academy.

Amy Gillette earns 911 certification
Students now have the option to earn an additional certification as part of the Criminal Justice program at REC.

Students go to work at RA
Learn how students are honing skills they’ll use in the workforce after high school.

Levings receives statewide honor
In June, Michele Levings, Director of State Aid and Financial Planning received the Philip B. Fredenburg Memorial Award for Outstanding Service from the New York State Association of School Business Officials.

Casatelli places 6th nationwide
2016 East Greenbush graduate Alyssa Casatelli advanced through the regional and state SkillsUSA competition to make it to nationals, where she placed sixth.

CTE “Calculadies” in Charleston
Three CTE teachers presented at the National Technology Centers that Work Leaders’ Forum in February.

Catskill Academy runs a marathon
Learn how a partnership with Achilles Kids helps get students active and build their confidence.

Record number inducted into NTHS
In June, Questar III inducted its largest class ever into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).

The student becomes the teacher
Learn how Greg Westover made his way back to the very program he attended in high school to teach students with an interest in STEM.

Students learn through art at Red Mill
At Red Mill Elementary School, art teacher Marni Tessier uses art to help students explore creativity and expression.

Daley hits the high notes
Find out how the Questar III program at Rensselaer CSD has helped Sean Daley overcome great challenges and achieve success in and out of the classroom.

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