Local scouts collected more than 2,500 items for the local needy in the Village of Colonie recently through the Scouting for Food program. full story
Sand Creek Middle School's musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be staged Dec. 1-2 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 3 at 1 and 7 p.m. more information and ticket order form (pdf)
Aida, the award-winning musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, will be performed by the Line 'n Cue at Colonie Central High School December 8-10, at 7 p.m.. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Children, senior citizens and honor ID student tickets are $5.
Connie Woytowich (Colonie Central High School) and Stacey Sebert (Sand Creek Middle School have been selected as New York State Master Teachers by the State University of New York. full story
Colonie Central High School students send get well wishes to their classmate Niko Dinovo who was badly burned in a car accident Friday night outside Blessings Tavern in Colonie and remains in critical condition in the Westchester Medical Center Burn Unit. A series of fundraisers being planned. full story
A longtime South Colonie Board of Education member and PTA advocate and a member of the Class of 2016 received high honors this month with distinguished awards from the Northeastern Region PTA. Honored were Neil Johanning and Colonie Central High School graduate John Cogan. Full story
South Colonie completed another successful Summer School Program in 2016 helping hundreds of students complete instructional coursework, sharpen their early literacy skills, and improve in areas of special needs. full story
Congratulations to Peter Jones, a 2015 graduate of Colonie Central High School, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on May 27, 2015 and was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on July 12, 2016. full story
South Colonie and other area school districts are in need of substitute teachers, teaching assistants and nurses to fill in when vacancies occur. Register through BOCES. more information (pdf)
New York State offers a variety of property tax relief programs, but many changes are in store for 2016-17. The "School tax rebates change for New York Homeowners in 2016-17" factsheet highlights information regarding three property tax relief programs: Property Tax Relief Credit, STAR Credit and Property Tax Freeze Credit. factsheet (pdf)
Colonie Central High School students and staff were asked one question on the first day of school this year: "What do you hope to make possible?" See what they said in this inspiring video. video
View a back to school photo album representing students from all eight schools in the district. Facebook public photo album
The South Colonie Board of Education Tuesday night approved a 0.51 percent tax levy increase for the 2016-17 school year, which is less than half of what was proposed in this year’s school budget approved by district voters in May. full story
The South Colonie Central School District once again has been ranked high in academic performance and cost effectiveness by the Buffalo First Business Review publication. full story
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