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'Welcome to Heroin' Wins 2016 CCHS Billboard Design Contest

Posted May 5, 2016

South Colonie has seen what heroin can do to snuff out the life of one of its own. So for the second consecutive year, students dedicated their annual billboard design contest to an anti-heroin use campaign following the overdose death of 2010 graduate Laree Farrell and the growing use of heroin among teens today. full story

Sand Creek Cast & Crew to Stage Lion King Jr. This Weekend

Posted May 3, 2016

The Sand Creek Middle School Cast & Crew student actors will stage Disney's the Lion King, Jr. Performances are 7 p.m., May 5-6, and 1 and 7 p.m., May 7. Tickets are $6. complete information about the show and tickets

Three Elected to 2016 CCHS Hall of Fame

Posted May 3, 2016

Colonie Central High School is proud to announce that three new alumni have been elected to its prestigous Hall of Fame. They are Claudia Marks and James (Tim) Ryan (1966) and Meaghan Nichols Sammons (1993). full story

Seats Still Available For NYC Bus Trip

Posted May 3, 2016

Seats are still available for the Continuing Education bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 21. Cost is $45. more information

Colonie Mayor Leak Honored as Friend of Education

Posted April 21, 2016

Village of Colonie Mayor Frank Leak was honored on April 20th by receiving the 2016 Friends of Education Award at the CASDA Capital Region awards dinner. full story

Sullivan to Replace Retiring Gottschalk as Veeder Principal July 1

Posted April 11, 2016

South Colonie Schools has named Nora Sullivan as new Veeder Elementary School principal effective July 1 with the retirement of Kathleen K.C. Gottschalk. full story

2016-17 State Budget Includes $1.5 Billion Education Funding Increase, End to GEA

Posted April 2, 2016

New York lawmakers approved a 2016-17 state budget on April 1 that includes an overall $1.5 billion – or 6.5 percent – increase in education funding. But more importantly for South Colonie Schools, the new state budget ends the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which has diverted billions of dollars from schools during the last seven years. full story

South Colonie Earns National Music Honors For Fourth Straight Year

Posted March 28, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, South Colonie has been named a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants. full story

Student Projects Needed for May STEAM Expo, CCHS Sophomore Designs Expo Logo

Posted March 7, 2016

Student projects are being sought for the first annual Greater Capital Region STEAM Exposition, to be hosted by the South Colonie Central School District and Raiderfest on Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCHS sophomore Julia Borkowski designed the logo for the expo. full story

South Colonie Releases 2016-17 District Calendar

Posted March 2, 2016

South Colonie has released its new calendar for the 2016-17 school year. calendar (pdf)

Board of Education Finalizes Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

Posted March 2, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education has voted in favor of offering a new Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption, a state program which allows local governments to exempt a portion of the property values of eligible veterans from property tax bills. full story

South Colonie Parent to Receive IMPACT Award For Motivating Volunteers

Posted February 9, 2016

A South Colonie parent will be honored this spring with a 2016 IMPACT Award for her work in teaching children the importance of volunteering in the community and spreading kindness to one another. full story

UPK Lottery Registration Underway

Posted January 5, 2016

Registration for the 2016-17 South Colonie UPK program is now underway. The lottery drawing will be held in May. more information

SC Ranks No. 12 Among 83 Albany Area School Districts

Posted June 11, 2015

The South Colonie Central School District has been ranked No. 12 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. full story

Have You Signed Up For Parent Today E-News?

Posted August 6, 2014

With the start of the new school year around the corner make sure you sign up this year for Parent Today if you haven't done so already. The free bi-monthly email newsletter and companion blog address four "chapters" of a child's life - early learners, elementary school, middle school and high school - with stories about what is happening inside and outside the classroom. Sign up today at http://www.parenttoday.org. Select South Colonie from the drop down menu and enter District ID: 12205.

Sign Up For South Colonie School News Notifier

Sign up today for the South Colonie  “School News Notifier” (SNN), a system designed to help keep parents, staff and the community more in touch with what is happening at South Colonie Central Schools. SNN is an opt-in email alert system for which parents and residents can sign up to receive email alerts from the district. With SNN, district officials have the power to send updates and reminders about district activities or information about school closings and delays. Users can choose to receive any or all of the alerts, and they can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today by clicking on the SNN icon. For more information about SNN, click here (pdf).