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Middle School Teachers Learning From NY Times Best-Selling Author Lehman

Posted October 18, 2017

South Colonie teachers are working in house this school year on Professional Development classroom enrichment training with Chris Lehman, author of many books including Falling in Love and Close Reading. full story

Capital Project/Capital Reserve Vote Nov. 14

Posted October 12, 2017

South Colonie residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 14 to vote on an $11 million, Phases III and IV of the Colonie 2020 Capital Project proposal and to establish a $10 million capital reserve fund. The polls will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the district's five elementary schools. more information

Bus Driver Receives President's Spotlight Award

Posted October 11, 2017

South Colonie Board of Education President Ed Sim and Vice President Rose Gigliello present a President's Spotlight Award to Colleen John. full story

Goodbye Common Core: New York's New English, Math Standards Here

Posted September 12, 2017

New York education leaders have approved English and math standards for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade, not quite replacing but substantially revising the controversial Common Core standards that rolled out in classrooms statewide five years ago. full story

South Colonie Students Return to School Photo Gallery

Posted September 9, 2017

South Colonie students return for the 2017-18 school year. Return to school photo gallery

Board Approves 2017-18 School Tax Rates, Rate Drops For Majority of Property Owners

Posted August 30, 2017

The Board of Education approved a 1.54 percent tax levy decrease for the 2017-18 school year, notably lower than the 1.50 percent tax levy increase proposed in this year’s school budget approved by voters in May. As a result, the tax rate will decrease this year for the majority of district property owners. full story

South Colonie Summer Library Construction

Posted August 29, 2017

Crew have been busy over the summer constructing new libraries at Roessleville and Forest Park Elementary Schools. Take a look! Forest Park video 1 and video 2 and Roessleville framing video and july demolition video 1 and video 2

Students Enjoy Special Ed Summer School Experience

Posted August 11, 2017

South Colonie students from grades K-12 enjoyed their 2017 summer school experience with academics, physical education, art and special field trips. photo gallery

Sign Up Today For Fall Continuing Education Courses, Bus Trips

Posted August 10, 2017

Sign up today for South Colonie Fall Continuing Education courses and special bus trips (NYC bus trip is now full). New this year, you can pay for courses online, or continue to sign up for mail or in person. More information and full courses

School Board Elects Sim President, Gigliello Vice President

Posted July 12, 2017

The South Colonie Board of Education elected Ed Sim as President and Rose Gigliello as Vice President at its annual organizational meeting Tuesday night.

District Appoints Two New Administrators

Posted July 7, 2017

South Colonie Schools has appointed two new administrators for the 2017-18 school year. full story

South Colonie Ranked 12th Among 83 Area School Districts

Posted June 15, 2017

The South Colonie Central School District has been ranked No. 12 among 83 Capital Region school districts for 2017, according to Business First. The Buffalo-based publication ranks all upstate school districts, by region, based on the latest four years of test scores and graduation rates made available by the NYS Education Department. more information

Have You Signed Up For Parent Today E-News?

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 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).