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Safety Message to Parents/Community in Wake of Florida School Shootings

Posted February 16, 2018

In the wake of this week's Florida school shootings, South Colonie Schools offers this safety message for parents and the community. letter (pdf)

New York City Bus Now Full

Posted February 15, 2018

The April 28 New York City bus trip sponsored by South Colonie Continuing Education is now full.

South Colonie Middle Schools Participate in Mathcounts Competition

Posted February 6, 2018

South Colonie students represented Lisha Kill and Sand Creek middle schools at the annual Mathcounts Competition in February. full story

South Colonie Staff Learn 'Unstoppable Yoga for Youth' Program

Posted January 22, 2018

South Colonie teachers and staff received training on the "Unstoppable Yoga for Youth" program. The program aims to help at-risk kids develop self-care tools to help overcome adversity and live happier, healthier lives. News Story

Governor Unveils Executive Budget; South Colonie Aid Increase Proposed at 0.5 Percent

Posted January 16, 2018

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday presented an executive state budget proposal that includes a $769 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2018-19 school year. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid for 2018-19 would be $26.4 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3 percent. full story

UPK Lottery Registration Now Underway

Posted January 2, 2018

UPK lottery registration is now underway for the 2018-19 school year. more information

CCHS' Goldberg Joins List of New York State Master Teachers

Posted December 27, 2017

Congratulations to Science teacher Jason Goldberg, who became Colonie Central High School's most recent educator recognized as a New York State Master Teacher. full story

Middle Schools Compete at First Lego Robotics Event

Posted December 19, 2017

Teams from Lisha Kill and Sand Creek middle schools participated for the first time in the Hudson Valley First Lego League Robotics Regional Competition. full story

Assemblyman Steck Honored For Securing CCHS Bleacher Funding

Posted December 8, 2017

South Colonie Schools held a special pre-game ceremony last night to honored New York State and Colonie Assemblyman Phil Steck for his help in securing $250,000 in funding to purchase and install new ADA accessible gym bleachers at Colonie Central High School. full story

Forest Park Library Formally Dedicated by Board of Education

Posted December 6, 2017

The South Colonie Board of Education held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday night to officially open the new Forest Park Elementary School library. They also dedicate a plaque commemorating the library project. full story

South Colonie Voters Approve Capital Project/Capital Reserve

Posted November 14, 2017

South Colonie residents went to the polls today and approved an $11 million, Phases III and IV of the Colonie 2020 Capital Project proposal by a vote of 516-166 and approved a second proposition to establish a $10 million capital reserve fund for the district by a vote of 501-181. more information

More Than 1,400 Take South Colonie Community Survey

Posted October 24, 2017

The South Colonie Central School District Leadership Team and the Board of Education conducted a district-wide survey last spring for the purpose of collecting feedback. More than 1,400 school community members responded providing important information for continuous improvement and future planning. Thank you to all who participated. survey results summary (pdf)

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

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

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).