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15th Annual Car Show Postponed Until June 1

Posted May 23, 2017

The 15th annual Car Show sponsored by the CCHS Technology Department has been postponed until June 1, 4-7 p.m. Featured will be antique and special interest vehicles, and an electric vehicle on loan from New York State, along with the latest GM offerings courtesy of DeNooyer Chevrolet. There will be live music provided by students and food by Mike's Hot Dogs of Schenectady. For more information, contact Chris Hanley, 459-1220 x1141 or

Scenes From iCARE Raiderfest 2017

Posted May 20, 2017

Thank you for supporting the 4th annual Raiderfest, sponsored by Colonie Central High School iCARE. It was a fun and successful day. view a photo gallery and times union photo gallery

CCHS Class of 1965 Dedicates Memorial to Fallen Vietnam Classmates

Posted May 20, 2017

The Colonie Central High School Class of 1965 joined the South Colonie community Saturday in honoring three fallen classmates who made the ultimate sacrifice. The group dedicated a memorial monument at the high school’s Hill of Heroes. full story

UPK Lottery Results, Waiting List Applications Being Accepted

Posted May 18, 2017

To view the results of the UPK lottery please click here. There were 144 spots and 145 students applied. Applications are still being accepted for the waiting list.

Voters Approve New Budget and School Bus Proposition, Re-elect Two Incumbents to Board of Education

Posted May 16, 2017

South Colonie voters went to the polls today and approved a $99.45 million district budget for the 2017-18 school year by a vote of 1,115-307. Residents also voted 1,124-293 in favor of a special proposition to purchase 10 new school buses, and re-elected unopposed incumbents Rose Gigliello (1,165 votes) and Leonard Motto (1,035 votes) to new five-year terms on the Board of Education. complete voting information

South Colonie Capital Project Video Update

Posted May 16, 2017

South Colonie's ongoing capital improvement project, approved by voters in the fall of 2014, continues to move forward. Take a look at this video update. view video

South Colonie District Art Show

Posted May 5, 2017

The 2017 South Colonie K-12 District Art Show is on display through May 31 at the William K. Sanford Town Library. photo gallery

'Life Sentence' Wins 2017 CCHS Billboard Design Contest

Posted May 4, 2017

For the past three years now, Sandy LaPlante has struggled through life on an artificial leg and with the use of a cane. Today, with the help of Colonie Central High School junior Morgan Robertson, Sandy’s story became large than life for everyone to see. full story

South Colonie Teachers Participate in First Lab Day at CCHS

Posted April 27, 2017

Colonie Central High School hosted the first annual Lab Day: Hands-on Minds-on Lab Activities for the Secondary Science Classroom, in April. This event was sponsored by the Master Teacher Program (MTP) of the State University of New York, and organized and coordinated by the Chemistry Professional Learning Team of the MTP. full story/photo gallery

Superintendent, CCHS Students Honored by CASDA

Posted April 20, 2017

South Colonie Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner and two Colonie Central High School students were among those honored this spring by the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) for educational leadership. full story

School Board Honors Eagle Scout, Presents Basketball Charity Funds

Posted April 11, 2017

The South Colonie Board of Education honored a Colonie Central High School student Tuesday night for earning the rank of Eagle Scout and presented funds from a district charity event to two local families. full story

CCHS Student One of '13 Kids Who Care'

Posted April 11, 2017

Mikayla Hulett began volunteering at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady four years ago. She’s a junior volunteer leader, organizing schedules and training other Sunnyview junior volunteers. view story

South Colonie Music Program Earns National Recognition Again

Posted April 11, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, South Colonie has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. full story

Please Take Our South Colonie Community Survey Today

Posted April 6, 2017

Do you live, work or study in the South Colonie Central School District? Good ... then we need your help! The South Colonie Board of Education and Leadership Team are seeking your input this spring by conducting a quick online survey. This anonymous survey will help assure decisions we make align with staff and community priorities. Please take 5 minutes to help us meet this goal. take survey

Year-End School Schedule Information

Posted March 28, 2017

Due to the fact that the district has used four snow days this year, students will be in attendance on Friday, May 26, for a regular school day. If there are no other school closures, the end of the year schedule will be as follows: Last day for Kindergarten - Friday, June 16; Kindergarten screenings - June 19-21, and last day for UPK and Grade 1-4 - Wednesday, June 21.

2017-18 Student Attendance Calendar

Posted March 22, 2017

The Board of Education has approved the student attendance calendar for the 2017-18 school year. calendar (pdf)

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).