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South Colonie Raiderfest Set For Saturday at CCHS

Posted May 28, 2015

Raiderfest is a South Colonie district-wide community event organized by iCARE to be held this Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., at Colonie Central High School. Everyone is welcome. Visit the Raiderfest website at for a complete schedule and updates. full story

Lisha Kill Raises Funds For Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

Posted May 28, 2015

Lisha Kill Middle School is raising funds to support the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society as part of this year’s Character Education/ ICare program. full story

30-Year Volunteer Zelka Elected to CCHS Hall of Fame

Posted May 28, 2015

Colonie Central High School is proud to announce that Jeffrey M. Zelka is the newest alumni elected to its prestigous Hall of Fame. He will be inducted this June with the Class of 2015. full story

UPK Lottery Results

Posted May 21, 2015

South Colonie has conducted its random drawing of lottery spaces for students eligible for the 2015-16 Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. The lottery registration deadline was May 20 and the drawing was held on May 21. Everyone who participated in the lottery will receive notification letters sometime next week. To view the lottery numbers chosen you may click here. To find out what happens next please click here.

South Colonie Residents Approve New District Budget 1,286-340

Posted May 19, 2015

South Colonie residents went to the polls today and approved a $96.3 million budget for the 2015-16 school year by a vote of 1,286-340. Unopposed incumbent candidate Brian Casey was re-elected to a new term on the Board of Education with 1,396 votes. full budget information

South Colonie Part of Teaching is the Core (TiTC) Grant

Posted April 1, 2015

South Colonie Central Schools is participating the Teaching is the Core (TiTC) grant through a consortium of 12 districts, led by Capital Region BOCES and funded through a $399,946 grant from the New York State Education Department. The initiative aims to thoughtfully review and improve assessments in consortium districts to ensure they inform instruction and support learning goals. full story

South Colonie's Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Posted March 31, 2015

For the third consecutive year, the NAMM Foundation has recognized South Colonie for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. full story

School Day Schedule Changes Approved For September

Posted February 12, 2015

The South Colonie Board of Education has approved a plan (pdf) for next September to change the starting and ending times of some of its schools. The change, the result of an ongoing transportation study, is expected to save on overall transportation costs by lowering the number of daily bus runs and provide more time between runs for drivers to transport students to and from school. full story

District Offers Continuing Education Survey

Posted November 10, 2014

South Colonie is conducting a brief survey regarding our Continuing Education program, and your response would be appreciated. Click here to take survey. Please note: This link cannot be forwarded, only copy and pasted. Thanks for your participation!

South Colonie Part of Consortium That Wins $348,311 Leadership Grant

Posted October 22, 2014

A consortium of Capital Region BOCES, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and 17 school districts — including South Colonie — have won a $348,311 grant from the New York State Education Department to enhance and expand the expertise of area principals. full story

South Colonie Solar Project Gets Final Approval From State

October 22, 2014

The New York State Education Department has given the go-ahead for a South Colonie solar energy project proposed a year ago. This is the final step for making the project a reality. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority approved the grant funding for it in August. The project will begin soon. view Original story

Residents Overwhelmingly Approve $13.8 Million Capital Project

Posted October 21, 2014

South Colonie residents went to the polls on Tuesday, October 21, and overwhelmingly approved a $13.8 million capital project to upgrade district facilities and technology without adding to school property taxes. The project passed by a vote of 610-186 (77 percent). full story

South Colonie Ranks No. 11 Among 83 Albany Area School Districts

Posted October 17, 2014

The South Colonie Central School District has been ranked No. 11 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. According to the publication, the rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade over a period of four years. 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 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).

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