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After-School Activities Cancelled Jan. 17

Posted January 17, 2017

Due to projected weather this afternoon and evening (sleet and freezing rain), all South Colonie after school activities are cancelled. The only exception is the CYC after school program which will operate as normal. South Colonie Dollars for Scholars' Scholarship Awareness Night has been moved to Jan. 31. The Board of Education meeting will still be held but has been moved to the District Office.

Third Annual iCARE Chili Cook-Off Jan. 20

Posted January 12, 2017

South Colonie iCARE would like to invite you all to our third annual Chili Cook-Off on Friday, January 20, hosted at the Village of Colonie Rec Center, 2 Thunder Road. full story

CCHS Ranked 5th in Area For Having Best Teachers

Posted January 5, 2017

Colonie Central High School has been ranked 5th in the Capital Region for having the best teachers, according to the education data website Niche, which reviews and publishes statistics on schools and neighborhoods all across the country. more information

Fisher Earns School Business Official of the Year Honors

Posted January 5, 2017

Congratulations to South Colonie's Sherri Fisher who was honored recently as School Business Official of the Year by the Capital Region Chapter of the New York State Association of School Business Officials. full story

2017-18 UPK Registration is Underway

Posted January 3, 2017

Registration for South Colonie's 2017-18 UPK program lottery is now underway. Registration will end at 4 p.m. on May 17, no exceptions. The UPK lottery drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on May 18 at the District Office. more information

Care Packages Distributed Thanks to CCHS Students

Posted December 23, 2016

More than 30 less fortunate families are getting care packages thanks to some local high school students this year. Colonie High School's iCARE program is donating household essentials to Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless Housing Program. news 9 story

Sign Up Today For Spring Continuing Education Classes

Posted December 23, 2016

Sign up today for South Colonie's spring slate of Adult Continuing Education courses. The new coursebook has just been released. spring coursebook (pdf), course updates

South Colonie School Leader Kachadurian Honored

Posted December 22, 2016

An assistant principal at Colonie Central High School is being honored as the top secondary assistant principal in New York State. full story

District Holds Groundbreaking For New Forest Park Library

Posted December 21, 2016

A group of third graders joined South Colonie School officials, contractors and members of the Board of Education today for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Forest Park Elementary School library. full story and video

NYS Education Department Conducting Special Education Review

Posted December 14, 2016

The New York State Education Department's Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Programs and Service Focused Review in the South Colonie School District during the 2016-17 school year. more information

8 CCHS Fall Teams Earn Scholar Athlete Distinction

Posted December 14, 2016

Eight Colonie Central High School varsity sports teams received Scholar Athlete distinction this fall. Scholar Athlete teams earn this award for having 75% of their team's roster average a 90% GPA or higher. Overall, 60% of all CCHS varsity athletes this fall carried a GPA of 90% or higher. 

Superintendent's Letter About Parking in School Fire Lanes

Posted December 12, 2016

Following is an important letter from South Colonie Superintendent Jonathan Buhner regarding parking in fire lanes at school events. letter (pdf)

Board of Education Adopts 2017-18 Budget Development Calendar

Posted December 7, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education has adopted its budget development calendar for the 2017-18 school year. calendar (pdf)

Local Scouts Collect More Than 2,500 Items For Village of Colonie Needy

Posted December 2, 2016

Local scouts collected more than 2,500 items for the local needy in the Village of Colonie recently through the Scouting for Food program. full story

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 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).