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Textbook Pickup Schedule

Posted August 4, 2015

Textbooks to be loaded to private and parochial school students for the 2015-16 school year must be picked up at the textbook depository at Shaker Road Elementary School, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m., August 18-20 and August 25-27. For questions, call 489-0685.

Reminder: New School Start/End Times in September

Posted August 4, 2015

This is a reminder that some South Colonie schools will have new start and ending times with the new school year in September. new schedules (pdf)

Shaker Road Hosts Camp Invention

Posted July 20, 2015

Students from South Colonie and schools across the Capital District participated in Camp Invention at Shaker Road Elementary School this month. During this STEM enrichment camp, students made cars that would navigate an obstacle course, built shields to keep them dry during hydro challenges, constructed prototypes of their inventions, and much more. Channel 13 video story

Inside the Special Ed Summer School Art Program

Posted July 16, 2015

K-12 students participating in the 2015 South Colonie Summer School Special Education program at Forest Park Elementary School under instructor Thomasa Nielsen worked on grapevine wreaths, dusters and bubblewrap prints. view wreath photos or duster photos or Bubblewrap Prints

Johanning Honored For NYSSBA Achievement, BOE Elects New Officers

Posted July 8, 2015

The Board of Education recognized member Neil Johanning Tuesday night for earning the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Board Excellence Award. The Board of Education also elected David Kiehle as board President and Ed Sim and board Vice President for the 2015-16 school year. full story

June-July InFocus Newsletter

Posted July 2, 2015

The June-July 2015 issue of the South Colonie InFocus newsletter is now available. view newsletter (pdf)

Congratulations CCHS Class of 2015

Posted June 26, 2015

Colonie Central High School is proud to announce that 392 students from the Class of 2015 graduated Friday night at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. View a musical slide show

ESL Holds 23rd Annual Picnic/Awards Ceremony

Posted June 17, 2015

The South Colonie ESL Department held its 23rd annual ESL Picnic and Awards Ceremony at Sand Creek Middle School in June. view a photo gallery

SC Ranks No. 12 Among 83 Albany Area School Districts

Posted June 11, 2015

The South Colonie Central School District has been ranked No. 12 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. full story

Board of Ed Dedicates New CCHS Entrance, Honors Standout Students

Posted June 3, 2015

The South Colonie Board of Education officially dedicated the new Colonie Central High School main entrance Tuesday night and recognized high school students with President's Spotlight Awards for special achievement during the 2015-16 school year. full story

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

Posted June 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 and district action plan, june 2015 (pdf)

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

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'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

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

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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