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CCHS Honors Senior Athletes, Welcomes David Gamble Home

Posted February 10, 2016

David Gamble, 1988 Colonie High graduate, football, basketball, and track star, spoke at halftime of the Guilderland vs. Colonie High boys basketball game on Feb. 9 as part of the NFL’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Super Bowl. CCHS senior athletes were also honored. full story

South Colonie Parent to Receive IMPACT Award For Motivating Volunteers

Posted February 9, 2016

A South Colonie parent will be honored this spring with a 2016 IMPACT Award for her work in teaching children the importance of volunteering in the community and spreading kindness to one another. full story

Please Take Time to Advocate For South Colonie Schools

Posted February 8, 2016

South Colonie residents, parents and staff are urged to advocate with our elected New York State representatives on behalf of our schools and the allocation of state aid this budget season. read how (pdf)

NYSED Announces Grade 3-8 ELA & Math Testing Changes

Posted February 7, 2016

The New York State Education Department has made a number of changes to the Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics assessments for the spring of 2016 administration. full story

Second Annual iCARE Chili Cookoff Raises $3,000 for Military Families

Posted January 25, 2016

The Village of Colonie Family Recreation Center brought together more than 500 South Colonie faculty, staff and families Jan. 22 to enjoy iCARE’s second annual Firehouse Chili Cookoff. full story and musical slide show

Board of Education Honors CCHS Eagle Scouts

Posted January 21, 2016

The Board of Education honored a Colonie Central High School student and graduate this month for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. President's Spotlight Awards were given to Gregory Mazzie and Patrick Hilt. full story

South Colonie Students Attend Suburban Council Music Festival

Posted January 19, 2016

Twenty-seven South Colonie students joined nearly 350 of the Capital Region’s most talented young musicians for the 2016 Suburban Council High School Music Festival. full story

Gov. Cuomo Outlines School Aid Proposal and Education Agenda for 2016-17, Falls Short on Full GEA Restoration

Posted January 14, 2016

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal on Wednesday that includes a $991 million school aid increase for 2016-17, but only restores a portion of the Gap Elimination Adjustment funding the district has lost. full story

New York Schools Need a Foundation For Success

Posted January 8, 2016

The Capital Region BOCES and Questar III BOCES have released their legislative position paper for the 2016-17 school year as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York lawmakers begin the state budgeting process. The state budget is due by April 1 and includes annual funding for school districts. Legislative position paper (pdf)

UPK Lottery Registration Underway

Posted January 5, 2016

Registration for the 2016-17 South Colonie UPK program is now underway. The lottery drawing will be held in May. more information

South Colonie Bus Driver Honored For Safety Work

Posted December 23, 2015

Congratulations to South Colonie bus driver Suzanne Tizzone, who was honored by the Albany County Traffic Safety Awareness Committee in December with an Award of Excellence. full story

South Colonie Participates in Hour of Code Global Initiative

Posted December 13, 2015

South Colonie students participated this week in the Hour of Code, a global initiative that encourages everyone to try coding (computer programming). This is the third year South Colonie students have participated in the annual event held during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-11). full story and video

Schools Help iCARE Donate Clothing to Military

Posted December 10, 2015

South Colonie schools, their families and staff through the iCARE program donated 800 clothing items in November such as shirts, jackets, socks, etc., to local veterans and military families. The items were boxed and delivered to Fisher House yesterday in time for the holidays. musical slideshow

Project Lead The Way Recognizes CCHS as One of 10 Original Schools

Posted November 25, 2015

Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national nonprofit organization that delivers a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the United States, recognized Colonie Central High School as one of only 10 schools to offer PLTW programs since the organization began in 1997. full story

District Releases 2016-17 Budget Meeting Schedule

Posted November 18, 2015

The South Colonie Board of Education has set the meeting schedule for development of the 2016-17 district budget. The public vote will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the district's five elementary schools. Click here for the 2016-17 budget meeting schedule (pdf)

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

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 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).