Colonie Central High School senior Ryan Devanandan is one of only 15,000 students left in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition to win a Merit Scholarship. full story
The South Colonie Board of Education honored Colonie Central High School junior Hunter Normandin with a President's Spotlight award Tuesday night for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. full story
Eleven South Colonie students represented their respective middle schools (Lisha Kill and Sand Creek) at the annual Mathcounts competition on Feb. 4. full story
South Colonie iCARE sponsored its third annual chili cookoff Jan. 21 and raised nearly $2,500 for two area organizations, The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) and Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless. view a photo gallery
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has presented a state budget proposal that includes a $1 billion increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the 2017-18 school year and a 1.6 percent increase for South Colonie. full story
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
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
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
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
An assistant principal at Colonie Central High School is being honored as the top secondary assistant principal in New York State. full story
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
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
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.
Following is an important letter from South Colonie Superintendent Jonathan Buhner regarding parking in fire lanes at school events. letter (pdf)
The South Colonie Board of Education has adopted its budget development calendar for the 2017-18 school year. calendar (pdf)
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
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Mr. Jonathan Buhner
102 Loralee Drive
Albany, New York 12205