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Not Too Late to Sign Up Fairytale Ball June 3

Posted May 26, 2016

It's not too late to sign up for the 5th annual Fairytale Ball and help local families with children fighting cancer. The ball will be held on Friday, June 3, 7 p.m., in the CCHS MUG. more information (pdf)

Continuing Ed Instructor Earns Lifetime Achievement Award For Fitness

Posted May 24, 2016

Congratulations to Diane Hart who received a Lifetime Achievement Award this spring from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. full story

2016-17 SC PTA Council Officers Honored

Posted May 24, 2016

The South Colonie District PTA Council, which encompasses all District PTAs, honored longtime PTA volunteers and elected officers for the 2016-17 school year. full story

South Colonie Hosts Raiderfest

Posted May 22, 2016

South Colonie hosted Raiderfest 2016 on Saturday, May 21, at Colonie Central High School. Raiderfest is a community-wide event designed by the CCHS  iCARE team to unite the entire South Colonie community. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

South Colonie Dedicates New High School Hill of Heroes to Honor Military

Posted May 22, 2016

South Colonie officials were joined by local military, veterans and community leaders on Saturday, Armed Forces Day, to dedicate the new high school Hill of Heroes at Raiderfest 2016. full story, photo gallery & videos from the dedication

UPK Program Update

Posted May 19, 2016

Universal Pre-K lottery registration for the 2016-2017 school year has ended and all 144 slots have been filled without the need for a lottery drawing. The district will be mailing out acceptance letters, and will continue to accept applications for a waiting list (first come, first serve) should a family decide to withdraw their child from the program. more information

Residents Approve 2016-17 District Budget, School Bus Proposition and Elect Board Members

Posted May 17, 2016

South Colonie Central School District residents went to the polls today (May 17) and approved a $98.66 million budget for the 2016- 2017 school year, the lease of five new school buses and elected two members to the Board of Education. full story and complete budget information

SC Teachers Volunteer at Habitat For Humanities Project

Posted May 17, 2016

A group of South Colonie teacher (and a few students) from Colonie Central High School, Sand Creek Middle School, and Veeder Elementary School volunteered in May to work on a Habitat for Humanity project in Albany. view a photo gallery

'Welcome to Heroin' Wins 2016 CCHS Billboard Design Contest

Posted May 5, 2016

South Colonie has seen what heroin can do to snuff out the life of one of its own. So for the second consecutive year, students dedicated their annual billboard design contest to an anti-heroin use campaign following the overdose death of 2010 graduate Laree Farrell and the growing use of heroin among teens today. full story

Three Elected to 2016 CCHS Hall of Fame

Posted May 3, 2016

Colonie Central High School is proud to announce that three new alumni have been elected to its prestigous Hall of Fame. They are Claudia Marks and James (Tim) Ryan (1966) and Meaghan Nichols Sammons (1993). full story

Colonie Mayor Leak Honored as Friend of Education

Posted April 21, 2016

Village of Colonie Mayor Frank Leak was honored on April 20th by receiving the 2016 Friends of Education Award at the CASDA Capital Region awards dinner. full story

Sullivan to Replace Retiring Gottschalk as Veeder Principal July 1

Posted April 11, 2016

South Colonie Schools has named Nora Sullivan as new Veeder Elementary School principal effective July 1 with the retirement of Kathleen K.C. Gottschalk. full story

South Colonie Earns National Music Honors For Fourth Straight Year

Posted March 28, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, South Colonie has been named a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants. full story

South Colonie Releases 2016-17 District Calendar

Posted March 2, 2016

South Colonie has released its new calendar for the 2016-17 school year. calendar (pdf)

Board of Education Finalizes Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

Posted March 2, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education has voted in favor of offering a new Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption, a state program which allows local governments to exempt a portion of the property values of eligible veterans from property tax bills. full story

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 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).