Lisha Kill Middle School built two scarecrows this fall in hopes of winning $300 in this year’s Scarecrows on the Avenue contest. You can vote for the Lisha Kill scarecrows through Oct. 26. full story
Congratulations to Colonie Central High School Associate Principal Thomas Kachadurian, who was honored today as Albany County Executive Dan McCoy's Citizen of the Month for September. full story
South Colonie Schools has joined the New York/Island Cooperative Bidding Program in an effort to save money on items it purchases. The Board of Education approved the measure at its meeting in August. full story
South Colonie welcomed back students and staff today for the 2015-16 school year. View a musical/slide show from opening day through Animoto. Have a great year everyone! view video
School districts across New York are now required to meet new regulations related to students who are English Language Learners (ELLs). The changes went into effect for the 2015-16 school year. full story.
Five Sand Creek Middle School students were selected to participate in the Elementary and Middle School Honor Choirs at this summer’s NY ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) conference. full story
Registration is underway for South Colonie Fall Adult Continuing Education Classes and special one-day bus trips. View our coursebook for our traditional weekly classes or sign up for a variety of one-night offers. A registration form can be found on page 7. fall coursebook (pdf)
South Colonie is moving toward having the largest operating solar energy system of any public school district in New York State. While the process has involved significant planning and anticipated adjustments over the last year, progress has been made installing solar panels at the district bus garage and high school athletic fields. full story
The September 2015 issue of the South Colonie InFocus newsletter is now available. view newsletter (pdf)
For the first time this fall, South Colonie will field two separate modified football teams for grade 7 and grade 8, each team combining players from Lisha Kill and Sand Creek middle schools. full story
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
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
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
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)
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 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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