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Go Home Early Drill Wednesday

Posted November 20, 2015

On Wednesday, November 25, the entire South Colonie School District will be practicing our emergency “Go Home Early” drill. Students will be dismissed approximately 15 minutes early on this date. After-school program will run as it normally does on this date.

South Colonie Library Resources Overview Presented to School Board

Posted November 20, 2015

South Colonie district librarians did a presentation to the Board of Education Tuesday night on the resources that are available for students and parents through the district’s libraries. video overview

District Releases 2016-17 Budget Development Calendar

Posted November 18, 2015

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

Board of Education Honors Girl Scouts for School Supply Donation

Posted November 17, 2015

The South Colonie Board of Education recognized Girls Scouts Troop 1339 for holding a school supply collection drive to help Colonie Central High School students in need. full story

Law Now Requires Schools to Teach CPR

Posted November 10, 2015

A new state mandate requires all high schools in New York to provide instruction of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to students as part of the health education curriculum. full story

District and Board of Education Honor Colonie Fire Heroes

Posted November 4, 2015

The South Colonie Central School District and Board of Education honored Randy Rivera and Cynthia Rivera last night for their role in assuring the safety of a South Colonie family. full story

Rugged Raider Patriot Challenge Raises $2,000 For Military Families

Posted October 18, 2015

Saturday's iCARE Rugged Raider Patriot Challenge at Colonie High School raised about $2,000 for military families and veterans. Some 50 teams and 300 teachers, students, staff and community members challenged themselves to complete in 10 obstacles. It was not a competition but rather, teams were judged on creativity, sportsmanship, cooperation and effort. view a musical slide show

SC Transportation Department Receives CPR Training

Posted October 11, 2015

Some 85 members of the South Colonie Transportation Department were instructed in "Hands Only CPR" on the district's recent Staff Development Day in October. full story

Kachadurian Named Citizen of Month For iCARE Work

Posted September 29, 2015

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 Joins Cooperative Bidding Program to Save Money

Posted September 11, 2015

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 Welcome Back to School Video Tribute

Posted September 9, 2015

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

New Regulations for English Language Learners Now in Effect

Posted September 3, 2015

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.

Sand Creek Singers Perform at American Choral Director’s Summer Conference

Posted August 24, 2015

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

Solar Energy Grant Installation Moves Forward in District

Posted August 12, 2015

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

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

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

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)

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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