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Colonie Water Advisory Lifted

Posted November 24, 2014

Colonie has lifted the advisory to boil drinking water on Monday. Testing showed no signs of contamination after a pipe broke at the town's water treatment plant Saturday and the advisory was lifted at 6 a.m. full story

2015-2016 Budget Preparation Calendar Set

Posted November 20, 2014

The South Colonie Board of Education has set its 2015-2016 budget development calendar and meeting schedule. view calendar (pdf)

District Offers Continuing Education Survey

Posted November 10, 2014

South Colonie is conducting a brief survey regarding our Continuing Education program, and your response would be appreciated. Click here to take survey. Please note: This link cannot be forwarded, only copy and pasted. Thanks for your participation!

New York’s Students Likely to Have Multiple Pathways to Graduation

Posted November 7, 2014

At its October meeting, the Board of Regents voted to authorize the State Education Department (SED) to finalize a plan that will allow New York’s students to choose from among multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical education (CTE) pathway. The plan is expected to receive final approval in January after a public comment period and will take effect for students graduating in June 2015. full story

CCHS Student Art on Display at Colonie Library

Posted November 5, 2014

The Colonie Central High School Art Show is being held throughout the month of November at the William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library. full story

ESL Teachers Work at Narrowing Divide Between Culture/Learning

Posted November 3, 2014

For ESL teachers like those at South Colonie, bridging the gap between culture and education for young students is a big part of the job. full story

South Colonie Part of Consortium That Wins $348,311 Leadership Grant

Posted October 22, 2014

A consortium of Capital Region BOCES, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and 17 school districts — including South Colonie — have won a $348,311 grant from the New York State Education Department to enhance and expand the expertise of area principals. full story

Board of Education Honored as Part of NYS Board Recognition Week

Posted October 22, 2014

South Colonie is joining public school districts across the state the week of Oct. 27 to celebrate New York School Board Recognition Week and honor local board members for their commitment to South Colonie and its children. Board members were honored in advance at their Oct. 21 meeting with certificates of proclamation from Governor Cuomo (pdf), and recognition gifts from the South Colonie Teachers Association and South Colonie Administrators Association. full story

South Colonie Solar Project Gets Final Approval From State

October 22, 2014

The New York State Education Department has given the go-ahead for a South Colonie solar energy project proposed a year ago. This is the final step for making the project a reality. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority approved the grant funding for it in August. The project will begin soon. view Original story

Residents Overwhelmingly Approve $13.8 Million Capital Project

Posted October 21, 2014

South Colonie residents went to the polls on Tuesday, October 21, and overwhelmingly approved a $13.8 million capital project to upgrade district facilities and technology without adding to school property taxes. The project passed by a vote of 610-186 (77 percent). full story

South Colonie Ranks No. 11 Among 83 Albany Area School Districts

Posted October 17, 2014

The South Colonie Central School District has been ranked No. 11 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. According to the publication, the rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade over a period of four years. full story

Groups Donated Funds to Help CCHS Student With Rare Cancer

Posted October 16 2014

Donations will be presented at the October 15 Board of Education meeting to the family of Colonie Central High School student Mahammad Yaghi to help offset the financial strain caused by his medical costs. Mahammed is battling a rare form of Leukemia. full story

South Colonie Welcomes the Class of 2028

Posted September 9, 2014

South Colonie welcomes the future class of 2028 as the UPK program kicked off yesterday with 108 students attending Saddlewood and Roessleville Elementary Schools during afternoon and morning sessions. Watch a video slide show of their first day

Facebook First Day of School Photo Album

Posted September 8, 2014

Our South Colonie "first day of school" Facebook photo album is now complete with parents submitting nearly 100 pictures this school year. Great work everyone and have a great year! view facebook photo album

Students Return to School

Posted September 5, 2014

Students returned to school on Thursday, September 4, for the 2014-15 year. view a musical photo gallery

Summer Work: Construction Crews Renovate CCHS Entrance

Posted September 3, 2014

Construction crews spent the summer months making upgrades to the entrance of Colonie Central High School which included a handicap accessibility ramp inside and out, new windows and other renovations. View a photo gallery

District Introduces New Meal Charging Policy For 2014-15 School Year

Posted September 3, 2014

South Colonie Schools has adopted a new policy regarding the charging of meals in our school cafeterias. Meal charge limits are as follows. 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.

District Captures Two National Communications Awards

Posted July 30, 2014

The South Colonie Central School District has captured two awards for Communications Excellence in the 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Contest sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The district earned national awards for its new District Brochure (pdf) and this District website for overall news content, functionality and display. There were 725 entries overall in this year's contest.

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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