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Department of Physical Education & Athletics

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South Colonie believes that participation in sports provides a wealth of opportunities and experiences that assist students in their education. Accordingly, the district offers students opportunities to participate in more than 20 sports across three seasons. The district is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, competing as a Class AA school in Section II. League affiliation is with the Suburban Scholastic Council.


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Learning Standards and Sportsmanship Code

New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education

The New York State Education Department has established learning standards for Physical Education denoting the skills and abilities each student should attain at various levels of his or her education - elementary, middle and high school levels. For a complete list of the learning standards for Physical Education, click here.

Photo of student sportsmenshipSuburban Scholastic Council Sportsmanship Code

In the belief that good sportsmanship on the part of spectators at high school athletic contest is as important as good sportsmanship on the part of athletes, the following guides for conduct are suggested as a means of continuing and strengthening the ties that exist between competing schools.

Visiting team members, students and adult spectators are guests to be accorded all the courtesy and consideration that a friendly, well-mannered and well -intentioned host would normally give. The visitors, in turn, are to act as invited guests, using the home school’s facilities with care and respecting the rules and customs of the home school.

It is expected that all spectators and participants will follow this code: Athletic opponents and officials are guests and should be treated as such. Spectators should watch the game from those areas designated by each school as spectator areas. It shall be the responsibility of authorized school personnel attending games, either at home or away, to make sure students from their school conduct themselves appropriately.

Officials are the proper authorities to make decisions regarding rules and their interpretation; these decisions should be accepted. Cheering should be in support of either team and should not be directed toward creating unfriendly rivalries among athletes of fans. Any spectator who evidences poor sportsmanship will be requested to leave and may be denied admission to future contests.

Spectators, athletes and coaches must recognize that their conduct plays an important role in establishing the reputation of their schools and that their positive actions can relate directly to the success of their teams.

Scholastic Council Policy: Guidelines for Signs, Banners and Flags

The visiting school community is a guest of the host school, therefore, you are asked to be respectful of their school property and policies. The placement of any school banner, booster club, parent or student sign; banner or flag from the visiting school is restricted to the designated visitor's area only. School personnel from the visiting team would be responsible for the removal of inappropriately placed signs, banners, flags, etc.


Raising Healthy Children: Helpful Articles For Parents

Get Moving: Physical Education In and Out of School (pdf)

Encouraging a Healthy Lifestyle For Children (pdf)

Go Team! Teaching Teamwork (pdf)


Athletics Department News Stories








'Power of Food' Presented by South Colonie PEP Grant

Elementary students from each of South Colonie's five K-4 schools where presented with a tasty, healthy snack this spring. Students in each building learned through a hands-on interactive presentation entitled: The Power of Food. more info & photo gallery

South Colonie Hosts Unified Basketball Games

Through the support of NYSPHSAA and the Special Olympics, South Colonie proudly hosted two Unified Basketball games in May. full story

Board of Education Honors Athletic Groups For 2014-15 Special Achievement

The South Colonie Board of Education recognized three groups at its June meeting for special achievement during the 2013-14 school year. Honored were members of the Colonie Central High School Varsity Cheerleading squad, Girls Varsity Bowling Team and participants in the Unified Sports Program. full story

Eight More CCHS Athletes Accept Athletic Scholarships

Colonie Central High School is proud to announce the signing of eight more elite athletes who have accepted athletic scholarships for next year. The signing ceremony was held on April 24 at CCHS. This brings the number of CCHS signings for next year to 11 with the three students who signed letters earlier in the fall. full story

CCHS Boys and Girls Indoor Track All Stars

Congratulations to the following members of the Colonie Central High School Varsity Boys and Girls Indoor Track teams for earning All-Star Honors this past season: First Team 600- Kirsten Kaminski (won section title and holds top time in section this season), First Team 1,500m walk- Meaghan Podlaski (won section title), First Team 1,600 Relay Allyson Oertel, Devanee Baskerville, Madison Judge, Gina Capobianco (posted best time in the section this year), First Team Pole Vault- Kara Snyder (swept titles at sectionals and states), Second Team 300- Mikeisha Kelly , Second Team 3,000- Bellame Bower, Second Team 1,000m- Jake Johnson and Second Team 3,200m- Jordan Johnson.

CCHS Girls Bowling Team Finishes Second at NYS Championships

Congratulations to the Colonie Central High School varsity girls bowling team for finishing second in the NYS Championships on Saturday, March 1. full story

Cheerleaders Capture Tumbling Competition

The CCHS varsity cheerleading squad won first place in the large tumbling division at two more competitions this year, Schenectady's Midnight Madness and Columbia's Devil Nation. full story

CCHS Varsity Cheerleaders Capture Titles at Three Local Events

The CCHS varsity cheerleaders captured first place and were named Grand Champions of their last three competitions: The U-U-Albany Showdown, the Suburban Council Cheer Championships, and the Scotia Spirit Invitational. full story

Girls Cross Country Team Posts Top GPA in NYS

Congratulations to the Colonie Central High School Girls Varsity Cross Country team for earning the top G.P.A in the NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team Award Program. With a team G.P.A. of 98.67, the girls placed first out of 328 teams in the state. This accomplishment marks the second time in two years and only third time overall that CCHS has earned this distinguished award.

Eight Fall Teams Earn Scholar Athlete Status

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program was created to recognize outstanding scholastic achievement by varsity level student athletes. We are pleased to announce the following fall teams who have been recognized for this award for the 2013 Fall Sports Season. Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Golf, Girls Volleyball and Girls Tennis. Congratulations to the athletes and coaches for this noteworthy accomplishment.

CCHS' Curto Earns State and Regional Soccer Honors

Colonie Central High School's Athletic Department would like to congratulate senior boys soccer player Paolino Curto on being named to First Team All-Suburban Council, the NSCAA New York All-State Second Team and the NSCAA All-Region Second Team for his outstanding play this season. full story

CCHS Fall Athletic Teams Capture Top Ranking For Sportsmanship

Congratulations to the Colonie Central High School 2013 Fall Athletic Teams for earning the top rankings for sportsmanship among all of the Suburban Council schools. With ratings compiled by coaches, players, and parents, CCHS teams earned the highest amount of points (4.125) for their display of good sportsmanship throughout the fall season.

CCHS Boys Cross Country Team Captured Third in Section II Championships

Congratulations to the Colonie Central High School Boys Cross Country team which finished third in the Section II championships. full story

South Colonie Awarded $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Enhance PE Opportunities For Students

The South Colonie Central School District has been notified that it is one of only 11 school districts in New York State to be awarded a three-year, $1.7 million federal grant to help initiate, expand and enhance Physical Education programs for children. The district’s application for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant has been accepted, according to Congressman Paul Tonko’s office, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. full story

The Academic Advantages of Children Being Physically Fit

A recent article in the New York Times documented the academic advantages for children that are physically fit. view article

Colonie Girls Fall Lacrosse Clinics

The Colonie girls lacrosse coaches are holding clinics every Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. starting September 15 - November 3 for students entering K-12. Location is at Sand Creek Middle School. sign up form (pdf)

Rising Star: Lisha Kill Student Named The Record Golfer of the Week

Lisha Kill Middle School student, Juliette Melita, was featured recently as The (Troy) Record newspapers Golfer of the Week. full story

CCHS Grad Named Top Freshman Basketball Scorer in the Country

Colonie Central High School graduate Ashley Loggins was recently recognized by the NCAA for being the top Division III Freshman scorer in the country. When looking at all three Divisions I, II, and III she finished second in the country. She was also nominated by Clarkson University as the most impressive individual accomplishment by a student-athlete during the 2012-13 season. She averaged 17.4 points per game. A class act on and off the court, South Colonie is proud of Ashley and the great character she shows.

Higgins Named to US Lacrosse All-Academic Team

Congratulations to Colonie Central High School's Katie Higgins who was named to the US Lacrosse All-Academic Team. full story

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