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3 high school girls posing at RaiderfestThank you for supporting the 4th annual Raiderfest, sponsored by Colonie Central High School iCARE. It was a fun and successful day. view a photo gallery and times union photo gallery

15th Annual Car Show Postponed Until June 1

Posted May 23, 2017

The 15th annual Car Show sponsored by the CCHS Technology Department has been postponed until June 1, 4-7 p.m. Featured will be antique and special interest vehicles, and an electric vehicle on loan from New York State, along with the latest GM offerings courtesy of DeNooyer Chevrolet. There will be live music provided by students and food by Mike's Hot Dogs of Schenectady. For more information, contact Chris Hanley, 459-1220 x1141 or

CCHS PTSA Earns $1,000 From Hannaford Awards Program

Posted May 22, 2017

As a result of the hard work of the Colonie Central High School PTSA and their initiatives in rewards programs, Hannaford supermarkets presented CCHS with a check for $1,000. full story

Scenes From iCARE Raiderfest 2017

Posted May 20, 2017

Thank you for supporting the 4th annual Raiderfest, sponsored by Colonie Central High School iCARE. It was a fun and successful day. view a photo gallery and times union photo gallery

CCHS Class of 1965 Dedicates Memorial to Fallen Vietnam Classmates

Posted May 20, 2017

The Colonie Central High School Class of 1965 joined the South Colonie community Saturday in honoring three fallen classmates who made the ultimate sacrifice. The group dedicated a memorial monument at the high school’s Hill of Heroes. full story

CCHS Football Players Help With Veeder Technology Challenge

Posted May 17, 2017

Veeder Elementary School held the annual fourth grade Technology Challenge with the help of Coach Tarullo and some of his Colonie Central High School varsity football players. full story

CCHS Senior a National Merit Scholarship Winner

Posted May 17, 2017

CCHS senior Ryan Devanandan has been named a winner in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program of about 1.6 million student who entered the contest. FULL STORY

CCHS Tech Students Design Spinner Toys

Posted May 16, 2017

Colonie Central High School Technology Teacher, Chuck Spangler, came up with a project for his Drawing and Design for Production class that really engaged his students this school year, designing a spinner toy. full story

South Colonie Capital Project Video Update

Posted May 16, 2017

South Colonie's ongoing capital improvement project, approved by voters in the fall of 2014, continues to move forward. Take a look at this video update. view video

High School Chromebook Distribution/Renewal Information

Posted May 15, 2017

Colonie High School has released important information on Chromebook distribution and renewals for next the 2017-18 school year. Schedule (pdf) and frequently asked questions (pdf)

CCHS Math Teachers Make Regents Video

Posted May 16, 2017

Colonie Central High School Math teachers Dave Fields, Michelle Papa, and Erin Botta were recently hired by PBS affiliate WCNY in Syracuse to create Regents Exam video content. full story

Are CCHS Seniors Excited to go to College? Oh Yeah!

Posted May 15, 2017

The Colonie Central High School Counseling Center, in conjunction with the Senior Executive Committee, wanted to show the high school community how proud we are of our seniors who are headed off to college after graduation this year. Photo gallery

June Regents/Final Exam and Bus Schedules

Posted May 10, 2017

The June Regents/Final Exam and bus schedules are now posted. Exam schedule and bus schedules (pdf)

CCHS Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play in College

Posted May 10, 2017

Two Colonie Central High School student-athletes have signed letters of intent to play intercollegiate sports. full story

'Life Sentence' Wins 2017 CCHS Billboard Design Contest

Posted May 4, 2017

For the past three years now, Sandy LaPlante has struggled through life on an artificial leg and with the use of a cane. Today, with the help of Colonie Central High School junior Morgan Robertson, Sandy’s story became large than life for everyone to see. full story

CCHS' Teacher Woytowich Named 2017 Woman of Distinction

Posted May 3, 2017

Colonie Central High School Science teacher Connie Woytowich was recognized by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen as a 2017 Woman of Distinction. Woytowich was honored with the "Excellence in Education Award." full story

iCARE Collecting Gently Used Books in May

Posted April 27, 2017

Through South Colonie iCARE's initiative of supporting and educating our community on local poverty and hunger issues, the group is now partnering with another local agency to support literacy through the use of backpack programs in Albany County. Grassroot Givers ( is a not-for-profit that coordinates with other agencies such as the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society to ensure students receive nutritional and educational nourishment. iCARE will be collecting new or gently used books through the month of May to support Grassroot Givers and the community at large. All books deemed appropriate from Pre-K to 12th grade are welcome. Please drop off book donations in the main entrance of Colonie Central High School.

South Colonie Teachers Participate in First Lab Day at CCHS

Posted April 27, 2017

Colonie Central High School hosted the first annual Lab Day: Hands-on Minds-on Lab Activities for the Secondary Science Classroom, in April. This event was sponsored by the Master Teacher Program (MTP) of the State University of New York, and organized and coordinated by the Chemistry Professional Learning Team of the MTP. full story/photo gallery

Enter the College-Bound Seniors Contest

Posted April 24, 2017

Getting accepted into college is a big deal. That's why Collegiance—a contest for college-bound students everywhere was created. Student can enter by simply announcing their college decision on Instagram and tagging it with #collegiance. They could win up to $5,000 for their school. more information

CCHS Students Honored by CASDA

Posted April 20, 2017

South Colonie Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner and two Colonie Central High School students were among those honored this spring by the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) for educational leadership. full story

CCHS Student One of '13 Kids Who Care'

Posted April 11, 2017

Mikayla Hulett began volunteering at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady four years ago. She’s a junior volunteer leader, organizing schedules and training other Sunnyview junior volunteers. view story

Colonie Winter Athletes Have Exceptional Season

Posted March 28, 2017

Congratulations to all South Colonie winter coaches and athletes for a great sports season. full story

CCHS Seniors Need Help Patenting Biomedial Device

Posted March 28, 2017

Three seniors in the Biomedical Design and Development class at Colonie High School have designed a case to protect the expensive and fragile communications devices used by nonverbal people all over the world. They need your help in patenting this device. full story

CCHS Senior Bearup Earns 2017 Football Scholar-Athlete Award

Posted March 21, 2017

Colonie Central High School senior Nick Bearup has been honored as the 2017 Scholar-Athlete winner by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. full story

CCHS Grad Earns College Community Service Award

Posted March 8, 2017

CCHS graduate Dorothy Bellas (Class of 2013) and now a senior at Roberts Wesleyan College has been recognized as one of 10 recipients of the 2017 Independent Sector Student Community Service Award and a $500 H.D. Paley Scholarship. full story

CCHS Champion Cheerleaders Perform at Roessleville Elementary School

Posted March 3, 2017

The Section 2 Champion Colonie Central High School Varsity Cheerleaders put on an exhibition for Roessleville Elementary School prior to to heading to Syracuse this weekend for the NYS Cheerleading Championships. Good Luck Lady Raiders at the States! view a photo gallery

South Colonie iCARE Collecting Items For Colonie Fire Victims

Posted March 3, 2017

The South Colonie iCARE team is collecting items to help victims of a recent Colonie fire. Please help if you can. full story

CCHS Cheerleaders Win Section II Championship

Posted February 26, 2017

Congratulations to the CCHS Girl's Varsity Cheerleading team for winning the Section 2-Division 1 Large Division Championship this weekend at Colonie High. full story

Science Teacher Earns High School Educator Award

Posted February 23, 2017

Colonie Central High School science teacher Barry Witte is the winner of the Robert Horan High School Educator Award and is featured in the Albany Business Review. more information (subscription required)

CCHS Girl Bowlers Win Section 2 Championship

Posted February 18, 2017

The Colonie Girls Varsity Bowling Team won the 2017 Section 2 Bowling Championships on Wednesday (Feb. 15) at Boulevard Bowl. full story

CCHS Senior National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Posted February 18, 2017

Colonie Central High School senior Ryan Devanandan is one of only 15,000 students left in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition to win a Merit Scholarship. full story

Board of Education Honors Eagle Scout Normandin

Posted February 8, 2017

The South Colonie Board of Education honored Colonie Central High School junior Hunter Normandin with a President's Spotlight award Tuesday night for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. full story

CCHS Students Capture Awards at Science Olympiad

Posted February 8, 2017

Colonie Central High School students participated in and captured awards at the 2017 Regional Science Olympiad at the College of Saint Rose in February. full story

CCHS Students Volunteer at Regional Food Bank

Posted February 3, 2017

Several members of the CCHS student body, together with Shaker and CBA students, volunteered this month at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. full story

Spring SAT Review Class Registration

Posted February 2, 2017

Registration for the Spring SAT review class will begin Feb. 6. Please register with Mrs. Agneta in the main office after first period. The cost for this session is $90. Please make your check payable to CCHS. Class sizes are limited. Registration closes March 2. more information (pdf)

CCHS iCARE Students Help Veeder Kindergarteners With Math Skills

Posted January 30, 2017

Colonie Central High School iCARE students visited Veeder Elementary School and helped Mrs. Backus' Kindergarten children practice their addition skills. Full story

iCARE Third Annual Chili Cookoff Raises Nearly $2,500

Posted January 23, 2017

South Colonie iCARE sponsored its third annual chili cookoff Jan. 21 and raised nearly $2,500 for two area organizations, The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) and Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless. view a photo gallery

CCHS Sophomores Move to Next Level in American Legion Oratorical Contest

Posted January 18, 2017

Two Colonie Central High School sophomores, Kaitlyn Jesmonth and Meghan Pannone, are moving on to the next round of the American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program. full story

CCHS Ranked 5th in Area For Best Teachers

Posted January 5, 2017

Colonie Central High School has been ranked 5th in the Capital Region for having the best teachers, according to the education data website Niche, which reviews and publishes statistics on schools and neighborhoods all across the country. The ranking is based on many factors including but not limited to teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio and student and parent ratings of teachers. more information

Care Packages Distributed Thanks to CCHS Students

Posted December 23, 2016

More than 30 less fortunate families are getting care packages thanks to some local high school students this year. Colonie High School's iCARE program is donating household essentials to Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless Housing Program. news 9 story

CCHS Welding Student Earns Scholarship

Posted December 23, 2016

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) welding student Nicholas Morrison from Colonie Central High School is the latest recipient of the Evan M. Schwarz Helping Hand Memorial Scholarship. full story

South Colonie School Leader Kachadurian Honored

Posted December 22, 2016

An assistant principal at Colonie Central High School is being honored as the top secondary assistant principal in New York State. full story

CCHS Students Reach Bag Mats For Homeless Goal

Posted December 14, 2016

Thanks to many helping hands in our community Colonie Central High School students and iCARE have reached their first goal of creating 20 plastic mats to give to HATAS for the homeless. full story

CCHS Students Participate in American Legion Oratorical Program

Posted December 14, 2016

Four Colonie Central High School students participated in the 80th annual Albany County American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program at Lisha Kill Middle school in December. full story

Two Colonie Students Earn DAR Good Citizen Award

Posted December 14, 2016

The Mohawk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has presented the 2016 DAR Good Citizen Award to Henri Baxhellari (Colonie High) and Julia McGaugh (Shaker High). full story

8 CCHS Fall Teams Earn Scholar Athlete Distinction

Posted December 14, 2016

Eight Colonie Central High School varsity sports teams received Scholar Athlete distinction this fall. Scholar Athlete teams earn this award for having 75% of their team's roster average a 90% GPA or higher. Overall, 60% of all CCHS varsity athletes this fall carried a GPA of 90% or higher. 

CCHS Water Testing Letter From Superintendent

Posted December 8, 2016

The purpose of the following letter is to inform you that the District received on Wednesday, Dec. 7, preliminary results of Colonie Central High School water quality testing which is being performed in all of our schools in accordance with legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on September 6, 2016. letter (pdf)

Athletes Learn Concussion Education From Professional Boxer

Posted November 15, 2016

Colonie Central High School hosted a concussion education and awareness presentation featuring Professional Boxer, Ray Ciancaglini, of The Second Impact. full story

Leave a Message for Niko

Posted November 10, 2016

Want to leave a message and well wishes for Colonie Central High School student and burn victim Niko Dinovo? You can do so at: #DJBDG Live Mix Message Line (518) 409-7980

Sebert, Woytowich Named NYS Master Teachers

Posted November 10, 2016

Connie Woytowich (Colonie Central High School) and Stacey Sebert (Sand Creek Middle School have been selected as New York State Master Teachers by the State University of New York. full story

Colonie United Patriots Challenges Raises $1,500

Posted November 8, 2016

The Colonie United Patriot Challenge, a competitive Obstacle Course Challenge including stations run by the Army National Guard, was held on Nov. 5 at the Crossings. Colonie High School students and faculty competed against Shaker High School students and faculty. This annual challenge helped to further unite Colonie and raised $1,500 for local poverty support group, veteran support agencies, and Nikos Dinovo. view a photo gallery

CCHS Students and Staff Rally to Help Seriously Injured Classmate

Posted November 1, 2016

Colonie Central High School students send get well wishes to their classmate Niko Dinovo who was badly burned in a car accident Friday night outside Blessings Tavern in Colonie and remains in critical condition in the Westchester Medical Center Burn Unit. A series of fundraisers being planned. full story

South Colonie Board Member and Graduate Earn High Honors From Regional PTA

Posted October 31, 2016

A longtime South Colonie Board of Education member and PTA advocate and a member of the Class of 2016 received high honors this month with distinguished awards from the Northeastern Region PTA. Honored were Neil Johanning and Colonie Central High School graduate John Cogan. Full story

Sperry Elected SkillsUSA President at BOCES

Posted October 25, 2016

Congratulations to Colonie Central High School student Thorne Sperry, who was elected this month to represent the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School SkillsUSA chapter for the 2016-17 school year. Sperry, who is studying HVAC II, is one of two chapter presidents. more information

CCHS iCARE Volunteers at Homeless and Travelers Aid Society

Posted October 6, 2016

Several iCARE students participated in one of 19 trips this school year to the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society’s warehouse off Everett Road. full story

Board of Education Honors Eagle Scout Jones

Posted September 26, 2016

Congratulations to Peter Jones, a 2015 graduate of Colonie Central High School, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on May 27, 2015 and was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on July 12, 2016. full story

CCHS and iCARE Need Donations to Make Mats For the Homeless

Posted September 26, 2016

iCARE and Colonie High School students need your help. Students are crocheting plastic bag mats for the homeless out of recycled plastic bags found at local grocery stores, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. full story

Four CCHS Seniors Named Commended Students

Posted September 22, 2016

Four Colonie High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Brendon Dong, Janine Hvizdos, Evan King and Ian Walter. full story

CCHS Honors Raider Scholars

Posted September 17, 2016

The Colonie Central High School Counseling Center recognized 358 students from grades 10-12 Friday as 2016 Raider Scholars at a school ceremony. view a photo gallery

Boy Scout Bus Safety Campaign For Eagle Scout

Posted September 14, 2016

Please support Hunter Normandin's Eagle Scout safety project by stopping for school buses and making our children safe. Hunter is a Boy Scout in Troop 278. more information (pdf)

Video: CCHS Asked 'What Do You Hope to Make Possible?'

Posted September 10, 2016

Colonie Central High School students and staff were asked one question on the first day of school this year: "What do you hope to make possible?" See what they said in this inspiring video. video

CCHS Yearbook on Sale

Posted September 10, 2016

Be sure to purchase your 2017 CCHS yearbook at a price of $75. The online store is now open. purchase yearbook

Welcome Back South Colonie Students and Staff

Posted September 8, 2016

View a back to school photo album representing students from all eight schools in the district. Facebook public photo album

iCARE Kicks Off Two-Year South Colonie Anti-Poverty Campaign

Posted September 4, 2016

A student-led initiative at Colonie Central High School will focus attention on poverty in the district and offer quiet help to those in need. A student group called iCARE focuses each year on ways to help the community, and the current leaders chose to launch a two-year projct on poverty. TIMES Union link (subscription required)

iCARE Earns $500 Donation in Honor of CCHS Graduate Cogan

Posted September 4, 2016

CCHS iCARE received a $500 donation over the summer in honor of graduate John Cogan. Cogan, Class of 2016, was recognized last school year for outstanding student involvement through the "13 Kids Who Care" program sponsored by WNYT Channel 13, the Times Union and St. Peter's Health Partners. Cogan was recognized with the other honorees at a reception this summer at the NYS Museum. Kids who care video

District Holds Public Hearing on Smart Schools Initiative

Posted August 4, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education held on public hearing Aug. 2 on the district's proposed Smart Schools Plan, an initiative to use start funding to provide Chromebooks for high school students and upgrade technology and security in schools. full story

Principal: Christopher Robilotti Associate Principals:

Thomas Kachadurian

David Pace

William Roemer

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