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graduation ceremoniesColonie Central High School held its 62nd commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016 on June 24 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

2016-17 School Supply Lists

Posted July 1, 2016

Colonie Central High School has released its 2016-17 school supply lists by subject. supply lists (pdf)

CCHS Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

Posted June 25, 2016

Colonie Central High School held its 62nd commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016 on June 24 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY or musical slideshow

CCHS Names Newest Member of Physics Breakfast Club

Posted June 25, 2016

Colonie Central High School sophomore Joseph Vachaparambil is the newest member of the “Physics Breakfast Club.” full story

2016 Summer School Information

Posted June 24, 2016

South Colonie will hold summer school for grade 7-12, July 6-Aug. 16 at Sand Creek Middle School. Resident registration begins June 28. more information (pdf)

Summer Reading Lists

Posted June 24, 2016

The 2016 high school summer reading lists are now available by subject on ASPEN.

Sign Up Today For 2017 Spring Break Trip to Europe

Posted June 22, 2016

Want to take an amazing trip to Europe over Spring Break 2017 with your friends? Visit and browse Tour #1679824XN. Sign up early for the best price. We will be having a meeting in September, but if you know you want to go, sign up now. Please contact Ms. Lasky at the high school for more information:

Fairytale Ball Raises More Than $11,000 For Love of Sophie

Posted June 22, 2016

The South Colonie Central School District demonstrated its caring spirit in a magical way this spring by raising thousands for The Love of Sophie Foundation at the annual Fairytale Ball. full story

CCHS Senior Earns AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest Award

Posted June 21, 2016

Colonie Central High School senior, Arron Muia, has won a Merit Award in the 2016 American Automobile Association’s (AAA) National Traffic Safety Poster Contest. full story

CCHS Athletes Honored For SC Leadership and Sportsmanship

Posted June 14, 2016

Colonie Central High School athletes Bellame Bower and Michael Jeffers were recognized as 2016 Suburban Council Excellence in Leadership and Sportsmanship awards recipients. full story

South Colonie ENL Holds Picnic and Awards Ceremony

Posted June 14, 2016

The South Colonie ENL Department held its 24th annual ENL Picnic and Awards Ceremony at Sand Creek Middle School in June. Families of ENL students from throughout the district gathered together for a pizza dinner, outdoor fun, and an awards ceremony celebrating the students’ progress in ENL this year. view a photo gallery

Times Union Senior Prom Photos

Posted June 8, 2016

View a Times Union photo gallery from the June 4 Colonie Central High School senior prom. photo gallery

Tresansky Named CCHS Associate Principal

Posted June 8, 2016

South Colonie welcomes Lindsay Tresansky as a new Associate Principal at Colonie Central High School for the 2016-17 school year. full story

Board of Education Honors Community Leaders and Veterans' Groups

Posted June 8, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education honored community leaders and veterans' groups with President Spotlight Awards at its June meeting. full story

Moll Named NYS Basketball All-Star

Posted June 7, 2016

Colonie Central High School basketball standout Isaiah Moll (sophomore) has been named to the New York State Large School Boys Basketball All-Star Team for the 2015-2016 season. full story

Tech Department Car Show

Posted May 24, 2016

The Colonie Central High School Technology Department held its annual car show in May (Photos by student James Mead). view a photo gallery

South Colonie Hosts Raiderfest 2016

Posted May 22, 2016

South Colonie hosted Raiderfest 2016 on Saturday, May 21, at Colonie Central High School. Raiderfest is a community-wide event designed by the CCHS  iCARE team to unite the entire South Colonie community. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

District Dedicates New High School Hill of Heroes to Honor Military

Posted May 22, 2016

South Colonie officials were joined by local military, veterans and community leaders on Saturday, Armed Forces Day, to dedicate the new high school Hill of Heroes at Raiderfest 2016. full story, photo gallery & videos from the dedication

Colonie High Holds Awards Night

Posted May 20, 2016

Colonie Central High School held its annual Awards Night program on May 19, awarding scholarships to graduating seniors. awards book (pdf)

CCHS Teachers Volunteer at Habitat For Humanities Project

Posted May 17, 2016

A group of South Colonie teacher (and a few students) from Colonie Central High School, Sand Creek Middle School, and Veeder Elementary School volunteered in May to work on a Habitat for Humanity project in Albany. view a photo gallery

CCHS Students Participate in Congressional Art Show

Posted May 13, 2016

Students in Mr. Kelley's Foundations in Art class at Colonie Central High School participated in the Congressional Art Show at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. full story

Zeilman Earns Berkshire Bank Scholarship

Posted May 10, 2016

Congratulations to CCHS senior Haleigh Zeilman, who was surprised with the Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. full story

'Welcome to Heroin' Wins 2016 CCHS Art Department Billboard Design Contest

Posted May 5, 2016

South Colonie has seen what heroin can do to snuff out the life of one of its own. So for the second consecutive year, students dedicated their annual billboard design contest to an anti-heroin use campaign following the overdose death of 2010 graduate Laree Farrell and the growing use of heroin among teens today. full story

Writer, School Board Officer, Role Model/Firefighter Elected to 2016 CCHS Hall of Fame

Posted May 3, 2016

Colonie Central High School is proud to announce that three new alumni have been elected to its prestigous Hall of Fame. They are Claudia Marks and James (Tim) Ryan (1966) and Meaghan Nichols Sammons (1993). full story

CCHS Holds Successful College Fair

Posted April 14, 2016

More than 125 colleges and universities from across the country where on hand at Colonie Central High School last night to answer questions about college program offerings for upcoming graduates. full story

Physics Students Learn About Mechanical Waves

Posted April 14, 2016

Colonie Central High School Physics students in Michele Famoso's class use a Slinky to learn about waves. This lab entitled “Waves on a Slinky” was a lab designed to teach students about properties of mechanical waves. Video 1 & video 2

iCARE Holds Successful Bone Marrow Registration Drive at CCHS

Posted April 12, 2016

The Colonie Community came together to demonstrate unprecedented support and incredible unselfishness at the recent Bone Marrow Registration Drive held at the Colonie Central High School. view a photo gallery

Tisa/Aidala Game Check Presented to Truesell Family

Posted April 8, 2016

Staff from Veeder Elementary School were on hand at the April Board of Education meeting to present a check to a CCHS family in need, money raised at the Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game this year. full story

CCHS iCARE and Junior Class Hold April Fools Scavenger Hunt

Posted April 5, 2016

Colonie Central High School iCARE and the Junior class hosted the first of its kind high school scavenger hunt called the April Fools Rush. full story

CCHS' Johnson Earns Major Track Honors

Posted March 28, 2016

Congratulations to Colonie Central High School student Jake Johnson finished in second place in the 1,000m for both New York State and Federation State Championships, and achieving other others on the track. full story

Line & Cue Stages Little Shop of Horrors

Posted March 21, 2016

The Colonie Central High School Line & Cue student theater group staged their annual spring musical in March staging Little Shop of Horrors. view a photo gallery

Tisa/Aidala Basketball Games Raises Funds For CCHS Cancer Student

Posted March 12, 2016

The 9th annual Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game raised funds for a Colonie Central High School student fighting cancer. view a photo gallery

CCHS Students Finish Fourth at Science Bowl

Posted March 8, 2016

Colonie Central High School participated in this year's New York State Capital Region Science Bowl, tying for fourth place in the Edison Division. full story

Student Projects Needed for May STEAM Expo, CCHS Sophomore Designs Expo Logo

Posted March 7, 2016

Student projects are being sought for the first annual Greater Capital Region STEAM Exposition, to be hosted by the South Colonie Central School District and Raiderfest on Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCHS sophomore Julia Borkowski designed the logo for the expo. full story

CCHS Student Interns at Albany County DA's Office

Posted March 3, 2016

Colonie Central High School student Clare Reilly is interning with the Albany County District Attorney's Office as part of the Career Exploration Internship Program. full story

Board of Education Honors Eagle Scout, Board Members and Musicians

Posted March 2, 2016

The South Colonie Board of Education last night honored an Eagle Scout, fellow board members for professional development and two high school students for their musical achievement. full story

iCARE hosts STRIDES and Best Buddies Winter Snow Ball

Posted March 1, 2016

The Colonie Central High School iCARE Team was proud to host it’s first ever STRIDE and Best Buddies Winter Snow Ball Dance. view a photo gallery

CCHS Raiders Football Players Work With iCARE and Elementary Children

Posted February 10, 2016

Colonie Raider football has formed a new partnership with iCARE and expanded their community outreach even further to elementary school like Shaker Road. full story

CCHS Honors Senior Athletes, Welcomes David Gamble Home

Posted February 10, 2016

David Gamble, 1988 Colonie High graduate, football, basketball, and track star, spoke at halftime of the Guilderland vs. Colonie High boys basketball game on Feb. 9 as part of the NFL’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Super Bowl. CCHS senior athletes were also honored. full story

Second Annual iCARE Chili Cookoff Raises $3,000 for Military Families

Posted January 25, 2016

The Village of Colonie Family Recreation Center brought together more than 500 South Colonie faculty, staff and families Jan. 22 to enjoy iCARE’s second annual Firehouse Chili Cookoff. full story and musical slide show

Board of Education Honors Eagle Scouts

Posted January 21, 2016

The Board of Education honored a Colonie Central High School student and graduate this month for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. President's Spotlight Awards were given to Gregory Mazzie and Patrick Hilt. full story

Colonie Boys Soccer Standout Curto Earns All State Recognition

Posted January 12, 2016

Congratulations to Colonie Central High School Boys Soccer standout Matteo Curto for earning All State recognition. full story

PTSA-Funded Robot, Dash, Teaches CCHS Students Computer Programming

Posted December 15, 2015

Who’s the most popular student at Colonie Central High School these days? Well, you won’t find his picture in the yearbook but I bet he’d get a few votes. His name is Dash, and he arrived at the Technology Department in a box. full story

Physic Students Attend ChoreoPhysics Production at SUNYA

Posted December 15, 2015

Nearly 125 Colonie Central High School Physics students attended a production of ChoreoPhysics at the University at Albany in December. full story and photo gallery

South Colonie Participates in Hour of Code Global Initiative

Posted December 13, 2015

South Colonie students participated this week in the Hour of Code, a global initiative that encourages everyone to try coding (computer programming). This is the third year South Colonie students have participated in the annual event held during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-11). full story and video

Schools Help iCARE Donate Clothing to Military

Posted December 10, 2015

South Colonie schools, their families and staff through the iCARE program donated 800 clothing items in November such as shirts, jackets, socks, etc., to local veterans and military families. The items were boxed and delivered to Fisher House yesterday in time for the holidays. musical slideshow

CCHS Musicians Perform at Area All-State Music Festival

Posted November 30, 2015

Twenty Colonie Central High School music students performed at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Music Festival at Saratoga Springs High School on November 20-21. full story

Project Lead The Way Recognizes CCHS as One of 10 Original Schools

Posted November 25, 2015

Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national nonprofit organization that delivers a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the United States, recognized Colonie Central High School as one of only 10 schools to offer PLTW programs since the organization began in 1997. full story

CCHS Line & Cue Actors Stage Christmas Carol HS

Posted November 25, 2015

The Colonie Central High School Line & Cue acting group staged Christmas Carol High School for their fall play in November. Photos and slide show by CCHS intern Mercedes Barnes. view a slide show video

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

iCARE Students Volunteer at Albany VA Fisher House

Posted October 31, 2015

A group of 25 iCARE students from Colonie Central High School volunteered at the Albany Veterans Administration Hospital and at the Fisher House this month. full story

CCHS Students Attend STEM Weather Camp

Posted October 30, 2015

Two Colonie Central High School students Kaitlyn Jesmonth and  Jonathan Fuller attended WNYT News Channel 13 STEM13 Weather Camp with meterologist Bob Kovachick in October. full story

CCHS Senior Presented With Outstanding Youth Award

Posted October 20, 2015

Colonie Central High School senior Seth Prevratil was presented with the Outstanding Youth Award at the Northeastern Region PTA's annual Presidents and Principals dinner. full story

CCHS Students Use Library Makerspace to Help Area Veterans

Posted October 20, 2015

Colonie Central High School students are using the library Makerspace to create no-sew lap blankets, scarves and holiday cards to support the Blue Star Mothers and Soldier On, both iCare initiatives. These items will be used by patients at our local VA hospital, and by homeless veterans in our community. full story

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

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

CCHS iCARE Team Visits Sand Creek

Posted October 2, 2015

The Colonie Central High School ICARE team offered four different assemblies at Sand Creek Middle School today to help spread the word about the club. full story

Kachadurian Named Albany Co Citizen of Month For Work With iCARE

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

CCHS CTE Student Gets Fashion Gig

Posted September 25, 2015

A Colonie Central High School student is one of two from the Capital Region hired by world renowned stylist and fashion designer Sara Shirley to work a fashion show at Macy's in Crossgates Mall. full story

Junior Attends National Youth Leadership Forum

Posted September 21, 2015

Colonie Central High School junior Victoria Ramirez attended the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine held in New York City over the summer. full story

CCHS Recognizes 389 Raider Scholars

Posted September 19, 2015

The Colonie Central High School Counseling Center recognized 389 students from grades 10-12 as 2015 Raider Scholars at a school ceremony. view a photo gallery

Tech Teacher Earns PLTW CS Certification

Posted September 19, 2015

Congratulations to CCHS Technology Teacher Lisa Eichholzer for earning a Computer Science Certificate from Project Lead the Way. full story

Haiti Educators Visit CCHS

Posted September 17, 2015

Colonie Central High School welcomed the administration and supporters of a new school in Haiti this month. full story

Famaso Named New York State Master Teacher

Posted September 16, 2015

Congratulations to Science teacher Michelle Famaso, who became Colonie Central High School's fourth educator recognized as a New York State Master Teacher. full story

iCARE Kicks Off Military Help Campaign

Posted September 11, 2015

The Colonie Central High School iCARE program held an assembly today to kick off its 2015-16 campaign to help military personnel, veterans and their families. full story

Summer School Special Ed/Union College Collaboration

Posted September 10, 2015

CCHS Physics teacher Michele Famosa taught a special class over the summer at Union College called the EDGE program. Famosa worked with 14 female high school students from across the country, who are thinking about a career in Engineering. As part of their experience, the group observed special needs students in the South Colonie Special Education classes taught by Cheryl Nunamacher, Karen Brockley, Karen Fleshman, and art teacher Thomasa Nielsen. view a photo gallery

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

Science Teacher Attends Harvard Genetics Summer Institute

Posted September 3, 2015

Colonie Central High School Science Teacher Connie Woytowich attended a three-day Summer Institute at the New Research Building at Harvard Medical School. full story

Sailor Joins Brother as Navy Aviator, Both CCHS Grads

Posted August 12, 2015

Navy Lt. j.g. Evan Gordon of Colonie received his Gold Aviator Wing and was officially designated as a naval aviator during a ceremony at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Miss. His parents, Greg and Sue Gordon of Colonie, pinned the Aviator Gold Wing on their son. They also pinned a Gold Aviator Wing on their other son, Navy Lt. Shawn Gordon, in 2012. full story