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kids paint plates to encourage pet adoption

Sand Creek Middle School fifth graders in Ms. Ryan's art class decorated plates with a pet adoption theme to help raise awareness and fundraise for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. view a photo gallery

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)

Slots Still Available For UPK Program

Posted June 15, 2016

After holding the lottery in May, there are still slots available for students to enroll in the district's UPK program for the 2016-16 school year due to some cancellations. Please contact the District Registrar immediately if interested. more information (pdf)

Summer Reading Lists

Posted June 15, 2016

The 2016 middle school summer reading lists are now available. summer reading

Sand Creek Cast & Crew Perform Lion King for Nurse Rubino's Retirement Party

Posted June 15, 2016

The Sand Creek's Drama Club honored long-time South Colonie school nurse, Suzanne Rubino, at her retirement party this month. . full story, photos & video

Sand Creek Sixth Grade Science Projects

Posted June 15, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School sixth graders presented their science research papers to parents and invited guests in June. view a photo gallery

Fifth Grade Pins For Paws Bowl-a-thon

Posted June 14, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School fifth graders held the first annual Pins for Paws Bowl-a-thon in support of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. view a photo gallery

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

Read-a-thon Raises $3,000 for Albany Med Children's Hospital

Posted June 10, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School students participated in the second annual read-a-thon in May and raised more than $3,000 for the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. full story

Fifth Graders Raise Funds to Fight Childhood Cancer

Posted June 10, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School fifth graders held an “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” to help raise funds for the fight against childhood cancer. full story

Sand Creek Kindness Club Cleanup

Posted May 26, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School’s Kindness Club volunteered to clean up the school grounds yesterday after school. full story

Students Team With Friends Comforting Friends Group

Posted May 25, 2016

Students in Mrs. Kiely and Mr. DeMarco’s classes at Sand Creek Middle School teamed up with the non-profit organization called Friends Comforting Friends tio give back to the community. full story

Middle School Students' STEM Design Challenges

Posted May 24, 2016

Middle school students from Sand Creek and Lisha Kill participated in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) design challenges at Raiderfest 2016. full story

Sand Creek 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

Lion King Jr. Photo Gallery

Posted May 12, 2016

Seats were scarce, or sometimes non-existent, inside the forum at Sand Creek Middle School during the May 5-7 performances of Disney's The Lion King Jr. times union photo gallery

Sand Creek Actors Schooled by Lion King Broadway Professional

Posted April 12, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School student actors got a visit from Blaine Krauss, a New York City Broadway actor from the Lion King production, just in time for their staging of Lion King, Jr. May 5-7. full story

Sand Creek Students Found Kindness Club

Posted April 4, 2016

Students at Sand Creek Middle School recently began a new community service group, a Kindness Club, to help support the community. full story

Fifth Graders Make Plates to Encourage Pet Adoption

Posted March 29, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School fifth graders in Ms. Ryan's art class decorated plates with a pet adoption theme to help raise awareness and fundraise for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. view a photo gallery

Seventh Grade Souper Bowl Science

Posted February 12, 2016

Seventh graders at Sand Creek Middle School held their annual Souper Bowl contest this week during Mrs. Vogt's and Ms. Sebert's science classes. full story

Casabonne Sand Creek Principal for the Day

Posted February 2, 2016

Congratulations to Sand Creek Middle School seventh grader Meaghan Casabonne, winner of this year’s Principal for the Day contest. full story

Students Make Dog Beds For Humane Society

Posted January 28, 2016

Sand Creek Middle School students continue their year-long community service project for South Colonie iCARE community, making dog beds for the humane society. view a photo gallery

South Colonie Students Attend Suburban Council Music Festival

Posted January 19, 2016

Twenty-seven South Colonie students joined nearly 350 of the Capital Region’s most talented young musicians for the 2016 Suburban Council High School Music Festival. full story

Sand Creek Says Goodbye to DARE Officer Mink

Posted January 8, 2016

Congratulations to Sand Creek Middle School DARE Officer David Mink, who has been promoted to Detective in the Colonie Police Department, but will be leaving his duties at the school. full story

Sand Creek Holds Annual Spelling Bee

Posted December 23, 2015

More than 60 students participated in the annual school-wide Sand Creek Middle School Spelling Bee today. full story

Sixth Graders Spread Holiday Cheer at Beltrone Center

Posted December 23, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School teachers Mrs. Shank and Mr. Luke accompanied their sixth graders to visit members of the Bright Horizons program at The Beltrone Living Center. view a photo gallery

Sand Creek Fifth Graders Visit/Help Animal Shelter

Posted December 11, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School fifth graders, who have been studying shelter adoption as part of their curriculum, recently took a field trip to the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society. The students in Elisa Vickers and Patrick Morgan’s classes learned more about the shelter and had an opportunity to engage with the animals there. The children and their families also raised $800 in donations and supplies for the shelter and delivered this on their trip. public Facebook photo album

Sand Creek Stuffs the Bus With Toys For Tots

Posted December 10, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School students and staff helped to bring joy to many this holiday season by “stuffing the bus” as part of the annual Toys for Tots campaign. public Facebook photo album

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

Sand Creek Actors Stage Bugsy Malone

Posted December 8, 2015

The Sand Creek Middle School Cast & Crew student actors staged Bugsy Malone in December. view a musical slideshow

Sand Creek Students Part of Charlotte Award Book Club

Posted November 25, 2015

Students and teachers in Sand Creek Middle School’s Charlotte Award Book Club met after school to discuss the book The Fourteenth Goldfish. full story

Sand Creek Halloween Dance Video

Posted October 27, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School held its grade 6-8 Halloween Dance sponsored by the Germinators Greenhouse Club. view video show of Halloween Dance

Sand Creek Holds Creekfest 2015 Rally/Activities

Posted October 6, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School held its annual Creekfest rally in October. World class bicycle stunt rider Chris Poulos entertained the entire student body, mixing fancy two- wheel tricks with solid techniques for being a good citizen. view a photo gallery

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

Sand Creek Sponsors Hats on for Regan Event

Posted October 2, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School held a "Hats on for Regan" event on October 2. Students and staff paid $1 to wear their favorite hats to help a student with her medical expenses. 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 Summer Institute on Climate Change

Posted September 1, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School science teacher Stacey Sebert was only one of 22 educators in the eastern U.S. selected to attend the Maitland Simmons Scholarship professional development summer workshop entitled "Oceans, Organisms, and Climate." 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