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mermaid production

The South Colonie Friends of Theater Arts made it possible for the Sand Creek's Cast and Crew to entertain Roessleville Elementary School students with their production of Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr. full story

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

Athletic Shuttles, Sports Runs, & Intramural Buses

Posted August 31, 2015

The 2015-16 schedule of athletic shuttles, sports runs, and intramural buses is now available. learn more (pdf)

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

South Colonie to Field Two Modified Football Team This Fall

Posted August 10, 2015

For the first time this fall, South Colonie will field two separate modified football teams for grade 7 and grade 8, each team combining players from Lisha Kill and Sand Creek middle schools. full story

Sand Creek PTA Back to School Newsletter

Posted August 4, 2015

The Sand Creek PTA has published its back to school newsletter for the new year. newsletter (pdf)

Grade 9 Soccer and Grade 7 Football Changes

Posted July 29, 2015

Please review the information from the South Colonie Athletic Department regarding boys and girls grade 9 soccer and the addition of boys grade 7 modifield football. grade 9 soccer information (pdf) and grade 7 modified football  (pdf)

Middle School Summer Reading List Information

Posted June 25, 2015

The suggested summer reading lists South Colonie middle school students to prepare for the 2015-16 school year are now available. summer reading lists

School Supply Lists

Posted June 23, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School has posted its school supply lists for the 2015-16 school year by grade level. view lists (pdf)

Sand Creek Perfect Homework Completers

Posted June 23, 2015

Sixteen Sand Creek Middle School students completed perfect homework for the 2014-2015 school year and were invited to a luncheon celebrating their accomplishment. full story

Sand Creek Student Performs at Benefit Concert

Posted June 21, 2015

Laura Avila, an eighth grader at Sand Creek Middle School, performed on her viola in New York City at a benefit concert for the Luzerne Music Camp. full story

Sand Creek Science Presentation

Posted June 17, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School students in Mr. Luke's and Mrs. Shank’s classes presented their science research papers to parents and invited guests this spring. view a photo gallery

Composer Works With Seventh Grade Band

Posted June 17, 2015

Composer Kevin Mixon of Syracuse worked with Sand Creek Middle School seventh grade band members as they rehearsed one of his pieces, "Junkyard Jam," for a concert in May. full story

ESL Holds 23rd Annual Picnic/Awards Ceremony

Posted June 17, 2015

The South Colonie ESL Department held its 23rd annual ESL Picnic and Awards Ceremony at Sand Creek Middle School in June. view a photo gallery

CCHS Students Volunteer to Help With Middle School Science

Posted June 5, 2015

Colonie Central High School students volunteered once again this year to help sixth grade teachers and students at both middle schools conduct fetal pig dissections as part of the science curriculum. full story

Sand Creek Memorial Observance

Posted May 28, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School held its annual Memorial Day sssembly in May. Students learned about the meaning of the holiday, and honored guests included student’s family members who served our country. full story

Sand Creek Actors Stage Mermaid at Roessleville

Posted May 5, 2015

The South Colonie Friends of Theater Arts made it possible for the Sand Creek's Cast and Crew to entertain Roessleville Elementary School students with their production of Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr. full story

Students Celebrate National 'Poem in Your Pocket Day'

Posted May 1, 2015

Students in grades 5-8 collected poems to share with their friends at school as Sand Creek participated in national “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” full story

Sign Up Now For Camp Invention

Posted April 29, 2015

Sign up today's for this summer's Camp Invention for students in grades 1-6. Camp Invention will be held July 6-10 at Shaker Road Elementary School. More information (pdf)

Sand Creek Students Participate at GE Kid Wind

Posted April 21, 2015

A group of students from Sand Creek Middle School competed in the Kid Wind Competition hosted by General Election in Schenectady this April. full story

Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Eighth Graders

Posted April 21, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School had the honor of hosting Holocaust survivor, Mr. Murray Jaros to speak to the 8th grade students and faculty on April 16. The date fell on the internationally recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom HaShoah. full story

Sand Creek Fifth Graders Correspond With Author

Posted March 25, 2015

Fifth graders in Mrs. Baker’s reading class at Sand Creek Middle School enjoyed corresponding with Caroline Starr Rose, author of May B and Blue Birds. full story

Sand Creek Students Sweep County Art Contest

Posted March 10, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School students swept the middle school entry category of the 2015 Building Communities Youth Art Contest. full story

Board of Education Approves School Day Schedule Changes For September

Posted February 12, 2015

The South Colonie Board of Education has approved a plan (pdf) for next September to change the starting and ending times of some of its schools. The change, the result of an ongoing transportation study, is expected to save on overall transportation costs by lowering the number of daily bus runs and provide more time between runs for drivers to transport students to and from school. full story

Sand Creek to Honor Homework Completers

Posted February 11, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School will honor grade 7 homework completers for the first two semesters of the year with a pizza party on Friday. view list (pdf)

Sand Creek Souper Bowl Challenge

Posted February 11, 2015

The seventh graders at Sand Creek Middle School held their annual Souper Bowl contest last week. full story

Sand Creek Science Teacher Attends GE Wind Energy Workshop

Posted January 23, 2015

Three South Colonie science teachers including one from Sand Creek Middle School participated in a Wind Energy Workshop that took place January 21, on the General Electric Co. Schenectady campus. full story

Fifth Grader Laraway Named Principal of the Day

Posted January 13, 2015

Congratulations to Sand Creek Middle School fifth grader Mackenzie Laraway, who was chosen Principal of the Day through an annual raffle to benefit the Holiday Help Program. full story

Seventh Grade Class Honored For Supporting the Troops

Posted January 8, 2015

Melissa Moskov and her seventh grade students at Sand Creek Middle School were recognized at a faculty meeting this week for supporting the U.S. military. full story

Sand Creek Participates in National Hour of Code

Posted January 6, 2015

Sand Creek Middle School joined Colonie Central High School this year by participating in the national Hour of Code event. The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not 'rocket science,' anybody can learn the basics. view more information and a photo gallery

Sixth Graders Visit Bright Horizons Program

Posted December 23, 2014

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

Sand Creek Students of the Week For Dec. 12

Posted December 18, 2014

Sand Creek Middle School has named its Students of the Week for week of December 12. full story

Sand Creek Students of the Week For Nov. 21

Posted November 24, 2014

Sand Creek Middle School has named its Students of the Week for week of November 21. full story

Seventh Grader Wins National Contest For Music Composition

Posted November 18, 2014

Congratulations to Sand Creek Middle School student Shashaank Narayanan, a seventh grader is in Mrs. Vogt class, who recently won a national contest for music composition, and was chosen to perform that composition at the MATA Jr. Festival in New York City. more information

Looking Back at Creekfest 2014

Posted November 13, 2014

Sand Creek Middle School held Creekfest 2014 in October. The day was filled with Character Education activities and games focusing on bully prevention. view a photo gallery

Sand Creek Students of the Week For Nov. 7

Posted November 12, 2014

Sand Creek Middle School has named its Students of the Week for week of November 7. full story

Sand Creek Names October 24 Students of the Week

Posted October 24 2014

Sand Creek Middle School named Students of the Week for October 24. full story

South Colonie Well Represented at Northeastern Region PTA Dinner

Posted October 21 2014

A large group from South Colonie attended the 36th Annual Northeastern Region PTA Presidents and Principals dinner on October 20 at Michael's in Latham. full story

PTA Welcome Back Tailgate Party

Posted September 22, 2014

The Sand Creek Middle School PTA sponsored a welcome back to school Giffy’s BBQ tailgate party in September. view a photo gallery

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

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

Sand Creek Principal Appointed New Director of Human Resources, Safe Schools & IT

Posted on July 1, 2014

Longtime South Colonie administrator, Dr. David Perry, Ph D., has been appointed to a new position at the District Office. Perry is the new Director of Human Resources, Safe Schools & Information Technology, replacing David Seaver who is retired June 30. The appointment is effective today, July 1. full story