South Colonie iCARE would like to invite you all to our third annual Chili Cook-Off on Friday, January 20, hosted at the Village of Colonie Rec Center, 2 Thunder Road. full story
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has presented a state budget proposal that includes a $1 billion increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the 2017-18 school year and a 1.6 percent increase for South Colonie. The governor’s plan includes targeted funding to support high-need districts with community schools, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, and discontinuing the use of the original Foundation Aid Formula in determining future state aid increases. full story
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. more information
Congratulations to South Colonie's Sherri Fisher who was honored recently as School Business Official of the Year by the Capital Region Chapter of the New York State Association of School Business Officials. full story
Registration for South Colonie's 2017-18 UPK program lottery is now underway. Registration will end at 4 p.m. on May 17, no exceptions. The UPK lottery drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on May 18 at the District Office. more information
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
An assistant principal at Colonie Central High School is being honored as the top secondary assistant principal in New York State. full story
A group of third graders joined South Colonie School officials, contractors and members of the Board of Education today for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Forest Park Elementary School library. full story and video
The New York State Education Department's Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Programs and Service Focused Review in the South Colonie School District during the 2016-17 school year. more information
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.
Following is an important letter from South Colonie Superintendent Jonathan Buhner regarding parking in fire lanes at school events. letter (pdf)
The South Colonie Board of Education has adopted its budget development calendar for the 2017-18 school year. calendar (pdf)
Local scouts collected more than 2,500 items for the local needy in the Village of Colonie recently through the Scouting for Food program. full story
With the start of the new school year around the corner make sure you sign up this year for Parent Today if you haven't done so already. The free bi-monthly email newsletter and companion blog address four "chapters" of a child's life - early learners, elementary school, middle school and high school - with stories about what is happening inside and outside the classroom. Sign up today at http://www.parenttoday.org. Select South Colonie from the drop down menu and enter District ID: 12205.
Sign up today for the South Colonie “School News Notifier” (SNN), a system designed to help keep parents, staff and the community more in touch with what is happening at South Colonie Central Schools. SNN is an opt-in email alert system for which parents and residents can sign up to receive email alerts from the district. With SNN, district officials have the power to send updates and reminders about district activities or information about school closings and delays. Users can choose to receive any or all of the alerts, and they can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today by clicking on the SNN icon. For more information about SNN, click here (pdf).
Mr. Jonathan Buhner
102 Loralee Drive
Albany, New York 12205