Crandall Named Interim Sand Creek Associate Principal

The South Colonie Board of Education has appointed David Crandall as the Interim Associate Principal at Sand Creek Middle School for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Crandall will replace William Boardman who recently accepted the position of Supervisor of Special Programs in the District. Crandall has 36 years of experience in education, 14 …

Board Approves 2017-18 School Tax Rates, Rate Drops For Majority of Property Owners

The South Colonie Board of Education Tuesday night approved a 1.54 percent tax levy decrease for the 2017-18 school year, notably lower than the 1.50 percent tax levy increase proposed in this year’s school budget approved by district voters in May. The change was the direct result of a “favorable” operating year in 2016-17, enabling …

New Third Graders Meet Their Veeder Teacher at Colonie Library

Veeder Elementary School teacher Barbara Ripps met her new third grade class at the William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library over the summer. She held a “meet and greet” with parents and students, tour of the library, scavenger hunt and her students had an opportunity to sign up to get their own library card. Third …

South Colonie Summer Library Construction

Crew have been busy over the summer constructing new libraries at Roessleville and Forest Park Elementary Schools. Take a look! Forest Park Elementary School Forest Park Elementary School Library Construction Video 1 Forest Park Elementary School Library Construction Video 2 Roessleville Elementary School Roessleville Elementary School Library Construction Video 1 Roessleville Elementary School Library Construction …

Veeder Shines for the Troops

Veeder Elementary School is shining for the troops. The students filled up six boxes of snacks, health products, books and puzzles to ship to our men and women in the armed forces. Students were thrilled to give away their goodies in exchange for some toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. Special thanks to Veeder second graders and parent …

Sand Creek Science Teacher Attends Summer G-Camp

Stacey Sebert, Sand Creek MIddle School science teacher, had the pleasure of attending EARTH (Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses) in Monterey Bay California this past July. EARTH was hosted by MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) along with Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (Polar-ICE) and Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI). In order to attend …

Veeder Summer Pen Pals Get Together

Mrs. Backus, Veeder Elementary School Kindergarten teacher, met up with eight of the 11 pen pals she had this summer. Everyone enjoyed some ice cream as they celebrated great writing and the excitement for starting the new school year.

Sand Creek Hosts 2017 Multicultural Festival

Sand Creek Middle School sponsored the 2017 Multicultural Festival. It was a spectacular celebration of diversity! Students, families, faculty and staff packed the cafeteria to learn more about each other’s heritage cultures through music, art, games, informational displays and FOOD! More than 20 different cultures were on display allowing participants, with passports in hand, to …

CCHS Graduate Acts on Broadway

Cathryn Salamone, Colonie Central High School Class of 2008 and known professionally today as Cathryn Wake, is part of the ensemble in the Broadway play “The Great Comet” playing at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. Linda Podlaski, her former third grade teacher along with other Colonie teachers, saw the play and got a …

Students Enjoy Special Ed Summer School Experience

This summer, South Colonie students in grades K-12 attended a six week summer experience at Shaker Road Elementary School. The students completed academics in the morning and attended Physical Education and art classes as well. Each afternoon, the students went on a field trip into our community where they enjoyed time with their peers and …