CCHS Junior iCARE Launches Pay It Forward Friday

To honor the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Colonie Central High School Junior iCARE students Aliyah Wright and Bryan Grimes launched the “Pay It Forward Friday” campaign to spread a more little kindness among the student population. Together with the iCARE Team, the duo selected 17 inspirational quotes wrote them 17 …

District Presents Second Draft of Proposed 2018-19 Budget

The second draft of the proposed 2018-19 South Colonie Central School District budget was presented to the Board of Education on March 20. The second draft of the budget totals $102,174,240 with a budget-to-budget change over the current school year of +$2,716,991 or 2.73 percent. It also includes an estimated tax levy increase of 2.95 …

Brown Presents at 2018 NSTA Conference

James Brown, a 5-6 grade STEM teacher at Sand Creek Middle School, made several presentations at the 2018 NSTA National Convention. He also attended numerous professional development opportunities, viewed the latest science materials and programs in the exhibit hall, and listened to lectures from researchers in the field.  Brown’s presentations focused on Problem Based Learning, …

Middle School Students Compete and Win at KidWind Competition

Sand Creek and Lisha Kill middle school STEM students participated at the KidWind competition held at General Electric Co. Wind Energy Labs in Schenectady. STEM teachers James Brown and Courtney Hynes worked with Div Pramanick, Ryan Seestadt, Dylan Morehouse, Stephen Pham, Amelia Hinckley, Ella Dannehy, Tessa Pekrol, Bonnie Warren and Neesa Osman as they researched …

Forest Park Jump Rope for Heart Recognition

Student at Forest Park Elementary School participated in the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart program in February. This year 182 students participated in the program and raised more than $8,000. Over the last five years, students have raised more than $45,000 in support of the American Heart Association. Students were recognized by Coach …

Information on Changes in NYS Assessments

Following is a letter to parents from South Colonie Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Tim Backus, explaining changes in the upcoming New York State grade 3-8 assessments in ELA and Math. NYS Assessment Letter

Sand Creek Teacher’s Turtle Rescue Mission to Mexico

Click Here To Visit Stacey Sebert’s Photo Gallery From Her Mexico Mission Click Here to View a Video of This Project Sand Creek Middle School Master Teacher Stacey Sebert was on a rescue mission recently to the seashore – hitting Mexico’s beach to study turtles endangered by nets. In the Magdalena bay area of Mexico, …

Shaker Road Snow Ice Cream Science

Mrs. Harriman’s second graders at Shaker Road Elementary School took advantage of the recent snowstorm to make “snow ice cream” as part of their science lesson. Each child went outside and gathered a cupful of clean snow. After mixing it with a bit of evaporated milk and vanilla extract, they had their own special version of ice …

Two South Colonie Students Medal at SkillsUSA

More than three dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students including students from South Colonie showed their in-depth knowledge of the skilled trades and earned medals at the regional SkillsUSA competition Wednesday in Schenectady. By doing so, all of the first-place winners and many of the other medal winners earned the right …

Forest Park 2nd Grade Animal Expo

Students in Mrs. Myers’ second grade class at Forest Park Elementary School became experts on a nonfiction topic. As part of the unit, students created dioramas featuring their animal in their natural habitat. Families and students visited the class Animal Expo and learned from the experts about the animals on display in the library. Forest …

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