School Board Adopts 2019-20 Proposed District Budget, Public Hearing May 7

The South Colonie Board of Education on April 17 adopted a proposed $104.88 million District budget for the 2019-2020 school year. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m., in the Saddlewood Elementary School Cafetorium. Public voting on the budget will be held on Tuesday, May …

Forest Park STEM Challenge

Forest Park Elementary School continued its STEM challenge tradition this spring featuring Mrs. Geddes’ fourth graders and Miss Capobianco’s first graders. Together, students used jelly beans, marshmallows, and toothpicks to create standing structures. Forest Park STEM Challenge Photo Gallery

Shaker Road Technology Challenge

Shaker Road Elementary School third graders held their annual technology challenge in April with many families in attendance. Students were challenged to build a car that would safely and quickly carry a raw egg down an ramp into a barrier. This activity was completed at home and cars were test run at school a few weeks …

Veeder Kindergartners Clean Up for Earth Day

Mrs Backus’ Kindergarten class did their part to make Veeder Elementary School clean and green. Happy Earth Day, everyone! Veeder Earth Day Cleanup Photo Gallery

Middle School Students Video Conference With Antarctica Research Vessel

Students from Mrs. Bell’s (at Lisha Kill Middle School), Ms. Bigwarfe’s, and Ms. Sebert’s (both at Sand Creek Middle School) classes had the opportunity to video conference with the JOIDES Resolution, a research vessel taking core samples from the ocean floor in Iceberg Alley, Antarctica. Students were able to tour the ship, seeing the small …

Sand Creek KidWind Teams Win Again

It happened again!  At the General Electric KidWind Competition in April, the Sand Creek Middle School Winnders and the Sonic Spinners ‘blew away’ the competition. The Sonic Spinners (Jackson Bearup, Jack Cronin and Augustine Freeman) won $1,000 for their first place finish in the Middle School division.  The Sand Creek Winnders (Janelle Adkins, Dylan Morehouse, …

Sand Creek Teacher Presents at National Science Education Conference

James Brown, a 5th and 6th grade STEM teacher at Sand Creek Middle School, made several presentations at the 67 Annual National Conference on Science Education held in St. Louis.  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 …

Roessleville Kindergarten Earth Day Cleanup

Mrs. Rickert’s Kindergarten class at Roessleville Elementary School has been reading books about Earth Day (April 23) and discussing ways they can help the Earth. Here is one way they could make a difference … students picked up trash around the Roessleville playground. Great job, Kindergarteners!  Roessleville Kindergarten Earth Day Cleanup Photo Gallery

Sand Creek Rocket Research

Students in Ms. Sebert’s 7th grade physical science classes at Sand Creek Middle School are studying forces and motion. During this unit, students worked in groups, building a straw rocket. Their ultimate goal was to get their rocket to travel the farthest distance. Distance and time were measured each test and the speed was calculated …

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