Lisha Kill Middle School activates HOPE with Sweethearts & Heroes presentation

An amazing duo of superheroes without capes visited Lisha Kill Middle School this week to show students and educators how they can spread HOPE (Hold On, Possibilities Exist) in their classrooms—and beyond. Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh, of Sweethearts & Heroes, a student empowerment and empathy activation team that aims to prevent bullying and suicide, …

Garnet and Gold: iCare annual chili cook-off raises $3,750; Proceeds to benefit ALICE Project and Things of My Very Own

Colonie Central High School (CCHS)  iCare program hosted its 10th annual Chili Cook-off event on Friday, Jan. 26, raising $3,750 for current iCare partners: The United For ALICE Project and Things of My Very Own. The ALICE Project, a nationwide initiative, focuses on aiding families who earn just above the Federal Poverty Level, while Things …

Sand Creek’s Character Recognition Celebration

Sand Creek Middle School’s character recognition program, initiated in 2022, has become a cornerstone of fostering positive character traits within the student body. Aligned with the school’s social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, Second Step– the school hosts monthly celebrations highlighting various traits such as bravery, kindness, gratitude, integrity, empathy, perseverance, poise, humility and teamwork. …

South Colonie set to Host Capital Region Kidwind Challenge in March

This challenge invites students from around the region to build, showcase and test turbines as well as to make a presentation to judges.  Each turbine will be tested twice with the highest score being accepted. The South Colonie Central School District will host this year’s regional Kidwind Challenge, the industry-leading renewable energy design and construction …

UPK program delivers promise for tomorrow’s students; Registration now open for 2024-25 school year

The South Colonie Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program continues to deliver quality educational resources as students enter a school environment for the first time. The district coordinates programs and services to enable students and their families to make the first-time school experience seamless. The program, which has been offered by the district for several decades creates …

CCHS Senior Begins Healthcare Career Journey Following Dedicated Care for Ailing Father

A senior at Colonie Central High School is forging a path in the healthcare field after playing a crucial role in caring for her father during his battle with a life-threatening illness. Abigail Conaway, found her calling in nursing while assisting her father, Michael, who was diagnosed with ALS. Her responsibilities included repositioning him to …

Lisha Kill Middle School activates HOPE with Sweethearts & Heroes presentation

An amazing duo of superheroes without capes will be at Lisha Kill Middle School to show students and educators how they can spread HOPE (Hold On, Possibilities Exist) in their classrooms—and beyond. Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh, of Sweethearts & Heroes, a student empowerment and empathy activation team that aims to prevent bullying and suicide, …

South Colonie Musicians perform at Suburban Council Music Festival

Twenty-five South Colonie music students performed at the Suburban Council Music Festival held at Columbia High School on January 12 and 13. The South Colonie music program is honored to have so many students participating in this year’s music festival! Over 300 students, grades 6-12, from Albany, Averill Park, Ballston Spa, Bethlehem, East Greenbush, Guilderland, …

Board adopts 2024-25 school calendar

On Tuesday, Jan. 16 the South Colonie Board of Education approved the 2024-25 school calendar.  View a copy of attendance calendar here.  

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