Colonie Central High School Students Explore Renewable Energy with Solar Project Visit

On Thursday, April 11, students from Colonie Central High School’s Engineering Design and Development program and Principles of Engineering program took a field trip to the site of the Albany County Solar Project.  Led by representatives from area businesses involved in the solar array’s creation, Brad Richardson from Calibrant Energy and Steve Foley from Sunrise …

Reflecting Forward: Goldberg’s labs inspired Neugebauer’s career as a Research Technician

Lilly Neugebauer learned to value conservation and the natural world due to her high school living environment class. Her early exposure to this material encouraged her to wonder about bioethics and the responsible sourcing of scientific discoveries.  As a student, her interest in this field led to her involvement volunteering at the Albany Pine Bush, …

South Colonie names Behrle as Colonie Central High School Principal

On Tuesday, April 9, South Colonie Board of Education announced the appointment of William Behrle as the next Executive Principal for Colonie Central High School effective July 1, 2024. This decision coincides with the promotion of the current principal, Thomas Kachadurian, who will transition to the role of Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in July. Bringing …

District leaders present second draft of proposed 2024-25 budget; Board set to adopt April 24

The South Colonie Central School District continues with its fiscal planning as district leaders presented the second draft of the proposed 2024-25 budget to the Board of Education on Tuesday, April 9. South Colonie’s focus during the planning process has been to maintain programming at the current level and add programs that prioritize equitable academic …

Crafting Success: A 40-Year Woodworking Journey Inspired by Colonie’s Dynamic Duo

This week, we had the pleasure of talking with ‘88 Colonie graduate Dave Keating to discuss his remarkable 40-year journey from woodworking enthusiast to Cloud Solution Architect, all thanks to the guidance and mentorship of South Colonie educators Mr. Botta and Mr. Cavotta. Botta and Cavotta, longtime educators in the district, played pivotal roles in …

South Colonie’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

For the eleventh time, the South Colonie Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 25th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to …

Reflecting Forward: 2005 CCHS Alum Jared Shaker Takes Flight

Nearly two decades ago, class of 2005 graduate Jared Shaker conducted an interview in Mr. Kachadurian’s journalism class that paved the way for his future. His interview, with a commercial airline pilot, inspired Shaker to take flight into his own career, from a Marine Corps pilot, to an air controller, and ultimately, to his current …

Lisha Kill surpasses Play-Doh collection goal for Children’s Hospital

Lisha Kill Middle School recently announced it has succeeded its Play-Doh collection goal for Albany Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital this year. What started as a small initiative in 2019 has grown into a meaningful tradition, thanks to the dedication of students and their families. Back in 2019, sixth-grader Savannah Hulett spearheaded the collection drive as …

Forest Park celebrates successful Ramadan food drive

Forest Park Elementary School recently wrapped up its annual Ramadan Food Drive with an outpouring of generosity and support from students, staff, and families. The school, known for its commitment to fostering empathy and compassion among its students, launched the food drive weeks ago to coincide with the start of Ramadan. Spearheaded by librarian Colleen …

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