Colonie students participate in Academic WorldQuest Competition

Colonie Central High School students showcased their knowledge in global affairs at the Academic WorldQuest Competition, held at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday, March 1. This marks the second consecutive year that CCHS has participated in the competition, which tests players’ understanding of current international politics, geography, global economics, history and world cultures. Despite …

Colonie art showcased at local exhibition in honor of Youth Art Month

March 1 marked the commencement of Youth Art Month, an annual celebration aimed at highlighting the significance of art education for children and advocating for quality school art programs. This year’s theme, “Dream in Art,” has inspired young Colonie artists to explore their imagination and showcase their work at a local exhibition.  In a collaborative …

Veeder Odyssey of the Mind Teams excel in local contest, Earn invitations to state championships

Odyssey of the Mind, a globally recognized program, cultivates students’ innate creativity to tackle challenges and develop problem-solving skills. It emphasizes teamwork, time management, budgeting, and public speaking. This past weekend, two teams representing 13 students from Veeder Elementary showcased their talents at the Region 7 tournament hosted by Shenendehowa Central School District. Going head-to-head …

Empowering Education: Lisha Kill Staff Member Shines Light On Black History Month

Jackie McAlmont, a support staff member at Lisha Kill Middle School with two decades of service to the district, has once again undertaken her mission to make a difference, empowering students to learn and celebrate Black culture. For several years now, McAlmont has spearheaded a tradition of raising funds and collecting supplies for Hopetown Primary …

CCHS Yearbook Club to host ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ reception  in honor of the district’s 75th anniversary

Colonie Central High School’s Yearbook Club is excited to announce the upcoming “There’s No Place Like Home” reception in honor of the district’s 75th anniversary. This special event will coincide with the performances of “The Wizard of Oz” at the Mark Cornell Auditorium on Saturday, March 16. In support of CCHS Line ‘n Cue and …

Mauriello Family Legacy Interview: Community Connections Matter

Continuing in honor of South Colonie’s 75th Anniversary, the district has released the fifth installment of their legacy podcast series. In this episode, communications specialist, Lauren Pfaffenbach, sits down with a father- daughter duo from the Mauriello family. Frank Mauriello, class of 1975, shares his experiences growing up in Colonie and eventually raising a family …

Colonie Central High School’s Line ‘n Cue Presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Colonie Central High School’s Line ‘n Cue theater group is set to bring the magic of “The Wizard of Oz” to life on stage this March. The beloved classic by L. Frank Baum will be performed on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m., Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 16 at both …

South Colonie selects new name following 11 month process

In a move aimed at embracing values of strength and togetherness, the South Colonie School District has announced its decision to rebrand its identity, with the name ‘Wolf Pack’ emerging as the favored choice among stakeholders. The South Colonie board of education adopted the resolution during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The …

Roessleville Third Grade Teacher Honored at Albany Common Council’s Black History Month Celebration

Roessleville Elementary School third-grade teacher, Laura McCallum Prosper, received a well-deserved award at the recent Black History Month Celebration hosted by the Albany Common Council. Recognized for her outstanding contributions to the community as a dedicated educator within the South Colonie School District, Prosper’s recognition came as a culmination of nearly three decades of unwavering …

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