Sand Creek’s Sebert participates in a field excursion with Terra Education

This summer, Stacey Sebert, New York State Master Teacher and seventh and eighth grade science teacher at Sand Creek Middle School, took part in a field excursion with Terra Education on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Sebert and other educators from across the country snorkeled in several reefs, estuaries, and explored a local cave.  …

Colonie Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame set to celebrate class of 2022 at fall induction ceremony

The Colonie Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee has announced the class of 2022. The list includes athletes, coaches, teams, and sports contributors who have made a significant impact on the Colonie Central High School Athletic program.  “The idea behind the Athletic Hall of fame is to honor past athletes and their accomplishments, …

Capital Region BOCES will hold proposition vote to sell two buildings on August 9

On Aug. 9, 2022, voters residing within Capital Region BOCES component districts and the City School District of Albany will have the opportunity to cast their vote on the sale of two buildings. BOCES programs located at the current Career and Technical School, Albany Campus and Maywood School are moving to new, state-of-the-art facilities constructed at 925 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Albany. To find …

Forest Park students have fun during ESY Program

Each summer, the South Colonie Central School district offers an Extended School Year (ESY) program at Forest Park Elementary School. The students who are recommended for this program are typically enrolled in the most supportive programs the school has to offer during the academic school year. The goal of this program is to ensure the …

CCHS launches ‘SMART’ program for incoming freshman; Students culminate orientation session with civic action event at Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park

Colonie Central High School (CCHS) recently announced ‘SMART’, a new program for incoming freshmen. Unlike the traditional freshman orientation, the ‘SMART’ program, which stands for Students Making A Responsible Tomorrow, is designed to not only prepare students for next steps in their educational journey but also to prioritize strategies that promote health and wellness, conflict …

Perry recognized as ‘Superintendent to Watch’ at NSPRA 2022 Conference in Chicago

Dr. David Perry, Superintendent for South Colonie Schools, was recognized over the weekend as a ‘Superintendent to Watch’ by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) at their annual conference in Chicago. Perry joins just 19 other superintendents nationwide who were selected for the honor in recognition of their innovative and effective use of technology …

USDA discontinues free school meals for all; Application for free or reduced-price meals now available for the 2022-23 school year

This information was emailed to South Colonie families on Wednesday, July 13 at 9:30 a.m.  Dear South Colonie families,  The federal waivers in response to the pandemic which allowed free school meals to be provided to all students will discontinue for the upcoming school year. Due to this change, families will need to complete and …

Board of Education elects President and Vice President for one-year term

On Thursday, July 7, the South Colonie Board of Education elected Brian Casey as President and Stephanie Cogan as Vice President of the Board of Education. These positions carry a one-year term. More about the South Colonie Board of Education can be found here. 

Lisha Kill’s newest mural was finished in June, and it’s a beauty!

Constructed by Art Teacher Christina Norris, ELA Teacher Jessica LaFex, and many students, this one is made entirely of recycled plastic bottle and container tops. The idea was born three years ago, and collection of the tops started in 2019. The plan was to build the mural in 2020, but COVID had other plans.   …

Lisha Kill’s Seventh Graders Recognized in End-of-Year Awards Ceremony

Lisha Kill’s seventh graders were recognized by the teachers and staff members who worked with them this year in an awards assembly at the end of June. Congratulations to all recipients for their hard work, perseverance, and determination! Turnaround award Never Gave up Award iReady Top-Out Award Above Average in Math Award 90+ Award Character …

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