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 …

Lisha Kill Student Named 2024 Winning Kid by Epilepsy Foundation

Lisha Kill Middle School announced today, 6th grade student Khrystian Benoit, has been selected as one of the 2024 Winning Kids by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. This recognition is awarded to children who demonstrate exceptional courage, bravery and a positive attitude while dealing with epilepsy. Each year, the Epilepsy Foundation carefully chooses …

Black History and the Arts: Celebrating Visual Excellence

As February unfolds, our school district highlights the importance of Black History Month under the theme “African Americans and the Arts.” To mark this celebration, the district welcomed three distinguished artists to the middle schools, each showcasing their unique talents and perspectives.  “Our goal with this event was to provide students with the opportunity to …

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, …

Lisha Kill Middle School holds ninth annual Turkey Trot

On Friday, Nov. 17 Lisha Kill Middle School held its annual turkey trot race. Celebrating its ninth consecutive year, the turkey trot marks a cherished tradition that energizes students and encourages outdoor activity during the festive holiday season.   The school organizes distinct races for fifth and sixth graders, seventh and eighth graders, and adults, …

South Colonie announces free meals for all students effective Dec. 1 

Beginning, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, all students at South Colonie Central School District will enjoy the benefit of receiving free complete breakfast and lunch meals at school.  This development, made possible through the expansion of the federal Community Eligibility Provision, aims to ensure that every student has access to nutritious meals without any cost to …

Lisha Kill’s Baristas on Wheels: Fueling Education

This year, Lisha Kill’s Sarah Norton, has implemented a brand new initiative for her 5-6 life skills class. Looking to do something different at Lisha Kill, Norton conceptualized the idea of a student run coffee shop, on wheels. This decision was made by her drive to introduce her students to the life skills training courses …

Celebrating Lisha Kill 8th Graders Moving to High School

  Lisha Kill Middle School students, faculty, and families came together to celebrate the eighth-grade students who will be entering the high school in September.  “It has been my tremendous honor to work with these students this year. In my many years of working with cohorts of students, I cannot tell you how often our …

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