Participation requested in statewide ThoughtExchange on the reopening of schools

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.  The Governor will make a decision about summer school by the end of May. As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and …

Sand Creek’s Sebert selected to conduct field research in Alaska

Stacey Sebert, New York State Master Teacher and 7th and 8th grade Science teacher at Sand Creek Middle School was one of four teachers selected to conduct field research in Toolik Station located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The program will commence in summer 2020. The Arctic LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) site recruits middle and high school …

South Colonie kicks-off virtual spirit week for students

Starting Monday, March 30, South Colonie Central School District, is kicking-off a virtual spirit week for all students. Students, staff, and parents are encouraged to take photos each day that fit with the daily theme and email them to District Communication Specialist Kara Granato or Direct Message them to the District’s Facebook page. The virtual …

Sand Creek teachers now published authors in The Journal of Marine Education

Sand Creek teachers, Hope Bigwarfe and Stacey Sebert, authored an article published in the latest edition of The Journal of Marine Education, Current.  This is the official journal for the National Marine Educators Association.  The article, Polar-ICE Data Stories: Putting Real Data from Polar Regions into the Hands of Students, showcases Data Stories created by …

South Colonie kicks-off Kids Heart Challenge

On Friday, Jan. 31, students, faculty and staff at both Forest Park and Saddlewood Elementary schools participated in a school-wide program to kick off this year’s ‘Kids Heart Challenge’ in support of the American Heart Association. The South Colonie Central School District has participated in this program for years raising  $368,914 in total support for …

Brown Presents at 2018 NSTA Conference

James Brown, a 5-6 grade STEM teacher at Sand Creek Middle School, made several presentations at the 2018 NSTA National Convention. He also attended numerous professional development opportunities, viewed the latest science materials and programs in the exhibit hall, and listened to lectures from researchers in the field.  Brown’s presentations focused on Problem Based Learning, …

Sand Creek Kindness Rock Project

Students at Sand Creek Middle School have been participating in the Kindness Rock Project. For more information on the Kindness Rock Project please check out the following video http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/ A Facebook page called Sand Creek Rocks and a hashtag #sandcreekrocks were created to track the rocks as they travel the Earth. If you are interested in …

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