South Colonie announces new cultural proficiency initiative

The South Colonie Central School District’s work around diversity and inclusion moves forward on multiple fronts with the expansion of committee work and the continued commitment to enhancing the overall school environment, addressing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the district.  “While South Colonie created its Diversity and Inclusion Committee back in 2018 in order to …

USDA extends free meals for kids through end of the school year

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. This unprecedented move is part of USDA’s unwavering commitment to ensuring all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation …

South Colonie Art Show goes virtual

School buildings may be closed but South Colonie students have been working hard to create beautiful art to share.   Please follow the links below to view works of art from our student artists grades K-12.  Elementary Saddlewood Roessleville Veeder  Shaker Road Forest Park Secondary Lisha Kill Sand Creek Colonie Central High School 1 Colonie …

NYS AHPERD Capital Zone recognizes physical education student leadership among South Colonie students

The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, an organization dedicated to promoting physical fitness recently recognized physical education student leadership among South Colonie students Students who were recognized displayed positive attitudes, behavior, and performance and have indicated to their teachers that they have high personal standards and care about others. …

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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