Proudly Colonie: Celebrating 75 Years

collage of five photos showcasing Colonie over the years
Colonie through the years

South Colonie Central School District is excited to celebrate a significant milestone in its history as it commemorates 75 years of excellence during the upcoming 2023-24 school year. Since its inception, South Colonie Central School District has consistently provided an exceptional educational experience for students, empowering them to achieve their goals and make a positive impact on the world. This momentous occasion will be marked with a series of celebratory events, opportunities for community involvement, and a chance to share cherished memories. Read on to discover how you can be a part of this special year-long celebration.

A Legacy of Excellence

Founded in 1949, South Colonie Central School District has become a cornerstone of the community, nurturing generations of learners and leaders. Throughout its history, the district has remained committed to offering a comprehensive education that fosters academic achievement, personal growth, and the development of essential life skills.

Celebratory Events

The 75th anniversary of South Colonie will be a year-long celebration, packed with exciting events and activities for students, families, alumni, and community members to enjoy. The district has planned a diverse range of festivities that honor its rich heritage and demonstrate its continued dedication to educational excellence. Some highlights include:

Alumni Gatherings

Reconnect with former classmates and educators at special alumni reunions and networking events. These gatherings provide an excellent opportunity to reminisce, share success stories and continue to foster lifelong connections.

Community Engagement

South Colonie Schools recognizes the importance of community involvement in shaping the educational experience. Throughout the year, the district will organize initiatives that encourage community members to participate in various school events and volunteer opportunities.

Student Highlights

Showcase the talents and achievements of South Colonie’s current students through academic competitions, artistic performances, science fairs, and sporting events. These events will highlight the exceptional abilities of the district’s young learners and inspire the future generations of Colonie.

Supporting Future Generations

As South Colonie Central School District celebrates its 75th anniversary, it aims to foster a culture of giving back and supporting future generations of Colonie graduates. The district welcomes the involvement of community members and alumni who wish to contribute to its mission of providing outstanding educational opportunities. Here are a few ways you support the future of Colonie.

Scholarship Program

Contribute to the alumni scholarship fund through our partner South Colonie Dollars for Scholars which assists graduating seniors in pursuing higher education. Your generous donations can make a significant impact on the lives of deserving students, empowering them to achieve their academic and career goals.

Link to give: donate now

Mentorship and Career Guidance

Volunteer your time to mentor current students or share your experiences and insights to help them navigate their educational journey and prepare for the future. These opportunities are made available through the Colonie Central High School Career and Counseling Center. Contact Kristin Mesick at if you are interested in getting involved. 

Preserving Memories

South Colonie Schools recognizes the importance of preserving and sharing the cherished memories of alumni, educators, and community members. Throughout the 75th anniversary celebrations, the district will provide platforms and opportunities for individuals to share their stories, photographs, and memorabilia. By collecting and documenting these valuable memories, South Colonie Schools aims to create a lasting legacy that will inspire future generations.  Contact if you have a unique story or memory to share. 

Calling Area Businesses

Join South Colonie in Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary!

As a business that has contributed significantly to the growth and vibrancy of our beloved community over the years, your presence in our year-long celebration would add a special touch to the festivities. Whether you have been a pillar of the community for decades or are a more recent addition making an impact, we believe that your participation would be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the strength and diversity of our local business community.

The celebration promises to be filled with a wide array of exciting events, community gatherings, and activities that will draw attention to the rich history and promising future of South Colonie. By partnering with us, you’ll have the chance to reach a broad audience and demonstrate your commitment to our community.

To get involved and learn more about the partnership opportunities available, please contact us at

Colonie Restaurants – Celebrate with us Homecoming Weekend

In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we’re extending a special invitation to you for a collaboration that pays homage to history and celebrates community spirit. As South Colonie schools embark on an exciting new school year, we’re gearing up for an unforgettable Homecoming Weekend scheduled for October 5-8, 2023.

We kindly ask for your support as we reflect on our inaugural year as a district in 1949. We invite you to join us by offering a special discount to patrons during the homecoming weekend. The proceeds from this initiative will contribute to our 75th Anniversary Scholarship Fund, enriching the education of deserving students.

To confirm your participation and work out the details, kindly connect with Bryan Grimes by September 7.

Get Involved!

To learn more about the South Colonie Schools’ 75th-anniversary celebrations and how you can contribute, please contact Stay updated on all the upcoming events and initiatives by visiting the official South Colonie Schools website and following our social media channels.