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Early budgeting for South Colonie

Board of Education to begin planning for the 2015-16 school year budget

The South Colonie School District looked to get an early start on budgeting for the 2015-16 school year, but the efforts were delayed.

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The key to teaching

Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio

With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.

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Year in Review: Saying goodbye

The coming of the new year is not without sadness

A look back at the year's events in the Town of Colonie.

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More than meets the eye

Author and anti-bullying activist speaks to South Colonie parents and teachers about life with autism

In his campaign to raise awareness, Jesse Saperstein is always sure to make one point clear – having autism is not a weakness.

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Colonie Central students join worldwide event

High school joins other schools in hour-long coding

From ages six to eighteen, computer coding has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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Thanking veterans

Latham Ridge first graders give thank you cards to vet

Latham Ridge Elementary School first graders took time out of their math lesson to honor combat veterans in the simplest way possible—with handmade thank you cards.

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Jerry’s Law is on the books

V’ville teen suicide victim's family hopes legislation will spare others from tragedy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Jerry’s Law” last month, which ended the three-year crusade of Mary Clark to get a state law passed to help other families avoid the same tragedy her family faced.

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Jump-starting heart health

Roessleville awarded for second place in Jump Rope for Heart

Roessleville Elementary School jumped its way into second place during the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event in New York State earlier this year.

North Colonie Board of Education honors student efforts

Accolades extended through all grade levels

At its Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, the North Colonie School District honored student achievements from the current and previous school years. Students from Blue Creek Elementary and Shaker High, as well as the high school’s athletic department were recognized.

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Calling for scholarships

South Colonie Dollars for Scholars works to raise money to help graduating students

The South Colonie chapter of Dollars for Scholars held its biannual phone-a-thon last month, raising around $3,000 to help graduating Colonie Central High School students with some of the financial hardships of college.

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Making food with a global flair

The International Center to host Polish and Italian cooking classes

What began as instruction in cooking fresh produce has evolved into culturally diverse lessons using the most universal teaching material — food.

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Student takes a stand against bullying

Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley wins anti-bullying competition

When Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley decided to take a stand against bullying after years of enduring it at school, his voice was head throughout the Capital District.

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North Colonie honors veterans

The Battle of the Bulge was remembered at this year’s Veterans Day Celebration

Students and teachers in the North Colonie school district invited community members to honor veterans for its thirteenth annual Veterans Day Celebration at Shaker High School on Wednesday, Nov. 5, where honored guests spoke of the Battle of the Bulge and eight veterans received the North Colonie Patriot Award.

District given food for thought

North Colonie board members get a taste of new meals being served in schools to fit federal regulations

During the North Colonie Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, Board members were treated by the school district’s food services department to a taste of the new school cuisine.

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Great gourds

Students and school faculty show off their pumpkin-carving creativity at Shaker High School

Pumpkin decorating got competitive as students and faculty of North Colonie schools got together recently to show off their artistic talents for the Art Department’s sixth annual Great Pumpkin Challenge at Shaker High School.

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