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.
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.
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.
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.
Construction project finished in time for the students’ return
Students of Siena College may only know their campus’s Grotto from the noise of construction early in the morning.
Residents voted 610-186 in favor of district’s $18.8M plan to renovate its school facilities
South Colonie residents voted on the school district’s $13.8 million capital project on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and the results were overwhelmingly in the project’s favor.
Board of education members discuss possible impact as housing developments near completion
At the North Colonie School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, board members considered routes to take as the possibility of higher enrollment arises with several housing developments finishing construction and beginning to sell to new residents.
Residents will have the chance to decide on the $13.8M funding for building improvements
South Colonie Central School District residents will vote Tuesday, Oct. 21, to decide if the school district will get the $13.8 million funding for its capital project; a five-year, two-phase building plan announced earlier this year.
School’s senior class cleans up Shaker Heritage Society
Christian Brothers Academy held its first official Senior Service Day at the nearby Shaker Heritage Society Wednesday, Oct. 15, giving the students a chance to delve into a piece of local history.
Colonie Central PTSA honors Bonnie Livingston’s cool-headed reaction to September collision
Bus driver Bonnie Livingston was just weeks into her new job when she found herself having to put her safety training to quick use.
Upgrades coincide with program’s 50th anniversary
After nearly four years of construction, Glenmont Job Corps celebrated the official opening of its new dormitory buildings just in time for the organization’s 50th anniversary.
New ramp installed at entrance
Colonie Central High School recently completed some renovations that make the building easier to access for students in wheelchairs, as well as some cosmetic updates to its front entrance.
Siena’s interim president is making himself at home on campus
When Father Kevin Mullen was named provincial minister of Holy Name Province in New York City this spring after serving as Siena’s president for seven years, the college found itself looking for someone to fill his shoes.
After a tough year of budgeting resulted in the loss of a well-liked physical education teacher and football coach, among other positions, the South Colonie Central School District’s growth and assessment rate increase came in lower than projected in the spring.
Numbers come in lower than projected
The North Colonie Board of Education approved a tax levy increase of 2.55 percent, which is down from the 3.63 percent the board estimated in April.