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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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Siena dedicates its new Grotto

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.

South Colonie voters OK capital project

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.

North Colonie may see enrollment boom

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.

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Vote set for South Colonie capital project

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.

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CBA holds service day

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.

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South Colonie bus driver a class act

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.

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