Dear North Colonie Families,
We’ve had many challenges throughout the year, but with a strong community such as ours, we have managed to pull each other through. There is a lot to be proud of. We are not out of the woods yet with this pandemic, but hope is on the horizon and we have been inspired by the words and actions of our students, teachers, staff, and parents.
Thank you for your vote of confidence in our ability to lead our schools. The district’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year passed with a 74% approval rate. It was heartening to read the results to our community after all the ballots were tallied Tuesday night.
Voters also elected current board member Mary Nardolillo and newcomer Nicholas Comproski to serve five-year terms on the Board of Education starting July 1, 2021. Mrs. Nardolillo ran unopposed. Mr. Comproski, who will fill the open seat of W. Ronald Von Dell, had two opponents, Mary Alber and Fox Fox Rifenberg-Stempel. Read more details about the vote totals in a web post from election night.
Free College Credit for Juniors and Seniors
Attention rising juniors and seniors, enrollment is open for Hudson Valley’s College in the High School Program this summer. They are providing a special program this summer where all costs are covered, which includes books and materials. The courses are taught online by qualified Hudson Valley faculty members, and college credits are transferable. Check out the courses offered and required documentation to sign up.
The Exceptional Drive of Yadi Goes Further Than Behind the Wheel
Yadiris (Yadi) Rodriguez, a beloved driver for North Colonie School district for five years, has shown great care in providing safe transportation for our students. Since emigrating to the United States 10 years ago, her ambition and kindness has really taken her places. That is why it is no surprise that Mrs. Rodriguez is the recipient of a scholarship from the Capital Area Chapter of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation. She will attend the School Bus Driver Instructor course, as well as attendance to the annual NYAPT Summer Conference and a one year membership to the Capital Area Chapter meetings series. Read more about Yadi.
- 2021 NYS DAR District III scholarship award: Congratulations to SHS senior Anna Ryu for being named the recipient of the NYS DAR District III scholarship! Learn more.
- Thank you teachers video: Please take a moment to enjoy a teacher appreciation video put together by members of Key Club. We are so grateful for our wonderful teachers!
- Latham Ridge slide: Last year, the Latham Ridge playground slide was vandalized. Throughout the winter, Mrs. Bennett checked on the progress of the purchase and installation of the new slide. The new slide was installed on May 12 and Mrs. Bennett took the ceremonial first slide!
- This week, three additional student athletes signed commitment letters to attend and play sports this fall for the colleges of their choice. Joey Mirabile for St. Rose baseball; Riley Hegarty for Stony Brook lacrosse; and Jack Thayer for University of New Haven football. Read about all 12 graduating athletes who will play for D1 & D2 schools in 2021-22.
D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools