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NEW BRAND UNVEILED FOR CATHOLIC CENTRAL SCHOOL

After six months of research and poring over more than 700 survey responses, we have unveiled Catholic Central School's (CCS) new brand, including the new tagline and logos, to students, faculty and staff at a pep rally held at St. Ambrose School in Latham on Friday, June 10th.

The new consolidated school, a partnership between Catholic Central High School (CCHS) in Lansingburgh and St. Ambrose School, will provide a continuum of Catholic education from pre-K to 12th grade in one convenient, central, safe location.

“We’re thrilled to finally unveil CCS’ new brand,” said Giovanni Virgiglio, Ed.D, superintendent of schools, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. “Through extensive research with faculty, administrators, parents, students, alumni and members of our Futures Committee, we learned what was important to each of them about the new school and what they hoped it would become. Our new school logo, athletic logo and tagline (Academic Excellence. Rooted in Christ.) do a wonderful job meshing the identities of two schools, while making Catholic Central School stand out in today’s highly competitive education environment.”

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“We are so blessed to have so many stakeholders invested in the success of our transition to CCS,” added Lily Spera, principal, St. Ambrose School. “That investment was seen in our re-branding process from stakeholders providing feedback through surveys to our dedicated branding team working diligently to finalize our new brand. Our branding team, which consisted of representatives from various stakeholder groups, embarked on a lengthy process to ensure our brand will portray who CCS is. We are so proud to share the final product!”

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Against a backdrop of purple pom poms, beads and glow sticks — and cars proudly decorated by CCHS’ senior class — CCS students met their new classmates for the first time at the end-of-year pep rally. They then made their way to an outdoor tent where an upbeat video revealing the new tagline and logos was played. T-shirts emblazoned with the new logos were distributed. CCHS’ Crusader mascot distributed giveaways, played games, and danced with students to some of the hottest tunes.

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“I am beyond excited for our partnership with St. Ambrose School,” noted Austin Matteo, athletic director, CCHS. “Together we will be able to provide strong academics and competitive sports — rooted in our Catholic faith — to students of all ages on their educational journey.”

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TRANSPORTATION REQUEST IS DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 1

The New York State Education Department requires that parents submit a written request to their public school district for transportation to a non-public school by April 1, or when not residing in the district on April 1, within 30 days after establishing residency. This deadline helps school districts budget funds and make necessary arrangements to provide reasonable and economical transportation. If you require bus transportation to Catholic Central School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete and submit the appropriate forms for your district. Following are a list of districts and forms.

CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ALBANY COUNTY

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EAST GREENBUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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NORTH COLONIE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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SCHENECTADY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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SHENENDEHOWA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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SOUTH COLONIE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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TROY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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PARENT NIGHT RECAP

The Parent Night at St. Ambrose School was a tremendous success! Dozens of parents from St. Ambrose School and Catholic Central High School attended to learn about the latest plans for Catholic Central School, the future of Catholic education in the Capital Region.

Our evening began in St. Ambrose Church with welcoming remarks and a short video. Attendees had the chance to learn how their student will learn, grow, and thrive during the 2022-2023 school year. They viewed digital renderings of the reconfigured building and its hallways, discussed curriculum details with faculty, and spoke about academics, athletics, campus ministry, student organizations and registration for the upcoming year and beyond.

If you were unable to attend, we’re happy to share a link to the evening’s presentation in the church. [video]


PARENT NIGHT SET FOR FOR JANUARY 20th
Join us to learn about the latest plans for Catholic Central School, the future of Catholic education in the Capital Region.

Our evening will begin in the church with welcoming remarks, a short video, and results from our recent survey. You will then have the opportunity to learn how your student will learn, grow, and thrive during the 2022-2023 school year. You can view digital renderings of the reconfigured building and its hallways, discuss curriculum details with faculty, and speak about academics, athletics, campus ministry, student organizations and registration for the upcoming year and beyond.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable evening for all attendees, COVID protocols will be in place. Please plan to wear a face covering and social distance.

To register, please click here.

Schedule a tour on Saturday, January 22nd or 29th and see the expansive building and grounds!

Catholic Central School
347 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
518-785-6453

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