SHS students collect hundreds of books
School's World of Difference Club took part in a special project for our men and
women who serve in the military, called "Books for Troops".
This year, 450 books were collected.
SJHS Builders Club receives dozens of hat and
mitten donations for families in need
Donations will be given to district
families as well as the Albany City Mission.
SHS Student Government raises $2,000 for
St. Peter's Hospital's ALS Regional Center
Friday, Dec. 11, the Student Government
put on a benefit fashion show called “Catwalk for a Cause”. »READ
North Colonie Police Department
investigates possible luring of a child
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: This alleged incident
did not happen within our district lines, rather in the
South Colonie school district lines. However, it is
imperative that families remain extra vigilant as the police
department continues its investigation.»CLICK
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North Colonie Music Department receives
prestigious NYSSMA award
North Colonie is the recipient of the
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 2013
Presidential Citation, the only school district statewide to
receive the honor this year. The award is presented to
select New York State school districts for their dedication
and commitment to a quality music education.»READ
Two SHS students win 3rd place in
national engineering competition
Frank Hughes and Brintnal Hodson were
chosen to represent Shaker High School in the
Inter-Service/Industry Training, Simulation and Education
Conference (I/ITSEC) held Dec. 2-5 in Orlando, Florida. »READ
SHS Robotics Team wins its 4th NASA
The Shaker HS Robotics Teams is a $5,000
winner of a NASA FIRST Robotics Competition grant. This is
the fourth time the team has been a recipient. »READ
Shaker HS students raise more than $500
for Syrian refugees through a benefit concert
Three 10th grade English students took a
unique approach to a human rights project by bringing
awareness to the crisis in Syria.
Deadline to re-register for Basic STAR
exemption is Dec. 31
According to the state, in the Albany
area, 20 percent of current homeowners still need to
re-register. New legislation requires all homeowners
currently receiving a Basic STAR exemption to re-register with the New
York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption
in 2014 and subsequent years.»
READ MORE AND REGISTER
Winter Parenting Programs
North Colonie recognizes that parents
are an extremely important partner in their child’s success,
not only academically, but socially as well. The district will once again be offering a series of Parent
Programs designed to get at the real issues facing students
and parents in an ever-changing world.
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Hundreds of SHS students participate in
Remembrance Day by wearing "Shen green"
More than 700 Shaker High School
students bought and wore a long-sleeve Shen green shirt to
show solidarity with Shenendehowa. »
North Colonie faculty and staff support
Several members of the North Colonie
team sported a little more “hair” on their faces during the
month of November, raising a total of $625 for prostate
cancer awareness and research.
Shaker Junior High School addresses
Over the past couple of weeks, SJHS
students and staff have been learning about the importance
of "always acting with respect" through a number of
presentations and activities.
A number of North Colonie students to
participate in Suburban Council Music Festival
The Suburban Council Music Festival will
include 39 North Colonie students this year, one of the
highest in the Suburban Council. These students will perform
on January 25th at Columbia High School.
SHS students perform with NYSSMA Area
24 students performed with the NYSSMA
Area All-State Music Festival November 22-23. Students
were chosen from a 50-mile radius to perform in the Area
All-State Band, Chorus and Orchestra.
SJHS yam capital of the tri-county area
SJHS contributes the largest number of
yams on record to Equinox House.
How we communicate weather-related
With winter weather coming right around the
corner, we thought it would be a good time to explain how North
Colonie communicate weather-related announcements, be it closings,
delays or early dismissals.
District hosts social media workshop for
For parents, staying ahead of their kids
when it comes to social media sites is becoming harder and
harder, so North Colonie took time to educate parents.
SHS teacher receives annual Gavel Award
On November 14, Shaker High School
Business Law teacher Chad Finck was awarded the Seventh
Annual Gavel Award from Colonie Town Justice and Court
Administrator, Peter G. Crummey.
Passion makes teacher life of the
John Slyer, a science teacher at Shaker
Junior High School, wants his students, young people — and
you — to know: Science can make your life better.
(Courtesy Times Union)
5th Annual Great Pumpkin
Challenge raises over $200 dollars in donations
The donations were given to the Ronald
READ MORE AND FIND OUT THIS YEAR'S WINNER
SHS students combat bullying with
A small group of students at Shaker High
School known as the Antibullying Committee are working
together to make a big difference when it comes to ending
Photo gallery: SJHS welcomes nationally renowned
speaker and educator for upcoming parenting program
On October 30, Shaker Junior High School
welcomed Rich Johns, a nationally renowned speaker and
educator who works diligently to spread his messages of 'Act
With Respect Always and Pay it Forward'
ENTER PHOTO GALLERY
Update on 2013-14 district calendar
The online calendar has been posted and
can be viewed here. The print calendar that gets mailed
home will arrive in mailboxes in mid-August.
Calendar Note: School will be
closed on January 2 and 3 of 2014. This information was
inadvertently left off of the printed 2013-14 calendar.