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North Colonie Ranked No. 4 out of 83 Albany-area schools

The North Colonie Central School District has been ranked No. 4 in student performance in the Albany area in a report recently released by Business First. In total, 83 districts from throughout Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties were included in the rankings. »READ MORE

Community invited to Oct. 23 event to support social, emotional wellbeing of students

Ever feel like you don’t understand your teenager? Wondering why your child is feeling anxious or depressed? Looking for parenting help but don’t know what resources are out there? Join us on Thursday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., in the Shaker High School Auditorium, 445 Watervliet-Shaker Road, for “Supporting Social and Emotional Wellbeing,” an event designed to help parents and community members navigate the difficulties that face our students today. »READ MORE

Seventh Graders learn hands-on at Camp Chingachgook

On October 3, the seventh grade teachers in Houston Hall at Shaker Junior High School moved their classes outside for a day of exploration, inquiry, and hands-on learning. To do this, students and teachers went to YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George, where students were able to learn in ways that would not be possible within the confines of a traditional classroom. »READ MORE

Fall 2014 Senior Workshop presentation now available

The Shaker High School Guidance Department conducted workshops September 16 through September 18 for all students in the senior class regarding the post high school planning process, including critical information about college application submissions. This same presentation with audio is available for all parents of seniors as well as other members of the school community that are interested in learning about this important process. Click here to view the video.

Shaker Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held Oct. 18

Shaker High School, in conjunction with Shaker High School Booster Club, is conducting a Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and luncheon for its newest members on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Century House, Route 9, Latham at noon. The cost of the luncheon is $27 per person. Click here to download a registration form [PDF]. Space is limited. Checks are to be made out to the Shaker High School Booster Club.

UPDATED: Confirmed case of Enterovirus in North Colonie School District

Subsequent to contact with the Epidemiology Program of the Albany County Department of Health, the North Colonie Central School District would like to clarify a notification concerning Enterovirus that went to district residents on Monday, Sept. 22.  The school district does not have a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). While a student did test positive for Enterovirus, positive identification of the EV-D68 strain has not been made. »READ MORE

A letter from Superintendent D. Joseph Corr regarding student safety

As there have been reports of strangers approaching children in the areas of Blue Creek and Forts Ferry elementary schools, I am encouraging all parents throughout the district to remind their children to be safe and vigilant as they walk to and from school, bus stops and their homes. »READ MORE

Ride for Missing Children stops at Forts Ferry 

The 7th Annual Ride for Missing Children in the Greater Capital District stopped at Forts Ferry Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 19. »READ MORE

Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of Enterovirus D68

As you may be aware from recent media coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) affecting children and others over the last few weeks. The North Colonie Central School District is providing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of the illness. »READ MORE

Shaker High student selected for All-National Chorus

Senior Kyle Seniw's love for music and his hard work in many of North Colonie’s choral groups have earned him a place in the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Chorus. The chorus, along with the other all-national ensembles, will perform at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. »READ MORE

North Colonie students’ artwork on exhibit

The artwork of many North Colonie Central School District students will be on display at the William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library through the end of September. »READ MORE

Eleven Shaker High School students recognized as all-state musicians

Congratulations to eleven Shaker High School students who have been recognized as New York State School Music Association All-State musicians! »READ MORE

Back to school pictures

The 2014-15 school year started on Thursday, Sept. 4, and we captured the excitement of the first day of school in a photo gallery.  »CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PICTURES

New students, families enjoy Newcomers' Picnic

New students and their families got acquainted with the district and had some fun at this year’s Newcomers’ Picnic, held on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Shaker High School. »READ MORE

Shaker graduates six from summer school program

On Wednesday, August 27, six seniors in Shaker High School's summer school program officially graduated. »READ MORE

North Colonie sets its 2014-15 tax rate, rate is lower than anticipated during budget deliberations 

At its meeting on August 25, 2014, the North Colonie Board of Education adopted the school tax rate for 2014-15. Using the final assessment figures provided by the Town of Colonie and the tax levy cap set by the State, this year's tax rate is $24.728 per $1,000 of assessed value. This represents an increase of 2.55 percent. During the district’s budget deliberations, a tax rate increase of 3.629 percent was calculated. »READ MORE

North Colonie grad earns Emmy for work on Oscars

Gloria Lamb, a class of 1999 Shaker High School graduate, has earned an Emmy Award for her work as art director of the 2013 Academy Awards Ceremony, commonly known as the Oscars. »READ MORE

Parental requests of APPR scores

All parents/guardians will have the right to obtain Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child’s current year’s teacher(s) and principal(s) once the scores are officially available and in accordance with state law. North Colonie plans to provide parents with the scores beginning on October 17, the date by which the final scores are due to New York State. »READ MORE

Grades 3-8 New York State test scores released

The New York State Department of Education released district and school results for the English, Language, Arts and Math assessments that students in Grades 3-8 took in the spring of 2014. Included in this article is a comparison of proficiency levels for North Colonie and New York State. »READ MORE

North Colonie wins state grant to review assessments

North Colonie is part of a consortium of 12 school districts led by Capital Region BOCES that has won $399,946 to review and improve student assessment practices. The "Teaching is the Core" grant from the New York State Education Department will fund activities from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. »READ MORE

What Makes North Colonie a Great School District?

That question was recently asked of North Colonie students, teachers, and administrators, district-wide. Their answers were then compiled into a video, courtesy of Capital Region BOCES. »CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

500 students graduate from Shaker High School's Class of 2014

Congratulations to the Shaker High School Class of 2014! During the 56th Commencement Ceremony, 500 students graduated on Saturday, June 28, at the University of Albany's SEFCU Arena. Of those 500 students, 96 percent graduated with a Regents Diploma. In addition, of those 500 students, 60 percent graduated with an Advanced Regents Diploma. The district is very proud of this milestone in these students’ lives, and wishes them great success in their future endeavors! »CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO SLIDESHOW OF GRADUATION PHOTOS

North Colonie ranked as one of the top area school districts

North Colonie is proud to announce the district is ranked as one of the top area schools, according to the 2014 Albany Business Review's Annual Schools Report. The district is ranked #4 out of 85 districts, and Shaker High School is ranked #3 out of 82 high schools. »READ MORE (Courtesy Albany Business Review)

The Shaker Clock project is completed, a symbol of the school community

The recent installation of the Shaker clock represents a project that originated in the school community in 2008. At the time, the school had just celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of that celebration, social studies teacher, Mr. Daniel Weaver, suggested raising money for the clock. The Shaker High School World of Difference Club partnered with Student Government in reaching out to all members of the North Colonie community as part of this worthwhile endeavor. »READ MORE

2014 Shaker HS Alumni Hall of Fame inductees announced

Congratulations to Dr. R. Maxwell Alley, Lt. Col. Steve LeBlanc, and Lt. Michael Woods, the 2014 Shaker High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. A record number of nominations were received this year, and each candidate had to receive eight of 13 votes from the Alumni Hall of Fame committee in order to be chosen. A ceremony will be held at a Board of Education meeting this fall to honor the inductees. »READ THEIR BIOGRAPHIES

North Colonie Central Schools named a 2014 Top Workplace, Superintendent Corr named a top leader

The district has been named a 2014 Times Union Top Workplace for large employers, an award based solely on employee feedback. In addition, Superintendent Joseph Corr has been awarded the “Top Workplace Leadership Award for Large Employers." »READ MORE

North Colonie Music Department receives national honor

For the fourth year in a row, North Colonie has been designated as one of the 2014 Best Communities for Music Education, a national honor. Winning districts set the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education. »READ MORE


Mr. D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools
91 Fiddlers Lane
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 785-8591
Fax: (518) 785-5504

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