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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)

$700 donated to Regional Food Bank from first annual empty bowls fundraiser

The first annual "Empty Bowls Fundraiser" took place at Shaker High School on Wednesday, June 18. Students from Ceramics Club, students enrolled in Ceramics 2 and teachers John Doolittle, Paul Aubin, and Gen Chornyak all pitched in to throw 85 bowls for the project. All teachers from the art department also pitched in to make food to fill the bowls. »READ MORE

North Colonie thanks two long-time Board of Education members for their service

During the June 16 Board of Education meeting, two long-time members of the board were recognized for their service to the North Colonie Central School District. Mary Nardolillo and Mary-Ellen Raup, both who have served for a decade, will complete their terms on June 30, 2014. »READ MORE

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

2011 Shaker graduate drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays

Three years ago, Jeff Hoffman was leading the Shaker Varsity Boys Baseball team into the state championship game, and now a professional career is on the horizon. June 5, Hoffman was selected with the 9th overall pick  by the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the highest pick ever by a Shaker graduate and the second highest pick ever in Section II. Hoffman is slotted for a $2.9 million signing bonus. »READ MORE

Shaker Girls Lacrosse Team earns Section II, Class A title

Congratulations to the Shaker Girls Lacrosse Team, the 2014 Section II, Class A champions! In an unprecedented season, the team outscored its opponents 229 to 89 goals. The team's final record was 17-2. »READ MORE

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

North Colonie Music Department Performance Archive

The North Colonie Music Department has set up a webpage with recordings of every school concert from this past winter. Families can now hear the band, chorus or orchestra again, this time from home. Plus you can send the link to relatives who couldn't come to the concert. »CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE RECORDINGS

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The online calendar has been posted and can be viewed here.   


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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