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Learning to keep kids safe on social media

In conjunction with the Colonie Police Department, Shaker Junior High School Counselor Stacey Angell and Shaker High School Counselor Robyn Hayes presented two evening programs in November for parents to learn how to keep their children safe while using social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, and Kik. »READ MORE

Students' artwork graces gallery at the New York State School Boards Association

Annually the North Colonie Art Department displays a collection of student work in the Dodge Gallery of the New York State School Boards Association for a couple of months each fall. »READ MORE

Local veterans honored at North Colonie's Annual Veterans Day Celebration

North Colonie Central Schools recently held its Annual Veterans Day Celebration and honored eight ocal veterans with the North Colonie Patriot Award.»READ MORE

Two Shaker students named Commended Scholars

Amber McKay and Christopher McLean have been named Commended Scholars in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program.»READ MORE

Voters approve $2 billion ‘Smart Schools’ bond

New York voters have approved a $2 billion bond referendum that will provide each school district with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements that could also include classroom space for prekindergarten programs. »READ MORE

Dedication of Ashton Jojo Memorial Sidewalk has been postponed

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the dedication of the Ashton Jojo Memorial Sidewalk at Southgate Elementary has been postponed. The dedication will be rescheduled for sometime in the spring. Please check the website for updated information.

The Great Pumpkin Challenge visits Shaker High School

For the sixth year in a row, decorated and intricately carved pumpkins adorned the entrance to Shaker High School, all part of the Great Pumpkin Challenge organized by Department Supervisor Anne Manzella. »READ MORE

Nov. 13 Music Faculty Recital to benefit Shaker grads

The Music Faculty Recital is Thursday, Nov.13, 7 p.m. in the Shaker JHS auditorium.
Come hear North Colonie music teachers perform lots of great music – from classical to pop to jazz! The recital is sponsored by the North Colonie Friends of Music. Donations of $4 for adults, $2 for students or senior citizens, or $6 for a family will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the Linda Wagner and John Malthouse Awards for graduating SHS seniors.

Chamber Strings group helps Spanish Club celebrate Day of the Dead

Students of the Spanish club had a special treat at their meeting held on Thursday, Oct. 23, as the Chamber Strings group performed a "Día de los muertos" song. »READ MORE

Shaker High students, educators featured in State Education 'Multiple Pathways' video

The State Board of Regents recently approved multiple pathways to high school graduation, in the arts, humanities, CTE and STEM fields, and Shaker High School students and educators helped make the case to do so! »READ MORE

Ten alumni inducted into the Shaker High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the all Sports Booster Club welcomed ten Shaker High School alumni into the Shaker High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame. »READ MORE

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

Students spend a 'Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary'

Last week, students elementary school students in the Gifted and Talented Program spent a “Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary,” taking samples of the water and soil at the Mayor James Cavanaugh Hudson Shores Park in Watervliet. »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.

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

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

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


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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