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Class of 2015 Graduation Pictures

The company hired to take photographs at graduation has created a page where students and their families may view the images, order prints, and download digital images at their convenience. To access the page, click here.
If you have any problem placing orders or downloading images, please email or call 1-800-869-0908.

Shaker Biology Club members adopt a Florida sea turtle nest to protect the endangered species

Shaker High School's Biology Club has adopted a sea turtle nest through "Turtle Trackers";  an organization that helps to protect endangered sea turtles in the state of Florida. The nest, which is due to hatch approximately July 20, is marked with a plaque denoting Shaker. »READ MORE

SHS students earn high accolades in High School Business Plan competition

Shaker High School sent six startup teams composed of Engineering Capstone and Business students to compete in the High School Business Plan Competition. The competition was sponsored by the Center for Economic Growth, and was held at Siena College. 18 teams from throughout the northeast presented innovative ideas and how they would develop a business to sell their product. »READ MORE

Building Council newsletter

The Building Council is a group of students, parents, faculty, and administrators who meet once a month. The purpose of this shared decision making group is to review and discuss themes, programs, and ideas as they pertain to the Shaker High School community. »READ THE 2015 NEWSLETTER

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Shaker High School student photographs Shaker Clock, partial proceeds to be donated to SHS World of Difference Club

SHS senior, Tim Behuniak, took pictures of The Shaker Clock, a multi-year project which was recently dedicated. Behuniak's photos of the clock are now for sale, the clock symbolizing the center of the Shaker High School community. Ten percent of any proceeds Behuniak receives will be donated to Shaker High School’s World of Difference Club. »READ MORE

Shaker junior develops writing club for Loudonville third graders

For seven weeks, 20 Loudonville third graders participated in an after-school writing club developed by Shaker High School junior, Will Hartl. As part of his coursework with English teacher Mrs. Matrose, Hartl researched and developed a series of lessons and activities designed to motivate and engage young writers. The end goal was for students to write their own original story. »READ MORE

2015-16 SHS parking permit application and procedures


Shaker Unified Basketball Team wins division championship game

The Shaker Unified Basketball Team completed its season May 30 at Skidmore College, by winning the division championship game. The Unified Basketball Team runs during the months of April and May. The goal is to give students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to play competitively on a school team. The team consists of both students with disabilities and without, grades 9-12. »READ MORE

Shaker High School Marching Band and Color Guard perform in Walt Disney World

During Memorial Day weekend, the Shaker High School Marching Band and Color Guard performed in the Walt Disney World EPCOT Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. 57 students participated in the event, continuing a tradition started in 1999. »READ MORE

Shaker High School announces 26 honor graduates

26 Shaker High School students will graduate as honor graduates when Shaker holds its commencement celebration on June 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the SEFCU Arena. In order to qualify as honor graduates, students must place in the top five percent of their class in grade point average. »READ MORE

SHS Business Club takes annual trip to NYC

44 Shaker High School Business Club students took their annual field trip to NYC on May 1, where they got to tour the Financial Museum on Wall Street and the Federal Reserve Bank. Each of the tours give students details on careers in business. »READ MORE

May Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Shaker High School students of the month for May! »CLICK HERE

Shaker's "Girls Take Charge" organization hosts 4th annual Women in Leadership event

An entirely student-founded and student-run program, "Girls Take Charge", held its 4th annual "Women in Leadership" event. The club's co-chairs, Anum Hussain and Amber McKay, put together a panel of community members to speak to the club on overcoming adversity that women and girls face while striving for leadership. »READ MORE

SHS senior recipient of "40 Under Forty Future Business Leaders" award

Shaker High School senior Sean Stiso, has been named one of The Albany Business Review's "40 Under Forty Future Business Leaders" award recipients for 2015. Stiso was nominated by Shaker High School business teacher, Mr. Richard Heim. »READ MORE

Shaker Clock Dedication Ceremony

A dedication ceremony was held May 18 after several years of work to bring the project to completion. 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. The Ashton Jojo Memorial Fund and the graduating classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013 were significant contributors towards the clock. In total, more than 150 people donated, in the name of their loved ones, former students, and colleagues. »READ MORE

Shaker Anti-Bullying Club teams up with SADD, Siena College, and Best Buddies

The Shaker High School Anti-Bullying Club (A-B-C), SADD Club, and Best Buddies representatives teamed up with the Siena Pals, the college’s anti-bullying club, to host a program for Blue Creek Elementary’s fourth grade students. The high school and college students led group activities to help students realize the impact bullying can have on individual students. »READ MORE

Shaker High School junior elected Key Club Governor of the New York District

During the 67th annual Leadership Training Conference for Key Clubs around the state, Shaker High School junior Hanna Nichols was elected Governor of the New York District. Nichols will now oversee 230 Key Clubs throughout New York. Key Clubs are the largest student led community service organizations in schools internationally. »READ MORE

Shaker Russian students compete in prestigious competition

The Russian Olympiad is conducted every year as a speaking contest to select and give recognition to students of Russian who demonstrate mastery of the subject appropriate for their level. This year, 17 students from Shaker High School competed against a field of more than 80 hand-picked students from various schools throughout the state. »READ MORE

300 families attend North Colonie's International Festival

More than 300 families attended North Colonie's International Festival, which provided students with an opportunity to experience culture from 33 different countries from around the world. Mrs. Lisa Morgan and Ms. Aimee Gauthier planned and organized the program. »READ MORE

Shaker Varsity Baseball raises $4,500 for American Cancer Society

The Tri-City ValleyCats’ Friday Night Series is an opportunity for local high schools to
showcase their talent and give back to the community. The ValleyCats opened their stadium on three consecutive Fridays this spring for local teams to host charity benefit games, with proceeds going to Coaches vs. Cancer (American Cancer Society). The Shaker Varsity Baseball team played on April 24, and with the help of parents and fans, raised $4,500! »READ MORE

Student artwork featured in FMCC annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibit

11 pieces of Shaker High School student artwork were selected to be a part of the Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibit at Fulton Montgomery Community College (FMCC). The student artwork was selected from a body of 40 pieces submitted by the North Colonie art staff. Overall, FMCC receives approximately 350 entries from 15 different high schools, and selects fewer than 100. »READ MORE

Sports Marketing field trip

Shaker High School's Sports and Entertainment Marketing classes took a field trip to MetLife Stadium, provided by members of the MetLife Branding team. The students learned about the financing for a professional sports stadium, various revenue streams within the stadium, and how other events, such as concerts, are attracted to maximize its use. The students will be using the information they learned as they design and build their own original "stadiums" as part of a semester long project. »READ MORE

New York State Police announce teen driving safety campaign, "No Empty Chair", press conference held at Shaker High School

Nearly every year, communities across New York State experience the tragic deaths of young high school students in traffic crashes just prior to graduation. On April 17, The New York State Police announced participation in a week-long, multi-agency, statewide traffic safety campaign aimed at minimizing crashes involving teen drivers, called “No Empty Chair”. »READ MORE

Student artwork selected for Annual 3-D Juried Art Exhibition

10 pieces of Shaker High School student artwork were selected to be a part of the Annual Juried Art Exhibition, "Art in Three Dimensions", sponsored by the Capital Area Art Supervisors and Mohonasen High School. This year, 15 school districts submitted 245 pieces and 83 pieces were selected overall. »READ MORE

SHS female computer science students team up with local girl scouts to host a programming workshop

It was a chance for more than a dozen fourth grade students to team up with Shaker High School juniors and seniors, and learn how to use programming software. It’s a skill that is proving to be essential for students aspiring to pursue careers in the field of computer science. »READ MORE

Five SHS students named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Out of 16,000 semifinalists, five Shaker High School seniors have met all requirements to qualify as 2015 National Merit Scholarship finalists. This honor places them in a group representing one half of one percent of U.S. high school graduating seniors. »READ MORE

SHS student conducts groundbreaking Alzheimer's disease research, wins Intel STS award

Alzheimer’s is a disease that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, but has no cure. Shaker High School senior, Muhammad Ali, is trying to change that. For three years he has conducted research focused on stopping the disease early on. »READ MORE

Members of Shaker Forum attend 10th annual STOP Conference

Eight members of Shaker Forum, an action and discussion group, joined other area high schools at Siena College’s 10th annual STOP Conference (Students Together Opposing Prejudice) on Jan. 9. Shaker Forum focuses on volunteerism, as well as ways to help the school community. The small club now has its sights set on making a big difference in the high school. »READ MORE

SHS senior has photo published in regional magazine, Adirondack Life

SHS Senior Tim Behuniak has won second place in Adirondack Life’s annual photography contest, a renown regional magazine. He says his love for the outdoors, coupled with his interest in photography, resulted in a childhood which his camera was a big part of. 10 percent of any proceeds Behuniak receives from the sale of his photography will be donated to Shaker High School’s World of Difference Club, a club that does extensive fundraising for U.S. troops overseas.  »READ MORE

2015-16 Program of Study

With the completion of mid-term exams, we must begin to plan for our students’ program of study for the 2015-16 school year through the course selection process. This is a very important process that requires considerable thought and investigation. We recommend that students make initial course selections by April 30. »READ MORE

Four Shaker High School science teachers named NYS Master Teachers by Governor Cuomo

Four Shaker High School science teachers have been selected as New York State Master Teachers, joining a cohort of a content-rich professional development program which has been in effect since the fall of 2013. These teachers join two other North Colonie teachers who earned this award last year, bringing the district’s total number to six. »READ MORE

Statewide graduation data shows overall increase

For Shaker High School, the data shows a graduation rate for 2014 of 93 percent, a one percentage point increase over 2013’s graduation rate of 92 percent. 58 percent of students earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, also a one percent increase from 2013. »READ MORE

Catwalk for a Cause raises $1,600 for Best Buddies

Congratulations to the Shaker Student Government for another successful "Catwalk for a Cause". The event was organized and headed by Stephanie Morgan and Maddie McElrath, raising more than $1,600 for Best Buddies. Local businesses donated clothing for the student models. »READ MORE & SEE A PHOTO GALLERY

Shaker High School students earn first place in nationwide engineering competition

Find a problem, develop a solution. That was the task given to Shaker High School seniors Brennan Jelstrom and Kevin Lindsay in their Engineering Capstone class. Over the course of a year, Jelstrom and Lindsay worked together on a project that has now landed them national accolades. »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

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

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

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.

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

Code of behavior for spectators during sporting events

As we enter the winter sports season, the Suburban Scholastic Council has put together a code of behavior for spectators. This code represents long standing practices and expectations held by member schools. Please take the time to review the attached code.»READ THE CODE

Student tardy policy at SHS

Beginning January 28, 2013, a change has been made regarding the consequences assigned to Shaker High School students who violate the tardy policy.  » READ MORE


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