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November Students of the Month

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

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

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

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

Interim Progress Reports will be posted on Parent Portal, mailed home only by request

The September newsletter incorrectly noted that Interim Progress Reports would be mailed home at the beginning of the school year. Please note that this year all Interim Progress Reports will be posted on the Parent Portal. Any parents who wish to have a copy mailed home should contact the Principal’s Office at 785-5511 Extension 3358, or email Carol Stearns at

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.

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

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

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

September edition of guidance newsletter now available

For information about college workshops, the college application process, fall SAT and ACT information, and more, click here to read the September edition of the Shaker High School Guidance Department Newsletter [PDF].

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

Shaker High School 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

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

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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

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


Mr. Richard Murphy
445 Watervliet-
Shaker Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 785-5511
(518) 783-5905

Mr. Jan Zadoorian
Taft Hall Principal

Mr. Brian Spofford
LaFollette Hall Principal

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