Foreign Language Department hosts
International Potluck Dinner
Ahe Foreign Language Department at Shaker
Junior High hosted its 4th annual International Potluck Dinner
on April 7. Over 240 students and their families came together
as one community to enjoy a variety of foods from 24 different
nations and cultures.
A message to parents from principal Dr.
year is now three-quarters completed, yet a very crucial
portion of the school year still remains. The 3rd
quarter ended on Tuesday, April 8 and report cards were
mailed on Friday, April 11. Planning is also underway
for special end-of-year activities.
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SHS "Girls in Charge" Program hosts
"Women in Leadership" event for SJHS girls
An entirely student-founded and student-run
program, "Girls Take Charge", held a "Women in Leadership" event
for junior high and high school girls. The club's
co-chairs put together a panel of community members to speak to
the club on overcoming adversity that women and girls face while
striving for leadership.
SHS & JHS students earn top spots at
Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair
Students entered the Greater Capital
Region Science and Engineering Fair, held at RPI on
Saturday, March 22, with many receiving scholarships and
SJHS & SHS students prepare extensive
research for podcasting trip to Hyde Park
On March 20, student members of
the National Park Service Adopt-a-School Club traveled to
the Wallace Center at the Roosevelt National Historic Site
to present their research on human and civil rights issues.
Since December, these dedicated researchers have been hard
2014 Shaker JHS PTA Apparel
Orders are due by March 28 and order
forms should be given to homeroom teachers.
Click here for the form.
Second quarter high honor, honor and
merit roll students
Congratulations to our students who
achieved academic honors, by making the high honor, honor or
Builders Club food drive a huge
This time of year area food banks see
their food supplies drop significantly, so the initiative by
the Builders Club was well timed. More than 900
non-perishable food items were collected and donated to area
food banks. »READ
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upcoming interim reports
On Thursday, March 13, the third quarter
interim progress reports will be posted and available on the
Parent Portal. We will not mail hard copies to parents who
have a Portal account; these parents will need to view the
reports via the Portal. Interim progress reports are issued
halfway through each quarter.
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Free sports physicals rescheduled
The free sports physicals have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 at
Latham Pediatrics, 711 Troy-Schenectady Road.
SJHS holds Geographic Bee, winner will
represent the school at the state level
Eight SJHS students competed for the
opportunity to represent the school at the New York State
Geographic Bee, by showcasing their knowledge
during the school's building-level bee.
SJHS & SHS students travel to Hyde Park
to meet with high-ranking dignitary from Ghana
The invitation alone was an exclusive
one, stemming from the school district’s relationship with
the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site. Their visit
coincided with the 65th anniversary of the passage of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Builders Club receives dozens of hat and
mitten donations for families in need
Donations will be given to district
families as well as the Albany City Mission.
Shaker Junior High School addresses
Over the past couple of weeks, SJHS
students and staff have been learning about the importance
of "always acting with respect" through a number of
presentations and activities.
SJHS yam capital of the tri-county area
SJHS contributes the largest number of
yams on record to Equinox House.
District hosts social media workshop for
For parents, staying ahead of their kids
when it comes to social media sites is becoming harder and
harder, so North Colonie took time to educate parents.
Photo gallery: SJHS welcomes nationally renowned
speaker and educator for upcoming parenting program
On October 30, Shaker Junior High School
welcomed Rich Johns, a nationally renowned speaker and
educator who works diligently to spread his messages of 'Act
With Respect Always and Pay it Forward'
ENTER PHOTO GALLERY
Parent involvement needed
We are searching for two parents from
our school who will attend Budget Committee meetings for the
upcoming school year. If possible, it would work well to
send at least one parent from the P.T.A. who would attend
2013-14 SJHS yearbook update
Orders for the 2013/2014 Shaker Junior
High Yearbook will start to be taken the week of September
30. The cost of the full color, hardcover book is $25.00. Be
on the lookout for more information and an order form being
sent home with students in the near future.
2013-14 Hall brochures and supply lists now
Click here to download your Hall's brochure and supply list.
2013-14 SJHS Student Handbook
You can download the 2013-14 SJHS Student
by clicking here [PDF].
NYS Assessment Results and Academic
We have just received the results from this
spring’s NYS assessments in ELA and mathematics. As has been
publicized clearly for some time now, the percentage of students
who earned a “Proficient” rating dropped dramatically from
previous years. »
SJHS Vision announced
The initiative to craft a vision for Shaker
Junior High School was addressed by the Building Council, which consists of five teachers, three parents and two
administrators. Feedback was also provided by other faculty and
parents via an online feedback form. »
READ THE SJHS VISION
Adolescent information: Helping you help
As you are probably aware, in our
community as well as in society in general, there has been
an increase in adolescent use of social media to communicate
inappropriate messages. We have provided information we
believe you will find informative and useful on adolescent
anxiety, self-injury, twitter, definitions of other social
media and a parent social media survival “cheat sheet”.
Principals of Education: Dr.
Russell Moore, Shaker Junior High School
This week, we profile SJHS Principal, Dr.
Russ Moore. He discusses where is passion for education comes
from, the implementation of APPR and its effects on teachers and
why the junior high school is a model for success when it comes
to bullying awareness. »
Student Anxiety Management plan
When students are facing periods of
intense anxiety which is limiting their ability to attend
classes and/or school, the following plan should be implemented
as early as possible.
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Peer Mediation at SJHS
Kids helping kids! SJHS students will have
an opportunity to do just that through our Student Peer
Mediation Program. »