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Builder's Club Yam Drive a success

The SJHS Builder's Club concluded its annual Yam Drive to benefit the Equinox House with great success. The goal of collecting 400 yams was surpassed, with a final total of 625 cans! The yams were picked up by Equinox House representatives to add to the organization's Thanksgiving dinner, which will benefit hundreds of needy folks. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this community give-back!

Parking Lot Safety Reminders

All parents who drive their children to school need to be very careful every morning. Cars should stay out of the bus loop until after 7:30, and children shouold only be in the parking area at the crosswalk. Please always be alert for adults and children who are walking!

Superheroes soar at SJHS

As part of Shaker Junior High’s recent Spirit Week, a week full of events designed to promote tolerance and acceptance, students stood up to bullying by dressing up as superheroes and showing that no one is alone. »CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS

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

SJHS to stand up to bullying with Spirit Week

From October 27 to 31, Shaker junior High School students and staff will stand up to bullying by holding Spirit Week, a week full of events designed to promote tolerance and acceptance. »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

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

September edition of SJHS newsletter 'The Middle Years' now available

When's Back-to-School Night? What's the Behavior Incentive Program? How can parents get involved at the middle-school level? Click here to find out in the September edition of "The Middle Years." [PDF]

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

Superintendent D. Joseph Corr welcomes parents to the 2014-2015 school year

Click here to read a welcome letter from North Colonie Superintendent of Schools D. Joseph Corr to parents of Shaker Junior High School students [PDF].

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

Parking Lot Drop-Off Changes

If dropping off a child, please be aware of the new traffic pattern and marked lanes for doing so. The pattern has been altered because of safety concerns brought up in recent years by cars moving in different directions and interfering with the high degree of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. »READ MORE

Sample Student Schedule

Student schedules are divided into the four quarters of the school year. Most courses remain the same for the entire year, others are separated based on an A/B Day schedule or by blocks of time. These options can be seen on the following portion of a student’s schedule. »CLICK HERE

SJHS FAQ's for students

Shaker Junior High School has compiled a list of answers to common questions many students have about the school day, lockers, dismissal, and much more. »CLICK HERE

2014-15 Hall brochures and supply lists now available

Click here to download your Hall's brochure and supply list.

Adolescent information: Helping you help your child

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”. » LEARN MORE


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Latham, NY 12110
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