Builders Club holds annual hat and
Donations of hats and mittens will be
collected in homeroom Monday, December 9 – Friday, December
13, and also accepted at Friday evening’s Student Council
First quarter high honor, honor and
merit roll students
Congratulations to our students who
achieved academic honors, by making the high honor, honor or
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.
A message to parents from principal Dr.
It’s hard to believe that already we are
at the Thanksgiving time of the year and the end of the
first marking period. The first quarter and the first
semester certainly seem to move along quite quickly!
Latest SJHS monthly newsletter
Download the November edition of the SJHS newsletter.
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.
Individual student state test scores are
Individual scores for the English and math
assessments in grades three through eight and the science
assessments in grades 4 and 8, all taken in the spring of 2013,
are now available on the Parent Portal.
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.
READ MORE [PDF]
Peer Mediation at SJHS
Kids helping kids! SJHS students will have
an opportunity to do just that through our Student Peer
Mediation Program. »