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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. »READ MORE

A message to parents from principal Dr. Russell Moore

The school 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. »READ MORE

Latest SJHS monthly newsletter

Stay informed! Download the April edition of the newsletter. »CLICK HERE

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. »READ MORE

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 prestigious awards. »READ MORE

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 at work. »READ MORE

2014 Shaker JHS PTA Apparel Fundraiser

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 merit rolls. » READ MORE

Builders Club food drive a huge success

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 MORE

Sign up for the Parent Portal to view 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.


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. »READ MORE

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. »READ MORE

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. »READ MORE

Shaker Junior High School addresses diversity

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. » READ MORE

SJHS yam capital of the tri-county area

SJHS contributes the largest number of yams on record to Equinox House. » LEARN MORE

District hosts social media workshop for parents

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.

» LEARN MORE (Courtesy WTEN)

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 P.A.C. meetings. » LEARN MORE

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 available

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

2013-14 SJHS Student Handbook

You can download the 2013-14 SJHS Student Handbook by clicking here [PDF].

NYS Assessment Results and Academic Intervention Services

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. » READ MORE

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 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

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. » WATCH VIDEO

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.


Peer Mediation at SJHS

Kids helping kids! SJHS students will have an opportunity to do just that through our Student Peer Mediation Program. » LEARN MORE


Dr. Russell Moore
475 Watervliet-
Shaker Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 785-1341
Fax: (518) 783-8877

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