SJHS Drama Club presents 'Caught in
the Act' Nov. 7-9
This year the SJHS Drama Club is
performing "Caught In The Act" a comedy by Pat Cook. The
show portrays a rag-tag community theater group as they
gossip, argue, procrastinate, and sometimes even
rehearse. Join us for a night of fun on November 7 or 8
at 7:30 p.m., or November 9 at 2 p.m. for our matinee.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in the
cafeteria during lunch periods, in the library anytime,
or at the door before shows.
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"
SJHS to stand up to bullying with
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.
Seventh Graders learn hands-on at
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.
A reminder of the traffic patterns
and vehicle safety at Shaker Junior High School
We ask anyone visiting the junior high
to please follow the clearly marked traffic patterns. While
doing so may result in waiting for buses to clear the loop,
the patterns were put in place to better ensure the safety
of students and adults in the parking lot.
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
Click here to find out in the September edition of "The
Middle Years." [PDF]
North Colonie students’ artwork on
The artwork of many North Colonie
Central School District students will be on display at the
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
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
Open School Day
On Wednesday, August 27, Shaker
Junior High School will hold its annual Open School Day
for incoming students who are new to the building. This
program will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Students are
requested to visit the building accompanied by a parent.
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.
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.
Fourth Quarter Honors
Congratulations to the students who made the
High Honor, Honor and Merit Roll for the fourth quarter of the
2013-14 school year.
Results of Parent Surveys
Shaker Junior High School recently
made a ten question parent survey available via our
website and SNN. In total, 171 parents responded over a
two week period. The survey provided valuable insight
for building administrators. The questions and the
breakdown of all responses are as follows.
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.
2014-15 Hall brochures and supply lists now
Click here to download your Hall's brochure and supply list.
7th grade Parent Orientation
Click on the link for a compilation
of information pertaining to incoming seventh grade
students in the fall, including frequently asked
questions, an overview of curriculum, and procedures at
the junior high school.
Important information for 2014
junior high school Fall sports
Please take note of the following
information and dates as we prepare for our 2014 Fall
sports season. Missing these deadlines could
impact your eligibility for the Fall season.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE [PDF]
2013-14 SJHS Student Handbook
You can download the 2013-14 SJHS Student
by clicking here [PDF].
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”.