Author: Debbie.Jakala

  • Help Us Find Candidates: Instructional Aide Walk-In Interviews this Wednesday!

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a school? Or drive a school bus? Have family, friends, or neighbors who would be great candidates to work in our district? Help us spread the word! Educational Aides & School Bus Driver Walk-in Interviews Wednesday, Oct. 19 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 91 Fiddlers Lane,…


  • ‘Tiring’ Easily at SHS Spirit Week!

    Shaker High School students rolled into Spirit Week Tuesday morning, kicking off with “Anything But a Backpack” Day. You’re invited to write your own captions!   What to watch for the rest of the week? Wednesday: Disney/Marvel Day Thursday: Class Color Day Friday: Blue and White Day Enjoy Bisons!


  • SHS Pep Band Honored to Perform at Leatherstocking Sendoff

    Our SHS Pep Band had the tremendous honor and privilege of performing as the official band for the Leatherstocking Honor Flight ceremony at the Albany International Airport on Oct. 1.  Veterans from all five branches of the military who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and more were recognized for their service to our country.…


  • Reminder! 15-Minute Early Dismissal – Friday, Oct. 7

    Hello Families. Just a quick reminder that schools will dismiss 15-minutes early on Friday, Oct. 7. Why you ask? So we can practice our “Go Home Plan.” Commissioner of Education regulations require school districts to conduct annual drills to exercise their School Emergency Management Plan. Thank you, as always for your support.    


  • Shaker Recognized by ‘Niche’ as #1 High School in the Albany Area

    Shaker High School was recently named the #1 High School in the Albany Area by Niche.   According to the site, “Shaker High School is a top rated, public school located in LATHAM, NY. It has 2,011 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of…


  • September NC Kids Care: Benson Jovel-Truong

    The Board of Education recognized the first 2022-23 school year Kids Care recipient during its Sept. 19 meeting. NC Kids Care is a long-standing recognition program intended to highlight once-a-month a student from any grade across K-12 who has gone “above-and-beyond.” In this instance, SHS senior Benson Jovel-Truong’s dedication and weeks of preparation to perform…


  • Congrats to our six National Merit Semifinalists!

    Six Shaker High School students have joined the ranks of students named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The names of the semifinalists were presented to the Board of Education at its Sept. 19 meeting by Superintendent Joe Corr. They are:  They are among the 16,000 semifinalists nationwide. Last fall, 1.5 million juniors in…


  • The New School Year is in Full Swing

    What do you get when you take over 6,000 students, eight schools, and one superintendent setting a great example of how to actually swing into a new school? Success. “Monday was an outstanding day!” Superintendent Corr said. “It is what I love about our district. It represents an entire community … faculty, support staff, students,…


  • ‘Grateful’: Supt. Corr’s Strong and Optimistic Opening Address to Teachers

    As the 30-plus new teachers stood to be recognized during Opening Day for educators in the North Colonie CSD, Supt. D. Joseph Corr said, “I was in your spot in 1981, how about that?” A near-capacity crowd in the Shaker High School auditorium on Sept. 6 was left inspired, laughing, and shedding a tear or…


  • Dr. Casey Parker Takes Over Helm of Forts Ferry Elementary

    New North Colonie Principal Dr. Casey Parker has been working throughout the summer, and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Forts Ferry students and staff. “The staff and families of Forts Ferry have been extremely welcoming!,” Dr. Parker said. “Their positivity has only furthered my excitement for the start of school. I cannot wait to…