Author: Debbie.Jakala

  • Reminder Elementary Families: Placement Letters post 3 p.m. today

    Just a reminder to all our families of elementary-age students: Today, Monday, August 29 at 3 p.m. placement letters will be posted to backpack in the Parent Portal.


  • Shaker Garden: Growing Produce and Partnerships

    When chemistry and food science teacher Amber Cost looks at an individual piece of produce from the Shaker Garden she sees far more than nutrition for students, family, and the community. She sees the ever expanding partnerships that are resulting in the bounty of crops. Along with environmental science teacher James Rodewald, Cost started the…


  • Congratulations Graduates! Hard work pays off; diplomas awarded to our summer graduates

    Donning caps and gowns, and with family and friends watching with excitement, four additional Shaker High School Class of 2022 graduates received their diplomas Aug. 23 during a ceremony held in the Shaker High School Auditorium. Summer school principal Stephen Doak, Shaker High School Principal Jim Wager, and Superintendent Joseph Corr all recognized the graduates…


  • Board of Education Appoints Kathleen Skeals as Superintendent of Schools

    Internal selection comes after consulting with BOCES leadership At its Aug. 22 meeting, the North Colonie Board of Education unanimously appointed Kathleen Skeals as the District’s next Superintendent of Schools. Skeals was appointed to a three-year contract and will officially take over as Superintendent on Feb. 1, 2023. She will replace current Superintendent D. Joseph…


  • Board of Education Announcement

    August 19, 2022 Dear North Colonie Community: The Board of Education of the North Colonie Central School District is pleased to announce that on Monday, August 22, 2022, Deputy Superintendent Kathleen Skeals will be appointed as the District’s Superintendent of Schools effective February 1, 2023. She will succeed D. Joseph Corr who has announced his…


  • Educational Aides Needed: Walk-In Interviews Friday

    North Colonie Needs YOU! Educational Aides Walk-in Interviews Friday, August 19, 2022 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 91 Fiddlers Lane, Latham Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a school? Here’s your chance to apply in person for a career supporting amazing students. You could become an integral part of the education…


  • Reminder: Register for Fall Sports!

    Athletic Reminder: Please ensure your student athlete is registered through Family-ID. Fall sports season Family ID registration is open for varsity, JV, and freshman teams, as well modified teams.  Click here to register for the fall season. #hornsup


  • NC students take summer learning on the road

    We are so happy our summer learning opportunities have reached so many of our students this year! Our English as a New Language (ENL) students have been out exploring and learning – visiting Peebles Island State Park, the Five Rivers Environmental Center, and the New York State Museum. While at Five Rivers, students took a…


  • Drive-A-Bus Event Thursday: Join our driving team!

    If you want an opportunity to help steer North Colonie students into a wonderful 2022-23 school year, we can literally put you in the driver’s seat.  We are hiring school bus drivers! Please join us Thursday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at our second “Drive-A-Bus” event, where with a trainer, we will have…


  • SHS Artist Anabelle Vasquez Honored in D.C.

    Shaker High School junior Anabelle Vasquez was honored in Washington, D.C. recently as winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition in the 20th District of New York.  Anabelle’s artwork was chosen from among 24 student submissions representing nine high schools across the 20th congressional district. The winners from across the United States, in each district,…