Author: Debbie.Jakala

  • Budget Committee April 3 Meeting: Enrollment Update; New Program & Staffing Requests

    The North Colonie CSD Budget Committee held its fourth meeting April 3 to review the 2023-24 budget proposals. The topics were: enrollment updates and projections, and new program and staffing requests. Presented by Superintendent Kathleen Skeals, the full meeting recorded livestream and presentation are also available, in addition to this summary. Enrollment Updates and Projections…


  • Attention Preschool/UPK Families: Parent Workshop April 27

    Are you a parent/guardian of a preschool or UPK student, or know someone who has a child in this age range? Please consider joining this zoom workshop April 27 starting at 6 p.m. Root Cause Series: ADHD Roots and Interventions This topic in Dr. Smitkin’s Root Cause series addresses Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at its…


  • Registrations Due Soon: Lifeguard Review & CPR for the Professional Rescuer Courses

    Lifeguard Review Course: Registration due May 10 Lifeguard Review Course: Saturday May 13, 2023 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All lifeguards need to take a review course every two years. Shaker High School will be offering the course Saturday, May 13, 2023  from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The course fee is $125 and you…


  • Shaker Robotics Headed to the World Championships!

    Shaker Robotics competed at the NY Tech Valley Regional (NYTVR) and is now headed to the FRC World Championships, a culminating, international event for youth robotics competition. After qualifying as a finalist, the team received a wildcard berth, clearing the way for them to compete at the FRC World Championships in Houston, Texas. The Shaker…


  • Message from Superintendent Kathleen Skeals

    Dear Families, As we prepare to go on April break, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for your partnership in education. These first two months in my role as superintendent have been an opportunity for me to learn more about the North Colonie community from a new and different vantage point.…


  • NCCSD Students Juried Regional Art on Display at Albany Center Gallery

    North Colonie CSD students are well represented at the 2023 Juried Regional Art Exhibit. Over 100 regional student artists were celebrated for their work, and 27 total awards were given out. Each year our district submits 25 works and 8 were selected to be among the 100 from area high school programs, and 5 of…


  • Save the Date: Next Special Education PTA meeting April 18

    The next Special Education PTA (SEPTA) meeting is Tuesday, April 18 and will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Goodrich Building, 91 Fiddlers Lane. The presenter will be Deputy Joseph Guice, from the Albany County Sheriff’s “Project Lifesaver” program. Project Lifesaver is a program that started in Albany County in October of 2013 to…


  • Steered Straight: Parent Academy for North Colonie CSD Families April 24 

    North Colonie CSD’s Counseling and Mental Health Services departments will host a parent event at Shaker High School on Monday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.  Michael DeLeon is the founder of Steered Straight and a national leader in the areas of prevention and recovery, addiction advocacy, and criminal justice reform. The current substance…


  • NYSPHSAA Student Leadership Conference: SHS Represented

    Kaiya Fraley & Aidan Garland represented Shaker High School & Section 2 at the NYSPHSAA Student Leadership Conference recently, where they met keynote speaker Missy West. Keep up the great work Kaiya & Aidan!


  • Science Research Students Make a Showing

    Shaker middle and high school science research students walked away from the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair March 18 with a lengthy list of awards and honors. “The GCRSEF (RPI) Science Fair is one of the Capital Region’s most prestigious science competitions that affords local students a platform to showcase their diverse research…