Author: Debbie.Jakala

  • Our Thanks to Local Law Enforcement: Partnering and coordinating to keep false school threat disruptions minimized

    You have likely heard about the numerous false threat incidents, called “swatting,” that occurred March 30 at several school districts in the region and across the state. Although North Colonie was not directly involved, and did not receive any threats, we took what was being reported Thursday morning very seriously as we do with all…


  • Congrats! SHS Winter Scholar Athlete Teams

    Shaker HS Athletics Winter Scholar Athlete Teams have been announced. To receive Scholar-Athlete Team recognition, the team’s average GPA for 75% of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90.00% Earning this recognition are: Girls Alpine Skiing 97.03% Gymnastics 94.7% Boys Swimming 93.9% Girls Indoor Track & Field 93.00% Boys Basketball 92.00% Boys…


  • Facility Work Happening at Goodrich Over Spring Break

    In order to minimize disruption and inconvenience to visitors coming to the District Office (Goodrich building), necessary asbestos abatement work will start Friday, April 7 and continue through Spring Break, April 10-14. The District is closed, April 7 in observance of Good Friday. “In order to provide more effective service to our families, staff, and…


  • National Illustrator James Ransome Captivates LR Students 

    They had read, and they were ready … to illustrate! Nationally-recognized children’s book illustrator James Ransome took Latham Ridge Elementary students on a journey they will likely not forget anytime soon. During his two-day visit, his presentations, lunch time spent with students, during drawing sessions, and even a book signing, he captivated students. And the…


  • BOE Approves 2023-24 School Year Calendar

    The Board of Education approved the 2023-24 School Year Calendar during its March 27 meeting. 2023-24 Printable Version July 4 – Independence Day Observed August 16-17 ** Regents Testing Sept. 4 – Labor Day Sept. 5 & 6 – K-12 Superintendent’s Conference Days, no school for students Sept. 7 – First Day of Classes, Grades…


  • NC Kids Care Whitney Belvedere: Raising Awareness at the Highest Levels

    Shaker Middle School student Whitney Belvedere is raising awareness about epilepsy at the highest levels. Not many 8th graders take on presenting and answering tough questions from members of Congress, but Whitney is on a mission to bring about change in funding and the attitudes about epilepsy. She was recognized March 27 by the North…


  • UPDATE: Budget Meeting Schedule Change Announced

     The schedule (dates and locations) for the remaining 2023-24 Budget Meetings has been changed. The meeting and the topics originally scheduled for this Wednesday, March 29 have been postponed and are moving to the Monday, April 3 date. An additional date, Wednesday, April 5 has been added. Here is the complete, remaining schedule: Monday, April…


  • Budget Committee March 22 Meeting: Information Technology 

    PLEASE NOTE: The schedule (dates and locations) for the remaining 2023-24 Budget Meetings has changed. This information was updated 3-27-23 to reflect those changes.   The North Colonie CSD Budget Committee held its third meeting to review 2023-24 budget proposals and information March 22. The topic was information technology and the presentation was led by…


  • “Open World” Visits Shaker High School 

    The “world” came to Shaker High School March 16, providing students with perspective and an opportunity to ask Polish Delegates a range of questions.  Students from Andrea Stupp’s Foreign Policy class and Saskia Dolan’s and Phyllis Rinella’s Gender Studies’ classes attended a presentation by delegates from Poland who were brought here as part of the…


  • Nominations Sought: Alumni Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees

    Shaker High School has many outstanding alumni whose lives bring credit to the North Colonie Central School District. Our Alumni Hall of Fame provides a vehicle for the recognition of these individuals. Each year we look to expand our group of honorees and seek nominations. We believe members of the Hall of Fame are role…