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  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Budget Committee Meeting Summary: March 20

    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 heard reports from the directors of transportation, maintenance, and custodial services during its March 20 meeting, as well a report on the district’s proposed debt…


  • Timely Reminder: Schedule Student Physicals Now for 23-24 School Year; Due in September

    Our thanks to our North Colonie CSD school nurses for their work and this timely reminder: Be sure to reach out now and make your doctor appointments; the summer appointments fill up quickly for most providers. Physical examination reports for grades K, 1, 3, 5 ,7, 9 and 11 and any new student entering the…