Football, Music, Breaking Through Stress & Your Weekly Boost

Dear North Colonie Families,

The countdown to kickoff is at 6PM for our first varsity football game! Shaker heads to Shen tonight and we can feel the excitement. Spectators are limited due to DOH rules, but you can watch the live stream broadcast here. 

Upcoming music masterclasses with HS students

Calling all elementary school musicians! Are you interested in a masterclass with a high school musician? Join the Shaker High School Tri-M Music Honor Society for Music Masterclasses on Saturday, March 27! Classes will be held over Zoom and will be hosted by SHS Tri-M members. Register through this Google Form and check out this flyer for more information!

Coping presentation for elementary school families

On Tuesday, March 16, we hosted a virtual presentation with Dr. Jennifer Smitkin for all North Colonie Elementary School families. Dr. Smitkin shared strategies for parents of elementary age children to cope with stress and anxiety. For anyone that missed Dr. Jennifer Smitkin’s presentation, it can be viewed on YouTube. If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please email Penny Bonanno:

Weekly Boost

  • Shaker History Research and Competition Club students qualified for the Academic WorldQuest National Competition. Three teams of four students put their foreign policy and current events trivia knowledge to the test in the regional competition sponsored by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. They competed against students from nine states. This is an incredible accomplishment! Learn more.
  • Placing Second overall in the regional Future City Competition: Surabhi Krishnan, Lucas Zhang, and Surya Bommasani. These 7th graders, who were challenged to design a lunar city, also won: Best City to Live In, Best City Skyline, and Best Surveying. I had a Zoom chat with them last week, here’s a video. 

As always, thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Please continue to wear a mask, avoid social gatherings with those outside of your household, and social distance.


D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools