North Colonie News: April 29




Congrats Coach Irby

The National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) recently announced that Shaker High School has earned the distinction Program of Excellence for the 2022-2025 period. This honor recognizes that the North Colonie High School strength & conditioning program operates at the highest level of professionalism. The district would like to congratulate Coach Irby and his program for earning this distinction.

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NC Music Education Receives Top Honor

For the 12th consecutive year, North Colonie has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Click here to read more:


Outstanding Performances at NYSSMA

Five North Colonie performing groups were recognized for outstanding performance at the 2022 NYSSMA Major Organization Festival, April 11-12 at Shaker High School, and April 13 at Queensbury High School. These ensembles performed at an exceptionally high level of difficulty. Click here to read more:


After much careful consideration and planning, we are shifting the start of the school day for Shaker Middle School an hour earlier next year. In order to accomplish this, the district  will also align our elementary start and dismissal times in the fall to operate on a schedule similar to our “late day” elementary schedule. The schedule for Shaker High School will remain virtually the same. Click here for more information.


Student Government Fundraiser

TODAY (Friday, April 29)! Shaker Student Government, which has helped many different clubs and causes in the past, is holding a fundraiser at the Latham PANERA from 4 – 8 p.m. Without the Homecoming dance the past few years, the group has taken a financial hit and has not been able to help out our community as much as they would like. Use code FUND4U. 

Public Budget Forum & Meet the BOE Candidates

Wed., May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Shaker Middle School auditorium. A livestream link will be shared next week.

Kids Bowl Free Program

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free (KBF) program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Register your child for two free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations. Get more information and register your child here. 

SMS Spring Concerts

Spring concerts for our SMS music performing groups are coming soon and you are invited! Click here for the schedule. Click here for the schedule: MS Spring Concerts 2022.pdf. 

Report Your Child’s Absence

We’ve created a simple Google form to streamline attendance. This form must be used to report all student absences (even if it’s not COVID-19 related). Please do not use this form for early/late dismissals. Click here for the Student Absence Form.

Annual Budget Vote & Board of Election

Tues., May 17 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 91 Fiddlers Lane in Latham (Goodrich Building).