FROM THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT D. JOSEPH CORR
South Korean Delegation Visits SHS
Earlier this week, the International Center of the Capital Region (ICCR) hosted a delegation from South Korea and brought the group to meet with Shaker High School’s (SHS) Foreign Policy for Seniors class.
ICCR connects the Capital Region to the world through citizen diplomacy by hosting programs with foreign visitors and events that help establish relationships across borders and cultures. Last school year ICCR brought delegates from the nation of Moldova to Shaker High School. Read more about the visit here.
Congrats Bella Miller: November NC Kids Care Honoree
Our November NC Kids Care recipient, Bella Miller, was recognized by the Board of Education during its Nov. 21 meeting.
And it was for a “Dino-rific” reason. The SHS senior spent a lot of time this past summer with Mrs. Eick’s self-contained class in the extended school year program held at Shaker Middle School. But one day of her work, in particular, caught several adults’ attention. Click here to read more about Bella.
Music Honors Abound!
A total of 37 Shaker middle and high school students have been named to All-State and regional music festivals. Learn more about their recognitions and performances here.
Our Counselors: Working to Maximize Students’ Potential
Several of our K-12 School Counselors had the opportunity to attend the annual New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA) Conference Nov. 17-19.
“This was an excellent opportunity for them to connect with fellow school counselors in the state,” said Tricia Doyle, Director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, “and further develop the skills that allow them to continually evolve our comprehensive school counseling program to help NCCS students maximize their potential.”
🎉 Weekly Boost 🎉
Blue Star Care Packages Delivered
Twelve boxes of food and toiletry items were recently handed over to the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.– Capital Region NY 2. Pictured below from left to right are: Anne Chu (SMS), Donna Abere (Blue Star Mothers of Capital District), David Wallingford (SMS) Bud Abere (Blue Star Mothers of Capital District). Not pictured: SHS teacher Amber Cost.
Thanks to the North Colonie Community for once again donating new winter hats for Hatsgiving — an organization founded by SHS graduate Jeremy Wernick that raises funds to fight childhood cancer.
Dec. 23 – Jan. 2, 2023 – Winter Recess