FROM THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT D. JOSEPH CORR
OBSERVING JUNETEENTH: A Message from Superintendent Corr
I want to remind you that there is no school on Monday. We are observing the Juneteenth holiday. I’d like to share the history of this important day.
The celebration of Juneteenth on June 20 commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Specifically, Juneteenth recognizes the date in 1865, when the news of liberation came to Texas more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863. Today, Juneteenth is not only a celebration of freedom, but a step in recognizing our past as we continue to strive toward the ideal of becoming a more perfect union. – Superintendent D. Joseph Corr
SHS CLASS OF 2022 TO BE FEATURED IN THE COLONIE SPOTLIGHT
Each member of the Class of 2022 will have their Senior picture published for FREE in the special pages of The Colonie Spotlight on June 29. Families and friends can purchase personalized messages. To see a sample message and purchase a message, click here. The deadline is June 22.
WNYT FEATURES STORY ABOUT SHS INCLUSIVE PLAY
WNYT-TV’s Kumi Tucker visited Shaker High School earlier this week for a sneak peek of Frankenstein. The students are with the Adult Transition Program. They call themselves the Bison Bravo Club, and they put on the production under the direction of teacher Christina Manion. Watch the story here.
FIVE INDUCTED INTO SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
This week Shaker High School inducted five individuals into its Alumni Hall of Fame. Congratulations to: Adam Kriss, Class of 1995; Jessica Kriss Saratovsky, Class of 1999; Melissa Jeffers, Class of 2005; Shannon Frederick Meneses, Class of 1995 and Dr. James O. Jackson, Special Honoree. The event was recorded and is available here.
REMINDERS / EVENTS/ UPDATES
Monday, June 20
No school in honor of Juneteenth
Wednesday, June 22
There will be a free Running Clinic 👟 for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students on Wednesday, June 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Students should gather at the Shaker High School Track and Stadium, and should arrive with sneakers suitable for running and a water bottle. Register for the clinic by completing the Running Clinic Registration Google Form
Thursday, June 23
Last day of school! Click here for the End of Year Schedule.
Saturday, June 25
Shaker High School Graduation
Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29
Registration is open for the 2022 Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights. This three-day virtual teen leadership workshop is open to eighth grade students to recently graduated high school students interested in social justice, history, and international relations. Click here to learn more.