North Colonie News: June 6
FROM THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT D. JOSEPH CORR
2022 TEEN SUMMER SYMPOSIUM ON HUMAN RIGHTS
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. Organized by North Colonie faculty, Thea MacFawn and Kelly Wetherbee, and now in its eighth year, over 450 students from 24 area schools, as well as students from schools across the country, have attended to date. Click here to get details and registration info.
Juniors Named National Champions in National History Bowl
Congratulations to juniors Brian Devendorf, Shashank Salgam, Dharini Madadi, Toby Zheng, and Corey Ditzel for being the National Champions of the entire lower bracket in the National History Bowl Championship!
SHS Students Participate in Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge
Students in Financial Decision Making classes at Shaker High School recently participated in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge. Over 200 students competed in this challenge across several school districts throughout the Capital Region. Two groups of students from Shaker High School had an ending portfolio value that placed them in the Top 10 performing groups. Click here to read more about the JA Stock Market Challenge.
Southgate Elementary Students Plant Butterfly Garden at Goodrich
As a part of the second grade writing curriculum Southgate Elementary students learned how to compose advocacy letters. They advocated for the continued funding of the butterfly garden at the Central Office to promote conservation and repopulation of the monarch butterflies in our area. This project began as a part of the remote school and was planted last summer by the English language learners enrolled in the summer program. Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. Ditzel’s classes visited and planted flowers earlier this week.
Blue Creek Students Practice Communication Skills
The Blue Creek communications self-contained classrooms are practicing ordering from an ice-cream truck/ice-cream stand so that they can better participate in these experiences in their communities with their families. Many of the students in this program are learning to communicate their needs and requests with an iPad application and/or their verbal language. Students will work on communicating choices and waiting in line. The school has an ice-cream truck set and has guest workers at our stand. The “truck” had its first stop today!
Did you Know that Shaker High School has a Barbershop Group?
The Resolving Suspenders is one of North Colonie CSD’s many music groups.
Click here to watch a brief impromptu performance.
REMINDERS / EVENTS/ UPDATES
Free Sports Physicals – June 8
North Colonie Athletic Department will be providing FREE SPORTS Physicals performed by our school doctors on Wednesday, June 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. Registration required. Learn more here.
First Annual Athletic Fair for 5 & 6th Graders – June 14
Monday, June 20
No school in honor of Juneteenth
Thursday, June 23
Last day of school! Click here for the End of Year Schedule.
Saturday, June 25
Shaker High School Graduation 🎓
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