North Colonie News: March 11

From the Office of Superintendent D. Joseph Corr


  • All activities for tomorrow (Sat., March 12) are canceled due to the impending storm.
  • The SAT Exam scheduled for tomorrow (Sat., March 12) has been postponed to Sat., March 26. More details will be forthcoming.


Leonni Griffin, Varsity Indoor Track & Field, is our Athlete of the Week. She beat the school record in the 600m run with a 1:34.65 and also finished second at the State Meet.

Cora Barron at the recent Board of Education meeting.

Congratulations to eighth-grader Cora Barron. She is North Colonie’s February Kid Cares recipient. Learn more about Cora here.


Shaker High School art and English students are being recognized by the National Scholastics Art Awards and National Scholastic Writing Contest. See the list of the award winners here.



Latham Ridge Teacher Gabriella Giacone


A new children’s book “Gabby’s Got Game” is named after fifth-grade Latham Ridge Teacher Gabriella Giacone. Ms. Giacone’s sister, Jenna, who plays Division I Basketball for the Dayton Flyers, authored the book. Ms. Giacone says that her students often watch Jenna’s games and that it has brought a unique sense of community to her classroom. 


Superintendent Conference Day – Fri., March 18. No school.

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.

A Board of Education Budget Meeting will be held Mon., March 14 at 7 p.m. at Shaker Middle School. A livestream link will be posted soon.

New York State Grades 3-8 – In a few weeks, the NYS Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests will be administered to students.  Learn more about the testing.