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North Colonie News: March 25

| March 24, 2022


The Shaker High School Engineering classes had their best results ever at the 2022 High School Model Bridge Contest that was held last month as part of the Capital District 42 Annual Celebration of Engineers Week.  Shaker High School led all schools with an Average Load total of 273.29 pounds held. Click here to learn more about the competition.

Two students holding their bridge they made

Ani Gregon Asadourian and Noa Wacholder won first place with a Max Load held of 563 pounds.

Last week Shaker Middle School celebrated Cultural Attire Day. Students proudly wore the traditional garments from their countries and shared the stories of their customs and traditions with classmates and staff. Some countries that were represented were Japan, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Algeria, and Sudan. Few. “It was a great day and the students were so proud. It was an awesome way to learn about each other, and have students teach others about their cultures. Some even learned that their peers shared the same culture, allowing them to make new connections with one another,” said Alice Estevez, Shaker Middle School ENL/admin intern. 

Cultural Attire Day at Shaker Middle School.

Shaker High School Latin Teacher Edythe Malara, French Teacher Sara Detmer, and the World Language Department, ran a collection for Ukrainian refugees. Students and staff at SHS donated items including diapers, sheets, shampoo, baby food, backpacks filled with medical supplies, personal care items, and more. According to Ms. Malara, when the items were dropped off at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church in Watervliet, they couldn’t believe the amount they managed to donate in just one week.

Shaker High School students and staff donated items for Ukrainian refugees.


The North Colonie Transportation Department has immediate openings for bus drivers. We offer paid training ($20/hr.) and great benefits. Apply today.

North Colonie has immediate openings for bus drivers.


This week we shifted from daily COVID-19 notifications via email to a weekly summary posted under District News on our website. You can find this week’s COVID-19 information here.


Shaker Theatre will present “Mary Poppins” from April 1st through April 3rd. It will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Learn more and buy tickets here.

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.

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

Spring Recess is April 15-22.

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