North Colonie News: May 6
FROM THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT D. JOSEPH CORR
THANK YOU NC TEACHERS!
This week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. I heartily applaud our educators for all the work they have done to support our students and make school a fun and inclusive safe place. Since returning to in-person learning full-time, our educators have adapted and pivoted. They continue to provide a high-quality education to all our students. The pandemic has shown how essential educators are; they do so much more than teaching standards. They have been there for our students emotionally and physically – whether through checking in about how students are feeling or spending time providing extra help. They are a critical part of our students’ lives. Each day they pour their hearts and souls into teaching, the noble profession that so positively transforms lives. On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire school community, I offer my sincere gratitude and thanks to our teachers and teaching assistants for all they do. — Superintendent D. Joseph Corr
SHAKER JUNIOR EARNS STUDY TRIP GERMAN AWARD
North Colonie is proud to share that Regan Doherty, a junior at Shaker High School, was selected as a designated recipient of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Study Trip German Award. Doherty is presently enrolled in German 4 with Mrs. Connor. She demonstrated high achievement in the study of German on the AATG national test and was nominated for this prestigious prize by the National Committee of the AATG. Only 40 students were selected from the United States to participate in this all-expense-paid summer trip. Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Regan! Learn more about Regan’s accomplishment here.
A SPECIAL DAY FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
Five student athletes participated in our final mock signing for the Shaker class of 2022. Congratulations to Owen Wilson, Lacrosse, LeMoyne College; Sydney Wells, Soccer, LeMoyne College; Kaytence Vining, Acrobatics & Tumbling, Caldwell University; Ciara Bullington, Cross Country & Track, Rutgers University; Ryan Stein, Wrestling, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.
NEXT FORTS FERRY PRINCIPAL ANNOUNCED
Dr. Casey Parker has been named the next principal of North Colonie Central School District’s Forts Ferry Elementary School. Dr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University at Albany, a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Sage Graduate School of Education, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from the College of Saint Rose, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Sage Graduate School of Education.
Since 2016, Dr. Parker has served as a building administrator at Troy High School. Prior to this role, Dr. Parker served as the Carroll Hill Elementary School principal. Dr. Parker will be appointed at the May monthly Board of Education meeting.He will begin his position on July 1. Meet and greets will be established in the upcoming weeks.
FUNDRAISER FOR GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
The Shaker Girls Track & Field Team is washing cars to help raise money. The Car Wash will be held Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Latham Fire Department (Station 2) located at 469 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Latham. The cost is $5 for small/compact cars and $10 for large/SUV cars.
2022-23 BUDGET NEWSLETTER
The Budget Newsletter will be arriving via mail in the coming days. In the meantime, it’s available online.
BUDGET FORUM & MEET THE CANDIDATES RECORDING
Earlier this week, North Colonie CSD held a virtual Budget Forum & Meet the Board of Education Candidates event. Watch the event 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.
ANNUAL BUDGET VOTE & BOARD OF ELECTION
Tues., May 17 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 91 Fiddlers Lane in Latham (Goodrich Building).
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