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Shaker Middle School Course Description Guide

Shaker Middle School Course Description Guide

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Introduction

The Shaker Middle School Course Description Guide is designed to assist students and families in understanding the course offerings in seventh and eighth grade. You are encouraged to seek the guidance of your teachers and school counselor when planning your course selections for the following year.

Contact Information

Administration

Davis Chamberlain
Building Principal
davischamberlain@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4503

Dawn Lange
Haystack Hall/Wright Hall Principal
dawnlange@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4538

Lauren Sheeler
Algonquin Hall/Skylight Hall Principal
laurensheeler@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 3406

Thea MacFawn
Administrative Dean
tmacfawn@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4420

School Counselors

Stacey Angell
Student Assistance Counselor
staceyangell@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4521

Annie Chu
Haystack Hall/Wright Hall, Grade 6
annchu@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 3611

Margaret Demeter
Haystack Hall, Grades 7/8
mdemeter@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4524

Melissa Esannason
Algonquin Hall/Skylight Hall, Grade 6
melissaesannason@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4798

Robyn Hayes
Algonquin Hall, Grades 7/8
rhayes@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4546

Scott Iovinella
Skylight Hall, Grades 7/8
scottiovinella@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4702

Lisa Suarez
Wright Hall, Grades 7/8
lisasuarez@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4517

Nurses

Kathryn Koonce
kathrynkoonce@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4544

Chelsea Young
chelseayoung@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4510

Attendance

Gina Bisginano
Hall Secretary/Attendance, Algonquin and Skylight Halls
SMSASattendance@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4530

Sharon Montagne
Hall Secretary/Attendance, Algonquin and Skylight Halls
SMSHWattendance@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4536

 

Grade Reporting

Numeric grade | Letter grade | Grade point conversion

  • 97+ | A+ | 4.0
  • 93+ | A | 4.0
  • 90+ | A- | 3.7
  • 87+ | B+ | 3.3
  • 83+ | B | 3.0
  • 80+ | B- | 2.7
  • 77+ | C+ | 2.3
  • 73+ | C | 2.0
  • 70+ | C- | 1.7
  • 68+ | D+ | 1.3
  • 65+ | D | 1.0
  • Below 65 | F | 0.0

High Honor, Honor and Merit Roll Criteria

High Honor Roll

  • Achievement grade average of 3.7 or higher
  • All effort and conduct grades are E or G

Honor Roll

  • Achievement grade average of 3.3-3.69
  • All effort and conduct grades are E or G

Merit Roll

  • Achievement grade average of 3.0-3.29
  • All effort and conduct grades are E or G