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Grades 7 and 8 Course Catalog

View a PDF of the 2021-22 course description guide (for grades 7 and 8).

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/Skylight Hall Principal
dawnlange@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4538

Jan Zadoorian
Algonquin Hall/Marcy Hall Principal
jzadoorian@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4532

School Counselors

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

Margaret Demeter
Haystack Hall
mdemeter@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4524

Lavaughn Garland
Skylight Hall
lavaughngarland@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4522

Robyn Hayes
Algonquin Hall
rhayes@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4546

Lisa Suarez
Marcy Hall
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

Felicia Hunter
Attendance Secretary
smsattendance@ncolonie.org
(518) 785-8591 ext. 4501

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