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North Colonie grad earns Emmy for work on Oscars

Gloria Lamb, a class of 1999 Shaker High School graduate, has earned an Emmy Award for her work as assistant art director of the 2013 Academy Awards Ceremony, commonly known as the Oscars. »READ MORE

Parental requests of APPR scores

All parents/guardians will have the right to obtain Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child’s current year’s teacher(s) and principal(s) once the scores are officially available and in accordance with state law. North Colonie plans to provide parents with the scores beginning on October 17, the date by which the final scores are due to New York State. »READ MORE

Grades 3-8 New York State test scores released

The New York State Department of Education released district and school results for the English, Language, Arts and Math assessments that students in Grades 3-8 took in the spring of 2014. Included in this article is a comparison of proficiency levels for North Colonie and New York State. »READ MORE

North Colonie wins state grant to review assessments

North Colonie is part of a consortium of 12 school districts led by Capital Region BOCES that has won $399,946 to review and improve student assessment practices. The "Teaching is the Core" grant from the New York State Education Department will fund activities from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. »READ MORE

What Makes North Colonie a Great School District?

That question was recently asked of North Colonie students, teachers, and administrators, district-wide. Their answers were then compiled into a video, courtesy of Capital Region BOCES. »CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

500 students graduate from Shaker High School's Class of 2014

Congratulations to the Shaker High School Class of 2014! During the 56th Commencement Ceremony, 500 students graduated on Saturday, June 28, at the University of Albany's SEFCU Arena. Of those 500 students, 96 percent graduated with a Regents Diploma. In addition, of those 500 students, 60 percent graduated with an Advanced Regents Diploma. The district is very proud of this milestone in these students’ lives, and wishes them great success in their future endeavors! »CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO SLIDESHOW OF GRADUATION PHOTOS

North Colonie ranked as one of the top area school districts

North Colonie is proud to announce the district is ranked as one of the top area schools, according to the 2014 Albany Business Review's Annual Schools Report. The district is ranked #4 out of 85 districts, and Shaker High School is ranked #3 out of 82 high schools. »READ MORE (Courtesy Albany Business Review)

The Shaker Clock project is completed, a symbol of the school community

The recent installation of the Shaker clock represents a project that originated in the school community in 2008. At the time, the school had just celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of that celebration, social studies teacher, Mr. Daniel Weaver, suggested raising money for the clock. The Shaker High School World of Difference Club partnered with Student Government in reaching out to all members of the North Colonie community as part of this worthwhile endeavor. »READ MORE

2014 Shaker HS Alumni Hall of Fame inductees announced

Congratulations to Dr. R. Maxwell Alley, Lt. Col. Steve LeBlanc, and Lt. Michael Woods, the 2014 Shaker High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. A record number of nominations were received this year, and each candidate had to receive eight of 13 votes from the Alumni Hall of Fame committee in order to be chosen. A ceremony will be held at a Board of Education meeting this fall to honor the inductees. »READ THEIR BIOGRAPHIES

North Colonie Central Schools named a 2014 Top Workplace, Superintendent Corr named a top leader

The district has been named a 2014 Times Union Top Workplace for large employers, an award based solely on employee feedback. In addition, Superintendent Joseph Corr has been awarded the “Top Workplace Leadership Award for Large Employers." »READ MORE

North Colonie Music Department receives national honor

For the fourth year in a row, North Colonie has been designated as one of the 2014 Best Communities for Music Education, a national honor. Winning districts set the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education. »READ MORE

District calendar

The online calendar has been posted and can be viewed here.   

 

Mr. D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools
91 Fiddlers Lane
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 785-8591
Fax: (518) 785-5504

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