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Shaker High student selected for All-National Chorus

Senior Kyle Seniw's love for music and his hard work in many of North Colonie’s choral groups have earned him a place in the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Chorus. The chorus, along with the other all-national ensembles, will perform at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. »READ MORE

Eleven Shaker High School students recognized as all-state musicians

Congratulations to eleven Shaker High School students who have been recognized as New York State School Music Association All-State musicians! »READ MORE

North Colonie students’ artwork on exhibit

The artwork of many North Colonie Central School District students will be on display at the William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library through the end of September. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4-5:30 p.m. in the community room of the library. »READ MORE

September edition of guidance newsletter now available

For information about college workshops, the college application process, fall SAT and ACT information, and more, click here to read the September edition of the Shaker High School Guidance Department Newsletter [PDF].

Shaker graduates six from summer school program

On Wednesday, August 27, six seniors in Shaker High School's summer school program officially graduated. »READ MORE

Shaker High School 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 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

2014-15 school year information

In anticipation of the new school year beginning, Principal Murphy would like to share his summer letter with high school families, along with some important information and documents for parents and their children. »CLICK HERE

2014-15 SHS Supply List


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

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

2014-15 SHS Summer Reading List


2014-15 SHS parking permit application and procedures


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

Important information for 2014 high school Fall sports athletes

Please take note of the following information and dates as we prepare for our 2014 Fall sports season. Missing these deadlines could impact your eligibility for the Fall season. » CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE [PDF]

Code of behavior for spectators during sporting events

As we enter the winter sports season, the Suburban Scholastic Council has put together a code of behavior for spectators. This code represents long standing practices and expectations held by member schools. Please take the time to review the attached code.»READ THE CODE

New student tardy policy at SHS

Beginning January 28, 2013, a change has been made regarding the consequences assigned to Shaker High School students who violate the tardy policy.  » READ MORE


Mr. Richard Murphy
445 Watervliet-
Shaker Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 785-5511
(518) 783-5905

Mr. Jan Zadoorian
Taft Hall Principal

Mr. Brian Spofford
LaFollette Hall Principal

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