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Spring Athletes of the Week: Weeks 1 and 2

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week for the first two weeks of the spring season, Sara Breen, Stephen Rehfuss, Matt Polsinello, and Rebecca Rossier. »MEET THEM

Shaker SADD club creates winning Albany County motorcycle safety slogan

Five of the 20 members of Shaker's SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) were honored by Albany County Stop-DWI for creating the county's motorcycle safety slogan. The club's slogan was chosen out of dozens which were submitted from schools throughout the Capital Region. »READ MORE

Senior information letter

As students enter into the final weeks of the current school year, there are several important events ahead, specifically for seniors. »READ MORE

SHS "Girls in Charge" Program hosts "Women in Leadership" event

An entirely student-founded and student-run program, "Girls Take Charge", held a "Women in Leadership" event for junior high and high school girls.  The club's co-chairs put together a panel of community members to speak to the club on overcoming adversity that women and girls face while striving for leadership. »READ MORE

Human Rights students visit the Town of Colonie Justice Department and meet with Justice Crummey

Students are currently taking a Human Rights 10th grade regents course and studying the Holocaust and the Nuremburg Trials. Justice Crummey provided some judicial insights and a historical overview of the trials, in addition to students participating in an interactive question and answer session. »READ MORE

Shaker Robotics Team news and updates

In the latest edition of "Bots and Bolts", read about the team's performance at the Finger Lakes Regional, current individual team member achievements, alumni news and much more. »READ MORE

Spring College Fairs

Shaker High School students have the opportunity to attend two upcoming college fairs.  One, at South Colonie HS on April 10 and the second, at HVCC on April 30.  »LEARN MORE

Lifeguard Review Course & CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED/First Aid Course Registration

Shaker High School will be offering the lifeguard review course on May 10 and 17, and the CPR for the Professional Rescuer on June 4.  Openings are limited for the lifeguard review course. »CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SHS junior Grand Prize Winner at Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair

Junior, Gili Rusak, entered the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair held at RPI on Saturday, March 22.  Rusak was one of the grand prize winners, earning first place in the senior division for her entry, “Properties of Twitter Network Communications Among Teenagers." »READ MORE

SHS Students of the Month - March 2014

Congratulations to the Shaker High School Students of the Month for March. » MEET THEM

SHS & JHS students earn top spots at Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair

Students entered the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair, held at RPI on Saturday, March 22, with many receiving scholarships and prestigious awards. »READ MORE

Board members needed for Shaker HS PTSA

Three of the four board positions, president, vice-president, and secretary, are vacant for 2014-2015. The positions must be filled before this school year concludes for the PTSA to continue next year. »READ MORE

SJHS & SHS students prepare extensive research for podcasting trip to Hyde Park

On March 20, student members of the National Park Service Adopt-a-School Club traveled to the Wallace Center at the Roosevelt National Historic Site to present their research on human and civil rights issues.  Since December, these dedicated researchers have been hard at work. »READ MORE

SHS Robotics Team competes at RPI

March 14 and 15, Shaker's Robotics Team competed in the NY Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, held at RPI. Shaker's team advanced to the elimination round and won the Pit Safety Award for having the cleanest, safest pit. »READ MORE

Twitter incident at Shaker High School

Friday morning, March 14, the district became aware of a Twitter account titled, “SHSBracketology”. The account is assumed to have been created by a student, with the assumed intent of creating a “competition” for the best looking males and females in the high school. When the district became aware of the twitter account, it immediately began an investigation. »READ MORE

SHS music groups perform at NYSSMA event

On Friday, March 7th, the SHS Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Shaker Select and Resolving Suspenders (boys barbershop) performed for New York State's celebration of Music in Our Schools Month at the invitation of NYSSMA, the New York State School Music Association. »READ MORE

SHS March Newsletter

Click here to download the SHS March newsletter.

A message to parents from SHS principal Mr. Murphy

The second half of the school year has begun. As educators we encourage our students to take the time and reflect on their work in the classroom. Mid-term exams are an opportunity to deter-mine if students are retaining their instruction from the first two quarters of the year. »READ MORE

Junior English student represents Shaker at "Poetry Out Loud" NYS finals

For Jordan Daniels, it all began as a classroom assignment in Mrs. Pam Burns' English 11 Regents class, where she and her other classmates had to learn and perform a poem out loud. »READ MORE

"Shaker's Quays' paths soon to diverge"

Shaker football players Jake and Dylan Quay commit to colleges for the fall.

» READ MORE (Courtesy Times Union)

NASA Astronaut visits Shaker High School

NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps visited with Shaker High School physics and engineering students Feb. 25, sharing details about NASA’s Astronaut Training Program as well as the future of human space exploration after the Space Shuttle. »READ MORE

Three SHS students recipients of NYS Physical Education Leadership Award

Three seniors were among a select group of students in the Capital Region who were honored.  Shaker’s recipients are Rachel Yox, Sean Egan and Micayla Merolle. »READ MORE

Junior Parent-Student Program rescheduled

The Junior Parent-Student Program has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. For more information outlining the program topics for the evening, »CLICK HERE

Shaker HS football lineman Nick Griffin signs national letter of intent

Shaker's two way standout lineman Nick Griffin signed a national letter of intent to play Division 1 football at Wagner College Thursday, Feb. 6. »READ MORE

Grateful soldier in Afghanistan thanks Shaker HS students for service project

The North Colonie Facebook page recently received a very grateful message from a soldier in Afghanistan thanking Shaker High School students for a service project which they coordinated. The “delivery” was simple: boxes of candy. But to the soldiers receiving them, the act of kindness meant the world. »READ MORE

Shaker Spirit Wear now available to order

Show your school spirit and support the PTSA! The designs for this year's Shaker Spirit Wear are now available to order.  Thank you to Mr. Doolittle's students for helping to create the designs.  Orders are due Feb. 26. »CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ORDER FORM

Shaker Robotics Team news and updates

In the latest edition of "Bots and Bolts", read about the team's great progress on its robot, a visit from important supporters of the team, the hard work on a complex award application and much more. »READ MORE

SHS Guidance Newsletter

Important information regarding college applications, financial aid, scholarships, standardized tests and much more. »DOWNLOAD THE NEWSLETTER

SHS students advocate for statewide mandate of CPR training in schools

On Monday, Jan. 27, Albany County kicked off its month of free CPR trainings.  During the event at Shaker High School, a “hands-only” technique of CPR was demonstrated, differing from the usual mouth to mouth manner.»READ MORE

SHS student artwork recognized at Capital Region competition

Students participated in the Capital Area Arts Supervisors’ 3-D student art exhibit, an annual event every winter.  Overall, there were 202 pieces of 3-D work submitted from 17 schools. The North Colonie school district submitted 20 pieces and had nine accepted by the jurors! »READ MORE

SHS students attend unique music performance combining classical and rock music

Shaker high school students enjoyed a unique performance Jan. 23 from Caryn Lin, an electric violinist whose programs show connections between the music of Bach and the technology involved in rock music.»READ MORE

A letter to current juniors and their parents

Making plans for beyond high school becomes increasingly important during the second semester of the junior year. In order to assist you with your decision, we want to call your attention to several important events. » LEARN MORE

Congressman Paul Tonko visits Shaker's Robotics Team

Congressman Paul Tonko spent an hour with the Shaker High School Robotics Team on Jan. 22, which is currently doing extensive work to prepare for the FIRST Tech Valley Regional Competition at RPI (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).  Rep. Tonko is an avid supporter of students pursuing STEM careers. »READ MORE

Important information for 2014 Spring sports athletes

Please take note of the following information and dates as the athletic department prepares for the 2014 Spring sports season.  Missing these deadlines could impact your eligibility for the Spring season. » CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE [PDF]

SHS Key Club raises $400 for the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY

A fundraiser was held at Wendy's Restaurant in Latham in November, during which Wendy's donated 15 percent of all sales between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. »READ MORE

SHS Earth Science students use smartphones in class

While Smartphones can often serve as distractions in high school classrooms, Jessica Sanderson’s 10th grade Earth Science students are welcome to bring their cell phones to class. In fact, students are allowed and expected to be using them during the class period. »READ MORE

SJHS & SHS students travel to Hyde Park to meet with high-ranking dignitary from Ghana

The invitation alone was an exclusive one, stemming from the school district’s relationship with the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site. Their visit coincided with the 65th anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. »READ MORE

SHS students collect hundreds of books for troops

Shaker High School's World of Difference Club took part in a special project for our men and women who serve in the military, called "Books for Troops". This year, 450 books were collected. »READ MORE

SHS Student Government raises $2,000 for St. Peter's Hospital's ALS Regional Center

Friday, Dec. 11, the Student Government put on a benefit fashion show called “Catwalk for a Cause”. »READ MORE

Two SHS students win 3rd place in national engineering competition

Frank Hughes and Brintnal Hodson were chosen to represent Shaker High School in the Inter-Service/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held Dec. 2-5 in Orlando, Florida. »READ MORE

Shaker HS students raise more than $500 for Syrian refugees through a benefit concert

Three 10th grade English students took a unique approach to a human rights project by bringing awareness to the crisis in Syria.


SHS Yearbook Club looks for advertising support

In an attempt to keep the yearbook cost down for students and their families, the Yearbook Club is looking for business sponsors for a page or part of a page in the book. »READ MORE

SHS Robotics Team wins its 4th NASA grant

The Shaker HS Robotics Teams is a $5,000 winner of a NASA FIRST Robotics Competition grant. This is the fourth time the team has been a recipient. »READ MORE

SHS students participate in SADD Blackout day

On Wednesday, Nov. 27th, a number of students and faculty members wore black to raise awareness about drunk driving, as well as remember past victims of drunk driving accidents.»READ MORE

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

Hundreds of SHS students participate in Remembrance Day by wearing "Shen green"

More than 700 Shaker High School students bought and wore a long-sleeve Shen green shirt to show solidarity with Shenendehowa. » READ MORE

SHS teacher receives annual Gavel Award

On November 14, Shaker High School Business Law teacher Chad Finck was awarded the Seventh Annual Gavel Award from Colonie Town Justice and Court Administrator, Peter G. Crummey. » LEARN MORE

SHS students combat bullying with consistent message

A small group of students at Shaker High School known as the Antibullying Committee are working together to make a big difference when it comes to ending bullying. » LEARN MORE

Shaker teacher honored by former student

Teachers usually tell high school seniors “remember where you came from” when they graduate each June. Class of 2013 alumna Sara Berg-Love, currently a freshman at Stanford University is taking that saying to heart with a particular SHS teacher. » LEARN MORE

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SHS junior presents research to NIDA

Shaker High School junior Gili Rusak recently received the opportunity to give a presentation on her research of how Twitter could be used as an effective social media platform for drug abuse prevention to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. » READ MORE

Shaker musicians chosen for All-State

Congratulations to Shaker High School musicians who have been selected for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State ensembles. They will be performing in Rochester in early December. » READ MORE

Senior yearbook and ad orders

Congratulations! This year your daughter or son is a senior at Shaker High School. You may order a yearbook ($70.00) for your child as well as place an ad. » LEARN MORE AND DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM

Notice to parents of juniors & seniors: Providing student information to U.S. Armed Forces

Public Law 107-107 requires high schools to provide access to students' names, addresses and telephone listings. This list of grade 11 and 12 students will be used specifically for armed services recruiting processes and scholarships. Unless we hear from you in writing, we will be providing this list to the recruiters. If you do not want this information released, click here, download and fill out this form and return to the SHS Guidance Dept. This must be returned by October 4.

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2013-14 SHS supply lists

The Shaker High School supply lists for 2013-14 are now available and can be downloaded here [PDF].

2013-14 SAT/ACT test dates

Click on the link below to find out the dates of upcoming SAT and ACT exams plus when to register by as well. » VIEW SCHEDULE

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
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Shaker Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 785-5511
(518) 783-5905

Mr. Jan Zadoorian
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LaFollette Hall Principal

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