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The Kindergarten classes at Shaker Road Elementary School recently spearheaded a community service project called the Souper Bowl of Caring to help the hungry and less fortunate. full story

Sand Creek Grade 4 Transition Night May 31

Posted April 13, 2016

Grade 4 parents are invited to an informational night in the Sand Creek Middle School auditorium on Tuesday, May 31, 6:30-7:15 p.m. The program is for parents to learn more about fifth grade and middle school in general. The evening is an opportunity to hear from some of the fifth grade faculty, support staff and administrators. The is a parents-ONLY event. There are other transition events geared for students planned in the following letter. letter (pdf)

No School May 27

Posted April 13, 2016

Please make note that South Colonie Schools will not be in session on Friday, May 27 due to less than normal emergency day use this school year. There will be no school that day for students and staff, and district offices will be closed.

Tisa/Aidala Game Check Presented to Truesell Family

Posted April 8, 2016

Staff from Veeder Elementary School were on hand at the April Board of Education meeting to present a check to a CCHS family in need, money raised at the Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game this year. full story

Girls Scouts Collecting Handbags/Personal Items

Posted March 29, 2016

Girls Scout Service Unit 144 is collecting gently used purses/handbags and personal items as a spring service project. Collection boxes will be set up in each school during April. more information (pdf)

Principal Eleanor Leads With Grace and Style

Posted March 21, 2016

Eleanor Mastaitis served as Shaker Road Elementary School’s Principal-for-the-Day today, which meant that the building had a school leader who radiates kindness and style and grace. full story

Shaker Road Staff Honor Principal Dollard

Posted March 21, 2016

The Shaker Road Elementary School staff surprised Principal William Dollard on Friday with an assembly in his honor. full story

Information on Grade 3-8 ELA & Math Testing Changes

Posted March 14, 2016

The New York State Education Department has made a number of changes to the Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics assessments for the upcoming spring of 2016 administration. more information (pdf)

Tisa/Aidala Basketball Games Raises Funds For CCHS Cancer Student

Posted March 12, 2016

The 9th annual Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game raised funds for a Colonie Central High School student fighting cancer. view a photo gallery

Shaker Road ENL Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted February 19, 2016

Children in the Shaker Road Elementary School ENL program participated in a festive parade to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey. view a photo gallery

Kindergarteners Lead Soup Can Drive During Super Bowl

Posted February 10, 2016

The Kindergarten classes at Shaker Road Elementary School recently spearheaded a community service project called the Souper Bowl of Caring to help the hungry and less fortunate. full story

CCHS Raiders Football Players Work With iCARE and Shaker Road Children

Posted February 10, 2016

Colonie Raider football has formed a new partnership with iCARE and expanded their community outreach even further to elementary school like Shaker Road. full story

Shaker Road Parent to Receive IMPACT Award For Motivating Volunteers

Posted February 9, 2016

A Shaker Road parent will be honored this spring with a 2016 IMPACT Award for her work in teaching children the importance of volunteering in the community and spreading kindness to one another. full story

Shaker Road Receives Red Kap STEM Grant

Posted December 30, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School is once again a recipient of a Red Kap grant from the Exxon/Mobil Education Alliance that will help students to enjoy more access to STEM-related learning opportunities. full story

Brovember Another Successful 'Do For Others' Event

Posted December 10, 2015

The 5th annual Shaker Road Brovember campaign was another successful effort thanks to the generosity of our school community and the good nature of the nine men who endured scratchy whiskers for 30 days. full story

Shaker Road Stuffs the Bus With Toys For Tots

Posted December 10, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School students and staff helped to bring joy to many this holiday season by “stuffing the bus” as part of the annual Toys for Tots campaign. public Facebook photo album

Schools Help iCARE Donate Clothing to Military

Posted December 10, 2015

South Colonie schools, their families and staff through the iCARE program donated 800 clothing items in November such as shirts, jackets, socks, etc., to local veterans and military families. The items were boxed and delivered to Fisher House yesterday in time for the holidays. musical slideshow

Shaker Road Students Kick Off Mustache Monday

Posted November 23, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary School kicked off its second annual Mustache Monday today to support the Brovember efforts at the school to raise awareness about prostate cancer. full story

Shaker Road Power of Nice Celebrates Sixth Birthday

Posted November 23, 2015

In celebrating the sixth birthday of the Shaker Road anti-bullying program known as the Power of Nice, staff and students focused on the themes that provide the type of school culture we seek. full story

Community Experts Share Life Experiences With Second Graders

Posted November 12, 2015

A group of "community experts" visited all second graders at Shaker Road Elementary School this month. The children interviewed and asked questions of these visitors to learn what life was like in Colonie during their lives. full story

Shaker Road Elementary Halloween Parade

Posted October 30, 2015

Shaker Road Elementary Schools students kicked off Halloween this afternoon with their annual Halloween parade outside the school. view a musical photo slideshow

Shaker Road ENL Students Attend Library Night

Posted October 23, 2015

English as a New Language (ENL) students at Shaker Road Elementary participated in the annual Library Night at the William K. Sanford Town Library this month. full story

Shaker Road Anti-Bullying LipDub (2015 Version)

Posted September 29, 2015

Call it “Throwback Tuesday” or “LipDub Review” but today seems like a good day for our school community to enjoy another glimpse of our Anti-Bullying LipDub produced by the fourth grade Class of 2015. Set to Katie Perry’s song, “Firework,” this video fairly crackles with the hard work put in by Erika Bushey and her fourth grade students. As we wrap up the first month of another school year, the video reminds us of how our Power of Nice Anti-Bullying program allows Shaker Road to be a bully-free zone and encourages our students to use their creative talents to share that message. video

Captain Murphy at the Helm of the Shaker Road Ship

Posted September 19, 2015

Second grader Gabriella Murphy, was chosen in September for her day at the helm of the good ship, Shaker Road. full story

South Colonie Welcome Back to School Video Tribute

Posted September 9, 2015

South Colonie welcomed back students and staff today for the 2015-16 school year. View a musical/slide show from opening day through Animoto. Have a great year everyone! view video

Shaker Road Hosts Camp Invention

Posted July 20, 2015

Students from South Colonie and schools across the Capital District participated in Camp Invention at Shaker Road Elementary School this month. During this STEM enrichment camp, students made cars that would navigate an obstacle course, built shields to keep them dry during hydro challenges, constructed prototypes of their inventions, and much more. Channel 13 video story