• Flyer for dance clinic on Janurty 21 at 12 noon in the acadia cafeteria
    Shen K-5 Dance Clinic, Sunday, January 21, at 12 noon in the Acadia Cafeteria

Shen High School

  • 2014 Shen Alum Christopher L' Amoureux, studying Astrophysics at West Point Military Academy, was a guest speaker in the Aerospace Engineering classes at High School East.  He hopes to go into the astronaut training program and he wanted to share his experiences and some advice with our current students.  
    2014 Shen Alum Christopher L’ Amoureux, studying Astrophysics at West Point Military Academy, was a guest speaker in the Aerospace Engineering classes at High School East. More info…

Welcome to Shen High School

Shen High School BuildingsShenendehowa High School is comprised of two buildings: East and West. Both are located on the main campus of Shenendehowa. Students in grades 10-12 attend the East Building and students in grade 9 attend the West Building.

Mission:

In accordance with the Profile of a Shenendehowa Graduate, the high school community will pursue the highest levels of academic and personal achievement, as well as civic responsibility, cultural awareness and character development.

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 7:40 a.m. 
School is dismissed at 2:40 p.m

HS East Key Phone Numbers:
  • Attendance: (518)881-0312
  • Nurse: (518)881-0311
  • Counseling Center: (518)881-0313
HS West Key Phone Numbers:
  • Attendance: (518)881-0332
  • Nurse: (518)881-0331
  • Counseling Center: (518)881-0333

 

Acadia Middle School

  • Acadia Middle School students take time at the end of their day to assist in turning off computers in the Acadia Library.
    Acadia Middle School students take time at the end of their day to assist in turning off computers in the Acadia Library. More photos…

Welcome to Acadia Middle School

Photo of Acadia Middle School Acadia is one of three middle schools located on the main campus. It opened in 1953. The three middle schools buildings are attached and share core areas such as gym, libraries, etc., however, they function as separate schools.

Mission:

It is Acadia’s mission to promote mutual respect, to foster an environment which supports and maintains a sense of belonging demonstrated by caring for self and others, to cultivate positive interactions and cooperation among staff, students and parents, to provide a comfortable transition between elementary and middle school years, to motivate all students to reach their learning potential and to operate in accordance with our Code of Conduct. Furthermore, we believe that this kind of environment promotes growth, maturity, success and positive attitudes for everyone involved in our school.

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:55 a.m. 
School is dismissed at 3:35 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 12:17 p.m.

Key Phone Numbers:
  • Attendance: (518)881-0458
  • Nurse: (518)881-0451
  • Counseling Center: (518)881-0453

Gowana Middle School

  • Gowana students receive a Gold Star for their random act of kindness.
    Gowana students receive a Gold Star for their random act of kindness.

Welcome to Gowana Middle School

Photo of the Gowana Middle SchoolGowana is one of three middle schools located on the main campus. It opened in 1953. The three middle schools buildings are attached and share core areas such as gym, libraries, etc., however, they function as separate schools.

Mission:

The faculty, staff, students, parents and community of Gowana Middle School believe that student achievement is our most important goal. Our mission is to inspire each student to strive for success academically, artistically, and athletically while promoting positive growth in social behaviors and attitudes and recognizing the uniqueness of each individual.

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:55 a.m. 
School is dismissed at 3:35 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 12:17 p.m.

Key Phone Numbers:
  • Attendance: (518)881-0468
  • Nurse: (518)881-0461
  • Counseling Center: (518)881-0463

Koda Middle School

  • Koda food service staff sets "Kitchen Goals” for the new year. These goals are for the students and staff!
    Koda food service staff sets “Kitchen Goals” for the new year. These goals are for the students and staff!

Welcome to Koda Middle School

Photo of Koda Middle SchoolKoda is the newest of three middle schools located on the main campus. It opened in 1999. The three middle schools buildings are attached and share core areas such as gym, libraries, etc., however, they function as separate schools.

Mission:

The mission of Koda Middle School is to create an environment where students meet or exceed all academic standards and evolve into responsible, respectful, and caring young adults. Such an environment is created through cooperative efforts of staff that:

  • Build partnerships with students and parents.
  • Model respect and responsibility
  • Instill a love of learning in students.
Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:55 a.m. 
School is dismissed at 3:35 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 12:17 p.m.

Key Phone Numbers:
  • Attendance: (518)881-0474
  • Nurse: (518)881-0471
  • Counseling Center: (518)881-0473

Arongen Elementary

  • Arongen students loading toiletry items that the school collected for CAPTAIN as part of the “Giving and Growing” program.
    Arongen students loading toiletry items that the school collected for CAPTAIN as part of the “Giving and Growing” program.

Welcome to Arongen Elementary School

Photo of Arongen Elementary SchoolLocated in the central part of the district, Arongen Elementary School is one of four off-campus schools.
It opened in 1992.

Mission:

We, the Arongen School Community, are committed to Excellence in Education.  We believe that every child can learn and that we have a shared responsibility to guide and support all students to reach their greatest individual potentials.  We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where we foster respect and acceptance.  Our mission is to help students create a love of learning that they will value for a lifetime.

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 10:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 11:45 a.m.
School is dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

 

Chango Elementary

  • Third-grade students at Chango enjoyed cultural presentations about India, Pakistan and Brazil given by Shen High School students and a third grade parent.
    Third-grade students at Chango enjoyed cultural presentations about India, Pakistan and Brazil given by Shen High School students and a third grade parent. More photos…

Welcome to Chango Elementary School

Photo of Chango Elementary SchoolLocated in the northern part of the district, Chango Elementary School is one of four off-campus schools. It opened in 1974.

Mission:

The Chango Community will provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes and celebrates the development of our student’s abilities, character, and creativity.

Chango students provided suggestions for a school slogan through Chango’s Student Council. The council developed five possible slogans to match the mission statement. Then there was a school wide vote. The winning slogan (or motto) is:

Learning + Fun = Chango

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 9:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 12:40 p.m.
School is dismissed at 3:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

 

Karigon Elementary

  • Kelli Kniss’s third graders enjoy a “Day of Making” in Rebecca Plouff’s art class.
    Kelli Kniss’s third graders enjoy a “Day of Making” in Rebecca Plouff’s art class. More photos…

Welcome to Karigon Elementary School

KarigonKarigon is one of four K-5 elementary schools located on the main campus. It is connected to Orenda Elementary School sharing a cafeteria/auditorium. It opened in 1968.

Mission:

To Join together. Together we can do it!

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 10:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 11:45 a.m.
School is dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

 

Okte Elementary

  • A soldier and three adults and a student
    It was a tearful homecoming when soldier and Okte Dad, JP Plamondon, came home after a year-long military deployment to the Middle East and surprised his daughter Natalie during the Okte Morning Program. Watch video

Welcome to Okte Elementary School

Photo of Okte Elementary SchoolLocated in the southern part of the district, Okte Elementary School is one of four off-campus schools. It opened in 1973.

Mission:

We envision a school in which staff, students and community:

  • focus on what we expect all students to learn, examine how we will know if they have learned it and know how we will respond if students have/have not learned.
  • create an environment that promotes and celebrates effective and on-going communication and respect.
  • develop and maintain our capacity to function as a professional learning community with a common purpose and clear goals.
  • encourage risk taking that promotes personal and academic growth.
  • embrace 21st century, project-based learning.
  • demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of all students.
Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 9:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 12:40 p.m.
School is dismissed at 3:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

Orenda Elementary

  • Orenda students and alumni come in on their snow day to help fill backpacks for the Bountiful Backpack Program.

Welcome to Orenda Elementary School

Photo of Orenda Elementary SchoolOrenda is one of four elementary schools located on the main campus. It is connected to Karigon Elementary School sharing a cafeteria/auditorium. It opened in 1968.

Mission:

The purpose of our school is to provide an educational program where all students learn to think and to apply thinking. Children should be provided with information and models that will help them act in a way that will make themselves and others proud. The only way to ensure academic, athletic, artistic and social success for all children is through cooperative efforts of the faculty, staff, parents, students and community.WE CAN HELP IMPROVE THE WORLD – ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 10:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 11:45 a.m.
School is dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

Shatekon Elementary

  • Derrick Aley’s class won a special award for demonstrating teamwork during physical education classes.
    Derrick Aley’s class won a special award for demonstrating teamwork during physical education classes.

Welcome to Shatekon Elementary School

Photo of Shatekon Elementary SchoolLocated in the central part of the district, Shatekon Elementary School is attached to Arongen Elementary and is one of four off-campus schools. It opened in 2007.

Mission:

We, the Shatekon Community, will provide a safe and nurturing environment where each child is inspired intellectually and socially to lead “a balanced life.”

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 10:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 11:45 a.m.
School is dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

Skano Elementary

  • Skano students go Animal Tracking as a part of their Wonderopolis Reading Wednesday activity.
    Skano students go animal tracking as a part of their Wonderopolis Reading Wednesday activity.

Welcome to Skano Elementary School

Photo of Skano Elementary SchoolSkano is one of four elementary schools located on the main campus. It is connected to Tesago Elementary School sharing a cafeteria/auditorium. It opened in 1966-67.

Mission:

The Skano community…supporting students academically, socially and emotionally to reach their full potential. Respecting one another, enjoying life, making a difference…

In unity, we will achieve.

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 10:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 11:45 a.m.
School is dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

Tesago Elementary

  • Tesago Musical Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. January 26 at 7:00pm and January 27 at 2:00pm/7:00pm in the Tesago Cafeteria

Welcome to Tesago Elementary School

Photo of Tesago Elementary SchoolTesago is one of four elementary schools located on the main campus. It is connected to Skano Elementary School sharing a cafeteria/auditorium. It opened in 1966-67.

Mission:

We ensure each student at Tesago reaches their fullest educational potential by working continuously and in partnership with each other to ensure that all students develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities and character needed to live useful, productive and rewarding lives.

We will continue to be academically competitive in the capital region by demonstrating continued excellence in academic achievement and growth through hard work, creativity, fun, and the excitement that motivates our students and enhances the Tesago experience.

Start & Dismissal Times:

School starts at 8:05 a.m. 
AM Kindergarten dismissed at 10:40 a.m.
PM Kindergarten starts at 11:45 a.m.
School is dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
Half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

  • Coach Andrew Cleney and members of the Shen Nordic Modified Ski Team compete in their first race at Gore Mountain's North Creek Snow Bowl on December 9, 2017.
    Coach Andrew Cleney and members of the Shen Nordic Modified Ski Team compete in their first race at Gore Mountain’s North Creek Snow Bowl.

Shenendehowa Athletics

Shenendehowa Athletics- Home of Champions

442 Suburban Council Championships, 268 Section II Championships, 60 Regional Championships and 36 NYS Championships.

Championship Stats

Shen offers a variety of interscholastic athletic opportunities for boys and girls with four levels of competition: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman and Modified. There are three seasons in athletics: Fall, Winter and Spring. 

Fall athletic season start dates:
  • 8/15/16
  • 8/14/17
  • 8/13/18
  • 8/19/19
  • 8/17/20
  • 8/16/21
Shenendehowa Athletic Facilities

Shenendehowa has top notch facilities that include a synthetic turf field, fitness center and weight room, aquatic center and numerous gyms and fields for athletic competition.

Athletic Trainer

The athletic trainer for all sports is Rick Knizek. He is located at High School East every day. Please contact Rick directly by e-mail at knizrick@shenet.org or by phone at 881-0600 extension 61588 for questions or schedule information.

Spectator Courtesy Code

It is the belief that good sportsmanship on the part of spectators at high school athletic contests is as important as good sportsmanship on the part of the players. The following guidelines for spectator conduct are expected as a means of continuing and strengthening the ties that exist between competing schools. Spectators are encouraged to be actively involved in positive behaviors that promote enthusiastic support for our interscholastic teams. Spectators should cheer for our teams rather than against others. Discourteous or unsportsmanlike behaviors are unacceptable. No spectator should be involved in any of the following actions:

  • No one shall throw any object on to the playing surface. This action is equally dangerous to Shen athletes, other participants and spectators.
  • No one shall use unacceptable language when cheering or engage in any cheer that is demeaning to a team or an individual (players, coaches, referees, or other spectators)
  • No sound producing devices shall be used. This includes horns of any type, whistles, drums, etc.