Archive for January, 2016

Rumor has it that shen is going to build a new high school is that true?

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No.

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When is the first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year?

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The calendar is not typically approved by the Board of Education until March.

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In Acadia, the PTA is sponsoring a “Snow Ball,” which is a semi-formal for the 7th and 8th graders. As an 8th grader, I would like to know if there will still be a semi-formal just for the 8th graders in the spring? If not, I think that is really unfair and it makes me mad.

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Every year there is a tri-building, semi-formal at the middle schools in the Spring.

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Is it true that 2016 will be the last February (presidents week) break? Many parents begin planning vacations over a year in advance anticipating the school calendar.

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Not to our knowledge.

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Where would one find the academic calendar on this new website? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. A link to the Calendar webpage is on the parent and student resource pages:  https://sites.google.com/a/shenschools.org/shen-calendar-of-events/  

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While I like the new website, I don’t like the new Grapevine format. I look forward to coming here, drinking my cup of coffee and scrolling all the questions and answers. Now we need to click each individual question to see the question in its entirety to even see if we’re interested. It was much better in the scrolling format it used to be in. Then you could see what everyone is asking and have a pulse on many different areas. Please change it back.

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. It has been changed back 🙂

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I’ve been told that it is no longer part of the graduation ceremony to announce scholarships that have been awarded. Is that correct? Are there any individual awards given or announced? Who makes the determination of what is important enough to announce and what is not? Thank you!

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. As far back as I can remember scholarships have never been announced at graduation. They are announced at an Award Ceremony typically held in May. Graduation is already 2 1/2 hours long. It would be double that if we announced awards and scholarships.

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Would Shen ever consider school uniforms?

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Probably not, we are a public school.

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Why is it that there are never any announcements made congratulating the track team or the cross country team? This school freaks out when the football team does something but doesn’t care about any of the other sports

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. That’s simply not true. We have frequently posted pictures and congratulations to the track teams on this website.

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Would it be possible to include some history of the district on the website? Like when the buildings were built, and the story behind them.

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. There is, under About Us: http://www.shenet.org/about-us/historical-information-2/  

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