Archive for February, 2016

How and when are MS students chosen for the MS Honor society?

Written by on February 11, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Please see the clubs webpage for information: http://www.shenet.org/MS-extra-curricular-clubs/

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Shen needs to seriously re-evaluate their modified sports programs. Nearly every other district in the area allows 7th graders to participate in modified sports and in many cases has more than one modified team (7/8 & 8/9 teams). Why not let our kids play? I’m sure coaches could be found to support these teams.

Written by on February 10, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  In the last ten years, Shen has added an additional modified field hockey team, an additional girls modified lacrosse team,  a modified boys lacrosse team, boys and girls modified cross country, boys and girls modified track and field, a girls modified volleyball team, a boys modified volleyball team and a second modified football team.  […]

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The Shen School District recently granted permission to the Clifton Park Baseball League to use the logo and name “Plainsmen”. That baseball league is now advertising they are a “feeder” program for the school baseball team. Isn’t the school district putting themselves at risk by allowing a private organization to appear to be affiliated with the school system? If there are incidents with coaches from this league in front of other teams from other areas, it will reflect on the school district negatively. In addition, this gives the appearance to the kids in the Round Lake Baseball League (200+ kids) and the Halfmoon Baseball League (400 + kids), all of which reside in the Shen school system that the school will only allow kids on their school baseball team if they came thru the Clifton Park Baseball League.

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The Shenendehowa School District did not recently grant permission for the use of our logo to any organization. The use of any of our logos requires approval from the Board of Education. 

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When are honors / accelerated recommendations for 7th grade classes made and sent home? When do kids pick what language to take for 7th grade?

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  May. An SIS message went out this week.

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What’s the grade to get a award for graduation

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Special recognition is given to students with a cumulative weighted GPA of 95%.

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Are there any policies towards locker decorating?

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Grapevine

A. At the middle schools, it varies slightly for each school.  Students should stop by their Main Office for specific guidelines.  At the high school, students are allowed to decorate the insides of lockers, provided that no permanent ink is used.

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What kind of oversight does Shen have over it’s coaches, and how do they get evaluated? It’s frustrating for a child in a freshman or JV program to never get direct feedback on what they need to do to get better. Many coaches feel that the players can ‘figure it out for themselves’. That isn’t often the case!

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Every coach is evaluated at the end of every season.  If there is a concern, contact the Director of Athletics at 881-0396.

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A teacher made an extremely racist comment during a midterm test at HSE. I feel as if this should be addressed, but don’t know who to talk to about it.

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Talk to the principal.

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I don’t feel comfortable with a transgendered changing with me in my swim classes! Why don’t we have separate bathrooms for both sexes?! Its absolutely ridiculous and outrageous

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A. There are private changing rooms in the pool locker rooms for anyone who would like to use them.

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Does Shen high school provide any sculpting classes (art)?

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Yes, look in the program of studies.

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