Archive for August, 2016

Please take notice of the concrete barriers placed on the south side of Gowana Middle School’s parking lot

Written by on August 31, 2016 in District News, Gowana Middle School

Please take notice of the concrete barriers placed on the south side of Gowana Middle School’s parking lot.  These barriers were put in place to deter drivers from cutting across the parking lot to get to and from the parking spaces and drop off areas near the school.  Drivers are encouraged to follow the traffic […]

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“ShenNext Medicine: Selecting Tomorrow’s Doctors Today” offers guaranteed admission to college and medical school during junior at Shen and a cost savings of up to $18,000!

Written by on August 30, 2016 in District News, Shen High School

“ShenNext Medicine: Selecting Tomorrow’s Doctors Today” offers guaranteed admission to college and medical school during your junior at Shen – a year ahead of schedule – and a cost savings of up to $18,000!  ShenNext Medicine is a partnership between Shenendehowa High School, Siena College and Albany Medical College.  Through this first-of-its-kind program, Shen students can compete for […]

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2016-17 Bus Routes…

Bus route mailers will be going out Thursday August 25, 2016. Parents can login on the parent portal now and view the transportation information. Please note, you should continue to check the parent portal for any changes which may occur between now and the start of school.

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Do you think the school would allow a female football player on the Shen football team, if they happen to play good enough?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Females are allowed to play football under the NYSPHSAA rule called mixed competition. As part of this, females must pass a physical fitness test.  For further information, contact the athletic office. 

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Is there currently, or will Shen ever have a shooting sports team or club of any kind (3 position rifle, trap, etc)? I think it would be a great opportunity for students, especially given the limited number or shooting ranges nearby.

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  We are currently not looking at this as a club or sport. 

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On my school supply list it says that the gowanna middle schoolers need read 180 44 students. What is this? And do I need to buys the supplies for it? Thanks

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Only students in Read 180 or Systems 44 need to buy the supplies listed for those courses.

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If a student is attending a period 0 class in a middle school, what time can he be dropped off?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  A student can be dropped off in the Gowana Cafeteria after 7:30am.

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What’s read 180?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Read 180 is a specialized reading program for students who require specialized instruction beyond the District’s core reading program. More information about the program can be found following the link below: http://www.hmhco.com/products/read-180/family/

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Is it true that my child will have to bring home a fake baby robot thing during health class in highschool? If so then why and can my child opt out of it?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No that is not true.  

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Who will be the freshman baseball coach in spring 2017?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Candidates for the freshmen baseball head coach position will be interviewed in the fall. 

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