Archive for October, 2017

Shen hosts forum on “Understanding Heroin and Opioid Abuse” with community partners. More photos and video…

Shen hosts forum on “Understanding Heroin and Opioid Abuse” with community partners. More photos and video…

Written by on October 30, 2017 in Photos

In October, Shenendehowa joined together with the towns of Halfmoon, Clifton Park, Stillwater, Ballston, Malta and Waterford; Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo; the Prevention Council; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; CAPTAIN; the Clifton Park Elks; and the Twin Bridges Rotary to sponsor a community forum “Understanding Heroin and Opioid Abuse.” The forum included the following […]

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The 10th Annual Veterans Day Dash will be held on Friday November 10, 2017, 9am Kids Run, 10am 5K, Shen Track

Written by on October 30, 2017 in District News

The 10th Annual Veterans Day Dash will be held on Friday November 10, 2017 9am Kids Run 10am 5K Shen Track http://www.shenrunners.com/

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Food service staff members received the Character Education Award for their efforts in serving 11,823 meals this summer to meet the needs of more than 900 children at times when other resources are not available.

Food service staff members received the Character Education Award for their efforts in serving 11,823 meals this summer to meet the needs of more than 900 children at times when other resources are not available.

Written by on October 30, 2017 in Photos

Food service staff members received the Character Education Award for their efforts in serving 11,823 meals this summer to meet the needs of more than 900 children at times when other resources are not available. This award is designed to recognize and celebrate students, staff and community members who exhibit outstanding character by cultivating, fostering and demonstrating […]

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Shen middle school students practice mindfulness through the African Yoga Project. More photos and video…

Shen middle school students practice mindfulness through the African Yoga Project. More photos and video…

Written by on October 30, 2017 in Photos

 The African Yoga Project: Shine from the Inside and Out delivers global well being in and from Africa.   Lori Kessler and Mark McQuade participate in the African Yoga Project at the Middle Schools.

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Energy Management Supervisor, Provisional Appointment, 8 Hrs/day, 12 Mos/yr

Written by on October 25, 2017 in Job Postings

Hiring for Excellence Shenendehowa seeks culturally proficient individuals who actively promote the highest levels of achievement for every student.     ANTICIPATED VACANCY                                     POSITION: Energy Management Supervisor, Provisional Appointment, 8 Hrs/day, 12 Mos/yr   RESPONSIBILITIES:         Supervisory experience and knowledge working with energy management controls, electronic security and fire alarm systems are required.  Working […]

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Why can’t we dress as clowns at Gowana?

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The district’s dress code prohibits clothing (or costumes) that are distracting to the district’s primary mission which is the education of our students. For that reason, most of our schools are moving away from costumes in school on Halloween, instead opting for after-school activities. Many of the Halloween costumes are violent or inappropriate for […]

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What is the policy for athletes drinking at a football game? The girls soccer team was drinking at homecoming but only one got in trouble for it. Is winning the most important thing? Seems those coaches should be trying to make an impact on their athletes so they don’t make even worse mistakes in the future.If there are no consequences then there is a good chance it will happen again. Winning games is not the most important thing helping kids make good decisions is what a coach should want . Not just a successful won loss record.

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  First of all, the girls soccer team was not drinking at homecoming. The most important thing is teaching students about positive choices and destructive decisions. When a student is caught violating the code of conduct, they are disciplined. Hopefully this provides a teachable moment and valuable lesson to all students about the consequences of […]

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If i want to change a class, how would i do so?

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Talk to your counselor.

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To whom it better concern, I am a shen student, been in the district for the majority of my life, and as a student, I take the offered transportation. Over the years I have had many, and i mean many, annoyances with the system. But this day, this is what pushed me over the edge. For the beginning weeks of the year I noticed the bus carrying quite a large capacity. It didn’t seem like too big of an issue but little did I know it was, oh it was. So today I arrive to my bus stop a minute early like every morning. Wondering after around 7 minutes why the bus hasn’t come on time (another common issue). I turn to see the bus coming from a different direction. My stop gets on seeing this was not our bus… The bus did not pick up the one other stop in my neighborhood! We soon come to terms that the bus has kicked us off our bus route to accommodate for the copious amount of kids. We were not notified of this change!! This has crossed the line, this is too much. I am extremely disappointed (I will be speaking to the Bus Transportation Offices). As taxpayers the notification of a bus route change is required. Please fix this and apologize to the students affected. p.s. I am not looking for a “thanks for the feedback” response

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We are sorry for the mix up. However, without specific route number(s), date information or your name we are unable to help you. It is always best to call the transportation department so we can quickly resolve your particular transportation issue.

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Why do seniors have to go to school on PSAT day

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. To learn.

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