June 19, 2013
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Seven students and one educator from Shenendehowa were honored at the Southern Saratoga YMCA 8th Annual Outstanding Student & Educator Recognition Awards. These high school juniors and educators were honored for their commitment to our community. The student honorees were Courtney Altenburger, Bethany Angeliu, Charlotte Gliserman, Matthew McGuffey, Shannon McNall, Benjamin Sibson and Jessica Wang. The outstanding educator was James Ward. Congratulations to the honorees!
Posted June 11,2013
The Shenendehowa Education Foundation awarded
a grant to HS teacher Rachel Garrison to take her ceramics class
to the Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Schuylerville, NY. The class
brought their tea bowls that they made in class and glazed them at
the center, then raku fired them in the traditional Japanese
process which has been in practice for more than 500 years. The
tea bowls were used in class for a Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Jim D. Horton, Chief of Staff from the NY Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Services presented a discussion on criminal investigation to students at High School East.
Trooper Mark Cepiel, Public Information Officer from Troop G spoke to journalism students about careers in various aspects of law enforcement.
Shen High School senior Katelyn Angeliu's drawing titled, “Holding a Memory” was one of 40 pieces of regional student art included in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition/20th District. Katelyn an accomplished drawing, ceramic and graphic design student received the honor of first runner-up in the competition. Katelyn completed her drawing within Mrs. Peggy Salvador’s Drawing & Painting II class. She was honored by Congressman Paul Tonko at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, New York.
The high school technology department had a visit from the New York National Guard. Students were allowed to sit in and discuss all aspects of the Humvee vehicle.
The high school graphic design class was assembled to see the unveiling of this year’s drunk driving billboard at DeVoe’s Rainbow Orchards on Route 9. Shen High School student Liz Popson's design was selected.
Shenendehowa students Aaron Bindelglass, Rory McGuire, Evan Bernstein, and Pooja Vittal met with Congressman Paul Tonko to interview him for Ms. Bonventre’s Public Affairs class, a Syracuse University Project advance course.
1. This year we are providing a live
broadcast of the graduation ceremony by
2. Row lineup and seating information @ SPAC – Seniors will have already received this sheet during school or it was mailed home. If this information is lost, it is available via the CAP’s office.
3. Commencement Order of Events and General Expectations
4. Graduation Rehearsal video.
The Shen Business Department earned the
distinction of placing 14th in the nation for teaching financial
literacy from the national W!SE (Working in Support of Education)
This ranking was based on student achievement as well as an advisory board comprised of financial leaders and business professors. Because of Shen's top 25 ranking, Shen teacher Laura Tarlo had the distinct pleasure of touring the trading floor at the NYS stock Exchange.
Shenendehowa High School is pleased to honor the following students in the Class of 2013 for outstanding academic excellence with the President’s Education Award. The U.S. Department of Education establishes the criteria for this award program which is also sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary Principals. Each of these students has a 90 or above average for 3 ½ years of high school and has scored a 90 or higher on English or math Regents exams. Award winners will receive a certificate with their diploma.
Sarah Yang and Colton Robtoy have been named as the
valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2012-2013 school year. They
will be honored, along with other students from the Class of 2013
at the annual Senior Awards Night at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 30th
in the High School East auditorium.
Sarah Yang, this year’s valedictorian is the daughter of Lili Kuo and Wenliang Yang of Ballston Lake. Sarah is an accomplished musician and a member of the History, Speech and Debate, and Fruits of our Labor Club. Sarah will be attending Columbia University in the fall.
Colton Robtoy is the Class of 2013 salutatorian and is the son of Beth Robtoy of Clifton Park. Colton will attend the College of Nanoscale Science & Technology, University at Albany, on a CNSE 4 year Undergraduate Fellowship. Colton has been a member of Mock Trial and played baseball and football during his high school career.
High School student PK Gerstenberger received the Teen Volunteer of the Year award at Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation’s Annual Gathering. He won because he has developed into a compassionate and energetic leader who goes above and beyond his volunteering duties. The other members of Nick’s Round Table voted for him.
Please click here to access the High School schedule for, , the schedule for during Regents week.
Congratulations to the following students who
will have their artwork included in the 22nd Annual High School
Juried Art Exhibition sponsored by The Hyde Gallery:
Katelyn Angeliu - Gears of Imagination
Lauren Bausch - The Music Lesson
Samantha Bowen - The True Self Portrait
Emily Holtzman - Colorful Nude, Self Portrait
Elizabeth Kaufman - The Lindsey
Erika McCarthy - Experience
Rachel Nafis - Koi
John Penman - Breakdown
Olivia Robbins - Explode
Courtney Scriven - Elk Spirit, Owl Spirit, Carrier, Stuffed owl, Yawn
Katherine Wildes - Blossoms
More than 1,100 works were submitted from 23 school districts. Congratulations to the students, the teachers, and the administration that supports the arts! The award ceremony is planned for Sunday, May 19th.
Freshman Recognition Awards, click here to view the list of recipients.
High School Seniors must complete the Senior Questionnaire in Naviance, Family Connection by May 17th. This survey must be completed for state and local reporting. The survey will provide the Counseling Center with your post high school plan and final transcript information. Directions for the survey can be found on the Naviance home page.
The Memorial Garden located in the circle in front of High School East is being redesigned. Over the past several months, parents of Chris Stewart, Deanna Rivers, Luke Romano and Nick Cammarata, joined together with members from Nick’s Round Table, High School PTSA and administrators to develop a plan for the garden. The goals are to make the garden more inviting and more attractive and commemorate students and teachers from Shenendehowa. The committee is grateful to Scott McCart, Shen High School PTSA, and local businesses that are helping to underwrite some of the cost. High School volunteers from Nick’s Round Table will be helping with the design, removal and planting. A dedication ceremony is planned for June 5th at 5:45 PM, just prior to the Lukestrong Olympics. Donations are being accepted through the Shenendehowa PTSA, 970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
The high school Spanish 12H (University in the High School Class) were asked to wear the t-shirts for their college acceptance choices.
In honor of Earth Day, the High School West Environment Club ran a book drive collecting over 1000 used books that will be donated to Saratoga CAPTAIN and the World Wide Book Fund to build libraries locally and across the world.
High School student, Drew Hanagan won the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers new logo contest. Karigon Principal Greg Wing is a Member at Large of the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers. He enlisted students in Sallie Way’s advanced design art class to develop the organization's logo. As winner of the logo design, Mr. Hanagan received a $75.00 gift certificate to Arlene's Artist Materials in Albany.
High school students in the Digital Electronic class took a field trip to Global Foundries.
High school students in the technology class explore various careers during the construction career day.
Congratulations to the following seniors who were chosen to participate in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All Eastern Honors Ensembles in Hartford, Conn.: Maria Paley, Lauren Silberstein, and Stephen Whimple. The Eastern Division Conference is held every two years, is a regional event that attracts music educators from the Northeastern states, as well as musical manufacturers, software producers, publishers and many more various attendees. It is among the highest honors that a student performer can receive.
When: Saturday, May 11th 6:00-11:00 PM
Doors open at 5:45 no entries after 6:30
Where: Saratoga City Center 522 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
For limo drop off, please enter from Maple Ave and drop off on Ellsworth Jones Place
Checks must be made out to Class of 2013 student’s name should be written in the memo section.
Tickets will be sold during lunch periods behind the main café from Monday April 15th through Friday April 26th. Tickets will not be sold after that date!
Guest Info: If a guest is not a senior or not from Shen, you MUST fill out a guest form. This can be downloaded from the Shen website and must be completed fully before a ticket can be purchased.
When: Saturday, June 1st 6:00-11:00 PM
Doors open at 5:45 no entries after 6:30
Where: Saratoga City Center 522 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
For limo drop off, please enter from Maple Ave and drop off on Ellsworth Jones Place
Checks must be made out to Class of 2014 student’s name should be written in the memo section.
Tickets will be sold during lunch periods behind the main café from Monday May 6th through Friday May 17th . Tickets will not be sold after that date!
Guest Info: If a guest is not a junior or not from Shen, you MUST fill out a guest form. This can be downloaded from the Shen website and must be completed fully before a ticket can be purchased.
Congratulations to the Shen FBLA club members who took home a total of nine awards from the 2013 State Leadership Conference in Rochester. Several members qualified for the National Conference in Anaheim this June. These awards display the quality of business education available to our Shen students.
Shen High School music students had the opportunity to work with Michele Von Haugg, Director of Clarinets for Conservation (C4C) and member, Katie Palmer. Through Clarinets for Conservation students in Moshi, Tanzania are taught about sustainability of invaluable resources as well as music education. Shen students learned about the Tanzanian culture, schooling, and environment. They also performed a composition by Danielle Williams along with a prerecorded video with students from Moshi, Tanzania. http://clarinetsforconservation.org/Clarinets_for_Conservation/Welcome.html
Congratulations to Shen High School senior Lauren
Silberstein for winning three separate awards in vocal
The Mendelssohn Club of Albany 2013 Joel Dolven Award - Winner of the Novice Division Scholarship
The Octavo Singers of Schenectady 2013 Scholarship Award
The 2013 Shensational LOTE Talent Award
Congratulations to the following juniors who have been nominated for the N.Y.S. Youth Leadership Recognition Awards: Olivia Bowles, Ian Grey, Miles Renauld, Angela Ferlo and Ryan Kelleher. These students were selected based on their academic achievement, community and school service, and being well-rounded individuals.
College Workshop and College Fair on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6-8:30 pm at HSE
o Workshop topics include Preparing for the Application Process, Standardized Testing, The College Essay, The Benefits of a Two Year School and the College Bound Student Athlete.
o Representatives from over 145 colleges will be attending our fair.
Students in the digital electronics class design a robot to cross a foam board. Their robot must count five randomly placed black tape lines and then turn around and cross again.
high school students are winners at the regional
competition for NYS History Day. Students compete as
part of the American Studies Honors Program or the
Shenendehowa History Club. The American Studies group is
co- taught by Ms. Crump and Mrs. Quinn, also the advisor
for History Club.
The following is a list of students in the photo; those with an asterisk next to their name will advance to the state level of competition in Cooperstown on Monday, April 29th. (I also included the place and category they won- include if you'd like.)
Devashish Chaturvedi* (not pictured)
Amanda Farley & Lauren Bausch, 2nd Place for Group Exhibits
Connor Reed, 2nd Place for Individual Documentaries
Ali Digena, 1st Place for Individual Exhibits
Amanda Pendergast, Lisa Leggieri, & Brittney Reed, 2nd Place for Group Performance
Ryan Kelleher, 3rd Place for Individual Paper
Jon Saxon, 3rd Place for Individual Web Site
Devashish Chaturvedi, 2nd Place for Individual Web Site (not pictured)
Liam Campbell & Jacob Landis, 1st Place for Sr. Group Documentary
Robbie Benson, Henry Hance & Jacob Evans, 1st Place for Group Web Sites
This is the LARGEST group of qualifiers for the NYS History Day Competition from Shenendehowa High School!
Last week at the High School Coffee talk information was presented on change to the Common Core Learning Standards.to view the presentation.
Two Shen High School students have been accepted to represent the Capital District Delegation for the 2013 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute, Diego Hernandez and Nina Loy will be debating in a mock assembly session at the NYS Chamber at the State Capitol. This event takes place on March 23-25.
Shen's Robotic Team 20 competed in the Worcester
Polytechnic Institute Regional
and placed second after qualification matches. They were
invited to join the first seeded alliance with Shaker
Robotics Team 2791. The alliance then chose team 3182
from West Hartford Connecticut to join them. The group
competed against the fourth seeded alliance. Shen's
alliance won the first match. The other group won the
second and the third in a very tight match.
Students that represented the Shenendehowa team on the competition floor were Driver, Bobby Van Ness, Operator Phillip Guinto, Human Player Paul Sargunas, and Drive Coach Katelyn Angeliu.
In addition to being a Regional Finalist, the team received the following honors:
-- The Quality Award sponsored by Motorola: this award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.
-- Industrial Safety Award sponsored by UL: this award celebrates the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards.
-- Regional Woodie Flowers Recipient: This award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering/design. Team 20 and 1493 collaborated and submitted essays nominating 22-year, FIRST mentor Professor Larry Ruff for the RWF Award. Larry has been a part of team 20 and FIRST Robotics since 1992. During that time he worked as a machinist at RPI, got an engineering degree, and then a PhD. He helped found and mentored team 1493 since its rookie year.
The International Club performed its fashion show during Respect Day this year. Come see the International Club Fashion Show and more cultural displays during Shensational on March 23 in High School West, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Shen High School had two teams compete in the 2013 Science Bowl Regionals sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric. The team of Joshua Elacqua, Liangyu Tao, Harry Newman-Plotnick and Stefan Grzyboski placed 2nd out of 17 teams! Shen teacher Mike Tymeson is the team advisor.
The Shen High School History Bowl Team (Sarah Yang, Olivia Acker, Dan Lemuire, Ashley Lieberman) advances to the National Competition in April in Washington, DC! In addition, Dan Lemire was a finalist in individual History Bee competition and has advanced to the National Championships. Our Shen teams are coached by Shen teacher Amber Quinn.
The Shen High School Musical Company presents Disney’s Beauty and The Beast on March 7th and 8th at 7:00pm and March 9th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in the High School East Auditorium. All seats are reserved and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets are for sale on weekdays from 4-6pm in the High School East Auditorium. Adults are $15 and Students (up to 18) are $12. For more information go to http://shendrama.weebly.com/
Congratulations To our Winter Athletes!
The Shen Varsity Cheerleading Squad won the Suburban Council Grand Championship trophy this past weekend. The team also captured first place in the coed varsity division. They now move on to the NYSPHSAA Regional Competition at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Shen senior Sarah Osaheni and Shen junior Ryan Gordon on winning state titles this week in indoor track and field and swimming. Sarah won the state championship in the triple jump and Ryan won the state championship in the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke.
Seniors Nick Kelley and Austin Huneck on winning individual state championships in wrestling and nordic skiing. Nick and Austin have been members of the Shenendehowa athletic program since they were in middle school and now cap their illustrious careers by winning state championships as seniors. Congrats to both of them on their outstanding accomplishment!
Congratulations to the following varsity winter sports
teams and student-athletes on being recognized as New
York State Public High School Athletic Association
Scholar-Athlete teams for the winter 2012-13 season.
Team Scholar Athlete Average
Boys Varsity Ski 94.68
Boys Varsity Basketball 92.37
Boys Varsity Swimming 95.84
Boys Varsity Hockey 92.28
Boys Varsity Indoor Track 94.75
Boys Varsity Wrestling 94.94
Girls Varsity Ski 95.96
Girls Varsity Basketball 94.64
Girls Varsity Indoor Track 96.81
Class of 2014 class ring sales and delivery will
take place Monday March 4th through Thursday
Our Balfour rep will be in HS East on Monday to accept payment during lunch periods behind the main cafe. Ring delivery is after school on Tuesday March 5th in the HS East main cafe. Students will have the opportunity to have their rings serviced on March 6th and 7th during lunch periods. If students have not ordered rings and would like the opportunity to do so, they can order rings during any of the above times.
The High School Senior Awards Night for the
Class of 2013 will be on Thursday, May 30th at
6:30 pm in High School East Auditorium.
To ALL Seniors
• Click here for instructions to ALL seniors for awards
• Click here for Awards List
• Click here for Senior Profile form (required)
To Seniors Nominated For An Award by a Faculty Member
• Click here for instructions
• Click here for Senior Profile form (required)
The Underclassmen Awards Night will be on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm in High School East Auditorium.
Shenendehowa’s student finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program are Arjun Acharya, Amanda Kettell, and Katherine Wildes. To achieve the status of finalist requires achievement in the top one percent of United States high school graduating seniors who took the National Merit Scholarship examination. This award is one of the highest forms of recognition that a high school senior can achieve. The recipients of this recognition . A certificate will be presented to them at the high school’s Awards Program on Thursday, May 30th. The program will be held in the Shenendehowa High School auditorium.
Shenendehowa’s Jean Adomfeh has been named a
finalist in the 2013 National Achievement
Scholarship Program. Jean is one of 160,000
students nation-wide who entered the program
that recognizes outstanding Black American high
school students. Less than 1% of all students
who are considered earn finalist status. Each
finalist is considered for one of 750 National
Achievement Scholarships worth $2500.00.
Jean will receive a certificate for her recognition. This will be a part of the Senior Awards Night held on Thursday, May 30th. The program will be held in the high school auditorium at 6:30 pm.
Through the generosity of the Liberty Mutual
Insurance Company, agent Robin Raciborski,
Peddler’s Bistro, Wicked Smart Apparel, and the
PTSA, the high school administration
is proud to announce that the December Teacher
of the Month Award is high school special
education teacher Kathy McCartney. Mrs.
McCartney was nominated and selected for the
positive impact she has on students every day.
Mrs. McCartney received a dinner for two at
Peddler’s Bistro, a fleece jacket from Wicked
Smart Apparel, and her name will be engraved on
a plaque hanging in the hallway outside the
Principal’s Office in HSE. Mrs. McCartney was
recognized at the boys’ basketball game on
Tuesday. Congratulations Mrs. McCartney!
If you wish to nominate a teacher for the January award, please email your nomination to me, with a brief summary of why you think the teacher should be recognized. These should be received by Friday, February 8th. If you have previously nominated a teacher, there is no need to nominate the teacher again, as they will still be considered for future awards. Nominations can be sent to me at email@example.com.
Please support the Shenendehowa Class of 2014 at a fundraiser today, January 23, 2013. Moe’s, Top My Pizza, Shane’s Rib Shack and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt have generously offered to donate 20% of all profits between the hours of 1 pm and 9 pm. Please present the flier indicating your affiliation with the event to ensure that the Junior Class benefits as much as possible. THANK YOU!
January Principal's Newsletter with very important Regents Exam week information.
Respect Club held their 2nd Annual Gaming for Charity event. $450 was raised for the Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers Memorial Scholarship Fund. Respect Club decided to match the funds, making the total $900 to be donated.
High School English teacher Joe Kott was selected as the Teacher of the Month for November. This is a joint effort with Peddler’s Bistro and the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and agent Robin Raciborski. Mr. Kott was selected, with the help of the PTSA, from over 30 nominated teachers. The award was announced last night at the Holiday Concert. Joe receives a dinner for two at Peddlers, a certificate from Liberty Mutual, and his name will appear on a plaque that will be displayed outside the principal’s office. Congratulations Mr. Kott!
Six of the Introduction to Business and Finance classes
recently entered a contest with CAPCOM Federal Credit
Union. The students had to submit a PowerPoint
presentation that showcased their knowledge of budgeting
and how this applies to their daily lives.
Mrs. Kelly’s 1st Period class was selected as the winner of the contest and will be featured in the Spring issue of brass|Magazine which is a financial magazine geared towards high school and college students. CAPCOM came to the high school today to take pictures and to present the class with a $250 gift card. Prior to their arrival, Mrs. Kelly had the students vote on how they thought the money could be best used. They overwhelmingly decided that they would like to donate the $250 award to the Christopher Stewart and Deanna Rivers Memorial Scholarship Funds.
Mrs. Kelly has asked CAPCOM if the $250 gift card could be donated and CAPCOM agreed to provide a check in the amount of $250 that we will then donate to the Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers Memorial Scholarship funds.
Shenendehowa High School student Eric Wu earned a
perfect score on his AP Computer Science A Exam in
Advanced Placement Exams are based on a composite score of 1 to 5, where a 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. Eric not only received the top score of 5 – ranking among 15.5% of students to fall within this top score category in 2012 – but in doing so, was one of only 18 students in the world to earn every point possible on the Computer Science A Exam, answering every multiple-choice question correctly and earning full points on each of the essays in the free-response section of the exam. Eric earned 80 out of 80.
The High School Robotics Team, the Rocketeers, recently participated in a VEX Robotics Competition called “Savage Soccer”at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The team received the “Awesome Autonomous Award” for their ability to program the robot to quickly gather and deliver blocks automatically, without driver control.
Last night, a devastating car accident took the lives of two beloved Shenendehowa High School students, seniors Christopher Stewart and Deanna Rivers and seriously injured junior Matthew Hardy and a Shaker student.
Tomorrow morning grief counselors will be on hand prior to the start of school to help students with the grieving process. More formal support sessions will be held during the day. These will be announced tomorrow.
We will continue to monitor student reaction in the coming weeks and help students who may need more time to adjust to this tragedy. [MORE]
Shenendehowa High School held a commemorative service event for retired teacher, administrator and U.S. Air Force veteran Howard Steggs, who died in March of this year. After the event journalism students interviewed local veterans about their experiences in the military and in various conflicts. The taped interviews will be donated to the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga as part of the New York State Oral History Program.
Shenendehowa Social Studies teachers, under the leadership of Alan Meisenholder, created a voter registration form based on the actual NYS voter registration form and had students register to vote in their homerooms. Students made signs advertising the election that was held in the auditorium during lunch periods on election day. We developed a ballot based on the ballot from the Saratoga County Board of Elections. Using a scantron machine which replicated the new voting process in New York, students voted during their lunch period.
Miss Rosmarin and Mrs. Gilgallon-Smith’s Early Childhood Education classes at High School East recently visited Shatekon Elementary School where they helped 3rd and 5th grade students work on a quilting community service project. In addition to helping the elementary children with this project, the high school students had the opportunity to hear Shatekon Principal, Ms. Ryan, and 5th grade teacher Mrs. Roptizky, share their insight regarding a future career of working with children and the profession of education.
High school students perform Act 1 of The Crucible during English class. Student names are Kayla Frasier, Emily Seidl, Claire Drake, Ryan Kelleher, and Kathryn Moore.
October was Anti-Bully Awareness Month and Respect Club started the STOMP out bullying movement at Shen. On October 1st, both high schools came together to celebrate Blue Shirt Day, which is a nationally recognized day of Anti-Bully Awareness. Every Monday during October, the students and staff wore their STOMP out bullying shirts, or any blue shirt, to raise awareness of anti-bullying and promote a positive and respectful environment. Proceeds from the STOMP out bullying t-shirts is donated to stompoutbullying.org, an organization doing what they can to put an end to bullying and cyberbullying. On Tuesdays, Respect Club members shared stories on the morning announcements to inspire students and staff to show respect and acceptance to each other. There was also a banner for all students and staff to sign as their pledge to stomp out bullying. At the end of the month, Respect Club created a slideshow of photos from the event and held a day to “break the silence”. Other clubs in the school, like World of Difference designed posters to create a positive environment in the school.
Shen High School Speech and Debate Team earned the 2011-2012 Leading Chapter Award in the New York State district from the National Forensic League. This award, based upon student participation, is the highest honor the League can bestow upon a chapter. Only one school in each district attains this designation each year, and it must wait at least five years before being eligible again. This year, out of more than 3,000 NFL member schools nationwide, Shen is one of only 108 to receive the Leading Chapter Award.
The high school Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club participated in The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk in Queensbury and raised $985 for the cause.
Shenendehowa High School science students are participating in an e-mail exchange with the North Pacific Expedition that is investigating the effects of plastic in the ocean ecosystem. The Plastics at SEA: North Pacific Expedition 2012 is a scientific research expedition with 38 scientists, sailors and students traveling from San Diego, CA to Honolulu, HI. They are tackling tough questions about the impacts of plastic on the ocean ecosystem while also providing updated estimates of floating plastic concentrations. Go to http://www.sea.edu/plastics/school_email_exchange to see the e-mail exchange.
The ninth year of free tutoring in math and science has
begun. Volunteer tutors in math courses, pre-calculus,
earth science, chemistry and physics will be available
in High School East on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 101.
This volunteer tutoring group is composed of professional scientists and engineers, former and current teachers. The program is offered under the auspices of the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center and in cooperation with Shenendehowa High School.
Call the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center at 383-1343 for more information.
Shenendehowa has 21 students who have been named
Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit
These seniors were cited at a ceremony at school and
presented with a Certificate of Commendation by the
National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Commended students include: Olivia Acker, Jean Adomfeh, Katelyn Angeliu, Joshua Elacqua, Ann Foo, Angela Harper, Emma Hartman, Dylan Lavigne, Eric Maynard, Meagan McCarthy, Ethan Neidhart, Sara Niles, Tyler Olney, Charles Saxe, Zhou Shi, Eleanor I. Smith-Dufresne, Liangyu Tao, Sara Wong, Eric Wu, Lin Yuan, and Zena Zimmerglass.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being honored for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship awards to be offered next spring, Commended Students placed among the top 5% of over 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 National Merit Program by taking the 2011 PSAT/NMSQT Qualifying Test.
The 4th Annual Green and White Letter Awards Ceremony was held in October. Click here to view the award recipients.
Shenendehowa High School had four students named National Merit Semi-finalists: Katherine Wildes, Arjon Acharya, Jean Adomfeh and Amanda Kettell. In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists.
The first meeting of the 2012--2013 Robotics Team season is Thursday October 4, 7 p.m., in the Little Theater, Shen High School East. This meeting is for students interested in joining, veteran team members and parents. Following a presentation in the Little Theater families will take a tour of the tech rooms for glimpse of our many projects.
High School teacher Laura Tarlo has been selected by w!se Financial Literacy for the 2011-12 Gold Star Teacher Award! Teachers who achieved a 90% pass rate in at least one of their classes on the w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test were selected for this award. Teachers from across the state will be honored at the w!se MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy in NYC in November.
Gr. 10 Orientation Presentation
Class of 2016 (Gr. 9) August-September Newsletter. Click here for important information for the start of school.
Shenendehowa High School earned the designation of Blue Star School by W!SE for our students' performance on our 2011-2012 Financial Literacy Certification Test. A school must achieve a 75% passing rate on the test and have EITHER a majority of students on a given grade level take the test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 80% or higher. Last year, teacher Laura Tarlo piloted the W!SE Financial Literacy curriculum in the personal finance course and administered the financial literacy certification exam. Shen is the only school in upstate New York that earned this designation. Blue Star schools will be honored at the annual MoneyPower Conference for Financial Literacy on November 6th.
Please be aware that the majority of general communications from the high school will be provided through email messages during the 2012-2013 school year. This is meant to make these more timely and less costly. The first such communication will be this week regarding the opening of school and important information about the first few days. Please watch for an email from high school principal, Mr. Flynt!
Three Shenendehowa students received a full scholarship
to attend the EntrePrep summer program at Skidmore
EntrePrep is an innovative week-long residential program from August 12 – August 18, 2012. It is a project-based, hands-on entrepreneurial experience with a foundation in economic education. Students identify a business opportunity, choose their own team, take charge of the business for a day, and present before a live audience.
In June, 706 students graduated in the class of 2012; 35% with a Regents diploma, 33% with an Advanced Regents diploma and 26% with an Advanced Regents w/Honors diploma. This class had 86 student who graduated with a GPA of 95% or higher.
National Honor Society donated $1,000 to the Double H Ranch in the Name of Luke Romano. The money was raised by the Snowball dance.
Click here for the High School's Top stories in 2011-12