May 24, 2013
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As part of the district's goal to "foster innovative 21st century learning and teaching that is aligned with the Profile of a Shen Student, common core standards and national core standards," Shen began to implement curriculum mapping this year.
to view a presentation video.
Curriculum maps are an electronic database that allows educators to look at a student's learning experience and build on what students have learned in previous years to prepare them for future classes and achievement. It serves as a detailed lesson plan for the school year's curriculum that is aligned with district, state and federal standards. It provides the means to:
• Determine a sequence for delivering content and provide a clear scope for what must be taught to all students.
• Ensure consistency and collaboration by aligning the curriculum both horizontally (within on grade level) and vertically (K-12), organizing content, skills, assessments, and resources.
• Make appropriate, immediate modifications to the curriculum by maping what's actually taught and when it's taught so that teachers can compare this with assessment data.
Is your student currently receiving accommodations On tests, have an IEP Or 504 plan? Are they considering college? If so, please join us for High School to College Transition Information Night For Parents & Students on November 29, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Shen High School East Little Theater. 
Tesago food service staff, under the
supervision of cook manager Linda Lee, won Honorable Mention in
Promoting Healthy Choices/Nutrition Education from the NYS
This year, the Tesago Elementary food service staff worked with two of Tesago’s fifth grade teachers to teach the nutrition unit in the science class. During their partnership, they encouraged kids to become familiar with the importance of following the food pyramid, and to practice healthy snacking using hands on healthy snack options.
They conducted research on a specific nutrient, and made informative posters about the way that nutrient contributes to the muscular/ skeletal system; these posters were posted in the school’s cafeteria for the other students to read. The students designed their own restaurant menu using the food pyramid to guide them in creating recipes. Each of the students were given a chef’s hat to recognize their achievements and hard work in promoting awareness for developing healthy eating habits. They were also the “Guest Chef’s for the Day.”
85 athletes from the Shenendehowa field hockey program traveled to SUNY Albany as the Great Danes hosted their second annual "Stick it to Cancer" fundraiser and clinic. UAlbany raised $300 from donations for the National Foundation of Cancer Research and Shen field hockey donated $425 to the Luke Romano Fund.
Shen football entered the State Farm Friday Night Feats contest – a national HS football video contest for a chance to win up to $17,500. Go to www.fridaynightfeats.com and vote for our video titled “Bronson Greene Hurdles.”
Shen wrestling will be sponsoring a fundraiser on Tuesday, October 25th from 4:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m. at 16 handles located at 5 Southside Drive in Clifton Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Shen wrestling. Help support the #1 wrestling team in NYS.
Varsity football will play Shaker High School at 7:00 pm on Friday night, October 21, in the quarterfinal round of sectionals. All student and adult tickets will be $3.
During the month of October, all Shen
elementary schools have been facilitating activities for the
bullying prevention program to raise awareness and prevent
bullying from happening in our schools. During the
week of October 17- 22 we are encouraging students to
wear specific colors to show support for a kinder,
friendlier and safer school. The colors/themes are as
Golden Rule Monday: Wear YELLOW for “treat others are you would like to be treated”
Loyal Blue Tuesday: Wear BLUE to promote loyalty, kindness, and being a “true blue” friend
Red Wednesday Madness: Wear RED to show your awareness that it’s okay to be angry but….words are not for hurting and hands are not for hitting
Peaceable White Thursday: Wear WHITE for peaceful friendships and problem solving
School Spirit Friday: Wear GREEN to show pride in making our school, community, and country a safer place
If it seems appropriate to you as this is a district wide activity for the elementary schools, could this also be posted on the Announcements or Latest News
The Shenendehowa Girls’ Varsity Volleyball
team successfully defended their home court on Saturday 10/08,
winning a thrilling three set finale vs. Section 1 Arlington High
School to capture the Columbus Day Conquest Tournament crown. Both
teams finished atop their pool in the morning’s round robin
action. In the best-of-three semi-finals, Shen defeated
Guilderland in two sets while Saratoga took Arlington the distance
before dropping the deciding third set.
In the Championship match, Shen defeated Arlington by a 25-20 score. Arlington evened the match with a 25-17 victory in the second. After a back and forth battle in set three, Shen emerged victorious with a 25-22 win to take home the title. Freshman, Hayley Macken was selected to the All-Tournament Team and Senior, Hunter Drews was named Tournament MVP.
The JV team also finished their day victoriously, defeating Arlington in the Finals match, with scores of 25-21 and 25-22. Freshman Colleen Connelly and Connie Krause were both named to the JV All-Tournament Team.
The Shen Volleyball Booster Club took up a collection of personal care items to support the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Baskets of Hope.
5th grade students in Mrs. Austin's class learn about the constitution. View their.
On Thursday September 29th the Shen Girls Soccer Program had the opportunity to train with Dynasty Sports. Dynasty Sports Training is based out of NJ and consists of Mary Velan (former professional soccer player for NY/NJ Sky Blue FC and owner of Dynasty Sports Training), Meredith Rooney (director of various professional soccer schools in the NJ area and active with the NCAA board), and Anita Asante. Anita has played in the Olympics and the World Cup. Anita’s resume includes playing for the England National Team, Arsenal English Football Team, Chelsea English Football Team, as well as several US Women’s Professional Soccer Teams (Sky Blue, Washington Freedom, Chicago Red Stars, and several more.) This was a great opportunity for the Shen Soccer Girls to improve their skill and learn from some of the best women athletes in the sport of soccer.
Just a reminder that the Shenendehowa varsity football game verse C.B.A. has been moved from Friday, October 7th to Saturday, October 8th. Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm. Both teams are undefeated at 5-0 and tied for the division lead coming into this game. We are expecting a large crowd and would encourage everyone to get to the game early to get a seat. It is also the final regular season home game for Coach Brent Steuerwald. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students.