May 25, 2015
Don Flynt, principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-881-0310 (East Building) • 518-881-0330 (West Building)
Latin 2 students at HSW participated in an Imperial Hall of Fame, in which students created a museum exhibit based on a Roman emperor. All Latin 2 students then had the chance to “tour” the Hall of Fame, asking questions of their classmates about their projects. 
Shenendehowa High School is pleased to announce that this
year’s valedictorian is Philip Sun and the salutatorian is
Philip Sun has been involved in many activities in and out of school. These have included: Math Team, Science Bowl and Robotics at school. In the community, Philip has done research at RPI on algorithms and taught math at the Chinese Community Center. Philip will be studying at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.
Nadia Suguitan has been a member of the French Club, Key Club, Science Club and the Math Team. She also ran track and played varsity tennis for five years. She will attend SUNY Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale and Engineering in September.
HS students tour SCCC & HVCC to learn about programs, services & how to be successful at college.
High School held its Junior Prom.
Shen Crew Team practice.
High School National College Decision Day- students show pride by wearing their college shirts and decorating homerooms. 
Students in Itter Randazzo’s E-Media classes designed bookmarks for "Poem In Your Pocket Day." The bookmarks are creative, beautiful…..thoughtful. Students and staff also shared poems throughout the day-April 30th and were able to enter a raffle for prizes.
The SFA Senate held a Speakout on school environment issues.
Congratulations to Shen History Club member, Ani Wilcenski who was awarded the Abner Doubleday Civil War Roundtable Award at the NYS History Day State Competition held in Cooperstown, NY. 
Shen Robotics Team 20 competed at the World Championships in St. Louis. The 600 teams were broken into 8 divisions. Team 20 played in the Carson division. There were qualifying rounds followed by playoffs. Team 20 was picked to play in the playoffs by the second seeded team. The alliance made it past quarter finals, semi-finals, and went to win the finals in a best-of-three-match show down. The next step was Championship matches between winning alliances from each of the 8 divisions. The Team 20 alliance did not win at this level, but they were proud to compete on Einstein field (the name of the field for Championship matches). This has been one of their goals for many years. The team brought home a large trophy for their efforts at the division level.
Ryan VanGalen (All-State QB) plays with Artur Jurczynski for Shen's unified basketball team.
Shen's Varsity colorguard placed 8th in the World Championship out of 40 teams. They also won Fan Favorite. 
Shen's Peace Program recently traveled to France marking the 20th anniversary of the exchange program with Montrouge, France.
The Shen FBLA club received several awards at the State Leadership Conference including 1st place in three events. 
The High School College and Career Center hosted their annual Spring College Fair.
Shen HS Chapter of Best Buddies finished in the top three for fundraising in the Best Buddies NY Annual Friendship Walk. 
The Shenendehowa Robotics Team, Team 20, shows its spirit at the Finger Lakes FIRST Regional Robotics Competition.
Shen high school students traveled to Belize over spring break. 
Congratulations to the 19 high school students selected to participate in this year’s Capital Region Media Arts Festival. 
High school biology students get hands-on learning experience through dissection.
The Junior Prom is May 9, click here for information about ticket sales, etc.
Shenendehowa High School’s first Model UN Club participated in the Boston College Eagle MUNC in March!
High school Math Team members Jerry Qu and Philip Sun finished in the top 99.9% of the nation at the national MathCon contest and were invited to participate in the next round of the tournament against the top 700 contestants in the country held in Chicago. Maya Dorn and Nadia Suguitan finished high enough to qualify as alternates. Congratulations to all Math Team participants including Piere Fabris, JinJie Chen, XiuRui Lin, Josh Sangaline, and Sara Feinland!
The High School Chamber Orchestra students played for a fundraiser for Niemann-Pick Type C research.
The high school selected their winners from the March Madness program from a raffle. The program is designed to highlight students’ positive behavior during the month of March. Each high school staff member has been given ten March Madness coupons to distribute to students who live out the characteristics of the Profile of a Shen Graduate or the values and beliefs of the school community. Students then enter their coupon for a weekly raffle of prizes on Fridays, during March, that include gift cards and free food. Click here to see the winners.
HS West celebrates LOTE Fest 2015! 
High School student Brian Halliday received a Certificate of Merit from James Tedesco for his participation in the NYSSMA All-State Jazz Ensemble.
HSW Library window displays the work of Studio in Art students teaching about radial balance, Middle Ages, eastern religion and philosophy.
Dr. Robinson played a cameo in the last scene of the final performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
HS East technology students entered
10 bridges in the 35th annual balsa wood bridge
competition during engineering week at the Albany Marriot.
One took 2nd place in aesthetics (Keith Grable and Mike
McCann) and another 5th place in strength (Jacob
Szwarcberg, Nick Campana and Nathan Fankhanel)
Ten schools participated with more than 120 bridges.
Shen senior Ishan Parashar has been
honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a
President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. [ ]
Shenendehowa’s student finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program Aidan Gorby, Eileen Nolan, Anagha Putrevu and Philip Sun. 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. 
Shen student Lynelle Freeman has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Lynelle is one of 160,000 students nation-wide who entered the program that recognizes outstanding Black American high school students. She is one of 1,300 Finalists. Each finalist is considered for one of 800 National Achievement Scholarships worth $2,500.00.
HSE students along with the LOTE and Science departments expanded their global perspective in Costa Rica with CIRENAS school learning about the environment and immersing themselves in the Spanish language.”
The High School Robotics Team inspired Karigon Elementary School students as part of the Saturday Science Program.
High School teacher Mr. Campanion discusses history career choices in his classroom through living history artifacts.
The high school senior awards night
for the class of 2015 will be on thursday, may 28th at
6:30 pm in the high school east auditorium. (seniors
click here for more information and form,
click here for list of awards).
The underclassmen awards night will be on thursday, may 21st at 6:30 pm in the high school east auditorium.
Many thanks go out to the HS PTSA for donating four document cameras and six wireless presenters to High School West!
German and American students participating in this year's German-American Partnership Program (GAPP) exchange. German students and teachers spent two weeks living with Shen families and visiting our area and classes. Shen students spent two weeks traveling to Prague, throughout Germany, and to Maastricht, Holland. Students, families and teachers have formed crucial bonds and deepened their cultural and language skills immensely.
Congratulations to high school teacher Heather Green who recently achieved National Board Certification and belated congratulations to High School teacher Kathy Fay who achieved this significant accomplishment last year. National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. Completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have voluntarily developed and demonstrated the advanced knowledge, skills and practices required of an outstanding educator.
Tickets are now on sale for the Shen
High School Musical Company's production of Thoroughly
Modern Millie. This fun musical will be presented on
Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm, Friday, March 6th at 7:00pm
and Saturday, March 7 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. The front half
of the auditorium is reserved with the back half being
general admission. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for
students (18 and under).
Please visit www.shendrama.com for a ticket order form.
Congratulations to all of the FBLA students who competed against nine schools and won awards in written and performance-based competitions at the FBLA Spring District meeting.
Shen HS student Carolyn Venditti successfully completed 54 hours of internship with Belmonte Builders through the district's Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP). She was honored with a reception for doing an exemplary job in her internship.
Congratulations to Shen basketball player Carly Boland, who scored her 1,000th career point on Tuesday, January 20th, vs Guilderland. 
Congratulations to the 14 Shen Seniors Signing Letters of Intent! 
Welcome to our newly arrived German students who will be staying with their high school hosts until 2/6. 
Shen Shining Stars put on a great performance at the Colorguard Competition on Saturday.
The Shenendehowa Math Team hosted a fast pace math tournament Tuesday, January 20th in which students and faculty competed in. In the final round, Mrs. Rathay from High School West won best 2 out of 3 against Ayse Guvenilir who was the top place finisher for the students. Thanks to our hosts Philip Sun and Jerry Qu and to all the students and faculty that made it an exciting event. We look forward to having another one soon! 
Congressman Tonko has been invited to speak with 12th grade National Issues Forum and Syracuse Public-Affairs classes about current events, his career path, and future careers in the Capital region. 
Shenendehowa’s Mostly A Cappella has been invited to give a solo performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 30th!
Shenendehowa High School East’s Mostly A Cappella and Chamber Choir present a Benefit performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado on Saturday January 17 at 8:00pm in the High School East Auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students and can be purchased at the door. 
High School East Orchestra performed for Karigon students during Morning Program. 
High School Coffee Talk Presentation, January 12, 2015
Principal's Newsletter - January 2015
The Shen High School FIRST Robotics team kicked off a new season. 
High School choral group performs in the lobby of the high school. http://shen.welearntube.org/?q=node/1137
High School health teachers present career exploration.
Shen High School East students learn CPR in health. 
The Shenendehowa High School Robotics Team was awarded
$10,000 dollars from the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Town of Malta
HSW French classes wrote and illustrated children's storybooks about world travel. They read and translated these stories to 3rd and 5th grade students at Skano, Orenda and Tesago. 
Mrs. Stammel's HSW English class formats their thesis-based, research paper about social issues using MLA style.
High School senior Jahn Ligon tells the story about how taking health at Shen helped him to save his brother's life. "I was walking out of my room when I noticed my brother grabbing his throat and falling to the ground. I was shocked at first but picked him up without any hesitation and began the Heimlich maneuver until the object was dislodged from his throat. 
In December, Shen High School dedicted the cancer awareness tree located in the memorial garden.
In December, singer/songwriter and 2008 Shen alumni Danielle Bouchard from the famous band Oh, Honey conducted a master class with a Q/A session for students interested in her music, or just finding out what it would be like to be a recording artist.
Congratulations to Shen health teacher Nicole Holehan who was awarded the 2014 NYS Health Teacher of the Year!
High School teacher Laura Tarlo was awarded the Gold Star Teacher and Blue Star School awards from W!SE (Working in Support of Education) and All State. These are both financial literacy awards.
On Monday, December 8, 2014, the H.S. East Music Department will be hosting singer/songwriter and 2008 Shen alumni Danielle Bouchard from the famous band Oh, Honey. She will be here periods 6-9 for a masterclass and a Q/A session for students interested in her music, or just finding out what it would be like to be a recording artist. 
HSW student Usman Rehman, from Saudi Arabia experiences his first snow!!!
Twenty nine talented Shen HS music students participated in the Area All-State Music Festival at Saratoga HS on November 21 and 22 culminating in a wonderful concert enjoyed by family, friends and the community.
Shen HS Drama Club presented a fantastic production of Noises Off to standing ovations, Nov 13-15!
Students in the National Issues Forum classes organized and ran a Book Drive to collect children’s books for the Ben Osborn Fund, a memorial fund founded in memory of CPL Ben Osborn who was killed in Afghanistan, June 15, 2010, while serving in the United States Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. The group presented more than 500 books to the Ben Osborn Fund during the high school Veterans’ Day Assembly on November 7, 2014. 
The NYS Police Forensic Investigation Center presented to Shen AP Biology and Forensic Science classes. Julie Pizziketti, Acting Director of Biological Science, spoke to students about forensic DNA technology. 
NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn will be presented by the Shenendehowa High School Drama Club on Thursday and Friday, November 13th and 14th at 7pm & Saturday, November 15 at 2pm and 7pm in the High School West Auditorium. Tickets are $10 General Admission and available at the door. Visit www.shendrama.com for more information.
High School West geometry students use Chromebooks and a geometry app to explore relationships in triangles, take data, and record their results.
Shen HS East’s Mostly A Cappella and Chamber Choir present Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday Nov. 2 at 2:00pm at the H.S. East Auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students and can be purchased at the door. 
Students in Mrs. Lombardi’s and Mrs. Sauer’s Spanish classes at High School West had the opportunity to Skype with Nikki Rowley, a Peace Corps volunteer/teacher living in Ecuador. 
The high school building level administration will roll out a Twitter account that will work to keep you up to date on happenings around both High School East and High School West. The account may be found at: https://twitter.com/ShenHSLeaders and our user name is @ShenHSLeaders.
Homeroom 153 wins the spirit contest for the best door design.
HS East homeroom #223 shows off their spirit door, however homeroom #153 won the spirit contest!
Freshmen give back day at High School West...painting, washing windows, raking and picking up litter. 
Shen Spirit Rally 
Shen High School has 22 students who
have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National
Merit Scholarship Program. These seniors will be cited at
a school ceremony and will be presented with a Certificate
of Commendation by the National Merit Scholarship
Commended students include:
London Brunell, Lindsay Caplan, Chad Charrette, Melanie Chen, Nicholas Demasi, Amy DePoy, Kevin Favaron, Sarah Feinland, Jack Gartner, Gregory Laymon, Kevin Lorch, Taylor Mellow, Alexander Rock, Emmett Neidhart, Paul Sargunas, Jamin Sim, Jared Slosberg, Natalie Strehl, Nadia Suguitan, Taylor VanTine, Anna Zavodsky, and Shelly Zhang. [ ]
Have questions about the college
application process? Click on the following link to watch
the counselor’s College Application Tutorial.
Shen varsity field hockey players coach future stars. The varsity girls' team helps run the program by running practices and helping coach at the tournaments. The students also receive service hours toward National Honor Society. 
The Shenendehowa SFA Senate is excited to announce the Homecoming Dance in HSE on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Tickets are FREE and available during all lunch periods in HSE and HSW from October 14th through October 17th. The dance is open to all high school students with a limited number of tickets available. This year's theme is Shen Spirit. The dance is semi-formal. Students must keep in mind the high school dress code. Please direct all questions to the SFA advisors Ann Conway firstname.lastname@example.org or Derek Dayton email@example.com.
Members from Shen's National Art Honor Society (Maia Loy, Margaux Hales, Carly Jacob, Emma Fishbein, and Rhea Mundra) painted approximately 50 faces of aspiring zombies at Leah’s Cakery in Round Lake. The annual Zombie Walk is a fundraiser for the local food pantries. Zombies of all ages set about the village and collect bags of food from all the porches. The group filled a large trailer in an hour! [MORE]
Congratulations to Shen H.S. students Taylor Abbitt and Jacob O'Shea on their selection to the NAFME All-National Music Festival. Jacob and Taylor were selected for the Chorus and orchestra (respectively) out of thousands of students across the United States. This is one of the highest honors ensembles a student can reach.
High school biology students survey the grasshopper population on Shen’s campus. 
A high school to college transition information night will be held for students and parents on November 6, from 6–8 pm in the High School East Little Theater. 
High school teacher, Jami Sautter, and some high school students meet with Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange Is the New Black who spoke at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library.
The following information is provided for parents who were unable to attend our 10th Grade Parent Night: Grade 10 Orientation, Navigating Gr. 10, Graduation Requirements, and Orientation Handout.We hope you find these materials useful. In the event you have any questions, please let us know. You can also find useful information on our YouTube channel.
High School biology classes study field ecology on Shen's campus. 
High School Principally Speaking Newsletter. Click here for pertinent information about the opening of school 2014.
5/21/15 - HS Mid-Qtr Grade Report
5/21/15 - HS Underclassmen Awards Night
5/22/15 - No School
5/25/15 - Memorial Day, No School
5/28/15 - HS Senior Awards Night
5/30/15 - HS Senior Prom, Saratoga City Center
6/2/15 - HS Regents Exam
6/13/15 - Green and White Night, 6:30 pm
6/15/15 - Local Exams, No Classes Gr. 9-12
6/16/15-6/24/15 - Regents Exams, No Classes Gr. 9-12
6/24/15 - Last Day of School
6/25/15 - Class of 2015 Graduation at 1:30pm at SPAC. There are no tickets needed as seating is first come, first served. Visitors may use the lawn if there are no seats available.
2015 Summer Walk-Through Schedule
Family and Consumer Science (FACS)
Mrs. St. Clair;
The German Program
Lycee Genevoix PEACE Program
Mr. Armstrong ;
Mrs. Kinsella ;
Mr. St. Denis;
Mr. Tymeson ;
Special Education Department