November 29, 2015
Don Flynt, principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-881-0310 (East Building) • 518-881-0330 (West Building)
The high school aerospace engineering
class took a field trip to the Albany ATC and the
Helicopter unit in Latham.
Ten high school business students attended the DECA Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.
High School students Jared Gentner,
Aniela Wilcenski and Braedon Williams, members of the
Class of 2016, have been identified as semifinalists in
the National Merit Scholarship competition.
These young people are among more than 16,000 semifinalists nationwide to earn this recognition. The next step in this process is for a semifinalist to fulfill requirements for advancement to finalist standing. This is a prerequisite for consideration for a Merit Scholarship award. Students must also have an outstanding high school academic record, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and submit SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance.
HSW students meet with Mr. Eugene Gierka, WWII Veteran, US Army Air Corps.
The following 15 Shenendehowa students
have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National
Merit Scholarship Program. These seniors were cited at a
ceremony at school and presented with a Certificate of
Commendation by the National Merit Scholarship
Commended students include: Bryan Brown, Jeong Yeon Cho, Matthew Cotroneo, Luther Gordon, Dietrich Hartman, Amy Luo, Iain Methe, Chen Qu, Kelly Quinn, Nicholas Roig, Paul Schuck Jr., Annelies Vanderveen, Sandra Wiedmann, Abigail Winslow and Ellen Yang
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 National Merit Scholarship awards to be offered next spring, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 National Merit Program by taking the 2014 PSAT/NMSQT Qualifying Test.
On Friday, November 6th Shen High School launched a partnership with “Got Your 6” which means I’ve Got Your Back. Got Your 6 is a nationwide, not-for-profit organization that works to normalize the depictions of veterans on film and television to dispel common myths about the veteran population. [ ]
In 2010, Shen High School dedicated the courtyard through the hard work of Eagle Scout Tom Vierling, Class of 2011 in memory of US army combat surgeon, Dr. John Pryor. Eagle Scout Evan Laing, Class of 2016, rehabilitated the garden and it was rededicated. [ ]
Congratulations to the 44 students inducted into the inaugural class of the Shen World Languages Honor Society. Click here to view the recipients.
Shen High School students display their art in the new cases in the lobby.
Congratulations to Shen HS student Ellen Yang for being selected as the Miss Festival of Nations. Five Shen students were candidates for this year's title 
The FBLA Fall district meeting was held at Bryant & Stratton with 39 Shen HS students participating in various business workshops.
Seven Shen High School business students, who plan to major in business in college, attended “Suburban Council Business Day”, an event presented by Suburban Council Business Educators and hosted by Siena College in Loudonville, NY. 
Grade 9 students attend an assembly on cyber safety and making positive decisions.
Dr. Robinson takes some photos of Lisa David's art class at HSE. 
Congratulations to senior Connor Olney
who is participating in the prestigious All-National Honor
Choir sponsored by the National Association for Music
Education (NAfME) in Nashville, TN. This year 673 students
were accepted into honor ensembles from 49 states and
On October 28, during the 2015 NAfME National In-Service Conference, Connor will join other exceptional young musicians in Nashville, Tennessee, to showcase their expert musicianship and perform a gala concert starting at 9:00am. The performance will take place on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry House stage, known for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment that’s been referred to as the “home of American music.”
High school biology students study field ecology and survey grasshopper populations. 
The High School Counseling, College
and Career Center held its annual College Fair.
Congratulations to the high school students inducted into the National Honor Society.
Congratulations to the High School
Green and White Award winners.
More than 130 student raked, cleaned, painted and mulched for Freshmen Give Back Day at HS West. 
Scenes from Homecoming 2015! 
High School Homecoming Pep Rally 
Senior year kick off for the class of 2016!
The High School Drama Club will hold auditions for their fall production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday, September 12 at 10am at High School West. Sign-in will start at 9:30am in the lobby of the HSW Auditorium. All students currently in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in the club. Please see www.shendrama.com if you would like to interview to join the crew or audition for the cast as there are forms that can be downloaded there and brought on Saturday. Email Mr. Lotano – email@example.com with any questions.
First day of school!
11/11/15 - Veterans Day, No School
11/12/15 - HS Drama "Midsummer Night's Dream" thru 11/14
11/26/15-11/27/15 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School
12/24/15-1/1/16 - Winter Recess - No School
1/16/16 - Community Conversations, 9:30 am, Gowana Cafe.
1/18/16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
Family and Consumer Science (FACS)
Mrs. Sala/Mrs. Brennan-Pagano;
Mr. Salls, English 10,
Mrs. Johnson and Mrs.
Mr. Armstrong ;
Mrs. Kinsella ;
Mr. St. Denis;
Mr. Tymeson ; Mr. Welch
Special Education Department
Mr. Keyser-National Issues Forum;
Mr. Keyser-Global 10;