December 13, 2013
Don Flynt, principal
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-881-0310 (East Building) • 518-881-0330 (West Building)
Spring 2014 driver’s education registration information will be available on the website on or after 1/6/14.
Students from Mrs. Cowper’s SUNY Spanish class write letters and send their picture to Guatemalan students. 
FBLA/DECA held its first Business Bonanza after school. The premise of the Bonanza was to teach business students about leadership using student-run workshops on topics such as Dress for Success, Starting a Unique Business, Branding Yourself through Social Media and Competition and Travel. 
Jim Sasko, Ben Cangeleri and Margie Miller, representing
three different companies, talked to students about
building trades at Shen H.S. East on November 21.
Photo by HS journalism student Jake DiMirra. For the full
story go to the ShenPen at
Lisa Smith, CPA, MBA, of Bollam, Sheedy, Torani and Co.
(BST) speaks with students about accounting careers during
her visit at High School East on Friday, November 22.
Photo by HS journalism student Erin Hulbert
In November, Shen Tri-M Music Honor Society students attended the Upstate New York Music College Fair at the Eastman School of Music where more than 60 colleges and universities from around the country were represented. In addition the students visited the Ithaca College School of Music where they met with admissions experts and toured the campus.
The grand opening celebration of CapCom branch at Shen High School. 
High School East Drawing& Painting II students create studies of the natural environment.
The doors of the new in-school CapCom Credit Union
branch opened on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in High School East.
The grand opening is set for10/29. The branch allows
students and staff to make deposits and withdraw cash.
Shen students will operate this one-of-a-kind branch, which the students have nicknamed The Vault, with help from CAP COM staff members. [ ]
Two Shen High School students, Akila Amaratunga and Katherine Nelson, have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.]
The SFA Senate presents “Senate Swish,” for CAPTAIN, a campus wide basketball tournament. Come see the basketball skills of your current and former teachers and staff. Watch them battle it out on the court on Friday, November 15th at 6pm in the HSE main gym. Tickets are $5 a person and $15/ for a family of 4 or more. Tickets may be purchased during all lunch periods at both high schools November 12-15 or at the door the night of the event. Proceeds to help CAPTAIN. We HOOP to see you there.
The Shen Pen online edition is updated and running new content at http://theshenpen.wordpress.com
HSE Language of the Media seniors welcomed Robert K. Andrea, Jr., University at Albany Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, as part of their Career and College guest speakers series. 
Shenendehowa High School’s Mostly a Cappella and Chamber Choir will present a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance on Saturday October 26 at 7:30pm and Sunday October 27 at 2:00pm in the High School East Auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students and will be available at the door. Proceeds from these performances will benefit the choral program at the High School. [MORE]
Nicole Holehan's homeroom won "the Pledge to Graduate" contest and was treated to breakfast as part of the high school's “College Week” theme. 
In July, Shen High School English teacher Susan Burns attended the American Federation of Teachers TEACH Conference in Washington DC and met Civil Rights legend Rep. John Lewis, D-GA. John Lewis is the last living person to have given a speech at the August 28, 1963 March on Washington at which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Shen HS is participating in Celebrate my Drive. Log on to www.celebratemydrive.com and support Shen. Our school could win $100,000 and possibly a concert by Grammy Winner Kelly Clarkson. Anyone 14 and older, can make a safe driving commitment or support Shen once a day, every day, between October 18-26. The more safe driving commitments we make, the better chance we have. Remember 2N2: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel!
Congratulations to High School East Counselor Gretchen Lynch for being named by the PTSA as September Educator of the Month the award is sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
Shen High School announces the Green and White Award recipients.
Four students from the new chapter of National Art Honor Society painted zombie faces and participated in the annual Round Lake Zombie Walk. 
The HS Counseling, College & Career Center hosted a roundtable brunch with the Directors of Admission from the following colleges; Albany College of Pharmacy, RPI, Skidmore, Siena College, University at Albany, Sage College & The College of Saint Rose. [ ]
Congratulations to the following Shen High School students who were recently inducted into the newly formed National Art Honor Society at a ceremony held at the Clifton Park branch of the Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company. The 1st class of inductees includes: Courtney Altenburger, Morija Bebic, Miranda Berlin, Sean Carroll, Gabrielle Costello, Fallon Etkin, Katlyn Gibson, Gabrielle Grace, Emily Holtzman, Elise Netoskie, Harry Newman-Plotnick, John Penman, Raquel Rivelo and Alaina Smith. 
Your comments are an important part of Shenendehowa High
School’s efforts to continuously improve the services we
provide to you. Please take a moment to complete the
survey.Thank you for helping us to evaluate our
services. We appreciate working with you.
Congratulations to Matt McGuffey, class of 2014, for his
outstanding performance on the ACT college admission and
placement exam. Matt earned the highest possible
composite score of 36.
This is particularly significant and rare, because on average, less than one-tenth of 1% of all test takers earn the top score. Among ACT-tested United States high school students in 2012, only 981 out of the 1.66 million students earned a composite score of 36.
Shen High School students David Luo, Harry Newman-Plotnick, Anthony Segreto, Nicolas Vigilante, and Jessica Wang, have been identified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. 
First day of school at High School East. 
Shen high school student Nicolas Vigilante was accepted into the National Association for Music Education All-National Honors Ensemble. 
High school robotics team member, Sean Gibbons, was interviewed by reporters this summer at the Saratoga Race Track.
Seniors who have not had their senior portrait taken may
sign up at
www.laurenstudios.com for Sept.19 and 20 when
they will be in the HSE Fridge. All portraits must be
submitted to Ms. Somogie by September 30. Email her with
questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The calendar that was mailed home to all parents had incorrect dates for the Fall SAT and ACT Exams. Shen HS will be administering the SAT on Saturday November 2nd (not Saturday October 5 as identified on the calendar). The ACT Exam will be administered on Saturday October 26th (not Saturday Nov. 2). We apologize for the mistake. Please contact the HSE Counseling, College & Career Center if you have any questions related to this matter. The contact number for this office is 881-0313.
PICTURE DAYS ARE COMING UP SOON!
HS WEST PICTURE DAYS are Friday, Sept 6 and Monday, Sept 9, ID: WL653439Y0
HS EAST PICTURE DAYS are Thurs, Sept 19 and Friday Sept 20, ID: WL653439Y1
The PTSA in conjunction with Lifetouch School Portraits will, once again, be encouraging all orders to be done through the lifetouch website. If you are ordering online, go to my.lifetouch.com or click on the following URL:
Please remind your child that all students have to get their pictures taken for ID purposes.
More info can be found on the PTSA website or contacting Cheryl Hildenbrandt, email@example.com, 518-383-4911.
High School Principal's Newsletter - August 2013 - This contains important information about the opening of school, orientation programs and walk-throughs.
Seven students and one educator from Shen were honored at the Southern Saratoga YMCA 8th Annual Outstanding Student & Educator Recognition Awards. 
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. 
12/19/13 - MS/HS Mid Quarter Grades Posted
12/23/14-1/3/14 - Holiday Recess, No School
1/18/14 - Community Conversations w/Dr. Robinson, Skano, 9:30 a.m.
1/19/14 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
1/27/14-1/30/14 - Regents Exams, No Classes Gr. 9-12
Family and Consumer Science (FACS)
Mr. Armstrong ;
Mrs. Kinsella ;
Mr. St. Denis;
Mr. Tymeson ;
Special Education Department