September 17, 2014
Superintendent: Dr. L. Oliver Robinson
5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0600
9/12/2014 - Junior Plainsmen Football Night, 7pm-9pm
9/25/2014 - Rosh Hashanah, No School
10/9/2014 - Athletic Hall of Fame, 5pm-9pm, Hall of Springs
10/10/2014 - Emergency Release (Dismissed 15 min early)
10/11/2014 - Community Conversations with Superintendent,9:30AM, Chango
10/13/2014 - Columbus Day, No School
10/17/2014 - Homecoming, 7pm-9pm, HSE
Looking for information on Public Health Notifications such as Enterovirus D68 or Seasonal Flu, go to the district's Safety, Health and Wellness webpage.
The Shenendehowa Athletic Department is
pleased to announce the 6th class for induction into the
Shenendehowa Athletic Hall of Fame:
1990 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
ROBERT CLOUTIER ‘99
BILL SCANLON ‘62
KELLY SCANLON WILD ‘96
CAROLYN SLOAT ANDERTON ‘03
The Dinner and Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 9th at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga. Reservations for the event can be made at: http://www.safepayevents.com/ShenHallOfFameBanquet. Please see the attached press release for further information regarding each inductee.
Shen Goes Gold For Childhood Cancer Awareness on September 17. Beginning this year, Shen staff will promote wearing gold on the third Wednesday in September each year in honor and remembrance of students past, present and future afflicted with cancer. The staff encourages the entire community to join them in “Going Gold.”
The varsity boys soccer team presented a signed soccer ball to a child battling cancer and let him warm up with the goalie. The varsity boy and girl soccer teams are wearing gold shoelaces this month for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Newsweek’s 2014 Rankings highlights
schools that do the absolute best job of preparing students
for college. This year, our methodology is more stringent
than ever with new measures of quality and a higher standard
for data. A star next to a school’s name means that
low-income students are scoring at or above average on state
assessments. This is our way of recognizing schools that
narrow the achievement gap.
Congratulations to the Shen students who
were selected to perform in the NYSSMA Conference All-State
in Rochester, NY in December. Thousands of students
auditioned for this honor. The students include:
Brenna Joyce, Zhenya Kniajanskaya, Connor Olney, Nicole Rizzo, Aaron Alsdorf, Aidan Gorby, Brian Halliday, Julie Lattanzio and Adam Chrzan. Marianna Miranda, Nick Arnold and Collin Rowe were selected as alternates.
The Shenendehowa Board of Education approved the 2014-15 tax rates. The tax rate for the two largest towns in the district was raised by .51% (or less than one percent). At the time of the budget vote, the district estimated the impact to be 1.39%, however it came in well under that projection making it one of the lowest increases in the past four years. And, in a four year period, the tax rate increase in Halfmoon and Clifton Park has increased less than one dollar. Click here to view the tax rates for each town.
Shenendehowa is part of a consortium of 12 school districts that has won $399,946 to review and improve student assessment practices. The "Teaching is the Core" grant from the New York State Education Department will fund activities from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The grant was one of 31 awarded statewide (See NYSED press release)
The consortium is led by Capital Region BOCES and includes: Cohoes, Guilderland, Mohonasen, Niskayuna, North Colonie, Schalmont, Schoharie, Scotia-Glenville, Shenendehowa, South Colonie, Voorheesville and Watervliet.