December 06, 2013
Superintendent: Dr. L. Oliver Robinson
5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0600
12/5/13 - The Counseling, College, and Career Center will host a Financial Aid informational evening program at 6:30 P.M. in the Auditorium at High School East.
12/19/13 - MS/HS Mid Quarter Grades Posted
12/23/14-1/3/14 - Holiday Recess, No School
1/19/14 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
1/27/14-1/30/14 - Regents Exams, No Classes Gr. 9-12
1/31/14 - Half Day Gr. K-5, AM Kdg Begins
4/25/14 - Annual Science and Health Discovery Night, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.
Do you like to dance? Interested in
learning to spin flags? Then color guard might be something
you would like to try.
The 2013 Shenendehowa 5th Grade Color Guard Club welcomes new members(both boys and girls) to join us for a season of fun and learning. This club allows fifth graders to learn about the “Sport of the Arts” and have fun with their friends.
Practices will begin on Wed. 12/11 in the Acadia cafeteria from 6:30-8:00PM, and continue on Wednesdays through March.
The guard will perform 3 times this year!!!
-Saturday January 25th at the Shen Show
-Saturday February 15th at the Albany Show
-Saturday March 29th at the State Championships here at Shen
If you are unable to attend the first rehearsal to receive information but are interested or have any questions prior to that, please feel free to contact Shen Colorguard Director Scott Snell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Jennifer Lee-Alden, elementary music teacher, for her recent publication in Activate! Music, Movement & More (December 2013-January 2014 issue) a music magazine for elementary music educators. Jennifer co-authored the article entitled Elementary Music and the Common Core with Matthew Cremisio. The article highlights how music instruction is able to enhance understanding of the Common Core, focusing specifically on language standards.
The Acadia PTA will provide two scholarships in the amount of $500 each for the 2013-14 school year. They will be awarded to two deserving Shenendehowa Seniors who formally attended Acadia Middle School. Applications may be picked up at the High School East Guidance Office from Mrs. Butera. The completed application form must be returned to Mrs. Butera at the High School East Guidance Office, no later than Feb. 3rd, 2014.
Congratulations to coach Jeanne Frevola and the Girls Field Hockey Team on winning the NYSPHSAA Class A State Championship! The field hockey team defeated Fairport on Saturday 4-0 and then defeated two-time defending state champion Sachem East in a thrilling double overtime game today. The field hockey team won 1-0 on penalty shots after the teams played to a 2-2 draw after regulation and two overtime periods.
Congratulations to the girls field hockey team who defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 5-1 to advance to the NYSPHSAA championships this Saturday, November 16th at Cicero-North Syracuse. The Field Hockey team will take on Fairport (Section V Champion) in the state semi-finals at 7:30 pm. If the girls win, they will play Sunday at 2:00 pm at Cicero-North Syracuse for the New York State Class A State Championship.
The Shen colorguard is pleased to announce the debut of the Shen Shining Stars!! The Shining Stars is a colorguard for students in grades 6 – 12 who have physical or intellectual disabilities. The guards goal is to take part in a unique activity, promote exercise, self-expression and lasting friendships. The guard will perform twice during the season both here at Shen. Rehearsals have begun and take place on Tuesday evenings in the Acadia Cafeteria from 6pm-7pm. If you are interested in the guard contact Kathryn Moore at email@example.com or Scott Snell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also feel free to stop by and see what all the excitement is about. 
Art teachersparticipated in a full-day workshop on Art Education Matters. Art teachers work together sharing out ideas for projects that inspire students to develop their creativity and risk-taking while aligning curriculum standards. 
Congratulations to Lori Kessler and the Girls Volleyball team on winning their fourth straight Class AA Sectional Championship on Saturday night at Stillwater by defeating Saratoga in four sets. The Girls Volleyball team will travel to Syracuse next Saturday to play the winner of the Section 3 championship game.
Congratulations as well to Jeanne Frevola and the Field Hockey team on winning the Class A Field Hockey Championship at Schuylerville. The girls defeated Niskayuna 1-0 to win the game and survived two corners with less than two minutes to go to prevail. This is the girls’ third sectional title in four years. The girls field hockey team plays next Saturday in Syracuse against the Section 3 champion as well.
Also, the girls field hockey program went a combined 48-3-4 this year and only gave up 9 goals all season!! The JV went a perfect 16-0 and did not allow a single goal all season - congrats to Jeanne, Julie Parsons, Shawn Eggleston and Jen Sykes and all their student-athletes on their work with all of our girls in the field hockey program.