Archive for July, 2017

Has Shenendehowa considered removing class rank? If so will it happen? Many schools have begun removing class rank.

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Not at this point.

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I would like to know the criteria for the NHS. Is it 90% GPA for each year or 90% combined? My child doesn’t have 90% for the first year, the rest two years is above 90.

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Please see the webpage http://shennhs.webs.com/. If your question is not answered there, contact the advisor (contact info available on the page).

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Where can I find the Middle School Club descriptions. I know where the club listings are located on shenet.org but the descriptions for each club don’t seem to be available any longer.

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The middle schools do not provide them for posting anymore. You can e-mail your middle school principal.

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What is a passing final average for high school courses?

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. 65.

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I’m very confused about the news piece on the M.O.V.E program that will be starting in September. Why now is this program starting? Where were these students before? Why did it say this is the first M.O.V.E program in the area when there has been one for years in Ballston Spa?

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  At this time, we have a group of students who require similar programming that can best be met through a MOVE curriculum. The students were in various specialized classes within the district receiving individualized programs. We recognized that we had individual students who’s needs were similar enough to group together to form one classroom […]

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Where can we find the pictures taken of the graduating students with their diplomas after they crossed the stage?

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Lauren Studios.

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Why is there a fee for seniors to park in the Shen parking lot when we already pay taxes that provide for all upkeep of that parking lot.

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Public education is a right. Driving to school is a privilege, not a right. 

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Have you considered livestream for the graduation? It would be nice for grandparents etc who cannot attend.

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. As with everything, it comes down to cost. However, it is explored each year.

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We really appreciated Koda allowing kids to wear clothes lighter weight clothes to the 8th grade concert last week, because of the hot weather. As a mom though, there quite a few girls wearing really, really short dresses and skirts. I’m not one to be hyper-vigilant with these things, but the band/orchestra teachers need to let the girls and their families know that from the audience’s vantage point sitting below leaves them really exposed. Please, please pass this on.

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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This is in response to the person who wrote: “Why is the Shen pool at Gowana not open to the public during the summer. Taxpayer money is going into it’s upkeep while it sits unused for almost three months during the summer.” The pool does NOT sit unused for almost 3 months, a swim team pays to use it during the school year and the summer, and girls varsity starts in August

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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