Archive for November, 2018

Shatekon students in John Mabee’s P.E. class count in various languages while completing warm-up exercises.

Shatekon students in John Mabee’s P.E. class count in various languages while completing warm-up exercises.

Written by on November 26, 2018

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SUNY Spanish classes with Mrs. Clarkin learn about the contribution in the arts that Spain has made to the world. The students participated in a Flamenco experience.

SUNY Spanish classes with Mrs. Clarkin learn about the contribution in the arts that Spain has made to the world. The students participated in a Flamenco experience.

Written by on November 26, 2018

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After reading Molly’s Pilgrim, Mrs. Paupini’s third graders at Karigon made dolls to represent their ancestors and cultural backgrounds.

After reading Molly’s Pilgrim, Mrs. Paupini’s third graders at Karigon made dolls to represent their ancestors and cultural backgrounds.

Written by on November 26, 2018

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Cadet Anthony DiNallo, Junior at the United States Military Academy and former Gowana Middle School student, spoke to 8th-grade classes  about West Point and the importance of being prepared for college (i.e. good grades and involvement in clubs/sports).

Cadet Anthony DiNallo, Junior at the United States Military Academy and former Gowana Middle School student, spoke to 8th-grade classes  about West Point and the importance of being prepared for college (i.e. good grades and involvement in clubs/sports).

Written by on November 26, 2018

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Skano students honor their community of Veterans at their annual veterans day assembly.  Approximately 70 Veterans were honored.

Skano students honor their community of Veterans at their annual veterans day assembly. Approximately 70 Veterans were honored.

Written by on November 26, 2018

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What are the requirements to get a parking pass as a senior?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. https://www.shenet.org/shen-high-school/high-school-senior-privileges/

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Do all elementary schools have banking?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. Some do. Check with your principal.

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I have seen the questions about if a driving test is considered an excused absence, and I have seen multiple different answers. It is an excused absence or an unexcused absence?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. It is UNEXCUSED. Excused absences are established by state law.

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I heard that the determination of school absence due to Weather is done by 5:30 because that is near when the buses leave. Is this true, or is it just until it is obvious the buses can’t leave. Thanks, an Acadia Middle School Student. P.S. Who determines snow days

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. The decision is usually made between 4:30-5:30. However, if a delay is called, you should still watch for announcements incase it turns into a closing. The superintendent makes the decision with input from many others.

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How come orchestra students in the elementary, unlike chorus students, miss entire instructional periods for their lessons and orchestra and then have to make up all of the work and learn the content ? This does not happen to chorus students. It is an excellent way to discourage kids from doing orchestra. I don’t think this happens in the middle or high school.

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. The instrumental programs (band and orchestra) have pull out lessons for small group instruction to help students progress.  This occurs at all grade levels.  In high school, there is enough staffing to pull some students directly from the ensemble rather than from other classes but it is not possible at lower levels.

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