Archive for July, 2020

Board of Education meetings will now be in-person and limited to only BOE members and designated administrators. No public will be allowed at the meeting. More info…

Board of Education meetings will now be in-person and limited to only BOE members and designated administrators. No public will be allowed at the meeting.Social Distancing will be in order and masks required. Spaces will be disinfected prior to arrival and after departure. Board of Education meetings can be viewed live by going to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwEosMyAtHvksGvwcw2mOvg at […]

I know the school name, Shenendahowa, means settlers of the plains, which is why we are called the Plainsmen. However, it seems odd to me that we use a native language for our school name and use traditional native crafts to represent our school through logos, such as that of the Shen Shop. If our school is priding itself on native culture, shouldn’t we do more to make sure we are respecting and honoring their culture, not taking it for branding? And shouldn’t we, school-wide, further our education on the tribes that used to reside here, if we are using their language and culture?

A. In 1951, the newly centralized school district voted to purchase 160 acres to build a K-12 school. This land was part of the Shenendahowe or Clifton Park Patent of 1708. The Iroquois word “Shenendahowe” means Great Plains. That’s how the district became known as Shenendehowa Central Schools. That is why we are called the […]

how do I get HSE to do high school musical for their musical?

A. It is up to the advisor.

If non-consumable school supplies are to be purchased and provided by the district, how are the elementary schools able to require the purchase of scissors and headphones?

A. Schools should not be requesting scissors. If they did, notify your principal. The district recognizes the need to request that parents/students purchase special, personal items. Headphones fall in the personal category.