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Shenendehowa serves students in southern Saratoga County, N.Y. including the towns of Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Ballston, Malta, Stillwater and Waterford.

October 01, 2014

Superintendent: Dr. L. Oliver Robinson

5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0600

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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

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Posted 9/25/14

EngageNY features an article by Shen's Dr. Oliver Robinson:

Posted 9/23/14

Are you currently receiving accommodations on tests, have an IEP Or 504 plan? Are you a 10th, 11th or 12th grade student and college bound?

A high school to college transition information night will be held for students and parents on November 6, from 6–8 pm in the High School East Little Theater. [MORE]

Posted 9/23/14

The Shen Dance Team will be hosting a K-2 dance clinic on Sunday, October 5th at the Koda Gym from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. Registration will begin at noon. Please visit Shen Dance Team’s website for more information or contact Coach Stephanie Buono at

Posted 9/18/14

We have been informed that there is a confirmed case of Enterovirus EV-D68 within the district. Although the confirmed case is in Tesago, the district is taking extra-precautions by providing this notification to knowing that students and staff interact with other students throughout the district.

This virus may cause severe respiratory (breathing) illness among children and other individuals, especially among children with asthma. Symptoms of the virus include: fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and body aches. [MORE]

Posted 9/17/14

The Shen Varsity Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer clinic on 9/21/14 at 9:30 am-12 pm in the Shatekon Elementary Gym. The children will also perform at halftime of the home varsity football game on 9/26/14. You can register at the door or e-mail for more information.

Posted 9/17/14

Shen High School student Rhiannon McMahon will appear on the WNYT morning news program, Weekend Today, this Sunday to discuss and model the latest trends in fashion. She will appear with her teacher and four other students enrolled in the Capital Region BOCES Global Fashion Program. The show airs from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.

Posted 9/16/14

Looking for information on Public Health Notifications such as Enterovirus D68 or Seasonal Flu, go to the district's Safety, Health and Wellness webpage.

Posted 9/15/14

The Shenendehowa Athletic Department is pleased to announce the 6th class for induction into the Shenendehowa Athletic Hall of Fame:

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: Please see the attached press release for further information regarding each inductee. 

Posted 9/12/14Cure Childhood Cancer

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.”

Posted 9/12/14

Boys Soccer Team Goes GoldThe 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.

Posted 9/11/14

Shenendehowa High School ranks number 183 in the nation in Newsweek’s list of America's Top Schools 2014

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.

Posted 9/8/14

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.

Posted 9/3/14

A Shenendehowa Faculty Recital will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the High School East Auditorium. Heather Baird, a vocal music teacher at the High School, will be presenting a vocal recital "Music in the Air!" for her students and the Shen community.She will be joined by Shen instrumental teacher Joseph Gumpper on violin and Shen alumnus, soprano Amy Shake on several opera duets. Pianist Barbara Musial accompanies and the Shen HS Chamber Choir joins Miss Baird on the final number. The recital features works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, Fauré, Bizet, Barber, Wildhorn and others. Songs will be performed in Latin, Italian, German, French and English with translations provided. The recital is free and open to the public.

Posted 8/26/14

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.

Posted 8/14/14

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. [MORE]