May 18, 2013
Superintendent: Dr. L. Oliver Robinson
5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0600
5/21/13 - School Budget Vote and Board Election 
5/22/13 - NYS Gr. 4 and 8 science performance test,for "Don't Stress the Test" info
5/24/13 - No School
5/27/13 - Memorial Day, No School
6/14/13 - The 2012-13 calendar erroneously left off this elementary half day. Please be advised that it is a half day for elementary students. AM kindergarten attends.
Sarah Yang and Colton Robtoy have been named as the valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2012-2013 school year. 
Please click here to access the. Please click here to access the High School schedule for , , the schedule for during Regents Week.
The Shenendehowa Art Department presents the annual K-12 Student Art Show May 17-28 at the Clifton Park Center Mall. Click here for more information.
On Saturday, May 18th, several high school students will host a free carwash outside of the Acadia Middle School’s main entrance. The event will run from 10am-2pm, supervised by Katrina Horton and Susie Romano, teachers at Gowana Middle School. While this is a free event, any donations received will be given to the Memorial Garden Project at High School East in memory and honor of Chris Stewart, Deanna Rivers, Luke Romano and Nick Cammarata.
Tonight, to the surprise of the Board of Education, member Mary Wiggins announced her intention to resign from the school board. This decision does not change the May 21st election. It is still a contested election with four candidates vying for three full-term seats on the board.
It should be noted that once her resignation is formally tendered in writing to the district clerk, it creates an "unexpired term" on the board. By law, the Board of Education decides how to fill the remaining time of an unexpired term. The full term of Mrs. Wiggins seat is due to expire on June 30, 2014.
The Memorial Garden located in the circle in front of High School East is being redesigned. Over the past several months, parents of Chris Stewart, Deanna Rivers, Luke Romano and Nick Cammarata, joined together with members from Nick’s Round Table, High School PTSA and administrators to develop a plan for the garden. 
The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County has completed an online voter guide with school board candidate information for the May 21st elections. Go to http://www.lwvsaratoga.org to see the 2013 Voter Guide for School Board Elections.
The Shenendehowa Educational Foundation Presents "A Green and White Night" on June 8, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Proceeds raised fromthe night will be used to help support all areas including arts, athletics and academic programs. The program features music by the band “The Accents,” food by Mazzone Hospitality, a silent and live auction with great prizes and a special recognition for the first honorees in the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. 
On April 16, the Board of Education adopted the 2013-14 budget to be put before voters on May 21. The budget preserves current programs and services with some program enhancements, represents the lowest tax impact in four years and is below Shen’s maximum allowable tax levy limit. The proposed $156.7 million budget calls for a spending increase of 3.45 percent. The true value tax rate would increase an estimated 2.29 percent. This means that a property with a market value of $250,000 would see an increase of approximately $100 in the total tax bill. Click here for more information.