June 19, 2013
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This afternoon, two cars were involved in a serious accident on Route 146. One of the cars spun around and hit a Shenendehowa bus carrying Shatekon students. No students were injured. The students all boarded a second bus and were driven back to Shatekon. Parents of the students on the bus are being called.
The Transportation Department would like to thank the Shenendehowa community for their tremendous generosity during the ‘Stuff the Bus’ with Toys for Tots Drive. We were able to deliver 686 new toys to the Marines for distribution throughout our area.
The Board of Education appointed Deborah
Price as interim principal of Shatekon Elementary School,
effective January 3. Deborah Price is the retired principal
of Okte Elementary School.
This came about due to the recent appointment of Elizabeth Wood to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.
The principal position for Shatekon has been posted with the deadline for applications on 1/13. The goal is to have a new principal in place on or about March 5.
The Shen Varsity Dance Team, coached by Linda Shady, recently spent a long weekend in Disney World, Orlando, Fl. being filmed for the Disney Christmas Day Parade. The girls qualified to participate by receiving national team recognition at their NDA (National Dance Alliance) dance summer camp. They travelled to Walt Disney World along with 500 other dancers and cheerleaders from across the country. After hours of practice as a large group, they performed the routine on Main Street, Disney in front of thousands of spectators and film crews. Watch for the girls in their red, gold, and white uniforms as the Disney Holiday Parade airs on ABC Christmas Day.
For all prospective Kindergarten parents...The Shenendehowa Preschool PTA Has A Program For You!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Tesago/Skano Cafeteria on the Shen Campus
Snow date: January 18th
• Do you have questions about whether your child is ready for kindergarten?
• Do you ask yourself, “Is there anything I can do to prepare my child?”
• Are you wondering what your child might experience in a typical day?
• Do you have questions about your child’s bus ride?
• Are you wondering what teachers will expect from you and your child?
An experienced panel of Shenendehowa staff has been assembled to help present information to help answer these questions.
The panel will include an elementary principal, kindergarten teachers, director of transportation, a school nurse, and a school counselor, among others. At the end of the presentation, you will have an opportunity to ask specific questions regarding your child.
We will provide coffee and dessert, so please come out and get your questions about kindergarten answered.
**There will be a coloring table for those parents who need to bring their children.
Five Shenendehowa students performed in this year's NYSSMA All-State Music Festival in Rochester on December 1-4, 2011. Top performing students from across the state are selected to perform in this festival. Competition is highly competitive and is considered amongst the elite honors in Music Education. Bonnie Culpepper, Casey Kobylar, and Daniel Lyng represented Shenendehowa in the Mixed Choir group and Lisa Liu performed in the String Orchestra. Rachel Sohn, a 7th grader at Acadia, was selected in a similarly competitive process, to perform a high level piano solo for an audience of educators and peers. Congratulations to all involved on a distinguished performance!
As we all scurry around to do the last minute preparations for holiday or New Year festivities, it is easy to see how people can “tune out” to the economic realities facing our schools. The fact of the matter is, as we gear up for the 2012-13 budget development process, we need you to be tuned in to what is transpiring and how it will impact educational provisions here at Shen. If you are interested in finding out how the district intends to build this budget, please view the video of the presentation that Dr. L. Oliver Robinson made to the board of education at http://shen.welearntube.org/?q=node/38.
After 31 years and 571 wins, Coach Kenneth Strube announces that this season of girls' basketball will be his last as coach. Click here to see a list of his career accomplishments.
The Class of 2012 is selling Shen Apparel to raise money for the class. Click here to see what's for sale.
Two years ago, the school district
terminated a bus driver who tested positive for marijuana.
Last week, the district received notice that the state
Appellate Division ruled that the driver must be reinstated
to the position.
The Shenendehowa Board of Education deliberated the decision of the state Appellate Court and decided to appeal the ruling. The person will not be reinstated while we are appealing the decision.
We believe our actions to be appropriate as it relates to the safety and welfare of our students and think this is a decision that must be challenged.
Shenendehowa Superintendent, Dr. L. Oliver Robinson, is featured in Education Speaks, a blog about public education. Click here to view his perspective on the "Transcending and transforming power of education."