2014-2015 Teacher of the Year and Professional of the Year
Shakerag is proud to present our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year award to Ms. Allison Kerley, 4th grade teacher and our 2014-2015 Professional of the Year award to Ms. Cathy Bevan, Clinic Assistant. We are proud of Ms. Kerley and Ms. Bevan and very appreciative of all their efforts and the difference they make for students and staff every day at Shakerag!
February 23-27 is Teacher Appreciation Week
Be sure our Shakerag teachers feel extra special next week by letting them know how much you appreciate them! For more information and ideas on how to show your appreciation read the flyer here Teacher Appreciation Flyer 2015.doc.
Click here for a link to the recent parent letter explaining our new TAG structure. All TAG students now attend TAG class for 50 minutes each day instead of attending TAG class all day one day per week.
Volunteer Requirements for Fulton County Schools
All volunteers must complete the volunteer on-line registration and view a mandatory video 48 HOURS PRIOR to your first volunteer commitment at Shakerag.
Once these steps have been completed you will receive an email confirming satisfactory completion and you may then come to school and show a valid, government-issued ID. Register at www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org.
Complete the mandatory online training
Complete the volunteer application online and submit
Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools
Beginning With the End in Mind (Habit #2)
We encourage all our students to start thinking about their future and encourage them to wear their college spirit attire every Monday. Please discuss and promote the importance of higher education with your children and encourage them to wear college spirit on these days. If your child has another dream that takes him/her on an alternate route instead of college (i.e. The Julliard School), we encourage him/her to wear and celebrate that as well!
2014-15 School Year Amended Calendar
As a Cohort 1 school, we have an adjusted calendar this year, as we have 5 Professional Learning days for all teachers as we are working to provide training for all our teaching staff on engaging TAG strategies. We are very appreciative of our parent community to support this initiative, as we are working hard on these days to improve our instructional practices. We are studying different strategies that engage and challenge all learners, helping our teachers better meet the needs of all our students in every classroom. On the following days we will not have school for students (Shakerag Elementary only):
8/29/14, 9/29/14, 11/21/14, 2/13/15, 3/12/15
Parents that need affordable care for their children during these days are encouraged to talk to the YMCA (shakeragSDO.pdf) who will host Shakerag children on these days for a nominal fee.