Georgia Milestone Assessments, 4/16-4/30
From April 16th through April 30th our 3rd - 5th grade students will participate in our State Milestones Testing. For detailed information and practice tests, please click here. For additional practice, click here (click "log in" when you get the log in window - all fields are automatically prefilled to say "guest").
We will have 5 days of testing during this two-week time frame, during which our building will be in "testing mode" from 7:45 - 10:45 each day. Students that miss testing will take make-up testing upon their return. Please ensure your child arrives to school on time, is well-rested and has a nutritous breakfast. Testing days are as follows:
During each of the above testing days our lunch schedule will change slightly - our Kindergarten and 5th grade students are swapping times to accomodate testing. Click here for our revised lunch schedule on testing days only.
Our state is transitioning to using a Student Growth Model (SGM) to assess student achievement. This model uses standardized test data to compare student progress over time to other students of similar academic ability. Currently, the SGM is calculated for elementary schools using the CRCT; in the future the SGM will use the new statewide test (Georgia Milestones) to calculate each students' growth percentile. To learn more about assessment in Georgia click here to visit the Georgia Department of Education website.
Shakerag SGC Elections
Our School Governance Council will be electing new representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. There are two parent/guardian positions and one teacher position open for election this spring. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school, working with the principal on our long-term vision and strategy. Our SGC is responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.
This past year, our Council worked diligently to provide flexibility for our teachers to be trained in TAG Strategies (currently all teachers are being trained in TAG strategies and 33 teachers are committed to being TAG Certified by the end of the 2015-16 school year). In addition, our SGC received a waiver to increase class size in our special area classes, allowing us to fund our Advanced Strategies Lab teacher and provide students with specials each school day.
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held May 5th – 7th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit to the district office by April 28th!
More information (including application documents) is available on our SGC page (http://shakeragschoolgovcouncil.weebly.com/).
PreK Registration for 2015-2016
Pre-Kindergarten registration for the lottery drawing for our (2) Pre-K classes is from April 1st through April 23rd. You must bring your child’s original Birth Certificate, your ID (driver's license)and 2 proofs of residency to be placed on our lottery list. The lottery drawing will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 24th in our Media Center (parents are welcome but not required to attend). Contact our registrar, Pam Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.497.3880), with any questions.
Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016
Shakerag Kindergarten registration will be held on Wednesday, May 6th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Thursday, May 7th from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Contact our registrar, Pam Dale (email@example.com or 770.497.3880), with any questions.
2015-16 School Year Calendar
Our SGC recently approved 4 Professional Learning Days for Shakerag for the 2015.16 school year. On these days students will not have school and Shakerag teachers will work towards improving their instructional effectiveness as we finish our TAG Certification coursework. These days are: 9/8/15, 11/20/15, 2/16/16, 4/1/16.
Order a Yearbook Today!
You can order a copy of our 2014-2015 Shakerag Elementary Yearbook online for $40.00 each.
2014-2015 Teacher/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!
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