On behalf of all of us at Shakerag, we wish you a joyful holiday season! We love working with your children each day - thank you for sending us such amazing students!
We are very proud of the generous donations for our Giving Tree to help North Fulton Community Charities brighten the holidays for needy families in our community. With your generosity Shakerag collected over 300 toys - WOW!
Many thanks to all who donated and to our PTA for organizing this collection.
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.
The 14th Annual Technology Competition is Coming Up
The 14th Annual Technology Competition will be held January 31, 2015 at Centennial High School. The competition is open to students in grades 3 through 12. The registration period for the competition is January 6th through 12th 2015. The School Liaison for the Technology Competition is Shakerag's Technology Specialist, Mr. Casey Hines (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he is the point of contact for all information regarding the competition, including registration of students. Please visit the Technology Competition website to learn more about the rules and guidelines for the competition.
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 towards receiving a TAG Endorsement for all teaching staff. (Shakerag Calendar 2014 - 2015). We are very appreciative of our parent community to support this initiative, as we will be working very hard on these days to improve our instructional practices. We will be studying different strategies that engage and challenge all learners, helping our teachers better meet the needs of all our students. 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.