Shakerag Carnival 10/17
Mark your calendars for our annual Fall Carnival on October 17th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM! We will have food trucks
and carnival favorites (pony rides, cake walk, bouncy castle, etc.) as well as the human hamsterball, laser tag, a zipline,
return of the DUNK TANK and much more! Our PTA is looking for parent volunteers to be booth coordinators. Visit PTA’s
website for all the details.
New Phone Numbers Week of 11/4 (Revised)
Fulton County will be upgrading our current phone system with new numbers and new extension numbers. Our new main number will be 470-254-3880. Our new fax number will be 470-254-3886. This change is now scheduled to occur the first week of November (not mid-October as previously communicated). We will keep you updated as we get closer to the change date.
Shakerag Volunteer Renewal
All volunteers are required to complete the entire Mandated Reporter's online training every other year at least 48 hours prior to coming in to volunteer in the classroom or with students at our school. Visit the FCS site directly to complete your Volunteer requirements: http://enduserssolutions.net/fcsvolunteers/story.html
Digital CitizenshipAs part of our move towards Personalized Learning, we will be teaching all our students how to use the Internet safely, ethically, and responsibly. Visit Common Sense Media for tools that you can use at home to further support these goals.
Georgia Milestones Results
Georgia's Department of Education recently released the state level 2014-15 results for the Georgia Milestones Assessment administered last Spring (click here for state level results). Test results place students into one of four categories based on their performance:
Level 1: Beginning Learners (do not yet demonstrate proficiency)
Level 2: Developing Learners (demonstrate partial proficiency)
Level 3: Proficient Learners (demonstrate proficiency)
Level 4: Distinguished Learners (demonstrate advanced proficiency)
It is expected that students score in levels 2, 3, or 4 to be considered on track for college and career readiness. In the areas of Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies (3rd-5th grades), approximately 30% of all students in GA scored as Beginning Learners, 30% scored as Developing Learners, 30% scored as Proficient Learners and 10% scored as Distinguished Learners.
These results are dramatically different than recent CRCT scores; Georgia students overall are scoring lower as these tests are more rigorous with higher expectations. For a full press release from the GA Department of Education click here. We will share school level results as soon as they are available next month.
2015-2016 School Year
School hours are 7:40 - 2:20 PM. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:10 each morning - parents wanting to walk their children in need to park in our side parking lot. Students in car pool should be ready to exit the car on the right side - we are happy to open doors but students do not need to wait for us! The best time to drop off in car pool is before 7:30 - between 7:30 and 7:40 it is extremely busy!
Dismissal begins at 2:20 each afternoon. If you are picking your child up in car pool please be in the lane by 2:25 each afternoon. All our buses will depart at about 2:30 each afternoon - please be at your child's bus stop a few minutes prior to their arrival.
We have 4 Professional Learning Days for Shakerag for the 2015-16 school year. On these days Shakerag students will not have school and Shakerag teachers will work towards improving their instructional effectiveness as we finish our TAG Certification coursework.
Shakerag's Professional Learning days are
Click here for our printable 2015-16 calendar.
Shakerag is part of Fulton County's first group of schools working towards the goal of Personalized Learning for our students. We are excited to begin the work of transforming education to help challenge and engage students for the 21st century. Below is a quick look at our past, present and future learning.