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:
4/16 - Reading/Language Arts
4/20 - Writing
4/22 - Math
4/29 - Social Studies
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.
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 (email@example.com or 770.497.3880), with any questions.
Order a Yearbook Today!
You can order a copy of our 2014-2015 Shakerag Elementary Yearbook online for $40.00 each. Please share any pictures you would like considered for our yearbook. You can upload them at www.replayit.com.
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!
Leadership Day 4/2/15 - sold out!
Our next Leadership Day is sold out! If you want to be added to the waiting list please click on the registration link (http://shakeragelementary.eventzilla.net) and we will contact you in the event of an opening.
Our Student Lighthouse Team is organizing the day and it should be a fun overview of our leadership initiative and a great opportunity to see our students in action around Shakerag. Please note that due to space restrictions we do not have room for strollers and will not be able to accommodate any parents that do not register.
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!