NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF ON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
due to the weather forecast of icy road conditions and extremely low temperatures throughout the county.
Stay tuned to local news stations, the school system's website, and social media for updated information.
17th Annual Fulton County Schools Technology Competition
The 17th Annual Fulton County Schools Technology Competition is going to be held on January 27, 2018 at Westlake High School. If your child is a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader and would like to participate in the competition, intial sign-ups started on December 15th. Please read more information and find the link to sign up for the competition by clicking here.
School Dance - Save the Date - January 26, 2018
Our annual school dance will be held on Friday, January 26 in the school cafeteria. There will be two sessions for the dance, 5:30- 7:00 and 7:30- 9:00. This year's theme is Candy Land (click here for the flyer). Let your colors burst and feel free to dress cotton candy blue, pink bubble gum or with all the colors of the rainbow (optional). Ticket sales will start on Monday, January 22 – Wednesday, January 24 in the lobby before school, or you can also buy tickets early online by going to the Shakerag PTA website (or click here) and select "Store". For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the dance.
Congratulations Ms. Benscoter!
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Laura Benscoter, Media Specialist, on her upcoming retirement. Ms. Benscoter has worked in Fulton County for 16 years, 7 of which were at Shakerag helping students find a love for reading. We wish her much happiness and will miss her dearly.
Georgia Parent Survey
It's time to complete the annual Georgia Parent Survey for this year. This important survey is utilized as part of the calculation for Shakerag's school climate rating which is reported with our CCRPI scores. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and are submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click here for the link to begin this quick survey. We would really appreciate your feedback.
Don't forget to order a copy of our 2017-2018 Shakerag Elementary Yearbook for only $40.00 each. Click here to order online now, as prices will increase later in the year!
Fulton County Schools, along with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Rose, are creating short weekly videos that spotlight the achievements of schools as they relate to the new strategic plan. Click on each video link below to check it out:
Shakerag Heart Walk in honor of Coach Cooper
Mark your calendars... We will be hosting our annual Shakerag Heart Walk in honor of Coach Cooper on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Please watch our website as we get closer for registration details.
2017-2018 School Year Calendar
We are so excited for another great year to begin! Please click here to review the 2017-2018 school calendar for Shakerag Elementary. Our
school calendar is slightly different from the original Fulton County school
calendar. Our students will also be out on September 5, November 27,
February 20 and March 30 so our teachers can engage in additional
professional development opportunities.
Please note that February 16 is now a regular school day to make-up for one of the days missed during Hurricane Irma!
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2017-2018 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers or Click Here. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or "goes by" names on the application). All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval.
As 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.
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.