Georgia Milestones Testing is Complete!
Shakerag has completed general Georgia Milestones statewide testing to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Make-up testing will take place through Friday, April 29th. We would like to congratulate all of our students who have completed testing. A special thank you to all students for being quiet and respectful in the halls during testing. A BIG THANK YOU to all teachers and staff who's hard work and great attitudes helped testing run smoothly this year.
Join us for Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. They're also great for Summer reading.
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.
You're welcome to visit any day!
You may want to mark your calendar for our Sweet Treat Parent Open House on Tuesday, May 17th. We'll be open until 5:30 that day.
We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair! Happy Reading!
For more details and hours, visit the Shakerag Spring Book Fair Website
Fulton County School Bus Safety Road-E-O
The School Bus Safety Road-e-o held at North Transportation on Saturday, April 23, brought drivers from north county schools and south county schools, representing the most skilled drivers in all of Fulton County Schools. All of these drivers went through a preliminary competition two weeks prior, which narrowed the field down to six from north and six from south. The competition included events that demonstrated the drivers' technical skills, and also included events that demonstrated the drivers' knowledge and abilities in loading/unloading students, and the prescribed method for safely crossing railroad tracks. In addition to the regular education drivers, there was also a separate competition for special needs drivers, which included many events specific to special needs.
In the regular education category, Heather Daklouche, who drives for Shakerag Elementary, River Trail Middle and Northview High, placed third overall in the county, with a score of 474 out of a possible score of 500. Heather showed a tremendous amount of practice and preparation, as well as the ability to perform well under pressure. She did exceptionally well and made all of us in the Northview zone extremely proud!
Congratulations to Our Technology Competition Winners!
Shakerag students did very well at the 2016 Fulton County Technology Competition held on Saturday, January 30th at Centennial High School. The winners for the Fulton County Competition are listed below.
Shakerag also had 3 winners in the Georgia Educational Technology Fair held at Middle Georgia State University in Macon on March 5th. Those winners are listed below as well.
Great job by all our competitors who worked hard and presented outstanding projects at the competition!
|Second||Devesh Venkateswaran||Audio Production||Grades 03-04|
|First||Ansh Misra||Device Modification||Grades 05-06|
| ||Kahaan Patel|| || |
|First||Mahika Banerjee||Digital Photo Production||Grades 03-04|
|Second||Anish Kayarthodi||Game Design||Grades 05-06|
| ||Amith Patibandla|| || |
|First||Rishaan Ajmera||Graphic Design||Grades 03-04|
|First||Gauri Shetty||Internet Applications||Grades 03-04|
|First||Grace Chawla||Mobile Applications||Grades 05-06|
Digital Photo Production
Shakerag Has New Phone Numbers!
Fulton County upgraded our current phone system. We have new phones, numbers and new extension numbers. It's still new to us so we appreaciate your patience as we learn the new system.
Our new main number is 470-254-3880.
Our new fax number is 470-254-3886. ___________________________________________________________________________
SB-10 In-District Transfer Application Process
As a provision of the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (GSNSP), parents of students with disabilities who receive special education services may choose to transfer their child to another public school in Fulton County. Parents can request a transfer to another public school as long as there is available space at that school and the school has a program with the services agreed to in the student's existing individualized education program. Please click here for more information about the GSNSP in Fulton County schools and to access the online application form. The application window is March 1-May 1, 2016. Questions may be directed to the Services for Exceptional Children department at email@example.com
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
All volunteers are required by Fulton County to complete the entire Mandated Reporter's online training every 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.
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.
Our SGC recently approved our request to receive Microsoft Surface 3 Tablets as our Personalized Learning device. We received class sets of these in February of this year. Per Fulton County guidelines, Shakerag received one set of 10 devices for every 30 students enrolled and one device for every teacher - in all Shakerag has a total of 267 student devices and 50 teacher/staff devices!
Below is a quick look at our past, present and future learning.