Students in grades 3 – 5 will participate in the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade summative assessment. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Different than in years' past this end of grade assessment will test students in grades 3 and 4 in the content areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Students in 5th grade will test in all content areas, which include: ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies.
To help prepare for the assessment, there are links provided which include a study guide for parents and students for each grade (3rd – 5th). Please click here for links to the study guides. Students can also practice using the online site and tools by clicking here and visiting Experience On-line Testing. Please note that it is necessary to use Google Chrome as your browser.
Tentative testing dates are:
April 12: Reading/Evidence Based Writing (Writing) 4th and 5th Grade
April 13: Reading/Evidence Based Writing (Writing) 3rd Grade
April 16: ELA (Reading & Language Arts) 4th and 5th Grade
April 17: ELA (Reading & Language Arts) 3rd Grade
April 18: Math 4th and 5th Grade
April 19: Math 3rd Grade
April 20: Make Up Testing 3rd – 5th Grade
April 23: Science 5th Grade
April 24: Social Studies 5th Grade
We will be in "testing mode" throughout our building from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day during the testing window and will not be accepting volunteers during that time. The special area and lunch schedules may be modified. Please look for additional detail in Shark Bytes. If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Erin Nusnbaum.
Student Support Request for 2018-2019 School Year
If you feel your child has a specific need that we need to be aware of when looking at class placement for the 2018-2019 school year, please carefully read and review the Student Support Request form for the 2018-2019 school year. If needed, please complete the form and return it to the front office on or before May 4. The form is available by clicking here.
Used Shoes Collection
Do you have used shoes you no longer need?
Hold on to them! Beginning April 16, we will be collecting wearable
shoes to raise funds for our school through the World Wear Project. Wearable shoes = no stains, holes or overly worn
on the outside or soles. We cannot accept winter boots, foam flip
flops, bowling shoes or any shoe with metal cleats. More details and
information forthcoming! Contact Meghann Gavin with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join us on Friday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a great night with family and friends. Please help make Bingo Night a great success by donating new/unopened toys (games, gift cards, action figures, sport items, Hot Wheels, Barbies, craft items) for children's prizes. Monetary donations are accepted as well. Both can be sent in with your child or dropped off at school in the Bingo donation box in the atrium. Order forms were sent home today in your child's take home folder. Please return the form or click here for an additional copy. Advance sales only! No tickets will be available at the door!! Please submit forms no later than Monday, April 23 with a check made payable to Shakerag PTA or order online at www.shakeragpta.com and Click "Store".
Hands on Shakerag is Saturday, May 5 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER AT HANDS ON SHAKERAG. You do not have to commit to the entire 2 hours; any amount of help you can provide is appreciated. This is a great opportunity for Shakerag Families to spend some quality time volunteering as a family! On this day, we will weed, spread mulch and clean up branches and litter around the Shakerag campus. Water will be provided by the PTA. Please bring your own work gloves and bags for weeds and trash, etc. Thank you!
Shakerag Showcase - Save the Date!
We will be hosting our Shakerag Showcase on May 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please plan to drop by anytime during these hours to explore all of the amazing things our students have accomplished this year.
Field Day is just around the corner. This year, our Field Days will be on May 3 for Pre-K - 2nd grades and May 4 for 3rd - 5th grades. We need several volunteers to make this day a success. Please look for the volunteer form that will be coming home in your child's folder.
Get the Fulton County Schools App!
Safety is always a top priority not only at Shakerag, but all schools within Fulton County. We can't thank you enough for your continued support and partnership! Did you know FCS has an app available for you to make a direct report to Safety and Security? Visit the App Store and search "Fulton County Schools". Once you are in the app, look for the quick tip icon. Click here for additional details.
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!
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.
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.