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!
2014-15 School Year
We're off to a GREAT start! Thank you for sending us such wonderful children - they are a joy to teach and we're looking forward to a fantastic year.
As a Cohort 1 school, we have an adjusted calendar this year, as we have 5 Professional Learning days for all teachers as we are working towards receiving a TAG Endorsement for all teaching staff. (Shakerag Calendar 2014 - 2015). We are very appreciative of our parent community to support this initiative, as we will be working very hard on these days to improve our instructional practices. We will be studying different strategies that engage and challenge all learners, helping our teachers better meet the needs of all our students. On the following days we will not have school for students (Shakerag Elementary only):
8/29/14, 9/29/14, 11/21/14, 2/13/15, 3/12/15
Parents that need affordable care for their children during these days are encouraged to talk to either the YMCA (shakeragSDO.pdf) or the Tutor Shop (Tutor Shop Shakerag Blast Your Brain Camps copy.pdf). Both will host Shakerag children on these days for interested parents for a nominal fee.