Come Celebrate the Life of Jimbo Cooper
We want to begin by thanking all of you for the outpouring of love and support! Mr. Cooper's family would like to share the following details regarding services.
Northside Chapel Funeral Home
12050 Crabapple Rd. Roswell, GA 30075
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
535 Rucker Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30004
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association. If you would like to enter Ms. Lemerond's email address, email@example.com, we will print all notes and warm wishes from the donations and make sure his daughter receives them.
Georgia Milestones Test
After spring break, 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.
The state of Georgia is reinstating the promotion and retention policy for students in grades 3 and 5. Students in grades 3 and 5 received a detailed letter regarding this policy at the beginning of March.
Test Prep Available
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 Online Testing. Please note that it is necessary to use Google Chrome as your browser.
Tentative Testing Dates
|THU, April 13||ELA (Writing)||Grades 4 and 5|
|FRI, April 14||ELA (Writing)||3rd Grade|
|MON, April 17||ELA (Reading & Language Arts)||Grades 4 and 5|
|TUE, April 18||ELA (Reading & Language Arts)||3rd Grade|
|WED, April 19||Math (Parts 1 & 2)||Grades 4 and 5|
|THU, April 20||Math (Parts 1 & 2)||3rd Grade|
|MON, April 24||Science (Parts 1 & 2)||5th Grade|
|TUE, April 25||Social Studies (Parts 1 & 2)||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 details in Shark Bytes as we get closer to testing. If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Chans.
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
School Governance Council Elections will be held from March 22nd through March 28th 2017. Cast your vote using any computer or device with internet access. Check your email for your unique voting ballot.
Click Here for Parent Candidate Statements
Click here for Teacher Candidate Statements
Pre-K Lottery & Kindergarten Registration
Pre-K Lottery Registration
March 28th and 29th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pre-K Lottery Drawing
March 30th at 3:00 PM in the Media Center
Kindergarten and New Student Registration
In the Media Center
Wednesday, March 29th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 30th from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
2016-2017 School Year Calendar
We are so excited for another great year to begin! Please click here to review the 2016-2017 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 2nd, November 7th,
February 21st and March 31st so our teachers can engage in additional
professional development opportunities.
Save the Dates!
Below you will see the teacher workdays and professional learning days for Shakerag Elementary and Fulton County Schools.
Shakerag Elementary Professional Learning and Teacher Work Days
NO SCHOOL FOR SHAKERAG STUDENTS ONLY
Fulton County Schools Professional Learning and Teacher Work Days
NO SCHOOL FOR FULTON COUNTY STUDENTS
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2016-2017 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.
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.