Did you or someone you know have Mrs Martin at Southgate?
She is retiring this year and I am putting together a memory book for her.
* I am collecting notes, pictures, memories, letters of thanks and well wishes to include.
*Please send them to me by December 1st, 2011.
posted October 29th, 2011
THE SHAKER CLOCK
Dear Shaker Alumni,
As you know, The Shaker High School is a high school devoted to academic achievement for each student at a maximum level of ability. It is also committed to educating a whole child and to helping each student value the role of diverse cultures and beliefs toward enriching each student’s life. Formed in 1958, Shaker High School derives its name from the early Shaker communities that flourished in this area of New York State. Shaker High School, a part of the North Colonie Central School District, has achieved prominence in academic achievement, educational leadership, and extracurricular activities.
The World of Difference Club believes that an environment of civility and respect can be created among the entire school community when they recognize and embrace their cultural and historical heritage. Furthermore, the World of Difference Club finds the location of Shaker High School in the center of the original Shaker Society with its meetinghouses which are still standing and the Ann Lee cemetery to be a treasure which could form a base of modeling our students and our school community into a model “family.”
What did the Shaker “families” stand for? They lived together firmly committed to:
• respect for each other and all others
• acceptance of all people
• devotion to high moral standards
• belief in the virtue of doing good for others
• community-shared responsibility
Every successful movement needs a focal point or rallying symbol. The members of the World of Difference Club have done their research and believe that The Shaker Clock standing with dignity at the center of the Shaker High School community to be seen by all students as they enter and leave each day could be that symbol which says, “We Are One Shaker.”
The Shaker Clock will be located in the quad courtyard at the high school.
If you wish to contribute towards The Shaker Clock, please send your gift of money to:
MR. DANIEL F. WEAVER
ADVISOR, WORLD OF DIFFERENCE CLUB SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL LAFOLLETTE HALL
Checks payable to "Shaker High School World of Difference Club"
posted May 6th, 2011
BARNES AND NOBLE FUNDRAISER EVENT, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
Dear Shaker High Alumni,
Save the date of Thursday, May 26, 2011 for the World of Difference Club fundraiser at Barnes and Noble, Colonie Center to benefit the North Colonie Veterans Memorial. It takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. If you are unable to make it, visit and support us online from 5/26/11 to 5/31/11 by entering Bookfair ID 10410926 at checkout.
What a great opportunity to buy your Father's Day gift and graduation presents, order a cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, socialize at the B&N Cafe, or even get a head start on your summer reading list! All this and more. Please support this worthwhile effort... please share with other alumni, colleagues, parents, families, community members, and yourself!
Also, save the date of Wednesday, November 2, 2011 for the Tenth Annual Veterans Day Celebration at Shaker High School Auditorium. 6:30 p.m. will be the unveiling of the memorial following with the 7:00 p.m. program.
Thanks for your help and support. See you on the 26th!
MR. DANIEL F. WEAVER
TEACHER, SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT AND
ADVISOR, WORLD OF DIFFERENCE CLUB AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL LAFOLLETTE HALL