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Citizenship Themes through the Eyes of the Fifth Grade

Citizenship Themes through the Eyes of the Fifth Grade

Shaker Road School’s Advisory Citizenship Program is at the heart of our social curriculum. During the past decade, we have tweaked, evaluated, and discussed the importance of such a program and its impact on students during their time at SRS and beyond. Over...

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A Little Disruption

A Little Disruption

The other day at my eldest son’s club sporting event, I overheard him talking with some of his teammates, most of whom go to Concord High School. In response to a question or comment I did not hear, my son, a ninth grader at Shaker Road School, said, “There are only...

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Life is Busy…But Take Time to Truly Enjoy School Events

Life is Busy…But Take Time to Truly Enjoy School Events

Long before the last campers packed up their bags and departed the Shaker Road School Summer Session, our teachers had already put the finishing touches on their classrooms in anticipation of welcoming students back for the 2017-2018 academic year. Although school...

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Summer “Vacation” for SRS Faculty

Summer “Vacation” for SRS Faculty

Most of us have seen the humorous quips about teachers’ energy levels by the end of the school year or the video posts on Facebook, but what happens when summer actually begins? To be honest, there is a fair amount of decompressing and enjoying the sun, but for most...

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Celebrating the Success of Others

Celebrating the Success of Others

On Monday, we hosted the annual SRS Awards Ceremony for our sixth through eighth grade students. We recognized students in several categories – academics, citizenship, co-curricular involvement, school trips, peer recognition, and faculty recognition. Within the...

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Making History – The SRS Annual Trip to Washington D.C.

Making History – The SRS Annual Trip to Washington D.C.

The annual spring trip to Washington, D.C. rounds-out the eighth graders’ academic and social lives in middle school and at SRS. This year’s trip included a mix of emotions, sore feet, and tired bodies. It also illustrated the differences between our trip and those of...

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Visiting an Islamic School: A Shared Commitment to Education

Visiting an Islamic School: A Shared Commitment to Education

As part of Shaker Road School’s accreditation through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C), we are required to serve on committees to help others through the accreditation process. Recently, I was the chair of a team of educators that helped...

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Music’s Role in Building Community at SRS

Music’s Role in Building Community at SRS

The arts are alive at Shaker Road School! At our most recent spring music recital, nearly 60 students performed pieces ranging from solo piano to rock band duos and violin concertos. And the spring concert followed our fall music recital, a band and chorus concert,...

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