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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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To Close or Not to Close…That is the Question.

To Close or Not to Close…That is the Question.

With whipping winds and quickly accumulating snow, several intrepid students arrived at school on Tuesday. Despite the hype, most weather forecasts were accurate. Nearly all schools closed for the day, save one. Shaker Road School has a long history of not closing on...

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Breathe a Sigh of Relief: It’s March 10th

Breathe a Sigh of Relief: It’s March 10th

The tenth of March. To most people the date is like any other on the calendar. Possibly a Friday like this year, a birthday, or a wedding anniversary, but to a select few March 10 signifies the next step; the end of middle school and a path forward. March 10 is the...

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Giving Back to the SRS Community: A Parent’s Perspective

Giving Back to the SRS Community: A Parent’s Perspective

Last weekend, the Wild, Wild West descended on Shaker Road School’s auditorium as part of the Socially Shaker event series. The evening’s festivities were attended by more than 120 parents, teachers, and friends of the school…all in an effort to bring the community...

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Educating Our Educators – Lifelong Learning at SRS

Educating Our Educators – Lifelong Learning at SRS

Teachers arrive at Shaker Road School each morning ready for a full day of instruction and guidance with their students. This is one aspect of a teacher’s professional life. After the final “bell,” teachers enter another important aspect of their lives as educators:...

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