Never be afraid to try something new

Never be afraid to try something new

This winter, a small group of intrepid middle school students joined Shaker’s revamped competitive Nordic ski team. Many of these students had never cross-country skied before, and most had never raced. For those unfamiliar with the sport, it isn’t easy. Combine the...
Teaching Timeliness…and the Benefits of Arriving to School Early

Teaching Timeliness…and the Benefits of Arriving to School Early

I will admit it; one of my biggest pet peeves is arriving late to a meeting, appointment, or event. It is challenging, especially on these dark mornings, to get out the door to be on time for school, but I try to live by the mantra that arriving 15 minutes early is...
Embrace the Deep Freeze!

Embrace the Deep Freeze!

Returning to school after the December holiday break is never easy. Re-adjusting to waking up before 8:00 AM, packing lunch boxes, combing hair, and finding missing sneakers can challenge our mental capacity following our relaxing, unscheduled “routines” during the...
To the Mountains and Beyond: Growth Through Experiential Learning

To the Mountains and Beyond: Growth Through Experiential Learning

One of the many things that separates Shaker Road School from others is our commitment to developing the whole child. Part of this process is exposing our students to authentic learning and personal challenges. Our annual fall trips provide powerful opportunities for...
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...
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...