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“SRS gave them the confidence to try new activities…because their time at SRS demonstrated that trying different things can be a very positive experience. Most importantly, SRS allowed them both to have a strong sense of self going into high school, along with a belief in demonstrating respect for all of their peers, regardless of how close or distant they were in their relationships to others.”

 

Maryellen and Craig R., Alumni Parents

“SRS has made it possible for us to be a full time working family and have our children thrive in a full school experience. The flexible hours and on-campus experiences combined with the great education and loving teachers it has been well beyond what we could have imagined. Shaker is a place that our children love to be and as parents we know when we drop them off they are safe and happy.

 

Tracey P., Current and Alumni Parent

“SRS does not just provide excellent academics, but a strong sense of community, as well. SRS is a family, so much so, that my two graduates have come back as camp counselors during summer camp. Another amazing strength of Shaker is all the opportunities and field trips offered outside of, or in support of, academics. Some of my kids’ greatest memories are the trips to D.C., AMC, leadership, etc. “

 

Erin L., Current and Alumni Parent

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On Thursday evening we celebrated the Class of 2024 in a graduation ceremony filled with laughter, love, and heartfelt memories.

The ceremony kicked off with principal Matthew Hicks sharing his thoughts about the class’ successes, unique bond, and commitment to the SRS community.

Graduates Abbie and Catie reflected on how the Class of 2024 was like a puzzle, comparing their growth to that of solving a Rubik’s Cube—fun, challenging, sometimes frustrating, but ultimately rewarding and worthwhile. They also granted honorary Rubik’s Cube solver status to everyone in attendance for their roles in helping the graduates grow up.

Guest speaker Ali Feller, host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast, spoke to the graduates about allowing their dreams to change over time and being ready for new, unexpected opportunities that can turn into life-changing endeavors.

Graduates Leena and Justin presented the class gift: painted basketball court lines and a center court design featuring the SRS Heron logo. They spoke about how their class has always loved to play games together all over campus, so this finishing touch on the court represents them well.

Faculty speaker Jay Lewis, who has known many of these kids since he was a classroom assistant in their kindergarten class, urged the graduates to continue taking what he called safe risks, from trying difficult new things to simply asking for help.

A big part of the celebration came through SRS graduation traditions: alumni walked in the procession with graduates and faculty, graduates rang the school bell, Mr. Hicks gave the graduates walking sticks he turned from campus-grown wood, and Patti and Doug gave each graduate a rose to pass on to an adult who was influential in their time at SRS.

We will certainly miss this incredible class and wish them all the very best in high school! Be sure to come back to visit!

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Can you believe it!?! The last day of school is here! Snap a pic in the photo booth this morning or after school today! #srslastdayofschool2024 ...

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Thanks to Natalie Daniels (SRS `18) and Anya Orzechowski (SRS `19) for helping us set up for Kick Back to the Community 2024! If you are an SRS alum be sure to join us for Shaker Bowl TODAY at 1:00 pm in the field across from the school! We would also love to see you at the Eighth Grade graduation ceremony on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm!

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Everybody cut! Eighth Grade performance of “Footloose” at Spring Fling! So much fun! #srsspringfling #shakerroadschool #srseighthgrade #srsmiddleschool #middleschool #nhmiddleschool ...

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It`s the last day to vote in the first round of the CAPPIES! We`d be honored to have your vote! You can find us in the Private School, Daycare, and Summer Camp categories. Cast your votes by 6:00 pm. 💙

Find the links in our bio.

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Mrs. Newbery and Miss LaRochelle’s Third Grade students learned all about watersheds through the NH Trout in the Classroom program. In the fall, we obtained trout eggs from the New Hampshire Fish and Game hatchery in New Hampton and brought them to their temporary home at SRS. The eggs were placed in their own bio-system in a tank set up in the 500 building. Students spent months taking care of them: monitoring the eggs, checking and regulating the temperature and quality of the water, and feeding the trout fry once they hatched. Last week, the class brought the fry to a state-approved site on the Merrimack River where they set them free. A total of 121 trout fry were released and reported to the NH Fish and Game.

All of this time spent caring for the trout eggs and fry translates into a deep understanding and connection to the watershed systems all around us. Thanks go out to Trout Unlimited and NH Fish and Game for their support of this program and to Mr. Daley for spearheading it at Shaker Road School!

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Spring Fling, one of our oldest traditions, is tomorrow! We can`t wait! Just a reminder that all students, except the rock band members, should be picked up by 5:30 p.m., as usual. Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students should arrive back in their classrooms at 5:45 p.m. Follow the signs for parking across the street.

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