Remote Learning Update 2

Dear Shaker Road School Families,  I hope this email finds you well. It unfortunately appears that our situation will last at least through school vacation in April. Let’s hope this more extreme measure brings us back together in May.  To begin this email, I want to...

Remote Learning Update 1

Dear Shaker Road School Families, I hope this email finds you well. It has been an historic week for us all. Despite the challenges we face, it seems that spirits are holding strong and people are making the best of a difficult situation. I wanted to give you a few...

Coronavirus Update 4

Dear Shaker Road School Families, Emails regarding our response to the Covid-19 situation have been sent to all families on March 15, 2020. We have received some feedback that not everyone has received our emails. Please check your spam folder. Sometimes when we send...

Coronavirus Update 3

Dear Shaker Road School Kindergarten through Ninth Grade Families, As you have likely heard, Governor Sununu and New Hampshire Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut ordered schools in New Hampshire to move to a remote learning model through April 3. At that time...

Coronavirus Update 2

Dear Shaker Road School Infant through Pre-K Families, As you have likely heard, Governor Sununu and New Hampshire Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut ordered schools in New Hampshire to move to a remote learning model through April 3. At that time the Covid-19...

Coronavirus Update 1

Dear Shaker Road School Families: We continue to prepare for a range of possibilities regarding the novel coronavirus. As you know, this is a dynamic situation and requires constant attention. We receive frequent updates from local, state, and national public health...
Civil Rights Day at SRS

Civil Rights Day at SRS

Since its inception, Shaker Road School has fostered a community that supports learning, acceptance, and tolerance. Shaker Road School’s first motto as a child care center—“Loving, Learning, Caring”—continues to guide the work we do with all families. Our mission, in...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
The 2017 SRS Humanities Fair: An Example of 21st Century Learning

The 2017 SRS Humanities Fair: An Example of 21st Century Learning

This year’s Humanities Fair focuses on documentaries. Students have worked collaboratively for the last three months to learn about documentaries, decide on subjects to research, create presentations, and prepare to publicly present their work. The collaborative...
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...
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...
Academic Competition Teaches Critical Life Lessons

Academic Competition Teaches Critical Life Lessons

Last week, SRS crowned a new Spelling Bee Champion. After dozens of spellers competed in classroom contests and a vocabulary qualifier, a sixth grader successfully dethroned an eighth grader who had previously won the School Bee three times. With grace, the...