Flag Football: Community, Tradition, and Glory Days in the Making

Flag Football: Community, Tradition, and Glory Days in the Making

Even before the snow melts on the athletic field west of campus, students become excited for the Shaker Road School flag football season. Of the twenty or more sports and clubs available to students at SRS, flag football may be the most popular. But why? Sure,...
2022 SRS Art Show

2022 SRS Art Show

Welcome! This year, our annual SRS art show is virtual and features work from our First through Eighth Grade students. Students have selected their favorite pieces for the show and are excited to share them with you, along with their reasons for choosing them! Each...
Winter 2022 Band and Chorus Concert

Winter 2022 Band and Chorus Concert

Welcome to the Winter 2022 Band and Chorus Concert! Mrs. Minsinger and Mr. Solsky are proud to present the virtual Winter 2022 Shaker Road School Band and Chorus concert. Mrs. Minsinger, the SRS music teacher, is the chorus and concert band instructor. Mr. Solsky,...
Best Day Ever! Making Memories on Snow Days at SRS

Best Day Ever! Making Memories on Snow Days at SRS

Not all “snow days” are created equal. Public-school memories of snow days include an eager anticipation that began the night or even days before. How much snow will we get, and will it be enough for the superintendent to call off school? In the 70s and 80s, school...
2022 Scholastic Art Award Winners

2022 Scholastic Art Award Winners

Every fall, our Seventh and Eighth Grade students are invited to submit artwork to The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH). Approximately 2,500 works were submitted this year from across the state in 17 categories ranging from drawing and painting to...
The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

“If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.”~ Mary Oliver  When poet Mary Oliver describes her reasons for walking alone in the woods in “How I Go to the Woods,” I understand. Few places are as calming and centering as...
Fall Music Recital

Fall Music Recital

The music department has been in full swing this fall! We are so excited to have returned to in-person private lessons and group ensembles. We currently have over 100 students taking music lessons with six teachers, who offer lessons on flute, clarinet, saxophone,...
Ensemble Concert 2021

Ensemble Concert 2021

Welcome to the Shaker Road School Ensemble Concert! Shaker Road School family bands were a new and exciting result of the pandemic. Fourth through Eighth Grade family bands were composed of two to five students from the same SRS family (small pod of students in the...

Teaching Music During a Pandemic

The SRS music program has looked a bit different this year, but our students are still learning and making music! Individual music lessons have been in full-swing since the fall. We have five teachers providing lessons—two in person (Scott Solsky and myself) and three...
Covid-19 Update from Shaker Road School

Covid-19 Update from Shaker Road School

Dear Shaker Road School Families, Wrapping up 2019-2020 We are putting together the final pieces for the 2019-2020 school year. What a year it has been. We take great pride in what our Shaker community has accomplished this year, particularly considering the...

Remote Learning Update 5

Dear Shaker Road Community, Despite not being together and record breaking cold, our students continue to shine. May is always a tough month to maintain focus, but all reports from teachers indicate that Shaker Road School students continue to come to class, engage in...

Crazy Everything (But Behavior) Day 2020

The response to “Crazy Everything (But Behavior) Day!” was impressive! Over 100 photos of craziness were submitted! We love that SRS spirit! Take a...

Summer Session Update

Dear Camp Shaker Families, We are writing to you with an update regarding the Summer 2020 season at Camp Shaker. At this time, we do plan to host summer camp, if possible.  We are in communication with the State of NH Youth Camp Program, NH DHHS and following Governor...
Independence and Collaboration

Independence and Collaboration

For the month of April, my advisory was tasked with writing an article about Independence and Collaboration. My advisees decided to independently write about the different assignments and activities of their Eighth-Grade year and how they used independence and...
Courage and Self-Advocacy: Take the Plunge, the Thrill is Worth it

Courage and Self-Advocacy: Take the Plunge, the Thrill is Worth it

It’s September, 2014. Student Government elections are just around the corner. Izzy Wang faces a tough decision. Does she take a leap and run for fifth grade representative, or play it safe and wait another year to run. She’s excited about the idea of...
Kindness and Empathy

Kindness and Empathy

Over several years of discussing November’s citizenship theme, “kindness and empathy,” with my seventh and eighth grade students, I have come to understand a thing: kids who grow up knowing, experiencing, and practicing kindness and empathy can sometimes have trouble...
Science Fair…Engineering solutions for real world problems

Science Fair…Engineering solutions for real world problems

It’s time to start thinking about Science Fair at Shaker Road School. Our science fairs do not resemble the sea of trifold boards, stoically tended by students, that you may recall from your childhood. Inquiry is the focus for our students, as they question,...
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...
Goodbye, Old Friend

Goodbye, Old Friend

As I look out my office window, there is suddenly more sunlight streaming through the panes than ever before. In just a few short months, the landscape has changed markedly and is forever transformed. The change was not one that anyone on campus anticipated or wanted,...