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,...
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...
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...
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...