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...