June 2024

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Schenectady High School Community,

As we find ourselves in the month of June, it's hard to believe how quickly this school year has flown by. June is a month filled with excitement and numerous events that highlight the achievements and milestones of our young people. Our Regents exams commence on June 4th, so please ensure you are following the schedule closely. We also have the highly anticipated Prom, various award ceremonies, Freshman Academy events, and, of course, our Schenectady High School Graduation. The graduation ceremony will be held on June 27th at 6 PM on the turf field at the high school.

We encourage you to stay connected through this newsletter, our Patriot Post, and the Schenectady High School app for all updates and information. It has truly been a wonderful year, and we are grateful for the unwavering support from our community. Please keep an eye out for upcoming events and information over the summer. Thank you for being a part of our incredible journey this year.

In addition, June is Pride Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion. At Schenectady High School, we are proud to celebrate and honor our diverse population of students. We believe in fostering an environment where every student feels valued and respected.

Dennis Green, SHS Principal

Dennis Green, SHS Principal

Congratulations to our Class of 2024 Top 10!

Top 10

Seal of Biliteracy

Check out our Patriot Post!

Our Patriot Post airs daily on hallway TVs and is distributed at the start of the first period. Moreover, it is shared via parent emails. The Patriot Post is a valuable resource for students and parents, delivering regular updates on school happenings, including upcoming events, academic opportunities, club activities, cultural celebrations, and more.

Pride month

Congratulations to our SHS Seniors who are college-bound!

Building Improvement Plan

SCEP Commitments

Regents Exam Schedule & Review Sessions

Regents Exam schedule

Regents review

Regents review

Regents  review

Geo Regents Review

Regents food

Regents Bus Schedule

Regents Bus Schedule

D10 help

Smart Scholars


E Sports

Senior Slideshow for Graduation

car wrap contest

Dates To Remember

Looking for a quiet space to enjoy your lunch time? Check out these options!

A Lunch Locations

B Lunch Locations

C Lunch locations

Teen Creativities - Boys & Girls Clubs

Girls Group

kiki lounge

Updates from our Leadership Communities

Freshman Academy

  • Phil Weinman, Academy Principal

  • Kargsia McDuffie, Assistant Principal

  • Charles Paravella, Assistant Principal

Please be on the lookout for Regents exam and bussing information arriving in the mail (which is also included above). The NYS Regents start on Tuesday, June 4th with the Algebra exam.

All freshmen will be completing their last iready Math and Reading tests. Please remind them to bring their chromebooks to school fully charged.

Friday, June 7th the Freshman Academy will be hosting the Leadership Community signing day! Assemblies will be held in the afternoon, so students can meet their new Leadership Community teams of teachers, student support services and admin.

Let's finish the year strong!

9th grade admin team

HCA admin

Seeking submissions

Humanities, Communications, & Advocacy Leadership Community

  • Jocelyn Hoffmann, Humanities Principal

  • Justin Lansley, Assistant Principal

On Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 pm, we will have our Senior Awards Ceremony in the auditorium at SHS. Seniors who are receiving awards will be notified and encouraged to attend to be formally recognized for their achievements.

On Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, Create A Space NOW is partnering with SHS to host the Inaugural Capital Region Activated Artist Fest. This event is open to all and will showcase local artists and work that blends creativity with social change. See the flyer below and submission form for more details!

As we approach the end of the school year, please continue to encourage your child to stay focused on earning as many credits as possible. Every credit counts!

Congrats to our HCA Featured Student, Toshani Somwaru and Featured Teacher, Mr. Bogue--check out details below!

Click this link to join our Google Classroom: HCA Google Classroom

Activated Artist Fest Flyer

Featured Teacher

Featured Student

STEM Leadership Community

  • Dave Preston, STEM Principal

  • Corie Hart-Nelson, Assistant Principal

The STEM LC would like to remind everyone of a couple of upcoming events in June:

Regents exams start on June 4th with the Algebra Regents exam, they then continue on June 14th.

Our Prom will be on June 7th.

We will be hosting Senior Awards on June 11th, be on the lookout for an invite!

Lastly on June 17th there will be no classes for students or exams.

If you are a Senior in need of some extra time to get your courses completed we will have a make-up room in FA3 and FA4 during Regents week where you can come and get caught up. Let's have a great end to the school year!

Check out our Featured Student and Featured Teacher below!

Take a look at our Google Classroom here: STEM Google Classroom

STEM logo

STEM admin

Featured Teacher

Featured student

On Wednesday, May 22nd, twenty seven Schenectady High School students, consisting of seventeen teams, participated in the 5th Annual Business Plan Competition at SUNY Schenectady. Students developed business plans and presented them to local business owners, SUNY Schenectady staff, SHS staff, and district administration. Students challenged themselves to create a business and their effort and attention to detail was incredible. Students incorporated personal stories, financial data, marketing strategies, prototypes, and samples. It was evident in their preparation that the students were engaged and excited to show off their efforts. Prizes were awarded to the top five teams.

The winning teams were:

1st Place: Sumayaa Mohammed & Hutashan Hardat, Sweet Heaven's Delight

2nd Place: Izaiah Jones, Impact Zone 81

3rd Place: Ramesh Ramoatar, Munchies Vending

4th Place: Jerrmey Appan, Tropical Treats

5th Place: Chandanie Sugrim, Ashley's Caribbean Grocery Store

Everyone did an amazing job and we look forward to continuing this yearly event with SUNY Schenectady. Thank you to Ms. Peek at the high school and Matthew Farron at SUNY Schenectady for organizing the event. We also want to thank The Schenectady Educational Foundation for making this event possible.

Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Leadership Community

  • Ady Piña, Business Principal

  • Daniel Hepp, Assistant Principal

Take a look at our Google Classroom here: BME Google Classroom

BME admin team

Phoenix ad

Visual & Performing Arts Leadership Community

  • Jason Belknap, VPA Principal

  • Catherine Brown, VPA Assistant Principal

You can also check out our Google Classroom here: VPA Google Classroom

Class Code: phr5dzk

VPA admin team

From Ms. Lamb: I am pleased to announce that the Serenaders Choir took second place in our class on Friday, May 24, at the Music in the Parks festival in Massachusetts. Perhaps even more exciting was that our own Rah'Shaun "Boogie" Cook took the prize for Outstanding Vocalist out of all 11 schools that performed. I am very proud of all the students and look forward to giving them this experience in the future! See pics below!

Serenaders winner

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From Mr. Casano: Flame the Band came to Schenectady High School May 22nd to put on a stellar performance.   This large ensemble came in and started off with a bang. Their opening number was a cover of Pharell’s Happy and it seemed to get the house into a groove.   Providing a larger set up, the band delivered on dynamic range, incredible vocal harmonies and a great energy. Debbie Woodruff kept the energy up with her dancing. While the high school was off to a rough start for the event, Flame came prepared. Michelle King did not hesitate to let the power loose from her voice. 

David LaGrange was the perfect drummer to keep rhythm and lay out the foundation along with bassist Nick Robinson and conga players Shawn Lehr, Karl Blanchard, Joe Magliocca. Their list covered music from the beginning of rock and roll with Bill Haley and Comets to contemporary artists like Lady Gaga. When they came to the break in Shout by the Isley Brothers, the band took control of the audience and got them reeled right in.

“Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, has been capturing the world’s attention for more than a decade. In 2003, Lexington, an agency in Fulton County, NY that supports people with developmental disabilities, held a talent show from which Flame was born.”-

See pic below!

Flame the Band


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Early College High School & SSFA Musical Theatre Program

  • Christopher Chank, Principal

Check our our Google Slides here: Early College High School & SSFA Musical Theatre Program

ECHS admin

Steinmetz Career & Leadership Academy (SCLA)

  • Kirk Wilkinson, Principal

  • Michele Manners, Assistant Principal

Visit our website here: SCLA Website


SCLA admin team

Meet Our Instruction and Curriculum Administrators

APs for instruction

IB info

Writing Plan SHS

Coordinator of Student Support Services at SHS

Mrs. Carolyn Manzella

The Coordinator of Student Support Services at SHS will collaborate closely with School Psychologists, Special Education teachers, Building Principals, and other related service providers. Together, they will craft Individualized Education Plans (I.E.Ps) and FBA/BIPS (Functional Behavior Assessments/Behavior Improvement Plans). This collaborative effort aims to ensure that program services align with the district's vision and are fully compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

Carolyn Manzella


Home & School Alliance

  • LaShanda Blanks, SHS Parent Empowerment Center Facilitator

  • Randy Earle, SHS Parent Liaison                                                              

SHS Pantry

The Parent Empowerment Center Pantry is able to provide our families with up to 3 days worth of meals, twice a month,  while you get assistance with a permanent plan. Inventory subject to change & available on as needed basis.

Complete THIS FORM for your needs.

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