bowler Megan Williams wins scholarship
Schoharie High School senior and bowling team
member Megan Williams has won the first annual Douglas Gardner Bowling
Scholarship and is a finalist for a state award.
Schoharie Elementary faculty and staff,
including Interim Principal Karen Olewnick, above, have been busy
orienting next year's kindergartners and their families.
FFA plates up National Ag Day
Students in the Schoharie Valley FFA chapter hosted
a breakfast March 18 to celebrate National Agriculture Day, an event
that recognizes the abundance provided by agriculture in the United
100 is an important number at Schoharie Elementary
Elementary students marked their 100th day of school in a variety of
ways, such as celebrating the number 100, working on projects and
dressing up as cententarians.
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Shamrocks for a cause
Key Club members Mackenzie Richards and Renee
Stalker helped their classmates prepare for St. Patrick's Day while
supporting a good cause by selling shamrocks for MDA in late February
and early March.
A season of wrestling accomplishments
The Schoharie varsity wrestling team may have had
lower numbers of members this season, but their year has been filled
with individual accomplishments.
Fire prevention is elementary
Schoharie Elementary students are well-schooled in
fire prevention. They learn in class, from visiting firefighters, and
through various activities such as coloring and essay contests. Some
of the children even traded the bus for a fire truck to get to school.
Curtains is this year’s production on the
The Schoharie Central School Performing Arts
program presented Curtains March 13-15 in the
high school auditorium.
FFA students meet with state lawmakers
Schoharie Valley FFA Chapter members Emma Wegner,
Kathryn Cipperly, Theresa Cater and Kyle Cornwell traveled to Albany
recently to speak with legislators about their FFA stories as well as
how important Agricultural Education is in New York State.
Community budget input is welcome
than two dozen local residents, parents, students, faculty and staff
participated in SCS's 2015 Community Budget
Forum in late February. Budget development remains a focus of SCS board
of education meetings, and the community is welcome and encouraged to be
part of the process. For the latest budget news, visit the
Finalists in superintendent search tour district
The SCS Board of Education
welcomed superintendent finalists David Blanchard and Chad Groff to
SCS for tours of the campus during the last week of February. The
visits were part of the
search for a new superintendent to fill the position currently held by
Interim Superintendent Kathryn Gerbino, Ph.D.
State tests are required
SCS students take a number of exams every year, including Regents exams,
Advanced Placement exams, local exams and required New York State
assessments. Neither state law nor the education commissioner’s
regulations provide a legal right or mechanism for students – or
school districts – to formally refuse the required state assessments, except for
certain exceptions such as those involving students with disabilities.
Tests happen throughout school and life: Helping students prepare
Parent Today offers a great resource
for parents and guardians:
Don't stress the test - Preparing your students for taking tests in
general (helpful tips for all tests).
Governor proposes school aid increase tied to
education reforms, with no mention of GEA
Governor Andrew Cuomo's Executive Budget proposes a
$1.1 billion increase in state funding for schools next year, provided
that state lawmakers agree to a series of education reforms that he
described as "ambitious" in his combined budget address and State of the
State message. He did not provide school aid projections to assist
schools in building their budgets.
latest "pupdates" from Buckles,
Schoharie Central School's social therapeutic classroom assistance dog.
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