SCS grad and former teacher Karen Olewnick is
Karen Olewnick of Schoharie has been named interim
principal of Schoharie Elementary School, serving from Feb. 26 through
the end of the school year. Olewnick is a former teacher at Schoharie
Central Schools, from which she also graduated.
Community turns out for budget forum
than two dozen local residents, parents, students, faculty and staff
participated in a Schoharie Central School District Community Budget
Forum hosted by the Board of Education on Feb. 25, where they learned
more about the developing 2015-16 budget, asked questions and provided
SCS wrestlers Ryan Martin, Jesse Lints and Dylan Callahan wrestled at
the Section II Tournament over the February break, turning in impressive
performances. Lints placed fourth and Callahan took first, becoming
Schoharie’s first Section II Champion. He will wrestle at the New
York State Tournament.
Spelling Bee lasts 20 rounds, ends with a flourish
The 2015 Schoharie Central School District Spelling Bee lasted 20
rounds, the longest in school history. After correctly spelling flourish
and whey, 6th-grader Ethan VanDerwerken was declared the winner and
represented SCS at the Feb. 24 Regional Spelling Bee at Proctors.
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Board selects two finalists in superintendent search
The Schoharie Central School District Board of Education has selected
two finalists, David Blanchard and Chad Groff, to move forward in 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 any legal right or mechanism for students – or
school districts – to opt out of required state assessments, except for
certain exceptions such as those involving students with disabilities.
Districts may not make "Adequate Yearly Progress" in the state’s
accountability system and could lose federal Title I funding if
participation in the tests falls below 95 percent.
The tests help parents and teachers know—from one objective view—how
well students' achievement measures up to the Common Core Learning
Standards. Test scores also help determine what additional academic help
a student may need to reach the expectations for his or her grade level.
Ricky and Lucy star in SCS STEAM event
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math)
Fun Night, led by guest robots Ricky and Lucy, was a big hit at SCS.
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
latest "pupdates" from Buckles,
Schoharie Central School's social therapeutic classroom assistance dog.
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