Value of the month:
There's an app for that ...
It's application time for many students as they
select colleges, universities and technical/trade programs for next
fall. Want to know where they may go?
Check out this map, and keep checking back, as it will be updated
regularly. The red indicators are applications and the blue stars are
Safety drills are routine and important
Fire drills, lockdown drills, go-home-early
drills: all are a routine but important part of keeping students and
staff prepared and our school safe. Practicing for
emergencies is important for all of us, and drills will be held
throughout the school year. As with fire drills, lockdown, lockout and other
drills are not announced ahead of time.
Celebrating the life of Steve Hoard
SCS celebrated the life of social studies teacher
Steve Hoard on a brilliantly sunny fall afternoon by planting a
flowering pear tree on the school’s front lawn.
Energetic and much-loved by students and staff
alike, Mr. Hoard passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 3, 2014. He is
remembered for his caring, enthusiasm, sense of humor, dedication as a
teacher and coach - and for being a "Star Wars" fan.
Peter, Meriam and Sacket are awarded Academic
Schoharie High School seniors Kathleen Peter,
Colton Meriam and Anne Marie Sacket have been awarded 2016 New York
State Scholarships for Academic Excellence in recognition of their
outstanding achievement on state Regents exams.
Congrats Claire Williams!
SCS 10th grader Claire Williams has excellent horse
sense: She took 4th place in the New York State Fair FFA Hippology
Competition and will represent our state at the Nationals in Kentucky
Meet Principal Calacone
The Schoharie Central School District Board of
Education appointed Kevin
of Albany principal of Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School.
State revises immunization requirements
Attention parents and guardians: effective
September 1, 2015, the New York State Education Department and New
York State Department of Health instituted new immunization
requirements for students. Parents/guardians should contact their
physician's office with questions.
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Physical Education Attendance Policy
State regulations do not allow waivers or exemptions for physical
education. Students who miss PE class at Schoharie Central School must
contact their teacher to set up an appointment to make up missed work.
DOWNLOAD SCS's PHYSICAL EDUCATION ATTENDANCE POLICY for
Why we need to pay attention to our kids' social
Just when you think you have a handle on all the
social media sites your child could possibly frequent, a new one crosses
your radar. What are the dangers, and what can a parent/guardian do?
Body Mass Index is part of required school health check
New York State Education Law
requires body mass index, or BMI, and weight status group to be included in
a student’s school health examination. The State Health Department
also surveys some schools concerning BMI each year.
Prescription drug alert
Many young people believe it is safe to take
“medicine” out of the cabinet even if that medicine was not prescribed
for them. And many of today's prescriptions are written for pain
medications that can be deadly, addictive and in some cases lead to
the use of very dangerous illegal drugs like heroin.
Education is the key. Parents: speak to your teens
about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs and why they should not
use other persons' medications.
For more information go to
http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/ or contact your local Prevention
Coalition through the Capital Region BOCES at (518) 464-3944 or
Join the Parent Teacher Student Advisory Council
Common Core Standards and the Community Garden were
just two topics recently discussed by the Jr./Sr. H.S. Parent Teacher Student Advisory Council
(PTSAC). New members are welcome. contact the high school office if you
are interested in joining.
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