Character Education Value of the Month:
Homecoming celebrates school spirit
Homecoming 2014 was a fun-filled event, with
students, faculty and staff all getting into the spirit.
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Congrats SkillsUSA officers
SCS is well represented in the leadership of
SkillsUSA, a national organization of Career & Technical Education
students. Congrats to Brendan Dalton and Carly Boreali.
Seniors honored for academic excellence
Congratulations to Schoharie High School seniors
Carolyn Caza, Taylor Ball and Morgan Henry for being recognized as
recipients of the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
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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?
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Parent Today is a free, bi-monthly, award-winning
e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a
stronger bridge between families and the classroom.
Filled with research-based
information, Parent Today addresses four “chapters” of
life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high
school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and
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.
To determine BMI, a student is weighed and his/her
height is measured. The BMI helps the nurse or doctor know if the
student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low.
Each year, the New York State Department of
Health will survey some schools for the number of pupils in each of six
possible weight status categories.
A sample of school districts will be selected to
take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. If
Schoharie Central School District is selected to be part of the survey,
the district will report information about students' weight status
groups to the Health Department. Such information will then used by
state officials to develop programs to help children be healthier.
Only summary information is sent. No names or
information about individual students are included. However, parents and
guardians may choose to have their child’s information excluded from the
Parents/guardians who do not want their child’s
weight status group information included as part of the Health
Department’s survey this year should contact Elementary School
Nurse Sherry Roy, R.N.at 295-6660, or Jr./Sr. High School Nurse Suzan
Weber, R.N. at 295-6634.
Protect your kids! 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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