Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 2:27:01 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Family Engagement Committee at Canajoharie CSD is looking for ways to improve parent engagement and they are looking for input. The first step is a 30-question survey that should take no longer than 15 minutes. Paper copies are also available in the main offices of each school. The address for the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SchoolClimateSurvey2013.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 2:21:59 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie High School band should have a large audience this weekend as it performs in downtown Disney World on Saturday. About 75 students will perform.
Music Teacher Tim Field sent a audition tape to Disney in June, 2012 and received an acceptance letter in August.
"All year, we've been rehearsing a 26-minute program to perform," he said. "The kids are very excited. This elevates our performance and enhances our reputation."
While there, the group also plans to visit ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 2:16:27 AM
-- Smith earns degree from SUNY New Paltz
NEW PALTZ -- The State University of New York at New Paltz will hold the May, 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. on the Old Main Quadrangle.
This year, there are 2,059 undergraduate degrees being conferred. There will be 1,400 undergraduate candidates participating in the ceremony and celebrating their achievements in the presence of their family and friends.
The ceremony will recognize two cohorts of students: Au ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:55:54 AM
AMSTERDAM -- The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the 22nd Annual Student Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday, May 1, at the Perthshire banquet facility. More than 250 of Fulton and Montgomery County's outstanding high school seniors were honored, including the top 20 percent from the Class of 2013 at Canajoharie High School.
Three students submitted the scholarship application and were recognized as finalists. Out of 11 finalists, three were from Canajoharie.
The following s ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:53:58 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- On Friday, May 3, 59 fourth and fifth grade chorus children from Canajoharie Central School performed for the Arkell Center tenants, Arkell Hall residents and the senior citizens group. Songs learned throughout the school year were sung, such as the Canajoharie Alma Mater, "Do-Re-Mi" and "I'm Proud to be an American". Students performed under the instruction of Sue Crua, elementary music teacher.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:44:05 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- How do you handle a seven-foot Mexican pine snake?
Not that gingerly according to Cornell University Evolutionary Biologist Amanda Talaba. That’s because although it might have looked intimidating to the St. Johnsville Junior/Senior High School students who wanted to hold it, there wasn’t any danger; the snake doesn’t bite.
Talaba gave a presentation on reptiles -- with a focus on lizards in Australia -- to the students at the school on Monday, May 6, as part ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:40:08 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- St. Johnsville Central School has announced the names of students on the third quarter marking period honor and high honor rolls.
Grade 12: Samantha Jean Cleveland, Justin Robert Graepel, Alex Frederick Hart, Dakota James Mereness, Tyler David Smith
Grade 11: Russell David Dunderdale, Jessica Rianne Senft
Grade 10: Andrew Ryan Hart, Marissa Elizabeth Nellis, Grace Emily Yezierski
Grade 8: Austin Zachary Algerio, Seth David Bly, Adelina Bell Brundage, Aidan Fre ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:38:28 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education established the Oppenheim building, which next year will house one of the district’s two elementary schools and the districtwide middle school, as the site of the OESJ district and business office. The selection of the Oppenheim-Ephratah building for the district office was recommended in the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville merger study.
Based on the location of the district office, the boa ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:36:47 AM
OPPENHEIM -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School has announced the names of students on the third quarter marking period honor and high honor rolls.
High Honor Roll
Grade 12: Kelsey Bombard , Tiffany Gallt, Ashley Hill, Zackry Kadlic, Paige Songer
Grade 11: Skyler Viveros
Grade 10: Megan Bradt, Marie Calhoun, Samantha Mumford
Grade 9: Samantha Lamphere, Gillian Perry, Cynthia Smith, Christian Wilson
Grade 8: Jeffrey Baker, Emilie Engle, Alyssa Jasewicz, Gabriella Joslin, Lyndsey Lynch, Savann ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:35:03 AM
-- Local HCCC graduation candidates announced
HERKIMER -- Herkimer County Community College has announced candidates for the College's 45th annual commencement to be held Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. in the Gymnasium of the Physical Education Building.
Local students include: Ciera Antalek, of Fort Plain, majoring in Art Studies A.A.; Jeremy Bouchard, of Fort Plain, majoring in Criminal Justice A.S.; Danielle Dager, of St. Johnsville, majoring in Human Services A.A.S.; Mikayla Gros, of Nelliston, ma ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:14:56 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- For the third year in a row, the Canajoharie Mock Trial team emerged victorious from a three-team competition comprised of schools from around the county.
"They were very well-prepared again this year and knew their material well," said Social Studies Teacher Blake Smith.
"It was close, but they lived up to their expectations and I think this was a good learning experience."
The team consists of 12 students from Smith's AP Government class.
A mock trial is a hands-on exercise wher ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:10:19 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Harry Hoag Elementary School has announced third quarter honors, including students named to the Principal's List and Honor Roll.
Grade 6 -- Autumn Dodson, Madison Dunbar, Hallie Hogan, Kaleb Horning, Sheena Johnson, Elizabeth Jordan, Shaelyn Kahrs, Janae Leonard, Austin Marx, Jade Monk, Patrick Murphy, Dawson Nare, Solomon Palmer, Shyanne Smith, Kiarah Tamsett, Devin Young, Harley Zeininger
Grade 5 -- Bailey Battisti, Cheyenne Burnham, Michael Dake III, Ethan Gallt, Ju ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:58:25 PM
OPPENHEIM -- Cowboy jokes, western songs and nonfiction stories have all helped second graders build Common Core learning skills at the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School.
Susan Pedrick’s second grade class recently celebrated “Cowboy Week” with the assistance of members from the Oppenheim Senior Center and students from the high school. During the week, students visited the senior center to sing western songs and tell cowboy jokes. The second graders were also treated to a rode ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:52:33 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School Principal David Barnes announced the top 10 for the Class of 2013. They are: Melissa Bowley, Katherine Rockwell, Megan Balfe, Quinn Li O'Shea, Rosemary Trahan, Catherine Corrigan, Seth Ferguson, Kara Schwab, Bailey Pitonza, and Nicholas Sitterly.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:50:27 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- In late March, members of the Canajoharie High School History Club visited the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. About 44 students, along with members of the staff including history teacher Phil Horender, English teachers Randi Korona and Richele Simmons-Mollica, and science teacher Vaclav Sotola, attended.
The trip was made possible through funds given to the club by the PTA and an arts in education grant.
Horender said the students researched Rockwell -- an i ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:47:00 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- What was it like to live during the time of the Great Gastby? The 23 juniors in Richele Simmons-Mollica's English class at Canajoharie High School recently found out.
After reading the literary classic, the students participated in a project where they had to make presentations on various themes involving the 1920s: art and architecture, clothing and flappers, inventions, business and economy, music and dance, and literature and entertainment.
The presentations included music, dan ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:45:09 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Middle School Principal Doug Morrissey gave the Odyssey of the Mind team a fundraising lift at the middle school dance on April 12.
The team is raising funds to travel to Michigan for the World Finals competition. Team members sold strips of duct tape, donated by Dutchtown Ace Hardware, to students attending the dance. Morrissey was taped to the wall and left hanging (but not for long). Upcoming additional fundraisers include a yard sale in the East Hill gym on S ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:37:53 PM
FORT PLAIN -- In the next few weeks, all Fort Plain Central School District students and staff in both the Jr. /Sr. High School and Harry Hoag Elementary School will participate in evacuation drills.
Superintendent of Schools Douglas C. Burton noted in a letter sent to district parents, "Fort Plain has worked diligently to be proactive about safety, security, and planning ahead for potential emergencies. Drills like this are part of our effort to plan for and ensure that staff members are traine ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:36:14 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The following students have been named to the third quarter honor rolls at Canajoharie Central School:
Grade 8 -- Carolyn Adams, Carly Baker, Michael Balfe, Elijah Bowley, Madyson Casler, Joshua Clark, Austin Countryman, Cassidy Ferguson, Geri Fredericks, Hannah Freese, Morgan Grandshaw, Sierra Hill, Kjersten Hinkle, Jessica Hutt, Elena Lamb, Jessica LaPine, Allison May, Gregory Meyers, Michael Mifsud, Cameron Mussmaher, Francesca Nare, John O’Connor, ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:36:30 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The following students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the third quarter at D.H. Robbins Elementary for the 2012-13 school year:
Gold Star, (89.5 or above)
Grade 6 -- Jack Brundage, Deegan Eggleston, Emma Hart, Jaedyn Logan-Dillenbeck, Adrien Mosenthin, Nicholas Sanguine, Robert Snell, Carlin Straney.
Grade 5 -- Reese Battisti, Isabella Masi, William Schoff, Dustin Smith.
Grade 4 -- Maxwell Christensen, Sydney Eggleston, Aiden Fitzpatrick, Zoe Grene ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:38:24 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- An internationally recognized leader in educational reform is urging the future board of education of newly merged Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District to focus the majority of its time on student achievement.
Speaking at the St. Johnsville High School auditorium on Wednesday, April 10, Dr. Bill Daggett, the founder and chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, encouraged board members to focus 75 percent of each of their board meeti ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:35:08 PM
FORT PLAIN -- About 50 eighth grade students at Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School took a field trip to Jerusalem on Wednesday, April 10, to listen to researcher Joel Cohn reflect on stories from the Holocaust.
But they didn’t actually leave Fort Plain -- they utilized Skype, a piece of video conferencing software -- to watch videos and ask Cohn questions.
The virtual field trip culminated a Holocaust unit taught by Jayme Bevington and Kolbe Gray. During the unit, the students studied ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:30:40 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Girls from Canajoharie Central Schools' Camp Adirondack program recently visited SUNY Cobleskill, where they toured the campus, including the residence halls, athletics department, animal husbandry, plant science, and center for academic support and excellence. They also heard a presentation about college goals, student success, and financial aid options.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:26:06 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School junior Janelle Dillenbeck was named the most valuable player in the western division in the Western Athletic Conference in girls soccer.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:23:34 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Registration packets will be available from May 20 through 31 for district parents wishing to enroll their children in pre-kindergarten. Those interested in obtaining a packet should stop by the East Hill School office between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
For a child to enter pre-kindergarten in September 2013, he or she must be a district resident and at least four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2013. Parents must bring the child’s birth certificate, an immunization record signe ...