Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:51:05 AM
OPPENHEIM-ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Ally Pereira was 16 when a naked picture of herself was forwarded to her entire school by an ex-boyfriend. After seeing how sexting was changing other teenagers' lives, she chose to speak out and help other teens from making the same mistake she had.
Pereira has been featured on MTV: Sexting in America, The View, HLN, Good Morning America, Fox News, Lifetime TV, MTV: Disconnected Aftershow, and Dr. Drew. She also travels nationwide to middle and high schools speaking ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:49:33 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain third graders had some interesting visitors recently. The Utica Zoomobile stopped by with a variety of creatures for students to touch, see, and learn about, including walking stick bugs and tree frogs. They also saw a large lizard, and finally met an opossum. The kids were able to ask questions and touch some of the animals. The third grade is currently studying animal adaptations, specifically for frogs.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:48:11 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Small Engine students have had a busy semester. Students have completely torn down and rebuilt a Briggs and Stratton engine.
On December 19, students were visited by Jason Cook, a Briggs and Stratton representative from Fort Plain.
Cook gave a presentation on engine assembly, carburetors, and failure analysis. During the presentation, Cook brought and donated an engine that the class performed a failure analysis on. Students observed what happens when an engine is run ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:46:35 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Once again, the Upper Montgomery County Retired Teachers' Association, will offer its annual scholarship award to a qualifying high school senior who will pursue a career in teaching.
The single scholarship will be $500. It is open to any senior in the Canajoharie, Fonda-Fultonville, Fort Plain or Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School Districts who will be entering their freshman year in an accredited educational institution with an intent to enter the teaching professio ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:45:44 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Members of the Canajoharie community will have the opportunity Jan. 29 to visit with state Sen. George Amedore Jr. regarding the removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and equitable school funding.
Community members will be welcome at the Canajoharie High School conference room at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 to speak with the senator.
Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to the Canajoharie Superintendent Deborah Grimshaw at email@example.com.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:38:23 AM
-- News from SUNY Oneonta
ONEONTA -- A total of 1431 SUNY Oneonta students earned Dean's List honors for the fall 2014 semester, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.
Included on the Dean's List were local students: Alexis Izzo, of Canajoharie; Kaylee May, of Sprakers; Tara Resch, of Fort Plain; and Somer Timerman, of Canajoharie.
-- Senft named to Siena College President's List
LOUDENVILLE -- Jessica Senft, daughter of Deborah and Davi ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:27:32 AM
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:23:34 AM
OPPENHEIM -- The OESJ Elementary/Middle School announced their December 2014 Wolf Award Winners in a ceremony on January 9. The students who were honored included: Logan Crannell, Gianna McAdams, Elizabeth Mosher, Kendall Christman, Kayleigh Araujo, Dreden Ellerby, Tyler Barnes, Brooke Johnson, Lenny Miller, Mahala Pratt, Skyler Ferrara, Colby Christman, Jesse Watson, Nicholas Buccolo, Ben Littrell, Jazmin Mumford, and Samantha Reese.
The monthly Wolf Awards are given to students in Pre-K throug ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:21:46 AM
December Students of the Month at Harry Hoag named
FORT PLAIN -- Harry Hoag Elementary School December Students of the Month have been named as follows, with the number indicating their grade: Jillian Ryerson (K), Ian Burns (1), JulieAnn Kirby (2), Mason Cook (3), Alex Rivkowich (4), Erin Crouse (5), Kaylee Sanders (6). Students, their family members, and their teachers were treated to breakfast snacks and beverages. Each student of the month received a certificate from Harry Hoag Principal Fred ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:19:14 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Officers from the Canajoharie Police Department spoke with Canajoharie Middle School students Tuesday about how to be safe while online.
Officers Kalyn Deso and Jason Peruzzi made presentations to sixth, seventh and eighth graders about cyberbullying, privacy and internet safety, inappropriate texts and other topics.
The officers presented videos and offered real-life examples of the consequences of inappropriate and unsafe online behavior.
For more information about cyberbullying ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:17:11 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- With the goal of helping younger students succeed, Canajoharie High School is pioneering a Peer Mentor Program.
The program will match younger students with upperclassmen who will act as mentors by serving as role models and providing friendship and encouragement, especially around academic goals and personal development. Mentee and mentor activities will be monitored and structured by program coordinators.
High school students applied for positions in the program by submitting an ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:15:42 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District is looking for community and parent volunteers to participate in a focus group meeting to discuss school district communications.
The one-time focus group meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and will run between one hour and 90 minutes. Approximately 15 volunteers are needed.
Participants will help the district evaluate the effectiveness of its current communication tools, such as newsletters, the district website, and social ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:14:55 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- CCSD has designated Tuesday, Jan. 20 "Alumni Night". During that evening's basketball game, Coach Phil Schoff will recognize former CHS basketball players and cheerleaders. A "Loyalty Song" plaque will also be presented to Superintendent of Schools Deborah Grimshaw. The plaque will be placed next to the "Alma Mater" in the CHS lobby.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:13:59 AM
A consortium of 14 school districts led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES has won $393,966 to review and improve student assessment practices.
The "Teaching is the Core" grant from the New York State Education Department will fund activities from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The grant was one of 31 awarded statewide.
Fourteen districts are part of the consortium: Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth, Canajoharie, Edinburg, Fonda-Fultonville, Fort Plain, Gloversville, Johnstown, Lake Pleasant, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:10:07 AM
-- Herkimer College announces fall honors
HERKIMER -- Numerous local Herkimer College students were recently named to the fall 2014 Dean's List and President's List.
Locals earning a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.79 for inclusion in the Dean's List include: Shane E. Conklin. of Fort Plain, a Computer Network Technician major; Marcus Todd Failing, of Fort Plain, a Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies major; Kelsey L. Bombard, of St. Johnsville, a Liberal Arts and Sciences: General ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:42:07 AM
-- Rhodes named to HVCC Deans' List
TROY -- DJ Rhodes, of St. Johnsville, was named to the Hudson Valley Community College Deans' List for the fall 2014 term. Students named to the Dean's List must have a term grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49.
Rhodes is studying Chemical Dependency Counseling.
-- Locals named to SUNY Potsdam President's List
POTSDAM -- The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 925 students to the President's List in recognition of their academic excelle ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:34:52 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Winter Concert series will continue at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Arkell Performing Arts Center at Canajoharie High School. The chamber choir, sixth grade choir, sixth grade band, sixth grade orchestra, high school choir and the jazz ensemble will perform.
This concert was rescheduled from its original date due to a winter storm.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:34:41 AM
FORT PLAIN -- The life skills classrooms of the Fort Plain and Canajoharie school districts worked together recently to sharpen their kitchen skills with the goal of making a donation to a local animal rescue organization.
The students got together on Friday, Dec. 12 at Fort Plain for a day of holiday cookie decoration. The students applied math and measurement skills to bake the cookies and also learned valuable home health and care skills.
Students also made dog biscuits for donation to the Ay ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:30:36 AM
OPPENHEIM-ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will host "Active Parenting Now" workshops beginning Wednesday, February 5 and Monday, Feb. 23, hosted by Catholic Charities.
The Feb. 5 kickoff event, at the D.H. Robbins Elementary School, will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Feb. 23 event, held in the OESJ Elementary/Middle School, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Each date will mark the beginning of a six-session workshop for parents of children ages 5 to 1 ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:29:38 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8 in the high school library instead of the CHS conference room.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 1:48:45 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On Friday, December 19, students and staff at the D.H. Robbins Elementary School concluded their annual fundraiser for the H.C. Smith Benefit Club, and presented representatives of the club with $1,126 raised by the staff and families of DHR.
Staff members and friends of DHR contribute toys, which were displayed in the building's show case in the main lobby. Parents and staff purchased tickets and put student names on each.
Tickets were randomly drawn for the toy prizes, ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 1:44:06 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, January 5, and Tuesday, January 6, to interview potential superintendent candidates in executive session. The meeting on Jan. 5, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the D.H. Robbins Elementary School. The meeting on Jan. 6, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Oppenheim-Ephratah campus.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 1:43:10 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Wal-Mart, through its Teacher Rewards program, recently donated $50 reward cards to 20 teachers at the East Hill Elementary School.
Through the Teacher Rewards program, each Wal-Mart store, Sam’s Club and distribution center selects one high needs K-8 public school for funding. East Hill was nominated by Robert Ketzer, a Walmart driver who has children at East Hill and at Canajoharie High School.
The rewards cards are intended to help teachers offset the cost of school suppl ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 2:45:43 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Art students at Canajoharie High School are again creating works of art to raise funds for a holiday donation.
For the last nine years, students in Kathy Van Loan’s art classes have crafted ceramic bowls and sold them to raise funds for worthy causes and local families.
Under the direction of Van Loan and local potter MaryAnn Nellis -- who volunteers each year to assist the students with their work --the project combines elements of pottery making, painting and drawing and g ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 2:43:36 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Seven Mohawk Valley FFA Members boarded a bus on the morning of October 25 with 90 other FFA members from different chapters around New York State for an eight day trip to Louisville, Kentucky for the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo.
On the way, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School students toured the University of Notre Dame, Willis Tower Skydeck in Chicago, the Chicago Museum of Science and Technology, and Fair Oaks Farm, which has 30,000 cows milking and ra ...