Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:28:20 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Chris Smith's welding class at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Jr./Sr. High School is working on a project that involves reusing old circular saw blades, table saw blades, hand saws, shovel heads, etc. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be delivered to the Jr./Sr. High School office during normal school hours.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:27:37 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The following students have been named to the honor roll and high honor roll at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School for the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year:
High Honor Roll
Seventh grade -- Nicholas Buccolo, Sydney Eggleston, Lucas Frederick, Brynn Fredericks, Joseph LeMoine, Alexis Mumford, Jacob Snell, Jesse Watson.
Eighth grade -- Von Baker, Skyler Barker, Dylan Corapi, Shaina Golladay, Abigail Johnson, Sarah King, Gabrielle LaCoppola, Isabella M ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:26:20 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education is seeking community input to determine interest in launching a Community Education program. ?At their Nov. 12 meeting, board members discussed the possibility of starting a Community Education program for the 2016-17 school year and an online survey is now available to gauge community interest at: surveymonkey.com/r/CommEducationSurvey
Paper surveys will also be available in locations throughout the school district commun ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:39:04 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Jeff Baker, a Junior Band member at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School, has been chosen to perform in the Area Allstate Concert Band for Zone Eight in Oneonta on November 21. This will be the trumpet player’s second year performing in this ensemble. Jeff is the son of Jeffrey and Barb Baker, of Lassellsville, NY.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:36:28 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- In recognition of Veterans Day, sixth graders at Canajoharie Middle School welcomed members of Fort Plain VFW Post #3275 Monday, Nov. 9.
Members of the post’s Memorial Squad spoke to students about the military, being a veteran and answered questions. To thank the veterans, students made and presented cards of appreciation.
VFW members who visited the school were Commander Danny Hotaling, Cornell, Lanier, Terry Martagon, Ed Sanders, Brad Schrell and Steven Yuhasz.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:32:56 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education has appointed Deana Lenz as the new school counselor at Canajoharie High School.
Lenz replaces Alice Decker, who had been offering school counseling services to students this fall following the resignation of Alicia Soper in August.
Lenz grew up in Cherry Valley and is a graduate of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Following F-MCC, she attended the State University of New York’s Institute of Technology, where she ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:31:14 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School senior Bobby Frazier and junior Jared Paratore have been selected to perform at the 2015 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 7 Area All State Music Festival.
Both vocalists, the students will perform with the All Area Choir.
Both students also performed in the festival last year.
The festival will take place on Nov. 20 and 21 at Saratoga Springs High School culminating in a public concert at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. The Area All State musi ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:24:33 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Retired teachers of the St. Johnsville-Oppenheim-Ephratah School District hosted the fall meeting of the Upper Montgomery County Retired Teachers’ Association at Lombardo’s Restaurant.
New members Maria Burton, Diane Smolenski, Andrea Null, and Celia Bradford were welcomed. It was noted that books have been purchased and donated in memory of deceased members to a library in their respective school district. The winner of the UMCRTA scholarship for 2015 is Morgan Koe ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:23:45 PM
PAUL SMITHS -- Valerie Hoffman, of Fort Plain, hasn't seen her Paul Smith's College dorm room much this semester. On most nights, Hoffman has left the warmth and comfort of the dorms behind for a lifestyle lacking heat, electricity and running water.
Hoffman, a sophomore majoring in Natural Resources Sustainability, is one of seven Paul Smith's students choosing to spend much of the fall semester living in authentic Mongolian Yurts — tiny portable tent-like structures crafted from wood and ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 06, 2015 2:30:15 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District sixth graders traveled to SUNY Cobleskill College on October 23 for their Trout in the Classroom field trip.
The fish hatchery, headed by Brent Lehman and the agricultural section of the campus, were toured. Students even ate lunch in a college lab; giving sixth graders an idea of what a future college program could be like.
Students have been learning about brook trout in science class and were able to apply thei ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 06, 2015 2:26:16 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- On the morning of Friday, October 30, kindergarten students from the CCSD East Hill Elementary School paraded from the school to Arkell Center, where they performed songs for center and Arkell Adult Home residents. The kindergarten parade and performance is an annual tradition in the district.
Last Updated: Friday, November 06, 2015 2:23:06 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Central School District SADD will be selling pies and wreaths from Nov. 2 until Nov. 13. Pick-up will be Nov. 23 from 3-5 p.m. in the Canajoharie High School atrium/school store. Order forms are available on the district's web site.
Last Updated: Friday, November 06, 2015 2:15:58 AM
CANTON -- The SUNY Canton College Foundation recently announced its student scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year, including Julian R. Martin, of Fort Plain, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major.
Martin, a 2015 graduate of Fort Plain Central School, received the Harry E. King Endowed Scholarship and the John H. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:37:57 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Junior/Senior High School hosted a "Pink-Out Day" on Friday, October 23. Students and staff wore pink shirts as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and formed a human ribbon.
Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:36:11 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Association of Professionals will be hosting the The Scholarship Games again this year on Friday, November 13, 2015, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be games for each grade level, free ice cream, concessions, silent auction baskets, raffles, and more. Admission to the event is only $2 for adults and $1 for children, with a family maximum charge of $10. More information will be released as the event nears.
Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:35:29 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Senior Class will host a Chili Cook Off competition on Saturday, November 21, at the H.C. Smith Benefit Club, 638 Crum Creek Road, from 1-4 p.m. It is open to everybody, and all proceeds will benefit their senior trip planned for Universal Studios, Florida.
Registration forms and entry fees must be received by Monday, November 16. Team or individual entry fee is $10 per chili. General public admission for adults is $6 per person, $2 for children 4-10, kids 3 and ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:34:28 AM
FORT PLAIN -- As part of its ongoing effort to enhance communications within the community, Fort Plain Central School District has officially joined Facebook.
“We will continue to use the district website and more traditional communications tools,” said Superintendent David Ziskin. “Every day there are great stories happening in our schools. Facebook is just another way to share those stories and connect with the community.”
The district's Facebook page provides another a ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:33:17 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education has approved a contract to install a ground mounted solar system to provide nearly 100 percent of the electricity for all district buildings.
After months of preliminary work and planning, the board at its Oct. 22 meeting approved a contract with Solar City, New York State’s K-Solar preferred provider. The solar system -- which will be located on both sides of Carlisle Road near the district bus garage -- is expected ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 23, 2015 1:44:48 AM
JOHNSTOWN -- The Fort Plain School Class of 1965 recently held their 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown. 71 attended, of which 44 were classmates who came together to reminisce and renew old friendships.
The event was also attended by the class' foreign exchange student, Doris Bermudez, of Costa Rica.
Classmates in attendance traveled from Arizona, Montana, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Illinois and across New York.
A moment of silence was observed in memory of the class' decea ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 23, 2015 1:37:51 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School Senior Lauren E. Mayer has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Mayer is one of 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who were honored this year by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their exceptional academic promise.
Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 3:50:46 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge recently provided free dictionaries to every fourth grader in the Canajoharie Central School District. Since 2004, the Canajoharie/Fort Plain Elks have distributed dictionaries free of charge to local schools as one of their many volunteer efforts. This year, the Elks donated more than 260 dictionaries to five schools.
Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 3:48:25 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Students in Chris Smith’s Plant Science and Technology course recently helped to beautify Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Jr./Sr. High School through a hands-on learning project.
This year the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville CSD made the bus loading zone at the Junior / Senior High School safer by erecting a circular retaining wall on the inside of the bus loop.
The OESJ maintenance staff constructed the wall and filled it with soil. This is where the students took ov ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2015 1:06:00 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- After more than 20 years working in the district, longtime Canajoharie Middle School secretary Joanne Heiser will retire effective Friday, Oct. 2.
Heiser, who first started in the district as the secretary at the former West Hill School in 1993, was honored for her service by the board of education at a retiree reception Sept. 24.
After leaving the West Hill School, Heiser worked in the district business office and was the kindergarten through eighth grade guidance secretary befor ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2015 1:04:11 AM
-- Alfred State welcomes local students
ALFRED -- Alfred State welcomed a new class of freshmen this fall including local students: Nicholas Toomey, of Canajoharie; Gordon Trahan, of Canajoharie; and Morgan VanAvery, of Fort Plain.
The college offers educational opportunities in nearly 47 associate degree programs, 19 baccalaureate degree programs, and two certificate programs in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology, and Applied Technology. The c ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:22:34 AM
JOHNSTOWN -- On September 27, from 8-10 a.m., The OESJ Class of 2016 will host a Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 223 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown. Tickets are $7 per person. Contact the district for more information.