Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2016 3:48:23 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Elections for the Class of 2019 officers were recently held at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Junior/Senior High School. Serving as class officers for the freshman class for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year will be, from left, Chris Swartz, president; Abigail Countryman, vice president; Mariah Hurteau, secretary; Joseph Smith, treasurer.
Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2016 3:46:31 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Sixth grade students at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School recently had the privilege of having Teaching Assistant Karen Jones speak to them about her trips to Kenya. Students are learning about Africa in Social Studies. Jones brought Kenya to life with maps, native clothing, ?stories of the Masai people, and other souvenirs. Students were particularly interested in her story of hearing zebra's hooves at night as they ran close to her dwelling and how she saw t ...
Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2016 3:44:02 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie High School Counseling Office will host a Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. The event will begin with a general presentation explaining the financial aid process and reviewing sources of financial aid available to students. At the conclusion of the presentation, families will have the opportunity to begin work on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) while getting assistance from experts in the field. Vis ...
Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2016 3:34:29 AM
Locals named to The College of Saint Rose Dean's List
ALBANY -- The College of Saint Rose, Albany, announced that 815 students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester, including local students: Teresa Lake, of Fort Plain; Jeffrey Perrotti, of Canajoharie; and Dainara Veeder, of Canajoharie.
Full-time students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail are eligible for t ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016 11:44:24 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Recently, Fort Plain fourth graders created a mosaic with the help of Linda Biggers, a professional mosaic artist who assisted with the piece from September through December.
The final mosaic is currently in the display window outside of the Harry Hoag Elementary School art room, with plans for it to be hung elsewhere in the building in the near future.
The project began with a presentation about Fort Plain's historical architecture and landmarks, after which students met with Bigg ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:59:24 AM
-- Burke named to SUNY Polytechnic Institute President's List
UTICA -- Ryan Burke, of Fort Plain, has been named to the President's Excellence List for the fall 2015 semester at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Burke is a Computer and Information Science student at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
A semester grade point average of 3.80 or above qualifies full-time matriculated students for inclusion on the President's Excellence List.
-- Locals named to Morrisville State College Dean's List
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Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:43:36 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On Friday, January 15, a grades four through eight Spelling Bee took place in the Marge Curtis Junior/Senior High School Auditorium in the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School.
Seventh grade student Josh Montes placed fourth, eighth grade student Chad Gallt placed third, and eighth grade student Cameron Sharp placed second. Eighth grade student Dylan Corapi placed first, and as the district's champion, will participate in the Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctor's ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:39:21 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Mohawk Valley FFA members began planning murals for the agriculture and technology hallways in the spring of 2015.
Members spent the end of the 2014-2015 school year, much of their summer, and this fall painting the murals. There are three murals that take up almost all of the ag and tech hallways.
There is also a pole in the middle of the hallway that members painted to resemble an ear of corn.
On each “kernel,&rd ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016 3:12:58 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- After 18 rounds, seventh grader Tori Rocas earned the 2016 Canajoharie Middle School Spelling Bee title Wednesday, Jan 20. spelling “mosaic” correctly for the win. She will go on to compete in the 34th Annual Capital Region Spelling Bee Feb. 2 at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.
Sixth grader Sophie Xiao won second place and seventh grader Carolyn Phillips won third.
This is Rocas' second year earning a spelling bee honor. Last year, as a sixth grader, Rocas earned the ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016 3:09:07 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Students at Canajoharie High School are preparing to help showcase the strength they see in their community.
As part of the its new marketing initiative, county officials have kicked off Montgomery County’s Strongest Competition, and are seeking to compile a collection of photos, videos and stories that exhibit why people from here are "Made of Something Stronger."
Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort stopped by Canajoharie High School Tuesday, Jan. 12 to ask studen ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016 3:06:16 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education at its meeting Jan. 14 reviewed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016-17 Executive Budget proposal, seeing a need for more state funding to ensure student success.
Last week, the governor outlined his education agenda as part of the 2016 State of the State and Executive Budget Address. The proposal contained a $2.1 billion total school aid increase during a two-year period. The proposal falls short, however, of what the state Boa ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016 2:56:03 AM
-- Brown named to Becker College Dean's List
WORCESTER, MA -- Emily Brown, of Palatine Bridge, was named to the Becker College Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester.
Becker College is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the best 380 colleges in the U.S. With a 95 percent placement rate for its graduates for employment or further study, Becker serves more than 2,100 students from across the country and around the world.
-- Locals named to SUNY Delhi Dean's List
DELHI -- The following local ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2016 12:46:30 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District sixth graders have opened a school store for themselves and their fellow students, operating each day from 2-2:30 p.m. in the sixth grade wing.
Sixth graders have stocked the store with school-related items including pencils, erasers, folders, notebooks, highlighters, pens, Wolf Pack and OESJ labeled supplies, and hand made bracelets, ranging from one cent to $1.
Proceeds are being raised for the Nature's Classroom ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2016 12:43:15 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- March Associates Architects and Planners presented preliminary drawings to the OESJ Board of Education at the December monthly meeting to commence dialogue on a capital project referendum tentatively scheduled for October 2016.
Obtaining feedback over the past several months from faculty, staff, administration and the BOE Building and Grounds Committee, March Associates architects have created drawings of what possible renovations and improvements could like like at both ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2016 12:42:21 AM
AMSTERDAM -- The Canajoharie SADD chapter will host a fundraiser at the Recovery Sport Grill on Route 30 in Amsterdam from 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26. If you plan to attend, print out the donation certificate at : canajoharieschools.org/District_PDFs/15-16/recovery_room_fundraiser.pdf
Present it at the time of payment and have up to 15 percent of your check's value, excluding tax and tip, donated to SADD. You must print out and bring the certificate to the restaurant to present to your server ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2016 12:41:28 AM
-- Locals named to SUNY Potsdam President's List
POTSDAM -- The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 908 students to the President's List in recognition of their academic excellence in the fall 2015 semester.
The students included: Abby Cretser, of St. Johnsville, whose major is History; and
Tara Schuyler, of Fort Plain, whose major is Criminal Justice Studies.
To achieve the honor of being on the President's List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numeri ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 3:02:23 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- High School Technology Education students in Kristy Shafer’s Computer Aided Drawing course recently begin experimenting with 3D printing using AutoDesk Inventor Software to print projects they created.
Students first learned how to use the AutoDesk Inventor software through teacher instruction and built-in interactive tutorials. Students are now starting to apply what they have learned to design actual products.
Their first task was to design a Christmas ornament. Student ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 3:00:48 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Cheyann Walters, a senior at Fort Plain Central School, has been accepted to Nazareth College as an early decision candidate. She will major in Occupational Services, a combined, five-year bachelor of science and master of science degree. This is a competitive major with only thirty students being accepted into the program each year.
Nazareth College also identified Walters as a Presidential Scholar for the Class of 2020, thus, she will be receiving an annual scholarship of $10,000 ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 2:51:36 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Fifth grade classes at Canajoharie’s East Hill Elementary School recently feasted on venison jerky, strawberries, blueberries, apples, acorn pancakes and more as part of their in-depth reading of a classic adventure novel.
Fifth graders have been reading “My Side of the Mountain,” the young-adult adventure novel written and illustrated by Jean Craighead George. After finishing the novel, teachers prepared food inspired by the feast enjoyed by the book’s mai ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 2:49:10 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School students raised funds for a local family in need for the holidays by participating in a Holiday Sweater Contest. The school's STAR program organized the contest. Making a small donation with each vote, students and teachers cast ballots throughout the day for the sweater of their choice. The money collected, $65, was donated to a local family in need for their Christmas dinner.
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 2:47:35 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- New Distance Learning technology in the Canajoharie Central School District recently allowed East Hill fourth graders and other students hundreds of miles away to teach each other about the different regions of New York State.
Students in Doris Leverett’s and Bridget Anderson’s class recently used Distance Learning equipment, purchased by the district this year, to interact with three other groups of students, two from Long Island and another from the Rochester area, d ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 2:45:46 AM
FORT PLAIN -- The Fort Plain Central School District Elementary Student Council held its annual Elf Auction on Monday, Dec. 21. Students in fourth through sixth grades used Topper Bucks to purchase the services of an elf for a day. Typical elf duties include cleaning lockers, organizing desks, carrying books, serving lunch, etc.
Elves sold for between $40 and $140 Topper Bucks. Students saved Topper Bucks for weeks prior to this event, earning them through the school’s PBIS (Positive Behav ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 2:44:48 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education has scheduled three public workshops as part of the budget development process for the 2016-17 school year.
Public workshops are set for 7 p.m. on Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 24 at the high school. The sessions will offer the community the opportunity to offer input on the 2016-17 budget proposal.
“I encourage parents, taxpayers, students and community members to join us and share their ideas about the budget and thei ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 2:37:25 AM
-- Locals named to SUNY Oswego Dean's List
OSWEGO -- Several locals received Dean's List recognition during the fall 2015 semester at SUNY Oswego, including: Nicole Bouchard of Fort Plain, a senior Childhood Education major; Jamie Fredericks of Fort Plain, a senior Human Development major; and Benjamin M. Kane, of Palatine Bridge, a senior Broadcasting and Mass Communication major
Students on the list earned a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79 for the semester. Students on the President's and D ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:31:12 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Last Wednesday morning, the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School was brimming with cheer as the entire school was welcomed to attend the H.C. Smith Benefit Club Raffle Assembly.
Teachers and staff members of the OESJ Elementary School, along with family, began donating toys, games, stuffed animals and more over the past few weeks for this annual event.
All proceeds from this event are given to the H.C. Smith Benefit Club, an organization that helps many local fam ...