Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:05:21 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On Friday, the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department presented a fire awareness and prevention session to D.H. Robbins Elementary School students, also taking the entire kindergarten class for a ride in their fire engines.
The morning program involved fire prevention education, and was followed by a presentation for Head Start and pre-kindergarten students in the auditorium.
The kindergarten class was then given the opportunity to live the expe ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:21:06 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Canajoharie Class of 1974 recently celebrated their 40th reunion.
The former Redskins class held their reunion at the home of classmate, Bernie Barnes, in St. Johnsville.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:31:41 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School Class of 1954 held its 60th class reunion Sept. 27 at Dome 49 in Fort Plain.
Classmates who were able to attend included: First row, Robert Dicks and Robert Shockley; second row, Carole Conrad Carter, Marlene Hoyer Etherton, Phyllis Waufle Jones, Barbara Palm, Simone Carpenter Oakley, Kathryn Patterson Watson, Shirley Knowlton Stetin, Betty Oldick Steele, Lydia Moore Shibley, Joyce Timmerman Gilbert and Robert Reese; third row, Charles Hage, Russell Hoyer, ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:29:55 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School has named the September Students of the Month. September's theme was school spirit. Students are nominated by teachers and fellow students. From left, freshmen Sam Field and Hunter Congdon, sophomores Geri Fredericks and Tyler Dillenbeck, juniors Samantha Miller and Tyler Bell and seniors Andrea Dingman and Morgan Chapman.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:28:15 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Members of the Canajoharie Fire Department visited the East Hill Elementary School Monday, Oct. 6 in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters spent the entire day at the school providing important fire safety and prevention information to students and giving them an up-close look at firefighting equipment.
The theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 5-11, is "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month."
The Hagaman Fire Department also assisted throughout the ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:58:50 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- During Tuesday evening's Open House at OESJ High School, one of the big topics of discussion throughout the third-floor, Ninth Grade Academy, was the near-future integration of personal laptop computers. The district has purchased one for each freshman, with hopes to someday expand the program to the entire high school.
Each personal computer, an Asus, Windows 8.1 enabled, 64 bit machine, can be used as a laptop or a tablet, with touchscreen capab ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:58:08 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- On Friday night, people lined downtown Canajoharie streets for the first Homecoming Parade in a long time, organized by the recently re-formed CCS Booster Club, featuring numerous fire departments, and floats from school district sports programs, educators, businesses and groups.
The award for Best Float was given to Liberty, who dressed in flowing white costumes to honor the popular film "Frozen". Though there was only one prize awarded this year, C ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:36:49 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Frontier Communications Community Action Team (CAT) recently presented D.H. Robbins Elementary School students with a donated delivery of school supplies.
CAT is a group of employees who volunteer their time to help with community events, which has included collecting and distributing school supplies for many years. Each year, the team chooses a school district in their serving area to donate to.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:34:20 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Senior Carly Eckler and Sophomore Jonathan Mcculloch sell sandals on behalf of the senior class on Tuesday night during the OESJ High School Open House.
The senior class is raising money for their senior trip to Orlando, FL, where they'll perform in a concert with students from all across the United States. Other fundraising events are currently taking place or being planned, including a candy bar sale, local restaurant ticket sale, and an upco ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:07:08 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- Since reforming last year with a six-member roster, the Canajoharie Central School Booster Club has organized numerous fundraisers and events in an effort to bring in money for the district's sports programs.
The group's President Cherrie Fox stated of the Booster Club, "We encourage people to join. We would love nothing more than that. We're always looking for people to help."
Since reforming last year, the six member Booster Club has already made a ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:06:32 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- This Friday, Canajoharie will celebrate Homecoming with a parade, carnival and highly-anticipated games, and students have been getting primed and pumped for the celebration all week.
Spirit Week started on Sunday, when a large group of students across numerous grades gathered downtown, with friends, parents and teachers, to decorate business windows. Normally, just junior and seniors students enrolled in sports programs gather to paint the windows, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:10:57 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Students at Canajoharie High School geared up for the annual Homecoming festivities by participating in a "Spirit Week” Sept. 22-26.
Each day students wore different outfits to show their school spirit. Spirit Week included a pajama day as well as twin, wacky, class year and black and gold days.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:26:17 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The four-year-old children in the D.H. Robbins Elementary School Universal Pre-Kindergarten class have recently been discovering the use of technology in the classroom. In addition to taking a technology class, the students have desktop computers, a SMARTboard, and iPads in the classroom.
With a detailed lesson on how to use each device, students are enthusiastic to try them all. Kate Yoder, classroom teacher, says that using technology is the students’ favorite act ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:04:22 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Administrators were notified this week that Fort Plain Central School District has been awarded a $35,613 NYS Local Government Records Management Grant. This grant will allow the district to more efficiently access semi-active school files, producing a more streamlined system for handling record requests.
Currently, the district’s storage space for physical records, both in personnel offices and in the archive room, is very limited. Only active (current year and one year prio ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:03:45 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain's 56-student fifth grade class is currently immersed in a two week learning experience, part of the fifth grade social studies curriculum, wherein they will learn how to identify various land and water forms, eventually creating their own three dimensional maps.
Fifth Grade Teacher Cheryl Toomey explained the project, stating, "We study the western hemisphere -- North and South America --but they need to understand geography in general in o ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:34:01 AM
-- Colgate University announces local Dean's Award winners
HAMILTON -- Colgate University has announced spring 2014 Dean's Award recipients, including: Genevieve Trahan, of Ames, majoring in Biology; and Katie Mason, of Canajoharie, majoring in Physics.
The Dean's Award for academic excellence is given to students with a 3.30 or higher grade-point average while enrolled in 3.75 or more course hours.
-- Local named to Women's Cross Country Team
BURLINGTON, VT -- This fall, Sophomore Catie Corrig ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:31:41 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- OESJ High School students Samantha Mumford and Jeffrey Baker have been selected to the 2014 Area All-State Concert Band. The festival will be held on November 21 and 22 at SUNY Oneonta. Students are selected based on their New York State School Music Association Solo score from the previous school year. Mumford and Baker will be performing with select students from the region.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:29:53 AM
FORT PLAIN -- The Canajoharie High School Class of 1964 met recently at Erie Station for their 50th reunion. Attendees traveled from Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Seated in front: Elsie Beam Rocklin. First row: LaVerne Venette, Barry Haase, Frank Chuck, Angelina Vianese Jensen, JoAnn Jenks, Janet Covais Clemons, James Dillon. Second row: Richard Hage, Jane Horning Davis, Craig Cervo, Sheila Conti Brust, Judith Diefendorf Heiser, Coleman Vickary, Edward Sitterly, ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:35:12 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Six members of the St. Johnsville Central School Class of 1943 recently had dinner at Lombardo's Restaurant in St. Johnsville to celebrate the 71st anniversary of their graduation. There were 43 graduates that year. Many in this class are now either deceased or live far away.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:19:03 PM
HERKIMER -- Barbara Schermerhorn, of Fort Plain, has been selected as one of 18 student ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year at Herkimer College.
Schermerhorn is majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Student ambassadors represent the college by assisting at events including New Student Orientation, Fall Fest and Alumni Weekend, Open House and Commencement. Students are selected for this leadership role through an application process that includes a personal interview.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:18:21 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School District will receive up to $327,730 in grant money to fund a full-day pre-kindergarten program beginning this week in the Harry Hoag Elementary School.
The Fort Plain CSD is one of 81 school districts and community-based organizations that will share $340 million in full-day pre-kindergarten funding through the Statewide Universal Full-Day Prekindergarten Program.
Before the funding was awarded, Fort Plain operated three half-day pre-kindergarten cl ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:17:25 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School District will receive funds from a $393,966 "Teaching is the Core" grant, awarded to 14 Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES School Districts by the New York State Education Department.
The NYSED will fund activities aimed at reviewing and improving student assessment practices from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
“The power of this grant is in the collaboration,” said Fort Plain CSD Superintendent Douglas Burton. “Our teachers have always an ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:10:51 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Booster Club is seeking people to march in the Homecoming Parade on Sept. 26. The club is not only looking for individual participants, but floats, which will be judged. They are asking all students, teachers, faculty members, alumni, clubs and local businesses (anybody who would like to join in the fun) to participate. There will be a small carnival following the parade, so they're also seeking dunking booth volunteers.
The parade will kick off at 4 p.m., and will ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:29:03 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Modified, JV, and Varsity Volleyball teams are still accepting team members for the fall season. If you are interested, you should contact coaches Heather Voght (email@example.com) or Brittany Tomek (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested students will need to get a current physical and complete the sports packet, both of which are available in both the middle and high school main offices.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:02:57 PM
OPPENHEIM -- When three OESJ Middle School teachers, Becky Jenkins, George Brown and Brenda Waterbury (with Teachers’ Aide Inger Leonard) were charged with planning a four week summer school for 28 middle school students, they wanted to make it fun and educational.
In doing so, they structured an entire four weeks around the topic of "Summer Fun".
The 28 students, who will enter sixth through ninth grade, were recommended for participation by their teachers.
Each day was structured a ...