Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:46:47 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School sixth graders recently released the brook trout they have been raising all year into a local stream.
Students spawned the trout in October and then watched their babies grow in their classroom tank from tiny fertilized eggs, into strong and active fingerlings. Students had a chance to check out their trout’s new home and study stream ecology while singing “Bye Bye Trout.”
This was the culminating activity ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:45:27 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- For their final week of classes, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Middle School students spent the week engaged in project based learning, better known as PBL, activities. In addition to a walking field trip to Erie Canal Mindenville Lock 16, student spent the week working on in groups on a PBL activity regarding social awareness topics, ending in presentations on the work they did.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:43:52 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Three Canajoharie High School students were among the award recipients at the HFM BOCES Career and Technical Center's annual awards ceremony June 21. Two CHS students were also recognized for earning admission into the National Technical Honor Society.
Canajoharie seniors Maddison Smith, Kenneth Sullivan, Jr. and Alexander I. Vroman were all recognized with awards during the ceremony.
Smith, who studied Medical Assisting at BOCES, was presented the American Red Cross award during ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:41:50 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School students Kenny Sullivan and Mikey Hartlieb competed at the State Track Meet, which was held June 10 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Sullivan finished 11th in the state in the 400M hurdles. He also earned the New York State Sportsmanship Award for Section 2.
Hartlieb finished 12th in discus. He also broke the school record for his throw at the State Qualifiers.
"Kenny and Mikey have accomplished something that few athletes in Canajoharie Track and Fiel ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:40:35 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- On June 20, the East Hill Elementary School held its annual Kindergarten Celebration. 62 kindergarten students, all members of the future Canajoharie High School Class of 2028, participated in the event, which included songs and a presentation of certificates.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:38:24 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- 63 Canajoharie Middle School eighth graders celebrated their academic achievement during a graduation ceremony at Canajoharie High School Wednesday, June 22. The ceremony included speeches, music and the presentation of awards and eighth grade completion certificates. The students, members of the CHS Class of 2020, will go on to ninth grade next year.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:36:18 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- As there will be no "Learn to Swim" program this summer, the Open Swim hours at the Nellis Memorial Pool have been extended. Beginning July 5, the pool will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The school will continue to offer their breakfast and lunch program throughout the summer and swimmers are welcome to enjoy lunch.
Adult Swim will be held Monday and Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. Family Swim will take place Wednesday, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Summer hours will c ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:35:27 PM
-- Locals named to University at Albany Dean's List
ALBANY -- The University at Albany has announced local students named to the spring 2016 Dean's List, including: Marcus Failing, of Fort Plain; Nathan Ferguson, of Canajoharie; Ashley Ostrander, of Fort Plain; and Alec Snyder, of Fort Plain.
-- Schwab graduates from Union College
SCHENECTADY -- Holly Schwab, of Palatine Bridge, has received a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College. Schwab majored in Biology, magna cum laude.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:30:21 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School will participate in the Summer Food Service Program, which will provide free meals to all children 18 and under throughout the summer.
Free breakfast and lunch will be available at the OESJ Jr./Sr. High School, 44 Center St., from July 5 through August 19. Breakfast will be served from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meals will be available at the OESJ Elementary School, 6486 State Hwy. 29, from Ju ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:26:12 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School students shared their future vision for the Exit 29 Redevelopment Site during a recent presentation to a special audience of local, county and state officials.
This year, Canajoharie High School launched a new elective, Global Problem Solving, taught by Patricia Prime. Working collaboratively, students in the class take on the role of consultants, researching and proposing solutions for a variety of complex problems.
For their final project, the students de ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:24:17 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On June 14, the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School dedicated the annual Field Days to two pillars of the community -- Niceta Mueller and Jim Carter.
These two individuals exemplified dedication to physical education, children and lifelong fitness.
Mueller was a physical education teacher and coach for over 30 years in the Oppenheim Central School District. She touched many children's lives and inspired many of her students to go on and become physical edu ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:22:36 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2016.?This year’s valedictorian is Lauren Mayer. The daughter of Jerry and Amy Osborne, Lauren will be attending Harvard in the fall to study Cellular and Molecular Biology.?The class salutatorian is Zoe Plant. The daughter of Robert and Brandy Plant, Zoe will attend Paul Smith's College to study Environmental Science.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:20:19 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ National Senior Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society held their Induction Ceremony on June 8. Seven National Honor Society and two Junior Honor Society members were inducted.
The members newly inducted into the NHS were: Lauren Fitzpatrick, Benjamin Grant, Amanda Cummings, Caitlin Handy, Coby Cover, Lauren Littrell, and Madison Richardson.
The newly inducted members into the NJHS were: Cassandra Abare and Joseph LeMoine.
The new inductees experienced t ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:19:11 PM
OESJ Class of 2016 top ten named
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The top ten students at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School Class of 2016 have been named as follows:
-- Samantha Lamphere
Samantha Lamphere, daughter of Amanda Ingalls and Todd Lamphere, has been named the valedictorian of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School Class of 2016.
During her four years at OESJ, she has taken many upper level courses and has also managed to stay on High Honor Roll throughout her high s ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:11:17 PM
-- Locals named to Alfred State Dean's List
ALFRED -- Alfred State has announced local Dean's List students for the spring 2016 semester.
Included on the Dean's List are: Nicholas Toomey, of Canajoharie, majoring in Mechanical Engineering Tech; and Gordon Trahan, of Canajoharie, majoring in Agricultural Technology.
Students from both the Alfred campus and the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville are selected for the Dean’s List if they maintain a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:44:09 PM
OPPENHEIM -- The third grade students at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St.Johnsville Elementary School learned about the amazing life cycle (metamorphosis) of the butterfly for the last month.
Each class received caterpillars, along with instructions on how to care for these fragile creatures. The students watched tiny larva grow into large caterpillars. They then watched the caterpillars attach themselves to the top of their habitat and become pupa (chrysalides).
After ten to twelve days, the adult ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:42:25 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville CSD Junior and Senior High School bands participated in the Sherburne Pageant of Bands on Saturday, June 4. The groups received a total of eight trophies, presenting a solid performance of two first places, four second places, and two third places.
The Junior High and Senior High School groups combined to place second in Marching Band. The High School Small Ensemble placed second as well. The High School Drumline placed third. The Junior Hi ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:39:42 PM
FORT PLAIN -- The bell rings on a Friday afternoon. For many students, this is a great feeling -- the weekend lies before them and they envision all the fun they will have. But for some students, even in our local districts, the weekend brings anxiety, as they wonder where they will get their food when school is closed.
Many children in the Fort Plain community count on the healthy meals provided by the district's meal program. But what happens on the weekends? This is the concern of many school ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:38:43 PM
ALBANY -- On Wednesday, June 1, Fort Plain High School senior Brianna Swartz joined Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and other Student Cabinet members in the Assembly Chamber.
Taking on the roles of state legislators, the students conducted a mock hearing on legislation that would de-couple teacher evaluations from student state test results. They heard testimony from representatives from the New York State School Boards Association, the Alliance for Quality Education of New York and New Yo ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:36:39 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Middle School sixth graders Tuesday, May 24 held their annual Medieval Feast culminating their Middle Ages Project Based Learning unit. In addition to a meal typical of the Middle Ages, the day-long Medieval Feast featured guest speakers, a game tournament, a student musical performance and a student dramatic presentation of Robin Hood.
The sixth graders also held a competition using the catapults they built during their study of the period.
For the last several weeks, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:25:37 PM
-- Locals named to Potsdam Dean's List
POTSDAM -- The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named several locals to the spring 2016 Dean's List, including: Matthew Schlicht, of Sprakers, majoring in Musical Studies; and Dakota Joel Walrath, of St. Johnsville, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
To achieve the honor of being on the Dean's List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of between 3.25 and 3.49 in th ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 10:50:48 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- For World No Tobacco Day on May 30, two sixth grade students at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School, Karis Montana and Kyle Hall, helped to display a 90 percent banner. The 90 percent represents the number of adult smokers who started smoking before the age of 18. The hope is they will take advertising out of stores and stop the tobacco industry from marketing to youth.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2016 7:53:20 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School graduating seniors Lauren Mayer, Cassie O'Connor, Zoe Plant and Dominick Simpson were recognized for their academic accomplishments and growth at the inaugural Regional Student Recognition Dinner, which was held Monday, May 23 at Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES.
Organizers plan to make the recognition dinner, which was sponsored by Fulton-Montgomery Community College in partnership with BOCES, an annual event. The dinner recognized approximately 50 g ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2016 7:48:48 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The first and second grade classes at the East Hill Elementary School celebrated Earth Day by joining together for a recycling project to benefit the school playground.
The two weeks before Earth Day, the children from each class brought to school bottles and cans to be recycled. Teachers returned the containers for the deposit money.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2016 7:43:07 PM
-- Wolfe named to Grove City College Dean's List
GROVE CITY, PA -- Tim Wolfe, a junior Mechanical Engineering major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List with High Distinction for the spring 2016 semester.
Wolfe is a 2013 graduate of Fort Plain Junior Senior High School and is the son of Patrick and Kathleen Wolfe, of Fort Plain.
Students eligible for the Dean's List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean's List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean's List ...