Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:13:54 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Recently, D.H. Robbins Elementary School Morning Program students hosted some special guests. The St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department taught kindergarten through fifth grade students about fire safety. After going over general fire safety with kids, each students crawled through a wall of “smoke” to safety. Kindergartners were also invited to ride in the department's trucks.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:12:04 AM
OPPENHEIM -- The October Wolf Award winners were honored in a ceremony on Nov. 7 in the OESJ Elementary/Middle School cafeteria. The winners are: Alexis Poston, Joseph Morrison, Madeline Sammons-Wilbur, Myles Hayes, Audrina McAdams, Bailie Richardson, David Hughes, Kayden Moyer, Anabel Morrison, Maddison Simonds, Hailey Steele, Dylan Barnes, Emiliegh Moore, Josie Brundage, Allysa Baldwin, Asa Handy, Alexis Klock, Rebecca Trumble, Dustin Smith, Thysha Boyer, Christopher Swartz, Braden Fredericks, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:10:23 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ first annual scholarship games were a huge success, raising $3,700 through food, games and raffles. This money is awarded to graduating seniors to assist them with college expenses. One of the evening's highlights were the basketball shooting contests, with trophies for the winners.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:08:11 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Eprhatah-St. Johnsville Central School 9th Grade Academy students attended a field trip to the Albany Institute of History and Art to visit the Ancient Egyptian exhibit. They created Ushabtis, viewed mummies and other artifacts, and enjoyed a Middle Eastern meal at a local restaurant. This event tied in with their recent studies in Global History and a novel they read in English class titled "Pharaoh's Daughter" by Julius Lester.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:05:38 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson visited the Canajoharie Middle School Monday, Nov. 3. Escorted by officers of the Middle School Student Council, including President Gabrielle Betts, Vice-President Jackson Nasse, Secretary Michael Barlow Vice-President Jackson Nasse and Treasurer Carolyn Phillips, the congressman toured classrooms and spoke with students, teachers and administrators.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:00:20 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School senior Nathan Ferguson, junior Robert Frazier and sophomore Jared Paratore have been selected to perform at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 7 Area All State Music Festival Nov. 22.
The students, all vocalists, will perform with the All Area Choir.
Their selection to perform in the Area All State Music Festival is a result of their solo performances last spring before NYSSMA judges.
The Area All State Music Festival is schedul ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:49:53 AM
-- Katie Ranno interns through SUNY Oswego
OSWEGO -- Katie Ranno, of St. Johnsville, took part in an off-campus internship this fall through SUNY Oswego's Center for Experiential Learning.
A senior majoring in Broadcasting and Mass Communication, she interned with Assemblyman Will Barclay's office in Fulton.
The Center for Experiential Learning at Oswego places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering valuable life experie ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:57:38 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Friday, October 31, was an exciting day for students at D.H. Robbins Elementary School. Fifth grade students and teachers learned the history of corn husk dolls, including the fact that children played with them like toys, as they couldn't just go to the store to buy toys. Instead, they used materials from nature, such as acorns and corn husks to create the dolls, even utilizing corn silk as hair.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:16:37 AM
OPPENHEIM -- The September Wolf Award winners were honored in a ceremony on October 3 in the OESJ Elementary/Middle School cafeteria. The winners are: Emmit Banick, Baize Wintermute, Aryana Bumbolo, Devin Schell, Lauren Wood, Jordan May, Scott Hill, McKenna Salisbury, Zane Vogel, Matthew Steele, Meranda Battisti, Brian Battisti, Hunter Hickey, Joseph LeMoine, Alexander Ouderkirk, Kamden Battisti, Zoe Grenert, DonAnthony Keller-Murray, Gabrielle Palmer, Jimmy Dudar, and Nicholas Randall.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:51:45 AM
On Friday, October 10, a team of Elks from the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge #2621 delivered 286 dictionaries to six area schools. While presenting the dictionaries to fourth graders, Elks members also shared information about the dangers of drugs.They also handed out drug awareness-focused coloring books, comic books and book markers. Participating Elks said the highlight of the day is seeing the excitement on the faces of the students when they realize the dictionaries are theirs to keep.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:48:40 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie High School Class of 2015 -- who were the last Canajoharie students to pass through the former West Hill School -- took a few moments to gather for a class photo on the old campus Tuesday, Oct. 28.
This year's graduating class attended West Hill as kindergarteners for a half year before the building closed in the winter of the 2002-03 school year.
The photo, taken by area photographer Tim Shaffer, will appear in the 2015 Canajoharie High School yearbook.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:45:21 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School has announced the October Students of the Month. October's theme was community service. Students are nominated by teachers and fellow students. Front row, seated, from left, Em Kraak, Ian O'Neil. Back row, from left, Kenny Pawlaczyk, Danyell Monk, AJ Sullivan, Gracie Adams, Lauren Mayer and Jenna Shepard.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:43:45 AM
CANAJOHARIE --Thanks to students, staff, teachers and community members, the American Red Cross collected 35 pints of blood during a drive at Canajoharie High School Wednesday, Oct. 29.
The collection, which was organized and hosted by the National Honor Society, exceeded the drive's goal of 32 pints, the Red Cross said.
According to Red Cross workers, the collected blood can be used to supply up to 58 people in need of blood.
In addition to students donating blood, Canajoharie National Honor So ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:40:35 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Middle School will be conducting their annual fruit sale from Nov. 19 through Dec. 5.
This fruit sale helps fund extracurricular activities and educational field trips. The fruit is hand picked, packed and shipped the same day to ensure freshness. Choose from navel oranges, red grapefruit, tangelos, D'Anjou pears, pineapples; and red, golden delicious and granny smith apples.
A selection of cheese and sausage will also once again be offered.
Anyone wishing to order ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:40:10 AM
Girl's Soccer fundraiser at Dome49 Nov. 5
FORT PLAIN -- A spaghetti supper fundraiser for Fort Plain Girl's Soccer will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 4-8 p.m. at Dome49, 49 Hancock St. The event will include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and homemade dessert. Dine in or take out. Tickets on sale by team members or at the door.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:38:55 AM
FORT PLAIN -- The fitness center at the Jr. /Sr. High School will be open from 5:30-7:30 a.m. and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on school days beginning Nov. 1. Membership costs $20 a month for all residents and runs until Mar. 31.
The fitness center features circuit training equipment, free weights, cardiovascular equipment and training. The center is overseen by retired and current staff member volunteers. Grant money from Stewart’s and Blue Shield, in addition to membership fees, covers the ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:37:49 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School Music Department has announced dates for upcoming concerts, including winter and spring concerts.
The Winter Concert Series will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with performances from the High School Orchestra, Elementary Choir, High School Chamber Choir, and 7th and 8th Grade Concert Band.
The Wed., Dec. 10 performance will feature the Jazz Ensemble, 6th Grade Symphonic Band, 6th Grade Orchestra, High School Choir and 6th Grade Choir.
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:36:59 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- A consortium of local school districts that includes Canajoharie has been awarded a nearly $400,000 state grant to review and improve student assessment practices.?The 14-district consortium, led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, was awarded a $393,966 "Teaching is the Core" grant from the New York State Education Department. The grant will fund activities from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
The HFM BOCES grant application was one of 31 awarded statewide.?“Our districts ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:49:51 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Eight Mohawk Valley FFA members will be headed to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, October 25 to November 2.
While on their way, they will stop for educational tours at the University of Notre Dame, Chicago Museum of Science, and Fair Oaks Dairy and Swine Farms.
While at the convention, members will participate in leadership and career development workshops, attend general sessions and hear keynote speakers, and visit an agri-science fair and career expo wit ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:47:52 PM
OPPENHEIM -- As a way to get to know each other, the eight grade OESJ Middle School English class recently completed symbolism-related projects. They learned about symbolism (representation of something through an object or picture) and described themselves in paragraphs. This led into the study of the novel, "A Solitary Blue" by Cynthia Voigt. The main character in the novel identifies with the solitary blue heron.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:46:06 PM
OPPENHEIM -- “Do the crime, do the time… in the Principal’s Office” is the message the sixth graders at OESJ Middle School are sending their peers and other class members.
Several sixth graders decided that they needed to take matters into their own hands regarding bullying in school. After being bullied on social media and in school, Asa Handy and Allysa Baldwin recruited their friends and gave up their recess time to go to the school library and make posters to hang up ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:37:11 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- At the East Hill Elementary School, third graders have started their annual lessons learning the flutophone and fourth graders the recorder. During music classes, the students will use the instruments as they learn to read music and prepare themselves for band, orchestra and chorus opportunities in the fifth grade and beyond.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:34:20 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Students at Canajoharie High School are preparing for the second year of competition in the regional Battle of the Books.
Battle of the Books features teams comprised of four students competing in a Jeopardy-like quiz contest. All questions are based on 16 books selected by librarians at participating school districts.
In addition to Canajoharie, students from Fort Plain, Fonda-Fultonville, Gloversville, Cooperstown and other districts take part in the competition.
According to Ta ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:32:30 PM
FORT PLAIN -- During the Oct. 8 meeting, the Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education voted to table the discussion on whether to offer a partial tax exemption to local veterans.
Under a veteran tax exemption law signed in December of last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, school districts across New York were given the ability to authorize partial property tax exemptions for military veterans.
Because the state does not include provisions for boards to adjust or discontinue the exemption ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:31:25 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The date of the Canajoharie Junior/Senior Prom has been changed to Saturday, June 6, 2015. This year’s prom will be held at the Windfall Dutch Barn in Salt Springville.