Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:03:10 AM
FORT PLAIN -- The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education adopted the $19,000,000 school budget proposal for 2015-16 on April 15. The proposed plan reflects an increase of 1.06 percent -- or $200,000 -- in spending over the current year and carries a tax levy increase of zero percent. The proposal will be put before voters on May 19.
“The Board of Education crafted the proposed budget with a goal of improving programs in a fiscally responsible manner, keeping the estimated ta ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:02:31 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- On Thursday evening, a large crowd attended the Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education meeting, during which numerous parents and educators spoke out about the alleged singling out of a section of middle school students that chose to opt out of last week's ELA testing.
Several parents, some having children in both the elementary and middle schools, noted a vast difference in the way opt-out students were handled in the two buildings.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:14:26 AM
Resch honored for academic excellence
ONEONTA -- Tara Resch, of Fort Plain, was one of 50 outstanding SUNY Oneonta seniors selected to receive a 2015 Academic Achievement Award this spring.
Resch received the Department of Human Ecology award. Resch is a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, the National Honor Society for Family and Consumer Sciences, Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa, and the National Leadership Honor Society.
She will be graduat ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:12:00 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Students in pre-k through fifth grade kicked off their PARP program on March 2. The theme this year was “Dive into Reading”. The D.H. Robbins Elementary School hallways were decorated as if you were swimming underwater.
The program started with a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday that included serving snacks to the students and listening to some of Dr. Seuss’ books. All students were given a book and bookmark to start their reading.
On the ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:08:12 AM
OPPENHEIM -- The OESJ Elementary/Middle School announced their March 2015 Wolf Award Winners in a ceremony on April 17. The students who were honored included: Keaghan Stowell, Isabella Alvarez, Brooke Boyer, Andrea Thayer, Zackery Leveille, Anthony Dolder, Jeremy Vickery, Connor Ferrara, Natazia Vingua, Breonna Kelly, Sydney Eggleston, Devin Talbot, Susan Hayes, Isabella Masi, Chris Jurteau, Rebecca Walther, Tyler Leon, Erielle Guilleguitan, Gabriel Brown, and Makaila Monk.
The monthly Wolf Awa ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:05:41 AM
ONEONTA -- Rosemary Harris, a senior from Canajoharie, was one of 163 students who presented original research and creative projects at SUNY Oneonta's annual Student Research and Creative Activity Day on April 16.
Harris developed a project titled "Campus Safety" under the guidance of Dr. Jen-Ting Wang of the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department. It was one of more than 175 scholarly works displayed at the college's Hunt Union during the daylong showcase.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:04:46 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Kyle Raux has been accepted into the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State. Raux has demonstrated outstanding achievement during his high school academic career in Business Education by taking five business classes and achieving an overall GPA of approximately 89 in those courses. Raux has shown character, service, and leadership through school store activities and responsibilities.
Raux also received the Business Math award last year and will be recogni ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:03:42 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- At its special meeting April 15, the OESJ Central School District School Board appointed a Community Focus Group. Using the guidelines set forth by SES consulting, the Board selected volunteers from the many categories that were suggested. The following are the volunteers that were appointed: Margaret DiGiacomo, Dina Brundage, Larry Schoff, Joan Feagles, Rob Crum, Wayne Lynch, Staci Battisti, Steven Dannible, MaryAnn Charon, Jackie Devlin, Shannon Smith, Lucy Hill, Tracey Reese ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:02:58 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Again this year, the Upper Montgomery County Retired Teachers' Association will offer its annual scholarship award to a qualifying high school senior who will pursue a career in teaching.
The single scholarship will be $500. It is open to any senior in the Canajoharie, Fonda-Fultonville, Fort Plain or Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School Districts who will be entering his/her freshman year in an accredited educational institution with an intent to enter the teaching pro ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:55:14 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- East Hill Elementary School second graders and their families are learning what clues to look for when making decisions about what foods to eat.
Thanks to a partnership with the Bassett Research Institute, second graders have been participating in the Nutrition Detectives Family Study program. Students have learned about healthy food, how to read food labels and how to identify deceptive food marketing.
Students learned how delicious vegetables and fruits can be after tasting a he ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:53:10 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The following registration information is for parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Canajoharie Central School District:
Pre-kindergarten registration packets will be available May 18 through May 29. Parents who are interested in obtaining a packet should stop by the East Hill School office between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For a child to enter pre-kindergarten in September of 2015, they must be a district resident and at least four years of age on or before Dec. ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 8:18:04 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Four Odyssey of the Mind teams will advance to the state finals next month following impressive performances at the regional competition Saturday, March 21 in Gloversville.
In addition to the four teams advancing to the state finals, five other teams placed in the top five at the competition and one of the teams earned the Ranatra Fusca Award, which is only granted to teams which demonstrate exceptional creativity.
First place finishers advancing to the state finals are:
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:40:30 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On Friday, March 20, the D.H. Robbins Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization held a carnival for students and families of the district. This is the second year the PTO has held a carnival, with activities including face painting, a bounce house, pie throwing, crafts, ring toss, duck pond, roll-a-ball, and an obstacle course.
Anyone interested in joining the PTO and being involved in future events is encouraged to attend their meetings, held the second Tuesday of every mo ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:36:46 PM
ST. JIOHNSVILLE -- On Thursday, March 12, 19 new members were inducted into the OESJ Chapter of the National Honor Society. President Samantha Mumford led the ceremony. Andrew Hart opened the candle lighting ceremony. Pillar speeches were delivered by: Samantha Lamphere, scholarship; Stephanie Arndt, leadership; Marissa Nellis, character; and Jack Dudar, service. Rebecca Bruce led the National Honor Society Pledge.
Current members inducted each new member by speaking briefly about the qual ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:35:16 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- March is National Nutrition Month and the D.H. Robbins Elementary School's Wellness Team Initiative is celebrating with “Commit To Be Fit", a program focusing on the promotion of nutritious eating, daily physical activity and good health.
The primary goal is to increase student knowledge about more healthful food selections and various types of physical activity that will help establish lifelong, healthful habits.
School Nurse Jackie Lape, along with the teaching st ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:32:54 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education engaged the SES Study team last fall to conduct a comprehensive study of the school district’s finances, economies of scale, enrollment and capacity.
After months of interviews, site visits and meetings with staff, the studies have been completed and posted on the district website.
The first report is entitled, “Are there options to the current practices that might provide more effectiv ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:31:52 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Central School District Board of Education is seeking applicants to serve on a Community Focus Group, the purpose of which is to provide representation for all residents, taxpayers and stakeholders of the school district.
The Community Focus Group, the agenda for which will be the discussion of the recently completed SES report, is scheduled to meet on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Applications are due on Tuesday, April 14, ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:42:19 AM
ALBANY -- Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Benjamin Bergen, of St. Johnsville, earned a place on the school’s Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester.
Dean’s List status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their course work with a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 score.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:14:48 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Advisors are commending the senior staff members of the Canajoharie High School yearbook noting the students have exceeded expectations and submitted the first book of the year in the Northern region to Josten's, the publisher, which prints yearbooks for Canajoharie and other schools across the country.
The seniors on The Black and Gold Yearbook staff are Makenzie Rickard, Alex Schnettler, Theresa Wellington, Arie Logan, Jordyn Logan and Gracie Adams. Students spent countless hour ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:13:15 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Sixteen Canajoharie High School student athletes attended the Western Athletic Conference Leadership Conference Tuesday, March 24 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
Coaches selected students to attend the leadership event, which invites all schools from the league.
The participants from Canajoharie were seniors Trevor Bowerman, Alexis Kane, Nathan Ferguson and Dainara Veeder, juniors Kaisean Adams, Ashley Darling, Jace Fox and Lauren Mayer, sophomores Austin Countryman, Sierr ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:11:33 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Middle School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will host their annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the East Hill School.
Admission is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food pantry.
Family Fun Day brings students and community together for a full day of free activities including bounce houses, a book fair, Animaland Stuffed Animals, pictures with the Easter Bunny, Elsa and Ana, crafts, games, an Ea ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:11:22 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central High School Drama Club will present "The High Schooler's Guide to the Galaxy" by Bryan Starchman Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Cast members include Stephanie Arndt, Rebecca Bruce, Alexsandra Dobson, Jack Dudar, Aron Frasier, Amanda Martin, Marissa Nellis, David Rackmyre III, Alix Sowle, Hannah Sowle, Marrina White, Laiken Whittredge and Grace Yezierski.
Tickets are $3 and may be p ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:33:40 AM
The Central Mohawk Valley Lions Club has announced its annual scholarship for 2015. Seniors from the Canajoharie, Fort Plain and OESJ school districts are eligible. One senior from each school will receive a $500 award.
Those seniors chosen will have demonstrated sound academic achievement and outstanding service to the communities the Central Mohawk Valley Lions Club serves. Senior involvement in activities such as 4-H, scouts, church groups, fire departments, rescue squads and other similar en ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:30:37 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The kindergarten class at D.H. Robbins Elementary School recently celebrated 100 days of school. They each did a “100 Days” project at home with their parents and brought them in to share with their fellow classmates. The class also talked about 100 things they don't want. One thing the class agreed upon -- they do not want 100 more inches of snow.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:28:14 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Elementary/Middle School has announced January and February Wolf Award winners.
The students honored for January were: Isabella Berry, Brayden Hayner, Theodore Youker, Clayton Salisbury, Alexis Warn, Devin Leibowitz, Blake Moore, Justin Williams, Destiny Flanders, Abigail Miller, Isaiah Handy, William Cable, Madisyn Schell, Shaina Golladay, Brandon Ashley, Trinity Rathbun, Robert Snell, Fontana LaCoppola, and Abigail Countryman.
Honored for February were: Allison Moshe ...