Last Updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:28:19 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education named David Halloran as the district's new superintendent.
Pending successful contract negotiations, he is expected to assume his responsibilities on July 1, 2015.
Halloran is currently high school principal at Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, where he has worked since 2007. Under his direction, the school had the highest graduation rate in the HFM BOCES region in 2014.
He previously serv ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:49:04 AM
UTICA -- Mohawk Valley Community College, located in Utica and Rome, announces that Jacob J. Jones, of Fort Plain, has completed the fall 2014 semester with academic excellence and qualified for the Vice President's List.
Jones is seeking a degree/certificate in Welding.
The Vice President's List at MVCC recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.74. To be eligible for these honors, full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more attempted hours; and ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:48:08 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Junior/Senior High School Principal Deborah Larrabee has announced January students of the month for grades 7-12. Students were nominated for this honor by teachers or other staff and selected by a vote of a committee of teachers.
Senior Breanna Hazzard, daughter of Eric and Kristy Hazzard. Breanna is on the cross-country team, Harmony, and track and field.
Junior Austin Battisti, son of Phyllis and William Battisti, he plays varsity baseball.
Sophomore Allie Schuyler, daughter of ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:44:18 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Central School District announces registration for pre-kindergarten and new kindergarten students. The district will begin to mail out registration packets to families that they know have Pre-K aged children during the week of March 2.
A child who turns 4 years of age prior to December 1, 2015, is eligible to enroll in Pre-K. Please contact Julie Taylor at the D.H. Robbins Elementary School, (518) 568-7023 or Anna O’Connell at the OESJ Elementary/Middle School, ( ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:43:10 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Central School District has announced second quarter honors, including students named to the Principal's List, Honor Roll and Honorable Mention.
Principal’s List: Luke Adams, Victoriah Adams, Michael Barlow, Hailey Becker, Riley Brown, Kelly Davidson, Lydia Dillenbeck, Matthew Ehle, Eric Euler, Mikayla Haslun, Brandon Johnson, Hilary Jonker-Grems, Jack Krug, Robert Kucharski, Caitlynn Lawrence, Marcus Leon, Christian Leonard, Andrew Mead, Keegan Meyer ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:42:31 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- District residents will vote Tuesday, March 10 on a proposal to lease three 66-passenger buses for a five-year term.
The leases will be set at an annual cost not to exceed $17,500 each, or $52,500 total. The leases would be paid using the district’s bus replacement fund without any impact on the local property taxes. The March vote continues the district’s plan to lease rather than purchase buses.
“Our leasing plan allows for the district to have a safe, up to da ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:41:40 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- On Saturday, Feb. 28, the All County Music Festival will be held at Canajoharie High School in the Arkell Auditorium. The concert begins at 4 p.m. Doors are at 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens. Montgomery County students will spend the day together in the district practicing for the annual event, which moves between districts.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:22:54 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Coach Hillary Cool held the culminating assembly for this year's Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association on February 12. The Reaney Memorial Auditorium at D.H. Robbins Elementary School was literally jumping with excitement and competition.
Cool began the assembly with a story that explained why she became so committed to helping the American Heart Association, sharing the story of Anna King, a former student afflicted with a very serious ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:51:08 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- A veteran school administrator has been appointed to serve as the acting principal at Canajoharie High School until the end of March.
Dr. Stacey DeLaney, who served more than 11 years as principal of the Schoharie Junior/Senior High School, will fill in for Principal David Barnes during a medical leave.
Dr. DeLaney’s temporary appointment was approved by the board of education Feb. 12.
Barnes is expected to return by the end of March.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:48:43 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Central School District fifth graders visited with Senator George Amedore during a visit to the Capitol, Albany on February 10.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:46:59 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Middle and High School Technology Students are now printing in three dimensions with a machine like the one sent to the International Space Station on September 21 aboard the SpaceX cargo ship.
Imagine you are on your way to Mars and part of the spacecraft breaks. Three months into a voyage, 70 million miles from home and nowhere to get a replacement part, what should you do?
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:44:41 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ David H. Robbins Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) met on Tuesday, February 10, in the school’s auditorium.
Members discussed the great success of the Rick Charette Assembly on February 6. The children and adults are still singing his catchy songs.
Plans for upcoming Student of the Month recognition and the PARP program are ongoing. There are volunteers willing to help with the monthly popcorn sale, but training is required. Training wil ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:43:48 AM
Focus group members sought for CHS study
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Central School District community members are invited to a public focus group meeting March 4. Participants will provide input for an ongoing study regarding potential future options to maintain and improve educational opportunities for district students.
The public meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school library.
This summer, the board of education contracted with Castallo & Silky, an independent consulting fi ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:39:26 AM
Pi Chapter of Delta kappa Gamma Honor Society for Women Educators is offering a $500 award for a senior planning to enter the field of education.
Students from the following schools can participate: Broadalbin-Perth Central, Fonda-Fultonville Central, Gloversville High, Canajoharie Central, Fort Plain Central, Johnstown High, Mayfield Central, Northville Central, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central.
The student will be required to submit an application, high school transcript, letter of re ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:38:29 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Class of 2016 will host the family-friendly Yankee Doodle Circus on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the OESJ High School Gymnasium, 44 Center St. Funds will be raised for the class' various upcoming activities.
Two free tickets for children and teens will be available with the purchase of a $14.75 advance sale adult ticket. Regular door prices will be $18 for adults, and tickets for children and teens will be $6. Advance tickets are available at GetCircusTickets.c ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:34:04 AM
-- Vosburgh named to SUNY Delhi Honors List
DELHI -- Austin Vosburgh, of Canajoharie, has been cited for academic achievement for the fall 2014 semester at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi.
Vosburgh, an Information Technology Management major, has qualified for the Honors List.
To qualify for the SUNY Delhi Honors List, a student must have an academic average of 3.50 or higher within the semester.
-- Locals named to MVCC President's List
UTICA -- Mohawk Valley Com ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:24:23 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- On Thursday, Feb. 5, Canajoharie Central School District held the Third Annual Fair School Funding Rally, featuring administrators, faculty, members of community and students speaking out about why Gap Elimination Adjustment must be repealed, and Foundation Aid formulas must be fixed.
Superintendent of Schools Deborah Grimshaw explained that in 2010, the State Legislature withheld school aid from each district in the state to balance their budget. Ov ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:47:15 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On Thursday, January 29, the Mohawk Valley FFA hosted two NYS FFA Officers at OESJ High School. Maria Martinez, NYS FFA secretary, and William Terrell, NYS FFA District V president, delivered a message focusing on communication.
Kait Isaac, NYS FFA reporter, Mohawk Valley FFA member, and OESJ High School senior, helped facilitate the workshop on communication.
During the workshop, students reflected on communication skills and how they affect individuals. The workshop also focu ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:45:43 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The following students have been named to the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School Honor Roll or High Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year.
Third grade: Kendra Breton, Connor Ferrara, Destiny Flanders, Kandace Frye, Brandon Hulten.
Fourth grade: Skyler Ferrara, Arielle Hughes, Olivia Pratt, Sydney Schell, Natazia Vingua.
Fifth grade: Josephine Brundage, Cameron DiMartino, Jayda Estey, Isaiah Handy, Marshal Norris.
Sixth grade: All ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:44:37 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Due to the string of winter storms, the district has used all its allotted snow days. As a result, the Superintendent's Conference Day scheduled for March 18, will now be a day in session for all students and staff. Should schools need to be closed for any additional days this season, the day will be made up during spring break beginning with Friday April 10.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:40:10 AM
LOUDONVILLE -- The following locals were named to Siena College Dean's and President's lists for the fall 2014 semester: Thomas Dunn, of Fort Plain, majoring in Physics, was named to the Dean's List; and Jessica Senft, of St. Johnsville, a Sociology major was named to the President's List.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:05:44 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education has announced three finalists in its search for a new superintendent of schools.
HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel is facilitating the search.
As part of the final stages of the selection process, two of the candidates have met community members during public forums Tuesday and Wednesday, with the final candidate's session scheduled for this evening at 7 p.m. in the OESJ High Sch ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015 4:39:33 AM
SYRACUSE -- More than 550 middle and high school students from around New York State gathered at the Embassy Suites hotel in Syracuse from Jan. 24-25 for an intensive leadership conference. Seven members of the Mohawk Valley FFA from the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District attended the two day conference.
The conference, hosted by the New York FFA Association, provided students in middle and high school agricultural programs with the opportunity to network and collaborate w ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015 4:37:57 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education will hold a town hall style meeting to gather community input regarding the 2015-16 school district budget.
The town hall meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the high school.
“The budget development process for next year is underway and the board wants to hear from residents about what they feel is important,” Superintendent Deborah Grimshaw said. “I hope parents, taxpayers, students and ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015 4:29:01 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Justin Ryan, of Canajoharie, was chosen as the Montgomery County Farm Bureau winner by New York Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee.
Ryan is the son of Scott and Kathie Ryan, of Canajoharie. He is a very well rounded student, attends Canajoharie High School and has participated in a range of extracurricular activities, including 4-H and FFA.
Ryan plans to attend SUNY Cobleskill and major in Agricultural Engineering.
The competition ...