Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 3:50:46 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge recently provided free dictionaries to every fourth grader in the Canajoharie Central School District. Since 2004, the Canajoharie/Fort Plain Elks have distributed dictionaries free of charge to local schools as one of their many volunteer efforts. This year, the Elks donated more than 260 dictionaries to five schools.
Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 3:48:25 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Students in Chris Smith’s Plant Science and Technology course recently helped to beautify Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Jr./Sr. High School through a hands-on learning project.
This year the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville CSD made the bus loading zone at the Junior / Senior High School safer by erecting a circular retaining wall on the inside of the bus loop.
The OESJ maintenance staff constructed the wall and filled it with soil. This is where the students took ov ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2015 1:06:00 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- After more than 20 years working in the district, longtime Canajoharie Middle School secretary Joanne Heiser will retire effective Friday, Oct. 2.
Heiser, who first started in the district as the secretary at the former West Hill School in 1993, was honored for her service by the board of education at a retiree reception Sept. 24.
After leaving the West Hill School, Heiser worked in the district business office and was the kindergarten through eighth grade guidance secretary befor ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2015 1:04:11 AM
-- Alfred State welcomes local students
ALFRED -- Alfred State welcomed a new class of freshmen this fall including local students: Nicholas Toomey, of Canajoharie; Gordon Trahan, of Canajoharie; and Morgan VanAvery, of Fort Plain.
The college offers educational opportunities in nearly 47 associate degree programs, 19 baccalaureate degree programs, and two certificate programs in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology, and Applied Technology. The c ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:22:34 AM
JOHNSTOWN -- On September 27, from 8-10 a.m., The OESJ Class of 2016 will host a Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 223 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown. Tickets are $7 per person. Contact the district for more information.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:21:48 AM
FORT PLAIN -- The Fort Plain Central School PTA is hosting a fundraising shoe drive from September 14 through December 14.
The public is invited to participate in the drive by donating gently worn used and new shoes. The amount of money raised will be determined by how many shoes are collected.
Those wishing to donate can bring the shoes to the Fort Plain Central School, 25 High Street, room 33. Soon, there will be a day announced wherein residents can bring shoes to a weekend collection drive.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:20:48 AM
TROY -- More than 1,400 freshmen joined the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community on August 31, the first day of classes. Local freshman include: Paige Shovelton, of Palatine Bridge; and Dillan Veeder, of Canajoharie.
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's oldest technological research university. For nearly two centuries, the Institute has been a driving force behind breakthroughs in engineering and science in virtually every arena -- from transportation and infrast ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:19:10 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School District kicked off the 2015-2016 school year Tuesday, welcoming Superintendent of Schools David Ziskin, along with new Harry Hoag Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Donovan.
Ziskin left his position as the Greater Amsterdam School District high school principal to work as superintendent at FPCS, and stated Tuesday that he's excited to be working in the district. He stated that from the very outset of the day, wherein facu ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:18:48 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-Central-School began the 2015-2016 school year by welcoming Superintendent of Schools David Halloran.
Students of the Jr./Sr. High School, formerly just the OESJ High School, were also bound to notice many physical changes, including the installation of a business office, superintendent's office, and a traffic roundabout.
The former front of the building that faces downtown, over the past numerous decades, has become the back of ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:49:58 AM
JOHNSTOWN -- Two Canajoharie Middle School teachers today began a yearlong teacher residency at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH).
Jennifer Drake, a special education teacher, and John Sunderland, a science teacher, were selected to co-teach with PTECH teachers and be fully integrated with the staff at the school for the entire 2015-16 school year.
The teacher residency program is funded through the PTECH grant HFM BOCES, its component ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2015 4:17:11 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Athletics Department has launched a new online calendar to provide community members with the latest schedule of district sporting events.
Community members can find the new online sports schedule, which was created using Google Calendar, by visiting the district website, www.canajoharieschools.org, and clicking on the “Athletics” tab on the left side of the page.
The new schedule features schedules for varsity, junior varsity an ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2015 4:09:42 AM
-- Deacon to attend Castleton University
CASTLETON, VT -- Castleton University will welcome Samuel Deacon, of Canajoharie, for the fall 2015 semester.
Castleton is small community school that offers 75 academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, 27 intercollegiate sports, and over 40 clubs and organizations. The university stresses community service and provides exceptional programs for first year students.
-- Mason earns Dean's Award at Colgate University
HAMILTON -- Katie Mason ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2015 3:59:30 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education has appointed Mark Rauch as the new principal at Canajoharie Middle School.
Rauch comes to Canajoharie from the Auburn Enlarged School District, where he served as the junior high school assistant principal. He replaces Lori Orestano-James, who served as interim principal last year.
“We welcome Mr. Rauch to our district. His understanding of the importance of middle level education as the bridge between elementary an ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2015 3:58:29 AM
The boards of education in Canajoharie and Fort Plain have named Jennifer Schwabrow as the new director of special education for both districts.
A Canajoharie special education teacher for the past nine years, Schwabrow replaces the two districts’ former shared director of special education, Theodore Arndt, who left the position at the end of the 2014-15 school year to return to classroom teaching.
“We’re excited to welcome Mrs. Schwabrow to our administrative team,” Cana ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:54:37 PM
FORT PLAIN -- All students in Fort Plain's Harry Hoag Elementary School, pre-k through sixth grades, will eat both breakfast and lunch for free this year.
Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the National School Lunch Program now includes a universal meal program that eliminates the need for household applications for free/reduced meals in high-poverty schools.
This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). To be eligible for this program, schools m ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:53:12 PM
-- Locals to attend Colgate University
HAMILTON -- The following local students are members of the Colgate University bicentennial Class of 2019: Tyler Smith, of St. Johnsville, a graduate of Dolgeville Central School; and Christina Towse, of Canajoharie, a graduate of Canajoharie Central School.
Of the 8,722 applications to Colgate last year, just 26 percent were accepted. The average high school GPA for accepted students was 3.8 out of 4.0.
-- Eckler receives Deans' Award at SUNY Oswego
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:45:58 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School has announced its Honor Roll and High Honor Roll students for the fourth marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.
-- High Honor Roll
Dylan Barnes, Kendra Breton Connor Ferrara
Skyler Ferrara, Jaslynn Leach, Abigail Miller Emileigh Moore, Natazia Vinqua
Josephine Brundage Cameron DiMartino, Jayda Estey
Kamden Battisti, Nicholas Buccolo, Sydney Eggleston, Lucas Frederick, Brynn ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:44:37 PM
-- Corrigan to attend SUNY Albany in the fall
ALBANY -- Grace Corrigan, of Canajoharie, recently attended freshman orientation at the University of Albany. She's planning to attend in the fall semester, which begins August 26.
-- Winsman earns Dean's High Honors at Utica College
UTICA -- William T. Winsman, a Business-Economics major from Palatine Bridge, has been named to the spring 2015 Dean's High Honors list at Utica College. To be named to this list, a student must earn 4.0.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:21:36 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education appointed Rebecca Gleason as the new principal at Canajoharie High School.
She will replace CHS Principal David Barnes, who after six years in the position announced his retirement earlier this year.
Gleason worked for 12 years in the Niskayuna Central School District including six years as the assistant high school principal and six years as a high school English teacher. Prior to coming to Canajoharie, she was an e ...
Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:01:01 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Awards totaling over $110,000 were administered to the Class of 2015 by the Scholarship Association of Fort Plain at the 120th graduation exercise of the Fort Plain Central School. This total includes awards and scholarships granted by the Scholarship Association and awards administered for individuals and organizations.
These awards are separate from the awards administered through the school.
The following is a list of graduates receiving scholarships and awards:
VFW Earl Stock M ...
Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:54:43 AM
-- Koch earns degree from Hartwick College
NELLISTON -- Chelsea Koch, of Nelliston, has successfully completed her studies at Hartwick College. Koch, daughter of Robert and Colleen Koch, majored in Biology and Chemistry, and Cognates for a second major. She participated in Honors Program, Ballroom Dance Club and Circle K International.
-- Locals named to Le Moyne College Dean's List
SYRACUSE -- The following local students have been named to the Dean's List at Le Moyne College for the 2015 spri ...
Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:51:29 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Numerous students participated in a five-week Summer Stars Program at East Hill Elementary School. The program's aim is to help students maintain and sharpen academic skills by participating in fun, hands-on activities that focus on science, math and English language arts.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:49:52 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- This July, approximately 65 children in seven different levels participated this year in the three-week Canajoharie Nellis Pool Summer Learn to Swim Program. Participants ranged from infants to advanced/competitive swimmers.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:41:24 AM
-- Eckler to attend SUNY Oswego
OSWEGO -- David W. Eckler, of Canajoharie, has reserved a place as an incoming freshman at SUNY Oswego. Fall 2015 classes begin Aug. 24. Eckler is a graduate of Canajoharie High School.
-- Kirkpatrick earns BS from SUNY Oneonta
ONEONTA -- Samuel Kirkpatrick, of Fort Plain, graduated from the State University at New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He was honored during the school's 126th commencement ceremony on May 16.
-- Locals named to R ...
Last Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:45:09 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District is seeking applicants for the vacant seat on the Board of Education. The board has asked Dr. Patrick Michel, HFM BOCES Superintendent, to conduct interviews of prospective candidates and make an appointment to the board.
Interested district residents are asked to contact Betsy Brown at (518) 568-2014, ext. 117 or email@example.com by July 17. Interviews will take place the week of July 20.