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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:30:31 PM
-- SUNY Potsdam awards scholarships to local students
POTSDAM -- The State University of New York at Potsdam has awarded scholarships, grants and awards to 998 students for the 2014-15 academic year. Accomplished local undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their achievements with support for their educational experience.
Included was Tara Schuyler, of Fort Plain, majoring in Criminal Justice Studies. Schuyler was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.
Also recognized wa ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:05:21 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On Friday, the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department presented a fire awareness and prevention session to D.H. Robbins Elementary School students, also taking the entire kindergarten class for a ride in their fire engines.
The morning program involved fire prevention education, and was followed by a presentation for Head Start and pre-kindergarten students in the auditorium.
The kindergarten class was then given the opportunity to live the expe ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:21:06 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Canajoharie Class of 1974 recently celebrated their 40th reunion.
The former Redskins class held their reunion at the home of classmate, Bernie Barnes, in St. Johnsville.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:31:41 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School Class of 1954 held its 60th class reunion Sept. 27 at Dome 49 in Fort Plain.
Classmates who were able to attend included: First row, Robert Dicks and Robert Shockley; second row, Carole Conrad Carter, Marlene Hoyer Etherton, Phyllis Waufle Jones, Barbara Palm, Simone Carpenter Oakley, Kathryn Patterson Watson, Shirley Knowlton Stetin, Betty Oldick Steele, Lydia Moore Shibley, Joyce Timmerman Gilbert and Robert Reese; third row, Charles Hage, Russell Hoyer, ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:29:55 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School has named the September Students of the Month. September's theme was school spirit. Students are nominated by teachers and fellow students. From left, freshmen Sam Field and Hunter Congdon, sophomores Geri Fredericks and Tyler Dillenbeck, juniors Samantha Miller and Tyler Bell and seniors Andrea Dingman and Morgan Chapman.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:28:15 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- Members of the Canajoharie Fire Department visited the East Hill Elementary School Monday, Oct. 6 in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters spent the entire day at the school providing important fire safety and prevention information to students and giving them an up-close look at firefighting equipment.
The theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 5-11, is "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month."
The Hagaman Fire Department also assisted throughout the ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:58:50 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- During Tuesday evening's Open House at OESJ High School, one of the big topics of discussion throughout the third-floor, Ninth Grade Academy, was the near-future integration of personal laptop computers. The district has purchased one for each freshman, with hopes to someday expand the program to the entire high school.
Each personal computer, an Asus, Windows 8.1 enabled, 64 bit machine, can be used as a laptop or a tablet, with touchscreen capab ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:58:08 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- On Friday night, people lined downtown Canajoharie streets for the first Homecoming Parade in a long time, organized by the recently re-formed CCS Booster Club, featuring numerous fire departments, and floats from school district sports programs, educators, businesses and groups.
The award for Best Float was given to Liberty, who dressed in flowing white costumes to honor the popular film "Frozen". Though there was only one prize awarded this year, C ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:36:49 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Frontier Communications Community Action Team (CAT) recently presented D.H. Robbins Elementary School students with a donated delivery of school supplies.
CAT is a group of employees who volunteer their time to help with community events, which has included collecting and distributing school supplies for many years. Each year, the team chooses a school district in their serving area to donate to.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:34:20 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Senior Carly Eckler and Sophomore Jonathan Mcculloch sell sandals on behalf of the senior class on Tuesday night during the OESJ High School Open House.
The senior class is raising money for their senior trip to Orlando, FL, where they'll perform in a concert with students from all across the United States. Other fundraising events are currently taking place or being planned, including a candy bar sale, local restaurant ticket sale, and an upco ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:07:08 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- Since reforming last year with a six-member roster, the Canajoharie Central School Booster Club has organized numerous fundraisers and events in an effort to bring in money for the district's sports programs.
The group's President Cherrie Fox stated of the Booster Club, "We encourage people to join. We would love nothing more than that. We're always looking for people to help."
Since reforming last year, the six member Booster Club has already made a ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:06:32 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
CANAJOHARIE -- This Friday, Canajoharie will celebrate Homecoming with a parade, carnival and highly-anticipated games, and students have been getting primed and pumped for the celebration all week.
Spirit Week started on Sunday, when a large group of students across numerous grades gathered downtown, with friends, parents and teachers, to decorate business windows. Normally, just junior and seniors students enrolled in sports programs gather to paint the windows, ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:10:57 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Students at Canajoharie High School geared up for the annual Homecoming festivities by participating in a "Spirit Week” Sept. 22-26.
Each day students wore different outfits to show their school spirit. Spirit Week included a pajama day as well as twin, wacky, class year and black and gold days.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:26:17 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The four-year-old children in the D.H. Robbins Elementary School Universal Pre-Kindergarten class have recently been discovering the use of technology in the classroom. In addition to taking a technology class, the students have desktop computers, a SMARTboard, and iPads in the classroom.
With a detailed lesson on how to use each device, students are enthusiastic to try them all. Kate Yoder, classroom teacher, says that using technology is the students’ favorite act ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:04:22 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Administrators were notified this week that Fort Plain Central School District has been awarded a $35,613 NYS Local Government Records Management Grant. This grant will allow the district to more efficiently access semi-active school files, producing a more streamlined system for handling record requests.
Currently, the district’s storage space for physical records, both in personnel offices and in the archive room, is very limited. Only active (current year and one year prio ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:03:45 AM
By JOSHUA THOMAS
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain's 56-student fifth grade class is currently immersed in a two week learning experience, part of the fifth grade social studies curriculum, wherein they will learn how to identify various land and water forms, eventually creating their own three dimensional maps.
Fifth Grade Teacher Cheryl Toomey explained the project, stating, "We study the western hemisphere -- North and South America --but they need to understand geography in general in o ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:34:01 AM
-- Colgate University announces local Dean's Award winners
HAMILTON -- Colgate University has announced spring 2014 Dean's Award recipients, including: Genevieve Trahan, of Ames, majoring in Biology; and Katie Mason, of Canajoharie, majoring in Physics.
The Dean's Award for academic excellence is given to students with a 3.30 or higher grade-point average while enrolled in 3.75 or more course hours.
-- Local named to Women's Cross Country Team
BURLINGTON, VT -- This fall, Sophomore Catie Corrig ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:31:41 AM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- OESJ High School students Samantha Mumford and Jeffrey Baker have been selected to the 2014 Area All-State Concert Band. The festival will be held on November 21 and 22 at SUNY Oneonta. Students are selected based on their New York State School Music Association Solo score from the previous school year. Mumford and Baker will be performing with select students from the region.